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College of Liberal Arts

General Education (Core) Requirements

The general education requirements provide a foundation upon which students then pursue expertise in a specific area of study. They foster the ability to speak and write clearly and to increase facility at logical analysis, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning. They ensure that every student will have knowledge of a foreign language and the natural sciences as well as background in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, including an awareness of issues of diversity, gender and cultures other than their own.

Please consult the Liberal Arts Academic Advising Office for the most current list of general education requirements.

General Education (Core) Requirements
Areas Hours
Written and Oral Communication: 6-7
ENGL 10600 or 10800 or equivalent proficiency and COM 11400 or equivalent proficiency
Other Languages: 3
Proficiency equivalent to FLL 20200 or equivalent proficiency in ASL
Mathematics and Statistics: 6
3 hours in each area:
MA 15200, 15300, 15400 and STAT 11300, 30100 or POL 30000 or PSY 20100 or SOC 38200 or ECON 36000
Western Heritage: 3
ANTH 31200, CLCS 33000, 33100, 33500, 33700, 38500, COM 31200, ENGL 23000, 26200, 26400, 36500, FLL 33300,GER 23000, HIST 10200, 10300, 10400, 41200, MARS 22000, PHIL 11000, 20600, 30100, 30200, 30300, 33100, POL 15000, 35000, 35100
United States Tradition: 3
AMST 20100, ENGL 25000, 35000, 35100, 38200, HIST 15100, 15200, 38200, POL 10100, SOC 36700
Other Cultures: 3
ANTH 20500, 31100, ASL 28000, CLCS 33300, ENGL 36600, FLL 23500, HIST 21000, 24000, 24100, 24300, 24500, 24600, 27100, 27200, 34100, 34200, PHIL 33000, POL 34800, PSY 36800, SPAN 23500
Aesthetic Awareness: 3
3 hours from either group
Group A: History/Appreciation
AD 12500, 22600, 22700, 25100, 25500, 38300, DANC 25000, ENGL 23500, 23700, 27600, 28600, FR 33000, GER 33000, HIST 39100, ITAL 33000, MUS 25000, 37400, 37800, PHIL 27500, RUSS 33000, SPAN 33000, THTR 20100
Group B: Studio Experience
AD 10400, 11300, 11700, 24200, 26500, 27500, COM 24000, DANC 10100, 10200, 10300, 13500, ENGL 20500, MUS 26100, 36100, THTR 13300
Racial and Ethnic Diversity: 3
AAS 27100, 37100, 37300, 37500, ANTH 33600, 37900, ASAM 24000, COM 32800, ENGL 25700, 35800, HDFS 30100, HIST 36600, 37700, 39600, 39800, JWST 33000, PHIL 24200, POL 32600, PSY 33500, SOC 31000, SPAN 33500, WOST 38100
Gender Issues: 3
AAS/ENGL 35900, AAS 37000, 37600, ANTH 23000, CLCS 23700, COM 37600, 38100, ENGL 36000, FLL 23900, HIST 32800, 32900, 35400, 35900, 36000, 36500, 37500, HK 22600, PHIL 22500, POL 22200, 36000, PSY 23900, SOC 45000, WOST 28000, 38000
Individual and Society: 3

3 hours from either group
Group A: Individual and Social Interaction
ANTH 34100, COM 21200, 32000, HK 20000, 20300, 22500, PSY 12000, 20000, 22000, 23500, 24000, 25100, 28500, 35000, REC 10000, SLHS 11500, 30900, SOC 35000
Group B: Societal Structure and Organization
ANTH 10000, 37300, COM 25000, 324000, ECON 21000, 25100, FLL 26100, LING 20100, PHIL 24000, POL 41300, PSY 37200, SLHS/ ENGL 22700, SOC 10000, 31200

Social Ethics: 3
AGEC 21700, ANTH 21000, ECON 25200, HIST 38300, HEBR 38500, PHIL 11100, 26000, 27000, 28000, 29000, POL 12000, 22300, PSY 46400, SOC 22000, or Community Service Project/EPICS
Global Perspective: 3
AGEC 25000, 34000, AGRY 28500, ANTH 20100, 21200, CLCS 18100, COM 22400, 30300, ENGL 25800, 26600, 26700, FNR 48800, HIST 10500, 32700, 33700,35100, 38400, 38700, 39001, PHIL 11400, POL 13000, 14100, 23100, 23200, 23500, 32300, 34200, 34500, PTGS 33000, REL 20000, RUSS 28100, SOC 33800, 33900, or Study Abroad
Natural Sciences: 6
6 hours; one laboratory component required
ANTH 20300, 20400, ASTR 26300*, 26400*, BCHM 10000, BIOL 11000*, 11100*, 12100, 12200*, 13100, 13200*, 20100, 20200, 20300*, 20400*, 21100, 21200, BTNY 20700*, CHM 11100*, 11200*, 11500*, 11600*, EAS 10000, 10400, 11100*, 11200*, 12000, 17100, 22100, 23000*, ENTM 10500, 20600, 20700*, FNR 10300, 24000, HORT 10100*, NUTR 30300, PHYS 21400, 22000*, 22100*, 27000†
Total core requirements 48-49
Minimum required for graduation 126

* This is a laboratory course.

† Please consult with an an academic advisor before registering for this course.