For a number of years, the North Dakota General Education Council has been exploring whether or not NDUS institutions should have the ability to create alternative general education programs. Proposed alternatives would need to demonstrate how the alternative meets five of AACU’s LEAP essential learning outcomes (ELOs): Written Communication, Oral Communication, Quantitative Literacy, Critical & Creative Thinking, and Breadth of Knowledge. Any alternative General Education Program would still require 36 credit hours. The documents provided below offer an historical overview of materials that have been developed through these discussions.

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