General Education Requirement

The Mission of General Education is to help students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in college and in society. Specifically, the Brigham Young University-Idaho GE program realizes its purposes in students when they begin to:
  1. Understand themselves and their relationship to God
  2. Develop the ability to think and write clearly
  3. Gain a knowledge of the social and natural worlds in which they live
  4. Appreciate aesthetic and creative expressions of humanity
  5. Cultivate a sensitivity to personal relationships and moral responsibilities
  6. Demonstrate a readiness for further learning and for services to society

Credits required in each of the General Education areas:

                               Credits
Reading and Writing (English)     6
Mathematics                       3
Basic Skills                      2-4
Arts                              3
Letters                           3
Biological Science                4
Physical Science                  4
American Institutions             3
Social Science                    3
Religion                         14
Online Learning                   1-4

Total GE Credit                  46-51


I. Reading and Writing

                                               Credits
Take one course:
Eng 111     College Writing                       3
Eng 111C*   College Writing                       3

Take one course:
Eng 311     Adv Writing and Argumentation         3
Eng 311C    Adv Writing and Argumentation         3
Eng 311H**  Adv Writing and Argumentation         3
Eng 314     Adv Writing for English/Hum           3
Eng 315     Adv Writing for Social Science        3
Eng 315C    Adv Writing for Social Science        3
Eng 316     Adv Writing for Technical Science     3
Eng 316C    Adv Writing for Technical Science     3

*  "C" Computers in the classroom
** "H" Honors classes


II. Mathematics

                                               Credits
Take one course:
Math 108    Quantitative Reasoning                3
Math 110    College Algebra                       3
Math 111    Trigonometry                          2
Math 112    Calculus I                            4
Math 113    Calculus II                           4
Math 119    Elementary Calculus                   4
Math 214    Multivariate Calculus                 3
Math 221    Statistics                            3
Math 301    Foundations of Mathematics            3
Math 305    Math Concepts for Elem Ed I           3


III. Basic Skills

                                               Credits
Take one course:
Comm 102*   Public Speaking                       3
Comm 220*   Interpersonal Comm                    3
IS 140      Micro Computer App                    3
CS 100      Computer Basics                       1
Fr 101**    Beginning French                      4
Ger 101**   Beginning German                      4
Span 101**  Beginning Spanish                     4
Russ 101**  Beginning Russian                     4
Chin 101**  1st Semester Mandarin                 4
HS 131      Personal Health and Wellness          2

OR (two courses):
PE C 177    Fitness for Life                      1
AND one of the following:
HLTH 361    Health for Elem Teachers              2
PE-C 126    Archery                               1
PE-C 123    Badminton                             1
PE-C 128    Bowling                               1
PE-C 131    Golf                                  1
PE-C 119    Racquetball                           1
PE-C 195    Skiing                                1
PE-C 135    Swimming                              1
PE-C 133    Tennis                                1
(PE 175 Adaptive PE may be taken with permission for PE 177)

*  Students wishing to transfer to a school within Idaho should fill
   the Basic Skills Option with Comm 102 or Comm 220
** A 101 or higher Foreign Language Class will meet the Basic Skills
   requirement


IV. Arts

                                               Credits
A. Take one course:
Art 101     Intro Visual Arts                     3
Art 201     Art History I                         3
Art 202     Art History II                        3
Art 211H    Art and Phil I                        3
Art 212H    Art and Phil I II                     3
Hon 203     The Arts                              3
Hort 230    Intro: Landscape Design               3
Hum 101     Intro to Humanities                   3
ID 140      Intro Arch: Interior Des              3
Music 100   Introduction to Music                 3
Music 101   Music & Humanities                3
Music 302   Survey of Music Lit I                 3
Photo 160   Photography I                         3
TA 115      Introduction to Theatre               3
TA 117      Intro Film Art                        3
Hum 201*    Western Culture                       3
Hum 201H*   Western Culture                       3
Hum 202*    Western Culture                       3
Hum 202H*   Western Culture                       3

* Important Note:  Completing both Hum 201 and Hum 202 satisfies
  the Arts and Letters requirements. Either course taken alone completes
  only the Arts portion of the requirement.

