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MEMBER INFORMATION

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
South Dakota
Institution Liaison: Kate Alley

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Passport Block

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

One course is required.  Speech 101 listed below is a 3-credit class.

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech

Two classes are required to meet the written communication requirement.  All of the courses listed below are 3-credit classes.

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 101 Composition I
ENGL 279 Technical Communications I
ENGL 289 Technical Communications II

One class is required to meet the quantitative literacy requirement. Of the courses listed below, college algebra and trigonometry are 3-credit classes.  Calculus I is a 4-credit class.

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
Math 102 College Algebra
Math 120 Trigonometry
Math 123 Calculus I

Two courses are required.  The natural sciences courses listed below are each 3-credit classes.  The labs are 1-credit classes.  A total of 6 credits (i.e., two classes) is required to meet this requirement.  Students often take the labs in addition to meet the requirements of their major program of study.

Natural Sciences
Courses in Natural Sciences
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
Biol 151 & lab General Biology I and Lab
Chem 106 & lab Chemistry Survey and Lab
Chem 108 & lab Organic and Biochemistry and Lab
Chem 112 & lab General Chemistry I and Lab
Chem 114 & lab General Chemistry II and Lab
Biol 153 & lab General Biology II and Lab
Geol 201 & lab Physical Geology and Lab
Phys 111 & lab Introduction to Physics I and Lab
Phys 113 & lab Introduction to Physics II and Lab
Phys 211 & lab University Physics I and Lab
Phys 213 & lab University Physics II and Lab

One class is required to meet the human cultures requirement.  All of the courses listed below are 3-credit classes.

Human Cultures
Courses in Human Cultures
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
Anth 210 Cultural Anthropology
Hist 151 US History I
Hist 152 US History II
Engl 210 Introduction to Literature
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
Ger 101 Introductory German I
Ger 102 Introductory German II
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
PHIL 233 Philosophy and Literature

SDSM&T does not have general education goals that specifically reference “critical thinking.”  However, the learning outcomes for critical thinking are imparted and reinforced in the General Education courses listed below. 

One course is required. All course listed below are 3-credits. 

Critical Thinking
Courses in Critical Thinking
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
Engl 101 Composition I
Engl 210 Introduction to Literature
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 250 Science Fiction
Psych 101 Introduction to Psychology
Soc 100 Introduction to Sociology
Soc 150 Social Problems
Geog 101 Introduction to Geography
Math 102 College Algebra
Biol 151 General Biology I
Biol 153 General Biology II
Chem 106 Chemistry Survey
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
Phil 220 Introduction to Ethics
Pols 100 American Government
Pols 165 Political Ideologies
Pols 250 World Politics
HiST 151 US History I
HIST 152 US History II

SDSM&T does not have general education goals that specifically reference “creative expression.”  However, the learning outcomes for creative expression are imparted and reinforced in the General Education courses listed below.

One course is required. Each course listed below is 3-credits. 

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
Art 111 Drawing I
Art 112 Drawing II
Art 211 Drawing III - figurative
Engl 210 Introduction to Literature
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 250 Science Fiction
MUS 117 Music in Performance


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

The Teamwork and Value Systems skills are achieved through courses completed for other areas including lab courses and communications courses.   


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

Two classes are required to meet the human society and the individual requirement.  All of the courses listed below are 3-credit classes.

Human Society
Courses in Human Society
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
Anth 210 Cultural Anthropology
Geog 101 Introduction to Geography
Hist 121 Western Civilization I
Hist 122 Western Civilization II
Hist 151 US History I
Hist 152 US History II
Pols 100 American Government
Pols 165 Political Ideologies
Psyc 101 General Psychology
Soc 100 Introduction to Sociology
Soc 150 Social Problems
Soc 250 Courtship and Marriage





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