Arts & Sciences Global Studies

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College: Arts & Sciences
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Emira Ibrahimpasic
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Global Studies

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

MAJOR: Global Studies

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Emira Ibrahimpasic

DESCRIPTION

Director: Radha Balasubramanian, 307 Seaton Hall

Coordinator/Advisor: Emira Ibrahimpasic, 314 Seaton Hall

The global studies major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln prepares students for a changing and complex world by increasing their knowledge of global issues and developing their skills in critical thinking, communications and logical analysis. The interdisciplinary program is designed to help students understand the growing connectedness and diversity of interactions at the global level.

Global studies provides students with a range of classroom, community and co-curricular activities.

It is built on the framework of:

(a) being a dynamic and well-integrated interdisciplinary academic program for student learning opportunities and an active partner in the College’s internationalizing the curriculum strategic plan;

(b) providing students a variety of well-vetted academic and international/experiential learning opportunities that will enhance their depth of global understanding;

(c) collaborating with other internationally-focused programs at UNL to promote interest in and understanding of global events and structures; and

(d) developing strong, mutually-beneficial partnerships with relevant community groups and individuals.

The program will be supervised by the Global Studies Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences. All students interested in the program should consult with the director or the advisor.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

Required courses: 10 hours

GLST 101 Windows to the World

GLST 160 International Relations (POLS 160)

GLST 201 Introduction to Global Studies

GLST 494 Seminar in Global Studies (Capstone)

Specific Major Requirements

  • 40 credit hours, with no more than 9 credits in one department, excluding Core Courses and Foreign Language. The 40 hours must be distributed across the core and the categories outlined below. No course may apply in more than one area.
Foreign Language: 6 hours

This requirement can be met through the following means:

  • 6 hours of modern foreign language study (excluding literature in translation) beyond 202 or 210; or
  • 6 hours of modern foreign language study from other accredited institutions in cases where the language is not offered at UNL or not offered at the desired level of proficiency
Global Awareness: 3 hours

This requirement can be met through the following means:

  • Education abroad or
  • Global Issues Internship: local or abroad (GLST 395 Internship in Global Studies); or
  • Internship for governmental or private agency involved in global issues (upon approval of program advisor) (GLST 395 Internship in Global Studies)
Regional Specialization: 9 hours in one of the following areas:

The courses that fulfill this requirement are listed below.

Africa and Middle East

ENGL 244A Introduction to African Literature (ETHN 244A)

ETHN 203 Introduction to Africa

FREN 323 Aspects of Francophone Civilization

FREN 460 Francophone Literature

FREN 461 Studies in Francophone Literature & Cultures

HIST 150 African Culture & Civilization (ETHN 150)

HIST 214 History of Islam (RELG 214)

HIST 216 History of Christianity (RELG 216)

HIST 217 Israel: The Holy Land (JUDS 217/RELG 217)

HIST 219 Introduction to Jewish History (JUDS 219/RELG 219)

HIST 285 Africa Since 1800 (ETHN 285)

HIST 326 Algeria & France

HIST 331 Ancient Israel

HIST 339 The Holocaust (JUDS 339)

HIST 367 History of the Modern Middle East

HIST 386 History of Radical Islam

HIST 434 Palestine & the Arab-Israeli Conflict

HIST 459 Women & Gender in African Societies (ETHN 459/WMNS 459)

HIST 486 History of South Africa (ETHN 486)

POLS 375 Conflict & Development in Africa (ETHN 375)

POLS 477 Israel & the Middle East (JUDS 477)

RELG 181 Judaism, Christianity, & Islam

RELG 208 Introduction to Islam

RELG 318 Islam in the Modern World

SOCI 491 Political Sociology

Asia and Eurasia

HIST 181 Introduction to East Asian Civilization (POLS 171)

HIST 216 History of Christianity (RELG 216)

HIST 219 Introduction to Jewish History (JUDS 219/RELG 219)

HIST 262 Russia: The 19th Century to the Present

HIST 282 Modern East Asia

HIST 326 Algeria & France

HIST 333 Jews in the Modern World (JUDS 333/RELG 333)

HIST 338 War & Peace in Europe: 1914 to the Present

HIST 339 The Holocaust (JUDS 339)

HIST 362 Eastern Europe & the Balkans Since 1815

HIST 382 History of Modern Japan

HIST 462 Recent Russia

HIST 467 History of China in the 20th Century

MUNM 276G The Music Experience

PHIL 345 Modern Europen Jewish Philosophy (JUDS 345)

