J - General Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees

Candidates for baccalaureate degrees must fulfill the following requirements. (See the College of Graduate Studies section for the requirements for graduate degrees. See the College of Law section for the requirements for the degree of Juris Doctor.)

J-1. Credit Requirements.

J-1-a. Students must have earned a minimum of 120 credits to be granted a baccalaureate degree from the University of Idaho. Some programs require a higher minimum. For the minimum number of credits required in each degree program, see the major curricula of the various degree-granting units in the individual departmental section.

J-1-b. A minimum of 40 credits in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above) is required for a baccalaureate degree.

J-2. Residency Requirements. A student must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits in UI courses. No credits awarded for alternative credit opportunities (see regulation I) or independent study can be counted among these 30 UI credits. Study abroad and student exchange credits may be counted toward this requirement with prior approval by the student's academic department and dean.

J-3. General Education Curriculum and Learning Outcomes. First-year students (see Admissions Status) are to complete the University of Idaho General Education curriculum. A university education is a preparation both for living and for making a living. It offers an opportunity not only to lay the foundations of a career, but also to develop the mind to its highest potential, to cultivate the imagination as well as the power to reason, and to gain the intellectual curiosity that makes education a life-long enterprise. See the University Learning Outcomes for more information.

A student working toward a baccalaureate degree must complete the necessary course work in the seven categories described below (J-3-a through J-3-g). This requirement is to be satisfied by earning a total of 36 credits and meeting the minimum number of credits specified for each category. Within the J-3-e, J-3-f, J-3-g categories, students must complete a total of 18 credits. (Transfer students have two options for fulfilling this requirement; these are described under "General Education Requirements for Transfer Students" in the Undergraduate Admission section of this catalog). University of Idaho general education courses accepted as transferable as general education courses to other Idaho state-funded institutions are listed as General Education Matriculated - (GEM) courses in the General Catalog. Courses that fulfill requirements in each category are reviewed each year and the list is updated in the Spring. Students and advisors are encouraged to check the list when it is published in the Spring to be aware of any additional courses that have been added to meet specific requirements. Courses that are approved to satisfy a general education requirement can be used to satisfy those requirements even if the course is completed prior to being approved as a general education course.

Note: Remedial courses may not be used to satisfy any of this requirement. Degree-seeking students must be enrolled in ENGL 109, ENGL 101, or ENGL 102 in their first semester in residence and in each subsequent semester until they have passed ENGL 102. They must also be enrolled in MATH 108 or in a course that meets the general education requirement in mathematics, statistics, or computer science in their first year in residence and in each subsequent semester until the general education requirement in mathematics, statistics, or computer science has been satisfied.

J-3-a. Written Communication (3-6 cr, depending on placement). The purpose of this requirement is to develop the ability to organize one's thoughts, to express them simply and clearly through oral, written and visual means, to observe the standards and conventions of language usage, and to suit tone to audience. The requirement is proficiency in written English equal to that needed for the completion of ENGL 102.

To fulfill this requirement, students must complete Engl 101 and Engl 102 or attain satisfactory scores for both courses.  The following specific provisions apply to the English composition component:

  1. Based on placement, a student may be required to take up to 6 credits to satisfy this requirement. Students are provisionally placed in a required English composition course based on their SAT Verbal and/or ACT English scores. The University of Idaho offers an additional placement tool, the Write Class UIdaho: www.writeclassuidaho.com
  2. Students who attain a satisfactory score on the College Board English Achievement or Scholastic Aptitude (Verbal) Test or the American College Testing (ACT) English Test will be awarded credit and grades of P for Engl 101 and Engl 102.  Also, students who attain a score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Test in English will be awarded credit and a grade of P for Engl 101 and students who attain a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement Test in English will be awarded credit and grades of P for Engl 101 and Engl 102.
  3. UI accepts credits earned in comparable writing courses taken at other accredited institutions.  (See credit limitation in J-5-d.)

J-3b. Oral Communication (2-3 cr). Students who receive a passing grade in one of the following four courses are expected to meet the proficiencies for Oral Communication courses contained in Section III-N of the Idaho State Board of Education Governing Policies and Procedures.  Students should be able to demonstrate basic competency in (1) organization and preparation, (2) oral language use and presentation, and (3) addressing audience needs and interests.

COMM 101Fundamntls Public Speaking

2 cr

ENGL 313Business Writing

3 cr

ENGL 317Technical Writing

3 cr

PHIL 102Reason and Rhetoric

2 cr

J-3-c. Natural and Applied Science (8 cr , from two different disciplines, which include two accompanying labs OR 7 cr which includes a Core Science (CORS) course and one course with lab). The purpose of this requirement is to develop a better understanding of the physical and biological world by learning some of the principles that explain the natural phenomena of the universe, the experimental method used to derive those principles, and their applications.

