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Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is an integrated and sequenced course of study, which constitutes 45 - 46 semester hours of a student's degree plan. Many of these courses may be transferred from a community college. The content of the Core Curriculum is dictated by the traditional concept of liberal arts education. It includes a carefully devised study of rhetoric (intelligent reading, correct writing, and effective speaking), wellness, philosophy, theology, literature and the arts, mathematics and the natural sciences, history, the social and behavioral sciences, computer literacy, and language.

Requirements for Completion of the UIW Core Curriculum

(All students must complete the Core Curriculum regardless of major)

Rhetoric (6 hours)
ENGL 1311 Composition I (3)
ENGL 1312 Composition II (3)

Literature and the Arts (6 hours)
Literature (3)
Fine and Applied Arts (3)

Philosophy and Religion (9 hours)|
RELS 1325 Religious Quest (3)
Upper Division Religious Studies (3)
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

History and Social Sciences (6 hours)
History (3)
Social or Behavioral Science (3)

Mathematics and Lab Science (7 hours)
MATH 1304 College Algebra (3)
Natural Science with Lab (4)

Second Language (6 hours)
Foreign Language I (3)
Foreign Language II (3)

Wellness Development (3 hours)
DWHP 3300 Dimensions of Wellness (3)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)
COMP 1301 Computer Lit. (3)
By the end of the second semester at UIW, students must successfully test for computer competence or complete a computer literacy course.

Community Service (45 non-credit hours)
All students must have documented 45 hours of community service to apply to graduate. See an advisor for further explanation.

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