POLS 108 Political Ideas

RELG 118 Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, & Daoism

RELG 218 Buddhism

RELG 230 Tibetan Buddhism

RUSS 408 Business & Political Russian

RUSS 482 Russian Literature in Translation I

Europe

ENGL 331 British Authors Since 1800

FREN 321 French Civilization I

FREN 322 French Civilization II

FREN 461 Studies in Francophone Literature & Cultures

GERM 321 German Civilization I

GERM 322 German Civilization II

HIST 130 Premodern Europe

HIST 131 Modern Europe

HIST 216 History of Christianity

HIST 219 Introduction to Jewish History

HIST 232 History of England Since the Glorious Revolution

HIST 328 History of Germany: 1914 to Present

HIST 330 Contemporary Europe

HIST 338 War & Peace in Europe: 1914 to Present

HIST 339 The Holocaust (JUDS 339)

HIST 362 Eastern Europe & the Balkans Since 1815

HIST 387 The Enlightenment

MUNM 276G The Music Experience

PHIL 345 Modern European Jewish Philosophy (JUDS 345)

POLS 108 Political Ideas

SPAN 314 Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spain

SPAN 321 Exploring Hispanic Culture: Spain

Latin America

ANTH 237 Ancient Mesoamerica (ETHN 237/LAMS 237)

GEOG 378 Geography of Latin America

ENGL 346 Cuban American Literature

HIST 171 History of Latin American (ETHN 171)

HIST 271 Colonial Latin America (ETHN 271/LAMS 271)

HIST 272 Modern Latin America (ETHN 272/LAMS 272)

HIST 371 Modern Mexico (ETHN 371)

HIST 476A Gender & Sexuality in Latin America

HIST 476B Race in Modern Latin America (ETHN 476B)

POLS 277 Latin American Politics (ETHN 277/LAMS 277)

SPAN 331 Latin American Civilization (LAMS 331)

Thematic Specialization: Select 6 hours in each of two themes for a total of 12 hours

Identity, Culture, and Society

ANTH 212 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ETHN 212)

ANTH 412 Family, Marriage, & Kinship

COMM 211 Intercultural Communication (ETHN 211)

COMM 250 Rhetoric, Media & Civic Life

COMM 271 Organizing Social Change

COMM 465 Communication & Social Identity

COMM 486 Communicating Organizational Culture & Power

CZEC 301 Representative Authors I

CZEC 302 Representative Authors II

ECON 321 Introduction to International Economics

ENGL 331 British Authors Since 1800

FREN 301 Representative Authors I

FREN 302 Representative Authors II

GEOG 272 Geography of World Regions

GERM 301 Representative Authors I

GERM 302 Representative Authors II

GLST 242 Global Literature Since 1850 (ENGL 242)

GLST 381 Cultures in Transit (POLS 381/MODL 381)

GLST 382 Storytelling (MODL 382/MRST 382/SOCI 382)

GLST 383 Women Write the World (ENGL 383/MODL 383/WMNS 383)

HIST 121 World History Since 1500 CE

HIST 130 Premodern Europe

HIST 131 Modern Europe

HIST 150 African Culture & Civilization (ETHN 150)

HIST 171 History of Latin America (ETHN 171)

HIST 181 Introduction to East Asian Civilization (POLS 171)

HIST 214 History of Islam (RELG 214)

HIST 216 History of Christianity (RELG 216)

HIST 217 Israel: The Holy Land (JUDS 217/RELG 217)

HIST 219 Introduction to Jewish History (JUDS 219/RELG 219)

HIST 271 Colonial Latin America (ETHN 271/LAMS 271)

HIST 272 Modern Latin America (ETHN 272/LAMS 272)

HIST 329 Women in European History (MRST 329/WMNS 329)

HIST 362 Eastern Europe & the Balkans Since 1815

HIST 387 The Enlightenment

HIST 476B Race in Modern Latin America (ETHN 476B)

PHIL 325 Advanced Social Political Philosophy

Global Development and Service

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions

ALEC 102 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

ALEC 202 Foundations of Leadership Theory & Practice

ALEC 302 Dynamics of Effecctive Leadership in Organizations

ALEC 466 Leadership & Diversity in Organizations & Communities

ANTH 474 Applied & Development Anthropology

BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society

COMM 211 Intercultural Communication (ETHN 211)

COMM 271 Organizing Social Change

COMM 486 Communicating Organizational Culture & Power

COMM 487 Global Organizational Communication

CRPL 400 Introduction to Planning

ECON 200 Economic Essentials & Issues

ECON 321 Introduction to International Economics

FINA 300 Financial Decision Making

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing

NUTR 253 Cultural Aspects of Food & Nutrition

PHIL 325 Advanced Social Political Philosophy

Global Security and Foreign Policy

AERO 295 The Evolution of U.S. Air & Space Power I

AERO 296 The Evolution of U.S. Air & Space Power II

AERO 441 National Security Affairs & Preparation for Active Duty I

AERO 442 National Security Affairs & Preparation for Active Duty II

ANTH 261 Conflict & Conflict Resolution (POLS 261/PSYC 261/SOCI 261)

