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General Education Matriculation Courses

In December 2018, the State Board of Education instituted the implementation of a common course-indexing list for a core set of freshman and sophomore level curricula (100 and 200 level courses) called Idaho General Education Matriculation (GEM). It is designed to provide greater transparency of course articulation, seamless transfer for Idaho’s students, and provides greater consistency for recognition of equivalent courses with similar GEM designation across all institutions.

GEM courses are universally accepted across all state institutions in Idaho. The following is a list of GEM categories within which courses are grouped. Each institution requires a student to earn a certain amount of credits in each category. These GEM courses may change in the catalog, please check with the Idaho institution advisor prior to registering for a course. All data should be verified with your advisor.

Below you will find a list of the ISI Courses that count towards Idaho GEM requirements:

General Education Matriculation Courses

State Level GEM

State Level GEM

State Level GEM

State Level GEM

  • ENVS 101: Introduction to Environmental Science - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • EPPN 154: Microbiology and the World Around Us - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • PHYS 111: General Physics I - 3 Credits (go to course page)
  • PHYS 112: General Physics II - 3 Credits (go to course page)
  • PHYS 1152: Descriptive Astronomy - 3 Credits (approved for ISU degrees, go to course page)
  • PHYS 1153: Descriptive Astronomy Lab - 1 Credit (approved for ISU degrees, go to course page)

State Level GEM

State Level GEM

Institution Specific GEM

  • HIST 101: World History I - 3 Credits (approved for LCSC degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 102: World History II - 3 Credits (approved for LCSC degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 111: United States History I - 3 Credits (approved for LCSC degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 112: United States History II - 3 Credits (approved for LCSC degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 461: Idaho and the Pacific Northwest - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 462: History of the American West - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • MUSI 100: Introduction to Music - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • POLS 101: American National Government - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology - 3 Credits (approved for U of I and LCSC degrees, go to course page)
  • SOC 230: Social Problems - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I - 4 Credits (approved for LCSC degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II - 4 Credits (approved for LCSC degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I - 4 Credits (approved for ISU degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II - 4 Credits (approved for ISU degrees, go to course page)

Institution Specific GEM

  • ID 300U: Women in the 20th Century - 3 Credits (approved for LCSC degrees, go to course page)

Institution Specific GEM

  • ART 100: Introduction to Art - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • FREN 101: Elementary French - 4 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 101: World History I - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 102: World History II - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • HIST 180: Introduction to East Asian History - 3 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I - 4 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II - 4 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I - 4 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)
  • SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II - 4 Credits (approved for U of I degrees, go to course page)

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Moscow, ID 83844-3081

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University of Idaho
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Email: indepst@uidaho.edu

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