2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Information



General Education Philosophy Statement, Institutional Learning Outcomes, and Requirements

Eastern Wyoming College expects that its graduates will have an educational foundation that prepares them for a complex and rapidly changing world. The curriculum offered will allow the development of general education competencies necessary for participation in society as well as the development of specialized knowledge necessary with a given discipline.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing their general education core requirements, students who complete an Associate Degree at Eastern Wyoming College will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication through listening, speaking, writing, and responsible use of information resources.
  • Solve problems through critical analysis and quantitative reasoning.
  • Apply civic responsibility in a variety of social contexts.
  • Apply the scientific method to investigate behaviors or phenomena related to their content area.
  • Interpret the complexity of the human experience through the arts and culture.
  • Differentiate with respect to diverse perspectives on community, national and international issues related to their content area.
  • Identify ways to work with their individual personal beliefs, values, and biases to interact respectfully with others.

General Education Requirements

General Education Course Requirements are criteria established by the Curriculum and Learning Council to apply when considering if a course should be designated as a general education course. These criteria include laboratory science, quantitative reasoning, communication, social science, behavioral science, fine arts, human culture, and humanities.

Laboratory Science Requirement

As a result of completing general education courses in this area, students will be able to comprehend and apply the basic principles of science and scientific inquiry methods.

Courses in this category are concerned with the natural processes that govern Earth and its inhabitants, as well as the universe, through systematic observations and experimentation, formation and verification of theories, and computational methods in a laboratory setting. In these courses, students will use scientific methods as a way of understanding the world; learn content and principles within the natural sciences; and evaluate claims from a scientific perspective.

Courses used to satisfy the general education laboratory science requirement for graduation must be selected from the following courses:

AECL 1000   - Agroecology  Credits; 4

BIOL 1000   - Principles of Biology  Credits: 4

BIOL 1010   - General Biology I  Credits: 4

**BIOL 2400   - General Ecology  Credits: 3

** BIOL 2410   - Intro to Field Ecology  Credits: 2

** Note: Both BIOL 2400 and BIOL 2410 must be taken to meet the Laboratory Science Requirement.

CHEM 1000   - Intro to Chemistry  Credits: 4

CHEM 1020   - General Chemistry I  Credits: 4

* CSMO 1705   - Hair Fundamentals  Credits: 4

GEOL 1100   - Physical Geology  Credits; 4

GEOL 1470   - Environmental Geology  Credits; 4

PHYS 1050   - Intro to Physics  Credits; 4

PHYS 1110   - General Physics I  Credits: 4

MOLB 2210   - General Microbiology  Credits: 4

MOLB 2240   - Medical Microbiology  Credits: 4

*VTTK 1625  - Laboratory Analysis  Credits: 1

* VTTK 1630   - Veterinary Hematology  Credits: 3

* VTTK 1755   - Veterinary Parasitology  Credits: 2

* VTTK 2610   - Animal Health I - Infectious  Credits: 4

* WELD 1755   - Shielded Metal Arc Welding  Credits: 5

ZOO 2015   - Human Anatomy  Credits; 4

ZOO 2025   - Human Physiology  Credits: 4

* Permitted for AAS Programs Only

Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

As a result of completing general edition courses in this area, students will be able to comprehend and use quantitative concepts and methods to interpret and critically evaluate data and effectively problem-solve in a variety of contexts demanding quantitative literacy.

Courses that fulfill the mathematics requirement aim to develop critical skills in quantitative analysis and deductive reasoning by: representing mathematical and quantitative information symbolically, graphically, numerically, and verbally; applying quantitative methods to investigate routine and novel problems, using calculations/procedures, mathematical and/or statistical modeling, prediction, and evaluation; interpreting mathematical and quantitative information, and drawing logical inferences from representations such as formulas, equations, graphs, tables, and schematics.

