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General Education Approved Courses

The courses listed in the categories below have been approved by the General Education Committee responsible for their oversight, and by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Courses listed below may also carry GL, GN, SI, or WI markers for a given semester. See the semester Schedule of Courses for complete General Education core and marker listings.

Additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirements (CAR)
Additional General Education requirements have been established by the College of Arts and Sciences, including requirements for foreign language study and writing intensive courses.


GE Core Courses


Humanities and Fine Arts
GEC requires 12 hrs: one course from each category (GLT, GFA, and GPR), and one additional course from any of the three categories.


Literature (GLT)

CCI 227 Comparative Studies in World Epics
CCI 228 Comparative Studies in World Drama
CCI 305

Classical Tragedy

CCI 324

Age of Cicero

CCI 325 Age of Augustus
CCI 326

Age of Nero

ENG 104

Approach to Literature

ENG 105

Introduction to Narrative

ENG 106

Introduction to Poetry

ENG 107 Introduction to Drama
ENG 108 Topics in British and American Literature
ENG 109

Introduction to Shakespeare

ENG 110

World Literature in English

ENG 201 European Literary Classics: Ancient to Renaissance
ENG 202 European Literary Classics: Enlightenment to Modern
ENG 204

Nonwestern Literary Classics

ENG 208 Topics in Global Literature
ENG 209 Topics in Nonwestern Literature
ENG 210 Literature and the Arts
ENG 211

Major British Authors: Medieval to Neoclassical

ENG 212 Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern
ENG 251 Major American Authors: Colonial to Romantic
ENG 252 Major American Authors: Realist to Modern
ENG 331 Women in Literature
ENG 339

Shakespeare: Early Plays & Sonnets

ENG 340 Shakespeare: Later Plays
ENG 371

Literary Study of the Bible

FMS 120 Freshman Seminar in Literature
FMS 121 Freshman Seminar in Literature - Global
FMS 122 Freshman Seminar in Literature - Global Non-Western Perspectives
FRE 222

French Literature in Translation

FRE 323

Albert Camus: English Versions

GER 217

Masterworks of German Literature

GER 218 Masterworks of Modern German Literature
HSS 207

Seminar in Literature

RCO 220-229 Residential College Seminar in Literature
RCO 280-289 Residential College Seminar in Literature
RUS 314 Major Movements in Russian Literature
SPA 222 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature in Translation
SPA 351 Approaches to Hispanic Literature
SPA 402

Spanish Literature I

SPA 404 Survey of Spanish American Literature I
THE 580 Theatre History I
THE 581

Theatre History II

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Fine Arts (GFA)

ART 100

Introduction to Art

ART 101

Survey of Western Art

ART 103 Survey of Visual Art in Nonwestern Traditions
BCN 101 Development of Cinema
BCN 225

Masterpieces of Cinema

CCI 306

Classical Comedy

CCI 312

Art and Archaeology of Egypt

DCE 101

Introduction to Dance

DCE 200 Dance Appreciation
FMS 130

Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts

FMS 131

Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts - Global Perspectives

FMS 132

Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts - Global Non-Western Perspectives

HSS 205

Seminar in the Fine Arts

MUS 214

Jazz Appreciation

MUS 241

Music Appreciation

MUS 332 History of Western Music II: Baroque and Classical Eras
RCO 230-239 Residential College Seminar in Fine Arts
THE 121

Drama Appreciation

THE 221 Development of American Musical Theatre
THE 250 Fundamentals of Acting
THE 323

Arts as Human Experience

THE 582 Theatre History III
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Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Perspectives (GPR)
CCI 205

Mythology

CCI 321

The Archaic Age

CCI 340 Ancient Cosmology
CCI 350 Roman Law and Society
FMS 140 Freshman Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Perspectives
FMS 141 Freshman Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Perspectives - Global Perspectives
FMS 142 Freshman Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Perspectives - Global Non-Western Perspectives
HSS 206 Seminar in Philosophical, Religious, & Ethical Principles
MUS 343

