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University of Nevada Reno

Reno, Nevada

 Founded in 1874, the University was established as Nevada’s land-grant institution under the Morrill Act of 1862, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. Today, the University is recognized as a top National University by U.S. News & World Report, one of the country's top research institutions by the Carnegie® Classification and a Carnegie® Engaged University.

 


Last Updated: 2021-04-26


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

The Core Curriculum is the foundation for undergraduate education at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Core Curriculum consists of a set of general education and specified courses in the major program that address 14 objectives (Core Objective 1-14) that represent the competencies every University graduate must acquire.

  • CO1: Effective composition and communication
  • CO2: Quantitative reasoning
  • CO3: Critical analysis and use of information 
  • CO4: Physical and natural phenomenon (2 courses required, 1 of which must include lab)
  • CO5: History and culture (2 courses required)
  • CO6: Cultures, societies, and individuals
  • CO7: Artistic composition, interpretation, and expression
  • CO8: Constitution
  • CO9: Science, technology, and society
  • CO10: Diversity and equity
  • CO11: Global contexts
  • CO12: Ethics
  • CO13: Integration and synthesis
  • CO14: Application 

 

The Passport Block aligns strongly with the general education portion of the University's Core Curriculum, which includes Core Objectives 1-7. (United States and Nevada Constitutions, CO8, is considered part of the general education program for students at the University of Nevada, Reno. Many students complete study in Constitutions along with one of two required courses in CO5: History and Culture.) 

The University of Nevada, Reno's competencies-based Core Curriculum trains students in communication, quantitative reasoning, methods of inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and integration, synthesis and application of knowledge. It is also integrated into each major, so that the knowledge and skills described in the 14 Core Objectives can be developed throughout a student's progress towards the undergraduate degree

The Core Curriculum is intended to be dynamic and responsive to needs and interests of students and faculty. Thus, courses may be proposed to add to or remove from the Core. The Core Curriculum Board oversees a five-year cycle of Core assessment, culminating in review and decision on whether a course should be “re-verified” as part of the Core Curriculum. 

Courses that satisfy institutional general education requirements for Core Objective 1 satisfy the Passport Learning Outcome. Students must take ENG 102, ENG 104, or ENG 114 to satisfy institutional and NSHE general education requirements for the bachelor's degree. 

CO1
Courses in CO1
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 Composition II
ENG 104 Introduction to Investigative Writing
ENG 114 Composition II for International Students

Courses that satisfy the institutional general education requirements for Core Objective 1 satisfy the Passport Learning Outcomes. ENG 100 or 101 must be taken in combination with ENG 102, ENG 113 must be taken in combination with ENG 114. ENG 102, 104, and 114 fully satisfy the PLOs. 

CO1
Courses in CO1
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENG 100 Composition Studio
ENG 100JL Composition Studio Lab
ENG 101 Composition I
ENG 102 Composition II
ENG 104 Introduction to Investigative Writing
ENG 113 Composition I for International Students
ENG 114 Composition II for International Students

Courses that satisfy the institutional general education requirements for Core Objective 2 fully satisfy the Passport Learning Outcomes. Students must complete one CO2 designated course. 

CO2
Courses in CO2
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
APST 270 Introduction to Statistical Methods
MATH 119 Fundamentals of College Mathematics II
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics
MATH 120E Fundamentals of College Mathematics Expanded
MATH 124 College Algebra
MATH 126 Precalculus I
MATH 126E Precalculus I Expanded
MATH 126EE Precalculus I Expanded 3+3
MATH 127 Precalculus II
MATH 128 Precalculus and Trigonometry
MATH 176 Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
MATH 181 Calculus I
STAT 152 Introduction to Statistics
STAT 152E Introduction to Statistics Expanded

Courses that satisfy institutional general education requirements for Core Objective 4/4L may fully or partially satisfy the Passport Learning Outcomes. CO4L courses have an approved laboratory component. In order to satisfy institutional and NSHE general education requirements for Core Objective 4/4L, students must complete either two CO4L courses or one CO4 and one CO4L course. To satisfy the Passport, students must select one course from the Life Sciences group and one from the Physical Sciences group. Courses that are used to satisfy CO4/CO4L may be reused to satisfy the Life Science and/or Physical Science, but some students may need to select an additional science course beyond CO4/CO4L in order to complete the Passport. 

