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INSTITUTION INFORMATION

Utah State University
Logan, Utah
Institution Liaison: Norm Jones

Utah State University Passport Block

The Passport Block listed here is for general information only. Students must see the institution's website http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3849 for access to the official block.

The Interstate Passport at Utah State University

To receive an Interstate Passport at Utah State University students must complete the USU General Education requirements.  An integrated program, USU’s General Education expectations benchmark to the Course Designation Criteria at USU, (http://www.usu.edu/provost/academic_programs/geduc_univstud/designation_criteria.cfm), and to the Utah State University Degree Profile (http://www.usu.edu/epc/subcommittees/general_education/citizen_scholar/USU%20Degree%20Profile.pdf).

They also reflect the expectations for all general education students in Utah as defined in the Utah System of Higher Education’s Policy R 470 that defines General Education Competencies, Fluencies and Proficiencies for all the essential learning outcomes of General Education (https://higheredutah.org/r470-general-education-common-course-numbering-lower-division-pre-major-requirements-transfer-of-credits-and-credit-by-examination/)

Because they interlock, many of the Interstate Passport areas are taught and reinforced in multiple courses.  

Interstate Passport Areas

USU General Education Categories

Oral Communication

Communications Literacy

Written Communication

Communications Literacy; Breadth Social Sciences; Breadth Humanities; Breadth Life Sciences and Physical Sciences

Quantitative Literacy

Quantitative Literacy; Breadth Life Sciences; Breadth Social Sciences; Breadth Physical Sciences

Creative Expression

Breadth Creative Arts; Breadth Humanities.

Human Cultures

Breadth Humanities; Breadth Creative Arts

Natural Sciences

Breadth Life Sciences; Breadth Physical Sciences

Human Society and the Individual

Breadth Social Sciences; Breadth Humanities; Breadth Creative Arts.

Teamwork and Value Systems

American Institutions; Breadth Creative Arts; Breadth Humanities; Breadth Social Sciences; Breadth Life Sciences and Physical Sciences

Critical Thinking

All USU Breadth courses have expected proficiencies in critical thinking using the methodologies of the Breadth areas.

 

 

 

Interstate Passport Block at Utah State University.pdf

 To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Communications Literacy, students must take both courses listed below - or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3592.

Communications Literacy 1
Courses in Communications Literacy 1
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose

Communications Literacy 2
Courses in Communications Literacy 2
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in Persuasive Mode

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Communications Literacy, students must take both courses listed below - or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3592.

Because USU’s GE requirements interlock, the learning outcomes for Written Communication are also taught and reinforced  in courses in the following categories:

  • Breadth Humanities (see Human Cultures)
  • Breadth Life Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Physical Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Social Sciences (see Human Society and the Individual)

Communications Literacy 1
Courses in Communications Literacy 1
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose

Communications Literacy 2
Courses in Communications Literacy 2
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in Persuasive Mode

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Quantitative Literacy, students must take one of the courses below- or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3593.

Because USU’s GE requirements interlock, the learning outcomes for Quantitative Literacy are also taught and reinforced  in courses in the following categories:

  • Breadth Life Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Physical Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Social Sciences (see Human Society and the Individual)

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 1050 College Algebra
STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics
STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra
MATH 1050 College Algebra

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Breadth Life Sciences, students must take one of the courses listed in Breadth Life Sciences below- or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3598.

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Breadth Physical Sciences, students must take one of the courses listed in Breadth Physical Sciences below- or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3599.

Breadth Life Sciences
Courses in Breadth Life Sciences
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 1020 Biological Anthropology
BIOL 1010 Biology and the Citizen
BIOL 1410 General Botany
BIOL 1500 Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 1610/3060 Biology I/Principles of Genetics
BIOL 1610/3300 Biology I/General Microbiology
BIOL 1620 Biology II
ENVS 1350 Introduction to Environmental Science
HONR 1350 Integrated Life Science
NDFS 1020 Science and Application of Human Nutrition
PSC 1800 Introduction to Horticulture
USU 1350 Integrated Life Science
WATS 1200 Biodiversity and Sustainability
WILD 2200 Ecology of Our Changing World

Breadth Physical Sciences
Courses in Breadth Physical Sciences
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II
CS 1030 Foundations of Computer Science
GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology
GEO 1060 Introduction to Environmental Geoscience
GEO 1110 Physical Geology
GEO 1360 Planet Earth
GEOG 1000 Physical Geography
HONR 1360 Integrated Physical Science
NDFS 1010 Chocolate: Science, History, and Society
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics
PHYS 1020 Energy
PHYS 1040 Introductory Astronomy
PHYS 1080 Intelligent Life in the Universe
PHYS 1100 Great Ideas in Physics
PHYS 1200 Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration
PHYS 1800 Physics of Technology
PHYS 2120 General Physics - Life Sciences II
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
PSC 2000 The Atmosphere and Weather
PSC 2010 Soils, Water, and the Environment
USU 1320 Civilization: Humanities
USU 1360 Integrated Physical Science

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Breadth Humanities, students must take one of the courses listed in Breadth Humanities below- or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3597.

