Gen Ed Approval Records

Gen Ed Approvals and Recertifications

 This page is current as of September 1, 2011. It contains all courses approved by that date.

Courses approved in 2006, 2007 or spring 2008 were approved by the GECS.   Courses approved Fall 2008 or later were approved by the GECAC. 

Recertification Cycle 1 extends from Fall 2010 through Fall 2011.  All courses assigned to cycle 1 should have been reviewed and recertified by the end of the Fall term 2011 or be actively working to complete assessments or correct other issues identified in a first reading.  These issues need to be resolved and the recertification process completed by the end of spring term 2012.   When a course is recertified the record will be put in the last recertified column and the next R scheduled column will be reset (for example from Cycle 1 to Cycle 3)

 Dormant courses (approved by never yet taught) or courses taught in single sections no more than 2 times or new courses scheduled for the first time in 2011  have not yet been assigned to a recertification schedule.

Communication Skills A:  Writing and Critical Thinking

Course

Title

Approved

Type

next R scheduled

Last recertified

JOUR 1100

Writing for the Media

4-27-2009

C  ( join with WRI 1100 for special elements)

Cycle 2

_

WRI 1100

Writing and Analyzing Arguments

2-21-06

A

Cycle 3

03/07/2011

WRI 1150

Literature and Argument

2-7-2006

C  ( join with WRI 1100 for special elements)

Cycle 3

02/07/2011

Note: the requirements for this category changed by vote of the GECAC in order to be more flexible (4-27-09).  Originally CS 1, 4 ,5 and 7 were required.  The new requirements were CS 4, CS 5, one other CS outcome, on other gen ed  outcome from any category. This allowed JOUR 1100 to meet the requirements for the category. Subsequently the WRI faculty voted to replace CS1 with R&E4 as one of the four required outcomes in both WRI 1100 and WRI 1150.

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Communication Skills B:  Communication Contexts

Course

Title

Approved

Type

Next R. scheduled

Last recertified

COM 1000

Intro to Communication Skills

4-4-06

A

Cycle 2

_

COM 1200

Foundations of Communication Studies

3-2-07

C

Cycle 1

March 7 2011

COM 2500

Sex, Gender and Communication

3-2-07

C

Cycle 2

_

FL 1100, 1200, 2100, 2200

JPE 1100 as sample

Beginning and intermediate courses in a foreign language

ARB, 11-30-06; CHIN , HAWN & SPAN, 5-12-06; FR, 6-15-06; KOR & JPE, 7-27-06

A or B

ARB, cycle 1,CHIN, SPAN cycle 3; others cycle 2

CHIN 4-4-2011;SPAN 3-7-2011;ARB in progress

NUR 2940, 2960-61

Health Promotion/Therapeutic Communication

8-24-06

A

Cycle 3

09/20/2010

-

Communication Skills C:  Other Communication Skills Courses

Course

Title

Approved

Type

Next R scheduled

Last recertified

CLST 2600

Greek and Latin Roots of English

5-12-06

Dormant

N/A

_

COM 1500

Public Speaking in a Mediated world

5-5-07

C

Cycle 3

03/07/2011

COM 2000

Public Speaking

4-4-06

B

Cycle 2

_

COM 2640

Argumentation & Debate

3-5-07

C

Cycle 3

5-23-2011

CSCI 1011 (DL)

Intro to Computer Information Systems

5-12-06

A

Cycle 3 5-23-2011

LAT 1100

Beginning Latin

7-6-06

D

_ _

MULT 1100

Foundations of Multimedia Production

2-19-10

C

Cycle 2 _

THEA 1400

Intro to Technical Theatre

3-13-06

C

Cycle 2

_

THEA 2320

 Not active in this category after summer 2011

Acting I

3-13-06

C

Cycle 3

11/18/2010 with move to WCC

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Global Systems A: Natural Systems

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

BIOL 1000

Introductory Biology

4-4-06

A

Cycle 1

In-progress

BIOL 2052

General Biology II

3-8-07

B

Cycle 2

_

CHEM 1000

Introductory Chemistry

11-3-06

A

Cycle 1

5-23-2011

GEOG 1000

Introduction to Physical Geography

4-10-06

A

Cycle 2

_

GEOL 1000

Introduction to Geology

4-4-06

C

Cycle 2

_

MARS 1000

Introductory Oceanography

1-29-07

A

Cycle 2

_

PHYS 1000

Introduction to the Physical Sciences

4-24-06

C

 Cycle 3

04/04/2011

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Global Systems B: Globalization

