Student Guide for Transition to the Wright State Core

General Education (Wright State Core)

photo of a student studyingWright State converted to a semester calendar at the beginning of fall term and introduced the Wright State Core, the semester program that replaced General Education. Students who complete the quarter General Education (GE) Program prior to fall 2012 will have completed the requirements of the Wright State Core.  Students who register for the first time in fall 2012 or later must complete all Core requirements. 

The following guide is for transition students.  Transition students are defined as students who have been or are currently enrolled at WSU and did not complete all GE requirements prior to fall 2012. GE courses completed in the quarter program will be applied to the requirements of the Core. Transition students must complete a combination of quarter courses and semester courses that satisfies the course distribution in each Core Element and totals at least 37 semester hours.  (To convert quarter hours to semester hours, multiply the total number of quarter hours earned by 2/3 and round up to the next hour.) Use the quarter GE courses listed on your current DARS report and the tables below to plan your transition. This grid is a guide only and does not replace your advisor; meet with your advisor to develop your transition plan and follow it carefully.

  • Column 1 lists each Element of the Core and the required course distribution in that Element.
  • Column 2 lists the current GE Area that is equivalent to each Core Element and provides spaces for you to enter the GE quarter courses you completed prior to fall 2012 from your DARS report.
  • Column 3 lists the courses in each Core Element. Check the box next to each course you complete in the new Core beginning fall 2012.

Colleges, departments and pre-professional programs may require specific Core courses. Talk to your advisor.

Table 1 - Communication

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Core Element 1
Communication
GE Area 1 Communication
List quarter courses and hours completed on lines provided
Element 1
Core Courses
One first-year writing course If first writing course is complete, from your DARS report, list course number and quarter hrs _______.
If not complete, take one course from Column 3 this row.­

 

  • ENG 1100-3
  • ENG 1110-3
  • ENG 1130-3
  • ENG 1140-4
One second-year writing course If second writing course is complete, from your DARS report, list course number and quarter hrs _______. 
If not complete, take one course from Column 3 this row.­
  • ENG 2100-3
  • ENG 2110-3
  • ENG 2120-3
  • ENG 2130-3
  • EGR 3350-3
   
  • COM 1010-3
Will not count for a writing course but will count as an additional Core course

Table 2 – Mathematics

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Core Element 2
Mathematics
GE Area 1 Mathematics
List quarter courses and hours completed on lines provided
Element 2
Core Courses
One Core math course If one GE math course is complete, from your DARS report list course number and quarter hrs __________.
If not complete, take one course from Column 3, this row as required by your major.
  • MTH 1440-4
  • MTH 1450-3
  • MTH 2240-4
  • MTH 2280-4
  • MTH 2300-4
  • MTH 2310-4
  • STT 1600-4
  • STT 2640-4
  • EGR 1010-4 IW

Table 3 – Global Traditions

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Core Element 3
Global Traditions
GE Area II  Cultural-Social Foundations
List quarter courses and hours completed on line provided
Element 3
Core courses
One Interdisciplinary Global Studies course If one Non-Western World course is complete, from your DARS report list course number and quarter hrs __________.
If not complete, select one course from Column 3 interdisciplinary Global Studies.

Interdisciplinary Global Studies

  • AFS 2000-3 IW MC
  • ATH 2500-3 
  • CS 1000-3
  • CST 2210-3 IW MC
  • CST 2310-3 IW MC **
  • CST 2320-3 IW MC
  • CST 2410-3 IW MC
  • CST 2420-3 IW MC **
  • CST 2430-3 IW MC
  • CST 2510-3 IW MC
  • EC 2100-3 **
  • EC 2500-3 IW MC **
  • EC 2900-3 IW MC **
  • RST 2610-3 IW MC
  • RST 2620-3 IW MC
  • RST 2710-3 IW MC
  • RST 2810-3 IW MC
  • RST 2910-3 IW MC
  • RST 2920-3 IW MC
  • URS 2000-3 IW MC
One History course If one History course is complete, from your DARS report list number and quarter hrs __________.
If not complete, select one course from Column 3 this row.
  • CLS 1500-3
  • HST 1100-3
  • HST 1200-3

Table 4 – Arts/Humanities

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Element 4
Arts/Humanities
GE Area IV Human Expression   
List course number and hours completed on lines provided.
Element 4
Core courses
  If one Human Expression course is complete, from your DARS report list course number and quarter hrs
If not complete, select one course from Column 3 this row.
  • ART 2140-3
  • CLS 2040-3 IW
  • CST 2310-3 IW MC **
  • CST 2420-3 IW MC **
  • ENG 2040-3 IW
  • ENG 2050-3 IW MC
  • MP 1310-3
  • MUS 1210-3
  • MUS 2140-3
  • MUS 2900-3 IW MC
  • PHL 2040-3 IW
  • REL 2040-3 IW
  • TH 2140-4
  • UH 2010-3 IW

Table 5 – Social Science

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Element 5
Social Science

GE Area III Human Behavior
List course numbers and hours on lines provided

Semester Core courses in Element 5

Two courses from different categories:

Anthropology

Economics

Finance

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Honors

If Human Behavior courses is (are) complete from your DARS report list course numbers and quarter hrs.

 (1)_____­­­­____­­­­_____  (2)______________ 

If only one completed, take one course from a different category in column 3.

If none completed, take two courses from different categories in column 3.

