Harper College

General Education Program Transfer Guide

  1. The WMU General Education Program requires a minimum of 37 semester hours, not counting the baccalaureate-level writing course proficiency.
  2. To complete the freshman-sophomore requirements, transfer students from Harper College must present 29-31 semester hours from the courses listed below.
  3. No more than two courses from one department may be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  4. Proficiencies #1 and #3 (college-level writing and mathematics/quantitative reasoning) must be satisfied before one may register for 3000 and higher level WMU courses
  5. After transferring, students fulfilling #2 above will need only to complete the junior-senior requirement of two (2) 3000-4000 level courses (6-8 hours) in the distribution areas at WMU.
  6. See the current WMU Undergraduate Catalog for a detailed explanation of this program.

Distribution areas 

One course required from each area, including two at WMU (per #5 above):

  • Area I, Fine Arts, (3-4 semester hours) ART 105, 114, 130, 131, 132; HUM 101, 102; LIT 105, 110, 112; MCM 200; MUS 103, 107; THE 111
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 semester hours) HST 105, 141, 142; HUM 105, 120, 125; LIT 210, 224, 231, 232, 241; PHI 105, 115, 205, 210, 220, 231, 232
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 semester hours) DIV 101; HST 111, 112, 210, 214; LIT 223; MUS 104, 106; PHI 215; PSC 101
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 semester hours) ANT 203, 207, 208; ART 133; HST 231, 232, 241, 242, 243; HUM 104, 106, 107; LIT 208; PHI 160
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 semester hours) ANT 101, 202, 206; ECO 211, 212; GEG 100; HST 121, 245; LNG 105, 205; PSC 250, 270; PSY 101; SOC 101
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 semester hours) AST 101, 112, 115; BIO 104, 110; CHM 103, 105, 110, 121; ESC 110, 111, 112; GEG 111 & 112; PHY 121, 201
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 sem. hours) ANT 210; BIO 103, 105; ESC 113; MCM 120; PHI 170, 180; PHY 112
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 semester hours) HED 200; KIN 203

Proficiencies

Required minimums noted:

  1. College-level writing course (3-4 sem. hrs.): ENG 101, 102, 103
  2. Baccalaureate-level writing course (3-4 sem. hrs.):  Will be done at Western Michigan University
  3. College-level math/quant. reasoning course (3-4 sem. hrs.): MTH  101, 124, 130, 134, 140, 165, 200
  4. Advanced proficiency course in one of these seven areas:
    • Advanced writing, (3-4 hours) N/A
    • Mathematics/quantitative reasoning, (3-4 hours) MTH 131, 134
    • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHI 101, 102
    • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) SPE 101, 200
    • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) SGN 101, 102
    • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours)  CSC 121, CSC 214
    • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study (6-8 hours) CHN 101, 102, 201, 202; FRN 101, 102, 201, 202; GER 101, 102, 201, 202; JPN 101, 102, 201, 202; SPA 101, 102, 201, 202

2019-20 Harper College catalog
Revised January 6, 2020