Life Sciences
Courses in Life Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AGSC 100 Elements of Livestock Production
AGSC 206 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition
AGSC 206 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition
BIOL 100A Biology: Principles and Applications - Lecture
BIOL 125 How Science Works: Biological Case Studies
BIOL 189A Fundamentals of Life Science Lecture
BIOL 190A Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lecture
BIOL 191A Introduction Organismal Biology Lecture
BIOL 223A Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 224A Human Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
BIOL 251 General Microbiology
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
MICR 100 Microbes and Society
NRES 100 Principles of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition

Physical Sciences
Courses in Physical Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
AST 109 Planetary Astronomy
AST 110 Stellar Astronomy
ATMS 117 Meterology
ATMS 121 Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts
BIOL 223A Human Anatomy and Physiology Lecture I
CHEM 121A General Chemistry I
CHEM 122A General Chemistry II
CHEM 201 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers I
CHEM 202 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II
CHEM 220A Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lecture
CHEM 220A Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lecture
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
GEOG 103 Physical Geography of the Earth's Environment
GEOG 121 Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts
GEOL 100 Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Disasters
GEOL 101 General Geology
GEOL 137 The Geology of You
NRES 210 Environmental Pollution
PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics
PHYS 151 General Physics I & lab
PHYS 152 General Physics II & lab
PHYS 180 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 181 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

CO4L
Courses in CO4L
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 102 & 110L Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Physical Anthropology Lab
AST 109 Planetary Astronomy
AST 110 Stellar Astronomy
ATMS 117 Meterology
ATMS 121 Climate Change and its Environmental Impacts
CHEM 121A & 121L General Chemistry I and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 122A & 122L General Chemistry II and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 201 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers I
CHEM 202 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II
GEOG 103 Physical Geography of the Earth's Environment
GEOG 121 Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts
GEOL 100 Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Disasters
GEOL 101 General Geology
GEOL 137 The Geology of You
MICR 100 Microbes and Society
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition
PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics
PHYS 151 General Physics I & Lab
PHYS 152 General Physics II & Lab
PHYS 180 & 180L Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory I
PHYS 181 & 181L Physics for Scientists and Engineers II and Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory II

CO4
Courses in CO4
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 102 Physical Anthropology
BIOL 100A Biology: Principles and Applications - Lecture
BIOL 125 How Science Works: Biological Case Studies
BIOL 191A Introduction Organismal Biology Lecture
CHEM 121A General Chemistry I
CHEM 122A General Chemistry II
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition
PHYS 180 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 181 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

Courses that satisfy institutional general education requirements for Core Objective 5 fully satisfy the Passport Learning Outcomes. Students are required to complete two CO5 courses. CH 203 also satisfies the institutional and NSHE general education requirements in U.S. and Nevada Constitutions.

CO5
Courses in CO5
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
CH 201 Ancient and Medieval Cultures
CH 202 The Modern World
CH 203 American Experiences and Constitutional Change
CH 212 Science, Technology, and Society in the Modern Era

No additional courses are required. Students that complete the University of Nevada, Reno general education requirements CO1-CO7 will meet Critical Thinking Passport Learning Outcome throughout the Passport block. 

Courses that satisfy institutional general education requirements for Core Objective 7 fully satisfy the Passport Learning Outcomes. Students must complete one CO7 course from group A below or a total of three approved practicum courses from group B below in Music, Theatre, and/or Dance (which include performance), including MUSA courses numbered 151 and higher and MUSE courses numbered 100 or higher in group B. 

CO7 Group A
Courses in CO7 Group A
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 100 Visual Foundations
ART 101 Drawing I
ART 124 Intro to Printmaking
ART 141 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 151 Introduction to Time-Based Media/Videography
ART 208 Fiber Arts
ART 211 Ceramics I
ART 214 Introduction to Book Art: Intersection of Art and Design
ART 216 Sculpture I
ART 231 Painting I
ART 253 Cinema II: The Sound Era
ART 260 Survey of Art History I
ART 261 Survey of Art History II
DAN 101 Dance Appreciation
ENG 202 Film Analysis and Interpretation
ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
ENG 246 The Art of Literature
ENG 252 Introduction to Drama
ENG 261 Introduction to Poetry
GRC 116 Introduction to Digital Art & Design
GRC 200 Design Thinking & Methodologies
GRC 210 Typography I
GRC 220 Graphic Design I
JOUR 162 History of Documentary
MUS 121 Music Appreciation
MUS 122 Survey of Jazz
MUS 123 History of American Popular Song
MUS 124 History of the American Musical Theatre
MUS 128 A History of Dance Music
PHIL 202 Introduction to the Philosophy of the Arts
SOTA 101 Introduction to the Arts
THTR 100 Introduction to the Theatre
THTR 105 Introduction to Acting I
THTR 199 Play Structure & Analysis
THTR 210 Theatre: a Cultural Context

