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Interstate Passport

Interstate Passport: Study, Transfer, Succeed

A simpler way to transfer, saving you time and money

Interested in transferring with fewer obstacles while saving time and money and most importantly - your credits? Ask your academic advisor about Interstate Passport and how you can earn a Passport which offers:

  • An early milestone of completion on the way to a credential.
  • Advance knowledge that lower-division general education learning will be recognized upon transfer to another Network-member institution.
  • The potential for faster time to degree, lower cost, less debt and lower foregone earnings from unduplicated learning.
  • A streamlined transfer process and a greater likelihood of successful transfer and completion.

SDSU participates in the Interstate Passport Network, a network of regionally-accredited institutions that agree to transfer completed general education requirements as a block in a seamless and efficient process among its members. Students who transfer into SDSU with a Passport from another Network-member institution will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements. Earning a Passport recognizes that a student has achieved learning outcomes in the following nine knowledge and skill areas, which all Network member institutions agree are consistent with their own general education learning outcomes:

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Foundational Skills: oral communication, written communication, quantitative literacy

Knowledge of Concepts: natural sciences, human cultures, creative expression, human society and the individual

Cross-cutting Skills: critical thinking and teamwork/value systems.

Click here for more information, or talk to your advisor about how to take advantage of the Passport and get on your way to a smooth and seamless transfer process.

Interstate Passport Participating Colleges

Passport Requirements

The Interstate Passport is considered complete when a student has achieved a C or better in one of the options for each of the nine learning outcome areas.

 

 

Any course appearing in multiple outcome areas can serve as completion in each area where it appears.

Learning Outcome Areas

Oral Communications

One course from one list. The courses listed below are 3-credit courses.

Oral Communication

Courses in Oral Communication

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

SPCM

101

Fundamentals of Speech

 

SPCM

215

Public Speaking


 
Written Communication

Two courses from one list. All of the courses listed below are 3-credit courses.

Written Communication

Courses in Written Communication

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

ENGL

101

Composition I

 

ENGL

201

Composition II

 

ENGL

277

Technical Writing for Engineering

 

ENGL

283

Introduction to Creative Writing

 

Quantitative Literacy

One course from one list. Number of credits for the courses listed below range from 3-5 credits.

Quantitative Literacy

Courses in Quantitative Literacy

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

MATH

102

College Algebra

 

MATH

103

Quantitative Literacy

 

MATH

115

Pre-Calculus

 

MATH

120

Trigonometry

 

MATH

121

Survey of Calculus

 

MATH

123

Calculus I

 

MATH

281

Introduction to Statistics

Natural Sciences

Two courses from one list. Most of the science courses listed below include a laboratory component. The combination of the lecture and lab sections is 4 credits for most of the classes.

Natural Sciences

Courses in Natural Sciences

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

BIOL

101/L

Biology Survey & Lab

 

BIOL 

103/L

Biology Survey II & Lab

 

BIOL

151/L

General Biology I & Lab

 

BIOL

153/L

General Biology II & Lab

 

BOT

201/L

General Botany I & Lab

 

CHEM

106/L

Chemistry Survey and Lab

 

CHEM

108/L

Organic & Biochemistry/L

 

CHEM

112/L

General Chemistry I & Lab

 

CHEM 

114/L

General Chemistry II & Lab

 

CHEM

115/L

Atomic & Molecular Structure & Lab

 

CHEM

120/L

Elementary Organic Chemistry & Lab

 

CHEM

127/L

Structure and Function of Organic Molecules & Lab

 

GEOG

131/L

Physical Geography: Weather & Climate & Lab

 

GEOG

132/L

Physical Geography: Natural Landscape & Lab

 

MICRO

231/L

General Microbiology & Lab

 

PHYS

101/L

Survey of Physics & Lab

 

PHYS

111/L

Introduction to Physics I & Lab

 

PHYS

113/L

Introduction to Physics II & Lab

 

PHYS

185/L

Introduction to Astronomy I & Lab

 

PHYS

187/L

Introduction to Astronomy II & Lab

 

PHYS

211/L

University Physics I & Lab

 

PHYS

213/L

University Physics II & Lab

 

PS

213/L

Soils & Lab

 

PS

243

Principles of Geology

 

PS

244

Geology Resources of South Dakota & Lab

 

RANG

205

Introduction to Range Management & Lab

 

Human Cultures

One course from one list.

The courses listed below range from 3-4 credits.

