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Program Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM PROVISIONS, REQUIREMENTS AND COURSES

The General Education course framework represents a balanced menu of courses designed to enhance core skill sets, including synthesis and analysis off information; problem solving through structures, organizations and systems; understanding off global/cultural and historical contexts; research; and effective communication skills.

  1. The minimum requirement for successful completion of the General Education program (History, Humanities, Global Studies, English, Literature, Wellness/Health, Mathematics, Social Science and Science, respectively) is 33 to 37 semester hours.
  2. Departments (majors) may require additional credit hours not to satisfy certain specialized accreditation agency requirements.
  3. Students may use one course simultaneously to satisfy a requirement for general education and their major discipline; however students may not use one course to satisfy more than one general education course requirement.
  4. The minimum grade required for successful completion of English 110 and 111 (Composition I and II) is “C.”
  5. Departments (majors) may choose courses from the limited menus or allow students to choose.

History 3.00 semester hours required from the below menu

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

HIST

114

World History I

3.00

HIST

115

World History II

3.00

HIST

122

U.S. History I

3.00

HIST

123

U.S. History II

3.00

POLI

150

Unites States Government

Humanities 3.00 semester hours required from the below menu

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

ARTS

199

Art Appreciation

3.00

ARTS

200

Arts and Crafts (non-majors only)

3.00

ARTS

301

World Art Survey I

3.00

ARTS

302

World Art Survey II

3.00

ARTS

307

Modern Art: 1860-1960

3.00

ARTS

403

Survey of African American Art

3.00

ARTS

405

Survey of African Art

3.00

ARTS

407

History of Photography

3.00

DANC

378

History of Dance and the Black Experience

3.00

ENGL

311

African-American Literature

3.00

ENGL

312

Women’s Literature

3.00

ENGL

313

Classics of Western Literature

3.00

ENGL

323

Environmental Literature

3.00

ENGL

325

The Bible As Literature

3.00

ENGL

331

History of Drama

3.00

ENGL

341

Expository Writing

3.00

ENGL

342

Technical Communication

Humanities 3.00 semester hours required from the below menu (continued)

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

ENGL/ PHIL

327

Philosophy in Literature

3.00

FREN

110

Elementary French I

3.00

FREN

111

Elementary French II

3.00

FREN

212

Intermediate French I

3.00

FREN

213

Intermediate French II

3.00

GEEN

310

Advanced Communication Skills

3.00

HIST

122

US History I

3.00

HIST

123

US History II

3.00

GEMU

480

Blacks in American Music

3.00

PHIL

140

Introduction to Philosophy

3.00

GERM

110

Elementary German I

3.00

GERM

111

Elementary German II

3.00

GERM

212

Intermediate German I

3.00

GERM

213

Intermediate German II

3.00

MUSI

199

Music Appreciation

3.00

MUSI

285

Music History I

3.00

PHIL

180

Critical Thinking

3.00

PHIL

220

Logic

3.00

PHIL

275

Ethics

3.00

PHIL

290

Business Ethics

3.00

PHIL

450

Applied Ethics

3.00

SPAN

110

Elementary Spanish I

3.00

SPAN

111

Elementary Spanish II

3.00

SPAN

212

Intermediate Spanish I

3.00

SPAN

213

Intermediate Spanish II

3.00

SPEE

214

Introduction to Public Speaking

Global Studies 3.00 semester hours required from the below menu

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

AGRI

295

Contemporary Global Studies

3.00

ARTS

301

World Art Survey I

3.00

ARTS

302

World Art Survey II

3.00

ARTS

405

Survey of African Art

3.00

ECON

451

International Economics

3.00

ENGL

314

Readings in Multicultural Literature

3.00

ENGL

315

African Literature

3.00

ENGL

322

Post-Colonial Literature

3.00

ENGL

411

Readings in African Literature and Culture

3.00

ENGL

412

Caribbean Literature

3.00

ENGL/PHIL

326

Mythology

3.00

FREN

110

Elementary French I

3.00

FREN

111

Elementary French II

3.00

FREN

212

Intermediate French I

3.00

FREN

213

Intermediate French II

3.00

HIST

114

World History I

3.00

HIST

115

World History II

3.00

GEOG

210

World Geography

3.00

GERM

110

Elementary German I

3.00

GERM

111

Elementary German II

3.00

GERM

212

Intermediate German I

3.00

GERM

213

Intermediate German II

1.00-6.00

GLST

202

Global Studies Abroad (Specify Topic or Discipline)

1.00-6.00

GLST

302

Global Studies Abroad  (Specify Topic or Discipline)

