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Courses Approved for General Education


Framework

The purpose of general education at the University of Rhode Island is to lay a foundation for the lifelong enrichment of the human experience and for a thoughtful and active engagement with the world around us. This foundation is built on recognition of the complex nature of the natural and human worlds. The objective of general education is to introduce students to the fundamental dimensions of this complexity and to build an appreciation of different ways of understanding it and different cultural responses to it.

Specifically, courses in the seven (7) core areas of General Education address:

Knowledge

  • Artistic and literary expression and interpretation (Fine Arts/Literature)
  • Wisdom and traditions of the past and present in a global setting (Letters)
  • Interrelationships of the natural world (Natural Sciences)
  • Human behavior in social, economic, cultural, and political contexts (Social Sciences)

Skills

  • Mathematical and quantitative skills and their applications (Mathematical/Quantitative Reasoning)
  • Writing and speaking in English (English Communication)
  • Communicating across cultures (Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence)

In addition, because particular skills are essential to a thoughtful engagement with the world, each course in General Education must incorporate opportunities to practice three (3) or more of the following:

  • Reading complex texts
  • Writing effectively
  • Speaking effectively
  • Examining human differences
  • Using quantitative data
  • Using qualitative data
  • Using information literacy
  • Engaging in artistic activity

General Education is only a portion of any undergraduate degree program. Major and minor requirements along with electives contribute significantly to students' education. All programs should include in their curricula opportunities for students to develop further the skills that this general education program addresses. As a consequence of the interaction between General Education and major programs, the University of Rhode Island expects that all programs will lead students toward:

  • The ability to think critically in order to solve problems and question the nature and sources of authority.
  • The ability to use the methods and materials characteristic of each knowledge area with an understanding of the interrelationship among and the interconnectedness of the core areas.
  • A commitment to intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning.
  • An openness to new ideas with the social skills necessary for both teamwork and leadership.
  • The ability to think independently and be self-directed; to make informed choices and take initiative.

Core Definitions

Fine Arts & Literature: courses that promote aesthetic interpretation and an appreciation of its role in human experience; courses related to historical and critical study of the arts and literature as well as creative activity

English Communication: courses that improve written and oral communication skills

Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence: courses that promote understanding of one's own cultural perspective in a multicultural world and develop the skills necessary to work, live, and interact with persons from different backgrounds, including developing bilingual skills, the comparative study of cultures, the study of cross-cultural communication, and/or study/internships abroad

Letters: courses that examine human values, thought and culture in social,historical, and philosophical contexts through the use of primary sources and critical expositions.

Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning: courses that advance skills in, understanding of, and appreciation for mathematics and the disciplines that have grown from mathematics.

Natural Sciences: courses that employ scientific methods to examine the physical nature of the world, the biological dimension of human life, and the nature of the environment and its various life forms

Social Sciences: courses related to the study of human development and behavior and varying social, economic, cultural, and political solutions to societal and global problems


Definitions of Integrated Skills

These skills should be addressed in a substantial part of the coursework and in the evaluation of students' performance.

Read Complex Texts: Course requires students to "read," evaluate, and interpret primary sources, critical commentaries, or works of art.

Write Effectively: Course requires written assignments designed to allow students to practice and improve writing skills with regular feedback from the instructor such as by submitting drafts and revisions, by writing a series of comparable papers, or by writing long assignments in shorter units.

Speak Effectively: Course requires oral presentations designed to allow students to practice and improve speaking skills with instructor and/or group feedback.

Examine Human Differences: Course requires assignments which examine the role of difference within and across national boundaries. Appropriate examples of "difference" would include but not be limited to race, religion, sexual orientation, language, culture, and gender.

Use of Quantitative Data: Course requires assignments which involve the analysis, interpretation, and/or use of quantitative data to test a hypothesis, build a theory, or illustrate and describe patterns.

Use of Qualitative Data: Course requires assignments which involve the analysis, interpretation, and/or use of qualitative data to test a hypothesis, build a theory, or illustrate and describe patterns.

Use of Information Literacy: Course requires assignments which involve accessing and critically evaluating information, such as an iterative search-evaluate-search process (in print or online) or assessing sources for reliability, currency, authority, and relevance. Course may also require assignments involving use of computer programs, introduction to publishing practices, etc. as long as searching and/or evaluating are also included in the assignments.