Courses used to satisfy the quantitative reasoning requirement for graduation must be selected from the following courses:

* BADM 1005   - Business Mathematics I  Credits: 3

MATH 1000   - Problem Solving  Credits: 3

MATH 1100   - Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers  Credits: 3

MATH 1400   - College Algebra  Credits: 4

MATH 1405   - Trigonometry  Credits: 3

* MATH 1500   - Applied Technical Mathematics  Credits: 3

MATH 2200   - Calculus I  Credits: 4

MATH 2205   - Calculus II  Credits; 5

MATH 2350   - Business Calculus  Credits: 4

STAT 2050   - Fundamentals of Statistics  Credits; 4

* VTTK 1751   - Pharmaceutical Calculations  Credits: 3

* Permitted for AAS Programs Only

Communication Requirement

As a result of completing general education courses in this area, students will be able to effectively use the English language, writing and speaking with clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness.

Courses in this category are concerned with the effective use of the English language from a variety of perspectives, both oral and written, and for a variety of purposes.

Students in A.A., A.S., and A.D.N. programs are required to complete ENGL 1010   and need to verify with their advisers which second approved communication course they should complete for their specific degree requirement.  

Students in A.A.S. programs are required to complete ENGL 1005   or ENGL 1010  .

Courses used to satisfy the second communication requirement for graduation include the following courses :

BADM 1020   - Business Communications  Credits: 3

COMM 2010   - Public Speaking  Credits: 3

ENGL 2020   - Literature, Media, and Culture  Credits: 3

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement

As a result of completing general education courses in this area, students will have developed a deeper understanding of the scientific study of human society and social relationships and the scientific study of human action and behavior in society.

Courses used to satisfy the human behavior requirement for graduation must be selected from the following courses;

AGEC 1010   - Agricultural Macroeconomics  Credits: 3

ANTH 1100   - Intro to Biological Anthropology  Credits: 3

ANTH 1200   - Intro to Cultural Anthropology  Credits; 3

CRMJ 2020   - Fundamentals of Leadership  Credits: 3

ECON 1010   - Macroeconomics  Credits: 3

ECON 1020   - Microeconomics  Credits; 3

* ENTR 1500   - Intro to Entrepreneurship  Credits: 2

* ENTR 1520   - Creating a Business Plan  Credits: 2

* ENTR 2500   - Small Business Operations Management  Credits: 2

GEOG 1000   - World Regional Geography  Credits: 3

GEOG 1020   - Human Geography  Credits: 3

MGT 2020   - Fundamentals of Leadership  Credits: 3

MKT 2100   - Principles of Marketing  Credits: 3

POLS 1000   - American and Wyoming Government  Credits: 3

POLS 1200   - Non-Western Political Cultures  Credits: 3

PSYC 1000   - General Psychology  Credits: 3

SOC 1000   - Sociological Principles  Credits: 3

SOC 1100   - Social Problems  Credits: 3

SOWK 2000   - Intro to Social Work  Credits: 3

WMST 1080   - Intro to Women’s Studies  Credits: 3

* Permitted for AAS Programs Only

U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Requirement

The following courses can be used to satisfy the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions Requirement:

HIST 1211   - U.S. to 1865  Credits: 3

HIST 1221   - U.S. from 1865  Credits: 3

POLS 1000   - American and Wyoming Government  Credits: 3

* POLS 1050   - Basics in U.S. and Wyoming Government  Credits: 2

* * POLS 1100   - Wyoming Government  Credits: 1

* Permitted for AAS Programs Only

* * This course is intended to complete the Wyoming Government component when the U.S. Constitution requirement is met through transfer credit from another state.

Arts, Culture and Humanities Requirement

As a result of completing general education courses in this area, students will have a deeper appreciation and understanding of: the creative process, artistic expression; the role and value of the arts in society and culture; the role of the value of the human condition and human experiences; and, the role of diversity, culture and its expression.

