2012-2013 Core General Education Requirements

COMPOSITION (EN) AMERICAN
INSTITUTIONS (AI)

ENGL 2010*
Intermediate College Writing (3)

To enroll in ENGL 2010, you must have earned ACT Reading and English scores of 29 or higher within the past 2 years or completed ENGL 1010 with a grade of “C” or better. ENGL 1010 has a prerequisite of a “C” or better in ENGL 0955 or ESL 2510 (for non-native English speakers), an appropriate ACT score within the past 2 years, or an appropriate current* Accuplacer score. ENGL 0955 has a prerequisite of a “C” or better in ENGL 0900, an appropriate ACT score within the past 2 years, or an appropriate current* Accuplacer score.

*Beginning February 1, 2013 Accuplacer score expiration will change from 1 year to 2 years.

For possible placement into a higher-level course, you may take the Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills Accuplacer exams (placing as high as ENGL 1010 with the Accuplacer). Non-native English speakers must take the ESL Accuplacer Reading Skills and/or Language Usage exams. Go to weber.edu/accuplacer for more information on Accuplacer testing.

You must earn a grade of “C” or better to fulfill the Composition requirement.

POLS 1100
American National Government (3)

- OR -

HIST 1700
American Civilization (3)

- OR -

ECON 1740
Economic History of the U.S. (3)

- OR -

HIST 2700 - A N D - HIST 2710
History of the U.S. to 1877 (3)
History of the U.S. since 1877 (3)

- OR -

A score of 3 or higher on the AP US History Exam

You must earn a grade of "C" or better to fulfill the American Institutions requirement.

QUANTITATIVE
LITERACY (QL)
COMPUTER & INFORMATION
LITERACY (CIL)

MATH 1030
Contemporary Mathematics (3)

- O R -

MATH 1040
Introduction to Statistics (3)

- O R -

MATH 1050
College Algebra (4)

- O R -

MATH 1080
Pre-calculus (5)

- O R -

Any WSU Math class for which either MATH 1050 or 1080 is a prerequisite

- O R -

PHIL 2200*
Deductive Logic (3)

- O R -

A score of 70 or higher on the College Level Math portion of the ACCUPLACER exam.

- O R -

A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus or AP Statistics exam

*PHIL 2200 will only fulfill QL if taken during or after Spring 2007


Weber State University students who anticipate transferring to another institution within the Utah State higher education system should fulfill quantitative literacy (QL) with one of the approved Math QL courses rather than PHIL 2200, "Deductive Logic”. PHIL 2200 will not be accepted in transfer as a QL course by another Utah public institution of higher education.



To enroll in MATH 1030, 1040, 1050 or 1080, you must have either earned an ACT Math score of 23 or higher within the past 2 years, completed MATH 1010*  with a grade of "C" or better, or earned an appropriate Accuplacer score*. MATH 1010 has a prerequisite of a "C" or better in MATH 0990* or an appropriate Accuplacer score*. MATH 0990 has a prerequisite of a "C" or better in MATH 0950* or an appropriate Accuplacer score*.

To enroll in PHIL 2200, you must have either earned an ACT Math score of 23 or higher within the past 2 years, completed MATH 0990* with a grade of "C" or better, or earned an appropriate Accuplacer score*. MATH 0990 has a prerequisite of a "C" or better in MATH 0950* or an appropriate Accuplacer score*.

*Beginning February 1, 2013 Accuplacer score expiration and math course expiration will change from 1 year to 2 years.

For possible placement into a higher-level course, you may take the Math Accuplacer exam. Go to weber.edu/accuplacer for more information on Accuplacer testing.

Majors other than General Studies may require a specific QL course to complete program requirements. Consult your program advisor/program materials for your best QL option.

You must earn a grade of “C” or better to fulfill the Quantitative Literacy requirement.

A. Word Processing

- A N D -

B. Operating Systems and Digital Presentations

- A N D -

C. Spreadsheets

- A N D -

D. Information Literacy

Information and practice exams for parts A, B, C and D are found at programs.weber.edu/cil or by contacting the Network Technology and Business Multimedia (NTM)* Department at 801-626-6059. For information on library courses that fulfill part D, go to library.weber.edu/il or contact the Library Science department at 801-626-6415.

CREDIT/NO CREDIT EXAMS:

  • Register and pay for a half credit for each exam
  • See hours and sign-up times at programs.weber.edu/cil as well as in Elizabeth Hall room 311 
  • Tests are computer and Internet based
  • You may retake each exam twice during the semester for which you are registered
  • Retakes cost $5 per exam (paid to the Cashier’s office, 2nd floor of the Student Services Center)
  • If you fail both retakes during the semester, you must register for the equivalent classes (see list) to fulfill the requirement. Failed exams will not receive credit (will not affect your GPA)

You must earn a grade of “C-” or better to fulfill the Computer & Information Literacy requirement.

*Formerly the Telecommunications and Business Education (TBE) Department.



Computer & Information Literacy (CIL)
Course/Exam List

EMPHASIS AREA Part A: WORD PROCESSING Part B: OPERATING SYSTEMS, E-MAIL & ELECTRONIC PRESENTATIONS Part C: SPREADSHEETS Part D: INFORMATION LITERACY
CONTENT TAUGHT Word or WordPerfect Windows operating system, email, and PowerPoint or Presentations Excel Library and Internet
research skills
EXAM OPTIONS NTM+ 1501
Word Processing Competency exam (.5)

Production exam*

NTM+1502
Operating Systems and Digital Presentations Competency exam (.5)

Production exam*

NTM+1503
Spreadsheets Competency exam (.5)

Production exam*

NTM+1504
Information Literacy Competency exam (.5)

Practical exam**

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
& TUTORIALS
See programs.weber.edu/cil for information on all four emphases.
COURSE OPTIONS NTM+ 1700
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)

Microsoft Office Suite
Fulfills parts A, B & C
Face-to-face
course

- O R -

NTM+ 1701
Introduction to Word Processing (1)

Microsoft Office Suite
Self-paced lab or online course

NTM+ 1700
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)

Microsoft Office Suite
Fulfills parts A, B & C 
Face-to-face course

- O R -

NTM+ 1702
Introduction to Operating Systems and DigitalPresentations (1)

Microsoft Office Suite
Self-paced lab or online course

NTM+ 1700
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)

Microsoft Office Suite
Fulfills parts A, B & C 
Face-to-face course

- O R -

NTM+ 1703
Introduction to Spreadsheets (1)

Microsoft Office Suite
Self-paced lab or online course

LIBS 1704
Information Navigator (1)

Online course or Web-enhanced Face-to-face course

- O R -

LIBS/EDUC 2604
Information Resources in Education (1)

Online course or Web-enhanced Face-to-face course

- O R -

LIBS/BSAD 2704
Information Resources in the Business Disciplines (1)

Online course

- O R -

LIBS 2804
Information Resources in the Social Sciences (1)

Face-to-face course

LIBS/HTHS 2904
Information Resources in the Health Professions (1)

Face-to-face course

*Production Exam: create and edit text documents, electronic presentations, and/or spreadsheets on the computer
**Practical Exam:

answer multiple choice questions on an Internet-based testing system that require you to select an academic research topic and then find, document, and evaluate that information using online library and Internet resources

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Formerly the Telecommunication and Business Education (TBE) Department