Study in this area is undertaken as part of the general education requirements in order to promote scientific literacy, that is, the ability to read and understand the science issues being debated in society. Scientific literacy is essential if citizens are to make informed judgments on the wide range of issues that affect their everyday lives. Students receiving passing grades in the natural and applied science courses of the general education curriculum will demonstrate competency in the following areas: (1) knowledge of scientific principles; (2) the ability to write clearly and concisely using the style appropriate to the sciences; (3) the ability to interpret scientific data; (4) the ability to analyze experimental design critically; and (5) the development of laboratory skills.

BIOL 102Biology and Society

3 cr

AND

BIOL 102LBiology and Society Lab

1 cr

 

BIOL 114Organisms and Environments

4 cr

BIOL 115Cells & the Evolution of Life

3 cr

AND

BIOL 115LCells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory

1 cr

 

BIOL 154Introductory Microbiology

3 cr

AND

BIOL 155Introductory Microbiology Laboratory

1 cr

 

BIOL 250General Microbiology

3 cr

AND

BIOL 255General Microbiology Lab

2 cr

 

CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry I

4 cr

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I

4 cr

CHEM 112Principles of Chemistry II

5 cr

CORS 205-297Integrated Science

3 cr

 

ENVS 101Introduction to Environmental Science

3 cr

AND

ENVS 102Field Activities in Environmental Sciences

1 cr

 

GEOG 100Physical Geography

3 cr

AND

GEOG 100LPhysical Geography Lab

1 cr

 

GEOL 101Physical Geology

3 cr

AND

GEOL 101LPhysical Geology Lab

1 cr

 

GEOL 102Historical Geology

3 cr

AND

GEOL 102LHistorical Geology Lab

1 cr

 

PHYS 100Fundamentals of Physics

3 cr

AND

PHYS 100LFundamentals of Physics Lab

1 cr

 

PHYS 103General Astronomy

3 cr

AND

PHYS 104Astronomy Lab

1 cr

 

PHYS 111General Physics I

3 cr

AND

PHYS 111LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 cr

 

PHYS 112General Physics II

3 cr

AND

PHYS 112LGeneral Physics II Lab

1 cr

 

PHYS 211Engineering Physics I

3 cr

AND

PHYS 211LLaboratory Physics I

1 cr

 

PHYS 212Engineering Physics II

3 cr

AND

PHYS 212LLaboratory Physics II

1 cr

 

SOIL 205The Soil Ecosystem

3 cr

AND

SOIL 206The Soil Ecosystem Lab

1 cr

J-3-d. Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science (3 cr). These courses develop analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills by involving students in doing mathematics, statistics, or computer science and by focusing on understanding the concepts of these disciplines.

Students receiving passing grades in mathematics, statistics, or computer science will have the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

CS 112Computational Thinking and Problem Solving

3 cr

MATH 123Mathematics Applied to the Modern World

3 cr

MATH 130Finite Mathematics

3 cr

MATH 137Algebra with Applications

3 cr

MATH 143Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

3 cr

MATH 160Survey of Calculus

4 cr

MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

4 cr

MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

4 cr

MATH 275Analytic Geometry and Calculus III

3 cr

STAT 150Introduction to Statistics

3 cr

STAT 251Statistical Methods

3 cr

J-3-e. Humanities (6 cr, from two different disciplines) and Social Sciences (6 cr, from two different disciplines). The purpose of these liberal arts courses is to provide students with critical tools for understanding the human experience and providing the means for students to respond to the world around them.

Humanities courses enable students to reflect upon their lives and ask fundamental questions of value, purpose, and meaning in a rigorous and systematic interpretative manner, with the goal of fostering understanding of culture and inspiring a citizenry that is more literate, respectful of diverse viewpoints, and intellectually inquisitive.

Social science courses enable students to apply rigorous analytic skills for the purpose of explaining the dynamic interaction among history, institutions, society and ideas that shape the behaviors of individuals, communities and societies. With these skills students can critically address the social issues of our contemporary world.

Courses on the humanities and social science lists that are also listed as satisfying the American diversity or international requirement are indicated by a D or I designation.

