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University of Iowa General Education Program Requirements

These transfer equivalencies are designed for students who do not plan to complete the Associate of Arts degree at Hawkeye before transferring to the University of Iowa, but who plan to enter the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Education.

Admission

If you do not plan on completing the Associate of Arts degree at Hawkeye and have fewer than 24 credit hours, you will be acceptable based on a combination of high school unit requirements, high school admission requirements, and college coursework.

If you have more than 24 transfer credit hours and a 2.25 GPA on all college coursework you will be admitted. If you graduated from high school in 1991 or after, you must satisfy the high school unit requirements for graduation.

These requirements are subject to change without notice. Please check with the University of Iowa for verification of courses.

Rhetoric
Required: All three courses / 9 credit hours
ENG105 Composition I
NG106 Composition II
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Interpretation of Literature
Required: One course / 3 credit hours
LIT101 Introduction to Literature
Historical Perspectives
Required: One course / 3 semester hours
ART203 Art History I
ART204 Art History II
CLS130 African Cultures
CLS141 Middle Eastern History & Culture
CLS150 Latin American History & Culture
CLS160 East Asian Cultures
HIS117 Western Civilization I
HIS118 Western Civilization II
HIS119 Western Civilization III
Humanities
Required: One course / 3 credit hours
ART101 Art Appreciation
 DRA107 Theatrical Arts and Society
DRA110 Introduction to Film
LIT101 Introduction to Literature
LIT133 Minority Voices in US Literature
LIT142 Major British Writers
LIT189 Women and Literature
MUS100 Music Appreciation
PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics
REL101 Survey of World Religions
SPC140 Oral Interpretation

Natural Science
Required: Two courses, one with lab /  7 semester hours
BIO105 Introductory Biology
BIO112 General Biology I
BIO113 General Biology II
BIO154 Human Biology
BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab
BIO185 Microbiology w/lab
CHM122 Introductions to General Chemistry
CHM132 Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry
CHM165 General Chemistry I
CHM175 General Chemistry II
CNS121 Environmental Conservation
ENV115 Environmental Science AND
ENV116 Environmental Science Lab
GEO131Physical Geography AND
GEO132 Physical Geography Lab
PHS120 Exploring Physical Science
PHS142 Principles of Astronomy
PHY172 College Physics II
Quantitative or Formal Reasoning
Required: One Course / 3 semester hours
BUS210 Business Statistics
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT117 Math for Elementary Teachers
MAT128 Precalculus
MAT134 Trig & Analytic Geometry
MAT156 Statistics
MAT210 Calculus I
MAT216 Calculus II
MAT219 Calculus II
Social Science
Required: One course / 3 credit hours
ECN110 Introduction to Economics
ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics
GEO115 Human Geography
GEO121 World Regional Geography
POL111 American National Government
POL121 International Relations
POL125 Comparative Government and Politics
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology
PSY121 Developmental Psychology
PSY241 Abnormal Psychology
PSY251 Social Psychology
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC115 Social Problems
SOC120 Marriage and Family
SOC205 Diversity in America
SOC208 Cultural Anthropology
Distributed General Education
Required: Two courses, each 3 credit hours, from two different areas. Total 6 credit hours.

Cultural Diversity

COM148 Diversity and the Media
 HIS277 History of Women in the U.S.
LIT133 Minority Voices in US Literature
LIT189 Women and Literature
SOC205 Diversity in America

Fine Arts

ART101 Art Appreciation
ART120 2-D Design
ART123 3-D Design
ART133 Drawing
ART134 Drawing II
ART143 Painting
ART144 Painting II
ART184 Photography
ART203 Art History I
ART204 Art History II
MUA106 Class Voice

Foreign Civilization and Culture

ART203 Art History I
ART204 Art History II
CLS141 Middle Eastern History & Culture
CLS150 Latin American History & Culture
CLS160 East Asian Cultures
GEO121 World Regional Geography
HIS117 Western Civilization I
HIS118 Western Civilization II
HIS119 Western Civilization III
CLS130 African Cultures
REL101 Survey of World Religions

Physical Education

PEH110 Personal Wellness AND
Any 1 credit PEA activity

Historical Perspectives *

See list of course options

Humanities *

See list of course options

Social Science *

See list of course options

* A number of courses are cross-listed in two different categories of the General Education Program. You may not use any one course to satisfy two areas of the General Education Program.

Foreign Language General Education Requirement

You are required to complete the Foreign Language requirement for the College of Business if you have not:

  • earned an Associate of Arts degree,
  • graduated high school between 1985-1991 and have at least 24 credit hours or more earned, or
  • graduated high school prior to 1985.

Students may be admitted without this requirement on a conditional basis.

To fulfill the Foreign Language requirement you must:

  • complete two years of a foreign language in high school, OR
  • complete two semesters of a foreign language in college, AND
  • complete intermediate courses of the same foreign language at Iowa.

The following are courses that may be taken at Hawkeye to apply towards the foreign language requirement.

Hawkeye Course Iowa Course
ASL131 American Sign Language I
ASL161 American Sign Language II
FLC145 Chinese 1 39:8 1st Year Chinese 1st Semester
FLF145 French I 9:1 Elementary French I
FLF245 French II 9:2 Elementary French II
FLS151 Elementary Spanish I 35:1 Elementary Spanish I
FLS152 Elementary Spanish II 35:2 Elementary Spanish II

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