General Education

General Education Program — All students except BGS students are required to complete this 55-hour program. This program has two components: Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts. The Foundation Studies has two divisions: A) Analysis and Communication and B) Personal Wellness, and the Liberal Arts having three divisions: A) International Studies, B) Distribution and C) Upper-Division Integrative Courses.

I. Foundation Studies (18 hours required)

A) Analysis and Communication (15 hours required)

A student is required to take the following courses:

  • ENG 101 English Composition I
  • ENG 102 English Composition II
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

A student must complete 3 hours in each of these areas:

  • MATH 101 Liberal Arts Mathematics or MATH 110 College Algebra
  • MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems

B) Personal Well-Being (3 hours required)

A student must complete this course.

  • HHP 200 Personal Wellness

II. Liberal Arts (37 hours required)

A) International Studies (6 hours required)

A student must complete 2 of the 3 courses.

  • ENG 125 World Literature and the Human Experience
  • GSCI 110 World Geography
  • HIST 111 Modern World Civilization

B) Distribution (28 hours required)

Course areas used to complete requirements under International Studies allow a student to take only 1 additional course in that area under distribution for General Education credit.

Humanities--9 hrs required with no more than 2 courses in 1 area

Art and Design

  • 180 Fundamentals & Appreciation of Art
  • 280 Approaches to Creativity
  • 380 Survey of Art History

Communication Studies

  • 125 Introduction to Motion Pictures
  • 318 Intro to Organizational Communication
 

English

  • 125 World Literature and the Human Experience
  • 126 Introduction to Literature
  • 327 Introduction to Fiction

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • 333 Exploration in the Humanities
  • 350 Diversity in the United States

Modern Languages

  • Beginning 1 class in any language. (May not be used as General Education for students earning the B.A. degree)
  • 112 Great Works in Translation
  • 161 Listening to Music
  • 391 Jazz
 

Philosophy

  • 100 General Logic
  • 120 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 340 Introduction to Ethics

Theatre

  • 120 Introduction to Theatre

Mathematics and Natural Sciences--10 hrs with no more than 2 courses in 1 area; 1 hr must be laboratory credit

Biological Sciences

  • 100 Human Biology
  • 102 Lab Experience in Biology*
  • 200 Humans and The Environment
  • 300 Human Heredity

Chemistry

  • 100 Chemist's View of the World
  • 105 Introduction to the Chemistry Lab*
  • 112 General Chemistry I and Lab*
  • 114 General Chemistry II and Lab*

Geosciences

  • 100 Introduction to Geology
  • 101 Elements of Physical Geography
  • 102 Introduction to Geology Laboratory*
  • 340 Environmental Geology

Mathematics and Computer Science

  • 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
  • 250 Elements of Statistics
  • 331 Calculus Methods

Physics

  • 102 Physical Science
  • 103 Physical Science Laboratory*
  • 208 Elementary Meteorology
  • 309 Descriptive Astronomy

*Course fulfills 1 hr lab requirement

Social and Behavioral Sciences--9 hrs with no more than 2 courses in 1 area

Economics

  • 201 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • 202 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • 205 Theory & Practice of Personal Finance

History

  • 110 World Civilization to 1500
  • 130 United States History to 1877
  • 131 United States History Since 1877
  • 350 Diversity in the United States

Political Science

  • 101 American Government
  • 105 Current Political Issues
  • 230 Introduction to International Relations

Psychology

  • 100 General Psychology
  • 300 Abnormal Psychology
  • 340 Social Psychology

Sociology

  • 140 Introduction to Sociology
  • 355 Sociology of Death and Dying
  • 388 Sociology of the Family in America

C) Upper-Division Integrative Course (3 hours required)

These 3 hours will also count towards fulfilling the university's upper-division requirement.

  • IDS 300 Economic Ideas and Current Issues
  • IDS 325 Ideal Societies in Fiction
  • IDS 326 Literature and the Environment
  • IDS 360 Social Justice: Action and Policy
  • IDS 390 Technology in Society
  • IDS 400 Bioethics
  • IDS 401 Ethical Issues in the Professions and Business
  • IDS 402 U.S. Human Geography: Issues for the 21st Century
  • IDS 405 Heritage: Society, Science and Culture Since 1700
  • IDS 407 Global Challenges
  • IDS 440 Conceptions of the Mind
  • IDS 468 Political Communication
  • IDS 499 Global Environmental Issues

Italics denotes general education courses required for the teacher education program.

All courses are 3 credit hours except labs (1 or 2 hours), beginning language 1 courses (5 hours), and IDS 333 (1 hour).

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