ANTH 353 Anthropolgy of War

COMM 210 Communicating in Small Groups

COMM 212 Debate

COMM 375 Theories of Persuasion

COMM 465 Communication & Social Identity

COMM 487 Global Organizational Communication

CRIM 413 Sociology of Deviant Behavior

CRIM 476 Terrorism

CRIM 477 Organized Crime

CSCE 477 Cryptography & Computer Security

GEOG 312 Introduction to Geospatial Information Sciences (NRES 312)

GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (NRES 412)

GEOG 418 Introduction to Remote Sensing (NRES 418)

GEOG 444 Geo-demographics & GIS

GEOG 447 Political Geography

HIST 304 United States Military History Since 1917

HIST 324 The Cold War

HIST 337 History of Modern Espionage & Intelligence

HIST 338 War & Peace in Europe: 1914 to the Present

HIST 348 America & the World Since 1914

NAVS 321 Evolution of Warfare

NSST 175 Introduction to National Security

NSST 375 Writing & Briefing for the National Security Enterprise

NSST 376 Analysis for the National Security Establishmen

NSST 475 Threats & Solutions to National Security in the 21st Century

POLS 263 Causes of War & Peace

POLS 268 Threats to World Order

POLS 361 The United Nations & World Politics

POLS 362 Globalization, Human Rights, & Diversity

POLS 363 United States Foreign Policy

POLS 459 International Political Economy

PSYC 435 Psychology of Terrorism

RELG 418 Fundamentalism, Religion, & Politics

RUSS 408 Business & Political Russian

Human Rights

ANTH 353 Anthropology of War

ANTH 442 Human Variation

ANTH 472 Belief Systems: Animism to Zombies

COMM 465 Communication & Social Identity

ENGL 210P Literature of War & Peace

HIST 225 Women in History (WMNS 225)

HIST 333 Jews in the Modern World (JUDS 333/RELG 333)

HIST 339 The Holocaust (JUDS 339)

HIST 486 History of South Africa (ETHN 486)

PHIL 325 Advanced Social Political Philosophy or PHIL 425 Political & Social Philosophy

POLS 281 Challenges to the State

POLS 361 The United Nations & World Politics

POLS 362 Globalization, Human Rights & Diversity

POLS 469 International Law

POLS 470 International Human Rights

POLS 472 State Terror

SOCI 481 Minority Groups (ETHN 481)

Global Resources and Environment

AECN 357 Natural Resource & Environmental Law (NREE 357)

AECN 420 International Food & Agricultural Trade

AGRO 153 Soil Resources (HORT 153/SOIL 153)

AGRO 475 Water Quality Strategy (CIVE 475/CRPL 475/GEOL 475/MSYM 475/NRES 475/POLS 475/SOCI 475/SOIL 475/WATS 475)

ALEC 125 Land, Food, & People

ALEC 388 Ethics in Agriculture & Natural Resources (AECN 388)

ALEC 410 Environmental Leadership (NRES 413)

ANTH 473 Ecological Anthropology

CRPL 470 Environmental Planning & Policy

ENSC 110 Energy in Perspective

ENSC 220 Introduction to Energy Systems

ENSC 230 Energy & the Environment: Economics & Policy

ENVR 189H Humans, Water, & the Environment

ENVR 201 Science, Systems, Environment, & Sustainability

ENVR 249 Individual & Cultural Perspectives on the Environment

ENVR 319 Environmental Engagement & the Community

ENVR 334 Psychology of Environmental Sustainability (PSYC 334)

GEOG 181 Quality of the Environment

GEOG 308 Biogeography (GEOL 308/NRES 308)

GEOG 378 Geography of Latin America

GEOL 485 Fossil Fuel Geology & Exploration

GEOL 495 Economic & Exploration Geology

NRES 104 Climate in Crisis

NRES 108 Earth’s Natural Resource Systems Lab

NRES 220 & NRES 222 Principles of Ecology & Lab (BIOS 220 & BIOS 222)

NRES 323 Natural Resources Policy

NRES 370 Basic & Applied Climatology (METR 370)

NRES 452 Climate & Society (AGRO 450/GEOG 450/METR 450)

PHIL 225 Environmental Ethics

SOCI 346 Environmental Sociology

WATS 281 Introduction to Water Science (GEOG 281/NRES 281)

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Students are required to earn a C or better in all courses for the major.

