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General Education

General Education

General education refers to a common core of knowledge designed to provide students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education and the development of skills and character needed to become engaged citizens and visionary leaders in a global society.

Courses taken to meet general education requirements cannot be counted towards course requirements in a student’s major. The general education curriculum consists of a distribution of 45 semester credit hours.

The University Experience – Take all courses in this sequence

Course No. Course Title Semester Credit Hours

ASMB 101 Freshman Assembly 0.5
ASMB 102 Freshman Assembly 0.5
ASMB 201 Sophomore Assembly 0.5
ASMB 202 Sophomore Assembly 0.5
EDUC 101 Orientation 0.5
EDUC 102 Orientation 0.5

Communications – Take all courses in this sequence

ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ENGL 202 Public Speaking 3

Foreign Language – Select a series of 6 semester credit hours*

FREN 101 Elementary French I 3
FREN 102 Elementary French II 3
FREN 203 Intermediate French I 3

or

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I 3

Culture – Select a total of 6 semester credit hours

ARTS 200 Art Appreciation 3
ENGL 201 Introduction to Literature 3
MUSC 203 Music Appreciation 3
THEA 211 Introduction to Theatre Arts 3

Religion and Philosophy– Select a total 3 semester credit hours

PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy I: Ethics 3
PHIL 202 Introduction to Philosophy II 3
RLGN 201 Biblical Narrative Literature 3
RLGN 205 Philosophy of Religion 3
RLGN 406 World Religions 3

Health and Human Performance – Select at least 2 semester credit hours

HLTH 101 Pers. & Comm. Health 3
HLTH 305 First Aid & Safety 2
HLTH 308 Mental Health 3
HLTH 312 Nutrition & Cons. Health 3
HLTH 330 Contemp. Health Problems 3
PHED 101 Basketball/Volleyball
PHED 102 Aerobics/Jogging 1
PHED 103 Tennis/Badminton 1
PHED 104 Golf/Badminton 1
PHED 105 Weight Training/Softball 1

Mathematics – Select a total of at least 6 semester credit hours

MATH 111 College Algebra 3
MATH 112 Pre-Calculus 4
MATH 200 Integrated Math 3
MATH 201 Calculus I 4
MATH 205 Discrete Math 3

Science – Select a total of 4 semester credit hours

BIOL 102 Biology, Health & the Environment 3
BIOL 102L Biology Lab 1

or

BIOL 121 General Biology I 4

or

CHEM 101 Physical Science 3
CHEM 101L Physical Science Lab 1

or

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4

Social/Behavioral Science/History – Select a total of 3 semester credit hours

ECON 200 Survey of Economics 3
GRNT 201 Introduction to Gerontology 3
HIST 201 Survey of World History I 3
HIST 202 Survey of World History II 3
PLJS 201 Introduction to Politics 3
PLJS 202 Issues in Justice 3
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology 3

African American Heritage – All students must take this course

AAAS 101 African American Heritage 3