Music of the Non-Western World

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 119

Introduction to Ethics

PHI 121

Contemporary Moral Problems

PHI 220

Medical Ethics

PHI 331

Social & Political Philosophy

PHI 359 Philosophy of Religion
PSC 105

Political Issues

REL 101 Introduction to Religious Studies
REL 104 Religion, Ritual, & the Arts
REL 109

Religion & Contemporary Culture

REL 111 Non-Western Religions
REL 207

Modern Problems of Belief

REL 218

Non-Western Religions: China

REL 221

Buddhism

REL 223 Hinduism
REL 225

Islam

REL 250 Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth
REL 251 Religious Studies Social Ethics
REL 232

American Religious Thought: A Survey

REL 327 American Religious Thought II: The Religious Romantics: Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman
RCO 210-219

Residential College Seminars in Philosophical, Religious and Ethical Principles

WMS 350

Introduction to Feminist Theories

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Historical Perspectives-Western Culture (GHP)
GEC requires one GHP course (3 hrs)

AFS 201

Blacks in America

CCI 201

Introduction to Classical Civ: The Greeks

CCI 202

Introduction to Classical Civ: The Romans

CCI 211

Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Greece)

CCI 212

Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Rome)

CCI 220

The Ancient World

FMS 150

Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Pre-Modern

FMS 151

Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Pre-Modern Global Perspectives

FMS 152

Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Pre-Modern Global Non-Western Perspectives

FMS 160

Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern

FMS 161

Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Global Perspectives

FMS 162

Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern Global Non-Western Perspectives

HIS 203

History of Africa to 1870

HIS 204

History of Africa since 1870

HIS 211

The United States: General Survey to 1865

HIS 212 The United States: General Survey since 1865
HIS 215

Civilizations of Asia: to 1800

HIS 216 Civilizations of Asia: 1800 to present
HIS 220

The Ancient World

HIS 221

The Medieval Legacy

HIS 222

Europe from Renaissance to Revolution

HIS 223

Modern Europe

HIS 239

Latin American: Colonial Period

HIS 240

Latin America: National Period

HIS 251

History of Western Science

HIS 252 History of Western Science
HIS 301 Race & Slavery
HIS 302

Race and Segregation

HIS 311

Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

HIS 327

American Cultural History

HIS 335

The American Colonial Period, 1607-1763

HIS 336

The Age of the Democratic Revolution

HIS 360

Structure of Scientific Change

HIS 361

Ottoman Empire & Republic of Turkey

HIS 369

History of Spain: the Golden Age

HIS 371

Europe Since 1920

HIS 373

Britain to 1660

HIS 374

British History since 1660

HIS 381 Near and Middle East in the 20th Century
HSS 201

Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Pre-Modern

HSS 202

Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern

MUS 331

History of Western Music I: Medieval & Renaissance

MUS 334

History of Western Music IV: Music in the United States

PHI 251

History of Ancient Philosophy

PHI 252

History of Modern Philosophy

RCO 240-244

Residential College Seminars in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture-Pre-Modern

RCO 245-249 Residential College Seminars in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture-Modern
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 202 Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures
REL 204

The New Testament & Origins of Christianity

REL 210

Christianity I

REL 212

Christianity II

REL 215

Judaism

REL 229

African American Religions

WCV 101 Western Civilization
WCV 102

Western Civilization

WMS 333

Women in Non-Western Cultures

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Mathematics (GMT)
GEC requires one GMT course (3 hrs)

FMS 190

Freshman Seminar in Mathematics

MAT 112

Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

MAT 115 College Algebra
MAT 120

Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences

MAT 150

Precalculus I

MAT 151

Precalculus II

MAT 191

Calculus I

RCO 110-119

Residential College Seminars in Mathematics

STA 108

Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics

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Natural Sciences (GNS)
GEC requires two GNS courses (6-7 hrs):
--each must have a different departmental prefix;
one must be a laboratory course