Engage in Artistic Activity: Course requires assignments which involve the creative process in the practice of fine arts skills and aesthetic appreciation with instructor and /or group feedback.


Diversity Overlay

Two of the courses taken as part of a student's general education program must be selected from courses designated by a "D." Courses approved for the "D" designation meet the requirements for the examining human differences skill area (all sections of that "D" course must include the examining human differences skill).

This overlay does not increase the number of credits required in the general education program.


Approved Courses

Please note that links are provided to the model courses approved for a particular category.


English Communication

Writing and speaking in English

General (EC)

COM 100 Communication Fundamentals (examining human differences, speaking effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

COM 110 Communication Fundamentals (examining human differences, speaking effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

COM 108 Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Systems (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using quantitative data)

ECN 108 Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Systems (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using quantitative data)

LIB 120 Introduction to Information Literacy (speaking effectively, use of information technology, writing effectively)

LIB 220 Issues of the Information Age (speaking effectively, using information technology, and writing effectively)

PHL 101 Critical Thinking (EC) (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

SUS 108 Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Systems (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using quantitative data)


Writing (ECw)

BGS 100 Pro-Seminar (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology)

ELS 112 Expository Writing in English (reading complex texts, using information technology, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

ELS 122 Academic Writing in English (reading complex texts, using information technology, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

HPR 326 Honors Tutorial in Writing (at least three of the following skills- reading complex texts, examining human differences, writing effectively, speaking effectively)

WRT 104 Writing to Inform and Explain (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology)

WRT 105 Forms of College Writing (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology)

WRT 106 Introduction to Research Writing (using qualitative data, writing effectively, using information technology)

WRT 201 Writing Argumentative and Persuasive Texts (speaking effectively, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

WRT 227 Business Communications (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using qualitative data, using informational technology)

WRT 235 Writing in Electronic Environments (speaking effectively, using artistic expression, writing effectively, using information technology)

WRT 302 Writing Culture (using artistic activity, writing effectively, using informational technology)

WRT 303 Public Writing (three of the following skills: speaking effectively, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology)

WRT 304 Writing for Community Service(examining human differences, writing effectively, using informational technology, using qualitative data) Diversity

WRT 305 Travel Writing (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

WRT 333 Scientific and Technical Writing (speaking effectively, writing effectively, using quantitative data)


Fine Arts & Literature (A)

Artistic and literary expression and interpretation

AAF 247 Introduction to Literature of the African Diaspora (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

AAF 248 African American Literature from 1900 to the Present (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ARH 120 Introduction to Art (examining human differences, reading complex texts, use of artistic activity, use of qualitative data) Diversity

ARH 251 Introduction to the History of Art (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

ARH 252 Introduction to the History of Art (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using artistic expression)

ART 207 Introduction to Drawing (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using artistic expression)

CLA 391 Ancient Laughter: The Comic Tradition in Greece and Rome (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

CLA 395 Greek Mythology: Gods, Heroes, and Humans (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

CLA 396 Myths of Rome (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

CLA 397 Greek Myth and Tragedy (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

CLS 160 Literatures of the World (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 110 Introduction to Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 160 (Literatures of the World (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 241 U.S. Literature I (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 242 U.S. Literature II (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 243 The Short Story (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 247 Introduction to Literature of the African Diaspora (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 248 African American Literature from 1900 to the Present (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 251 British Literature I (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 252 British Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 260 Women and Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 262 Introduction to Literary Genres: Non-fiction (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 263 The Poem (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 264 Introduction to Literary Genres: The Drama (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively Diversity

ENG 265 Introduction to Literary Genres: The Novel (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively Diversity

ENG 280 Introduction to Shakespeare (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using artistic activity) Diversity

ENG 300 Literature into Film (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity [REMOVED EFFECTIVE FALL 2010]

ENG 302 Topics in Film Theory and Criticism (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity [REMOVED EFFECTIVE FALL 2010]

ENG 303 Cinematic Auteurs (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity [REMOVED EFFECTIVE FALL 2010]

ENG 304 Film Genres (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity [REMOVED EFFECTIVE FALL 2010]

ENG 317 Contemporary Women Novelists of the Americas (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 355 Literature and the Sciences (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 357 Literature and Medicine (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 358 Literature and Business (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

