INSTITUTION INFORMATION

North Dakota State College of Science
WAHPETON & FARGO, North Dakota
Institution Liaison: Jeffrey Hart

Last Updated: 2020-11-24



North Dakota State College of Science Passport Block

The Passport Block listed here is for general information only. Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

PASSPORT BLOCK OVERVIEW

The North Dakota State College of Science developed its Interstate Passport Block within the parameters of its own General Education requirements and the North Dakota University System's General Education Requirements Transfer Agreement. The NDUS GERTA provides for the transfer of approved general education courses within and among the North Dakota University System institutions. The North Dakota State College of Science requires the following for completion of general education: Communication-nine credits, History and Humanities-six credits, Social and Behavioral Sciences-eight credits, Math, Science, and Computer-thirteen credits, (must include one lab science, one math,and one computer science course), and Wellness- two credits. 

NDSCS's Passport Block was developed by the General Education Assessment Committee, which selected applicable courses in each of the nine required content areas. The General Education Assessment Committee is the campus organization responsible for approving new courses for the NDUS GERTA, and is also responsible for verifying existing courses for general education outcomes. 

Students may apply a specific course to only one Passport Knowledge/Skill Area. 


ORAL COMMUNICATION

Students must successfully complete COMM 110 -Fundamentals of Public Speaking to achieve the Oral Communication Passport Learning Outcomes.

Courses in Oral Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

COMM

110

Fundamentals of Public Speaking




WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Students must successfully complete ENGL 110 and ENGL 120, or ENGL 110 and ENGL 125, or ENGL 120 to achieve the Written Communication Passport Learning Outcomes.

Courses in Written Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

110

College Composition I

ENGL

120

College Composition II

ENGL

125

Introduction to Professional Writing




QUANTITATIVE LITERACY

Students must successfully complete at least one of the following courses to achieve the Quantitative Literacy Passport Learning Outcomes.

Courses in Quantitative Literacy

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

MATH

103

College Algebra

MATH

104

Finite Math

MATH

107

Precalculus

MATH

146

Applied Calculus I

MATH

165

Calculus I

MATH

166

Calculus II

MATH

210

Elementary Statistics

MATH

265

Calculus III




NATURAL SCIENCES

Students may complete the Natural Sciences requirement, which requires learning outcomes in both Physical and Life Sciences in one of the following ways.

1. Take one course each from the BIOL category and the CHEM category. 

2. Take BIOL 124: Environmental Science.  

Either pathway requires the corequisite lab of the selected course to achieve the Natural Science Passport Learning Oucomes. 

Courses in Physical Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

CHEM

115

Introduction to Chemistry*

CHEM

116

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

CHEM

121

General Chemistry I*

CHEM

122

General Chemistry II*

CHEM

241

Organic Chemistry I*


Courses in Life Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

111

Concepts of Biology*

BIOL

115

Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology*

BIOL

124

Environmental Science*

BIOL

150

General Biology I*

BIOL

151

General Biology II*

BIOL

220

Anatomy and Physiology I*

BIOL

221

Anatomy and Physiology II*

MICR

202

Introductory Microbiology*




HUMAN CULTURES

Students must successfully complete one of the following courses in order to achieve the Human Cultures Passport Learning Outcomes. 

Courses in Human Cultures

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

232

Mythology

HIST

101

Western Civilization I

HIST

102

Western Civilization II

HIST

207

United States and Current World Affairs

MUSC

100

Music Appreciation

POLS

103

Global Politics in a Multicultural World

RELS

203

World Religions

SOC

221

Minority Relations




CRITICAL THINKING

Students must successfully complete one of the following courses to achieve the Critical Thinking Passport Learning Outcomes. Chemistry and Physics courses require completion of the corequisite lab course. If a course listed here was used to fulfill the requirement in another knowledge/skill area, it cannot be used to fulfill the Critical Thinking skill outcome. 

For instance, if a student completes CHEM 121 and BIOL 151 to fulifl the Natural Sciences outcome, the CHEM 121 course could not be used in this area. 

Courses in Critical Thinking

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

CHEM

121

General Chemistry I*

CHEM

122

General Chemistry II*

CHEM

241

Organic Chemistry I*

CSCI

160

Computer Science I

CSCI

161

Computer Science II

ECON

201

Microeconomics

ECON

202

Macroeconomics

ENGL

120

College Composition II

PHYS

211

College Physics I*

PHYS

212

College Physics II*




CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Students must choose one of the following courses or complete a Creative Expression portfolio in combination with a non-listed course, subject to approval of the General Education Assessment committee to achieve the Creative Expression Passport Learning Outcomes. If choosing ENGL 232 Mythology, the course must be taken for three credits. Student choosing MUSC 122 must also take the corequisite MUSC 123.

Courses in Creative Expression

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

211

Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGL

232

Mythology

MUSC

122

Music Theory I

MUSC

123

Aural Skills I


Learning Opportunities in Creative Expression

Required

Description

Creative Expression Portfolio



TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

Students must combine PSYC 100, PSYC 111, or SOC 110 with at least one of the Organizational Learning opportunities to meet the Teamwork and Value Systems Passport Learning Outcomes. 

Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

PSYC

100

Human Relations in Organizations.

PSYC

111

Introduction to Psychology

SOC

110

Introduction to Sociology


Learning Opportunities in Teamwork and Value Systems

Required

Description

Student Senate

Campus Activities Board

College Ambassadors

Science of Leadership

Campus Organization Officer



HUMAN SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

Students must successfully complete one of the following courses to meet the Human Society and the Individual Passport Learning Outcomes.

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

CJ

201

Introduction to Criminal Justice

POLS

115

American Government

POLS

116

State and Local Government

PSYC

111

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC

250

Developmental Psychology

PSYC

270

Abnormal Psychology

SOC

110

Introduction to Sociology

SOC

115

Social Problems

SOC

220

Family





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