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General Education Degree Requirements for 2003-2005 Catalog and Prior

The general education degree requirements consist of 49 credit hours of course work. These 49 credit hours are distributed across six areas: basic skills, core courses, natural sciences, languages and cultures, fine arts, economy and society.

All baccalaureate students must meet general education requirements. Separate general education degree requirements have been approved for students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree. See the College of Education and the Department of Engineering Technology for specific requirements.

Courses meeting general education requirements may also satisfy major, minor, emphasis or program requirements.

The requirements for each of the six areas can be satisfied only by taking one of the courses or combination of courses listed. These courses have been selected by the academic departments and approved by the General Education Committee.

BASIC SKILLS

Basic Skills.............................................................15     
ENGL 101 English Composition..........................................3
ENGL 190 Honors English Composition or
ENGL 299 Introduction to Research Writing.............................3
COMM 207 Speech Communication.........................................3
MATH 113 College Algebra or
MATH 110 College Algebra with Review..................................3
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness Concepts....................................1
CSIS 101 Computer Applications........................................2

CORE COURSES

Core Courses.............................................................17    
ENGL 113 General Literature..........................................3
HIST 201 American History to 1865....................................3
PSYCH 155 General Psychology.........................................3
SOSCI 100 Introduction to Sociology..................................3
SOSCI 101 American Government........................................3
GT 190 Introduction to Technological Systems.........................2

NATURAL SCIENCES

Natural Sciences.........................................................8    
BIOL 113 Environmental Life Science..................................4
PHYS 171 Physical Science............................................3
PHYS 172 Physical Science Lab........................................1

LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

Languages and Cultures (choose one)......................................3    
MLL 124 French Language and Culture I................................5
MLL 134 German Language and Culture I................................5
MLL 154 Spanish Language and Culture I...............................5
SOSCI 103 Basic Philosophy...........................................3
SOSCI 105 Ethics.....................................................3
SOSCI 106 World Regional Geography...................................3
WOMEN 200 Introduction to Women in Society...........................3
WOMEN 299 Issues in Women's Studies..................................3

FINE ARTS

Fine Arts (choose one)...................................................3    
ART 102 Introduction to Art Concepts (____)..........................3
ART 103 Introduction to Art Studio (____)............................3
COMM 105 Performance Appreciation....................................3
COMM 205 Performance Studies ........................................3
HPER 151 Dance Appreciation..........................................3
MUSIC 120 Music Appreciation (____)..................................3

ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

Economy and Society (choose one).........................................3    
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting.......................................3
ECON 191 Issues in Today's Economy...................................3
FCS 230 Consumer Education...........................................3
MGMKT 101 Introduction to Business...................................3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.....................................49