CO7 Group B
Courses in CO7 Group B
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MUS 156 Euphonium for Non Majors
MUSA 151 Bass for Non Majors
MUSA 152 Bassoon for Non Majors
MUSA 153 Cello for Non Majors
MUSA 154 Clarinet for Non Majors
MUSA 155 Drum Set for Non Majors
MUSA 156 Euphonium for Non Majors
MUSA 157 Flute for Non Majors
MUSA 158 Guitar for Non Majors
MUSA 159 Harp for Non Majors
MUSA 160 Harpsichord for Non Majors
MUSA 161 Horn for Non Majors
MUSA 162 Oboe for Non Majors
MUSA 163 Organ for Non Majors
MUSA 164 Percussion for Non Majors
MUSA 165 Piano for Non Majors
MUSA 166 Saxophone for Non Majors
MUSA 168 Trombone for Non Majors
MUSA 169 Trumpet for Non Majors
MUSA 170 Tuba for Non Majors
MUSA 171 Viola for Non Majors
MUSA 172 Violin for Non Majors
MUSA 173 Voice for Non Majors
MUSE 101 Concert Choir
MUSE 102 Symphonic Choir
MUSE 103 Chamber Chorale
MUSE 104 Opera Workshop
MUSE 105 Women's Chorus
MUSE 112 Symphonic Band
MUSE 114 Wind Ensemble
MUSE 115 Marching Band
MUSE 116 Pep Band
MUSE 117 Precision Drill Workshop
MUSE 121 Symphony Orchestra
MUSE 131 Jazz Ensemble
MUSE 133 Jazz Combo
MUSE 135 Jazz Vocal Ensemble
MUSE 142 Woodwind Quintet
MUSE 143 Flute Ensemble
MUSE 144 Clarinet Choir
MUSE 145 Saxophone Ensemble
MUSE 146 Brass Ensemble
MUSE 147 Brass Quintet
MUSE 148 Trumpet Choir
MUSE 149 Trombone Choir
MUSE 151 String Chamber Ensemble
MUSE 152 String Quartet
MUSE 153 Guitar Ensemble
MUSE 161 Percussion Ensemble
MUSE 171 Piano Ensemble
MUSE 172 Accompanying
MUSE 190 Special Ensemble
MUSE 192 Special Instrumental Ensemble
MUSE 193 Special Vocal Ensemble


Passport Learning Outcomes in Teamwork and Value Systems are included across multiple Core Objectives. Students must complete one course from the table below to fulfill the Teamwork & Value Systems Passpot Learning Outcomes. 

Teamwork and Value Systems
Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 110L Physical Anthropology Lab
AST 109 Planetary Astronomy
AST 110 Stellar Astronomy
ATMS 117 Meterology
ATMS 121 Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts
CHEM 121L General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 122L General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 201 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers I
CHEM 202 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II
GEOG 103 Physical Geography of the Earth's Environment
GEOG 121 Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts
GEOL 100 Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Disasters
GEOL 101 General Geology
GEOL 137 The Geology of You
MICR 100 Microbes and Society
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition
PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics
PHYS 151 Gen Physics I & Lab
PHYS 152 Gen Physics II & Lab
PHYS 180L Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory I
PHYS 181L Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory II

Courses that satisfy institutional general education requirements for Core Objective 6 fully satisfy the Passport Learning Outcomes. Students must complete one CO6 course.   

CO6
Courses in CO6
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 202 Archaeology
COM 113 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 106 Introduction to Cultural Geography
GRI 103 Introduction to Intersectional Analysis of Identities
GRI 272 Latinx Identities and Cultures
HIST 228 Introduction to Latin American History and Culture II
HON 220 Introduction to Economic Theory and Policy
JOUR 103 Introduction to Media and Society
PSC 101 American Politics: Process and Behavior
PSC 211 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PSC 231 Introduction to International Relations
PSY 101 General Psychology
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
SOC 285 Sociology of Contemporary Culture
WMST 101 Introduction to Women's Studies


Program Highlights


As a land-grant institution, the University of Nevada, Reno emphasizes making a college education a realizable goal for those who apply. Through a focus on experiential learning, high-impact research opportunities and community outreach, an education at the University prepares students for academic, personal and future career success. With a diverse student body representing all 50 states and 96 countries, we are truly a diverse and dynamic Pack.


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: David Shintani
Contact for Students: University Advising




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Funded in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation.



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