Aug 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

General Education


Office of Undergraduate Education

Phone: 209-228-7951
Web: ue.ucmerced.edu

 

 

General Education

UC Merced’s General Education program will engage you with the values, practices and contributions of a research university which provides a framework for integrative learning. We do this within in the context of the culturally and economically diverse Central Valley. In tandem with the major and the co-curriculum, General Education supports your development of the Hallmarks of the Baccalaureate degree. It nurtures the spirit of critical inquiry, building your knowledge of various fields, cultures, and perspectives. General education fosters collaboration, communication, and ethical action. It empowers you to share your learning and skills to address the local and global challenges of an interconnected, changing world.


Hallmarks of Baccalaureate Degrees at UC Merced

Phone: 209-228-7951
Web: ue.ucmerced.edu

The Hallmarks of Baccalaureate Degrees at UC Merced were developed by UC Merced faculty and staff in an effort to answer the question, “What is the meaning of a baccalaureate degree at UC Merced?” What should UC Merced graduates know, understand, and be able to do as a result of their UC Merced experiences?

The meaning of UC Merced baccalaureate degrees is strongly connected to distinctive features of UC Merced:

  • UC Merced is a Small Research University

An ethos of discovery, creativity, and rigorous questioning of extant knowledge permeates all aspects of UC Merced. The skills, knowledge and attitudes of a researcher are synonymous with attributes essential for post-graduate success.

  • Located in Merced, California

Merced is at a crossroads – culturally, socioeconomically, environmentally, geographically, historically – for addressing problems of local, regional, and global significance. 

  • With An Undergraduate Student Body Unique in the UC System

UC Merced undergraduates are predominantly first generation students from groups under-represented in higher education (e.g., race, ethnicity, family income).

Given this unique institutional context, the Hallmarks of Baccalaureate Degrees at UC Merced are:

1. Depth and breadth in academic and intellectual preparation, consistent with the values of UC Merced as a small research university, such that UC Merced graduates

  • Demonstrate a strong disciplinary foundation.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary thinking which could include appreciating different approaches to problem solving, informed by an understanding of humanities, arts, STEM, social sciences.
  • Bring a critical, evaluative lens to problems, questions, situations.
  • Employ effective problem-solving skills in multiple settings.
  • Evaluate facts, knowledge and information, applying the varied aspects of information literacy.
  • Know what they know, as well as how they know it, and monitor and guide their own learning.
  • Describe the origins of knowledge, informed by cultural and disciplinary epistemological and ontological assumptions.
  • Take an inquiry-oriented approach to the world; possess curiosity, employ inquiry, and take appropriate and creative action in response to ambiguity.

2. Cultural awareness, sensitivity, and responsiveness, such that UC Merced graduates             

  • Respect and value diversity.
  • Seek and recognize new cultures; join a new community anticipating and engaging in potential cultural differences or intersections.

3. Community engagement and citizenship – local and global–, such that UC Merced graduates

  • Understand what it means to be a member of a community, including an academic community.
  • Contribute to the communities of which they members.
  • Possess a sense of place, and the ability to determine own place within local community and global context, and affect own community through giving back.
  • Act ethically, including in the realm of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
  • Are responsive to the needs of society – through application of knowledge and research to address problems, challenges, and opportunities.

4. Self-awareness and intrapersonal skills, such that UC Merced graduates

  • Demonstrate initiative, including an entrepreneurial, innovative, pioneering spirit.
  • Respond with resiliency to obstacles and challenges, and learn from failure.
  • Assume responsibility for their own education and develop the skills and attitudes of lifelong learners.

5. Interpersonal skills necessary to the outcomes identified above, as well as to lead productive lives after graduation, such that UC Merced graduates

  • Are proficient in collaboration and teamwork.
  • Possess strong communication skills, oral, written, and visual, academic and professional.
  • Are leaders in their professional and civic lives.
  • Are ethically aware and proficient in ethical reasoning.
 


General Education Program Learning Outcomes

1. Life at the Research University: Asking Questions

UC Merced graduates take an inquiry-oriented approach to the world that reflects engagement with the mission and values of our research university.

