Registration & Advising
412 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Alexandra Luong, Chair
Bruce Reeves, Chair
Writing Across the Curriculum
Michael Pfau, Chair
Liberal Education Core
Part I. Language and Reasoning Skills (9 credits)
a. Writing and Information Literacy -WRIT 1120 (3 credits)
b. Oral Communication and Languages (3 credits)
c. Logic and Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
Part II. Knowledge Domains (21 credits)
a. Natural Sciences (6 credits, 2 designators, 1 lab)
b. Social Sciences (6 credits, 2 designators)
c. Humanities (6 credits, 2 designators)
d. Fine Arts (3 credits)
Part III. Key Topics (9 credits)
a. Global Perspectives (3 credits)
b. Cultural Diversity in the US (3 credits)
c. Sustainability (3 credits)
Total Credit Requirement for the LE Core
The new LE Core requires a maximum of 39 credits of course work; however, a single course can be used to satisfy multiple requirements, reducing the total number of credits. The following options are available for designing courses to meet multiple requirements.
- A LE Core course that meets the criteria for part II (Knowledge Domain) and part III (Key Contemporary Topic) may be used to fulfill both requirements.
- A course in the major that meets the criteria for parts Ib, Ic, II and/or III may be used to satisfy both major and LE Core requirements.
- Liberal Education core courses offered at the 3000- and 4000-level within the major satisfying the Key Topics requirement will not be required to serve a wide spectrum of students.
- If approved by the relevant department, a Liberal Education Core course may also be used to satisfy a requirement in a student’s major or minor.