Some degree programs or majors, such as Arts Management, Nursing, Elementary Education or the business fields, require specific courses to fulfill Block I, II, or III. Please refer to those specific transfer guides or speak to your admission counselor about specific requirements for your major.
Block I: Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experiences – 2 courses (6 hrs)
These courses consider the human activities of making, thinking, and doing. Two different approaches are offered: those that involve students in the creative process through study designed to produce or perform creative works; and those that investigate the nature of texts, works of art or music, or systems of thought.
Course subjects customarily accepted for Block I credit: Art, Art History, English Literature, Humanities, Theatre, Music, Philosophical Literature, Religious Literature, Speech Communication, World Literature.
Block II: Historical and Social Interpretation – 4 courses (12 hrs)
These courses investigate and interpret how human thought and action- and the products of such thought and action- are shaped by social, historical, cultural, environmental and/or psychological factors.
Course subjects customarily accepted for Block II credit: Anthropology, Cultural/Gender Studies, Economics, History, Government, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology.
Block III: Scientific Investigation – 2 courses, including one lab (7 hrs)
These courses focus on methods of investigation and explore the relationship among key concepts in the sciences. The process of scientific inquiry – including hypothesis generation, data collection, analysis, and modeling, use of technology and mathematics, and presentation of results – is fundamental to courses in this block. These courses may also consider the interrelationships among technical concepts and contemporary societal issues. At least one of each student’s Block III courses must include laboratory or field experiences that provide practical experience in inquiry.
Course subjects customarily accepted for Block III credit: Biological Science, Chemistry, Geosciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, and Physics.