Because USU’s GE requirements interlock, the learning outcomes for Human Cultures are also taught and reinforced  in courses in the following category:

  • Breadth Creative Arts (see Creative Expression)

Breadth Humanities
Courses in Breadth Humanities
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 2011 Introduction to Peoples of the Southwest
ANTH 2210 Introduction to Folklore
ARTH 2710 Survey of Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval
ARTH 2730 Art of the African Diaspora
CMST 1020 Public Speaking
CMST 2110 Interpersonal Communication
ENGL 1070 Introduction to Native American Literature and Philosophy
ENGL 2040 Introduction to Western American Literature
ENGL 2050 Literature by Women
ENGL 2060 Literature and Diversity
ENGL 2200 Understanding Literature
ENGL 2210 Introduction to Folklore
ENGL 2220 Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 2240 Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 2300 Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 2630 Survey of American Culture
HIST 1060 Introduction to Islamic Civilization
HIST 1100 Foundations of Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval
HIST 1110 Foundations of Western Civilization: Modern
HIST 1500 Pre-Modern World
HIST 1510 The Modern World
HIST 2210 Introduction to Folklore
HONR 1320 Civilization: Humanities
PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1120 Social Ethics
PHIL 1250 Practical Logic
PHIL 2400 Ethics
PHIL 2600 Introduction to Philosophy of Religions
RELS 2010 Introduction to Religious Studies
THEA 1713 Playscript Analysis
PHIL 1320 The Good Life

Because USU’s GE requirements interlock, the learning outcomes for Critical Thinking are taught and reinforced  in courses in the following categories:

  • Breadth American Institutions (see Teamwork and Value Systems)
  • Breadth Creative Arts (see Creative Expression)
  • Breadth Humanities (see Human Cultures)
  • Breadth Life Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Physical Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Social Sciences (see Human Society and the Individual)

 

 

 

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Breadth Creative Arts, students must take one of the courses listed in Breadth Creative Arts below- or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3595.

Because USU’s GE requirements interlock, the learning outcomes for Creative Expression are also taught and reinforced  in courses in the following category:

  • Breadth Humanities (see Human Cultures)

Breadth Creative Arts
Courses in Breadth Creative Arts
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 1010 Exploring Art
ART 1020 Drawing I
DANC 1010 Dance in Culture
HONR 1330 Civilization: Creative Arts
ID 1750 Design in Everyday Living
LAEP 1030 Introduction to Landscape Architecture
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music
MUSC 1100 Fundamentals of Music for Non-Music Majors
MUSC 1105 Fundamentals of Music for Music Majors
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I
THEA 1000 Acting I: Introduction to Acting
THEA 1013 Understanding Theatre
THEA 1023 Introduction to Film
THEA 1033 Beginning Acting
THEA 1513 Stagecraft
USU 1330 Civilization: Creative Arts


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Breadth American Institutions, students must take one of the courses listed in Breadth American Institutions below- or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3594.

Because USU’s GE requirements interlock, the learning outcomes for Teamwork and Value Systems are also taught and reinforced  in courses in the following categories:

  • Breadth Creative Arts (see Creative Expression)
  • Breadth Humanities (see Human Cultures)
  • Breadth Life Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Physical Sciences (see Natural Sciences)
  • Breadth Social Sciences (see Human Society and the Individual)

Breadth American Institutions
Courses in Breadth American Institutions
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ECN 1500 Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles
HIST 1700 American Civilization
HIST 2700 United States to 1877
HIST 2710 United States 1877-Present
HONR 1300 US Institutions
POLS 1100 United States Government and Politics
USU 1300 US Institutions

To meet USU's General Education Requirements for Breadth Social Sciences, students must take one of the courses listed in Breadth Social Sciences below- or meet the requirements through exams listed at: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=3594.

Because USU’s GE requirements interlock, the learning outcomes for Human Society and the Individual are also taught and reinforced  in courses in the following categories:

  • Breadth Creative Arts (see Creative Expression)
  • Breadth Humanities (see Human Cultures)

Breadth Social Sciences
Courses in Breadth Social Sciences
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 1010 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1030 World Archaeology
ANTH 2010 Peoples of the Contemporary World
ANTH 2018 Native American History and Culture
ANTH 2330 Principles of Archaeology
APEC 2010 Introduction Microeconomics
ASTE 2900 Food Matters: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment
BUSN 1010 Business Principles
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CMST 1330 Introduction to Global Communication
ECN 1010 Economics as a Social Science
ECN 2010 Introduction Microeconomics
ENVS 2340 Natural Resources and Society
FCHD 1010 Balancing Work and Family
FCHD 1500 Human Development across the Lifespan
FCHD 2400 Marriage and Family Relations
GEOG 1300 World Regional Geography
GEOG 1400 Human Geography
HIST 2018 Native American History and Culture
HONR 1340 Social Systems and Issues
IELI 2470 Cross-Cultural Perspectives
IELI 2475 Cross-Cultural Explorations
JCOM 1500 Introduction to Mass Communication
JCOMM 2010 Media Smarts: Making Sens
LANG 2100 Languages in Society (BSS)
LING 2100 Languages in Society (BSS)
NR 1010 Humans and the Changing Global Environment
POLS 1010 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 2200 Comparative Politics
PSY 1010 General Psychology
REH 1010 Disability and Society
SOC 1010 Introductory Sociology
SOC 1020 Social Problems
SPED 1010 Society and Disability
USU 1340 Social Systems and Issues
WGS 1010 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies



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