Transfer of Credits

Transfer of Credits

 General Education Requirements Transfer Agreement (GERTA)
Students who have graduated from the following tribally controlled community colleges with an Associate in Arts Degree or an Associate in Science Degree will be declared complete with respect to their (baccalaureate degree) General Education requirements:

  •  Cankdeska Cikana (Little Hoop) Community College
  •  Fort Berthold Community College
  •  Sitting Bull College
  •  United Tribes Technical College
  •  Turtle Mountain Community College

NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TRANSFER AGREEMENT (GERTA) 

Please review the following Dickinson State University General Education courses in section III. Only the courses marked with a “G” (along side of the credits for each course) are GERTA-approved courses. Only those courses will count toward either Phase I or Phase II of the North Dakota University System General Education Requirement Transfer Agreement (GERTA). Be aware that any course not marked with the “G” WILL NOT count toward meeting the GERTA regulations.

GERTA-approved general education courses in the areas of communications, arts and humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, and technology taken at any North Dakota University System (NDUS) institution count upon transfer toward the general education requirements at all NDUS institutions in one of the following two ways:

 1.      If the general education course-work includes courses from each of these areas totaling at least 36 semester hours and completes the general education requirements of the institution from which the student transfers then the student is deemed to have completed the lower division general education requirements of the institution to which the courses are transferred.

2.      In all other cases the general education courses from the indicated areas are applicable to an appropriate general education requirement of the institution to which they are transferred. In these cases the number of credits required to complete the general education requirement in each area is determined by the policies of the institution to which the courses are transferred.

Within the stipulated areas, each institution shall indicate in its catalog and other student advisement materials its courses which are approved for general education. NDUS institutions may establish program/institute specific requirements. A student should consult the institution to which he/she intends to transfer relative to these program/institution requirements.

GROUP I – COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY
(INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES I & II)
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will demonstrate critical thinking in a variety of contexts for life-long learning.
Communication and Technology Skills: Students will demonstrate proficiency in communication skills in a variety of forms including the effective use of current technologies and other information resources.


 

 
 

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B.

C.

D.

ENGL 110 – College Composition I or
ENGL 111H – Honors College Composition I

ENGL 120 – College Composition II or
ENGL 121H - Honors Composition II

COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

CSCI 101 – Introduction to Computers or
CSCI 160 Computer Science 1

3 G
3 G

3 G
3 G

3 G

3 G
4 G

Students must complete the following:

GROUP II – NATURAL SCIENCES
(INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES I, II, VI)
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will demonstrate critical thinking in a variety of contexts for life-long learning.

 

Communication and Technology Skills: Students will demonstrate proficiency in communication skills in a variety of forms including the effective use of current technologies and other information resources.
Health and Wellness Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of health, wellness, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 


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B.

Any natural science course and the corresponding laboratory totaling four or more credits.

BIOL 111, 111L – Concepts of Biology & Lab

CHEM 115, 115L – Introductory Chemistry I and Lab

GEOL 100, 100L – Earth Science and Lab

GEOL 105, 105L – Physical Geology and Lab

PHYS 211, 211L – College Physics I and Lab

SCNC 101, 101L – Physical Science and Lab

BIOL 230, 230L - Nature Study (Elementary Ed Only)

Any math course of 3 or more credits numbered 103 or higher; except MATH 277.

MATH 103 – College Algebra

MATH 107 – Pre-Calculus

MATH 110 – Liberal Arts Mathematics

MATH 146 – Applied Calculus

MATH 165 – Calculus I

MATH 305 – Probability & Statistics



4 G
4 G
4 G
4 G
4 G
4 G
4


4 G
4 G
3    
3 G
4 G
4 G

Students have to complete the following:

GROUP III – EXPRESSIONS OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION
(LEARNING OUTCOMES I, III, IV)
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will demonstrate critical thinking in a variety of contexts for life-long learning.

 

Multicultural and Global Experience: Students will demonstrate knowledge of national and international multiculturalism and the importance of global citizenship.

 

Aesthetic Experience: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the arts and humanities including participation in artistic activities.

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B.









C.