Approved Humanities Courses:

AMST 301Studies in American Culture

3 cr

ARCH 151Introduction to the Built Environment

3 cr

ART 100World Art and Culture

3 cr

ART 205Visual Culture

3 cr

ART 213History and Theory of Modern Design

3 cr

ART 302Modern Art and Theory

3 cr

ART 382History of Photography

3 cr

ART 407New Media

3 cr

DAN 100Dance in Society

3 cr

ENGL 175Introduction to Literary Genres

3 cr

ENGL 221History of Film 1895-1945

3 cr

ENGL 222History of Film 1945-Present

3 cr

ENGL 257Literature of Western Civilization

3 cr

ENGL 258Literature of Western Civilization

3 cr

ENGL 322Envioronmental Literature and Culture

3 cr

ENGL 341Survey of British Literature

3 cr

ENGL 342Survey of British Literature

3 cr

ENGL 343Survey of American Literature

3 cr

ENGL 344Survey of American Literature

3 cr

ENGL 345Shakespeare

3 cr

ENGL 375The Bible as Literature

3 cr

FLEN 210Introduction to Classic Mythology

3 cr

FLEN 313French/Francophone Literature in Translation

3 cr

FLEN 324Topics in German Literature in Translation

3 cr - Max 6 cr

FLEN 331Japanese Anime

3 cr

FLEN 391Hispanic Film

3 cr

FLEN 394Latin American Literature in Translation

3 cr

HIST 270Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization

3 cr

HIST 340Modern India, 1757-1947

3 cr

HIST 350The Age of Enlightenment: European Culture & Ideas, 1680-1800

3 cr

HIST 357Women in Pre-Modern European History

3 cr

HIST 366Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History, 1880-1980

3 cr

HIST 378History of Science I: Antiquity to 1700

3 cr

HIST 379History of Science II: 1700-Present

3 cr

HIST 414History and Film

3 cr - Max 6 cr

HIST 442The Medieval Church: Europe in the Early and High Middle Ages

3 cr

HIST 443The Medieval State: Europe in the High and Late Middle Ages

3 cr

HIST 445Medieval English Constitutional and Legal History: 1066-1485

3 cr

HIST 447The Renaissance

3 cr

HIST 448The Reformation

3 cr

HIST 485Chinese Social and Cultural History

3 cr

IS 370African Community, Culture, and Music

1-3 cr - Max 3 cr

MUSH 101Survey of Music

3 cr

MUSH 111Introduction to Music Literature

3 cr

MUSH 201History of Rock and Roll

3 cr

PHIL 103Ethics

3 cr

PHIL 200Philosophy of Alcohol

3 cr

PHIL 201Critical Thinking

3 cr

PHIL 208Business Ethics

3 cr

PHIL 240Belief and Reality

3 cr

PHIL 351Philosophy of Science

3 cr

PHIL 361Professional Ethics

3 cr - Max 6 cr

THE 101Introduction to the Theatre

3 cr

THE 468Theatre History I

3 cr

THE 469Theatre History II

3 cr

WMST 201Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 cr

Approved Social Science Courses:

ANTH 100Introduction to Anthropology

3 cr

ANTH 220Peoples of the World

3 cr

ANTH 261Language and Culture

3 cr

ANTH 329North American Indians

3 cr

ANTH 350Food, Culture, and Society

3 cr

ANTH 462Human Issues in International Development

3 cr

COMM 233Interpersonal Communication

3 cr

COMM 335Intercultural Communication

3 cr

COMM 410Conflict Management

3 cr

ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3 cr

ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics

3 cr

ECON 272Foundations of Economic Analysis

4 cr

EDCI 301Lrng, Dvlpmnt, & Assessment

3 cr

FLEN 270Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization

3 cr

FLEN 307Institutions of the European Union

3 cr

FLEN 308European Immigration and Integration

3 cr

GEOG 165Human Geography

3 cr

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3 cr

GEOG 365Political Geography

3 cr

HIST 101History of Civilization

3 cr

HIST 102History of Civilization

3 cr

HIST 111Introduction to U.S. History

3 cr

HIST 112Introduction to U.S. History

3 cr

HIST 180Introduction to East Asian History

3 cr

HIST 315Comparative African-American Cultures

3 cr

HIST 462History of the American West

3 cr

HIST 461Idaho and the Pacific Northwest

3 cr

HIST 331The Age of African Empires

3 cr

HIST 380Disease and Culture:History of Western Medicine

3 cr

HIST 382History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies

3 cr

HIST 388History of Mathematics

3 cr

HIST 412Revolutionary North America and Early National Period

3 cr

HIST 419Topics in the American West

3 cr

HIST 420History of Women in American Society

3 cr

HIST 424American Environmental History

3 cr

HIST 426Red Earth White Lies: American Indian History 1840-Present

3 cr

HIST 430U.S. Diplomatic History

3 cr

HIST 431Stolen Continents, The Indian Story: Indian History to 1840

3 cr

HIST 438Modern Mexico and the Americas

3 cr

HIST 439Modern Latin America

3 cr

HIST 440Social Revolution in Latin America

3 cr

HIST 441Slavery and Freedom in the Americas

3 cr

HIST 449Tudor-Stuart Britian 1485-1660

3 cr

HIST 452Europe in the Age of the Revolution, 1770-1880

3 cr

HIST 455Modern Europe

3 cr

HIST 456Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

3 cr

HIST 457History of the Middle East

3 cr

HIST 460Conspiracies and Secret Societies in History

3 cr

HIST 466Eastern Europe Since 1774

3 cr

HIST 467Russia to 1894

3 cr

HIST 468Russia and Soviet Union Since 1894

3 cr

HIST 481America's Wars in Asia

3 cr

HIST 482Japan, 1600 to Present

3 cr

HIST 484Modern China, 1840s to Present

3 cr

IS 325The Contemporary Muslim World

3 cr

IS 326Africa Today

3 cr

IS 350Sports and International Affairs

3 cr

NRS 125Introduction to Conservation and Natural Resources

3 cr

POLS 101Introduction to Political Science and American Government

3 cr

POLS 205Introduction to Comparative Politics

3 cr

POLS 237Introduction to International Politics

3 cr

POLS 275American State and Local Government

3 cr

POLS 331American Political Parties and Elections

3 cr

POLS 332American Congress

3 cr

POLS 333American Political Culture

3 cr

POLS 338American Foreign Policy

3 cr

POLS 360Law and Society

3 cr

POLS 381European Politics

3 cr

PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology

3 cr

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3 cr

SOC 130Introduction to Criminology

3 cr

SOC 230Social Problems

3 cr

SOC 301Introduction to Diversity and Stratification

3 cr

SOC 336Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

3 cr

SOC 340Social Change & Globalization

3 cr

SOC 343Power, Politics, and Society

3 cr

SOC 423Sociology of Prosperity: Social Class and Economics in the 21st Century

3 cr

SOC 424Sociology of Gender

3 cr

SOC 427Racial and Ethnic Relations

3 cr

SOC 431Personal and Social Issues in Aging

3 cr

SOC 439Inequalities in the Justice System

3 cr

SOC 450Dynamics of Social Protest

3 cr

Within the J-3-d, J-3-e, J-3-f categories, students must complete a total of 18 credits.

J-3-f. American Diversity (One course) and International (One course or an approved study abroad experience). As we live in an increasingly diverse and multicultural world, the purpose of these courses is to prepare students to understand, communicate and collaborate with those from diverse communities within the United States and throughout the world.

The American diversity courses seek to increase awareness of contemporary and historical issues surrounding the social and cultural diversity in the U.S. Students engage in critical thinking and inquiry into the issues, complexities, and implications of diversity, and how social, economic, and/or political forces have shaped American communities. Diversity includes such characteristics as ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status

*One course chosen from the approved American diversity courses listed below. If a student takes a General Education course in another category that also appears on the list of approved American diversity courses, then this requirement is considered to be completed.

The international courses seek to develop an understanding of international values, belief systems and social issues that have contributed to current balances of power and cultural relations. Students develop an understanding of the roles that the United States and other countries have played in global relations and the ways cultures have interacted and influenced each other.

*One course chosen from the approved international courses listed below. If a student takes a General Education course in another category that also appears on the list of approved International courses, then this requirement is considered to be completed. The international requirement may be waived if a student successfully completes an approved Summer, Fall, or Spring term abroad through the International Programs Office.

Approved American Diversity Courses:

AIST 320Native American & Indigenous Film

3 cr

AIST 401Contemporary American Indian Issues

3 cr

AIST 420Native American Law

3 cr

AIST 422Plateau Indians

3 cr

AIST 478Tribal Nation Economics and Law

3 cr

AIST 484American Indian Literature

3 cr

AMST 301Studies in American Culture

3 cr

ANTH 329North American Indians

3 cr

ANTH 350Food, Culture, and Society

3 cr

ARCH 411Native American Architecture

3 cr

COMM 432Gender and Communication

3 cr

COMM 491Communication and Aging

3 cr

EDCI 302Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners

4 cr

ENGL 380Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures

3 cr

HIST 111Introduction to U.S. History

3 cr

HIST 112Introduction to U.S. History

3 cr

HIST 315Comparative African-American Cultures

3 cr

HIST 462History of the American West

3 cr

HIST 461Idaho and the Pacific Northwest

3 cr

HIST 412Revolutionary North America and Early National Period

3 cr

HIST 414History and Film

3 cr - Max 6 cr

HIST 419Topics in the American West

3 cr

HIST 420History of Women in American Society

3 cr

HIST 424American Environmental History

3 cr

HIST 426Red Earth White Lies: American Indian History 1840-Present

3 cr

HIST 431Stolen Continents, The Indian Story: Indian History to 1840

3 cr

ID 443Universal Design

3 cr

JAMM 340Cultural Diversity and the Media

3 cr

JAMM 445History of Mass Media

3 cr

MUSH 410Studies in Jazz History

3 cr

POLS 101Introduction to Political Science and American Government

3 cr

POLS 333American Political Culture

3 cr

POLS 335American Interest Groups & Social Movements

3 cr

POLS 360Law and Society

3 cr

POLS 468Civil Liberties

3 cr

PSYC 315Psychology of Women

3 cr

PSYC 419Adult Development and Aging

3 cr

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3 cr

SOC 230Social Problems

3 cr

SOC 301Introduction to Diversity and Stratification

3 cr

SOC 423Sociology of Prosperity: Social Class and Economics in the 21st Century

3 cr

SOC 424Sociology of Gender

3 cr

SOC 427Racial and Ethnic Relations

3 cr

SOC 431Personal and Social Issues in Aging

3 cr

SOC 439Inequalities in the Justice System

3 cr

SOC 450Dynamics of Social Protest

3 cr

SPAN 306Culture and Institutions of Latin America

3 cr

SPAN 411Chicano and Latino Literature

3

SPAN 413Spanish American Short Fiction

3 cr

WMST 201Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 cr

*CORS 232 Science on Your Plate: Food Safety, Risks and Technology (3 cr) is also designated as an American Diversity Course.

Approved International Courses:

AGEC 481Agricultural Markets in a Global Economy

3 cr

AGED 406Exploring International Agriculture

3 cr

ANTH 220Peoples of the World

3 cr

ANTH 261Language and Culture

3 cr

ANTH 462Human Issues in International Development

3 cr

ARBC 101Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I

4 cr

ARBC 102Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II

4 cr

ART 100World Art and Culture

3 cr

ART 213History and Theory of Modern Design

3 cr

ART 302Modern Art and Theory

3 cr

ART 303Contemporary Art and Theory

3 cr

ART 313History and Theory of Modern Design

3 cr

CHIN 110Elementary Chinese I

4 cr

CHIN 112Elementary Chinese II

4 cr

CHIN 210Intermediate Chinese I

4 cr

CHIN 212Intermediate Chinese II

4 cr

COMM 335Intercultural Communication

3 cr

ECON 446International Economics

3 cr

ECON 447International Development Economics

3 cr

ENGL 221History of Film 1895-1945

3 cr

ENGL 222History of Film 1945-Present

3 cr

ENVS 225International Environmental Issues Seminar

3 cr

FCS 411Global Nutrition

3 cr

FCS 419Dress and Culture

3 cr

FLEN 307Institutions of the European Union

3 cr

FLEN 308European Immigration and Integration

3 cr

FLEN 313French/Francophone Literature in Translation

3 cr

FLEN 324Topics in German Literature in Translation

3 cr - Max 6 cr

FLEN 331Japanese Anime

3 cr

FLEN 391Hispanic Film

3 cr

FLEN 394Latin American Literature in Translation

3 cr

FREN 101Elementary French I

4 cr

FREN 102Elementary French II

4 cr

FREN 201Intermediate French I

4 cr

FREN 202Intermediate French II

4 cr

FREN 301Advanced French Grammar

3 cr

FREN 302Advanced French Writing Skills

3 cr

FREN 304Connecting French Language and Culture

3 cr

FREN 307French Phonetics

3 cr

FREN 308Advanced French Conversation

3 cr

FREN 407French & Francophone Literatures

3 cr - Max 9 cr

FREN 408French and Francophone Culture and Institutions

3 cr - Max 9 cr

FREN 410French and Francophone Arts

3 cr

GEOG 165Human Geography

3 cr

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3 cr

GEOG 350Geography of Development

3-4 cr - Max 4 cr

GEOG 360Population Dynamics and Distribution

3-4 cr - Max 4 cr

GEOG 365Political Geography

3 cr

GERM 101Elementary German I

4 cr

GERM 102Elementary German II

4 cr

GERM 201Intermediate German I

4 cr

GERM 202Intermediate German II

4 cr

GERM 301Advanced German Grammar

3 cr

GERM 302Advanced German Speaking and Writing

3 cr

GERM 420Topics in German Culture & Literature - Themes

3 cr - Max 6 cr

GERM 440German Media through the Internet

3 cr

HIST 101History of Civilization

3 cr

HIST 102History of Civilization

3 cr

HIST 180Introduction to East Asian History

3 cr

HIST 270Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization

3 cr

HIST 315Comparative African-American Cultures

3 cr

HIST 331The Age of African Empires

3 cr

HIST 340Modern India, 1757-1947

3 cr

HIST 350The Age of Enlightenment: European Culture & Ideas, 1680-1800

3 cr

HIST 357Women in Pre-Modern European History

3 cr

HIST 366Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History, 1880-1980

3 cr

HIST 371History of England

3 cr

HIST 372History of England

3 cr

HIST 378History of Science I: Antiquity to 1700

3 cr

HIST 379History of Science II: 1700-Present

3 cr

HIST 380Disease and Culture:History of Western Medicine

3 cr

HIST 382History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies

3 cr

HIST 388History of Mathematics

3 cr

HIST 414History and Film

3 cr - Max 6 cr

HIST 430U.S. Diplomatic History

3 cr

HIST 438Modern Mexico and the Americas

3 cr

HIST 439Modern Latin America

3 cr

HIST 440Social Revolution in Latin America

3 cr

HIST 441Slavery and Freedom in the Americas

3 cr

HIST 442The Medieval Church: Europe in the Early and High Middle Ages

3 cr

HIST 443The Medieval State: Europe in the High and Late Middle Ages

3 cr

HIST 445Medieval English Constitutional and Legal History: 1066-1485

3 cr

HIST 447The Renaissance

3 cr

HIST 448The Reformation

3 cr

HIST 449Tudor-Stuart Britian 1485-1660

3 cr

HIST 452Europe in the Age of the Revolution, 1770-1880

3 cr

HIST 455Modern Europe

3 cr

HIST 456Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

3 cr

HIST 457History of the Middle East

3 cr

HIST 460Conspiracies and Secret Societies in History

3 cr

HIST 466Eastern Europe Since 1774

3 cr

HIST 467Russia to 1894

3 cr

HIST 468Russia and Soviet Union Since 1894

3 cr

HIST 481America's Wars in Asia

3 cr

HIST 482Japan, 1600 to Present

3 cr

HIST 484Modern China, 1840s to Present

3 cr

HIST 485Chinese Social and Cultural History

3 cr

ID 281History of the Interior I

3 cr

ID 282History of the Interior II

3 cr

IS 325The Contemporary Muslim World

3 cr

IS 326Africa Today

3 cr

IS 350Sports and International Affairs

3 cr

IS 370African Community, Culture, and Music

1-3 cr - Max 3 cr

JAMM 490Global Media

3 cr

JAPN 101Elementary Japanese I

4 cr

JAPN 102Elementary Japanese II

4 cr

JAPN 201Intermediate Japanese I

4 cr

JAPN 202Intermediate Japanese II

4 cr

JAPN 301Japanese Reading

3 cr

JAPN 303Japanese Speaking

3 cr

LARC 390Italian Hill Towns and Urban Centers

3 cr

MUSH 420Studies in World Music

3 cr

PHIL 367Global Justice

3 cr

POLS 205Introduction to Comparative Politics

3 cr

POLS 237Introduction to International Politics

3 cr

POLS 338American Foreign Policy

3 cr

POLS 381European Politics

3 cr

POLS 385Political Psychology

3 cr

POLS 420Introduction to Asian Politics

3 cr

POLS 441Genes and Justice: Comparative Biotechnology Policy Formation

3 cr

POLS 449World Politics and War

3 cr

POLS 480Politics of Development

3 cr

POLS 487Political Violence and Revolution

3 cr

SOC 336Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

3 cr

SOC 340Social Change & Globalization

3 cr

SOC 343Power, Politics, and Society

3 cr

SPAN 101Elementary Spanish I

4 cr

SPAN 102Elementary Spanish II

4 cr

SPAN 104Elementary Spanish Transition

4 cr

SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I

4 cr

SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II

4 cr

SPAN 301Advanced Grammar

3 cr

SPAN 302Advanced Composition

3 cr

SPAN 303Spanish Conversation

3 cr

SPAN 305Culture and Institutions of Spain

3 cr

SPAN 306Culture and Institutions of Latin America

3 cr

SPAN 308Proficiency in Reading

3 cr

SPAN 310Spanish for the Professions I

3 cr

SPAN 401Readings: Spanish Literature

3 cr

SPAN 402Readings: Spanish American Literature

3 cr

SPAN 411Chicano and Latino Literature

3

SPAN 412Spanish Short Fiction

3 cr

SPAN 413Spanish American Short Fiction

3 cr

SPAN 419Latin America Theatre Through Literature

3 cr

SPAN 420Modern Spanish Theatre Through Literature

3 cr

THE 468Theatre History I

3 cr

THE 469Theatre History II

3 cr

J-3-g. Integrated Studies - ISEM 101 Integrative Seminar (3 cr ), ISEM 301 Great Issues (1 cr ), and Senior Experience. The purpose of these courses is to provide students with the tools of integrative thinking, which are critical for problem solving, creativity and innovation, and communication and collaboration. Integrated learning is the competency to attain, use, and develop knowledge from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, such as the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, with disciplinary specialization (to think divergently, distinguishing different perspectives), and to incorporate information across disciplines and perspectives (to think convergently, re-connecting diverse perspectives in novel ways). It is a cumulative learning competency, initiated as a first-year student and culminating as reflected in a graduating senior.