Anthropology

  • ATH 2200-3

Economics

  • EC 2000-3 IW
  • EC 2040-3
  • EC 2050-3
  • EC 2100-3 **
  • EC 2500-3 IW MC **
  • EC 2900-3 IW MC **

Finance

  • FIN 2050-3

Political Science

  • PLS 2000-3

Psychology

  • PSY 1010-4

Sociology

  • SOC 2000-3 IW
  • WMS 2000-3 IW MC

Honors Interdisciplinary 

  • UH 2020-3 IW

Table 6 – Natural Science

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Element 6

Natural Science 

 

GE Area V Natural Sciences

List course numbers and hours on lines provided

 

 

Element 6

Core Courses

 

Semester Hours 8

Two lab science courses

 

Colleges, departments, and pre-professional programs may require specific Core courses or a specific sequence of courses for their majors.

 

Talk to your advisor to plan for completing the natural science courses or course sequences required by your major.

 

 

From your DARS report list numbers and quarter hours of Natural Science courses completed on lines provided.

(1)________  (2)________  (3)________

If you have completed three natural science courses in the GE program, you have satisfied the natural science requirements in the Core.

If you completed two natural science courses in the quarter GE Program, you have met the course distribution for the Core requirement but may need to take additional hours to reach the minimum total hours required in the Core

(37 semester hours).

If you have completed one natural science course in the quarter GE Program, you must take one additional Core lab science listed in Column 3 to meet the course distribution requirement for the Core but may need to take additional hours to reach the minimum total hours required in the Core (37 semester hours).

Transitioning Natural Science course sequences required for specific majors

If you completed the sequence of lab science courses in the quarter GE Program required by your major, the Core requirements for natural sciences are satisfied.

If you completed only one or two of the courses in the sequence, consult your departmental advisor to determine which semester Core courses you must complete to meet the general education requirements of your major.

 

  • ATH 2100-4
  • BIO 1050-4
  • BIO 1060-4
  • BIO 1070-4
  • BIO 1120-4
  • BIO 1150-4
  • CHM 1020-4
  • CHM 1050-4
  • CHM 1060-4
  • CHM 1070-4
  • CHM 1210-3 & CHM 1210L-2
  • CHM 1220-4 & CHM 1220L-2
  • CS 1150-4
  • EES 1030-4
  • EES 1050-4
  • EES 1070-4
  • EES 2510-4
  • EES 2550-4
  • HPR 2500-4 IW
  • PHY 1050-3 & PHY 1050L-1 PHY 1060-3 & PHY 1060L-1 PHY 2400-4 & PHY 2400L-1
  • PHY 2410-4 & PHY 2410L-1
  • SM 1010-4 IW

Table 7 - Additional Core Courses

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Two Additional Core Courses from any Element

 

GE Courses and hours completed that satisfy the Core requirement of 2 additional courses           

 

 

Semester Core courses

 

Two Additional

Core Courses

from any Element

 

 

If you have completed 2 GE Program courses, including Area VI college component courses, not used to satisfy one of the Element requirements, you have satisfied this Core requirement.

From your DARS report list the courses and hours used to satisfy this requirement on the lines provided.

  • ________
  • ________

  If only one completed, take one additional core course as described in Column 3.

If none completed, take two additional Core courses as described in Column 3.

Any Core course not used to satisfy one of the above Element requirements. List the courses used to satisfy this requirement and check the boxes.

  • ________
  • ________

 

Additional Requirements

(No additional hours are required)

In addition to meeting the learning outcomes required in each Element of the Core, Wright State students are expected to develop multicultural competence and proficiency as writers. Core courses counted to fulfill an Element requirement also satisfy these requirements.

Table 8 - Multicultural Competence

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Multicultural Competence

One course

If you have completed the Non-Western World requirement in the quarter GE Program, the Multicultural Competence requirement is satisfied. From your DARS report list the course on the line provided.

  • ________

If not, select one Core course from Column 3.

Any Core course designated as MC, SRV or SRVI or requiring an approved study abroad component.  List the course on the line provided.

  • ________

Table 9 - Integrated Writing

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Two Integrated Writing courses

 

Writing intensive GE courses

Integrated Writing Core courses

Two Integrated Writing courses

 

Writing Intensive GE courses

  • _______
  • _______
  • _______
  • _______

The previous GE program required students to complete at least four designated WI courses in GE. The Core program requires at least two IW courses. The number of designated IW courses that transition students must take depends on the number of WI courses completed in the previous GE program.

If you received a grade of P in the writing component of:

  • 3 or more WI courses in the GE program, you have completed the IW requirement for the Core.
  • 2 WI courses in the GE program, you must complete at least 1 IW course in the Core.
  • 1 WI course in the GE program, you must complete at least 2 IW courses in the Core.
  • no WI course in the GE program, you must complete at least 3 IW courses in the Core.

Transition students who cannot successfully complete the required number of IW courses in the Wright State Core may satisfy the IW requirement in any of the following ways:

  • pass one IW course in the Wright State Core and earn a grade of C or better in an approved advanced writing course.
  • pass one IW course in the Wright State Core and prepare an acceptable portfolio that includes writing on demand.
  • earn a grade of C or better in an approved advanced writing course and prepare an acceptable portfolio that includes writing on demand.
  • complete an additional IW course in the major beyond the two required IW courses in the major.

Integrated Writing Core courses

  • _______
  • _______
  • _______