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Academic Core

The Academic Core program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology helps our students develop foundational skills in written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, social science, and the humanities. These skills prepare our students for success in technical programs and careers, cultivate critical thinking, and foster the values of life-long learning.

The Academic Core Department supports student skill development in the global outcomes areas of communication, critical thinking, and intercultural appreciation.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree, AAS-T

Associate in Applied Science

Certificate of Proficiency

 

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Applicable course list to satisfy Academic Core Requirements for the AAS degree:

Written Communications

Students who complete required courses in the Written Communication distribution area will write clear, coherent, and well-organized prose; employ critical thinking in evaluating and expressing ideas; and demonstrate effective use of sources following accepted academic conventions.

ENGL&

  • 101 English Composition I
  • 102 English Composition II
  • 235 Technical Writing

 

Humanities

Humanities distribution courses examine the creativity, expressiveness, historical perspective, social interaction and aesthetics of people and societies.  Emphasis is placed on creating, interpreting, performing and valuing creativity in art, dance, film, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religious thought, story-telling and theater. Students who complete Humanities distribution courses will demonstrate an understanding of vocabulary, concepts, historical perspectives and progress, materials, techniques and methods of intellectual inquiry central to the selected Humanities course of study.

ART

  • 102 Design I
  • 103
  • 111 Beginning Painting for Non Art Majors
  • 112 Intermediate Painting for Non Art Majors
  • 113 Advanced Painting for Not Art Majors  
  • 121 Introduction to Drawing
  • 124 Introduction to Printmaking
  • 201 Survey of Western Art - Ancient
  • 202 Survey of Western Art - Medieval & Renaissance
  • 203 Intermediate Drawing
  • 205 Human Life Drawing
  • 255 Beginning Painting for Art Majors
  • 256 Intermediate Painting for Art Majors
  • 257 Advanced Painting for Art Majors

ART&

  • 100 Art Appreciation

ASL&

  • 121 American Sign Language I
  • 122 American Sign Language II

CHIN&

  • 121
  • 122

CMST&

  • 210 Interpersonal Communication
  • 220 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • 230 Small Group Communication

ENGL&

  • 111 Intro to Literature

HUM

  • 110 Introduction to Film
  • 215 Multicultural America

HIST&

  • 146 US History

KREA&

  • 121
  • 122

SPAN&

  • 121 Spanish I
  • 122 Spanish II
  • 123 Spanish III

 

Quantitative Reasoning

Students who successfully complete courses in the Quantitative Reasoning distribution area will be able to gather, organize and interpret data; develop and use mathematical models to describe and to evaluate physical situations; and communicate ideas succinctly using mathematical abstraction.

MATH

  • 102 Design I
  • 103
  • 111 Beginning Painting for Non Art Majors
  • 112 Intermediate Painting for Non Art Majors
  • 113 Advanced Painting for Not Art Majors  
  • 121 Introduction to Drawing
  • 124 Introduction to Printmaking
  • 201 Survey of Western Art - Ancient
  • 202 Survey of Western Art - Medieval & Renaissance
  • 203 Intermediate Drawing
  • 205 Human Life Drawing
  • 255 Beginning Painting for Art Majors
  • 256 Intermediate Painting for Art Majors
  • 257 Advanced Painting for Art Majors

MATH&

  • 107 Math in Society
  • 141 Pre-Calculus I
  • 142 Pre-Calculus II
  • 146 Statistics
  • 148 Business Calculus
  • 151 Calculus I
  • 152 Calculus II

PHIL&

  • 120 Symbolic Logic

 

Social Science

Students who complete required courses in Social Science distribution area will be able to explain at least one social science theory; describe methods used in social science research; analyze social issues and problems in the context of social science; and articulate the importance and influence of diversity within and among cultures and societies.

BUS&

  • 101 Introduction to Business

CJ&

  • 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

ECON&

  • 201 Micro Economics
  • 202 Macro Economics

EDUC&

  • 205 Introduction to Education

PSYC&

  • 100 General Psychology
  • 200 Lifespan Psychology
  • 220 Abnormal Psychology

SOC

  • 260 Introduction to Sociology

SOC&

  • 101 Civic Engagement

 

Certificate of Proficiency

Applicable course list to satisfy Academic Core Requirements for the certificate:

Written Communication

Students who complete required courses in the Written Communication distribution area will write clear, coherent, and well-organized prose; employ critical thinking in evaluating and expressing ideas; and demonstrate effective use of sources following accepted academic conventions.

BUSA

  • 103

ENGL

  • 092
  • 093
  • 100

ENGL&

  • 101 English Composition I
  • 102 English Composition II
  • 235 Technical Writing

 

Quantitative Reasoning

Students who successfully complete courses in the Quantitative Reasoning distribution area will be able to gather, organize and interpret data; develop and use mathematical models to describe and to evaluate physical situations; and communicate ideas succinctly using mathematical abstraction.

BUSA

  • 100

MATH

  • 080
  • 081
  • 090
  • 098
  • 099
  • 102 Quantitative Reasoning
  • 103 Technical Mathematics III
  • 111 College Algebra with Applications
  • 131 
  • 145 Finite Mathematics for Business
  • 147 Digital Mathematics
  • 220 Linear Algebra

MATH&

  • 107 Math in Society
  • 141 Pre-Calculus I
  • 142 Pre Calculus II
  • 146 Statistics
  • 148 Business Calculus
  • 151 Calculus I
  • 152 Calculus II

PHIL&

  • 120 Symbolic Logic

 

Social Science

Students who complete required courses in Social Science distribution area will be able to explain at least one social science theory; describe methods used in social science research; analyze social issues and problems in the context of social science; and articulate the importance and influence of diversity within and among cultures and societies.

 

BUS&

  • 101 Introduction to Business

CJ&

  • 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

ECON&

  • 201 Micro Economics
  • 202 Macro Economics

EDUC&

  • 205 Introduction to Education

PSYC

  • 099

PSYC&

  • 100 General Psychology
  • 200 Lifespan Psychology
  • 220 Abnormal Psychology

SOC

  • 260 

SOC&

  • 101 Introduction to Sociology

 

NOTE: Students enrolled in CSNT, Electronics, Architectural Graphics, Engineering Graphics, must complete MATH 090 or higher to receive credit.