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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.

  • Foundational Skills - (referred to as General Requirements in the current AA-OT degree)

Writing:

Two courses of college-level composition.

WR 135 College Writing II
WR 222 or WR 321 or WR 323


Oral Communication:

One course of fundamentals of speech or communication.
SP 111 Fundamentals of Speech or COM 111 Public Speaking


Mathematics:

One course of college-level mathematics, for which at least Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite
MTH 111 College Algebra or higher, not including MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics

  • Introduction to Disciplines - (referred to as Distribution Requirements in current AA-OT Degree)

Arts and Letters: Three courses
Choose at least one course from Creative Arts and at least one course from Humanities.

Creative Arts

Art
A 100 Introduction to the Visual Arts
A 115 Beginning Design (2D)
A 116 Beginning Design (3D)
A 117 Beginning Design (Color)
A 130 Beginning Drawing
A 131 Beginning Drawing Systems
A 204 Art History: Prehistoric-Gothic
A 205 Art History: Renaissance-Baroque
A 206 Art History: 18th Century-Realism

Dance
D 170 & 171 & 172 World Dance I & II & III
D 177 & 178 & 179 Beginning Hip Hop I & II & III
D 180 & 181 & 182 Beginning Modern Dance I & II & III
D 185 & 186 & 187 Beginning Ballet I & II & III
D 188 & 189 & 190 Beginning Jazz I & II & III
Dance I & II & III
D 196 & 197 & 198 Beginning Tap, I & II & III
D 251 Introduction to Dance - 3 credits
D 253 Labanotation – 3 credits
D 280 & 281 & 282 Intermediate Modern
D 285 & 286 & 287 Intermediate Ballet I & II & III
D 288 & 289 & 290 Intermediate Jazz I & II & III

 

Music
MUS 111 Beginning Musicianship
MUS 104 Musical Theatre Ensemble, 3 Credits.
MUS 201 Introduction to Music and Its Literature
MUS 202 The Music of Broadway
MUS 203 Jazz History
MUS 204 Music of the World
MUS 205 Music of Black Heritage
MUS 206 Introduction to Music and MIDI
MUS 207 Song Writing
MUS 208 Popular Music
MUS 209 Rock Music: A Social History

Theatre
TA 110 Introduction to Theatre
TA 112 Introduction to Film
TA 210 Oral Expression Through Theatre
TA 244 Technical Theatre: Scenecraft
TA 245 Technical Theatre: Lighting
TA 246 Technical Theatre: Costuming
TA 247 Technical Theatre: Sound
TA 250 Basic Movement & Vocal Develop
TA 251 Elements of Acting
TA 252 Technical Theatre: Makeup
TA 253 Production Workshop


Humanities
Literature English and Language Arts Teaching majors should take Eng 107, Eng 108, and preferably also Eng 109.

Types of World Literature
ENG 104 World Literature: Fiction
ENG 105 World Literature: Drama
ENG 106 World Literature: Poetry

Literature of the Western World
ENG 107 Literature of the Western World
ENG 108 Literature of the Western World
ENG 109 Literature of the Western World

Literature in Translation
GL 110 Intro to German Literature in Translation
FR 110 Intro to French Literature in Translation

Philosophy/Religion

 

Philosophy
PHL 101 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality
PHL 102 Intro to Philosophy: Personal Morality &Social Justice
PHL 103 Introduction to Logic
PHL 251 Ethics
PHL 252 Issues in Applied Ethics
PHL 253 Social and Political Philosophy
PHL 261 Metaphysics: Theory of Being
PHL 262 Epistemology: Theory of Knowledge
PHL 263 Philosophy of Mind
PHL 282 Philosophy of Art
PHL 283 Philosophy of Religion

Religeon
R 201 Introdto World’s Religions: Eastern
R 204 Intro to World’s Religions: Western

Languages:

Choose any language course numbered 201 or higher (any prerequisites must be completed).


Social Sciences: Three courses.
Choose two courses from a sequence in any one of the following areas and a third course from a different area .

