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The General Education coursework available at PSU offers students the opportunity to select among several courses to meet requirements. While course descriptions are available, it may be helpful to have additional information when selecting courses.

As such, below are sample syllabi from selected general education courses. A syllabus includes course objectives, assessment, and attendance policies, as well as descriptions of assignments and projects. The syllabus may also include a schedule for readings, quizzes, assignment due dates and test dates.

The syllabi below are a representative sample and are offered for information purposes only; a current syllabus will be provided (either electronically or as a hardcopy) to all students enrolled in a course at the beginning of each semester.

To quickly access course descriptions for any PSU course, please visit Course Descriptions in the current Course Catalog.  Selecting a course prefix or course department from the list will provide the course description.


BASIC SKILLS

Hours
Basic Skills 12-13
COMM 207  Speech Communication 3
ENGL 101  English Composition 3
ENGL 190  Honors English Composition or
ENGL 299  Introduction to Research Writing 3
Mathematics (Select one) 3-4
MATH 110  College Algebra with Review 3
MATH 113  College Algebra 3
MATH 126  Pre-Calculus 4
MATH 133  Quantitative Reasoning 3
MATH 143  Elementary Statistics                                                3


GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES

Hours
General Education Electives 34-41
Sciences 8-9
Natural Sciences (Select one)
BIOL 111 and 112  General Biology and Laboratory 5
BIOL 113 Environmental Life Science 4
BIOL 211  Principles of Biology I 4
Physical Sciences (Select one)
CHEM 105 and 106  Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory 4
CHEM 107 and 108  Chemistry for Life Sciences and Laboratory 4
PHYS 160 and 165  Physical Geology and Laboratory 4
PHYS 162 and 163  Physical Oceanography and Laboratory 4
PHYS 166 and 167  Meteorology and Laboratory 4
PHYS 171 and 172  Physical Science and Laboratory 4
PHYS 175 and 176  Descriptive Astronomy and Laboratory 4
PHYS 375 and 176  Solar System and Laboratory 4
Social Studies 3
SOC 100  Introduction to Sociology 3
WOMEN 200  Introduction to Women's Studies 3
Political Studies 3
POLS 101  U.S. Politics 3
Producing and Consuming (Select one from 2 of the following 3 categories) 5-6
Economy
ECON 191  Issues in Today's Economy 3
FCS 230  Consumer Education and Personal Finance 3
Technology
EET 247  Computer Programming for Electronic Systems 3
GT 190  Introduction to Technological Systems 2
GT 350 Technology and Civilization 3
SSLS 330  Technology for the Classroom 3
TE 551  Integrated Technology for Educators 3
TM 350  Societal Influence of Technology 3
Business
ACCTG 201  Financial Accounting 3
CIS 130  Computer Information Systems 3
MGMKT 101  Introduction to Business 3
Fine Arts and Aesthetic Studies (Select one) 2-3
ART 155  Printmaking and Paper Arts 3
ART 178  Introduction to the Visual Arts 3
ART 188  The Designed World 3
ART 217  Crafts I 3
ART 222  Jewelry Design I 3
ART 233  Drawing I 3
ART 244  Ceramics I 3
ART 266  Sculpture I 3
ART 277  Painting I 3
ART 288  Western Art History I 3
ART 289  Western Art History II 3
ART 311  Art Education 3
COMM 105  Performance Appreciation 3
COMM 205  Performance Studies 3
COMM 295  Theatre History (___) 3
ENGL 250  Introduction to Creative Writing 3
HHP 151  Dance Appreciation 3
MUSIC 120  Music Appreciation (Classical, Jazz, or World Music) 3
MUSIC 121  Introduction to Music Literature 2
MUSIC 321  History of Music 3
Cultural Studies (Select one) 3-5
MLL 114  Chinese Language and Culture I 5
MLL 124  French Language and Culture I 5
MLL 154  Spanish Language and Culture I 5
MLL 184  Russian Language and Culture I 5
MLL 194  Korean Language and Culture I 5
GEOG 106  World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 300  Elements of Geography 3
GEOG 304  Human Geography 3
WOMEN 399  Global Women's Issues 3
Health and Well Being 4-6
Psychological
PSYCH 155  General Psychology 3
Physical (Select one)
FCS 203  Nutrition and Health 3
FCS 301  Nutrition 3
HHP 150  Lifetime Fitness Concepts 1
NURS 303 Introduction to Public Health 3
Human Heritage (Select one from 2 of the following 3 categories) 6
History
HIST 101  World History to 1500 3
HIST 102  World History from 1500 3
HIST 201  American History to 1865 3
HIST 202  American History from 1865 3
Literature
ENGL 113  General Literature 3
ENGL 114  General Literature (Genre) 3
ENGL 116  General Literature (Theme) 3
ENGL 315  Mythology 3
ENGL 320  Literature and Film 3
Philosophy
PHIL 103  Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 105  Ethics 3
PHIL 112  Biomedical Ethics 3
PHIL 113  Business Ethics 3
PHIL 114  Environmental Ethics 3
PHIL 208  Logic and Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 231  World Religion 3
TOTAL 46-54