GENERAL EDUCATION at AUA
The complete list of the General Education courses identified with cohesive clusters is available here: https://gened.aua.am/how-to-form-gen-ed-cohesive-clusters/
Note: Not all courses are offered each semester. Italicized courses are courses offered within a major with a limited number of General Education seats for non-majors.
No. Courses in your major cannot be used to satisfy General Education requirements. General Education courses are meant to broaden and expand your knowledge beyond the knowledge you get from your major. If you are not sure if a course is in your major, check with your program chair or a General Education advisor.
No. Each course can only be applied to one cluster. You choose how to apply the course.
Course descriptions including any prerequisites can be found in the AUA Catalog at catalog.aua.am.
Information about General Education requirements is available on the General Education webpage at gened.aua.am.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FIRST AID and CIVIL DEFENSE
Yes. Students are required to complete four (4) semesters of Physical Education in the freshman and sophomore years. For more information about these requirements go to https://gened.aua.am/physical-education-first-aid-and-civil-defense-requirement/.
Yes. All students must complete one course each in First Aid and Civil Defense by the end of their first year. These two courses are self-paced online courses. Freshman students, and any other student who has not completed these two courses, should register for the courses in im.aua.am during registration.
Students who have completed military service are exempt from First Aid and Civil Defense.
Note: Students who participate in Pativ Unem are not exempt from First Aid and Civil Defense.
Students who have a medical or health condition that prohibits them from participating in Physical Education courses may be exempt from Physical Education. A medical document should be submitted directly and only to the AUA Health Clinic at [email protected]. The Health Clinic will review the document and appropriately notify the student, the Office of the Registrar, and the Physical Education Coordinator.
For Physical Education, First Aid or Civil Defense related questions contact the Physical Education Coordinator at [email protected].
If the class you want is full, put the course on your wish list and choose an alternative class. If a space becomes available, everyone on the wish list will receive an email with an opportunity to secure that space.
Students select a course to be placed on their wish list directly on im.aua.am. If a space opens up in the course, a notification is sent to all students on the wish list with an opportunity to register for the course. Note: being on the wish list does not guarantee a student a seat in the course.
No. Swapping doesn’t work. When someone drops a class, everyone on the wish list will be notified that a space is available. When you drop a class, you are not guaranteed a spot in another class.
No. Class capacity is predetermined to best meet the learning needs.
No. Instructors cannot add a seat. Class capacity is predetermined to best meet the learning needs.
Put the course(s) you need on your wish list and monitor your email for available space. If you are not able to complete registration by two working days before classes start, send an email to [email protected] (for general education courses) or contact your program chair for courses in your major.
Students cannot register electronically for a sixth course. Students must first submit an Add/Drop form (https://registrar.aua.am/files/2018/08/Add_Drop.pdf) to their program chair to receive approval to take a sixth course. The approved form should be sent to the Office of the Registrar. If there is a seat available in the course after the add/drop period, the student will be enrolled in the course by the Office of the Registrar.
The add/drop period is a time to remedy schedule problems and drop courses without receiving a W on your transcript. The add/drop period is not a time to begin the registration process. Adding a course during the add/drop period is dependent on space availability. For dates see https://registrar.aua.am/academic-calendar/
Yes. All freshman and sophomore students must submit a medical document before the start of each academic year. In addition, any other student who registers for Physical Education must submit a medical document before the start of the semester in which the student takes Physical Education. Medical/health documents should be submitted directly and only to [email protected]
A minor is a set of thematically related courses intended to broaden and complement a student’s learning and experience.
No. Minors are optional.
A minor does not appear on the diploma, but is documented on the student’s transcript.
Currently, AUA offers the following minors: Environmental Studies; Genocide Studies and Human Rights; Gender Studies; and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. For more information about minors visit https://gened.aua.am/minors/.
Review the requirements for completing a minor at https://gened.aua.am/minors/. Take one of the courses required in the minor, in order to determine your interest. Complete the Form to Declare Intent to Pursue a Minor and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. And, then continue to take the remaining courses to complete the minor.
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Contact information for all AUA faculty and staff is available on the University directory located at the bottom of AUA’s front webpage or directly at https://directory.aua.am/
For more information about General Education, contact a General Education Advisor at [email protected].