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University of North Dakota


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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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The Passport Block listed here is for general information only. Students must see the institution's website for access to the official block.

Passport Block

The Passport Block at UND aligns closely with the institution’s general education program – Essential Studies. Only Essential Studies courses are used as part of UND’s Passport Block, and all such courses are regularly reviewed for their continued general education status by a faculty committee. An annual program-level assessment process is used to guide faculty development efforts related to Essential Studies, and thus Passport Block, courses, as well as to inform possible revisions to the Essential Studies Program.

Students must take COMM 110: Fundamentals of Public Speaking to meet the Passport Learning Outcome of Oral Communication

Students must take ENGL 110: College Composition I and ENGL 130: College Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes of Written Communication

Students must take at least one course from the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes of Quantitative Literacy.

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ATSC 110 Meteorolgy I
ATSC 120 Severe & Hazardous Weather
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Fundamentals of Chemistry
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 121 Global Physical Environment
MATH 103 College Algebra
MATH 115 Introduction to Mathematical Thought
MATH 146 Applied Calculus I
PHE 102 Epidemiology in Public Health
PHYS 110 Introductory Astronomy
PHYS 130 Natural Science - Physics
PHYS 161 Introductory College Physics I
PHYS 211 College Physics I
PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics

Students must take two courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab component, to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes of Natural Sciences. 

Natural Sciences
Courses in Natural Sciences
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 170 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 270 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
ATSC 110 & 110L Meteorology I (with lab)
BIOL 111 & 111L Concepts of Biology (with lab)
BIOL 150 & 150L General Biology I (with lab)
BIOL 151 & 151L General Biology II (with lab)
CHEM 115 & 115L Introductory Chemistry (with lab)
CHEM 116 & 116L Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (with lab)
CHEM 121 & 121L General Chemistry I (with lab)
CHEM 122 & 122L General Chemistry II (with lab)
CHEM 221 & 221L Fundamentals of Chemistry-Concepts (with lab)
GEOG 121 & 121L Global Physical Environment (with Laboratory)
GEOG 134 & 134L Introduction to Global Climate (with lab)
GEOL 101 & 101L Introduction to Geology (with lab)
GEOL 102 The Earth Through Time
GEOL 103 Introduction to Environmental Issues
GEOL 106 Global Warming: The Facts and Myths
GEOL 111 Views of Earth and Planets
N&D 240 Fundamentals of Nutrition
PHYS 110 & 110L Introductory Astronomy (with lab)

Students must take two courses from the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes of Human Cultures.

List 1
Courses in List 1
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title

Students must complete two Essential Studies courses that address UND's Critical Inquiry & Analysis learning goal to complete the Passport LEarning Outcomes for Critical Thinking. All of the course options for the Natural Sciences block address this goal and therefore completing that block also completes this block.

Students must take at least one course from the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes of Creative Expression.

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 112 Basic Design
ART 200 Intro to Sculpture
ART 204 Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing
ART 220 Intro to Painting
ART 230 Intro to Drawing
ART 240 Intro to Printmaking
ART 245 Intro to Black & White Photography
ART 250 Intro to Ceramics: Handbuilding
ART 253 Intro to Ceramics: Throwing
ART 260 Intro to Color Photography
ART 272 Digital Foundations
ART 273 Intro to Graphic Design
ENGL 226 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 235 The Art of Filmmaking
MUSC 100 Introduction to the Understanding of Music
MUSC 101 Fundamentals of Music
MUSC 200 Music in America
THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre Arts
THEA 161 Acting I
THEA 270 Stagecraft


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

Students must take COMM 110, ENGL 110, and ENGL 130 (also required for Oral and Written Communication blocks) to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes of Teamwork and Value Systems. Completing those blocks also completes this block.

Students must complete three courses from the list below to complete the Passport Learning Outcome of Human Society and the Individual.

Human Society and the Individual
Courses in Human Society and the Individual
Required Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 171 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 172 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 200 World Prehistory
BADM 101 Introduction to Business
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
COMM 102 Communication and the Human Community
COMM 103 Information, Technology, and Social Change
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENTR 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ESSP 160 Sustainability & Society
GEOG 151 Human Geography
GEOG 161 World Regional Geography
GEOG 262 Geography of North America I
HIST 230 History of Modern Science
HON 102 Inquiry in the Social Sciences
IS 171 Hollywood Indians
LEAD 101 Learning Leadership
PHE 101 Introduction to Public Health
PHE 102 Epidemiology in Public Health
PHE 103 Introduction to Global Health
POLS 115 American Government I
POLS 116 State and Local Government
POLS 220 International Politics
POLS 225 Comparative Politics
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology
RHS 250 Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation
RHS 260 Inclusion in Recreation Settings
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 115 Social Problems
SOC 250 Diversity in American Society
SOC 253 Juvenile Delinquency
T&L 252 Child Development

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