Advising Checklist

2011-2012

GENERAL EDUCATION/COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES REQUIREMENTS

This document is intended for advising purposes only and is not meant to replace the catalog. This sheet is meant to provide you with the most efficient way of taking classes. You may always choose classes from the GER list that are not on this combined worksheet.

DegreeWorks:  Students should meetwith their advisor every semester to discuss course selection. In addition, students can track their progress toward graduation by using the online advising tool DegreeWorks, accessed through UAOnline under Student Services. DegreeWorks does not replace academic advising and will not help students choose the best classes for their individual goals. Instructions for accessing DegreeWorks are at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/degree_services/degreeworks.cfm.

Graduation:  In their final year all students must apply to graduate. The online application and deadlines are posted on the Registrar's Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/index.cfm

General Education Requirements (GERs) are not petitionable or waivable.

GER TIER 1: BASIC COLLEGE LEVEL SKILLS

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (3 credits) Choose one from this list.

  • COMM A111-Fundamentals of Communication  
  • COMM A235-Small Group Communication
  • COMM A237-Interpersonal Communication        
  • COMM A241-Public Speaking
  • GER Transfer Credit

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (6 credits) Choose two from this list.

  • ENGL A111-Methods of Written Communication
  • ENGL A211-Academic Writing About Literature
  • ENGL A212-Technical Writing                          
  • ENGL A213-Writing in the Social & Natural Sciences
  • ENGL A214-Persuasive Writing
  • ENGL A311-Advanced Composition              
  • ENGL A312-Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENGL A414-Research Writing
  • GER Transfer Credit

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS (3–4 Credits) Choose one from this list.

  • MATH A107-College Algebra                            
  • MATH A108-Trigonometry
  • MATH A109-Precalculus
  • MATH A172-Applied Finite Mathematics           
  • MATH A200-Calculus I
  • MATH A201-Calculus II
  • MATH A272-Applied Calculus
  • STAT A252-Elementary Statistics                  
  • STAT A253-Applied Statistics for the Sciences
  • STAT A307-Probability & Statistics
  • GER Transfer Credit

GER TIER 2: DISCIPLINARY AREAS and COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

HUMANITIES/CAS LITERATURE: (3 credits) Choose one from this list.

Recommended:

  • ­­ENGL A202 Masterpieces of World Literature II (Fulfills CAS Literature by petition and fulfills three credits of the International Studies Humanities/Fine Arts Selection) OR
  • ENGL A343 Modern & Contemporary Literature (Fulfills CAS Literature by petition and fulfulls three credits of the International Studies Humanities/Fine Arts Selection or three credits of International Studies Europe Track Elective Courses)
  • ENGL A121-Introduction to Literature   
  • ENGL A301-Literature of Britain I
  • ENGL A302-Literature of Britain II         
  • ENGL A305-National Literatures in English
  • ENGL A306-Literature of the United States I                 
  • ENGL A307-Literature of the United States II

GER HUMANITIES/CAS REASONING SKILLS: (3 credits) Choose one from this list.

Recommended:

  • PHIL A301 Ethics (Prerequisite for PHIL A400 Ethics, Community and Society, an option for the International Studies Capstone Course Selection.)
  • ENGL A120-Critical Thinking
  • PHIL A101-Introduction to Logic                   
  • PHIL A201-Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL A301-Ethics                          
  • PHIL A421-Philosophy of the Sciences

GER FINE ARTS: (3 credits) Choose one from this list.

