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NOTICE: During the 2012-2013 academic year, Undergraduate Studies will begin using a new application for General Education Requirement designations. Click here to see what the questions are on the new application for your area. You can access the application here. Submit a New or Five-year Requirement Designation Application.
The new application does use some new terminology, which are defined below:
MUSE Learning Practices/High Impact Learning Experiences: MUSE stands for "My Utah Signature Experience." The MUSE Project builds opportunities for students to have signature learning experiences: moments in their education that have a defining and empowering effect on their intellectual growth, their professional development, and their path in life. "MUSE Practices" are those that use the qualities of high impact learning experiences such as debate, community engaged learning, research projects, internships, practica, labs, etc.
Highly interactive learning experiences are discussion groups, problem solving groups, experiential activities, debate and similar activities you might develop yourself.
GOAL: The overall objective of the General Education program at the University of Utah is to fulfill the requirements of the State of Utah's policy R470 (pdf) which mandates that state institutions of higher education deliver general education programs within certain guidelines.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: As part of the University of Utah's implementation of R470, the University endorses a set of Learning Outcomes which describes what the university expects, in a broad sense, students to achieve through completing the general education program.
For general information on General Education, deadlines, and how departments/faculty can apply for a designation for their course click on the appropriate links above. Click on the appropriate the links below to see the mission statement, criteria, courses, and committee membership for each of the General Education and Bachelor Degree Requirements.
|General Education||Bachelor Degree|
|American Institutions||B.A. Language Requirement|
|Lower Division Writing||B.S. Quantitative Intensive|
Quantitative Reasoning (QA/QB)
|Fine Arts Intellectual Exploration||International Requirement|
|Humanities Intellectual Exploration||Upper Division Communication/Writing|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences Intellectual Exploration|
*If you are a faculty person and want to apply for a General Education requirement for your course, click here.
** If you are a student and you want to talk to someone about petitioning to get a course counted for a particular General Education requirement, please call University College Advising at 581-8146.