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Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama Louisiana Massachusetts
Institution Liaison: Victoria Boman

Last Updated: 2021-07-12



Stillman College 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

 Passport Block Overview:

 

The Stillman College General Education Core is designed to provide intellectual and aesthetic experiences to teach the fundamental qualities of critical thought, analytical acumen, and integrative thinking. These skills enable students to solve problems and to make intellectual and value assessments in complex environments and to value engagement with the challenging world environment which is rapidly changing. Crucial to these expereinces are the relationships that students build with their peers and their mentors in a supportive learning environment.

 

To earn a Passport at Stillman College, students must complete its Passport Block, earning a minimum grade of C in each course. Earning the Passport assures students that they will not have to repeat learning already achieved to meet lower-division general education requirements should they transfer to an institution participating in the Interstate Passport Network. Moreover, for students entering Stillman College with a Passport means that they will be able to move directly into their major course of study without repeating learning for which they have demonstrated proficiency in the identified learning outcomes shared by Stillman College General Education core courses. Some of the Passport Learning Outcomes are embedded in Stillman College courses in more than one knowledge and skill area, but they are specifically stressed in the course(s) listed in each area below.   

 


ORAL COMMUNICATION

 Oral Communication


To satisfy the foundational skill of oral communication, the student must successfully complete the following course with a grade of C or better.

 

 

 

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

SPE

232

Public Speaking




WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 Written Communication


To satisfy the foundational skill of written communication, the student must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C or better.

  • English and Journalism students must take ENG 199 and 200.
  • All other students take ENG 131 and 132 in sequence.

 

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENG

131

English Composition I

ENG

132

English Composition II

ENG

199

English Composition I for English /Journalism Majors

ENG

200

English Composition II for English/Journalism Majors




QUANTITATIVE LITERACY

 Quantitative Literacy


To satisfy the foundational skill of quantitative literacy, the student must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C or better.

  • Students majoring in Business, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Mathematics or Psychology are required to take MAT 131 Algebra.
  • All other students must take MAT 101 to satisfy the Quantitative Literacy learning outcomes.

 

 

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

MAT

101

Quantitative Literacy

MAT

131

Algebra




NATURAL SCIENCES

 Natural Science


To satisfy the knowledge area of natural science, the student must successfully complete one course from List 1 and one course from List 2 with a grade of C or better.

  • Students who major in Biology are required to take BIO 141 General Biology with a Lab from List 1 and PHY 243 Physics I with a Lab from List 2.
  • Students who major in Chemistry are required to take CHM 141 General Chemistry with a Lab from List 1 and PHY 243 Physics I with a Lab from List 2.
  • Students who major in Education are required to take BIO 143 Biology for Non-majors with a Lab from List 1 and PHY 141 Physical Science with a Lab from List 2.
  • All other students must take BIO 131 Life Science from Llist 1 and PHY 131 Physical Science from List 2.

 

 

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

BIO

131

Life Science

BIO

141

General Biology/Lab

BIO

143

Biology for Non-majors/Lab

CHM

141

General Chemistry I/Lab


Courses in List 2

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

PHY

131

Physical Science

PHY

141

Physical Science/Lab

PHY

243

Physics I/Lab




HUMAN CULTURES

 Human Cultures


To satisfy the knowledge area of human cultures, the student must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C or better. Students must take the three courses in List 1 and one course from List 2.

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

HUM

130

African American Heritage

REL

131

Introduction to Old Testament

REL

132

Introduction to New Testament


Courses in List 2

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

GEO

231

World Regional Geography

PSC

230

Political and Geo-Political Studies

REL

235

World Religions




CRITICAL THINKING

Critical Thinking

To satisfy the crosscutting skill of critical thinking, the student must successfully complete the following course with a grade of C or better.

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

LOG

330

Logic




CREATIVE EXPRESSION

 Creative Expression


To satisfy the knowledge area of creative expression, the student must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C or better. The student must select one course from List 1 and one course from List 2.

 

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

REL

234

The Bible and Film

REL

238

Christianity, Fine Arts, and Literature


Courses in List 2

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ART

233

Graphic Design I

ENG

230

Introduction to Creative Writing

MUS

133

Music Appreciation




TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

 Teamwork and Value Systems


To satisfy the crosscutting skills of teamwork and value systems, students must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C or better. These Freshman year courses teach teamwork by identifying personal strengths and group roles, mutual accountability, ethical obligation to group values, and life skills such as time management, conflict resolution, inter-generational communication strategies for group success. Students learn to understand individual success as integral to group success as they become part of the college community with shared values and goals.

 

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

STI

111

Orientation I

STI

114

Orientation II




HUMAN SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

 Human Society and the Individual


To satisfy the knowledge areas of human society and the individual, the student must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C or better. The student must take the course in List 1 and must select one course from List 2.

 

Courses in List 1

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

HIS

131

World Civilizations


Courses in List 2

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

BUS

233

Principles of Macroeconomics

BUS

234

Principles of Microeconomics

PSY

230

Introduction to Psychology

REL

239

Ethics





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