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Northern State University
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Institution Liaison: Peggy Hallstrom

Northern State University Passport Block

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

Students will be awarded the Interstate Passport at Northern State University once they complete the 6 SDBOR System General Education Goals and Requirements, a total of 30 credits. Students transferring in to NSU with a completed Passport from another Passport school will start with the SDBOR General Education Goals considered complete.

This block aligns with SDBOR System General Education Goal #2: Students will communicate effectively and responsibly through listening and speaking. Students must take one course from the approved Oral Communication list.

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

This block aligns with SDBOR Goal #1: Students will write effectively and responsibly and will understand and interpret the written expression of others. Students will satisfy this by taking both ENGL 101 and 201.

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

This block aligns with SDBOR Goal #5: Students will understand and apply fundamental mathematical processes and reasoning: Students must take one course from the Quantitative Literacy list.

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 102 College Algebra
MATH 103 Quantitative Literacy
MATH 104 Finite Math
MATH 120 Trigonometry
MATH 115 Pre-Calculus
MATH 121 Survey of Calculus
MATH 123 Calculus I

This block aligns with SDBOR Goal # 6: Students will understand the fundamental principles of natural sciences and apply scientific methods of inquiry to investigate the natural world. Students must take 2 lectures and co-requisite labs from the Natural Sciences list.

Natural Sciences
Courses in Natural Sciences
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101/101L Biology Survey & Lab
BIOL 151/151L General Biology I & Lab
BIOL 153/153L General Biology II & Lab
BIOL 211/211L Environmental Biology & Lab
BIOL 235/235L Introduction to Biotechnology & Lab
CHEM 106/106L Chemistry Survey & Lab
CHEM 108/108L Organic & Biochemistry & Lab
CHEM 112/112L General Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 114/114L General Chemistry II & Lab
GEOL 101/101L General Geology & Lab
GEOG 131/131L Physical Geology:Weather & Climate & Lab
GEOG 132/132L Physical Geology: Natural Landscape & Lab
MICR 231/231L General Microbiology & 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 211/211L University Physics I & Lab
PHYS 213/213L University Physics II & Lab

This block along with the Creative Expression block align with SDBOR Goal #4: Students will understand the diversity and complexity of the human experience through the study of the arts and humanities. Students must take two courses with different prefixes from the two lists. Students can accomplish by taking 3 credits from the Creative Expression list and 1 course from the Human Cultures list.

Human Cultures
Courses in Human Cultures
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
FREN 101 Introductiory French I
FREN 102 Introductory French II
FREN 201 Intermediate French I
FREN 202 Intermediate French II
GER 101 Introductory German I
GER 102 Introductory German II
GER 201 Intermediate German I
GER 202 Intermediate German II
GREE 101 Elementary Greek
HIST 121 Western Civilization I
HIST 122 Western Civilization II
LATI 101 Elementary Latin
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic
RUSS 101 Introductiory Russian I
RUSS 102 Introductory Russian II
SPAN 101 Introductory Spanish I
SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish II
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
ARTH 100 Art Appreciation
ARTH 211 History of World Art I
ARTH 212 History of World Art II
MUS 100 Music Appreciation

Skills are acquired courses taken for other areas from the list below. There are no specific credit requirements for this area.

Critical Thinking
Courses in Critical Thinking
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 101 Composition I
ENGL 201 Composition II
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
EGNL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
ENGL 284 Introduction to Criticism
SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech
SPCM 215 Public Speaking
SPCM 222 Argument and Debate
HIST 151 US History I
HIST 152 US History II
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 150 Social Problems
GEOG 200 Intro to Human Geography
ART 121 Design I 2D
ARTH 212 History of World Art II
MATH 103 Quantitative Literacy
MATH 102 College Algebra
BIOL 101 Biology Survey I
BIOL 151 General Biology I
BIOL 153 General Biology II
CHEM 106 Chemistry Survey
CHEM 108 Organic and Biochemistry
CHEM 112 General Chemistry I
CHEM 114 General Chemistry II
PHYS 111 Introduction to Physics I
PHYS 113 Introduction to Physics II
PHYS 211 University Physics I
PHYS 213 University Physics II
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic
POLS 206 Human nature & Human Values
POLS 250 World Politics

This block along with the Human Cultures block align with SDBOR Goal #4: Students will understand the diversity and complexity of the human experience through the study of the arts and humanities. Students must take two courses with different prefixes from the two lists. Students can accomplish by taking 3 credits from the Creative Expression list and 1 course from the Human Cultures list.

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
ART 211 Drawing III-Figurative
ART 231 Painting I
ART 241 Sculpture I
ART 251 Ceramics I
ART 281 Printmaking I
ARTH 100 Art Appreciation
ARTH 211 History of World Art I
ARTH 212 History of World Art II
MUEN 100 Concert Choir
MUEN 107 Opera Workshop
MUEN 110 Orchestra
MUEN 120 Marching Band
MUEN 121 Symphonic Band
MUEN 122 Concert Band
MUEN 150 Woodwind Ensemble
MUEN 160 Brass Ensemble
MUEN 170 Percussion Ensemble
MUEN 180 Jazz Ensemble
MUS 100 Music Appreciation
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
THEA 131 Introduction to Acting
THEA 241 Stagecraft
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

Skills are acquired through courses in the other areas including courses with labs, communications courses and theatre/acting courses. There are no specific credit requirements for this area.

This block aligns with SDBOR Goal #3: Students will understand the organization, potential, and diversity of the human community through study of social sciences. Students must take two courses with different prefixes from the Human Society and The Individual list.

Human Society and The Individual
Courses in Human Society and The Individual
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 210 Cultural Anthropology
CJUS 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 200 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 210 World Regional Geography
GEOG 212 Geography of North America
HIST 151 US History I
HIST 152 US History II
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 210 State and Local Government
POLS 250 World Politics
PSYC 101 General Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 150 Social Problems
SOC 250 Courtship and Marriage



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