  • They can articulate the benefits of attending a research university for their development as scholars, citizens, life-long learners;
  • They generate questions, identify problems, and formulate answers by applying appropriate theoretical, evidentiary, analytical and ethical frameworks from multiple intellectual perspectives;
  • They demonstrate intellectual curiosity and an understanding of the nature of knowledge and of themselves as learners;
  • They identify and act on their own values and talents through self-reflection;
  • They are at ease with the ambiguity that is inherent in the process of discovery.

2. Reasoning: Thinking Critically

UC Merced graduates are equipped with multiple tools of analysis to support accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

  • They use analytical tools from scientific, social scientific, and humanistic disciplines;
  • They are able to identify and evaluate sources of information;
  • They identify, interpret and evaluate multiple kinds of data, including texts, media, observations, and experimental results.

3. Communication: Explaining and Persuading

UC Merced graduates communicate in a variety of ways to diverse audiences.

  • They use written, visual, oral and numerical modes of communication to explore and convey ideas;
  • They can adjust their communications depending on occasion, purpose and audience;
  • They can work independently and collaboratively.

4. Cultural and Global awareness: Engaging with differences

UC Merced graduates see themselves in relation to local and global cultures and systems of power, past and present.

  • They engage with multiple belief systems, social structures, and ways of thinking through attention to societies, languages and cultures of the past and the present;
  • They can identify the ways in which cultural, political, economic, technological, and environmental dimensions of society interact;
  • They can place their own experiences in relevant analytical frameworks through attention to the relationships of diverse cultures to each other;
  • They gain emotional maturity and resilience by understanding themselves in the world.

5. Citizenship: Contributing to the Public Good

UC Merced graduates are engaged with their communities for the benefit of society.

  • They are engaged citizens, having contributed to the building of academic and co-curricular communities at UC Merced;
  • They understand and work in diverse communities;
  • They engage with the ethical dimensions of their various roles;
  • They can articulate and act on their responsibilities to the multiple communities in which they participate.

University of California Requirements

  • University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement
  • University of California American History and Institutions Requirement

University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR)/Analytical Writing Placement Exam

To succeed at UC Merced, you must be able to understand and to respond adequately to written material typical of reading assignments in first year courses, including being able to structure and develop an essay that uses written English effectively. Students must satisfy the ELWR requirement by the end of the second semester of enrollment at UC Merced. Failure to complete this requirement in the time allowed will result in a hold on a student’s registration. For more information about the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) for all UC-Admitted first year students see www.ucop.edu/elwr/.

The University offers the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam each spring on the second Saturday in May at test centers throughout the state for students who plan to enroll in the University the following fall. California residents who will enter the University as freshmen must take the exam if they have not otherwise satisfied the requirement (by one of the methods listed above). Students must pay a nonrefundable fee to cover test administration costs. Students who received admission application fee waivers will automatically have this fee waived. Admitted freshmen will receive detailed information about the exam in April. Students who are not from California may take an equivalent exam in the fall after enrolling at the University.

Comprehensive information about the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement and Analytical Writing Placement Exam is available at www.ucop.edu/elwr/index.html.

University of California American History and Institutions Requirement

As a candidate for an undergraduate degree at UC Merced, you need to demonstrate knowledge of American history and of the principles of American institutions under the federal and state constitutions.

You may meet the requirement by completing specific courses or earning a certain score on an examination. Transfer students are urged to complete the requirement before they enroll.

You may satisfy both the American History and American Institutions requirements in the following ways: 

  • Complete in high school one year of United States history with grades of C or better, or one semester of United States history and one semester of United States government with grades of C or better;
  • Achieve a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in U.S. History;
  • Achieve a score of 550 or better on the SAT II: U.S. History test;
  • Complete acceptable course work at a community college or other accredited institution; or
  • Complete acceptable course work at UC Merced (both HIST 016 and HIST 017).

UC Merced General Education Requirements



Courses must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. You must complete all courses with a C- or better. With the exception of Spark Seminar, lower and upper division common course requirements may be shared with your major, concentration, or minor requirements. They can also be shared with the Intellectual Experience Badges. All courses will include a project that can be uploaded to your ePortfolio.