1.00-6.00

GLST

402

Global Studies Abroad  (Specify Topic or Discipline)g

3.00

IDUP

270

Introduction to Africana Studies

3.00

MUSI

286

Music History II

3.00

POLI

207

International Relations

3.00

POLI

210

Comparative Government

3.00

SPAN

110

Elementary Spanish I

3.00

SPAN

111

Elementary Spanish II

3.00

SPAN

212

Intermediate Spanish I

3.00

SPAN

213

Intermediate Spanish II

English 6.00 semester hours required from the below menu (Minimum grade of ‘C’)

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

ENGL

110

Composition I

3.00

ENGL

111

Composition II

Literature 3.00 semester hours required from the below menu

ENGL 201 and ENGL 202 are designed for most students. ENGL 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, and 215 are intended for students with a strong background in literature.

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

ENGL

201

Introduction to Literature

3.00

ENGL

202

Introduction to African American Literature

3.00

ENGL

210

English Literature I

3.00

ENGL

211

English Literature II

3.00

ENGL

212

American Literature I

3.00

ENGL

213

American Literature II

3.00

ENGL

214

World Literature I

3.00

ENGL

215

World Literature II

Wellness/Health 2:00 semester hours required from below menu

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

1.00

HPER

160

Team Sports I

1.00

HPER

161

Team Sports II

1.00

HPER

165

Personal Fitness

1.00

HPER

166

Beginning Swimming

1.00

HPER

168

Aerobics and Conditioning

1.00

HPER

169

Gymnastics

2.00

HPER

170

Health and Wellness

1.00

HPER

171

Lifetime Sports I

1.00

HPER

172

Lifetime Sports II

1.00

HPER

175

Dance As Art

Mathematics 6.00 semester hours required from the below menu

It is recommended that a student successfully complete the appropriate two-course sequence [six semester hours or eight semester hours depending on major] of mathematics to satisfy the approved curriculum in the student’s major and concentration.

S.H

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

MATH

112

Basic Mathematics I

3.00

MATH

113

Basic Mathematics II

4.00

MATH

120

College Algebra

4.00

MATH

121

College Algebra & Trigonometry

3.00

MATH

122

Finite Mathematics

3.00

MATH

130

Numbers and Operations

3.00

MATH

131

Algebra and Functions

4.00

MATH

150

Pre-calculus

4.00

MATH

260

Calculus I

4.00

MATH

261

Calculus II

3.00

PHIL

220

Introduction to Logic (Contingent upon mathematics placement test score.)

3.00

STAT

210

Statistics

Social Science 3.00 semester hours required from the below menu

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

3.00

CJUS

116

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3.00

ECON

100

Basic Economics

3.00

ECON

210

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ECON

211

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

FACS

201

Consumer Economics

3.00

POLI

150

United States Government

3.00

PSYC

101

Introduction to Psychology

3.00

POLI

202

Contemporary Political Thought

3.00

PSYC

212

Human Growth and Development

3.00

SOCI

101

Introduction to Sociology

3.00

SOCI

102

Introduction to Anthropology

Science 4.00 semester hours required from the below menu

To meet the General Education requirement in Science a student must successfully complete one course with associated labs [four semester hours] or the appropriate science courses to satisfy the approved curriculum in the student's major.  This requirement can be satisfied by completing minimally one two-semester hour course or two one-semester courses.

S.H.

Course

Number

Course Title

4.00

AGRI

150

Introduction of Environmental Science + Lab

4.00

BIOL

116

Biological Science + Lab

4.00

BIOL

120

Principles of Biology I + Lab

4.00

BIOL

121

Principles of Biology II+ Lab (Bio Majors Only)

4.00

BIOL

318

Human Anatomy + Lab

4.00

CHEM

100

Chemistry and Society + Lab

4.00

CHEM

151/153 (Lab)

General Chemistry I + Lab

4.00

CHEM

152/154 (Lab)

General Chemistry II + Lab

4.00

CHEM

161/163 (Lab)

Chemistry I + Lab (Chem. Majors Only)

4.00

CHEM

162/164(Lab)

Chemistry II + Lab (Chem. Majors Only)

4.00

DIET

101

Nutrition-Contemporary Health Issues + Lab

4.00

GEES

181

Earth Science + Lab

4.00

PHYS

100

Physical Science + Lab

4.00

PHYS

105

Introduction to Physics I

4.00

PHYS

106

Introduction to Physics II

4.00

PHYS

112

General Physics I + Lab

4.00

PHYS

113

General Physics II + Lab

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