BA/BS Modeling

Each circle represents a 4-credit course to be distributed among the categories of Language, Quantitative Literacy, Writing & Cultures, and the Areas of Inquiry: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Letters and Other. You may edit the names of the categories. Currently the Bachelor of Arts requires 12 credits more than the Bachelor of Sciences—these are represented by the lighter colored circles.

Bachelors of (specify)

Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Arts & Letters
Language
Quantitative Literacy
Writing & Cultures
Writing 121
Writing 122/123
DIA
GP
Other (specify)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Post your proposed degree.

Drag the circles to the categories and create your own Bachelors degree. Click on “Post your proposed degree” to send your proposed degree to the comments. This will result in some HTML code appearing in the comments text area below. Just hit “Post Comment” and your proposal will appear in the comments!

You may edit the text within each circle, for instance to designate a specific course. This has been done with Writing 121, 122/3 and a course in U.S. Cultures: Difference, Inequality, Agency (DIA) and one in Global Perspectives (GP). These courses are currently considered immutable because their requirements are recently specified by Senate legislation. We have categorized these writing courses and US:DIA, GP under the heading Writing & Cultures to unify and simplify the presentation of requirements to students.

Things to think about when dragging and editing:

  • The total number of credits should be the same between the BA and BS
  • Based on the Rule of Thirds for undergraduate degrees: 1/3 credits for Core Ed, 1/3 for the major and 1/3 for exploration, and the 180 credit requirement for Bachelors degrees, solutions which use fewer of the light gray circles are preferable.
  • Currently courses are allowed to double-dip betwixt Areas of Inquiry and between an Area of Inquiry and US:DIA or GP. Thus it may be possible to satisfy requirements without taking a course for each circle appearing in the diagram.
  • Currently courses which satisfy the BA or BS may not be used simultaneously to satisfy an Area, US:DIA, or GP requirement. We should discuss whether it is preferable, feasible and/or necessary to relax this prohibition.
  • The current requirements for Areas of Inquiry are actually 15 credits per Area—not four courses per Area. This is to ease transferability, and the vast majority of our students meet this requirement by taking four courses.
  • We are rethinking our BA/BS requirements; do not feel constrained by our current requirements when distributing courses.
  • If you have creative ideas about how BA or BS specific courses, sequences or programs should work, please email me.

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Core Education Reform Timeline

October 4, 2017
Core ed task force formed

The task force is empaneled by UO Senate.

October 4, 2017
December 7, 2017
Presentation to the UO Board of Trustees Outlining the Initiative

BoT Agenda

December 7, 2017
March 14, 2018
SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF A PERMANENT CORE ED COUNCIL

Senate Motion

March 14, 2018
April 15, 2018
Senate approves new areas and methods of inquiry

Senate Motion

April 15, 2018
May 9, 2018
Senate Approves replacement of the MulticulTural Requirement and introduction of DIA/GP Requirements

Senate Motion

May 9, 2018
August 29, 2018
Progress update to UO Board of Trustees

BoT Agenda

August 29, 2018
October 4, 2018
Inaugural meeting of the Core Ed Council

October 4, 2018
November 1, 2018
Difference, Inequality, Agency: Training and Classroom Allies CAIT FORMED

CAIT Charge

November 1, 2018
January 16, 2019
Core Education CAIT Formed 

CAIT Charge

January 16, 2019
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