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WOU's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum course requirements in addition to the OTM
Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)Any student holding an Oregon Transfer Module that conforms to the guidelines below will have met the requirements for the Transfer Module at any Oregon community college or institution in the Oregon University System. Upon transfer, the receiving institution may specify additional course work that is required for a major or for degree requirements or to make up the difference between the Transfer Module and the institution's total General Education requirements.
The module allows students to complete one year of general education foundation course work that is academically sound and will meet the admission standards of the receiving school.
GuidelinesThe Oregon Transfer Module includes the following course work, which is equivalent to 3 academic quarters. The coursework must be chosen from the courses approved for the categories below by the institution issuing the credit. In the case of community colleges, these will be courses approved for the AA/OT degree; in the case of universities and 4-year colleges, they will be courses approved for the General Education part of a baccalaureate degree. All courses must have a grade of "C-" or better and must be worth at least 3 credits (quarter system). Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the module is posted.
Two courses of college-level composition.
WR 135 College Writing II
One course of fundamentals of speech or communication.
One course of college-level mathematics, for which at least Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite
Arts and Letters: Three courses
Choose any language course numbered 201 or higher (any prerequisites must be completed).
Social Sciences: Three courses.
Science/Math/Computer Science: Three courses, including at least one biological or physical science with a lab.
CS 122 Introduction to Computer Science for Non-Majors
Select at least two courses from the same sequence. Early Childhood, Early Childhood/Elementary and Elementary/ Mddle Level Education majors should take BI 101, ES 104, and ES106 as their science sequence. Students should check the WOU Catalog for any prerequisites for the following science courses. Students must register for both a lecture and a lab section for the following courses, i.e., BI 101 and BI 101L.
As required to bring the total credits to 45. Elective courses must be from courses that are listed above in the Introduction to Disciplines areas (Arts & Letters, Social Science, or Science/Math/Computer Science).
1. Courses that are designed to prepare students for college-level work are not applicable to the transfer module.
Arts and Letters: three courses
Creative Arts Additional courses in Creative Arts may be required to bring the total Creative Arts credits to 9 quarter credits. The additional course must be selected from those listed under Creative Arts below, and at least one credit hour must be from three of the four Creative Arts academic disciplines.
Literature Additional courses in Literature may be required to bring the total Literature credits to 8 quarter credits. The additional course must be selected from those listed below.
Philosophy/Religion If the student’s Oregon Transfer Module does not include a course in Philosophy or Religion, one course must be selected from those listed under either Philosophy or Religion below. Religion courses taken at a denominational institution do not qualify for LACC credit.
Social Sciences: three courses
One additional Social Science course may be required to bring the total Social Science credits to 11 or 12 quarter credits. If the student’s Oregon Transfer Module does not contain a sequence in Social Science, the additional course must be selected from those listed below to complete a sequence.
Computer Science A student transferring to Western Oregon University with an OTM from one of the community colleges or other OUS universities will need to have a computer science class in the OTM awarded by that other institution, or, after transferring to WOU, will have to take:
Mathematics A student transferring to Western Oregon University with an OTM from one of the community colleges or other OUS universities may have to take additional mathematics at WOU in order to meet the following requirements:
for a WOU BS or BA in Education with Early Childhood, Early Childhood/Elementary, or Elementary/Middle Level authorizations: MTH 211, 212, and 213 (The entire sequence of MTH 211, 212, 213 must be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. A partial sequence will not meet the mathematics graduation requirements for any WOU degree.)
for any other WOU BA: MTH105, or MTH 111 or MTH 112 or any mathematics course numbered 231 or above
for any other WOU BS: MTH 111 or MTH 112 or any mathematics course numbered 231 or above
Note: A combined total of twelve (12) credit hours in Mathematics, Computer Science or designated statistics courses is required for a WOU BS degree. A minimum of one course in mathematics and one course in Computer Science is required; any remaining credits may be from either discipline or statistics
Additional Laboratory Science courses may be required to bring the total Laboratory Science credits to 11 or 12 quarter credits. The additional course must be selected from those listed below.
Early Childhood, Early Childhood/Elementary and Elementary/ Middle Level Education majors are required to take BI 101, ES 104, and ES106 as their science sequence, and must complete any of these courses that are not included in their Oregon Transfer Module.
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