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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Undergraduate


Baccalaureate Degrees

THE BACCALAUREATE EXPERIENCE: THE CORE CURRICULUM

Undergraduate baccalaureate study at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is characterized by a common set of learning experiences known as the Core Curriculum. The core provides students with a shared foundation of skills and knowledge that, when combined with specialized study in the major and other specific degree requirements, is designed to prepare students to better meet the demands of life in the 21st century. Through the baccalaureate core experience, every UAF student is expected to achieve:

* multidimensional competency in written and oral English -- including comprehension of complex materials and creation of clearly organized presentations of soundly reasoned thought in both oral and written form;

* a solid grasp of quantitative reasoning and mathematical application;

* an intellectual comfort with the sciences -- including the objectivity of the scientific method, the frameworks that have nurtured scientific thought, the traditions of human inquiry, and the impact of technology on the world's ecosystems;

* an appreciation of cultural diversity and its implications for individual and group values, aesthetics and social and political institutions;

* an understanding of our global economic interdependence, sense of historical consciousness and a more critical comprehension of literature and the arts;

* a better understanding of one's own values, other value systems and the relationship between value systems and life choices.

Through better integration of knowledge, it is expected that UAF graduates will more fully understand the changing world in which they will be expected to function. The core curriculum applies to all students (new freshman and transfer students) admitted to and enrolling in baccalaureate degree programs at UAF in the fall semester 1991 and thereafter. If you completed your bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, you will be considered to have completed the equivalent of the baccalaureate core when you have been officially accepted to an undergraduate degree program at UAF.

Requirements

Communication (9 credits)

ENGL 111X -- Methods of Written Communication* (3 credits)

ENGL 211X -- Intermediate Exposition with Modes of

Literature OR ENGL 213X -- Intermediate Exposition (3 credits)

COMM 131X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication:
Group Context OR COMM 141X -- Fundamentals of
Oral Communication: Public Context (3 credits)

*ENGL 190H may be substituted.

Perspectives on the Human Condition (18 credits)

(Humanities and social sciences)

Complete the following six courses:

ANTH 100X/SOC 100X -- Individual, Society and Culture (3 credits)

ECON 100X or PS 100X -- Political Economy (3 credits)

HIST 100X -- Modern World History (3 credits)

ART/MUS/THR 200X -- Aesthetic Appreciation:
Interrelationship of Art, Drama and Music OR

HUM 201X -- Unity in the Arts (3 credits)

ENGL/FL 200X -- World Literatures (3 credits)

COMM 300X -- Communicating Ethics OR NRM 303X --
Environmental Ethics and Actions OR PS 300X -- Values and
Choices OR PHIL 322X -- Ethics 3
OR complete 12 credits from the above courses plus two semester-
length courses in a single Alaska Native language or other
non-English language or three semester-length courses (9 credits)
in American Sign Language taken at the university level.

Mathematics (3 credits)

MATH 107X -- Functions of Calculus OR MATH 131X -- Concepts
and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics 3
OR MATH 200, 201, 202, 262, 272 or any math course
having one of these as a prerequisite

* MATH 161 will not be an equivalent course to MATH 107X.

Natural Sciences (8 credits)

Complete two 4-credit courses, with labs, from approved natural science core courses with depth or breadth emphasis. Both courses must be from the same emphasis area, that is, either breadth or depth.

Breadth emphasis: The two courses must be in different natural sciences or must be interdisciplinary in nature.

Select two courses from the following:

BIOL 103X -- Biology and Society OR BIOL 104X -- Natural History
of Alaska OR BIOL 273X -- Human Dimensions of Global Change (4 credits)

CHEM 100X -- Chemistry and the Modern World (4 credits)

GEOG 205X -- Physical Geography (4 credits)

GEOS 100X -- Introduction to Earth Science OR GEOS 125X --
Humans, Earth and Environment OR GEOS 120X -- Glaciers,
Earthquakes, Volcanoes (4 credits)

MSL 111X -- The Oceans (4 credits)

