Aug 22, 2018  
2013-14 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2013-14 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Curriculum


I. Written and Oral Communication:

The written and oral communication requirement can be met through the successful completion of the following three-hour courses: (Minimum grade of
C or higher required.)

EN 101 - English Composition I 
EN 102 - English Composition II 
COM 101 - Oral Communication 

II. Quantifying Skills:

The mathematics requirement can be met through successful completion of one of the following three-hour courses:

MA 113 - College Algebra 
Or
Higher-numbered mathematics course, excluding MA 123 

III. Natural Sciences (8 semester hours)

The Natural sciences requirement can be met through successful completion of the following courses:

Two lab-based natural science courses 

IV. Humanities and Fine Arts: (12 semester hours)

The humanities and fine arts requirement can be met through successful completion of approved three-hour survey course(s) from the following areas:

One course in History 
One course in Literature 
One course in Fine Arts 
A second course in History, Literature, or Fine Arts 

V. Social Science: (3 semester hours)

The social science requirement can be met through successful completion of an approved three-hour course from one of the following areas:

Economics 
Geography 
Political Science 
Psychology 
Religion 
Sociology 
Women’s Studies 

VI. Critical Thinking: (3 semester hours)

The critical thinking requirement can be met through successful completion of an approved three-hour course from the following area:

Philosophy (non-religion) 

VII. Technology

Each major will specify opportunities for its students to work with and learn to adapt to emerging technologies. Please see the degree requirements for individual majors to learn about any additional requirements.

VIII. Health-Related Course: (1-3 semester hours)

The health requirement can be met through successful completion of an approved course from the following area:

Health and Kinesiology 
Food and Nutrition 

IX. Breadth of Understanding:

To satisfy the requirements for any major, students are encouraged to complete courses addressing global* and historical perspectives.

In addition, students must complete at least six hours of general electives. those electives may include (but are not limited to) foreign language courses, courses for a minor, or courses for a second major.

*A global perspective is the understanding of environmental, social, cultural, political, and economic forces that shape the world..

X. Meeting the Challenge of College Life: (0-1 semester hour)

Entering freshmen with fewer than 12 hours earned (excluding AP and CLEP credit, college credit earned while in high school, and college credit earned during the summer between high school graduation and fall enrollment) are required to successfully complete the following course:

UN 101 - Introduction to College Life 

XI. Reinforcing and Extending the General Education Curriculum:

In meeting the mission of the general education curriculum and fulfilling its student learning outcomes, each major will specify courses or activities that reinforce each of the guiding principles for the general education curriculum.

Total: (39-40 Semester Hours)

Some Colleges and the School of Professional Studies maintain minimum standards for core requirements, demanding a minimum grade of C in all such classes. Students are encouraged to complete most of the core curriculum during the freshman and sophomore years. They should consult their academic advisors or Section 10.4 Major and Minor Requirements  of this Undergraduate Bulletin about the standards for their specific majors.

One-Credit Courses

One-credit courses may be used toward elective hours for graduation requirements. However, no accumulation of one-credit elective courses may be used to satisfy a General Education requirement.