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General education courses for bachelor's optional general education requirements and associate degrees

General education areas of study:
  • Basic Studies
  • History 
  • Arts & Humanities 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
           

 


When the general education requirement on a degree audit lists an open list of course types from which you may choose, it means that you may choose any general education course from within that course type. See below for the list of active general education courses for each area of study.

Specific degree requirements vary. See the course catalog for more information.
To see master syllabi for most of these courses, go to the Academic Affairs General Education page. For master syllabi for the remaining courses, use the Master Syllabi search page

Basic Studies

Course Prefix/Number 

Course Title

 
 CISS-170 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 
 CISS-171 Introduction to Computer Information Systems for Mac Users 
 CISS-176 Introduction to Computer Science 
 COMM-110 Introduction to Speech 
 ENGL-112 English Composition II 
 MATH-150 College Algebra 
 MATH-170 Finite Mathematics 
 MATH-180 Precalculus 
 MATH-201 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 

History

Course Prefix/Number 

Course Title

 
HIST-101  Western Civilization I 
HIST-102  Western Civilization II 
HIST-111 World History to 1500 
HIST-112 World History Since 1500
HIST-121 American History to 1877 
HIST-122 American History Since 1877 

Arts & Humanities

 Course Prefix/Number

 

Course Title 

 
ARTS-105  Art Appreciation 
ARTS-111  Art & Ideas I 
ARTS-112  Art & Ideas II 
ARTS-306  Ancient Art History 
ARTS-308  Medieval Art History 
ARTS-310  Renaissance Art History 
ARTS-312  17th & 18th Century Art History 
ARTS-314  Nineteenth Century Art History 
ARTS-403  Twentieth Century Art History 
ARTS-406  American Art History 
COMM-203  Understanding Human Communication 
COMM-214 Mass Communication in Society 
COMM-224  Film History & Analysis 
COMM-303  Intercultural Communication 
COMM-313  Interpersonal and Small Group Communication 
COMM-323  Advanced Public Speaking & Persuasion 
COMM/WMST-343  *Gender Communication 
COMM-344  Visual Communication & Culture 
COMM-360  Oral Interpretation of Literature 
COMM-393  Organizational Communication 
ENGL-123  Introduction to Mythology & Folklore 
ENGL-124  The Bible as Literature 
ENGL-190  The Short Story 
ENGL-210  Introduction to Fiction 
ENGL-211  Introduction to Poetry 
ENGL-212  Introduction to Drama 
ENGL-231  English Literature I 
ENGL-232  English Literature II 
ENGL-241  American Literature I 
ENGL-242  American Literature II 
ENGL-263  World Literature I 
ENGL-264  World Literature II 
ENGL-280  Film & Literature 
ENGL-323  The Hero in Mythology 
ENGL-331  Ethical Issues in Literature 
ENGL-350  Major Literary Figures 
ENGL-351  Readings in Shakespeare 
ENGL-360  Readings in Fiction 
ENGL-361  Readings in Poetry 
ENGL-362  Readings in Drama 
ENGL-370  Major Literary Periods 
ENGL-397  Science Fiction & Fantasy
ENGL-425  Literary Theory and Criticism
ENGL-450  Minority & Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 
MUSI-122  Music Appreciation 
MUSI-322  Masterpieces of Music 
MUSI-323  Music of the United States 
PHIL-201  Introduction to Western Philosophy 
PHIL-202  Introduction to Eastern Philosophies and Religions 
PHIL-210  Logic and Critical Thinking 
PHIL-233  Topics 
PHIL-255  Directed Study 
PHIL-256  Directed Study 
PHIL-257  Directed Study 
PHIL/HIST-303  *History and Philosophy of Modern Science 
PHIL-310  Symbolic Logic 
PHIL-321  Ancient Philosophy 
PHIL-322  Modern Philosophy 
PHIL-332  Environmental Ethics 
PHIL/HIST-340  *Philosophy of Revolution 
PHIL-350  Philosophy of Religion 
PHIL-355  Directed Study 
PHIL-356  Directed Study 
PHIL-357  Directed Study 
PHIL-358  Existentialism 
PHIL-390  The Buddha and Buddhism 
PHIL-401  Significant Philosophers
PHIL/POSC-402   *Classical Political Philosophy 
PHIL/POSC-403   *Modern Political Philosophy 
PHIL/POSC-430   *Philosophy of Law 
PHIL-455  Directed Study 
PHIL-456  Directed Study 
PHIL-457  Directed Study 
PHIL-460  Biomedical Ethics 
PHIL-490  Thematic Seminar in Philosophy 
RELI-101 Religion and Human Experience 
RELI-124 The Bible as Literature 
RELI-201 Religious Classic Texts 
RELI-202 Introduction to Eastern Philosophies and Religions 
RELI-350 The Philosophy of Religion 
RELI/HIST-381 *History of Christianity: The Early Church 
RELI/HIST-382 *Christianity in the Modern World 
RELI-400 Religion and Science 
* Denotes cross-listed courses.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course Prefix/Number 

 

