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Black Hills State University
Spearfish, South Dakota
Institution Liaison: April Meeker

Black Hills State University Passport Block

The Passport Block listed here is for general information only. Students must see the institution's website http://www.bhsu.edu for access to the official block.

Black Hills State University will award the Interstate Passport to students who complete all 6 SDBOR General Education Goals totaling 30 credits. The 6 SDBOR General Education Goals will be considered met for students transferring to BHSU with a completed Passport from another Passport school. For a complete explanation of the requirements and learning outcomes for the SDBOR General Education Goals, go to www.bhsu.edu/academics.

Students must take one course from the approved Oral Communication list. This course will satisfy SDBOR General Education Goal #2.

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech
SPCM 215 Public Speaking
SPCM 222 Argumentation & Debate

Students must take both ENGL 101 and 201 which will satisfy SDBOR General Education Goal #1.

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 101 Composition I
ENGL 201 Composition II

Students must take one course from the approved Quantitative Literacy list. This course will satisfy SDBOR General Education Goal #5.

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 102 College Algebra
MATH 103 Quantitative Literacy
MATH 104 Finite Mathematics
MATH 115 Precalculus
MATH 120 Trigonometry
MATH 121 Survey of Calculus
MATH 123 Calculus I
MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics

Students must take two courses with corresponding labs from the approved Natural Sciences list. These courses will satisfy SDBOR General Education Goal #6.

Natural Sciences
Courses in Natural Sciences
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101/101L Biology Survey I & Lab
BIOL 103/103L Biology Survey II & Lab
BIOL 151/151L General Biology I & Lab
BIOL 153/153L General Biology II & Lab
CHEM 106/106L Chemistry Survey & Lab
CHEM 107/107L Organic & Biochemistry Survey & Lab
CHEM 112/112L General Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 114/114L General Chemistry II & Lab
GEOL 201/201L Physical Geology & Lab
GEOL 203/203L Historical Geology & Lab
PHYS 101/101L Survey of Physics & Lab
PHYS 111/111L Introduction to Physics I & Lab
PHYS 113/113L Introduction to Physics II & Lab
PHYS 185/185L Introduction to Astronomy I & Lab
PHYS 211/211L University Physics I & Lab
PHYS 213/213L University Physics II & Lab

Courses from the Human Cultures and Creative Expression lists will satisfy SDBOR General Education Goal #4. Students must take one approved course from each area. The two courses must be from different subjects.

Human Cultures
Courses in Human Cultures
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AIS 101 Introductory Lakota I
AIS 102 Introductory Lakota II
AIS 251 American Indian Art History
ARTH 100 Art Appreciation
ARTH 211 History of World Art I
ARTH 212 History of World Art II
ARTH 251 American Indian Art History
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 211 World Literature I
ENGL 212 World Literature II
ENGL 214 American Indian Literature
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
GER 101 Introductory German I
GER 102 Introductory German II
HIST 121 Western Civilization I
HIST 122 Western Civilization II
LAKL 101 Introductory Lakota I
LAKL 102 Introductory Lakota II
MUS 100 Music Appreciation
MUS 240 Music Cultures of the World
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 220 Introduction to Ethics
SPAN 101 Introductory Spanish I
SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish II

ENGL 101 and ENGL 201, which are required to fulfill the Written Communication block, will also meet the learning outcomes for the Critical Thinking block. No additional courses are required for this area.

Critical Thinking
Courses in Critical Thinking
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title

Courses from the Creative Expression and Human Cultures lists will satisfy SDBOR General Education Goal #4. Students must take one approved course from each area. The two courses must be from different subjects.

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 111 Drawing I
ART 112 Drawing II
ART 121 Design I 2D
ART 123 Three Dimensional Design
ARTH 100 Art Appreciation
ARTH 211 History of World Art I
ARTH 212 History of World Art II
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 211 World Literature I
ENGL 212 World Literature II
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
ENGL 248 Women in Literature
ENGL 256 Literature of the American West
MUS 100 Music Appreciation
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
THEA 131 Introduction to Acting


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

The Teamwork and Value Systems learning outcomes are achieved through the science lectures and labs used to fulfill the Natural Sciences block. No additional courses are required for this area.

Teamwork and Value Systems
Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title

Students must take two courses from the approved Human Society and The Individual list. These courses will satisfy SDBOR General Education Goal #3. The two courses must be from different subjects.

Human Society and the Individual
Courses in Human Society and the Individual
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AIS 257 Early American Indian History & Culture
ANTH 210 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 101 Introduction to Geography
GEOG 210 World Regional Geography
HIST 151 United States History I
HIST 152 United States History II
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 141 Governments of the World
POLS 210 State & Local Government
POLS 250 Introduction to International Relations
PSYC 101 General Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 150 Social Problems



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