General Education Theme Selection Tool

IMPORTANT: Select your Gen Ed Themes!

Appalachian introduced a new online tool last year for you to select your General Education themes.  Many students have already done this and it has helped inform their advisors of how they plan to complete the General Education requirements.  DegreeWorks will be available as a tool for you to track your degree progress beginning October 1, 2012 and it will work much better for you if you select your General Education themes in AppalNET. 

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you select your themes so that DegreeWorks works the best it can for you, and it will only take a few minutes for you to update your information in AppalNET.  Please follow the instructions below to do so.  If you are unsure of which themes you want to select, please refer to your advising forms, your Advising Planner (from Orientation), and the online theme descriptions (http://generaleducation.appstate.edu/theme-descriptions) for assistance.  Instructions for selecting your General Education Perspectives themes:

  • Login to AppalNET.
  • Select the Self Service tab.
  • Select the Student tab to access the Student Services page.
  • Click on General Education Theme Selection link.
  • If you are a student who started prior to Fall 2015, you will need to select themes from your three perspectives, your 9 hour perspective, and your Science Inquiry theme: 
    • Click on the drop down box and select your Aesthetic theme.
    • Click on the drop down box and select your Historical & Social theme.
    • Click on the drop down box and select your Local to Global theme.
    • From the 9 Hour Perspective drop down box, indicate which Perspective will be satisfied with a nine hour theme.
    • Click on the drop down box and select your Science Inquiry theme.

             OR 

  • If you are a student who started Fall 2015 or after (or has a catalog year of Fall 2015 or after), you will need to select your Integrative Learning Experience and Science Inquiry themes: 
    • Click on the drop down box and select your Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) theme.
    • Click on the drop down box and select your Science Inquiry theme.
       
  • After all selections have been made, press the Submit button.

You may change your theme selection at any time by logging in using the same instructions above.  It will just take an overnight for DegreeWorks to be updated.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact your academic advisor or Dean's Office.