ATY 253

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

BIO 105

Major Concepts of Biology

BIO 105L

Major Concepts of Biology Lab

BIO 111

Principles of Biology I

BIO 111L

Principles of Biology I Lab

BIO 112

Principles of Biology II

BIO 112L

Principles of Biology II Lab

CHE 103

General Descriptive Chemistry I

CHE 104

General Descriptive Chemistry II

CHE 106

Introductory Chemistry

CHE

110 Introductory Chemistry Lab
CHE 111

General Chemistry I

CHE 112

General Chemistry I Lab

CHE 114 General Chemistry II
CHE 115 General Chemistry II Lab
FMS 183

Freshman Seminar in Physical Science

FMS 183L

Freshman Seminar in Physical Science Lab

FMS 184

Freshman Seminar in Life Science

FMS 184L

Freshman Seminar in Life Science Lab

GEO 103

Introduction to Earth Science

GEO 106

Geosystems Science

GEO 106L

Geosystems Science Lab

GEO 111 Physical Geology
GEO 111L

Physical Geology Lab

GEO 121

Introduction to Geographic Information Science

GEO 311

Weather & Climate

GEO 311L

Weather & Climate Lab

GEO 314

Physical Geography: Landscape Processes

GEO 314L Physical Geography: Landscape Processes Lab
HSS 203 Seminar in the Physical Sciences
HSS 204 Seminar in the Life Sciences
NTR 213

Nutrition Facts & Fantasies

PHY 203

Conceptual Astronomy

PHY 205 Conceptual Physics
PHY 205L

Conceptual Physics Laboratory

PHY 209

Astronomy: The Solar System

PHY 211

General Physics I

PHY 211A

General Physics I with Lab

PHY 212

General Physics II

PHY 212A

General Physics II with Lab

PHY 235

Astronomy: The Universe

PHY 251 General Physics Laboratory I
PHY 252 General Physics Laboratory II
PHY 291 General Physics I with Calculus
PHY 292

General Physics II with Calculus

PSY 230 Biological Psychology
RCO 250-259 Residential College Seminars in Natural Science
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Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
GEC requires two GRD courses (6 hrs) to be taken as follows:

*Note - ENG 101, FMS 115 and RCO 101 are considered equivalent courses, and only one may be taken for credit. Additionally, ENG 102, FMS 116 and RCO 102 are considered equivalent courses, and only one may be taken for credit.

ENG 101

English Composition I or

FMS 115

Freshman Seminar in Reasoning & Discourse I or

RCO 101

English Composition I

and one of the following:

CCI 102

The Classical Art of Persuasion

CST 105

Introduction to Communication Studies

ENG 102

English Composition II

FMS 116

Freshman Seminar in Reasoning & Discourse II

PHI 115

Practical Reasoning

PHI 310

Introduction to Formal Logic

RCO 102

English Composition II

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Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
GEC requires two GSB courses (6 hrs)

AFS 210

Blacks in American Society

ATY 100

Contemporary Non-Western Cultures

ATY 212

General Anthropology

ATY 213

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ATY 258

World Prehistory

BCN 325

Gender and Media Culture

ECO 101

Introduction to Economics

ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 202

Principles of Macroeconomics

ESS 330

Sociocultural Analyses of Sport and Exercise

FMS 170

Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies

FMS 171

Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies - Global Perspectives

FMS 172

Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies - Global Non-Western Perspectives

GEO 105

Cultural Geography

GEO 202

World Production and Marketing Systems

GEO 301

Urban Geography: Global Patterns

GEO 344

Geography of the U.S. and Canada

HEA 201

Personal Health

HEA

260

Human Sexuality

HDF 211

Life Span Development in the Human Environment

HDF 212

Families and Close Relationships

HDF 302

Infant and Child Development in the Family

HDF 303

Adolescent Development in the Family

HSS 208

Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSC 100

American Politics

PSC 210

Introduction to Public Policy

PSC 240

The International System

PSC 260

Introduction to Comparative Politics

PSY 121

General Psychology

RCO 270-279 Residential College Seminars in Social and Behavioral Sciences
RPT 101

Leisure and American Lifestyles

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

SOC 201

Social Problems

SOC 222

Sociology of Deviant Behavior

SOC 227

Race and Ethnic Relations

SES 240 Communication Development in Children
SWK 311

Human Behavior and Social Environment

WMS 250 Introduction to Women's Studies
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