Essential Skills

I. Essential Skills (9 Credits)

The purpose of the Essential Skills requirements is to provide students with the tools needed to reason, write, speak, read, quantify and use information and technology in new ways of thinking and doing. The acquisition, application and integration of the Essential Skills are practiced through the General Education curriculum and within courses in the disciplines during the students’ university careers. Students must earn a minimum grade of  “C-” in the following courses to fulfill the Essential Skills requirement.

First Writing Course (3 credits)

ENG 102  Academic Writing (GT- CO1)*

3 cr

Enrollment in English 102 Academic Writing and English 102 Honors Academic Writing requires reading and writing abilities consistent with the university entry-level expectations defined by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Consult with an advisor for English course prerequisites.

Second Writing Course (3 credits)

COM 202  Academic Writing and Inquiry

3 cr

Mathematics Course (3 credits)

The mathematics requirement varies by program of study (major, emphasis, minor). Many programs have specific requirements beyond the University minimum. In all cases, these specific requirements satisfy the University Mathematics Course requirement. To select the appropriate courses, see the Academic Programs section of this Catalog. If  there  is  no  specific  mathematics  requirement within a program of study, the minimum Mathematics Course requirement of the University may be satisfied by passing, with a minimum grade of  “C-,”any university-level mathematics course numbered 100 or above. Mathematics essential skills courses include the following.

MATH 105  Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (GT-MA1)*

3 cr

MATH 131  Mathematics for the Social Sciences (GT-MA1)*

3 cr

MATH 140  College Algebra (GT-MA1)*

3 cr

MATH 141  Precalculus

4 cr

MATH 151  Calculus I (GT-MA1)*

4 cr

MATH 209  Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3 cr

MATH 213  Probability and Statistics (GT-MA1)*

3 cr

*Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Course.

Enrollment in university-level mathematics courses (numbered 100 or above) requires mathematics abilities consistent with the university entry-level expectations defined by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Students should consult with their advisors about which mathematics course is appropriate.