GE Category Definitions - effective Fall 2013

The General Education Program provides the core of what it means to be a well educated university graduate. The goal is to promote human excellence through a broad foundation of skills and knowledge required to realize a meaningful personal, professional, and civic life. The General Education Program is intended to enable students to contribute to and live responsibly in a diverse, interconnected, and technologically sophisticated global community.

In accordance with the general education program, general education courses should be accessible to a broad audience and should further the goal of providing a well-rounded education regardless of career aspirations or program of study.

 


General Education Credit Distribution

Composition Skills

9 credits

ENGL-101
ENGL-111

ENGL-102
ENGL-112
ENGL-113

SPCOM-100

Composition 1 or
Freshman English - Honors I

Composition 2 or
Freshman English - Honors II or
Honors Seminar I

Fundamentals of Speech

3

3


3

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences

10 credits

Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.

 

Arts and Humanities

6 credits

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts, and philosophy.

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6 credits

Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

 

Contemporary Issues

3 credits

Courses must be selected from the list of approved contemporary issues courses, which includes technology.

 

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning

3 credits

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses, which includes health, health education, and athletics.

 

Selectives

3 credits

Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

 

Total Credits:

40