PHYS 102X -- Energy and Society OR PHYS 175X -- Astronomy 4
OR Depth emphasis: The two courses must be sequential courses or a two-semester survey in the basic natural sciences (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics). Select one sequence from the following:

BIOL 105X-106X -- Fundamentals of Biology I and II (8 credits)

BIOL 211X-212X -- Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (8 credits)

CHEM 103X-104X -- Basic General Chemistry --
Beginnings in Biochemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 105X-106X -- General Chemistry (8 credits)

GEOS 101X -- The Dynamic Earth and
GEOS 112X -- History of Earth and Life (8 credits)

PHYS 103X-104X -- College Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 211X-212X -- General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 211X-213X -- General Physics/Elementary Modern Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 212X-213X -- General Physics/Elementary Modern Physics (8 credits)

Library and Information Skills (0 - 1 credit)

Successful completion of library skills competency test or
LS 100X or 101X prior to junior standing 0 - 1

Two writing intensive courses designated (W) and one
oral communication intensive course designated (O)
or two oral communication intensive courses designated
(O/2), at the upper-division level
(see degree and/or major requirements) 0 additional credits

Total Credits Required 38 - 39

BACHELOR OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Requirements

Complete the baccalaureate core 38 - 39

Complete the following B.A. requirements in addition to the core:

Humanities and social sciences (18 credits)

Any combination of courses at the 100-level or above, with a minimum
of 6 credits from the humanities and a minimum of 6 credits in the
social sciences OR up to 12 credits in a single non-English language
taken at the university level and a minimum of 6 credits in social science

Mathematics (3 credits)

One course at the 100 level or above in mathematical sciences
(math, computer science, statistics)

Minor complex* at least 15

OR

Foreign/Alaska Native language option 12 - 18

Two years study of one foreign or Alaska Native language at the university level (high school language credits or native language proficiency may allow students to begin at the intermediate or advanced level)

Major complex* at least 30

Electives 12 - 19

Minimum credits required for degree 120*

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300-level or higher) courses. Courses beyond 30 credits in a major complex and 15 credits in a minor complex that are not in the primary discipline of that major or minor may be used to fulfill the B.A. degree requirements in humanities, social sciences or mathematics. Courses used to fulfill minor degree requirements may be used at the same time to fill major or general distribution requirements if so designated.

* Departmental requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated. Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section.

Majors Available for B.A. Degree

Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology, Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Eskimo, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Human Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Justice, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Northern Studies, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Rural Development, Russian Studies, Social Work, Sociology and Theater. (Requirements of majors are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)

Minors Available for B.A. Degree

Accounting, Alaska Native Languages, Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology, Arctic Skills, Art, Asian Studies, Athletic Coaching, Aviation, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Eskimo, French, General Business, General Education, Geography, Geology, German, History, Humanities, Human Service Technology, Human Services, Japanese, Journalism, Justice, Law and Society, Linguistics, Management and Organizations, Marketing, Mathematics, Military Science, Music, Natural Resources Management, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Rural Development, Russian, Russian Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theater, Wildlife Biology and Women's Studies.

The following associate degree programs are approved as minors for the Bachelor of Arts degree: Applied Business, Aviation Technology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood, Fire Science, Human Services Technology and Office Management and Technology, and Paralegal Studies.

Double Major

If you're a Bachelor of Arts degree candidate, you may complete two majors rather than a major and a minor. You can select the majors from those approved for the Bachelor of Arts degree; you must complete all general university requirements and all major requirements for both majors. If one major is from a program that requires 120 total credits and the other major is from a program that requires 130 credits, you must complete 130 credits. You must declare both majors when you're admitted and/or through the change of major procedure. You'll need to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.

Double Degrees

If you want to earn more than one UAF bachelor's degree, you must complete all general requirements as well as all major and minor requirements (if any) for all degrees. You'll need to earn at least 24 semester credit hours beyond the total required for the first degree before any additional degrees can be awarded. For two degrees that you complete at the same time, you may follow requirements from two different catalogs.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Requirements

Complete the baccalaureate core 38 - 39

Complete the following B.S. requirements in addition to the core:

Natural sciences (8 credits)

A one-year sequence in one natural science beyond the core. The total natural science courses used to satisfy this requirement as well as the core requirement shall represent at least two different natural sciences.

