2020-2021 Catalog


General Education Requirements (BS) and Student Learning Outcomes

General Education Requirements - In addition to the regular core curriculum (major), a 30-credit general education core is required of all bachelor students enrolled in IWU-National and Global education programs. This 30-credit general education core includes:

  • Three semester credits in Biblical Studies.
  • Three semester credits in Biblical Studies/Philosophy/Religion.
  • Six semester credits in English Written Communication.
  • Three semester credits in English Oral Communication.
  • Six semester credits in Social or Behavioral Sciences.
  • Three semester credits in Mathematics.
  • Three semester credits in Natural Sciences.
  • Three semester credits in Arts and Humanities.

General Education Learning Outcomes

  • Christian Faith and Character – Students can demonstrate character by expressing knowledge of Christian faith.
  • Written Communication – Students can write clearly and effectively using language that is context and audience appropriate.
  • Oral Communication – Students can communicate orally through well-prepared, purposeful presentations and interactions.
  • Quantitative Literacy – Students can solve quantitative problems from a variety of authentic contexts presented in a variety of formats.
  • Critical Thinking – Students can comprehensively analyze issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
  • Teamwork – Students can collaboratively direct value-adding behaviors toward team objectives and tasks.
  • Digital Literacy – Students can apply credible information from digital resources to answer questions, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • Scientific Ways of Knowing – Students can apply scientific ways of knowing through observation
    and explanation using logical arguments and empirical standards.
  • Social, Behavioral, and Historical Ways of Knowing – Students can apply social, behavioral, or
    historical ways of knowing to shape personal, civic, and global responsibilities.
  • Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing – Students can apply humanistic and artistic ways of
    knowing to analyze creative thought and forms of expression.

Indiana Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC)

Indiana Wesleyan University participates voluntarily in the Indiana STGEC program in order to serve students who begin their studies at other schools.  The Indiana STGEC is a block of 30 credit hours, defined individually by each participating Indiana educational institution, that fulfills six specific general education competencies. Participating schools agree to certify transferring students who have completed the core and to honor the certification of other schools regarding transfer students. A student completing the core at any participating institution is counted as having completed the core at every other participating institution, even though the courses are not identical.

Students presenting a transcript with completion of STGEC noted will meet all of the general education requirements stated above with the exception of three semester credits in Biblical Studies. A Bible course must be accepted in transfer or taken at Indiana Wesleyan University in order to fulfill this requirement.

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