Pass/No Pass Limits

No course may be taken as Pass/No Pass for the major, except GLST 395.

Course Level Requirement

At least 15 hours at the 300/400 level.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

  • 18 credit hours, with no more than 6 credit hours in one department, excluding the core, and at least 6 hours at the 300/400 level.

Core Course: 6 hours

Required courses: 6 hours

GLST 160 International Relations (POLS 160)

GLST 201 Introduction to Global Studies

Regional Specialization: 6 hours in one of the following areas

Africa and Middle East

Asia and Eurasia

Europe

Latin America

Thematic Specialization: 6 hours in one of the following areas

Identity, Culture, and Society

Global Development and Service

Global Security and Foreign Policy

Human Rights

Global Resources and Environment

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Students are required to earn a C or better in all courses for the minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course may be taken as Pass/No Pass for the minor, except for GLST 395.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

College Admission

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process may have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of languages. Four years of high school language will exempt students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level, and give more opportunity to study abroad.

Transfer Students

To be considered for admission as a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, students must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who graduated from high school January 1997 and after must also meet the UNL General Admissions Requirements. Those transfer students who graduated before January 1997 must have completed in high school 3 years of English, 2 years of the same foreign language, 2 years of algebra, and 1 year of geometry. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either the ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, hours earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty is the maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college or international institution. Transfer credit in the major or minor must be approved by the departmental advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major or minor. At least half of the hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College of Arts and Sciences will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other schools. The C- and D grades cannot be applied toward requirements for a major or minor. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL. All D grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK, but they are not applicable to a major or minor.

Readmitted Students

Students readmitted to the College of Arts and Sciences will follow the requirements stated in the bulletin for the academic year of readmission and reenrollment as a degree-seeking student in Arts and Sciences. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a bulletin for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single bulletin year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the bulletin which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students must remove entrance deficiencies in geometry and foreign language before graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences and should consult a college advisor in the Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall for questions about admission deficiencies.

Removing Foreign Language Deficiencies

Students must complete the second semester of the first year language sequence to clear the deficiency and the second semester of the second year language sequence to complete the college graduation requirement in language.

Removing Geometry Deficiencies

A deficiency of one year of geometry can be removed by taking two high school geometry courses by Independent Study or by completing a geometry course from an accredited community college or a four-year institution. Neither of these options count for college credit.

College Degree Requirements

College General Education Requirements

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are designed to further the purposes of liberal education by encouraging study in several different areas. Courses satisfying these requirements may impart specialized knowledge or broadly connect the subject matter to other areas of knowledge.

All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements. A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one of the following five distribution requirements. A student cannot use a single course to satisfy both an ACE outcome and a College distribution requirement. A student cannot use a course from their major to satisfy the Breadth Requirement (F), but may apply an ancillary requirement of the primary major or a course from their second major toward this requirement. Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements. To see a complete list of excluded courses, run a degree audit through MyRED.

Courses from interdisciplinary programs will count in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department(s).

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (16 credits + Language)

A. Written Communication: 3 hours

To be selected from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.

B. Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences: 4 hours

Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology and physics. Select courses from geography* and anthropology* may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement.

* See your degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for approved geography and anthropology courses that apply as natural science.

C. Humanities: 3 hours

Select from: classics*, English, history, modern languages and literatures*, philosophy, and religious studies*.

*Language courses numbered 210 or below apply only for the foreign language requirement.

D. Social Sciences: 3 hours

Select from: anthropology*, communication studies, geography*, political science, psychology*, or sociology.

*See degree audit or College of Arts and Sciences advisor for list of natural/physical science courses in anthropology, geography, and psychology that do not apply as social science.

E. Languages Classical and Modern: 0-6 hours

Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies, modern languages and literatures, or anthropology. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Omaha, Russian, and Spanish. A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.

F. Additional Breadth Requirement (may not be used toward the primary major; may apply toward ancillary requirements and second majors): 3 hours

Select from: natural, physical and mathematical sciences (Area B), humanities (Area C), or social sciences (Area D).

Scientific Base

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 150, 160, 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, physics and statistics.

See your degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for a complete list including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of a college advisor.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Languages Exemption Policy

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences will exempt or waive students from the UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or from the College’s language distribution requirement based on documentation only. The following are the options and procedures for documentation:

High School Transcripts

1. For the University entrance requirements, students must show an official high school transcript with two or more years of the same foreign language in high school.

2. For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, students must show an official high school transcript with four or more years of the same foreign language in high school, or show evidence of graduation from a non-English-speaking foreign high school.

