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General education is one way that SOU supports a student's learning of basic foundational skills and of how to become a productive member of society. At SOU we believe that learning to communicate effectively and to evaluate information and ideas are essential attributes of an educated person. We also want students to gain a broad understanding of the world and all its diversity.

The University Studies program is a dynamic general education program that is based on these student-learning outcomes. This program reflects SOU's and the Oregon University System's outcomes-based approach to curriculum development. Each course is aimed to deliver you skills or intellectual development, measured in goals and proficiencies, aimed to prepare you for a successful, productive life.

Students entering SOU with transfer credit from an accredited institution must meet one of the following lower division general education requirement options listed below. In addition, all students must complete three upper division university studies integration courses at SOU. Students entering SOU with transfer credit will be assigned to one of the following options:

Option 1. Completion of SOU's University Studies requirements (see www.sou.edu/access/acadvising/).

Option 2. Completion of an Associate of Arts-Oregon Transfer (AAOT), Associate of Science-Oregon Transfer (ASOT) degree, Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) as certified by an Oregon community college, Direct Transfer Associate Degree (DTA) as certified by a Washington college, or an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA/AS Transfer) as certified by a California Community College.

Option 3. Completion of general education requirements at an accredited four-year institution of higher education. Students must provide documentation from the institution stating that general education requirements were met.

Option 4. Completion of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University (CSU) requirement, or an Articulated Program Agreement with Southern Oregon University.. Students must provide documentation stating this curriculum was completed.

Fall 2013- Summer 2014

University Studies Transfer Requirements University Studies Transfer Requirements PDF Document

Writing/Oral Communication:

Courses equivalent to WR 121, 122, (Comp I and II) and Comm 125 - Interpersonal Comm, Comm 210 - Public Speaking, Comm 225 - Small Group Comm, or Comm 310 - Advanced Public Speaking. OR USem 101, 102 & 103. C- or better in each class. * If a student transfers in with WR 121 only, then they will take USem 102 and 103. If a student transfers in two of the three, requirements the third class can be completed at SOU.

Mathematics:

4 credits of college-level math from courses that require intermediate algebra or two years of high school algebra as prerequisite. See Academic Support Programs for Math Placement - 541-552-6213

Humanities:

(minimum 9 credits) Two- three lower division courses from Humanities, Art, Communication, English, Foreign Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater Arts, or General Humanities. (non-studio)

Social Science:

(minimum 9 credits) Two- three lower division courses from Anthropology, Criminology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, General Social Science, and Women's Studies.

Science:

(minimum 11 credits/two with lab) Two- three lower division courses, with at least two having labs, from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Physical Geography, Geology, Physics, and General Science.

UPPER DIVISION INTEGRATION:

Students must complete one upper division course in each area.Maximum of two may be in your major and/or per suject. Must be an approved Upper Division Integration Course as listed below:

H. - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

(Select one of the following courses) 3-4 credits

Arth 330-Art, Culture, and Technological Change

BA 450 - Using GIS in Business

Bi 351/353 – Microbiology and Lab

 

 

Bi 381, 382, 383 – New Sciences of Complexity / Biology and Society / Microbial World

Bi 384 – Ethnobotany and Cross Cultural Communication

 

 

BI 385, 386 - Women in Science / Forest Ecology & Management

 

 

Bi 388, 480 –Conservation of Natural Resources / Biological Illustration

 

 

CH 300 – Forensic Investigation: Seeking Justice through Science

 

 

Comm 460d - Technology, Communication, and Culture

CS/CCJ 346 – Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence

Engr/PH 306-Sustainability: Materials Technology and Design

 

 

ES 379 - Biodiversity

 

 

ES/Geog 386 – Environmental Data Analysis

Ed 437 - Scientific Inquiry in Teaching

 

 

Geog/G 481 – Geomorphology

Geog 482 – Climatology

 

 

G 330, 353 – Metals and Civilization / Oceanography

 

 

ïG 360 – Environmental Geology

 

 

HST 421 – Environmental History

 

 

ïPH 308,309,310–Energy and the Environ/ Energy Alternatives/ Energy Policy

 

 

PH 312, 313  – Space, Time and the Cosmos /Acoustics, Sound & Music

PH 314, 315 – Light, Vision & Optical Phenomena / Cosmology

 

 

PH 361/ENGR 323 – Digital Electronics

 

 

PHL 329 – Science and Religion

ïPHL 330 – Science, Democracy and Citizenship

 

 

PHL/SC 339 – History and Philosophy of Science

 

 

PS 340 – Law Science & the Environment

 

 

I. - CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

(Select one of the following courses) 3-4 credits

ïAnth 310 - American Culture

 

 

ïAnth 336 – Topics in Global and Local Interconnections

 

 

ArtH 345 – Activist Art

 

 

BA 320 – Business, Government & Nonprofits

 

 

ïBA 475 – Organizational Behavior

BA 480 – Nonprofit Theory and Leadership

BA 481 – Principles of Human Resource Management

BA 483, 490 - Sustainable Org. Leadership/Case Studies of Corporate Sustainability

Comm 332 - Discourse Analysis of Social Problems

Comm 343 – Argumentation, Debate & Critical Thinking

 

 

Comm 460b - Communication & Third World Development

 

 

CCJ 430 – Crime Control Theories and Policies

CCJ 460 - Comparative Criminal Justice

 

 

Ec 325, 340 – Labor Economics / Gender Issues in Economics

 

 

Ed 459 – Foundations of Education

 

 

Eng 315 – Studies in Autobiographical Writing

 

 

Eng/Wr 410 – Community Engagement Writing: Internships/Practica

 

 

Geog 350 - Urban Environments

 

 

Geog/IS 360 -Global Issues in Politics, Population, Develop. & the Environ.

 

 

Geog/SSPC 439 - Land use Planning

 

 

Geog 440 - Planning Issues

 

 

ïG 360 – Environmental Geology

 

 

HE 331, 362 – Environmental Health / Community Health

 

 

HE 444, 453 – Sexuality Education / Drugs and Society

 

 

Hst /PS 382 – Vietnam War and Film

 

 

ïPH 308,309,310–Energy and the Environ/ Energy Alternatives/ Energy Policy

 

 

PHL/CS 310 – IT Ethical and Legal Issues

 

 

ïPHL 330 – Science, Democracy and Citizenship

 

 

PS 310 - Mass Media & Politics

 

 

Psy 445 - Organizational Psychology

 

 

Psy 498&499 - Psychology Capstone-Project/Internship (BOTH)

 

 

Soc 304 - Poverty, Family & Policy

 

 

Soc 310, 320 – Community Studies / Schools and Society

 

 

WR 312, 329 - Writing Workshop for Teachers / Grant Writing

 

 

J. - DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL AWARENESS

(Select one of the following classes) 3-4 credits

ïAnth 310 - American Culture

 

 

Anth 317,318,319 -Pacific Cultures/Native N. America/Cultures of the World

Anth 334 - Anthropological Perspectives on the Native American Frontier

 

 

ïAnth 336 – Topics in Global and Local Interconnections

 

 

ArtH/Mus311 – Art and Music of the 20th Century - Present

 

 

ArtH 344, 431 – Art, Culture, & Politics/ Italian Renaissance Art & Culture

 

 

ArtH 450 – Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Art

 

 

BA 447, 477 - International Marketing / International Business

 

 

ïBA 475 - Organizational Behavior

 

 

CCJ 361 – Juvenile Delinquency

 

 

Comm 441 - International Communications

 

 

Comm 460a/c - Women Transforming Language/Culture, Identity and Comm.

 

 

ED 438, 460 – Children Around the World/ Diversity

Eng/ED 398 – Teaching Global Perspectives through Children’s Literature

Eng/GSWS 341 -Class, Culture & Feminism

 

 

Eng 447 – Chicano Subjectivities & Religious Perspectives

Eng 448a – Major Authors: Toni Morrison

Eng 454 – American Multicultural Literature

 

 

Eng 455 – World Lit: Contemporary Chinese OR Contemporary West African

 

 

Eng 457, 491 – Postcolonial Literature and Theory/History of the English Language

 

 

FR 314 - French Culture, Composition and Conversation

 

 

FR 427 – Noncontinental Francophone Literature

 

 

Geog 330 - The Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

 

 

Geog 336, 338 - The Geography of East,  Southeast Asia/Central & Southwest Asia

 

 

GL 301 – German Culture, Conversation & Composition

GSWS 302, 417 - Contemporary US Women’s Movements/ Sexual Politics in US History

Hst 320, 380 - Religion in America/ War in the Modern World

Mus 360, 361, 362 – History of Music

 

 

PS/IS 350 - World Politics

 

 

Psy 313, 369 – Human Behavior and Film / Human Sexuality

 

 

Psy 432, 479 – Personality / Abnormal Psychology

 

 

Soc 333,340, 343 - Global Media and Culture/Sociology of Gender Roles / Gender and the Body

 

 

TA 349 – Fashion through the Centuries

* can only be used to satisfy one integration requirement