Silver Core general education requirements
Students must complete the following 24 minimum credits of specific general education course requirements. All courses meeting these general education requirements must be verified by the Core Curriculum Board, and student learning outcomes must be assessed.
The core general education requirements will build a foundation for the objectives in Silver Vein I and satisfy the objectives in Silver Vein II. Discipline-specific competency should be further developed for the objectives in Silver Vein I within the major, and these objectives will also be integrated into the core capstone course.
Core writing and math (6 credits): NSHE requires students to complete ENG 102 and at least three credits of an approved college math course. These two courses may require additional prerequisites, and majors may specify which college math course is required for their students. These two courses will build a foundation for the three objectives in Silver Vein I.
Core natural sciences (6 credits): Core Natural Sciences (6 credits). NSHE requires six credits or more of approved natural science courses, and at least one of these courses must include a substantial laboratory experience. Technology courses that include significant study of the natural sciences may be considered. These courses usually require completion of the core math requirement, and majors may specify which Natural Science courses are required for their students. These two courses will satisfy core objective #4 in Silver Vein II, while developing competency in two objectives of Silver Vein I.
Core social science, humanities and fine arts (12 credits): Building on the NSHE requirements for social science, humanities, and fine arts, the University of Nevada, Reno requires students to take the following:
- Core humanities (6 credits). Two core humanities courses will satisfy core objective #5, while developing competency in two objectives of Silver Vein I
- Core social science (3 credits). The core social science course will satisfy core objective #6, while developing competency in two objectives of Silver Vein I
- Core fine arts (3 credits). The core fine arts course will satisfy core objective #7, while developing competency in at least one objective of Silver Vein I
Constitution: NSHE requires that instruction must be given in the essentials of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nevada, including the origin and history of the Constitutions and the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals, pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 396.500. Courses which fulfill this requirement will satisfy core objective #8, and students may take them in their core humanities requirement, their core social science requirement or elsewhere in their major requirements.