Watauga & Honors Equivalencies

Gen Ed 1.0 (for students who started at Appalachian between Fall 2009 and Summer 2015 ONLY)

Below are the course equivalencies for the Watauga Global Community/Watauga Residential College and The Honors College, taken from the Memorandum of Understanding passed by the General Education Council at their December 4, 2008 and February 26, 2016 meetings.

  • WGC 1103, Investigations Local, 6 hours will give a student credit for First Year Seminar and First Year Writing. If a student has prior credit for ENG 1000, they can get 3 hours credit in an approved theme in a perspective.

  • WGC 1104, Investigations Global, 6 hours will give a student credit for completion of a 6 hour theme in the Local to Global perspective (listed on the checksheet and in Banner as Investigations Global)

  • WGC 2202, Tangents, 3 hours will give a student credit for an approved theme in a perspective. We clarified that the courses will not count for Second Year Writing.

  • WGC 2205, Tangents, 3 hours will give a student credit for an approved theme in a perspective. We clarified that the courses will not count for Second Year Writing.

  • WGC 3202, Junior Seminar, 3 hours will give a student credit for an approved theme in a perspective.

    • NOTE: Beginning with the Spring 2011 semester, Watauga Global Community will offer its Tangents and Junior Seminar courses in specially designed themes in the Aesthetic and Historical and Social perspectives. The Aesthetic courses are included in the theme Creative Expressions of Culture and are numbered WGC 2300-2399 and WGC 3300-3399. The Historical and Social courses are included in the theme Understanding Culture Through Social Practice and are numbered WGC 2100-2199 and WGC 3100-3199. Please check the online schedule for specific courses being offered each semester

  • Two courses created for Gen Ed 2.0, WRC 2201, Hearing Voices: Inquiry in Literature, and WRC 3203, Why Art? Responding to the World Around Us, will satisfy the Aesthetic perspective theme Creative Expressions of Culture.

  • Three courses created for Gen Ed 2.0, WRC 2202, What If? Asking Historical Questions; WRC 3000, Interrogating Popular Culture; and WRC 3210, Poverty: Theory and Practice; will satisfy the Historical & Social perspective theme Understanding Culture Through Social Practice.

  • WRC 2401, Disciplined Cultural Practice, with a subtitle of "Gaia and the Garden" or "The Art of Capoeira" will satisfy the Aesthetic perspective theme Creative Expressions of Culture.

  • WRC 2401, Disciplined Cultural Practice, with a subtitle of "Buddhist Path of Mindfulness," "Contemplative Leadership," or "Horticulture and Health" will satisfy the Historical & Social perspective theme Understanding Culture Through Social Practice.

  • HON 1515, Honors First Year Seminar, 3 s.h. will give a student credit for First Year Seminar.

  • The Honors College may propose individual sections of HON 2515, Sophomore Honors Seminar, and HON 3515, Junior/Senior Honors Seminar for inclusion in themes in the perspectives. Please check the online schedule for specific courses being offered each semester.

Gen Ed 2.0 (for students who started at Appalachian in Fall 2015 or later ONLY)

  • WRC 1103, Investigations Local, 6 hours will give a student credit for First Year Seminar and First Year Writing. If a student has prior credit for R C 1000, 3 hours will count in the Integrative Learning Experience theme Experiencing Inquiry: How To Ask Questions.
  • WRC 1104, Investigations Global, 6 hours will count in the Liberal Studies Experience

  • Students will choose one of the following two paths:

  • Complete 9 hours in the Watauga Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) theme Experiencing Inquiry: How to Ask Questions and 6 hours in the Liberal Studies Experience (LSE) in two different disciplines outside of Watauga Residential College. 6 of the 12 LSE hours will be fulfilled by WRC 1104.

  • OR Complete the LSE using 12 hours with the WRC prefix (6 of the 12 LSE hours will be fulfilled by WRC 1104) and 9 hours in an ILE theme outside of Watauga.

  • HON 1515, Honors First Year Seminar, 3 hours will give a student credit for First Year Seminar.