UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

General Education Requirements

2014/2015 - Present

For a full description of the Goals and Objectives including revisions, refer to the Faculty Senate General Education Goals, Criteria and Outcomes.

Approved Courses

GOAL ONE: COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY: Students will demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak, and listen effectively.

CW (Communication - Reading and Writing) - select one course

  • ENGL 100 Academic Reading and Writing (3)
  • ENGL 101 Freshman English for International Students I (3)

CS (Communication - Speaking and Listening) - select one course

CA (Advanced Communication) - select one course

  • ENGL 200 Investigating Ideas: Reading, Writing, & the Disciplines (3)
  • ENGL 201 Freshman English for International Students II (3)

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)

  • ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
  • ECON 100 Modern Economics (3)
  • ECON 150 International Economics Issues (3)
  • ESM 107 Planning for a Sustainable Society (3)
  • GEOG 120 Human Geography (3)
  • HIST 100 Defining Theses in U.S. History (3)
  • HIST 101 Origins of Civilization (3)
  • HIST 102 History of the Modern World, 1500-Present (3)
  • HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization (3)
  • HIST 333 Silk, Spices, and Silver: The Making of the Global Exchange System to 1700 (g) (3)
  • HIST 336 Traditional East Asia, Prehistory-1800 (g) (3)
  • INTS 200 Introduction to International Studies (g) (3)
  • MNGT 250 Global Business & Society (3)
  • POLS 110 Controversies in Politics (3)
  • POLS 114 American Government and Politics (3)
  • POLS 220/JOUR 220 Introduction to Public Opinion and Political Behavior (3)
  • POLS 245 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
  • POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations (3)
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)

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

  • ANSC 115 Animal Welfare (3)
  • CRIM 130 Introduction to Crime, Law, and Society (3)
  • CSIS 120 Technology and Cyberspace: Ethics and Issues (3)
  • ENGL 205 Literature of War:Culture and Ethics (3)
  • ENGL 228 Literature of Environmental Justice (3)
  • ENGL 230 International Short Story (3)
  • ENGL 310 U.S. Environmental Literature (3)
  • ENGL 313 The Rhetorical Narrative of (Dis)ability (3)
  • ENGL 374 Cyberliteracy and Writing on the Web (3)
  • ESM 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)
  • FINC 210 Personal Finance (3)
  • GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (3)
  • JOUR 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
  • MNGT 250 Global Business and Society (3)
  • PHIL 201 Human Nature, Ethics and the Natural World (3)
  • PHIL 220 Bioethics (3)
  • PHIL 224 Existentialism (3)
  • PHIL 304 Business Ethics (3)
  • PLSC 120 Plants and Society (3)
  • POLS 114 American Government and Politics (3)
  • POLS 230 Introduction to Political Philosophy and Ideology (3)
  • SOWK 150 Introduction to Social Work (3)
  • TED 326 Place-Based Science for Early Childhood Educators (3)
  • THEA 110 Sustainability from the Perspective of the Arts (3)

UWRF General Education Mission Statement

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.