INSTITUTION INFORMATION

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska
Institution Liaison: Alexandra Fitts

Last Updated: 2020-12-01



University of Alaska Fairbanks 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 University of Alaska Fairbanks general education requirements reflect the university's mission, vision and values through teaching as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples.


The University of Alaska Fairbanks general education requirement objectives and learning outcomes are to:

 

  1. Build knowledge of human institutions, sociocultural processes, and the physical and natural world through the study of the natural and social sciences, technologies, mathematics, humanities, histories, languages and the arts.
  2. Develop intellectual and practical skills across the curriculum, including inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication, information literacy, technological competence, and collaborative learning.

  3. Acquire tools for effective civic engagement in local through global contexts, including ethical reasoning, intercultural competence, and knowledge of Alaska and Alaska issues. 

  4. Integrate and apply learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies, adapting them to new settings, questions and responsibilities, and forming a foundation for lifelong learning.

Passport template UAF.pdf


ORAL COMMUNICATION

 Take one course from the list. 

 

Courses in Oral Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

COJO

F121X

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

COJO

F131X

Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context

COJO

F141X

Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context




WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Students must take WRTG F111X and one additional course from the list.

Courses in Written Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

WRTG

F111X

Writing Across Contexts

WRTG

F211X

Writing and the Humanities

WRTG

F212X

Writing and the Professions

WRTG

F213X

Writing and the Sciences

WRTG

F214X

Arguing Across Contexts




QUANTITATIVE LITERACY

Students must take one course from the list. 

Courses in Quantitative Literacy

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

MATH

F113X

Numbers and Society

MATH

F114X

Patterns and Society

MATH

F122X

Essential Precalculus with Applications

MATH

F151X

College Algebra for Calculus

MATH

F152X

Trigonometry

MATH

F156X

Precalculus

MATH

F230X

Essential Calculus with Applications

MATH

F251X

Calculus I

MATH

F252X

Calculus II

MATH

F253X

Calculus III

STAT

F200X

Elementary Statistics




NATURAL SCIENCES

 Take two courses from any of the lists below. Each course consists of a lecture and lab component.

Courses in Physical Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ATM

F101X

Weather and Climate of Alaska

CHEM

F103X

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHEM

F105X

General Chemistry I

CHEM

F106X

General Chemistry II

GEOG

F111X

Earth and Environment: Elements of Physical Geography

GEOS

F101X

The Dynamic Earth

GEOS

F112X

The History of Earth and Life

GEOS

F120X

Glaciers, Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Past, Present and Future

PHYS

F102X

Energy and Society

PHYS

F115X

Physical Sciences

PHYS

F123X

College Physics I

PHYS

F124X

College Physics II

PHYS

F165X

Introduction to Astronomy

PHYS

F211X

General Physics I

PHYS

F212X

General Physics II

PHYS

F213X

Elementary Modern Physics


Courses in Life Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

F100X

Human Biology

BIOL

F103X

Biology and Society

BIOL

F104X

Natural History of Alaska

BIOL

F111X

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL

F112X

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL

F115X

Fundamentals of Biology I

BIOL

F116X

Fundamentals of Biology II

BIOL

F120X

Introduction to Human Nutrition

CHEM

F100X

Chemistry in Complex Systems

CHEM

F104X

Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry


Courses in Life and Physical Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

CHEM

F111X

Introduction to Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic

GEOS

F106X

Life in the Age of Dinosaurs

MSL

F111X

The Oceans




HUMAN CULTURES

Take one course from the list. Additionally, students must take an additional course from either Human Cultures, Creative Expression, or Human Society and the Individual. 

Courses in Human Cultures

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ANL

F141X

Beginning Dene/ Beginning Athabascan I

ANL

F142X

Beginning Dene/ Beginning Athabascan II

ANL

F251X

Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics

ANL

F255X

Introduction to Alaska Native Languages

ASLG

F101X

American Sign Language I

ASLG

F202X

American Sign Language II

CHNS

F101X

Elementary Chinese I

CHNS

F102X

Elementary Chinese II

COJO

F101X

Media and Culture

COJO

F102X

Introduction to Broadcasting

ENGL

F270X

Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGL/FL

F20oX

World Literature

FREN

F101X

Elementary French I

FREN

F102X

Elementary French II

GER

F101X

Elementary German I

GER

F102X

Elementary German II

INU

F111X

Elementary Inupiaq I

INU

F112X

Elementary Inupiaq II

JPN

F101X

Elementary Japanese I

JPN

F102X

Elementary Japanese II

LAT

F101X

Beginning Latin I

LAT

F102X

Beginning Latin II

LING

F101X

Nature of Language

LING

F216X

Languages of the World

PHIL

F102X

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL

F104X

Logic and Reasoning

RELG

F221X

Religions of the World

RUSS

F101X

Elementary Russian I

RUSS

F102X

Elementary Russian II

SPAN

F101X

Elementary Spanish I

SPAN

F102X

Elementary Spanish II

YUP

F101X

Elementary Central Yup'ik I

YUP

F102X

Elementary Central Yup'ik II




CRITICAL THINKING

 Take one course from the list. This course may double-count if it is taken to fulfill any one of the other categories. 