Human Cultures

Courses in Human Cultures

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

AIS/LAKL

101

Introductory Lakota I

 

AIS/LAKL

102

Introductory Lakota II

 

ANTH

210

Cultural Anthropology

 

ARAB

101

Introductory Arabic I

 

ARAB

102

Introductory Arabic II

 

ARTH

100

Art Appreciation

 

ARTH

211

History of World Art I

 

ARTH

212

History of World Art II

 

ENGL

210

Introduction to Literature

 

ENGL

211

World Literature I

 

ENGL

212

World Literature II

 

ENGL

221

British Literature I

 

ENGL

222

British Literature II

 

ENGL

241

American Literature I

 

ENGL

242

American Literature II

 

FREN

101

Introductory French I

 

FREN

102

Introductory French II

 

FREN

201

Intermediate French I

 

FREN

202

Intermediate French II

 

GEOG 

200

Introduction to Human Geography

 

GER

101

Introductory German I

 

GER

102

Introductory German II

 

GER

201

Intermediate German I

 

GER

202

Intermediate German II

 

HIST 

111

World Civilizations I

 

HIST 

112

World Civilizations II

 

HIST 

121

Western Civilization I

 

HIST 

122

Western Civilization II

 

HIST 

151

US History I

 

HIST 

152

US History II

 

LAKL

201

Intermediate Lakota I

 

LAKL

202

Intermediate Lakota II

 

MUS

100

Music Appreciation

 

PHIL

100

Introduction to Philosophy

 

PHIL

200

Introduction to Logic

 

PHIL

220

Introduction to Logic

 

REL

224

Old Testament

 

REL

225

New Testament

 

REL

250

World Religions

 

RUSS

101

Introductory Russian I

 

RUSS

102

Introductory Russian II

 

SPAN

101

Introductory Spanish I

 

SPAN

102

Introductory Spanish II

 

SPAN

201

Intermediate Spanish I

 

SPAN

202

Intermediate Spanish II

 

Critical Thinking

One course from one list.

SDSU does not have general education goals that specifically reference "critical thinking." However, the learning outcomes for critical thinking are imparted and reinforced in the general education courses listed below. The courses listed below range from 3-4 credits. 

Critical Thinking

Courses in Critical Thinking

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

ABS

203

Global Food Systems

 

ART

121

Design I 2D

 

ARTH

212

History of World Art II

 

BIOL

101/101L

Biology Survey I/Lab

 

BIOL

103/103L

Biology Survey II/Lab

 

BIOL

151/151L

General Biology I/Lab

 

BIOL

153/153L

General Biology II/Lab

 

BIOL

201/201L

General Botany/Lab

 

CHEM

106/106L

Chemistry Survey/Lab

 

CHEM

108/108L

Organic and Biochemistry

 

CHEM

112/112L

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM

114/114L

General Chemistry II

 

ECON

201

Principles of Microeconomics

 

ECON

202

Principles of Macroeconomics

 

ENGL

101

Composition I

 

ENGL

125

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

 

ENGL

151

Introduction to English Studies

 

ENGL

201

Composition II

 

ENGL

210

Introduction to Literature

 

ENGL

211

World Literature I

 

ENGL

212

World Literature II

 

ENGL

221

British Literature I

 

ENGL

222

British Literature II

 

ENGL

240

Juvenile Literature

 

ENGL

241

American Literature I

 

ENGL

242

American Literature II

 

ENGL

248

Women in Literature

 

ENGL

249

Literature of Diverse Cultures

 

ENGL

250

Science Fiction

 

ENGL

256

Literature of the American West

 

ENGL

268

Literature

 

ENGL

277

Technical Writing in Engineering

 

ENGL

283

Introduction to Creative Writing

 

GEOG 

101

Introduction to Geography

 

HIST 

151

US History I

 

HIST 

152

US History II

 

INFO 

102

Social/Ethical Aspects of Information

 

MATH

102

College Algebra

 

MATH 

103

Quantitative Literacy

 

PHIL

100

Introduction to Philosophy

 

PHIL

200

Introduction to Logic

 

PHIL

215

Introduction to Social/Political Philosophy

 

PHIL

220

Introduction of Ethics

 

PHYS

111/111L

Introduction to Physics/Lab

 

PHYS

112/112L

Introduction to Physics/L

 

PHYS

211/211L

University Physics I/L

 

PHYS

213/213L

University Physics II/L

 

POLS

100

American Government

 

POLS

141

Governments of the World

 

POLS

165

Political Ideologies

 

POLS

253

Current World Problems

 

SOC

100

Introduction to Sociology

 

SOC

150

Social Problems

 

SOC

240

Sociology of Rural America

 

SPCM

101

Fundamentals of Speech

 

SPCM 

215

Public Speaking

 

SPCM

222

Argumentation and Debate

 

WMST

101

Introduction to Women's Studies

Creative Expression

One course from one list.

SDSU does not have general education goals that specifically reference "creative expression". However the learning outcomes for creative expression are imparted and reinforced in the general education courses listed below. The majority of courses listed below are 3 credits.