Courses used to satisfy the arts, culture and humanities requirement for graduation must be selected from the following courses:

AMST 2110   - Cultural Diversity in America  Credits: 3

ART 1000   - General Studio Art  Credits: 3

ART 1005   - Drawing I  Credits: 3

ART 1010   - Intro to Art  Credits: 3

ART 1110   - Foundation: Two-Dimensional  Credits: 3

ART 1120   - Foundation: Three-Dimensional  Credits: 3

ART 1130   - Foundation: Color Theory  Credits: 3

ART 1178   - Adobe Photoshop I  Credits:3

ART 2005   - Drawing II  Credits: 3

ART 2010   - Art History I  Credits: 3

ART 2020   - Art History II  Credits: 3

ART 2074   - Art for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher  Credits: 3

ART 2210   - Painting I  Credits: 3

ART 2310   - Sculpture I  Credits: 3

ART 2410   - Ceramics I  Credits: 3

COMM 1000   - Intro to Mass Media  Credits; 3

COMM 1030   - Interpersonal Communication  Credits: 3

COMM 1040   - Intro to Communication Theory  Credits: 3

COMM 2010   - Public Speaking  Credits: 3

EDEL 2280   - Literature for Children  Credits: 3

ENGL 2011   - Literature for Young Adults  Credits: 3

ENGL 2020   - Literature, Media, and Culture  Credits: 3

ENGL 2050   - Creative Writing - Intro to Fiction  Credits: 3

ENGL 2205   - Intro to Literature  Credits: 3

ENGL 2420   - Literary Genres:  Credits: 3

ENGL 2425   - Literatures in English I  Credits: 3

ENGL 2430   - Literatures in English II  Credits: 3

ENGL 2435   - Literatures in English III  Credits: 3

* ENTK 2501   - Intro to Computer Aided Drafting I  Credits: 1

* GUNS 1520   - Stockmaking  Credits: 5

* GUNS 1730   - Gunstock Checkering  Credits: 2

HIST 1110   - Western Civilization I  Credits: 3

HIST 1120   - Western Civilization II  Credits: 3

HIST 1211   - U.S. History to 1865  Credits: 3

HIST 1221   - U.S. History from 1865  Credits: 3

HIST 1290   - History of U.S. West  Credits: 3

HIST 1320   - World History to 1500  Credits: 3

HIST 1330   - World History from 1500  Credits: 3

HIST 2290   - History of North American Indians  Credits: 3

HIST 2460   - Field Studies: History  Credits: 3

MUSC 1000   - Intro to Music  Credits: 3

MUSC 1378   - College Band  Credits: 1

MUSC 1390   - Jazz Ensemble  Credits: 1

MUSC 1400   - Collegiate Chorale  Credits: 1

MUSC 2018   - Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers  Credits: 3

MUSC 2050   - Music History Survey I  Credits: 3

MUSC 2055   - Music History Survey II  Credits: 3

PHIL 1000   - Intro to Philosophy  Credits: 3

RELI 1000   - Intro to Religion  Credits: 3

SOSC 1100   - Intro to Religion  Credits: 3

SOSC 2300   - Ethics in Practice  Credits: 3

THEA 1000   - Intro to Theatre  Credits: 3

* Permitted for AAS Programs Only

Freshman Foundation Requirement

As a result of completing general education courses in this area, students will have a deeper appreciation of the importance of persistence for success in college by providing them with the academic, personal, and life management tools needed to function effectively and complete their course of study and revolve around three major issues: Navigating the system, academic focus, and transition to college.

The following courses can be used to satisfy the freshman foundation requirement:

HMDV 1000   - College Studies  Credits: 1

HMDV 1025   - Intro to Online Learning  Credits: 1

HMDV 1500   - Human Development: Empowerment  Credits: 3

AGRI 1000   - Issues in Agriculture  Credits; 3

CRMJ 1010   - Current Issues in Criminal Justice  Credits; 3

EDFD 1101   - Intro to Education  Credits: 2

HMSV 1010   - Orientation to Human Services  Credits: 3

VTTK 1505   - Intro to Veterinary Science  Credits: 1

WELD 1505   - Intro to Welding and Machining  Credits: 1

Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Science Degree Requirements

Students seeking the associate of arts or associate of science degree must complete a minimum of 32 hours in general education at the 1000 level or above, including a course in the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. Students must fulfill the minimum course requirements of categories 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as listed below. Students must select the remainder of their courses from their degree programs, using the categories below as electives, as if approved in the degree plan for the program.   These degrees are considered transfer degrees.