Lower Division Common Course Requirements


I. Spark Seminar


The Spark Seminar introduces first-year students to life at a research university. It asks you to focus on the nature of inquiry by exploring a particular topic over the course of the semester, engaging with campus and local resources, generating research questions, and presenting original ideas in writing and other forms of communication. Spark seminars may be taken concurrently with either WRI 001  or WRI 010 .

II. Written Communication


Designed to help you develop your college-level skills in effective use of language, analysis and argumentation, organization, and strategies for creation, revision and editing.

III. Quantitative Reasoning


For some of you, mathematics and statistics will be an essential tool for mastering a field in depth. For others, you will build your ability to understand how quantitative methods are applied in society to support arguments and solve problems.

IV. Language


The study of language exposes you to different ways of structuring thought. You can complete the language requirement one of four ways:

  1. Coursework: Complete one of the following courses.
  2. Campus based test: Passing the campus-administered Foreign Language test demonstrating proficiency equivalent of one year of college foreign language.
  3. Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Exams: Earning appropriate scores on an AP/IB Exam.
    • Score of 3, 4 or 5 on one of the following College Board AP exams: Chinese Language and Culture, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, and Spanish Language and Culture; or
    • Score of 5, 6 or 7 on one of the Higher Level IB exam in a foreign language or literature; or
    • Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the College Board AP Exam in Computer Science A
  4. High School Coursework: Completing the third year of one language in high school with a course GPA of at least C.

Upper Division Common Course Requirements


I. Crossroads Course


Like the Spark Seminar, the Crossroads course will focus on a specific topic but from an interdisciplinary perspective. It emphasizes different, yet complementary, disciplinary approaches, methods, and assumptions, and provides you with an opportunity for research and analysis.

A complete list of courses that satisfy this requirement can be found here. 

II. Writing in the Discipline


This upper division requirement can be satisfied either with a designated writing course or a writing-intensive course in the major. The focus is on how to write for a particular field. A one-credit lab course attached to another course may also satisfy this requirement if the primary focus of the lab is writing.

A complete list of courses that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

III. Culminating Experience


Intended to be completed as part of your major, the Culminating Experience requirement may be fulfilled through a traditional capstone course, senior or advanced seminar, service-learning course, portfolio, or other methods your faculty choose to integrate learning in the program.

A complete list of courses that satisfy this requirement can be found here.   

Approaches to Knowledge


Courses in this area introduce you to the different ways disciplines (and broad branches of knowledge) ask questions and think about the world. The Approaches to Knowledge requirement is divided into two areas: Area A and Area B. You are required to take three courses in each area, for a total of six courses. These courses are intended to also count towards major requirements.

I. AREA A: Natural and Engineering Science


You must take three courses in the area of Natural and Engineering Science. At least one course must be from Natural Sciences and one course must be from Engineering Sciences.

A complete list of courses that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

II. AREA B: Social Science, Arts and Humanities


You must take three courses in the area of Social Science, Arts and Humanities. At least one course must be from Social Science and one course must be from Arts and Humanities.

A complete list of courses and experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.   

Intellectual Experience Badges


These required Badges can be achieved in courses, including required Quantitative Reasoning, Language, Crossroads, Writing in the Discipline, and Integrative Culminating Experience General Education courses. They can also be achieved in Approaches to Knowledge courses, courses in the major, minor and elective courses. In addition, these Intellectual Experience Badges can be fulfilled in the co-curriculum. Courses and co-curricular activities can be used to satisfy more than one Intellectual Experiences Badges, but not more than two.

To emphasize the ways GE is part of the entire curriculum, at least three of the courses used to fulfill Intellectual Experience Badges must be upper division. The Crossroads course and the Integrative Culminating Experience in the major satisfy two of these upper division requirements.

Courses taken to achieve Badges must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. You must complete all courses with a C-or better. Similarly, all co-curricular experiences must be successfully completed to satisfy the Badge. All courses and co-curricular experiences will include a project that can be uploaded to your ePortfolio.

The required Intellectual Experiences are:

1. Scientific Method


Learn how the scientific method leads to new knowledge about the natural world by collecting and integrating previous knowledge using empirical evidence.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here .

2. Literary and Textual Analysis


Learn how language creates meaning and ambiguity.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here .

