UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
For a full description of the Goals and Objectives including revisions, refer to the Faculty Senate General Education Goals, Criteria and Outcomes.
GOAL ONE: COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY: Students will demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak, and listen effectively.
CW (Communication - Reading and Writing) - select one course
CS (Communication - Speaking and Listening) - select one course
CA (Advanced Communication) - select one course
GOAL TWO: DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF PAST AND PRESENT HUMAN ENDEAVOR: Describe the diverse ways of thinking that underlie the search for knowledge in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
SB (Social and Behavioral Sciences) - select two courses (Courses taken under both SB and HF designators must be from different disciplinary prefixes)
HF (Humanities and Fine Arts) – select two courses (Courses taken under both SB and HF designators must be from different disciplinary prefixes)
GOAL THREE: APPLY SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES TO THE NATURAL WORLD: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of quantitative and qualitative scientific reasoning.
M (Mathematics) - select one course
SI (Scientific Inquiry) - select two courses (The courses taken under SI must be from different disciplinary prefixes. For example, you cannot take two Biology course, but could take a Biology course and a Chemistry course)
GOAL FIVE: EVALUATE INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY TO SELF, SOCIETY, AND THE WORLD: Students will make and defend judgments with respect to individual conduct and well being, citizenship, and stewardship of the environment.
HW (Personal Health and Wellness) - select 1 course
EC (Ethical Citizenship) – select one course
The purpose of the UWRF General Education program is to facilitate the acquisition and integration of knowledge, abilities, and ethics in order to form a foundation for lifelong learning.
The interdisciplinary foundation includes the ability to communicate effectively; to demonstrate knowledge of past and present human endeavor; apply scientific principles to the human and natural world; and to evaluate individual responsibility to self, society, and the world.