Mathematics (3 credits)

The Baccalaureate Core shall include a calculus course of at least 3 credits. In addition, a 3-credit course in mathematics, computer science or statistics is required.

Major complex* at least 30

Minor complex (optional)* 15 or more

Electives 25 - 40

Minimum credits required for degree 120*

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300 level or higher) courses. Courses beyond 30 credits in a major complex and 15 credits in a minor complex that are not in the primary discipline of that major or minor may be used to fulfill the B.S. degree requirements in mathematics or natural science. Courses used to fulfill minor degree requirements may be used at the same time to fill major or general distribution requirements if so designated.

* Departmental requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated, and most B.S. degree programs require 130 credits. Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog.

Majors Available for B.S. Degree

Anthropology, Applied Physics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Exercise Science, Fisheries, General Science, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Wildlife Biology. (Requirements of majors are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)

Double Major

As a Bachelor of Science degree candidate, you may complete a double major instead of a single major. Your majors must be selected from those approved for the Bachelor of Science degree. You'll need to complete all general requirements plus all requirements for both majors. If you're completing a double major, you need to officially declare both majors either when you're admitted and/or through the change of major procedure. You'll need to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.

Optional Minor

You may elect to complete a minor with the B.S. degree under the following circumstances:

1. You must declare your minor before the beginning of your final semester in the B.S. degree program. You need to complete a "Declaration of Minor" form and file it with the Registrar's Office by the end of registration.

2. Any minor approved for the B.A. degree may serve as a minor for the B.S. degree. All general and specific requirements for minors are the same as those listed for B.A. degree minors, including that courses used to meet minor requirements may not be used to meet major or general distribution requirements unless so designated. The catalog used for the minor must be the same as the catalog used for the major and general degree requirements.

3. You must satisfactorily complete the requirements for the minor before your B.S. degree will be awarded. The minor will be listed on your transcript along with the B.S. degree.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

All majors must earn a "C" or better in all Common Body of Knowledge courses, department-specific general requirements, major specific requirements, and specific math and statistics requirements.

Requirements

Complete the baccalaureate core 38 - 39

Complete the following B.B.A. requirements in addition to the core:

Mathematics

MATH 161 -- Algebra for Business and Economics 3
(MATH 262X should be taken to complete the mathematics
requirement for the core.)

Social Sciences and Statistics (10 credits)

STAT 200 -- Elementary Probability and Statistics (3 credits)

ECON 200 -- Principles of Economics (4 credits)

ECON 227 -- Intermediate Statistics for Economics and Business (3 credits)

Common Body of Knowledge (31 - 34 credits)

AIS 101 -- Effective Personal Computer Use OR
demonstrated computer literacy 0 - 3

ACCT 161 - 162 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses (6 credits)

AIS 310 -- Intro to Information Systems (3 credits)

BA 325 -- Financial Management (3 credits)

BA 330 -- Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)

BA 343 -- Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

BA 360 -- Operations Management (3 credits)

BA 390 -- Organization Theory and Behavior (3 credits)

BA 462 -- Administrative Policy (3 credits)

ECON 324 -- Intermediate Macroeconomics OR
ECON 350 -- Money and Banking (3 credits)

Major complex and option* at least 27

Electives** 11 or more

Minimum credits required for degree (123 credits)

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division
(300 level or higher) courses.

* Departmental requirements for majors may exceed the minimums indicated. Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog.

** Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog.

Majors Available for B.B.A. Degree

Accounting, Business Administration (Management and Organizations, Marketing), Economics. (Requirements of majors are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

See Education in Degrees and Programs section.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC REQUIREMENTS

See Music in Degrees and Programs section.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS REQUIREMENTS

B.F.A. general requirements are the same as the requirements for the B.A. degree except a minor is not required for the B.F.A.

Majors Available for B.F.A. Degree

Art, Theater*.

* Pending approval by the Board of Regents.

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

See Technology in Degrees and Program section.


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