Anthropology
ANTH 213 Language and Culture
ANTH 214 Intro to Physical Anthropology
ANTH 215 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 216 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

Economics
EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Geography
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
GEOG 105 Introductory Physical Geography
GEOG 106 Introductory Economic Geography
GEOG 107 Introductory Cultural Geography

Western Civilization
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
HST 101 History of Western Civilization
HST 102 History of Western Civilization
HST 103 History of Western Civilization

World History
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
HST 104 World History
HST 105 World History
HST 106 World History

US History
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
HST 201 History of the United States
HST 202 History of the United States
HST 203 History of the United States
Or choose the following for 8 credit hours
HST 211 American History Survey
HST 212 American History Survey

Political Science
PS 201 American National Government
PS 202 State and Local Government
PS 203 International Relations

Sociology
SOC 223 Theoretical Foundations of Sociology
SOC 224 Empirical Foundations of Sociology
SOC 225 Social Problems


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


Laboratory Science

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.

Earth Science
ES 201 Principles of Geology
ES 202 Principles of Geology
ES 203 Principles of Geology

Biology
BI 101 General Biology
BI 102 General Biology
BI 103 General Biology

Earth System Science
ES 104 Earth System Science I
ES 105 Earth System Science II
ES 106 Earth System Science III

Chemistry
CH 104 Introduction to Chemistry
CH 105 Introduction to Chemistry
CH 106 Introduction to Chemistry

Physics
PH 201 General Physics
PH 202 General Physics
PH 203 General Physics

Intermediate Biology
BI 211 Principles of Biology
BI 212 Principles of Biology
BI 213 Principles of Biology

Intermediate Chemistry
CH 221 General Chemistry
CH 222 General Chemistry
CH 223 General Chemistry

Physics with Calculus
PH 211 General Physics With Calculus
PH 212 General Physics With Calculus
PH 213 General Physics With Calculus


Electives

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).


Notes

1. Courses that are designed to prepare students for college-level work are not applicable to the transfer module.
2. When choosing courses in science and mathematics, students and advisors should check the specific requirements at receiving schools. Courses that include a laboratory component, or that deal with specific subjects, may be required for majors or degrees.
3. Computer Science courses used in the Math/Science/Computer Science area must meet Oregon Council of Computer Chairs criteria for a science course. See list of courses at (http://cs.bmcc.cc.or.us/occc/).
4. In Arts and Letters, the second year of a foreign language may be included, but not the first year. American Sign Language (ASL) is considered a foreign language.
5. All Oregon community colleges and Oregon University System institutions will offer students the opportunity to complete an Oregon Transfer Module and the OTM designation will be posted on the transcript by the issuing institution upon request. Regionally accredited private colleges and universities within the state are also welcome to offer and issue Transfer Modules, which will be accepted at any Oregon public college or university.
6. Oregon Transfer Module credits may not match program requirements in the receiving school. The OTM supplements, but does not supplant, existing articulation agreements and does not replace effective advising.

 

Course Requirements
For Western Oregon University’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

In Addition To The Oregon Transfer Module Course Requirements For Western

Upon transfer with a completed Oregon Transfer Module noted on the student’s transcript, 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. At Western Oregon University, the General Education requirements are the courses in Western’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Students entering Western Oregon University with the Oregon Transfer Module will need the additional courses listed below to complete Western’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

  • Introduction to Disciplines (Referred to as Distribution Requirements in current AA-OT Degree)

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.

Art
A 100 Introduction to the Visual Arts
A 115 Beginning Design (2D)
A 116 Beginning Design (3D)
A 117 Beginning Design (Color)
A 130 Beginning Drawing
A 131 Beginning Drawing Systems
A 204 Art History: Prehistoric-Gothic
A 205 Art History: Renaissance-Baroque
A 206 Art History: 18th Century-Realism

Dance
D 170, 171, 172 World Dance
D 177, 178, 179 Beginning Hip Hop
D 180, 181, 182 Beginning Modern I, II, III
D 185, 186, 187 Beginning Ballet I, II, III
D 188, 189, 190 Beginning Jazz, I, II, III
D 196, 197, 198 Beginning Tap, I, II, III
D 251 Introduction to Dance
D 280, 281, 282 Intermed. Modern I, II, III
D 285, 286, 287 Intermediate Ballet I, II, III
D 288, 289, 290 Intermediate Jazz, I, II, III

Music
MUS 100 Pep Band
MUS 101 Concert Choir
MUS 102 Chamber Singers
MUS 103 Vocal Jazz Ensemble
MUS 105 Symphony Orchestra