3. Media and Visual Analysis


Explore how media and images create, shape, and express meaning.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

4. Quantitative and Numerical Analysis


Evaluate data and develop quantitative reasoning skills.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

5. Societies and Cultures of the Past


Explore the interactions between multiple dimensions of past societies.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

6. Diversity and Identity


Consider how multiple kinds of difference—ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual—impact individuals and societies in the past and present.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

7. Global Awareness


Learn about environments, cultures, and issues in nations and regions outside the US.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

8. Sustainability


Explore the ways in which humans affect and are affected by the natural world.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

9. Practical and Applied Knowledge


Carry out field work, laboratory experimentation, or artistic practice.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

10. Ethics


Investigate the ethical implications of research, policy, or behavior.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

11. Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World


Take your work at UC Merced off the campus in one of multiple ways: you may engage in at least one of a variety of experiences including study abroad, UCDC, UC Sacramento, leadership in campus organization, community engaged research or service, or off-campus internships.

A complete list of experiences that satisfy this requirement can be found here.  

ePortfolio


To keep track of your learning, you will compile an ePortfolio. The purpose of the ePortfolio (which is part of CatCourses) is to give you a chance to review the development of your education. Every course that meets a GE requirement will have an assignment related to that requirement that you will upload into your ePortfolio on CatCourses. Students may add other projects if they wish. The portfolio will provide the basis for reflection on learning to be integrated into the culminating experience in the major; it will also be used to help you prepare for life after graduation.


For Transfer Students: Satisfying General Education

Because the GE requirements included in previous catalogs informed transfer student preparation to enter UC Merced, transfer students who enter UC Merced in academic years 2018-19 or 2019-20 will be held to the GE requirements included in the 2017-18 Catalog.

A transfer student is defined as someone who applies and is admitted as a transfer student for admissions purposes. In addition to meeting the transfer admissions requirements described by Undergraduate Admissions, transfer students should complete an acceptable general education course pattern and preparatory courses for the intended major, prior to transfer. Successful completion of general education and major preparation will assure that you do not need to take any additional lower division courses at UC Merced.

Please note the following: California Community College transfer students who complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) satisfy all lower division general education requirements at UC Merced. For further details, see the Catalog section of the School that offers your intended major. Transfer students from other University of California campuses who have completed lower division general education requirements at the UC campus have satisfied lower division general education requirements at UC Merced.


Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations

The University awards credit for successful completion of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations (IB). Students must have official test score reports sent directly from the testing service to UC Merced to receive credit. Students will meet with advising staff during New Student Orientation to discuss which courses or requirements they may have satisfied based on transfer credit for scores in these examinations.

Potential Duplication of Credit for AP and IB Exams

Credit will be granted for either the AP or IB examinations in any one subject area. College courses taken prior to or after enrolling at the university may duplicate the content of AP or IB examinations. The following chart provides guidelines used for awarding units (elective credit) and exemptions for degree requirements. Students who choose to take a course at UC Merced from which they are otherwise exempt will receive credit for the UCM course but not the units for the exam.

Credit for AP Exams

UC Merced grants elective credit for all College Board AP examinations on which a student scores 3 or higher, unless otherwise noted. Some examinations passed with scores of 3 or higher may award exemptions for degree requirements. The number of elective units awarded for each examination can be viewed on the chart in this section.

Placement into level 2 language courses at UC Merced will be granted for Advanced Placement (AP) exams with score 2:  Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish Language. Unit credit will not be awarded.

AP SUBJECT CREDIT

UNITS

COURSE EXEMPTIONS AND GENERAL EDUCATION

AP Studio Art: Drawing*

5.3

Score 4 or 5 on Drawing exempts one (1) course in GASP to count towards one Visual Arts Course for the GASP Major or one lower division GASP course for the GASP Minor.

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design*

5.3

Score 4 or 5 on 2-D Design exempts one (1) course in GASP to count towards one Visual Arts Course for the GASP Major or one lower division GASP course for the GASP Minor.

AP Studio Art:  3-D Design*

5.3

Score 4 or 5 on 3-D Design exempts one (1) course in GASP to count towards one Visual Arts Course for the GASP Major or one lower division GASP course for the GASP Minor.

 

 

*Unit credit limit for all AP Studio Art exams: 5.3.