Recommended:

  • ART A262-History of Western Art II (Fulfills three credits of the International Studies Humanities/Fine Arts Selection) OR
  • THR A312-Representative Plays II (Fulfills three credits of the International Studies Humanities/Fine Arts Selection) OR
  • THR A412-History of the Theatre II (Fulfills three credits of the International Studies Europe Track Elective Courses)
                                                            
  • ART A160-Art Appreciation                                
  • ART A261-History of Western Art I
  • ART A262-History of Western Art II                       
  • ART A360A–History of Non-Western Art I
  • ART A360B–History of Non-Western Art II
  • DNCE A170-Dance Appreciation
  • MUS A121-Music Appreciation  
  • MUS A124-History of Jazz                      
  • MUS A221-History of Music I
  • MUS A222-History of Music II
  • THR A111-Intro to Theatre                                 
  • THR A311-Representative Plays I
  • THR A312-Representative Plays II                
  • THR A411-History of the Theatre I
  • THR A412–History of the Theatre II
  • GER Transfer Credit

GER HUMANITIES/CAS HUMANITIES SEQUENCE (6—8 credits)

International Studies majors fulfill this requirement with two-semesters (101, 102, 201, 202) of their language study for their emphasis track (Russia, Northeast Asia, Europe, Canada)

Track Language: __________________

CAS CULTURAL HERITAGES (12 credits)

GER Social Sciences/CAS Comparative Cultures (3 credits)

  • ANTH A250-Rise of Civilization (Fulfills three credits of the International Studies Social Sciences Selection)

GER Humanities/CAS Western Culture (6 credits)

  • HIST A101-Western Civilization I  AND
  • HIST A102-Western Civilization II

CAS American Culture (3 credits) Choose one from this list.

  • HIST A131-History of United States I [for INTL double majors or minors in History] OR
  • HIST A132-History of United States II [for INTL double majors or minors in History] OR
  • PS A101-Introduction to American Government  [for INTL double majors or minors in Political Science]

GER SOCIAL SCIENCES/CAS SOCIAL BEHAVIOR (3 credits)

Choose one course from the following list

Recommended:

  • PS A102-Introduction to Political Science (Fulfills three credits of the International Studies Social Sciences Selection; prerequisite for PS A321 International Relations)
  • ANTH A101-Intro to Anthropology             
  • COMM A101-Introduction to Human Communication
  • ECON A201-Princ of Macroeconomics
  • JPC A101-Media & Society
  • PS A102-Intro to Political Science        
  • PSY A111-General Psychology
  • SOC A101-Intro to Sociology                     
  • SWK/HUMS A106-Introduction to Social Welfare

GER NATURAL SCIENCES (7 credits including one Laboratory Course)

Recommended:

  • ENVI/GEOG A211-Earth Systems and
  • ENVI/GEOG A211L-Earth Systems Lab and
  • LSIS A101-Discoveries in Science or
  • LSIS A102-Origins: Earth-Solar Systems-Life [prerequisites LSIS A101 and Math A105 or higher] or
  • LSIS A201-Life on Earth [prerequisites LSIS A102 and MATH A107 or concurrent enrollment] or
  • LSIS A202-Concepts and Processes: Natural Science [prerequisites LSIS A201 and MATH A107]
  • ASTR A103/L-Solar System Astronomy/Lab           
  • ASTR A104/L-Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology/Lab
  • BIOL A102-Introductory Biology                            
  • BIOL A103-Introductory Biology Lab
  • BIOL A111-Human Anatomy and Physiology I            
  • BIOL A112-Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL A115-Fundamentals of Biology I      
  • BIOL A116-Fundamentals of Biology II
  • BIOL A178-Fundamentals of Oceanography
  • BIOL A179-Fundamentals of Oceanography Lab
  • BIOL/CPLX A200-Introduction to Complexity
  • CHEM A103/L-Survey of Chemistry/Lab              
  • CHEM A104/L-Intro to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry/Lab
  • CHEM A105/L-General Chemistry I/Lab               
  • CHEM A106/L-General Chemistry II/Lab
  • ENVI/GEOG A211-Earth Systems 
  • ENVI/GEOG A211L-Earth Systems Lab
  • GEOL A111-Physical Geology    
  • GEOL A115/L-Environmental Geology                   
  • GEOL A178-Fundamentals of Oceanography
  • GEOL A179-Fundamentals of Oceanography Lab
  • GEOL A221-Historical Geology
  • LSIS A101-Discoveries in Science                    
  • LSIS A102-Origins: Earth-Solar Systems-Life
  • LSIS A201-Life on Earth                                      
  • LSIS A202-Concepts and Processes: Nat Sci
  • PHYS A101-Physics for Poets                              
  • PHYS A123/L-Basic Physics I/Lab
  • PHYS A124/L-Basic Physics II/Lab                        
  • PHYS A211/L-General Physics I/Lab
  • PHYS A212/L-General Physics II/Lab
  • GER Transfer Credit

