General Education

Common Core at a Glance

We continually update the general education program.  This page includes all the courses that have been approved as part of the general education common core, and indicates the semester in which they were added to the program for courses recently approved.   Students who enrolled under a catalog term before a particular course was approved should consult with an academic advisor if they want to use a recently approved course. The advisor can review options, such as switching to a more recent catalog term or petitioning to substitute the new course for one included in the older program. 

The choices below apply to the Associate of Arts in General Studies and to all majors except Nursing. Nursing majors have more specific requirements

To see more details about the courses and categories, please use the links under General Education Requirements  

Communication Skills

Global Systems

 Research & Epistemology

Values and Choices 

World Cultures 

Wrinting and Critical Thinking Natural Systems

Writing, Research and Info Literacy

Ethical  Inquiry Cultures, Themes and Movements
  • JOUR 1100
  • WRI 1100
  • WRI 1150
  • JOUR 1100 + WRI 1101
  • WRI 1100 + WRI 1101
  • BIOL 1000 
  • BIOL 2052
  • CHEM 1000
  • GEOG 1000
  • GEOL 1000
  • MARS 1000
  • PHYS 1000
  • COM 1400
  • WRI 1200
  • COM 1400 + WRI 1201
  • WRI 1200 + WRI 1201 
  • AMST 1776
  • CLST 1000
  • ENG 2201*
  • ENG 2203
  • ENVS 1030
  • HUM 3000
  • PHIL 2500
  • PSCI 2000
  • SWRK 2000
  • ARTH 2000*
  • ARTH 2100*
  • ARTH 2200*
  • ENG 2101*
  • GEOG 1500
  • HIST 2001
  • JADM 2000
  • MATH 2007
  • REL 1000
Communication Contexts Globalization Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Social Choice Engaging with Difference
  • COM 1000
  • COM1200
  • COM 2500
  • ED 2300
  • HIST 1717
  • LD Mod. lang
  • NUR 2940, 2960 & 2961
  • ECON 1010
  • GEOG 2000
  • HIST 2002
  • MARS 1500
  • MULT 2060
  • CSCI 2611
  • MATH 1115
  • MATH 1130
  • MATH 1140
  • MATH 1150
  • MATH 2214
  • MATH 2215
  • MATH 2220
  • PHIL 2090
  • BIOL 1300
  • ECON 1000
  • ECON 2010
  • ED 2000
  • ENG 2202
  • ENG 2204
  • ENG 2301*
  • HIST 2111
  • HUM 1000
  • JADM 1000
  • PSCI 2500
  • SOC 2000
  • THEA 1000*
  • AL 1000
  • ANTH 2000
  • BR 1020 (Bridge Program)
  • COM 2300
  • HIST 2402
  • HUM 1270
  • MUS 2101*
  • REL 1000♦
  • REL 2001
  • SOC 1000
  • STSS 2601
Other Com. Skills Courses Other Global Systems Courses Res. & Epistemology in the Disciplines Other Values and Choices Courses Other World Cultures Courses
  • CLST 2600
  • COM 1500
  • COM 2000
  • COM 2600
  • COM 2640
  • CSCI 1011-DL
  • LAT 1100
  • MULT 1100 (F10)
  • THEA 1400*
  • THEA 2320*♦
  • BIOL 1200
  • BIOL 1500
  • BIOL 2010
  • BIOL 2030
  • CHEM 2050
  • CSCI 1041-DL
  • ENVS 3000
  • HIST 2630
  • INTR 1000
  • MULT 1050
  • PHYS 1020
  • PSCI 1000
  • SOC 2600
  • ENG 1500
  • HIST 2900
  • MATH 1123
  • PHIL 3731
  • PHYS 2030
  • PHYS 2050
  • PSY 1000
  • SOC 2100
  • BR 1000 (Bridge Program)
  • ECON 2015
  • ENG 2000*
  • HIST 2112
  • HIST 2301
  • HS 1000
  • NSCI 2000
  • NSCI 2100
  • PHIL 1000
  • PSCI 1400 
  • AL 2000
  • ARTS 1000*
  • ARTS 2150*
  • BIOL 2170
  • ENG 2510*
  • ENG 2520*
  • GEOG 2500*
  • HIST 2113
  • HIST 2401
  • MUS 1000*
  • REL 2151
  • THEA 2320*

Key  * = Art, Aesthetics and Creativity Course  DL= Digital Literacy Course ♦ Course that is changing category as of F 2011 and Term 1 Oct-Dec 2011. Only those students in catalog terms prior to these may use the course for this requirement