AP Art History

5.3

Score 4 or 5 exempts one (1) course in GASP to count toward one lower division course within the GASP Major or GASP Minor.

AP Biology

5.3

Score 4 or 5 exempts BIO 001  and BIO 001L .

AP Chemistry

 

5.3

 

Score 3 or 4 exempts CHEM 001 .

Score 5 exempts CHEM 002  and CHEM 010 .

AP Computer Science: Comp Science A

 

5.3

 

Score 3 exempts CSE 020 .

Score of 4 or 5 exempts CSE 020  and CSE 021 .

AP Computer Science: Comp Science Principles

   5.3 No course exemption.

AP Economics: Macroeconomics

2.7

Score 4 or 5 on both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics exempts ECON 001 .

AP Economics: Microeconomics

2.7

Score 4 or 5 on both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics exempts ECON 001 .

AP English: Language/Composition

 

5.3

 

Score 4 or 5 Lang/Comp exempts WRI 010 .

Score 3 or above exempts WRI 001  and Entry Level Writing Requirement.

AP English: Literature/Composition

 

5.3

 

Score 4 or 5 Lit/Comp exempts one ENG course (10-49) for the ENG major or ENG minor.

Score 3 or above exempts WRI 001  and Entry Level Writing Requirement.

 

 

Unit credit limit for both AP English exams: 5.3.

AP Environmental Sciences

2.7

Score of 4 or 5 exempts ESS 001 .

AP Government and Politics: United States

2.7

Score 4 or 5 exempts POLI 001 .

AP Government and Politics: Comparative

2.7

Score 4 or 5 exempts POLI 003 .

AP History: European History

5.3

Score 4 or 5 exempts two of the following courses: HIST 030A , HIST 030B , or HIST 031 .

AP History: US History

5.3

Score 4 or 5 exempts HIST 016  and HIST 017 .

AP History: World History

5.3

Score 4 or 5 exempts HIST 010  and HIST 011 .

AP Human Geography

2.7

No course exemption.

AP Language Other Than English: Chinese Language and Culture

 

5.3

 

Score 5 on AP Chinese Language and Culture exempts CHN 004 .

Score 3 or higher fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

AP Language Other Than English: French Language and Culture

 

5.3

 

Score 5 on AP French Language and Culture exempts FRE 004 .

Score 3 or higher fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

AP Language Other Than English: German Language and Culture

5.3

Score 3 or higher on AP German Language and Culture fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

AP Language Other Than English: Italian Language and Culture

5.3

Score 3 or higher on AP Italian Language and Culture fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

AP Language Other Than English: Japanese Language and Culture

 

5.3

 

Score 5 on AP Japanese Language and Culture exempts JPN 004 .

Score 3 or higher fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

AP Language Other Than English: Spanish Language and Culture

 

5.3

 

Score 5 on AP Spanish Language and Culture exempts SPAN 004  or SPAN 011 .

Score 3 fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

AP Language Other Than English: Spanish Literature and Culture

 

5.3

 

Score 4 or 5 on AP Spanish Literature and Culture exempts SPAN 004  or SPAN 011 . Also exempts SPAN 050  and SPAN 051 .

Score 3 fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

AP Latin

5.3

 No course exemption.

AP Mathematics: Calculus AB#

 

2.7

 

Score 3 or higher on Calculus AB exempts MATH 005  and SSHA’s Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.

Score 4 or 5 exempts MATH 011  or MATH 021 .

AP Mathematics: Calculus BC#

 

5.3

 

Score 3 or higher on Calculus BC exempts Math Placement Exam, SSHA’s Quantitative Reasoning Requirement, and MATH 011  or MATH 021 .

Score 4 or 5 on Calculus BC exempts MATH 011  and MATH 012  OR MATH 021  and MATH 022 .

AP Mathematics: Calculus BC Subscore AB#

2.7

Score 3 or higher on Calculus BC Subscore AB exempts Math Placement Exam, SSHA’s Quantitative Reasoning Requirement, and MATH 011  or MATH 021 .

 

 

#Unit credit limit for all AP Mathematics exams: 5.3.

AP Music Theory

5.3

No course exemption. (Students who earn only a subscore will not receive exam credit.)

AP Physics: Physics 1+

5.3

No course exemption.

