I. Development of Fundamental Skills of Inquiry (9-10 hours)

First-Year Writing Courses (3-4 credit hours)

One first-year writing course is required.  UWRT 1104 includes the same face-to-face content as UWRT 1103, but also includes an online writing studio that provides students with additional opportunities to develop skills.  After completing one of these courses, students are expected to be able to write clearly and concisely in standard English and to be generally prepared to do college-level writing and editing.

Select one of the following:

Mathematical and Logical Reasoning (6 credit hours)

One three-credit course in mathematics and a second three-credit course selected from mathematics, statistics, or deductive logic are required. 


Most undergraduates at UNC Charlotte major in programs that require mathematics or statistics as related work.  For these students, the related mathematics requirements determine the courses taken to meet the General Education requirement.  Students in majors that do not require related work in mathematics normally take MATH 1100, followed by either MATH 1102 or PHIL 2105.

Basic Skills of Information Technology

Incoming students are expected to have already developed the basic computer skills necessary to use word processing software, email, and the Internet.  By the end of their first semester at UNC Charlotte, students are expected to have developed the basic skills necessary to find and evaluate information from the internet and bibliographic and database sources in Atkins Library.  These skills are developed in UWRT 1103 and UWRT 1104, and help with bibliographical and database search skills is available in the Information Commons of the Library.  Basic tutorial help is also available at campus computer labs.  Students are expected to exhibit ethical behavior in the use of computers.  More advanced information literacy and technology skills are required by individual departments and majors.