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.

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, 102, 235

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, 103, 111, 112, 113, 121, 124, 201, 202, 203, 205, 255, 256, 257

ART&

100

ASL&

121, 122

CHIN&

121, 122

CMST&

210, 220, 230

ENGL&

111

HUM

110, 215

HIST&

146

KREA&

121, 122

SPAN&

121, 122, 123

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, 103, 111, 131, 145, 147, 220

MATH&

107, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151, 152

PHIL&

120

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

CJ&

101

ECON&

201, 202

EDUC&

205

PSYC&

100, 200, 220

SOC

260

SOC&

101

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, 102, 235

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, 103, 111, 131, 145, 147, 220

MATH&

107, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151, 152

PHIL&

120

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

CJ&

101

ECON&

201, 202

EDUC&

205

PSYC

099

PSYC&

100, 200, 220

SOC

260

SOC&

101

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