Courses in Critical Thinking

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ANL

F141X

Beginning Dene/ Beginning Athabascan I

ANL

F142X

Beginning Dene/ Beginning Athabascan II

ANL

F251X

Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics

ANL

F255X

Introduction to Alaska Native Languages

ANS

F202X

Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance

ANS/MUS/ACNS

F223X

Alaska Native Music

ART

F105X

Beginning Drawing

ART

F200X

Explorations in Art

ART

F261X

History of World Art

ART

F262X

History of World Art

ASLG

F101X

American Sign Language I

ASLG

F202X

American Sign Language II

ATM

F101X

Weather and Climate of Alaska

BIOL

F100X

Human Biology

BIOL

F103X

Biology and Society

BIOL

F104X

Natural History of Alaska

BIOL

F111X

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL

F112X

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL

F115X

Fundamentals of Biology I

BIOL

F116X

Fundamentals of Biology II

BIOL

F120X

Introduction to Human Nutrition

CHEM

F100X

Chemistry in Complex Systems

CHEM

F103X

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHEM

F104X

Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM

F105X

General Chemistry I

CHEM

F106X

General Chemistry II

CHEM

F111X

Introduction to Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic

COJO

F121X

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

COJO

F131X

Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context

COJO

F141X

Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context

COJO

F105X

History of the Cinema

FLPA

F121X

Fundamentals of Acting

FLPA

F200X

Discovering Stage & Screen

FLPA

F215X

Dramatic Literature and History

FLPA

F217X

Introduction to the Study of Film

GEOG

F111X

Earth and Environment: Elements of Physical Geography

GEOS

F101X

The Dynamic Earth

GEOS

F106X

Life in the Age of Dinosaurs

GEOS

F112X

The History of Earth and Life

GEOS

F120X

Glaciers, Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Past, Present and Future

HUM

F201X

Unity in the Arts

INU

F111X

Elementary Inupiaq I

INU

F112X

Elementary Inupiaq II

LING

F101X

Nature of Language

MATH

F113X

Numbers and Society

MATH

F114X

Patterns and Society

MATH

F122X

Essential Precalculus with Applications

MATH

F151X

College Algebra for Calculus

MATH

F152X

Trigonometry

MATH

F156X

Precalculus

MATH

F230X

Essential Calculus with Applications

MATH

F251X

Calculus I

MATH

F252X

Calculus II

MATH

F253X

Calculus III

MSL

F111X

The Oceans

MUS

F103X

Music Fundamentals

MUS

F125X

Enjoying Jazz

MUS

F200X

Explorations in Music

PHIL

F102X

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL

F104X

Logic and Reasoning

PHYS

F102X

Energy and Society

PHYS

F115X

Physical Sciences

PHYS

F123X

College Physics I

PHYS

F124X

College Physics II

PHYS

F165X

Introduction to Astronomy

PHYS

F211X

General Physics I

PHYS

F212X

General Physics II

PHYS

F213X

Elementary Modern Physics

RELG

F221X

Religions of the World

STAT

F200X

Elementary Statistics

WRTG

F111X

Writing Across Contexts

WRTG

F211X

Writing and the Humanities

WRTG

F212X

Writing and the Professions

WRTG

F213X

Writing and the Sciences

WRTG

F214X

Arguing Across Contexts

YUP

F101X

Elementary Central Yup'ik I

YUP

F102X

Elementary Central Yup'ik II




CREATIVE EXPRESSION

 Take one course from the list. Additionally, students must take an additional course from either Human Cultures, Creative Expression, or Human Society and the Individual. 

Courses in Creative Expression

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ANS

F202X

Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance

ANS/FLPA

F161X

Introduction to Alaska Native Performance

ANS/MUS/ACNS

F223X

Alaska Native Music

ART

F105X

Beginning Drawing

ART

F200X

Explorations in Art

ART

F261X

History of World Art

ART

F262X

History of World Art

ENGL/FLPA/COJO

F217X

Introduction to the Study of Film

FLPA

F121X

Fundamentals of Acting

FLPA

F200X

Discovering Stage & Screen

FLPA

F215X

Dramatic Literature and History

FLPA/COJO

F105X

History of the Cinema

HUM

F201X

Unity in the Arts

MUS

F103X

Music Fundamentals

MUS

F125X

Enjoying Jazz

MUS

F200X

Explorations in Music




TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

 Students must take one course from the list and may be counted in another area.