3. For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, students whose native language is not English must show English as a Second Language study on an official high school transcript. Four years of ESL at the high school level (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades) will be the basis for a waiver of the CDR E Language requirement.

Proficiency Examination at UNL

1. For the University entrance requirement, students who do not have transcript documentation can request to take a proficiency exam in the language. (This is not the same test as the Modern Languages Placement Exam.) However, UNL will provide testing only in the languages it teaches. Currently, these languages are:

Arabic

French

German

Spanish

Russian

Czech

Japanese

Chinese

The Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test and provide written documentation to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center that the student has passed the proficiency test at the 102 level.

2. For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test at the 202 level. If the student passes the test, the department will sign the College Request for Waiver form and indicate the level of proficiency. The form is then forwarded to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center for approval.

Distance Education

1. For the University entrance requirement, students without transcript documentation who claim proficiency in a language not taught at UNL, have the option of seeking out a distance education program in languages. If the student completes the equivalent of 102 from an approved distance education program, the student will meet the UNL entrance requirement. The student must have the course work approved before he/she takes/completes the course as equivalent to 102 by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

2. For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the student can seek out a distance education program and complete the equivalent of the 202-level course. The student must submit the request on the College Request for Substitution form and have the course work approved by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

Third Language Option

If a student demonstrates knowledge of two foreign languages at the 102 level, the College of Arts and Sciences may consider waiving two semesters of the four semester College Distribution Requirements E-Languages requirement. If this waiver were granted, the student would then be required to complete 101 and 102 in another (3rd language) at UNL.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A total grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other schools except for UNO and UNK. No transfer C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege state:

  • The Pass/No Pass option is designed for your use by seeking to expand your intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where you may have had minimal preparation.

For students in Arts and Sciences, the University regulations for Pass/No Pass apply as follows:

  • Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to your GPA.
  • P is interpreted to mean C or above.
  • A change to or from a Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (1/2 of the course).
  • The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing the grading option.
  • Changing to or from Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After mid-term of the course, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing Pass/No Pass.
  • The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/No Pass privileges in the College of Arts and Sciences are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Many Arts and Sciences departments and programs do not allow courses in the major or minor to be taken Pass/No Pass; students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the bulletin for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Students who wish to apply P/N hours to their major and minor(s) must obtain approval on a form that is available in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.

2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.

3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.

4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered above 299

Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299. Of the 30 hours above 299, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL. NOTE: ALEC 397E and ALEC 397K do not count toward these 30 hours.

Graduate Courses

Seniors in the University who have obtained in advance the approval of the dean for Graduate Studies may receive up to 12 hours credit for graduate courses taken in addition to the courses necessary to complete their undergraduate work, provided that such credits are earned within the calendar year prior to receipt of the baccalaureate. For procedures, inquire at the Office of Graduate Studies.

Course work taken prior to receipt of the baccalaureate may not always be accepted for transfer to other institutions as graduate work.

Residency

Residency Requirement and Open Enrollment and Summer Independent Study Courses

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major course work including 6 hours above 299 in their major, and 15 of the 30 hours required above 299 in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

ACE Requirements

Consistent with the mission and values of the University, ACE is based on a shared set of four institutional objectives and 10 student learning outcomes. The ACE program was approved by faculty in all eight undergraduate colleges and endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the student government, and the Academic Planning Committee in January 2008 for implementation in the fall 2009. ACE aligns with current national initiatives in general education.

Key characteristics of ACE demonstrate the benefits of the program to students:

  • Students receive a broad education with exposure to multiple disciplines, critical life skills and important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
  • ACE is simple and transparent for students, faculty and advisors. Students complete the equivalent of 3 credit hours for each of the ten student learning outcomes.
  • Students connect and integrate their ACE experiences with their selected major.
  • Students can transfer all ACE certified courses across colleges within the institution to meet the ACE requirement and any course from outside the institution that is directly equivalent to a UNL ACE-certified course. Courses from outside institutions without direct equivalents may be considered with appropriate documentation for ACE credit (see academic advisor).

ACE allows faculty to assess and improve their effectiveness and facilitate students’ learning.

ACE Institutional Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

To meet the ACE Program requirement, a student will complete a minimum of 3 credit hours for each of the ten ACE Student Learning Outcomes (a total of 30 ACE credit hours). See the ACE website at: http://ace.unl.edu for the most current information and the most recently certified courses.

Bulletin Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the bulletin for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent bulletin for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single bulletin year. Beginning in 1990-1991 the bulletin which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Attention

This is the site for old bulletin data. Please head to UNL's Course Catalog for updated course and program information.