A. FA 100   Fine Arts Attendance                  0

1) Enroll in FA 100 through standard class enrollment procedures.  It is
recommended that where possible students take the 3 credit Arts class and
FA 100 during the same semester. ($2.00 fee)

2) Within one semester, attend seven campus arts events and turn in the
provided bubble sheet at the end of each event.

Additional information on the FA 100 requirement or current scheduled events
may be found by calling the Arts hotline (356-1251) or at
https://www2.byui.edu/SPENCER/LOCAL/FA100crs.htm and
http://www2.byui.edu/spencer/local/fa100hlp.htm.
The office of FA 100 is in Kirkham 205, (208) 356-1248.


V. Letters

                                               Credits
Take one course:
Eng 250     Intro to Literature                   3 
Eng 250H    Intro to Lit (Honors)                 3
Eng 251     Fund of Lit Intrp                     3
Eng 352     Poetry                                3
Eng 353     Drama                                 3
Eng 373     Shakespeare                           3
GS.L&L      Philosophy & Scripture                3
Hon 200     Ancient World                         3
Hon 202     Literature                            3
Hon 201     Modern World                          3
Hon 204     Philosophy                            3
Hon 220     Ethics                                3
Hon 221     C.S. Lewis                            3
Ltrs 201H   West Intellect Heritage               3
Ltrs 202H   West Intellect Heritage               3
Phil 110    Intro to Philosophy                   3
Phil 201    Ancient Philosophy                    3
Phil 202    Modern Philosophy                     3
Phil 213    Intro to Ethics                       3
Phil 215    Intro to Phil Rel                     3
Hum 201*    Western Culture                       3
Hum 202*    Western Culture                       3

* Important Note:  Completing both Hum 201 and Hum 202 satisfies
  the Arts and Letters requirements. Either course taken alone completes
  only the Arts portion of the requirement.


VI. Biological Science

                                               Credits
Take four credits:  (The lab must be related to the lecture class.)
BIO 100     Principles of Biology                 3 
BIO 102     Principles of Biology Lab             1
BIO 118     Field Biology                         4
BIO 120     Biology of Cult Plts                  3 or 4
BIO 121     Intro to Microbiology                 3
BIO 122     Microbiology Lab                      1
BIO 130     Plant Life                            4
BIO 150     General Zoology                       3
BIO 150L    General Zoology Lab                   1
BIO 176     Heredity                              4
BIO 200     Introduction to Biology               4
BIO 202     Natural Resource Mgmt                 4
BIO 208     General Botany                        4
BIO 221     General Microbiology                  3
BIO 222     Microbiology Lab                      1
BIO 234     Appreciation of Nature                3
BIO 250     Environment Biology                   3
BIO 250L    Environment Biology Lab               1
BIO 264     Anatomy & Physiology I                4
BIO 265     Anatomy & Physiology II               4
BIO 275     Genetics                              4
BIO 284     Ecology                               4
Crops 270   Agroecology                           4
Hon 213     Biology and Man                       3


VII. Physical Science

                                               Credits
Take four credits:  (The lab must be related to the lecture class.)
Chem 100    Chem in the Mod World                 3
Chem 100L   Lab                                   1
Chem 101    Intro General Chemistry               4
Chem 103    Intro General Chemistry Lab           1
Chem 105    Gen College Chemistry                 4
Chem 106    Gen College Chemistry                 4
Chem 111    Principles of Chemistry               5
Chem 112    Principles of Chemistry               5
Geog 101    Physical Geography                    3
Geog 101L   Physical Geog Lab                     1
Geol 101    Introduction to Geology               3
Geol 102    Intro to Geology Lab                  1
Geol 103    Life of the Past                      3
Geol 103L   Life of the Past Lab                  1
Geol 104    Environmental Geology                 3
Geol 110    Earth Science                         3
Geol 110L   Earth Science Lab                     1
Geol 111    Physical Geology                      3
Geol 111L   Physical Geology Lab                  1
Geol 112    Historical Geology                    3
Geol 112L   Historical Geology Lab                1
Ph 101      Fundamentals of Physics               3
Ph 105      Intro to Applied Physics              3
Ph 106      Intro to Applied Physics              3
Ph 107      Intro to Appl Physics Lab             1
Ph 108      Intro to Appl Physics Lab             1
Ph 112      Elementary Physics Lab                1
Ph 121      Principles of Physics                 3
Ph 220      Principles of Physics                 3
Ph 127      Descriptive Astronomy                 3
Ph 128      Descriptive Astronomy Lab             1
Ph 137      Weather and Climate                   3
Ph 167      Descriptive Acoustics                 3
Ph 201      General Physics                       5
Ph 202      General Physics                       5
PhS 100     Physical Science                      3
PhS 110     Physical Sci for Teachers             3
PhS 111     Physical Sci Lab for Teachers         1