Course

Title

Approved

Type

next R scheduled

Last recertified

ECON 1010

Introduction to Global Economic Systems

3-7-06

B

Cycle 1

_

GEOG 2000

Introduction to Human Geography

4-10-06

A

Cycle 3

5-27-2011

HIST 2002

Global Historical Experience

2-27-06

A

Cycle 3

10/04/2010

MARS 1500

Marine Biology and the Global Oceans

11-15-06

C

Cycle 3

04/04/2011

MULT 2060

Modern Media Systems

2-19-10

C

Cycle 2

_

-

Global Systems C: Other Global Systems Courses

Course

Title

Approved

Type

Next R scheduled

Last recertified

BIOL 1200

Human Biology

4-18-2007

Dormant

_ _

BIOL 1500

Conservation Biology

9-27-06

C

Cycle 2

_

BIOL 2010

Human Life Cycle

4-24-2006

C

Cycle 1

04/04/2011

BIOL 2030

Anatomy and Physiology

2-14-07

A

Cycle 2

_

CHEM 2050

General Chemistry

3-15-07

A

Cycle 2

_

CSCI 1041

Digital Literacy in a Global Society

10-27-06

B

Cycle 2

_

ENVS 3000

Science and the Modern Prospect

11-15-06

B

Cycle 1

_

HIST 2630

History of Science and Technology

6-19-06

Dormant

_ _

PHYS 1020

Astronomy

3-22-07

B

Cycle 2

_

INTR 1000

changed to INTR from PSCI

Interational System

11-5-2010 as PSCI 1000

New

_ _

SOC 2600

Peace Studies

6-15-06

C

Cycle 3

10/20/2010

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Research and Epistemology A: Writing, Research and Information Literacy

Course

Title

Approved

Type

next R scheduled

Last recertified

COM 1400

Critical Reasoning and Rhetoric

9-10-2010

New

_ _

WRI 1200

Research, Argument and Writing

2-13-06

A

Cycle 2

_

-

Research and Epistemology B: Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning

Course

Title

Approved

Type

next R scheduled

Last recertified

CSCI 2611

Gentle Intro to Computer Programming

11-2-2010

new

_ _

MATH 1110

Introduction to Mathematical Logic

11-9-06

C

Cycle 2

_

MATH 1115

Survey of Mathematics

4-10-06

A

Cycle 3

5-27-2011

MATH 1130

Pre-Calculus I

10-12-06

A

Cycle 1

_

MATH 1140

Pre-Calculus II

10-12-06

A

Cycle 1

_

MATH 1150

Pre-Calculus I & II

10-12-06

C

Cycle 2

_

MATH 2214

Calculus I

10-12-06

A

Cycle 3

5-27-2011 pending vote

MATH 2215

Calculus II

10-12-06

B

Cycle 3

5-27-2011 pending vote

PHIL 2090

Principles of Logic

10-12-06

C

Cycle 3

5-27-2011

-

Research and Epistemology C: Research and Epistemology in the Disciplines

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

ENG 1500

Ways of Reading

2-21-2010

D (1x) _ _

HIST 2900

Historian’s Craft

3-13-2006

D (2x)

_ _

MATH 1123

Elementary Statistics

4-24-2006

A

Cycle 2

_

PHIL 3731

Philosophy of Social Science

3-07-2006

D (2x)

_ _

PHYS 2030

College Physics I

4-24-2006

C

Cycle 2

_

PHYS 2050

General Physics I

4-11-2006

C

Cycle 2

_

PSY 1000

Introduction to Psychology

7-25-2006

A

Cycle 2

_

SOC 2100

Fundamentals of Research

4-24-2006

B

Cycle 1

In progress

-

Values and Choices A: Ethical Inquiry

Course

Title

Approved

Type

next R scheduled

Last recertified

AMST 1776

Essential America

4-1-2010

New

_ _

CLST 1000

Great Books East and West

5-12-06

C

Cycle 2

_

ENG 2201

Literary Utopias and Dystopias

6-29-06

C

Cycle 3

3-7-2011

ENG 2203

Banned Books

10/13/06

C

Cycle 2

_

ENVS 1030

Tropical Ecology and Sustainability

3-2-09

D (2x)

_ _

HUM 3000

Contemporary Choices

3-07-06

B

Cycle 1

_

NUR 2000

Introduction to Professional Nursing Issues

10-11-06

A

Cycle 2

_

PHIL 2500

Introduction to Ethics

12/18/09

New

_ _

PSCI 2000

Introduction to Politics

4-24-06

A

Cycle 2

_

SWRK 2000

The Profession of Social Work

12/12/09

C

Cycle 2

_

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Values and Choices B: Social Choice