One course from ISEM 101 (open to first-year students only). One credit of ISEM 301. One course chosen from the approved Senior Experience courses listed below.*

Approved Senior Experience Courses:

AGEC 478Advanced Agribusiness Management

3 cr

AGED 471Senior Capstone in Agricultural Education

1 cr

AGED 498Internship

1-10 cr - Max 10 cr

ANTH 410Research Methods in Anthropology

3

ARCH 454Architectural Design: Vertical Studio

6 cr - Max 12 cr

ART 410Professional Practices

2 cr

ART 490BFA Art/Design Studio

6 cr - Max 12 cr

ART 491Information Design

3 cr

ART 495BFA Senior Thesis

2 cr - Max 4 cr

AVS 450Issues in Animal Agriculture

1 cr

BE 478Engineering Design I

3 cr

BE 479Engineering Design II

3 cr

BE 491Senior Seminar

1 cr

BIOL 401Undergraduate Research

1-4 cr - Max 8 cr

BIOL 405Practicum in Anatomy Laboratory Teaching

2-4 cr - Max 8 cr

BIOL 407Practicum in Biology Laboratory Teaching

2-6 cr - Max 12 cr

BIOL 408Practicum in Human Physiology Laboratory Teaching

2-4 cr - Max 8 cr

BIOL 411Senior Capstone

2 cr

BIOL 491Practicum in Teaching

2 cr

BIOL 495Research in Molec/Cell/Dev Biology

1-16 cr

BIOL 496Research in Ecology and Evolution

1-16 cr

BIOL 497Research in Anatomy and Physiology

1-16 cr

BUS 490Strategic Management

3 cr

CE 494Senior Design Project

3 cr

CHE 452Environmental Management and Design

1-16 cr

CHE 454Chemical Process Analysis and Design II

3 cr

CHEM 409Proseminar

1 cr

CS 481CS Senior Capstone Design II

3 cr

ECE 481EE Senior Design II

3

ECE 483Computer Engineering Senior Design II

3

ECON 490Economic Theory and Policy

3 cr

ENGL 440Client-Based Writing

3 cr

ENGL 490Senior Seminar

3 cr

EDCI 401Internship Seminar

1

EDCI 485Secondary Internship

15

ENT 438Pesticides in the Environment

3 cr

ENVS 497Senior Research

2-4 cr - Max 4 cr

FCS 401Professional Ethics and Practice in CFCS

1 cr

FCS 424Apparel Product Line Development: Senior Capstone

4 cr

FCS 486Nutrition in the Life Cycle

3 cr

FCS 497Internship Preschool

1-16 cr - Max 16 cr

FISH 418Fisheries Management

4 cr

FISH 473ECB Senior Presentation

1 cr

FISH 495Fisheries Seminar

1 cr

FL 401MLC International Experience

1 cr

FOR 424Silviculture Principles and Practices

4 cr

FOR 427Prescribed Burning Lab

3 cr

FOR 473ECB Senior Presentation

1 cr

FS 489Food Product Development

3 cr

GEOG 493Senior Capstone in Geography

3 cr

GEOL 490Field Geology II

3 cr

HIST 401Seminar

1-16 cr

ID 452Interior Design VI

6 cr

INTR 401Career and Leadership Development

2 cr

IS 495International Studies Senior Seminar

3 cr

JAMM 448Law of Mass Media

3

LARC 480The Resilient Landscape

3 cr

MATH 415Cryptography

3 cr

ME 424Mechanical Systems Design I

3 cr

ME 426Mechanical Systems Design II

3 cr

MUSA 490Half Recital

0 cr

MUSA 491Recital

0 cr

MUSC 481Senior Thesis in Music Theory II

1 cr

MUSC 490Senior Recital

0 cr

MUSH 481Senior Thesis in Music History II

1 cr

MUST 432Practicum: Music Teaching

11 cr

MVSC 486Healthy Active Lifestyle Assessment and Intervention

3 cr

NRS 473ECB Senior Presentation

1 cr

NRS 475Conservation Planning and Management

4 cr

ORGS 410Capstone Project in Organizational Sciences

1-6 cr - Max 6 cr

PEP 498Internship in Exercise Science & Health

1-16 cr

PHIL 490Senior Seminar

3 cr

PHYS 407Communicating Science

1 cr

PHYS 492Senior Research

1 cr

POLS 490Senior Experience

3 cr

PSYC 415History and Systems of Psychology

3 cr

REC 498Internship in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism

1-16 cr

REM 456Integrated Rangeland Management

3

REM 473ECB Senior Presentation

1 cr

RMAT 473ECB Senior Presentation

1 cr

RMAT 495/MKTG 495Product Development and Brand Management

3 cr

SOC 460Capstone: Sociology in Action

3 cr

SOC 461Capstone:Justice Policy Issues

3 cr

SOC 462Senior Practicum

3 cr

SOC 464Criminology Abroad

3 cr

THE 483Senior Capstone Project

2 cr

VTD 457Capstone Design Studio I

6

WLF 473ECB Senior Presentation

1 cr

WLF 492Wildlife Management

4 cr

Within the J-3-e, J-3-f, J-3-g categories, students must complete a total of 18 credits.

