General Education Requirements (GEM)

To qualify for an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree, a candidate must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credits of 100- and 200-level courses with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or better in all work attempted: and,
  2. Satisfy distribution requirements listed below with a grade of C- or better in each course.

GEM 1 - Written Communication
Complete these two courses: (6 credits)
____ ENGL 101 English Composition (3 credits)
____ ENGL 102 English Composition (3 credits)

GEM 2 - Oral Communication
Complete this course: (3 credits)
____ COMM 101 Intro to Speech Communication (3 credits)

GEM 3 - Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Complete one of the following: (3-5 credits)
____ MATH 123 Contemporary Mathematics (3 credits)
____ MATH 130 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
____ MATH 143 College Algebra (3 credits)
____ MATH 147 Pre-Calculus (5 credits)
____ MATH 160 Survey of Calculus (4 credits)
____ MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 credits)
____ MATH 253 Principles of Applied Statistics (3 credits)

GEM 4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing
Complete at least 8 credits, including courses from two different disciplines:
____ BACT 250 General Microbiology (4 credits)
____ BIOL 100 Fundamentals of Biology (4 credits)
____ BIOL 115 Introduction to Life Sciences (4 credits)
____ BIOL 175 Human Biology (4 credits)
____ BIOL 227 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/cadaver (4 credits)
____ BTNY 203 General Botany (4 credits)
____ BTNY 241 Systematic Botany (4 credits)
____ CHEM 100 Concepts of Chemistry I (4 credits)
____ CHEM 101 Intro. to Essentials of Gen. Chemistry I (4 credits)
____ CHEM 105 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (4 credits)
____ CHEM 111 Principles of Gen. College Chemistry I (5 credits)
____ CHEM 112 Principles of Gen. College Chemistry II (5 credits)
____ ENSI 119 Introduction to Environmental Science (4 credits)
____ GEOG 100 Physical Geography (4 credits)
____ GEOL 101 Physical Geology (4 credits)
____ GEOL 102 Historical Geology (4 credits)
____ GEOL 123 Geology of Idaho and the Pacific NW (4 credits)
____ PHYS 101 Fundamentals of Physical Science (4 credits)
____ PHYS 103 Elementary Astronomy (4 credits)
____ PHYS 111 General Physics I (4 credits)
____ PHYS 211 Engineering Physics I (5 credits)
____ ZOOL 202 General Zoology (4 credits)

GEM 5 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing
Complete at least 6 credits including courses from two different disciplines:
____ AIST 285 American Indian Literature (3 credits)
____ ART 100 Survey of Art (3 credits)
____ ART 101 History of Western Art I (3 credits)
____ ART 102 History of Western Art II (3 credits)
____ CINA 126 Film and International Culture (3 credits)
____ COMM 220 Intro to Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
____ ENGL 175 Introduction to Literature (3 credits)
____ ENGL 257 Literature of Western Civilization (3 credits)
____ ENGL 258 Literature of Western Civilization (3 credits)
____ ENGL 267 Survey of English Literature (3 credits)
____ ENGL 268 Survey of English Literature (3 credits)
____ ENGL 271 Introduction to Shakespeare (3 credits)
____ ENGL 277 Survey of American Literature (3 credits)
____ ENGL 278 Survey of American Literature (3 credits)
____ ENGL 285 American Indian Literature (3 credits)
____ FLAN 207 Contemporary World Culture (3 credits)
____ HUMS 101 Montage: Intro to the Humanities (3 credits)
____ HUMS 126 Film and International Culture (3 credits)
____ HUMS 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credits)
____ INTR 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credits)
____ MUSH 101 Survey of Music (3 credits)
____ MUSH 127 Survey of American Popular Music (3 credits)
____ MUSH 163 Survey of World Music (3 credits)
____ PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
____ PHIL 103 Ethics (3 credits)
____ PHIL 111 World Religions (3 credits)
____ PHIL 201 Logic and Critical Thinking (3 credits)
____ PHIL 205 Political and Social Philosophy (3 credits)
____ PHIL 220 Asian Philosophy (3 credits)
____ THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)

Completion of one or more Modern Language course from the list below counts as only one Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing discipline.
____ ASL 101 Elementary American Sign Language I (5 credits)
____ ASL 102 Elementary American Sign Language II (5 credits)
____ FREN 101 Elementary French I (5 credits)
____ FREN 102 Elementary French II (5 credits)
____ GERM 101 Elementary German I (5 credits)
____ GERM 102 Elementary German II (5 credits)
____ ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (5 credits)
____ ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II (5 credits)
____ SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (5 credits)
____ SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (5 credits)

GEM 6 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Complete at least 6 credits, including courses from two different disciplines:
____ AIST 101 Intro to American Indian Studies (3 credits)
____ ANTH 100 Intro to Anthropology (3 credits)
____ ANTH 220 Peoples of the World (3 credits)
____ CHD 134 Infancy through Middle Childhood (3 credits)
____ COMJ 140 Mass Media in a Free Society (3 credits)
____ COMM 233 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
____ ECON 201 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
____ ECON 202 Microeconomics (3 credits)
____ HIST 101 History of Civilization to 1500 (3 credits)
____ HIST 102 History of Civilization since 1500 (3 credits)
____ HIST 103 History of Civilization 20th Century (3 credits)
____ HIST 111 U.S. History: Discovery-Reconstruction (3 credits)
____ HIST 112 U.S. History: Gilded Age-The Present (3 credits)
____ HIST 211 History of the Americas I (3 credits)
____ HIST 212 History of the Americas II (3 credits)
____ POLS 101 American National Government (3 credits)
____ POLS 237 International Politics and Problems (3 credits)
____ PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
____ SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
____ SOC 102 Social Problems (3 credits)

GEM 7 - Institutionally Designated
Complete this Integrative course: (3 credits)
____ INTR 250 Integrative Inquiry (3 credits)

Complete one Wellness course from the following: (1-3 credits)
____ MUSA 114 Individual Instruction (2 credits)
____ MUSA 130 Introduction to Piano (1 credits)
____ MUSA 145 Piano Class I (1 credits)
____ MUSP 103 Cardinal Chorale (1 credits)
____ MUSP 104 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 credits)
____ MUSP 106 North Idaho College Wind Symphony (1 credits)
____ MUSP 107 Cardinal Pep Band (1 credits)
____ MUSP 110 Vocal Ensemble (1 credits)
____ MUSP 111 Instrumental Ensemble (1 credits)
____ MUSP 113 North Idaho Jazz Ensemble (1 credits)
____ PE 101 Varsity Strength Training (1 credits)
____ PE 103 Varsity Strength Training (1 credits)
____ PE 110E Beginning Yoga (1 credits)
____ PE 110F Cardiovascular Training (1 credits)
____ PE 110J Jogging/Powerwalking (1 credits)
____ PE 110PP Cross-Country Skiing (1 credits)
____ PE 110R Strength Training (1 credits)
____ PE 110VV CrossFit (1 credits)
____ PE 111B Beginning Golf (1 credits)
____ PE 111D Racquetball (1 credits)
____ PE 201 Varsity Strength Training (1 credits)
____ PE 203 Varsity Strength Training (1 credits)
____ PE 222 Wellness Lifestyles (3 credits)
____ PE 226 Stress Management (3 credits)
____ PE 288 Advanced First Aid (3 credits)
____ SOC 220 Marriage and Family (3 credits)