Creative Expression

Courses in Creative Expression

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

ART

111

Drawing I

 

ART 

112

Drawing II

 

ART 

121

Design I 2D

 

ART

123

Three Dimensional Design

 

ART

211

Drawing III - Figurative

 

ART 

212

Drawing IV: Mixed Media

 

ART

231

Painting I

 

ART

251

Ceramics

 

ART

281

Printmaking I

 

ARTH

100

Art Appreciation

 

ARTH

120

Film as Art

 

ARTH

211

History of World Art I

 

ARTH

212

History of World Art II

 

ENGL

125

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

 

ENGL

151

Introduction to English Studies

 

ENGL 

210

Introduction to Literature

 

ENGL

211

World Literature I

 

ENGL

212

World Literature II

 

ENGL

221

British Literature I

 

ENGL

222

British Literature II

 

ENGL

240

Juvenile Literature

 

ENGL

241

American Literature I

 

ENGL 

242

American Literature II

 

ENGL

248

Women in Literature

 

ENGL

249

Literature of Diverse Cultures

 

ENGL

250

Science Fiction

 

ENGL

256

Literature of the American West

 

ENGL

268

Literature

 

ENGL

283

Introduction to Creative Writing

 

ENGL

284

Introduction to Criticism

 

MCOM

145

Media Literacy/Ethics

 

MCOM

160

Introduction to Film

 

MCOM

225/L

Social Media Design & Lab

 

MUEN

100

Concert Choir

 

MUEN

102

Men's Chorus

 

MUEN

103

Women's Chorus

 

MUEN

107

Opera Workshop

 

MUEN

110

Orchestra

 

MUEN

120

Marching Band

 

MUEN

121

Symphonic Band

 

MUEN

122

Concert Band

 

MUEN

140

String Ensemble

 

MUEN

150

Woodwind Ensemble

 

MUEN

160

Brass Ensemble

 

MUEN

170

Percussion Ensemble

 

MUEN

180

Jazz Ensemble

 

MUS

100

Music Appreciation

 

MUS

130

Music Literature & History I

 

MUS

131

Music Literature & History II

 

MUS 

201

History of Country Music

 

MUS

203

Blues, Jazz & Rock

 

THEA

100

Introduction to Theatre

 

THEA

131

Introduction to Acting

 

THEA

135

Theatre Activities - Acting 

 

THEA

145

Theatre Activities- Technical

 

THEA

241

Stagecraft

 

THEA

250

Play Analysis

Teamwork and Value Systems

One course from one list.

SDSU does not have general education goals that specifically reference "teamwork and value systems." However, the learning outcomes for teamwork are imparted and reinforced in the general education courses listed below. The courses listed below range from 3-4 credits.

Teamwork

Courses in Teamwork

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

BIOL

151/151L

General Biology I/Lab

 

BIOL 

153/153L

General Biology II/Lab

 

CHEM

106/106L

Chemistry Survey/Lab

 

CHEM 

108/108L

Organic and Biochemistry

 

CHEM

112/112L

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM

114/114L

General Chemistry II/Lab

 

CHEM

115/115L

Atomic and Molecular Structure/Lab

 

PHYS

111/111L

Introduction to Physics/Lab

 

PHYS

113/113L

Introduction to Physics II/Lab

 

PHYS

211/211L

University Physics I/L

 

PHYS

213/213L

University Physics II/L

 

SPCM

101

Fundamentals of Speech

 

THEA

100

Introduction to Theatre

 

THEA

131

Introduction to Acting

Human Society and the Individual

One course from one list.

The courses listed below are 3 credits each. 

Social Sciences/Diversity

Courses in Social Sciences/Diversity

Required

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

 

ABS 

203

Global Food Systems

 

ANTH 

210

Cultural Anthropology

 

ANTH

220

Physical Anthropology

 

CJUS

201

Introduction to Criminal Justice

 

ECON

201

Principles of Microeconomics

 

ECON

202

Principles of Macroeconomics

 

GEOG

101

Introduction to Geography

 

GEOG

200

Introduction to Human Geography

 

GEOG

210

World Regional Geography

 

GEOG

212

Geography of North America

 

GEOG

219

Geography of South Dakota

 

GLST

201

Global Studies I

 

HDFS

141

Individual and the Family

 

HDFS

210

Lifespan Development

 

HIST

121

Western Civilization I

 

HIST

122

Western Civilization II

 

HIST

151

U.S. History I

 

HIST

152

U.S. History II

 

INFO

102

Social and Ethical Aspects of Information

 

POLS

100

American Government

 

POLS

102

American Political Issues

 

POLS

141

Governments of the World

 

POLS

165

Political Ideologies

 

POLS

210

State and Local Governments

 

POLS

253

Current World Problems

 

PSYC

100

General Psychology

 

REL

237

Religion in American Culture

 

SOC 

100

Introduction to Sociology

 

SOC

150

Social Problems

 

SOC

240

Sociology of Rural America

 

SOC

250

Courtship and Marriage

 

WMST

101

Introduction to Women's Studies