Music continued
MUS 106 Instrumentl Chamber Ensembles
MUS 107 Percussion Ensemble
MUS 108 Jazz Ensemble
MUS 109 Wind Ensemble
MUS 111 Beginning Musicianship MUS 181 Voice Class
MUS 182 Voice Class
MUS 201 Introduction to Music and Its Literature
MUS 202 The Music of Broadway
MUS 203 Jazz History
MUS 204 Music of the World
MUS 205 Music of Black Heritage
MUS 206 Introduction to Music and MIDI
MUS 207 Song Writing
MUS 208 Popular Music
MUS 209 Rock Music: A Social History

Theatre
TA 110 Introduction to Theatre
TA 112 Introduction to Film
TA 210 Oral Expression Through Theatre
TA 244 Technical Theatre: Scenecraft
TA 245 Technical Theatre: Lighting
TA 246 Technical Theatre: Costuming
TA 247 Technical Theatre: Sound
TA 250 Basic Movement & Vocal Develop
TA 251 Elements of Acting
TA 252 Technical Theatre: Makeup
TA 253 Production Workshop


Humanities:

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.

English and Language Arts Teaching majors should take Eng 107, Eng 108, and preferably also Eng 109.

Types of World Literature
ENG 104 World Literature: Fiction
ENG 105 World Literature: Drama
ENG 106 World Literature: Poetry
Literature of the Western World
ENG 107 Literature of the Western World
ENG 108 Literature of the Western World
ENG 109 Literature of the Western World
Literature in Translation
Language Option: You may opt to substitute one term of foreign language study for the 2nd literature course.
GL 110 Intro to German Literature in Translation
FR 110 Intro to French Literature in Translation

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.

Philosophy
PHL 101 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality
PHL 102 Intro to Philosophy: Personal Morality & Social Justice
PHL 103 Introduction to Logic
PHL 251 Ethics
PHL 252 Issues in Applied Ethics
PHL 253 Social and Political Philosophy
PHL 261 Metaphysics: Theory of Being
PHL 262 Epistemology: Theory of Knowledge
PHL 263 Philosophy of Mind
PHL 282 Philosophy of Art
PHL 283 Philosophy of Religion
Religion
R 201 Intro to World’s Religions: Eastern
R 204 Intro to World’s Religions: Western

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.

Anthropology
ANTH 213 Language and Culture
ANTH 214 Intro to Physical Anthropology
ANTH 215 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 216 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

Economics
EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomic
EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Geography
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
GEOG 105 Introductory Physical Geography
GEOG 106 Introductory Economic Geography
GEOG 107 Introductory Cultural Geography

Western Civilization
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
HST 101 History of Western Civilization
HST 102 History of Western Civilization
HST 103 History of Western Civilization

World History
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
HST 104 World History
HST 105 World History
HST 106 World History

US History
(Choose two of the following as a sequence or all three for 12 hour total requirement)
HST 201 History of the United States
HST 202 History of the United States
HST 203 History of the United States
Or choose the following for 8 credit hours
HST 212 American History Survey
HST 211 American History Survey

Political Science
PS 201 American National Government
PS 202 State and Local Government
PS 203 International Relations

Sociology
SOC 223 Theoretical Foundations of Sociology
SOC 224 Empirical Foundations of Sociology
SOC 225 Social Problems


Science/Math/Computer Science:

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:
for a WOU BA: CS101 or any higher numbered CS course
for a WOU BS: CS122 or any higher numbered CS course, unless the student is
seeking a BS in Mathematics, in which case the student must take CS162.

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


Laboratory Science:

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.

Earth Science
ES 201 Principles of Geology
ES 202 Principles of Geology
ES 203 Principles of Geology

Biology
BI 101 General Biology
BI 102 General Biology
BI 103 General Biology

Earth System Science
ES 104 Earth System Science I
ES 105 Earth System Science II
ES 106 Earth System Science III

Chemistry
CH 104 Introduction to Chemistry
CH 105 Introduction to Chemistry
CH 106 Introduction to Chemistry

Physics
PH 201 General Physics
PH 202 General Physics
PH 203 General Physics

Intermediate Biology
BI 211 Principles of Biology
BI 212 Principles of Biology
BI 213 Principles of Biology

Intermediate Chemistry
CH 221 General Chemistry
CH 222 General Chemistry
CH 223 General Chemistry

Physics with Calculus
PH 211 General Physics With Calculus
PH 212 General Physics With Calculus
PH 213 General Physics With Calculus

 

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