J-4. Grade Requirements. To qualify for the baccalaureate degree, a candidate must have a UI grade-point average of 2.00 or better. See exceptions under E-4 and E-5.

J-5. Credit Limitations. A candidate may count toward a baccalaureate degree no more than:

J-5-a. Thirty credits earned in alternative credit opportunities (see regulation I).

J-5-b. Twelve credits earned under the pass-fail option (see regulation B-11).

J-5-c. Zero credits in remedial-level courses.

J-6. Assignment of Curricular Requirements (Catalog Issue). In addition to fulfilling the general university requirements for degrees, candidates for baccalaureate degrees must satisfy the particular requirements specified for their curricula. The pertinent requirements are those contained in the most recent UI catalog issue that was in effect at the time of, or subsequent to, the candidate's initial enrollment as a degree-seeking student at UI. The earliest catalog issue available to students re-admitted as a degree-seeking student at the UI, is the most recent catalog at the time of re-enrollment. A catalog issue is valid for a maximum of seven years from its effective date. The effective date of a catalog issue is the first Monday following spring graduation.

J-7. Second Baccalaureate Degree.

J-7-a. Students may concurrently pursue two different majors leading to two different baccalaureate degrees (e.g., B.A. and B.S.Ed.) from UI by working to fulfill the general university requirements for one degree and the departmental and college subject-matter requirements for each. For exceptions to this regulation, see notes with the curricula in general studies and agricultural science and technology in Parts 4 and 5, respectively. Students who plan to pursue two degrees concurrently should develop a schedule of studies that combines the degree requirements and present it to the dean(s) of the college(s) concerned as early as possible, preferably before the end of the junior year.

J-7-b. Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree at UI and who wish to complete the requirements for a different major and receive a second baccalaureate degree must earn at least 16 credits as an undergraduate student in UI courses other than those offered by independent study after the receipt of the first degree and fulfill the departmental and college subject-matter requirements for the second degree. (See B-9.) Students may return to UI and earn a second degree carrying the same name as one previously granted by UI so long as the requirements for a different major are satisfied and the students earn at least 16 credits as an undergraduate student in UI courses other than those offered by independent study after the receipt of the first degree. For exceptions to this regulation, see general studies in part 4. This regulation does not apply to students who were concurrently pursuing two different degrees under regulation J-7-a or to students who were concurrently pursuing two different majors under regulation J-8.

J-7-c. Students who have a baccalaureate degree from another recognized institution and who wish to earn another baccalaureate degree at UI, must earn a minimum of 32 credits as an undergraduate student in upper-division UI courses other than those offered by independent study after the receipt of the first degree and fulfill the departmental and college subject-matter requirements for the degree.

J-8. Degree with Double Major. Students may complete two different majors (curricula) offered under a particular baccalaureate degree and have both majors shown on their academic records and diplomas, e.g., Bachelor of Arts with majors in history and political science. Each of the majors must lead to the same degree. When majors leading to different degrees are involved, see the requirements applicable to the awarding of a second baccalaureate degree (J-7).

J-9. Academic Minors.

J-9-a. An academic minor is a prescribed course of study consisting of 18 or more credits which supplements an undergraduate major at the University of Idaho. For descriptions of minor curricula, see the programs of the degree-granting units in the individual departmental section. In the following paragraphs of J-9, "minor" denotes "academic minor," which is to be distinguished from "teaching minor"; for information on the latter, see the Department of Curriculum and Instruction section.

J-9-b. A student may pursue one or more minors in addition to a major by filing with the registrar a declaration of intention to do so. Completion of a minor is required only if specified by the degree-granting unit, but any minor completed is recorded on the student's academic record.

J-9-c. Transfer credits may be applied to a minor , however, at least 9 credits of those completing the minor’s requirements must be in UI courses. Similar to the residency requirements for a baccalaureate degree in J-2, no credits awarded for independent study, bypassed courses (see I-2-d), credit by examination (see I-1-a, I-1-c, or I-2-a), College Level Examination Program (CLEP – see I-2-b), or experiential learning (see I-2-b) can be counted among these 9 UI credits. Study abroad and student exchange credits may be counted toward this requirement with prior approval by the student’s academic department and dean.

J-9-d. A student may complete an undergraduate minor even though he or she has already earned a baccalaureate degree at the University of Idaho. If the sole objective is to complete an undergraduate minor, the student should declare a “Minor-Only” curriculum in the department offering the minor. Students who declare a minor-only curriculum are not eligible for financial aid funds (see the Student Financial Aid Services section).