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General Education Degree Requirements Starting Fall 2005

The general education degree requirements consist of 46-53 credit hours of course work. These 46-53 credit hours are distributed across nine areas: basic skills, sciences, social studies, political studies, producing and consuming, fine arts and aesthetic studies, cultural studies, health and well being and human heritage.

All baccalaureate students must meet general education requirements. Separate general education degree requirements have been approved for students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree. See the College of Education and the Department of Engineering Technology for specific requirements.

Courses meeting general education requirements may also satisfy major, minor, emphasis or program requirements.

The requirements for each of the nine areas can be satisfied only by taking one of the courses or combination of courses listed. These courses have been selected by the academic departments and approved by the General Education Committee.

BASIC SKILLS

Basic Skills..............................................................12   
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
MATH 110 College Algebra with Review............................3
MATH 113 College Algebra........................................3
MATH 133 Quantitative Reasoning.................................3
MATH 143 Elementary Statistics..................................3

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES

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 Astronomy and Laboratory..........4

Social Studies
(Select one).............................................3
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology.................................3
WOMEN 200 Introduction to Women's Studies.........................3

Political Studies (Select one)..........................................3
POLS 101 U.S. Politics............................................3
POLS 324 Introduction to Comparative Politics.....................3

Producing and Consuming
(Select one from two of the following
three categories)..............................................5-6
Economy
ECON 191 Issues in Today's Economy..............................3
FCS 230 Consumer Education......................................3
Technology
GT 190 Introduction to Technological Systems....................2
GT 350 Technology and Civilization..............................3
SSLS 330 Technology for the Classroom............................3
TE 551 Technological Literacy for Educators.....................3
TM 350 Societal Influence of Technology.........................3
Business
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting..................................3
CSIS 130 Computer Information Systems...........................3
MGMKT 101 Introduction to Business..............................3

Fine Arts and Aesthetic Studies
(Select one).........................2-3
ART 155 Printmaking I.............................................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
HPER 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 124 French Language and Culture I.............................5
MLL 134 German Language and Culture I.............................5
MLL 144 Portuguese 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
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness Concepts..............................1

Human Heritage
(Select one from two of the following three 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 320 Literature and Film....................................3
ENGL 315 Mythology..............................................3
Philosophy
PHIL 103 Introduction to Philosophy.............................3
PHIL 105 Ethics.................................................3
PHIL 111 Ethics: Applied Emphasis (___).........................3
PHIL 208 Logic and Critical Thinking............................3
PHIL 231 World Religions........................................3
TOTAL..................................................................46-53