GER TIER 3: INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE (3 credits)

All three International Studies capstone courses double count for GER Integrative Capstone courses

  • GEOG A390A*-Topics in Global Geography (3)
  • HIST A390A*-Themes in World History (3)
  • PHIL A400*-Ethics, Community and Society (Prerequisite PHIL A301) (3)

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

(46 Credits)

(*Courses can be used to meet GER and/or CAS BA requirements.)

Core Courses:

Introductory Survey: Required (3 credits)

  • GEOG/INTL A101-Local Places/Global Regions: An Introduction to Geography (3)

Social Sciences Selection: Choose two from this list (6 credits)

  • ANTH A250*-Rise of Civilization (3) [Required for CAS]
  • EDFN A304*-Comparative Education (3)
  • JUST A365-Comparative Justice Systems (3)
  • PS A102*-Intro to Political Science (3) [GER and CAS Soc Sci; Prerequisite for PS A321]
  • PS A301-Comparative Political Economics (3)
  • PS A321-International Relations (3) [Requires PS A101 or PS A102 as a prerequisite]

Humanities and Fine Arts Selection: Choose two from this list (6 credits)

  • ART A262*-History of Western Art II (3) [GER Fine Arts]
  • ENGL A202*-Masterpieces of World Literature (3) [CAS Literature by petition]
  • ENGL A343-Modern and Contemporary Literature (3) [CAS Literature by petition]
  • PHIL A212*-History of Philosophy II (3)
  • PHIL A313*-Eastern Philosophy & Religion (3)
  • PHIL A314*-Western Religions (3)
  • THR A312*-Representative Plays II (3) [GER Fine Arts]

Capstone Course Selection: Choose one (3 credits)

  • GEOG A390A-Topics in Global Geography (3)
  • HIST A390A-Themes in World History (3)
  • PHIL A400-Ethics, Community and Society (3) [PHIL A301 Ethics is a prerequisite]

Language Requirement: 16 credits

[Two years of a single college-level language appropriate to your track.  See the appropriate language coordinator about placement.]

Language: _________________________

LANG A101     LANG A102     LANG A201     LANG A202 or higher

International Studies Track: 12 Credits (Upper-division)

Russia     Northeast Asia     Europe     Canada

Required Course (3 cr.)

Track Electives (9 cr.)   


GENERAL UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS (GURs)

In addition to the coursework represented by the classes on this list, all students must meet the GURs.

FOR ALL STUDENTS

  • FORMALLY ADMITTED TO DEGREE PROGRAM WITHIN 7 YEARS OF GRADUATION APPLICATION
  • MINIMUM OF 120 CREDITS AT THE 100 LEVEL OR HIGHER

MINIMUM OF 42 UPPER DIVISION CREDITS (300 and 400 level courses)

  • MINIMUM 24 UPPER DIVISION CREDITS IN RESIDENCE
  • MINIMUM 30 CREDITS IN RESIDENCE
  • MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA 2.0
  • MINIMUM CUMULATIVE MAJOR GPA 2.0
  • MINIMUM CUMULATIVE MINOR GPA 2.0

FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS:

  • MINIMUM 12 CREDITS IN RESIDENCE IN EACH MAJOR FIELD
  • MINIMUM 3 CREDITS IN RESIDENCE IN EACH MINOR FIELD 2/26/04
  • MAXIMUM 30 MILITARY CREDITS

 

Revised 7/15/11