INSTITUTION INFORMATION

Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Institution Liaison: Melanie Young

Last Updated: 2021-08-08



Laramie County Community 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

The Interstate Passport enables successful transfer of a block of lower-level general education learning to other institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network. Students who complete their Passport at Laramie County Community College will not be required to repeat or take additional course work to meet lower division general education requirements in the Passport’s nine areas when they transfer to any other Passport institution. Laramie County Community College began transcripting the Interstate Passport following the Fall 2016 semester.

Beginning in the summer of 2019, all courses that would continue as general education had to re-apply for general education status to ensure that each course was meeting the competencies and outcomes included in the Passport.  Faculty had to describe how their course competencies aligned with the general education competencies outlined in our new procedure  and what learning activities would support that learning.

Additionally, we also adopted a general education philosophy that would ensure that all approved general education courses would allow students to develop the 4 essential practices that all employers and transfer institutions are looking for:

  1. Practices of Exploration, Research, and Problem Solving
  2. Practices of Creativity and Innovation
  3. Practices of Empathy and Integrity
  4. Practices of Communication and Collaboration

All newly approved general education courses must demonstrate how students are practicing the above skills.  Attached are examples of documents that faculty used to document this work, but we have since integrated these processes to our curriculum management system. 

General Education Characteristics Worksheet GEOL 1200.pdf


ORAL COMMUNICATION

All students pursuing an associate's of arts or science must take COMM 2010: Public Speaking.  

COMM 1015:Foundations of Communication may be used as a program specific general education course.

All students must complete these courses with a C or better.

Courses in Oral Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

COMM

2010

Public Speaking

COMM

1015

Foundations of Communication


Learning Opportunities in Oral Communication

Required

Description



WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Students must take ENGL 1010: English Composition I. 

Students may take ENGL 1020: English Compostion II as a program specific general education course.

All students must complete these courses with a C or better.

Courses in Written Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

1010

English Composition I

ENGL

1020

English Composition II




QUANTITATIVE LITERACY

Students will be required to take one of the courses below and achieve a C or better.

Courses in Courses in Quantitative Literacy

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

MATH

1000

Problem Solving

MATH

1405

Trigonometry

MATH

1400

College Algebra

MATH

2350

Business Calculus I

MATH

1105

Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachersfor Elementary

MATH

2200

Calculus I

STAT

2070

Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences

STAT

2050

Fundamentals of Statistics




NATURAL SCIENCES

Students may take one course that fulfills the life, physical, and lab science requirements. Alternatively, students may take two courses to fulfill the natural science requirements: one from Group 2 (Life Science) and one from Group 3 (Physical Science)

Group 1: Life and Physical Science

Group 2: Life Science only

Group 3: Physical Science only

Students taking courses in any of the 3 categories must achieve a C or better.

 

Courses in Group 1: Life and Physical Science

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

AECL

1000

Agroecology

BIO

1002

Discovering Science

GEOL

1200

History of Earth


Courses in Group 2: Life Science Only

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

1003

Current Issues in Biology

BIOL

1010

General Biology


Courses in Group 3: Physical Science Only

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ASTR

1050

Survey of Astronomy

CHEM

1000

Intro to Chemistry

CHEM

1020

General Chemistry I

GEOG

1010

Intro to Physical Geography

GEOL

1100

Physical Geology

PHYS

1050

Concepts of Physics




HUMAN CULTURES

Students must take one course from the list below and earn a C or better. 

Courses in Human Cultures

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ANTH

1200

Intro to Cultural Anthropology

ART

1010

Intro to Art

COMM

1000

Intro to Mass Media

ECON

1000

Global Economic Issues

ENGL

2020

Intro to Literature

GEOG

1000

World Regional Geography

GEOG

1020

Human Geography

HUMN

1010

Introductory Humanities I

HUMN

1020

Introductory Humanities II

MUSC

2024

World Music

PSYC

1000

General Psychology

SOC

1000

Sociological Principles

SPAN

1010

First Year Spanish I




CRITICAL THINKING

Students must take one course from the list below and pass with a C or better.

Courses in Critical Thinking

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

AECL

1000

Agroecology

ANTH

1200

Intro to Cultural Anthropology

ART

1010

Intro to Art

ART

1050

Beginning Drawing

ART

1110

Foundation: Two Dimensional

ART

1000

General Studio Art

ART

2210

Beginning Painting

ART

2410

Ceramics I

ASTR

1050

Survey of Astronomy

BIOL

1003

Current Issues in Biology

BIOL

1010

General Biology

BIOL

1002

Discovering Science

CHEM

1000

Intro to Chemistry

CHEM

1020

General Chemistry I

COMM

1015

Foundations of Communication

COMM

2010

Public Speaking

COMM

2400

Intro to Photography

COMM

1000

Intro to Mass Media

ECON

1000

Global Economic Issues

ECON

1200

Economics, Law, and Government

ECON

1010

Macroeconomics

ENGL

2020

Intro to Literature

ENGL

1010

English Composition I

ENGL

1020

English Composition II

ENGL

1040

Intro to Creative Writing

GEOG

1000

World Regional Geography

GEOG

1010

Intro to Physical Geog

GEOG

1050

Intro Natural Resources

GEOL

1100

Physical Geology

GEOL

1200

Historical Geology

HIST

1211

U.S. to 1865

HIST

1221

U.S. from 1865

HIST

1251

Wyoming History

HUMN

1010

Introductory Humanities I

HUMN

1020

Introductory Humanities II

MATH

1000

Problem Solving

MATH

1005

Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers

MATH

1400

College Algebra

MATH

1405

Trigonometry

MATH

2200

Calculus I

MATH

2350

Business Calculus I

MUSC

2024

World Music

MUSC

1000

Intro to Music

PHYS

1050

Concepts of Physics

POLS

1000

American and Wyoming Government

PSYC

1000

General Psychology

SOC

1000

Sociological Principles

SPAN

1010

First Year Spanish I

STAT

2050

Fundamentals of Statistics

STAT

2070

Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences

STRT

1000

Strategies for Success

THEA

1000

Intro to Theater

THEA

1100

Beginning Acting

THEA

2000

Theatre Production




CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Students must take one course from the list below and earn a C or better.

Courses in Creative Expression

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ART

1000

General Studio Art

ART

2210

Beginning Painting

ART

2410

Ceramics I

ART

1050

Beginning Drawing

ART

1110

Foundation: Two Dimensional

COMM

2400

Intro to Photography

ENGL

1040

Intro to Creative Writing

MUSC

1000

Intro to Music

THEA

1100

Beginning Acting

THEA

2000

Theater Production




TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

Students must take one course from the list below and pass with a C or better.

Courses in Teamwork/Value Systems

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

STRT

1000

Strategies for Success




HUMAN SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

Students must meet the requirement for Human Society and the Individual and must also meet the Wyoming Consittutional Requirement and earn a C or better.  

Group 1: Courses that meet the requirements for Human Society and the Individual AND the Wyoming Constitutional Requirement

Group 2: Courses that meet the requirements for Human Society and the Individual AND NOT the Wyoming Constitutional Requirement

Courses in Group 1: Human Society & Individual with Wyoming Statutory Requirement

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ECON

1200

Economics, Law, & Govern

HIST

1211

U.S. to 1865

HIST

1221

U.S. from 1865

HIST

1251

Wyoming History

POLS

1000

American and Wyoming Government


Courses in Group 2: Human Society and the Individual Without the Wyoming Statutory Requirement

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ECON

1010

Macroeconomics





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