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

BIOL 1300

Nutrition: Eat Smarter

3-12-07

B

Cycle 1

_

ECON 1000

Naked Economics

4-4-06

B

Cycle 2

_

ECON 2010

Principles of Microeconomics

3-12-2007

A

Cycle 1

_

ED 2000

Foundations of Am Education

12-6-2010

C

Cycle 2

_

ENG 2202

Popular Fiction

6-29-06 (as Bestsellers)

D (1x)

_ _

ENG 2204

Monsters, Mutants and Aliens

1-31-07

D (1x)

_ _

ENG 2301

World Film Studies

6-17-2006

C

Cycle 3

12/06/2010

HIST 2111

Intro to Greco-Roman Civilization

2-27-06

Dormant

_ _

HUM 1000

Introduction to the Humanities

3-13-06

A

Cycle 2

_

JADM 1000

Crimes and Criminals

12-10-2010

C

Cycle 3

_

PSCI 2500

World Politics

2-13-07

C

Cycle 2

_

SOC 2000

Social Problems and Policy

4-24-2006

C

Cycle 2

_

THEA 1000

Introduction to Theatre

9-5-2007

C

Cycle 3

03/07/2011

-

Values and Choices C : Other Values and Choices Courses

Course

Title

Approved

Type

Next R scheduled

Last recertified

ECON 2015

Principles of Macroeconomics

7-22-07

A

Cycle 2

_

ENG 2000

Introduction to Literature

As LIT 2000 2-7-2006

A

Cycle 3

02/07/2011

HIST 2112

Medieval and Early Modern Europe

6-22-06

Dormant

_ _

HIST 2301      

Introduction to Asian Civilizations

3-06-2007

C

Cycle 2

_

NSCI 2000

Lessons for Building Sustainable Communities

11-2-2010

New

_ _

NSCI 2100

Biotechnology Problems and Solutions

2-27-07

Dormant

_ _

PHIL 1000

Introduction to World Philosophies

11-17-06

C

Cycle 2

_

PSCI 1400

American Political System

10-24-06

A

Cycle 3

05/02/2011

-

World Cultures A: Cultures, Themes and Movements

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

ARTH 2000

The Art of Asia

4-24-06

D (2x)

_ _

ARTH 2100

Tribal Arts

4-24-06

D (1x)

Cycle 2

_

ARTH 2200

Foundations of Western Art

4-24-06

D (1x)

Cycle 1

_

ENG 2101

Representations of Pacific Life

6-22-06

C

Cycle 2

_

GEOG 1500

World Regional Geography

9-19-06

B

Cycle 2

_

JADM 2000

Law and Courts

12-10-2010

New

Cycle 3

_

HIST 2001

History of World Cultures to 1500

3-7-06

A

Cycle 2

_

MATH 2007

Math Across the Ages

8-16-06

C

Cycle 3

5-23-2007

REL 1000

Starts here Fall 2011

Intro World Religions

12-6-2010

B

Cycle 3

Fall 2010 into this new category

-

World Cultures B: Engaging with Difference

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

AL 1000

Language Awareness

3-13-08

C

Cycle 2

_

ANTH 2000

Cultural Anthropology

2-13-06

A

Cycle 2

_

COM 2300

Communication and Culture

3-2-07

C

Cycle 2

_

HIST 2402

American History since 1865

2-21-06

C

Cycle 2

_

HUM 1270

Intro. To Women’s Studies

6-22-06

D (2x)

_ _

MUS 2101

Music in World Culture

3-13-06

C

Cycle 3

4-4-2011

REL 1000

No longer in this category as of Fall 2011

Intro to World Religions

11-16-06

B

Cycle 3

Fall 2010 but moved to new catgory

REL 2001

Search for Meaning

1-31-07

Dormant

_ _

SOC 1000

Introduction to Sociology

6-15-06

A

Cycle 2

_

STSS 2601

War and Civilization

3-21-06

C

Cycle 2

_

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World Cultures C: Other World Cultures Courses

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

AL 2000

Introduction to Linguistics

1-13-07

B

Cycle 3

5-2-2011

ARTS 1000

Introduction to the Visual Arts

7-22-06

A

Cycle 3

12/06/2010

ARTS 2150

Introduction to Design

3-1-2010

C

Cycle 2

_

BIOL 2170

Ethnobotany

2-2-07

D (1x)

_ _

ENG 2510

World Literature I

4-10-2006 (as LIT 2510)

C

Cycle 2

_

ENG 2520

World Literature II

4-10-2006 (as LIT 2520)

C

Cycle 2

_

GEOG 2500

Maps and Civilization

11-17-06

C

Cycle 3

5-27-2011

HIST 2113

Modern Europe

6-22-06

D(1x)

_ _

HIST 2401

American History to 1877

2-23-2006

C

Cycle 3

12/06/2010

MUS 1000

Intro. to Western Classical Music

4-21-06

A

Cycle 2

_

REL 2151

Hebrew Bible as Literature

11-3-06

C

Cycle 2

_

THEA 2320

Acting I

10-4-2010

C

Cycle 3

Fall 2010 into this new category

-

Upper-Division Research and Writing Courses

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

ADPR 3700

Integrated Promotion Management

10-3-2008

C

Cycle 2

_

ANTH 3000

Is Global Citizenship Possible?