Foundational Expressions

ART 110 – Introduction to the Visual Arts

ART 122 – Two - Dimensional Design
(Elementary Education Majors, Art Majors, Art Minors Only)

COMM 216 – Intercultural Communications

COMM 280 – Understanding Film & TV

ENGL 211 – Introduction to Creative Writing

MUSC 100 – Music Appreciation

MUSC 110 – Foundations of Music
(Elementary Education Majors Only)

PHIL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy

THEA 110 – Introduction to Theater

RELS 203 – World Religions

Literary Expressions

ENGL 220 – Intro duction to Literature

ENGL 232 – Mythology

ENGL 236 – Women and Literature

ENGL 241 or 242 – World  Literature I or II

ENGL 251 or 252 –  British Literature I or II

ENGL 261 – American Literature I

ENGL 262 – American Literature II

Applied Expressions

ART 250 – Ceramics I

ART 130 - Drawing I

ART 225 – Water Media I

ART 280 – Photography I

MUSC 236 – Chorale

MUSC 237 – Concert Band

COMM 211 – Oral Interpretation

THEA 161 – Acting I

THEA 201-301 – Theatre Practicum

Foreign Language 101 or higher


# 3 G
3 G

# 3 G
3 G
3 G
# 3 G
3 G

3 G
# 3 G
# 3 G

# 3 G
# 3 G
# 3 G
# 3 G
# 3 G
3 G
# 3 G

3 G
3 G
3 G
3 G
* 1 G
* 1 G
3 G
1 G
* 1 G
4 G

Students must complete one course from AREA A, one course from AREA B, and three credits from AREA C or complete one additional course from either AREA A or AREA B.

GROUP IV – UNDERSTANDING HUMAN CIVILIZATION
(LEARNING OUTCOMES I, III, IV)

 

Critical Thinking Skills: Students will demonstrate critical thinking in a variety of contexts for life-long learning.

 

Multicultural and Global Experience: Students will demonstrate knowledge of national and international multiculturalism and the importance of global citizenship.

 

Aesthetic Experience: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the arts and humanities including participation in artistic activities.


 

A.






B.





C.

Historical Perspectives:

HIST 103 – U.S. to 1877

HIST 104 – American History I & II U.S. since 1877

HIST 211 – World Civilizations to 1500

HIST 212 – ¯ World Civilizations since 1500

Human Behavior:

PSYC 111 – Introduction to Psychology

SOC 110 – Introduction to Sociology

SOC 115 – Social Problems

Social Interaction:

ECON 105 – Elements of Economics

ECON 106 – Global Economics

ECON 201 – Principles of Microeconomics

GEOG 121 – Physical Geography

GEOG 161 – World Regional G Geography

EDUC 300 – Teaching for Diversity
(Education Majors Only)

POLS 115 – Introduction to American Government

POLS 116 – American, State and Local Government

SPAN 250 – Hispanic Civilization and Culture

LEAD 100H - 21st Century Leadership


3 G
3 G
# 3 G
# 3 G

3 G
# 3 G
3 G

3 G
# 3 G
# 3 G
3 G
# 3 G
# 3 G

3 G
3 G
# 3 G
3

Students must choose at least one course from each of the following three groups:

GROUP V – MULTI-CULTURAL STUDIES
(LEARNING OUTCOMES I, III, IV)

 

Critical Thinking Skills: Students will demonstrate critical thinking in a variety of contexts for life-long learning.


Multicultural and Global Experience:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of national and international multiculturalism and the importance of global citizenship.
Aesthetic Experience:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the arts and humanities including participation in artistic activities.

 

Multicultural courses will provide an opportunity for developing an awareness of the histories, cultures and contributions of diverse groups beyond the regional and ethnic boundaries of Dickinson State University. The purpose of these courses is to expand students’ horizons and to make them into globally informed citizens.

In order to fulfill Group V requirements, students must select a minimum of three courses from those courses which are marked with the symbol # in Groups III and IV. By doing so, students will meet the requirements of the multi-cultural component of Dickinson State University’s General Education program.

Multicultural studies that meet the three course requirements in this area, i.e., all foreign language courses will count toward meeting the multicultural studies requirement.

GROUP VIHEALTH & WELLNESS
(LEARNING OUTCOME VI)
 

Health and Wellness Knowledge:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of health, wellness, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Students must complete:
            HPER 100 – Concepts of Fitness and Wellness            2

* course may be repeated for credit
# course satisfies Group V requirement
G = GERTA approved course (General Education Requirement Transfer Agreement of the North Dakota University System.