Program categories at UW-Oshkosh
Fine Arts and Humanities
You must acquire knowledge of ideas, beliefs, and abiding concerns pertaining to the human condition as represented in literature, philosophy and cultural history. You will acquire a level of aesthetic appreciation of the human imagination as expressed in the fine arts, and appreciation of the impact of the arts upon the quality and character of human life.
Mathematical and Natural Sciences
You will know of the nature and workings of the physical universe. You will understand scientific method, the functions of numerical data and the solving of problems through mathematical and statistical computations, as well as the application of the scientific method in laboratory and experimental work. For this, an appropriate level of computer literacy is required.
You must also be aware of environmental conditions and challenges, the interrelationships of lifeforms and ecosystems, and the impact of human activities upon natural environments.
You will understand the nature and dynamics of human social systems and how and why people organize their lives and resources. In doing so, you will learn about both your own and diverse cultures to acquire a historical perspective on long-term characteristics and consequences of social change and an informed understanding of the variety of human conditions and the interrelationships of nations, regions, peoples and individuals.
Application and Performance
You must demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theory and knowledge through the application of your skills and understanding to specific problems and activities.
You must become aware of and sensitive to diversity issues and problems. Courses fulfilling this requirement will have a substantial emphasis on cultural diversity within the United States and examine these issues from at least one of the following perspectives: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and American Indian topics.
You will acquire an appreciation for the multiple dimensions of any given subject by applying the content, methods and assumptions of two or more disciplines. You will learn to integrate knowledge from across the curriculum. A course is an interdisciplinary studies course if instructors from two or more disciplines teach the course.