AP Physics: Physics 2+ 5.3

No course exemption.

AP Physics: Physics C: Mechanics+

2.7

Score 5 exempts PHYS 008  or PHYS 018 .

AP Physics: Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism+

2.7

No course exemption.

 

 

+Unit credit limit for all three AP Physics exams: 5.3

AP Psychology

2.7

Score 4 or 5 exempts PSY 001 .

AP Seminar 0.0

No exam credit awarded.

AP Statistics

 

2.7

 

Score 4 exempts MATH 018  or SSHA’s Quantitative Reasoning Requirement (PSY 010 ).

Score 5 exempts ECON 010  or POLI 010  or SOC 010 .

Credit for IB Exams

UC Merced grants 5.3 semester units of elective credit for International Baccalaureate Individual Certificate subject Higher-Level exams with grades of 5, 6, or 7. All exams must be at the Higher Level (HL) for unit credit.  Unit credit is also granted for Higher Level category B exams in languages other than English. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) awards either a diploma or a certificate for individual IB exams. Students completing the IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive a total of 20 semester units of credit toward their UC Merced undergraduate degree.  

Course exemptions already designated for UC Merced can be viewed on the chart in this section. Additional exams for which UC Merced will award elective units include: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Biology, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Business and Management, Catalan, Chemistry, Computer Science, Croatian, Czech, Dance, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Film, Finnish, Further Mathematics, Geography, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, History of Africa, History of the Americas, History of Southeast Asia & Oceania, History of Europe & The Islamic World, History of Europe & The Middle East, World History, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Language B: Language and Literature, Language B: Literature, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sesotho, Sinhalese, Siswati, Slovak, Slovene, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh.

IBH SUBJECT CREDIT

UNITS

COURSE EXEMPTIONS AND GENERAL EDUCATION

IBH Anthropology 5.3

Score 6 or 7 exempts ANTH 001 .

IBH Computer Science

 

5.3

 

Score 5 exempts CSE 020 .

Score 6 or 7 exempts CSE 020  and CSE 021 .

IBH Economics

5.3

Score 6 or 7 exempts ECON 001 .

IBH History 5.3

Score 6 or 7 exempts one (1) lower division history sequence.

IBH Language A: Literature (English)

or

IBH Language A: Language and Literature (English)

 

5.3

 

 

Score 5 or above satisfies WRI 001  and Entry Level Writing Requirement.

Score 6 or 7 exempts WRI 010 .

IBH Language: Chinese

 

5.3

 

Score 6 or 7 on IBH Chinese exempts CHN 004 .

Score 5 or higher fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

IBH Language: French

 

5.3

 

Score 6 or 7 on IBH French exempts FRE 004 .

Score 5 or higher fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

IBH Language: German

5.3

Score 5 or higher on IBH German fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

IBH Global Politics 5.3

No course exemption.

IBH Language: Japanese

 

5.3

 

Score 6 or 7 on IBH Japanese exempts JPN 004 .

Score 5 or higher fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

IBH Language: Spanish

 

5.3

 

Score 6 or 7 on IBH Spanish exempts SPAN 004  and fulfills Spanish language requirement for those majoring in Spanish.

Score 5 or higher on IBH Spanish fulfills the foreign language requirement for those majoring in History or English.

IBH Mathematics

 

 5.3

 

Score 5 exempts MATH 011 .

Score 6 or higher exempts MATH 021 .

IBH Music

5.3

Score 6 or 7 exempts one (1) GE course in GASP to count toward one lower division course within the GASP Major or GASP Minor.

IBH Psychology

5.3

Score 6 or 7 exempts PSY 001 .

IBH Theater Arts

5.3

Score 5 or above exempts one (1) GE course in GASP to count toward one lower division course within the GASP Major or GASP Minor.

IBH Visual Arts

5.3

One (1) course in GASP to count toward one lower division course within the GASP Major or GASP Minor.

Office of Undergraduate Education Programs

The following programs represent loci of research and instructional excellence within the Office of Undergraduate Education. While these programs do not have specific curricula, and may not be degree-granting disciplinary areas, we encourage students to broaden their horizons by considering courses from these areas during their undergraduate studies at UC Merced.

Programs