 

Courses in Teamwork

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ANL

F141X

Beginning Dene/ Beginning Athabascan I

ANL

F142X

Beginning Dene/ Beginning Athabascan II

ANL

F251X

Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics

ANL

F255X

Introduction to Alaska Native Languages

ANS/MUS/ACNS

F223X

Alaska Native Music

ASLG

F101X

American Sign Language I

ASLG

F202X

American Sign Language II

ATM

F101X

Weather and Climate of Alaska

BIOL

F100X

Human Biology

BIOL

F104X

Natural History of Alaska

BIOL

F111X

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL

F112X

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL

F115X

Fundamentals of Biology I

BIOL

F116X

Fundamentals of Biology II

BIOL

F120X

Introduction to Human Nutrition

CHEM

F100X

Chemistry in Complex Systems

CHEM

F103X

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHEM

F104X

Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM

F105X

General Chemistry I

CHEM

F106X

General Chemistry II

CHEM

F111X

Introduction to Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic

FLPA

F121X

Fundamentals of Acting

FLPA

F200X

Discovering Stage & Screen

FLPA

F215X

Dramatic Literature and History

FLPA

F217X

Introduction to the Study of Film

FREN

F101X

Elementary French I

FREN

F102X

Elementary French II

GEOG

F111X

Earth and Environment: Elements of Physical Geography

GEOS

F106X

Life in the Age of Dinosaurs

GEOS

F112X

The History of Earth and Life

GEOS

F120X

Glaciers, Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Past, Present and Future

GER

F101X

Elementary German I

GER

F102X

Elementary German II

HUM

F201X

Unity in the Arts

INU

F111X

Elementary Inupiaq I

INU

F112X

Elementary Inupiaq II

JPN

F101X

Elementary Japanese I

JPN

F102X

Elementary Japanese II

LAT

F101X

Beginning Latin I

LAT

F102X

Beginning Latin II

MSL

F111X

The Oceans

MUS

F103X

Music Fundamentals

MUS

F125X

Enjoying Jazz

MUS

F200X

Explorations in Music

PHIL

F102X

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL

F104X

Logic and Reasoning

PHYS

F102X

Energy and Society

PHYS

F115X

Physical Sciences

PHYS

F123X

College Physics I

PHYS

F124X

College Physics II

PHYS

F165X

Introduction to Astronomy

PHYS

F211X

General Physics I

PHYS

F212X

General Physics II

PHYS

F213X

Elementary Modern Physics

RUSS

F101X

Elementary Russian I

RUSS

F102X

Elementary Russian II

SPAN

F101X

Elementary Spanish I

SPAN

F102X

Elementary Spanish II

WRTG

F111X

Writing Across Contexts

YUP

F101X

Elementary Central Yup'ik I

YUP

F102X

Elementary Central Yup'ik II




HUMAN SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

 Take one course from the list. Additionally, students must take an additional course from either Human Cultures, Creative Expression, or Human Society and the Individual. 

Courses in Human Society

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ACCT

F261X

Principles of Financial Accounting

ANS

F111X

History of Colonization in Alaska: The Indigenous Response

ANS

F242X

Indigenous Cultures of Alaska

ANTH

F100X

Individual, Society and Culture

ANTH

F101X

Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH

F111X

Ancient Civilizations

ANTH

F211X

Fundamentals of Archaeology

BA

F151X

Introduction to Business

BA

F254X

Personal Finance

BA/SPRT

F281X

Introduction to Sport Management

ECE

F104X

Child Development I: Prenatal, Infants and Toddlers

ECON

F100X

Introduction to Economic Analysis

ECON

F111X

The Economy of Rural Alaska

ECON

F201X

Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

ECON

F202X

Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics

ECON

F235X

Introduction to Natural Resource Economics

GEOG

F101X

Expedition Earth: Introduction to Geography

HIST

F100X

Modern World History

HIST

F102X

Western Civilization Since 1500

HIST

F110X

History of Alaska Natives from Contact to the Present

HIST

F122X

East Asian Civilization

HIST

F132X

History of the U.S.

HUMS/JUST

F125X

Introduction to Addictive Processes

JUST

F110X

Introduction to Justice

JUST

F251X

Criminology

PS

F100X

Political Economy

PS

F101X

Introduction to American Government and Politics

PS

F201X

Comparative Politics

PS

F221X

International Politics

PSY

F101X

Introduction to Psychology

RD

F200X

Rural Development in the North

SOC

F101X

Introduction to Sociology

SOC

F201X

Social Problems and Solutions

SWK

F103X

Introduction to Social Work

WGS

F201X

Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies





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