VIII. American Institutions

                                               Credits
Take one course:
AmHer 170   American Heritage                     3
Hist 120    United States To 1877                 3
Hist 121    United States Since 1877              3
PolSc 110   American Government                   3
Econ 111    Econ Prin & Prob - Macro              3


IX. Social Science

                                               Credits
Take one course:
Anth 101    Intro to Cult Anthro                  3
Econ 112    Econ Prin & Prob - Micro              3
Faml 210    Child Development                     3
Geog 120    Geog & World Affairs                  3
PolSc 111   State & Local Govern                  3
PolSc 170   Intro to Internat'l Politics          3
Psych 111   General Psychology                    3
Psych 201   Developmental Psych                   3
Phil 203H   Hist of Religious Thought             3
Phil 204H   Hist of Religious Thought             3
Soc 111     Intro to Sociology                    3
Soc 112     Modern Social Problems                3
Hon 201     Modern World                          3
Hon 206     History                               3
Hon 207     Behavior in Society                   3
Hist 110    World Civilization I                  3
Hist 111    World Civilization II                 3


X. Religion

For detailed information of the Religion Requirement please refer to the Department of Religious Education section of this catalog.
                                               Credits
Associate Degree seeking students: take a total of eight credits
Bachelor Degree seeking students: take a total of fourteen credits
   which must include Rel 121 and Rel 122

Rel 100     Intro to Mormonism                    2
Rel 121     Intro Book of Mormon                  2
Rel 122     Intro Book of Mormon                  2
Rel 130     Missionary Preparation                2
Rel 192R    Special Topics                        2
Rel 211     New Testament                         2
Rel 212     New Testament                         2
Rel 215     Fund Scrip Study                      2
Rel 234     Eternal Marriage                      2
Rel 261     Intro to Family History               2
Rel 264     LDS Family History                    2
Rel 301     Old Testament                         2
Rel 302     Old Testament                         2
Rel 303     Old Testament                         2
Rel 324     Doctrine and Covenants                2
Rel 325     Doctrine and Covenants                2
Rel 327     Pearl of Great Price                  2
Rel 333     Teachings of the Living Prophets      2
Rel 341     Latter-day History 1805-1844          2
Rel 342     Latter-day History 1844-1901          2
Rel 343     Latter-day History 1901 to Present    2
Rel 351     The Gospel and World Religions        2
Rel 352     The Gospel and Christian History      2
Rel 370     Intro to Teaching Seminary            2
Rel 371     Intro to Teaching Seminary            2
Rel 372     Intro to Teaching the Gospel          2
Rel 431     Doctrines of the Gospel               2


XI. Online Learning

Technology provides a powerful tool for learners to acquire new skills and knowledge at their own pace, outside of the boundaries of the traditional classroom. In particular, computer networks (e.g., the Internet) are increasingly being used to deliver online instruction to students any time and any place.

To prepare students to function effectively in an online learning environment, students entering BYU-Idaho in Fall 2000 are required to have one online learning experience to graduate. Approved online courses are designated in the class schedule with section numbers between 801 and 899. These courses can also be used to fulfill general education, elective, or major course requirements. Online courses are to be completed during the regular semester (or term). Because the student controls the online learning experience, a high degree of self-discipline is needed to be successful.

Online courses taken from other institutions or organizations may be approved as meeting this requirement. Such courses must represent collegiate level subject matter, have required a level of effort equivalent to at least one semester credit hour, and have been offered by an accredited college, university, or other well-known credible learning organization. Requests for using an online course not taken at BYU-Idaho to meet this requirement must be submitted to the Registrar for approval. Students must provide a record of course completion such as a transcript, grade report, or completion certificate which clearly identifies the course and institution.

Online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).


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