9-10-2008

C

Cycle 1

_

ANTH 3200

Medical Anthropology

9-10-2008

C

Cycle 2

_

BIOL 3080-3081

Ecology with Lab

7-19-06

C

Cycle 2

_

CHEM  4910

Chemistry Seminar

5-3-2010

New

Cycle 3

_

COM 3400

Communicating Professionally

2-16-2007

C

Cycle 2

_

COM 3420

Business Communication

2-26-2007

A

Cycle 1

In-progress

COM 3500

Technical Communication

2-26-2007

C

Cycle 1

03/07/2011

ED 3200

Education Research and Writing

_

C

Cycle 3

_

HIST 3900

Research and Writing across Time and Culture

8-24-2006

C

Cycle 2

_

HUM 3900

Research and Writing in the Humanities

7-6-2006

C

Cycle 2

_

GEOG 3720

Population Dynamics

11-5-2010

C

Cycle 3

_

MGMT 3550

Business Research Methods

7-13-06

C

Cycle 2

_

NSCI 3000

Building Sustainable Communities

11-1-2010

C

Cycle 2

_

NUR 4700 and NUR 4960

Research Proposal Development/ 4960 Developing a healthy Community

10-5-2006

A/B

Cycle 2

_

SOC 3100

Methods of Inquiry

12-13-06

B

Cycle 2

_

SWRK 3300

Writing and Research in Social Work

12-13-06

C

Cycle 2

_

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Upper-Division Global Citizenship Courses

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

ANTH 3000

Is Global Citizenship Possible?

1-16-06

C

Cycle 1

_

ANTH 3230

Making a Difference

2-26-07

D (2x)

Cycle 2

_

COM 3300

Intercultural Communication

9-22-2008

B

Cycle 2

_

ENVS 3000

Science and the Modern Prospect

11-15-06

C

Cycle 1

_

HIST 3000

Citizenship and Border Identities

11-15-06

Dormant

Cycle 2

_

HIST 3414

Race and Ethnicity in American Culture

6-29-06

D

_ _

HIST 3650

History of Oil in the Modern World

7-5-06

C

Cycle 2

_

HUM 4500

World Problematique

10-11-2006

A

Cycle 1

In-progress

INTR 3901

International Human Rights

12-11-2010

New

_ _

PHIL 3651

Environmental Ethics

7-6-06

C

Cycle 2

_

PHIL 4500

Global Justice

12-18-2009

New

_ _

PSCI 3100

International Relations

11-5-2010

New

_ _

PSY 3235

Cross-Cultural Psychology

8-16-2006

A

Cycle 1

_

REL 3500

Indigenous Traditions

9-29-2009

D

_ _

SOC 3380

Cross-Cultural Relations

3-12-2007

B

Cycle 1

_

SOC 3650

Global Systems and Development

12-20-2006

C

Cycle 2

_

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Upper-Division Service Learning

Course

Title

Approved

Type

R scheduled

Last recertified

ANTH 3600

Poverty and Culture

10-4-11

D

Spring 2012

_

CSCI 4911

Software project

5-7-07

C

Spring 2012

_

CSCI 4921

Software Project Management

5-7-07

C

Spring 2012

_

ED 3500

Service learning in Elementary Ed

4-6-2009

C

Spring 2012

_

HIST 3558

Living History Hawaii

5-7-10

C

Spring 2012

_

MATH 4920

Math Education Practicum

12-13-06

C

Spring 2012

_

NSCI 3000

Building Sustainable Communities

11-1-2010

C

Spring 2012

_

NUR 4961

Developing a Healthy Community Laboratory.

8-24-06

A

Spring 2012

_

SOC 4910

Community Intervention

12-13-06

C

Spring 2012

_

WRI 3510

Composition Studies

7-6-06

C

Spring 2012

_

Since Service Learning courses are not required to use the gen ed outcomes, we anticipate establishing a separate review process that will focus on the student reflections on their service. Probable time for the first review would be spring 2012