 

Categories Minimum Credit Hours Required
   
1. Laboratory Science                      4
2. Quantitative Reasoning                        3

3. Communication

      A. ENGL 1010  

                     3

                     3

4. Social and Behavioral Science

      A. U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions course  

                     3

                     3

5. Arts, Culture and Humanities                      3
6. General Education Electives to be chosen from categories 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 above                      8
7. Freshman Foundation                      1

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

All credit hours must be 1000 level or above

                   32

TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Approved by the academic department

                   28

TOTAL MINIMUM DEGREE CREDITS

With a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better and a minimum of 15 semester hours applicable towards graduation from Eastern Wyoming College.

                   60

Associate Degree in Nursing

Students seeking the associate degree in nursing must complete program prerequisites in quantitative, science, and English courses. Students must take 36 hours in general education at the 1000 level or above, including a course in the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, an Arts, Culture, and Humanities elective course, and 36 hours of nursing course work.

Categories Minimum Credit Hours Required
   
1. Laboratory Science                     16
2. Quantitative Reasoning                        4

3. Communication

      A. ENGL 1010  

                     3

                     3

4. Social and Behavioral Science

      A. U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions course  

                     3

                     3

5. Arts, Culture and Humanities                      3
6. Freshman Foundation                      1

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

All credit hours must be 1000 level or above

                   36

TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Approved by the academic department

                   36

TOTAL MINIMUM DEGREE CREDITS

With a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better and a minimum of 15 semester hours applicable towards graduation from Eastern Wyoming College.

                   72

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Students seeking the associate of applied science degree must complete a minimum of 15 credits in general education, including a course in the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. Students must complete at least one course in each of the three general education areas listed below. These degrees are considered non-transfer degrees.

Categories Minimum Credit Hours Required
1. Quantitative Reasoning                       3
2. Communication                       3
3. U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions course                       2
4. Freshman Foundation                       1
5. Social and Behavioral Science  
6. Arts, Culture, and Humanities  
7. Laboratory Science  
8. General Education Electives to be chosen from area 5, 6, or 7 above                      6

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

All credit hours must be 1000 level or above

                   15

TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Approved by the academic department

                   45

TOTAL MINIMUM DEGREE CREDITS

With a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better and a minimum of 15 semester hours applicable towards graduation from Eastern Wyoming College.

                   60

Certificate

Certificates will be awarded to students in certificate programs who complete the following requirements:

  • Completion of the curriculum requirements specified for the respective programs, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better.

Distance Learning

Every student within the EWC service area has the opportunity to take college credit courses and earn a degree or certificate through distance education. EWC is approved by The Higher Learning Commission to offer the following complete degree or certificate programs via distance.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies AA degree and AS degree
  • Criminal Justice AA degree
  • Business Administration AAS degree
  • Child Development Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education AA degree
  • Elementary Education AA degree

Classes are offered via Internet, using both synchronous and asynchronous interaction. A three year rotation schedule of distance classes ensures that all program requirements are offered for the above degrees. Eastern Wyoming College offers courses in many core areas including general education, business, criminal justice, education, social sciences, and human development.

Support services available to help students include technology support, student advising, library, bookstore, counseling, financial aid, tutoring, online registration, and online grade reports.

Students interested in taking distance classes should consider:

  • How comfortable are you with using technology such as computers, e-mail, and the Internet?
  • Are you a self-directed, self-motivated, and self-disciplined student? It is important to stick to a schedule with distance courses.
  • Are you comfortable with forms of interaction such as chat rooms, text messaging, e-mail, or telephone calls?
  • Do you have the time commitment to devote to a distance course? Distance courses require as much or more of your time than traditional classes.
  • Are you willing to be an active participant and an advocate for your own education? Then distance learning may be for you!

For questions, please call the Instructional Technology Office at either (307) 534.2912 or 877.392.4678 (877.EWC.INST) menu item 3 or check the web at ewc.wy.edu/distance.

Veteran education benefits may be adjusted when student enrolls in only distance education courses.