Custodian of Policy: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: 3.37
Effective Date: Spring 2012
Last Review: New Policy
Next Review: Fall 2013
The Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum matches the goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
with the exception of Goal Area 11: Information Literacy. This goal area is embedded in the curriculum
of Goal Areas IA through 10 and is satisfied through completion of the other goal areas.
Goal lA: Oral Communication - 1 course
Goal 1 B: Written Communication - 1 course
Goal 2: Critical Thinking - 1 course
Goal 3: Natural Sciences - 2 courses from two different rubrics, 1 must include a traditional lab
Goal 4: Mathematics I Logical Reasoning - 1 course
Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences - 2 courses from two different rubrics
Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts - 2 courses from two different rubrics
Goal 7: Human Diversity - 1 course
Goal 8: Global Perspective - 1 course
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility - 1 course
Goal 10: People and the Environment - 1 course
Goal 11: Information Literacy - fulfilled when all of the goal areas are complete
Existing LASC courses retain their current categorization
Goal areas 3, 5, and 6 will be restricted to courses with these disciplinary rubrics: AMCS, ANTH, ART, AST, BCBT, BIOL, CHEM, CJ, CMST, ECON, ENGL, EXCH, FILM, GEOS, HIST, HON, HUM, INTL, MUS, PHIL, PHYS, PSCI, POL, PSY, SOC, THTR, WS
The LASC areas will align with disciplinary rubrics in this way:
Creation of new LASC courses will proceed through the relevant College Curriculum Committee(s) and the currently approved formal curriculum processes.
Courses already approved in one goal area may be submitted to the relevant College Curriculum Committee for approval in a second goal area by demonstrating how the course meets 51 % of the competencies.
The purpose of this policy is to define the university's Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum and to maintain an extraodinary education for all students.