General Education Information

New General Education Requirements (Cardinal Core)

 

With the transition to new General Education Requirements beginning Summer 2018, the following displays the prior General Education Requirements and the new Cardinal Core Requirements:

General Education Requirements prior to Summer 2018*NEW Cardinal Core Requirements
6 hrs - 3 hrs Arts (A); 3 hrs  in Humanities (H)6 hrs - Arts and Humanities (AH) - must be in different subjects
3 hrs - Mathematics (M)3 hrs - Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
7 hrs - Natural Sciences lecture (S) and Natural Sciences lab (SL) in one subject, or Natural Sciences and lab combined (B);  3 hrs in a different Natural Sciences (NS) subject7 hrs - Natural Sciences lecture (S) and Natural Sciences lab (SL) in one subject, or Natural Sciences and lab combined (B);  3 hrs in a different Natural Sciences (NS) subject
3 hrs - Oral Communication (OC)3 hrs - Oral Communication (OC)
9 hrs - Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)  - 3 hrs in History; 6 hrs in 2 other subjects6 hrs - Social And Behavioral Sciences (SB) - 3 hrs must be Social and Behavioral Science with a Historical Perspective (SBH) and courses must be from different subjects
6 hrs - Written Communication (WC) 1st 3 hrs writing course in English or approved Honors 6 hrs - Written Communication (WC) 1st 3 hrs writing course in English or approved Honors
6 hrs - Cultural Diversity 1 and Cultural Diversity 2 (CD1 or CD2) - at least 3 of 6 hrs must be CD1 course6 hrs - 3 hrs U.S. Diversity (D1) and 3 hrs Global Diversity (D2)

A list of courses that satisfy these requirements is located at http://louisville.edu/provost/ger/cardinal-core-program-proposal/cardinalcorecourselist.

Additional information regarding the Cardinal Core Program is located at http://louisville.edu/provost/ger.

*If you completed a General Education Requirement prior to Summer 2018, contact your advisor to determine remaining Cardinal Core Requirements. 

You may also search for all courses within a particular General Education Requirement.

      -   If searching within the Online Schedule of Classes (https://htmlaccess.louisville.edu/classSchedule/setupSearchClassSchedule.cfm):

               o   Click the Drop-Down box next to Gen Ed Category and look for the new General Education Requirement (ex: Quantitative Reasoning - QR).

      -   If searching within ULink (http://ulink.louisville.edu under Search):

               o   Click the Drop-Down box next to Course Attribute and select General Education.

               o   Then click the Drop-Down box next to Course Attribute Value and look for the new General Education Requirement (ex: Quantitative Reasoning - QR).