Course Title

 
ANTH-101 Introduction to Geography
ANTH-112 General Anthropology
ANTH-212 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH-270 Minority Cultures and Relations
ANTH/HIST-319 *History and Democracy in the Modern Middle East
ANTH-327 Qualitative Research Methods
ANTH-336 Global Perspectives on Women and Development
ANTH/HIST-339 *History of Modern Africa
ANTH-341 Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
ANTH-412 Slavery and Human Trafficking: Past and Present
ECON-293 Macroeconomics
ECON-294 Microeconomics
ECON-310 Environmental and Resource Economics
ECON-320 The Economics of Healthcare
ECON-393 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON-394 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON-395 Financial Markets and Institutions
ECON/FINC-495 *International Finance
ECON-499 Economics Internship
GEOG-101 Introduction to Geography
GEOG/ENVS-220 *Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences
GEOG-223 Environmental Disasters
GEOG-233 Topics
 GEOG/ENVS-251 *Resource Management
POSC-111 American National Government
POSC-215 State and Local Government
POSC-233 Topics: Mock Trial
POSC-255 Directed Study
POSC-256 Directed Study
POSC-257 Directed Study
POSC/AMST-280 *American Political and Social Thought
POSC-292 International Relations
POSC/MGMT/PADM-311 *Public Administration and Policy
POSC/ENVS-312 *Environmental Politics
POSC/PADM-315 *American Public Policy
POSC-317 Politics of Russia and Eurasia
POSC-321 Politics of Developing Nations
POSC-326 International Law and Organizations
POSC-330 Media and Politics
POSC-331 European Politics
POSC-332 The American Presidency
POSC-333 Topics: Model United Nations
POSC-340 Judicial Process
POSC-350 Legislative Process
POSC-353 Asian Politics
POSC-355 Directed Study
POSC-356 Directed Study
POSC-357 Directed Study
POSC-360 U.S. Foreign Policy
POSC-361 American Political Parties
POSC/CJAD-370 *Dynamics of Terrorism
POSC/PADM-395 *Political Science and Public Administration Research Methods
POSC-399 Political Science Internship
POSC/PHIL-402 *Classical Political Philosophy
POSC/PHIL-403 *Modern Political Philosophy
POSC/PHIL-430 Philosophy of Law
POSC-433 Topics
POSC-440 Constitutional Law
POSC-455 Directed Study
POSC-456 Directed Study
POSC-457 Directed Study
POSC/PADM-495 *Independent Study in Political Science and Public Administration
POSC-499 Advanced Political Science Internship
PSYC-101 General Psychology
PSYC/EDUC-230 *Educational Psychology
PSYC-233 Topics
PSYC-240 Experimental Psychology
PSYC-260 Introduction to Applied Psychology
PSYC-270 Psychology of Emotion
PSYC-304 Personality Theory
PSYC-309 Animal Behavior
PSYC-320 Psychological Testing and Measurement
PSYC/BIOL-324 *Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences
PSYC-325 Quantitative Research Methods
PSYC-327 Qualitative Research Methods
PSYC-330 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSYC-336 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSYC-360 Social Psychology
PSYC/BIOL-371 *Neuroscience
PSYC/BIOL-372 *Sensation and Perception
PSYC-381 History and Systems of Psychology
PSYC-385 Human Sexuality
PSYC/EDUC-391 *Child Psychology
PSYC/EDUC-392 *Adolescent Psychology
PSYC-395 Adult Psychology
PSYC-399 Psychology Internship
PSYC-410 Learning Theories
PSYC-420 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC-430 Ethics for Behavioral and Social Sciences
PSYC-433 Topics
PSYC-450 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC-455 Directed Study
PSYC-456 Directed Study
PSYC-457 Directed Study
PSYC-460 Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSYC-472 Psychopharmacology
PSYC-480 Group Process
PSYC-495 Integrative Psychology
PSYC-499 Advanced Psychology Internship
SOCI-111 General Sociology
SOCI-112 General Anthropology
SOCI/WMST-210 *The Sociology of Gender
SOCI-214 Family
SOCI-216 American Social Problems
SOCI-218 Social Deviance
SOCI-230 The Sociology of Sport
SOCI-270 Minority Cultures and Relations
SOCI/WMST-310 *Women and Society
SOCI-312 Organizations and Institutions
SOCI-321 Criminology
SOCI-324 Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences
SOCI-325 Quantitative Research Methods
SOCI-327 Qualitative Research Methods
SOCI-331 Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI-333 Topics
SOCI/WMST-336 *Global Perspectives on Women and Development
SOCI-341 Sociology and Anthropology Of Religion
SOCI/HUMS-350 *Social Gerontology
SOCI-355 Directed Study
SOCI-356 Directed Study
SOCI-357 Directed Study
SOCI-360 Social Psychology
SOCI/HUMS-365 *American Social Policy
SOCI-380 Sociology of Culture and Mass Media
SOCI-385 Human Sexuality
SOCI-401 The American Community
SOCI-412 Slavery and Human Trafficking: Past and Present
SOCI-421 Class, Status, and Power
SOCI-433 Topics
SOCI-455 Directed Study
SOCI-456 Directed Study
SOCI-457 Directed Study
SOCI-460 Classical Social Theory
SOCI-470 Contemporary Social Theory
SOCI/WMST-485 *Feminist Theory and Methodology
SOCI-495 Integrative Seminar
SOCI-499 Internship
* Denotes cross-listed courses.

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Course Prefix/Number

 

Course Title

 
ASTR-108 Introduction to Astronomy
BIOL-108 Human Biology
BIOL-108L Human Biology Laboratory
BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I
BIOL-110L Principles of Biology I Laboratory
BIOL-115 Introduction to Environmental Science
BIOL-115L Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory
CHEM-108 Physical Science Survey
CHEM-108L Physical Science Survey Laboratory
CHEM-109 Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences
CHEM-110 Chemistry I
CHEM-111L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience
ENVS-115 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVS-115L Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory
GEOL-110 Introduction to Physical Geology
GEOL-110L Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory
MATH-201 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH-215 Differential Calculus
MATH-250 Statistics I
PHYS-108 Physical Science Survey
PHYS-108L Physical Science Survey Laboratory
PHYS-111 College Physics I
PHYS-111L Physics I Laboratory

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