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.

FW

First-Year Writing

1 course, 4 credits

FS

Speaking, Reasoning and Research

1 course, 3 credits

FM

First-Year Mathematics

1 course, 3 credits

FC

Critical Thinking

1 course, 3 credits

 

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

AC

Aesthetic-Critical

1 course, 3 credits;

AE

Aesthetic-Experiential

1 course, 2 credits

SB

Scientific Inquiry -Biological Science

1 course, 3 credits

SP

Scientific Inquiry - Physical Science

1 course, 3 credits

LB

Laboratory

One science must include lab

SA

Social Analysis

1 course, 3 credits

PI

Philosophical Inquiry

1 course, 3 credits

AH

American History

1 course, 3 credits

XC

Cross-Cultural Perspective

1 course, 3 credits

WC

Western Civilization

1 course, 3 credits

 

Additional 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