2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) 
    
    Nov 18, 2019  
2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Walden University General Education Curriculum


Bachelor’s degree programs at Walden University combine academic study with real-world applications to prepare students for today’s competitive economy and society in business, technology, education, social, behavioral, and health sciences. General education courses blend with degree program courses to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge needed by the 21st-century citizen.

Walden’s general education outcomes focus on discovery, evaluation, expression, perspective, and change. Students explore these ways of thinking and working in courses in communication, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. Undergraduates learn critical and creative thinking, written and verbal communication skills, problem solving, and group skills. These competencies prepare students for diverse public and professional lives where they will help shape a changing global community.

Learning Outcomes

The Walden University General Education learning outcomes are as follows:

1. Discovery: Students will locate and identify appropriate sources of information using multiple sources and methods, including bibliographic, textual, experiential, and experimental research.
2. Evaluation: Students will critically assess texts and arguments in multiple forms and contexts using quantitative and qualitative logic, the scientific method, ethics, and pragmatics.
3. Expression: Students will effectively and ethically communicate information and opinions verbally and nonverbally using written, oral, behavioral, and visual methods adapted for diverse audiences and purposes.
4. Perspective: Students will be able to articulate the consistency and flexibility of knowledge as it is experienced across time, space, and culture.
5. Change: Students will articulate how their ability to discover, evaluate, and express ideas from different perspectives is instrumental in their progress toward achieving personal goals and effecting social change.
 

General Education Areas and Requirements


(Minimum of 45 cr. total)

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 0r 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Mathematics/Natural Sciences


(Minimum of 2 courses)

Foundation Course


Many university students find they need to refresh their skills in mathematics before taking college-level courses. The Center for Undergraduate Studies offers a foundational course in mathematics to prepare students for success in their degree programs. This preparatory course has a much lower tuition rate than college-level courses. The course does not apply to graduation and is not transferable to other institutions of higher education.

Elective Writing and Math Courses


The following courses are designed to prepare students for their required composition or mathematics general education requirements. Course credit applies toward degree completion as elective credit, but will not fulfill general education requirements.

Courses That Must Be Taken at Walden


  is a required course that must be taken at Walden University with COMM 1001 in the first term.

Programs Requiring Specific General Education Courses

The following general education courses are required for Bachelor of Science programs. COMM 1001 and SOCI 4080 must be taken at Walden University. The other courses in this table are eligible for transfer credit. Also see the Transfer Maximum by Program table in the Walden University Student Handbook.

Program
 
Required Communications Courses Required Math Courses Required Social Science Courses Additional Requirements
B.S. in Accounting

COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 

MATH 1040          

SOCI 4080   
B.S. in Business Administration COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 
MATH 1040                             SOCI 4080   
B.S. in Child Development COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 
MATH 1030  SOCI 2001 
SOCI 4080 
 
B.S. in Communication COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 
MATH 1030  SOCI 4080   
B.S. in Computer Information Systems COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 
MATH 1040  SOCI 4080   
B.S. in Criminal Justice COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 
MATH 1030  SOCI 4080   
B.S. in Educational Studies COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 
MATH 1030 

SOCI 2001 
SOCI 4080 

 
B.S. in Forensic Psychology COMM 1001 
ENGL 1001 

MATH 1030  and
STAT 3001 

 

SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Health Studies

 

 

MATH 1030  or

STAT 3001 

SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Healthcare Management

 

 

MATH 1030 

SOCI 4080 

 
B.S. in Human Services  

 

MATH 1030 

 

SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Information Technology

 

 

MATH 1040 

SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Instructional Design and Technology

 

 

MATH 1030 

SOCI 2001 
SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

 

 

MATH 1030 

SOCI 4080 

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program

 

 

STAT 3001 

SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration

 

 

MATH 1030  or

MATH 1040 

 

SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Psychology

 

 

MATH 1030 

SOCI 4080 

 

B.S. in Public Health

 

 

STAT 3001  and

  or  

SOCI 4080