General Education for First Year and Transfer Students

General Education Foundations (GEF)
These courses are designed to build and strengthen writing, speaking, mathematics, critical thinking and Information Literacy skills at an introductory level.

   

Courses

MInimum # of Credits

FW

First-Year Writing


4

FS

Speaking, Reasoning and Research


1

FM

First-Year Mathematics

1

3

FC

Critical Thinking

1, embedded in other GE courses

0

 

General Education Foundations

Subtotal

8

 

Modes of Inquiry
These courses are designed to expose students to a complete range of disciplines, thereby contributing to student academic growth, as well as a well-rounded citizen.

Note: No more than 8 hours may be taken from one department in Modes of Inquiry

   

Courses

Minimum # of Credits

AC

Aesthetic-Critical

1

3

AE

Aesthetic-Experiential

1

2

SB

Scientific Inquiry -Biological Science

1

3

SP

Scientific Inquiry - Physical Science

1

3

LB

Laboratory

One science must include lab

0

SA

Social Analysis

1

3

PI

Philosophical Inquiry

1

3

AH or WC

American History or Western Civilization

1

3

XC

Cross-Cultural Perspective

1

3

ML

Modern Language

ML 103

3

 

Subtotal

26

 Total General Education Credits = 34

Additional College Requirements

SI

Speaking-Intensive

1 course; Prerequisite: FS or equivalent

WI

Writing-Intensive

1 course; Prerequisite: FW or equivalent

ML

Modern Language

0-9 credits; “103” language course satisfies
Four years of high school study of the same language satisfies “ML”

PE/HW

Physical Education/Health and Wellness Experience

2 PE courses (same or different courses);
1 PE course and 1 HW course; or
2 different HW courses. 
Two semesters of varsity sports fulfills the requirement