Passport Policy and Courses
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Passport Policy and Courses

Passport Policy and Courses

Approved Passport Course Roster

(December 6, 2021)

The Passport is a college program in which all courses are transferable and satisfy lower-division general education requirements at any Virginia public institution of higher education.  The Passport consists of course blocks assigned specific courses. To satisfy the Passport students are required to complete the appropriate number of courses in each course block per the directions below.  Student course selection should be carefully considered since the Passport is not designed to capture the complexities of individual programs of study at the four-year institutions.  Students should be advised to take the Passport that best suits their intended program of study at the four-year institution.   The Passport Course Roster for both Richard Bland College (RBC) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) are below.  Only classes completed after May 2020 apply toward Passport completion.

VCCS Passport Course Roster

Select one course from Blocks I, III, IV, and V. 

One additional course must be selected from either Blocks II or VI.  

  1. Block I (Written Communication)
  • ENG 111 – College Composition I
  1. Block II (Humanities /Arts):
  • Art
    • ART 100 – Art Appreciation
    • ART 101 (201) – History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic
    • ART 102 (202) – History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
    • CST 130 – Introduction to Theatre
    • CST 151 – Film Appreciation I
    • MUS 121 – Music in Society
    • MUS 221 – History of Western Music Prior to 1750
    • MUS 222 – History of Western Music 1750 to Present
    • MUS 226 – World Music
  • Humanities
    • HUM 201 – Early Humanities
    • HUM 202 – Modern Humanities
    • HUM 210 –  Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
    • HUM 216 – Introduction to Non-Western Cultures
    • HUM 220 – Introduction to African American Studies
    • HUM 256 – Comparative Mythology
    • HUM 259 – The Greek and Roman Tradition
    • PHI 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHI 111 – Logic I
    • PHI 220 – Ethics
    • REL 100 – Introduction to the Study of Religion
    • REL 230 – Religions of the World
    • REL 237 – Eastern Religions
    • REL 240 – Religions in America
  1. Block III (Social and Behavioral Sciences):
  • ECO 150 – Economic Essentials: Theory and Application
  • ECO 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 202 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEO 210 – People and the Land: Intro to Cultural Geography
  • GEO 220 – World Regional Geography
  • PLS 135 (211) – U.S. Government and Politics
  • PLS 140 – Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PSY 200 – Principles of Psychology
  • SOC 200 – Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 211 – Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC 268 – Social Problems
  1. Block IV (Natural Sciences):
  • BIO 101 – General Biology I
  • BIO 106 – Life Science
  • CHM 101 – Introductory Chemistry I
  • CHM 111 – General Chemistry I
  • ENV 121 – General Environmental Science I
  • GOL 105 – Physical Geology
  • GOL 106 – Historical Geology
  • GOL 110 – Earth Systems: An Environmental Geology Perspective
  • PHY 100 – Elements of Physics
  1. Block V (Mathematics):
  2. Quantitative/Statistics Pathway:
  • MTH 154 – Quantitative Reasoning
  • MTH 155 – Statistical Reasoning
  • MTH 245 – Statistics I

B.   Calculus Pathway:

  • MTH 161/162 – PreCalculus I/ PreCalculus II
  • MTH 167 – PreCalculus with Trigonometry
  • MTH 261 – Applied Calculus I
  • MTH 263– Calculus I
  1. Block VI (History):
  • HIS 101 – Western Civilizations Pre-1600 CE
  • HIS 102 – Western Civilizations Post-1600 CE
  • HIS 111 – World Civilizations Pre-1500 CE
  • HIS 112 –World Civilizations Post-1500 CE
  • HIS 121 – United States History to 1877
  • HIS 122 – United States History Since 1865

* MTH 161/162 and 167 should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalc.  Precalculus may not satisfy general education and may not receive transfer credit.

 

RBC Passport Course Roster

Select one course from Blocks I, III, IV, and V. 

One additional course must be selected from either Blocks II or VI.

1) Block I (Written Communication):

  • ENGL 101 – Rhetoric and Research

2) Block II (Humanities and Fine Arts OR History):

  • ART 201 – Art History Survey I
  • ART 202 – Art History Survey II
  • ART 231 – Art Appreciation
  • MUS 103 – Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 121 – Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 203 – Introduction to Ethics
  • REL 201 – Introduction to Religion
  • REL 209 – Comparative Religion
  • REL 254 – Religion of Contemporary America
  • REL 270 – Introduction to Asian Religions Thought

3) Block III (Social and Behavioral Sciences):

  • ANTH 103 – Cultural Anthropology
  • ECON 201 – Principles of Economics (Macro)
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Economics (Micro)
  • GEO 101 – Major World Regions
  • GEO 103 – Cultural Geography
  • GOVT 201 – American Government & Politics
  • GOVT 203 – Comparative Government & Politics
  • PSY 201 – General Psychology I
  • PSY 202 – General Psychology II
  • PSY 210 – Survey of Psychology
  • SOC 201 – General Sociology
  • SOC 204 – Social Problems

4) Block IV (Natural Sciences):

  • BIO 101 + BIO 101L–General Biology I + Laboratory
  • BIO 104 + BIOL 104L – Environmental Science I + Laboratory
  • CHEM 101+ CHEM 101L –General Chemistry I + Laboratory

5) Block V (Mathematics):

A. Quantitative/Statistics Pathway:

  • MATH 110 – Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 217 – Introductory Statistics

B. Calculus Pathway:

  • MATH 121/151 – PreCalculus I/PreCalculus II*
  • MATH 200 – Calculus for Business & Social Sciences
  • MATH 217 – Introductory Statistics
  • MATH 251/252 – Calculus I/Calculus II
  1. Block VI (History):
  • HIST 101 – Western Civilization to 1715
  • HIST 102 – Western Civilization since 1715
  • HIST 192 – World History from 1500 to Present
  • HIST 201 – American History to 1865
  • HIST 202 – American History since 1865

* MTH 121/152 should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalc.  Precalculus may not satisfy general education and may not receive transfer credit.

Applicable School(s)
All Virginia Community Colleges
Richard Bland College
Category/Topic
Passport/UCGS
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Dual Enrollment
Audience
High School Student
Dual Enrollment Student
2-Year College Student
Institution Staff