FAL 151 (or LET 151) Topics in Fine Arts and Literature Topic: "Jewish American Literature and Culture from "The Great Tide" of Immigration (1881-1924) to the Present" (writing effectively, using complex texts, examining human differences) Diversity

FAL 151 (or LET 151) Topics in Fine Arts and Literature Topic: "Franco-American Relations" (examining human differences, reading complex texts writing effectively) Diversity

FLM 101 Introduction to Film and Screen Studies (examining human differences, reading complex texts,writing effectively) Diversity

FLM 203 Film Theory (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

FLM 204 History of Film I (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

FLM 205 History of Film II (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 309 French Culture and Literature to 1789 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using information technology) Diversity

FRN 310 Modern French Culture and Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using information technology) Diversity

FRN 320 Studies in French Cinema (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 320 for the Fine Arts category as well as for the Literature category within the Fine Arts and Literature core area.

FRN 391 Literature to 1789 in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 392 Nineteenth-Century Literature in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 393 Twentieth-Century Literature in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

GCH 101 Grand Challenges in Fine Arts and Literature (3 of the 8 integrated skills*)

GWS 317 Contemporary Women Novelists of the Americas (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 105 Honors Study in Fine Arts and Literature (at least three of the following - examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

HPR 124 Honors Course in Fine Arts at least three of the following - examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

HPR 125 Honors Seminar (at least three of the following: examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

HPR 201 Honors Colloquium for fall 2006 - "Songs of Social Justice: The Rhetoric of Music" (examining human differences, writing effectively, using artistic activity) Diversity

HPR 201A

HPR 202 Colloquium Topic for Spring 2008: "Novels of the Contemporary Extreme" (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 202A

HPR 312 Dwarves and Elves: The World According to Tolkien (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using artistic activity) Diversity

HPR 324 Honors Tutorial in Fine Arts (at least three of the following skills - examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

HPR 325 Honors Tutorial in Literature (at least three of the following skills- examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

LAR 201 Survey of Landscape Architecture (reading complex texts, engaging in artistic activity, using qualitative data)

MUS 101 Introduction to Music (examining human differences, using qualitative data, using artistic activity) Diversity

MUS 106 History of Jazz (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using artistic activity) Diversity

MUS 111 Basic Musicianship (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using artistic activity)

MUS 292 Concert Band [repeated for a total of 3 credits] (A) (engaging in artistic activity, reading complex texts, examining human differences) Diversity

MUS 293 University Chorus [repeated for a total of 3 credits] (A) (engaging in artistic activity, reading complex texts, examining human differences) Diversity

PLS 233 Floral Art (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using artistic

activity)

PLS 335 Commercial Floral Design and Flower Shop Practices (examining humandifferences, reading complex texts, using artistic activity) Diversity

RUS 391 Masterpieces of Russian Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

RUS 392 Masterpieces of Russian Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

SPA 305 Early Spanish-American Literature and Culture (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

SPA 306 Modern Spanish-American Literature and Culture (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

SPA 307 Hispanic Culture Through the 17th Century (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

SPA 308 Literature and Culture of Modern Spain (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

>SPA 320 Critical Studies in Spanish Cinema (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

THE 100 Introduction to Theatre (speaking effectively, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

THE 181 Script Analysis (reading complex texts, using artistic expression, writing effectively)

THE 351 Principles and Theories of Theatrical Costuming I (examining human differences, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

THE 352 Principles and Theories of Theatrical Costuming II (examining human differences, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

THE 381 History of Theatre to 1642 (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

THE 382 History of Theatre: Neoclassical Through the 19th Century (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

THE 383 History of the Modern Theatre (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using artistic activity


Foreign Language / Cross-Cultural Competence (FC)

Communicating across cultures.

Introductory courses in modern foreign languages [100 and 200-level] and introductory courses in classical languages [100 and 300-level] (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

CPL 300 Introduction to Global Issues in Sustainable Development (examining human differences, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

CCC 151 (or LET 151L) topic: Francophone Hip-Hop Culture (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

CCC 151 (or LET 151Q) topic: Contemporary France (examining human differences, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

CCC (or LET 151R) topic: The European Union (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively) Diversity

CCC (or LET 151) topic: Franco-American Relations (examining human differences, reading complex texts writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 309 French Culture and Literature to 1789 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using information technology) Diversity

FRN 310 Modern French Culture and Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using information technology) Diversity

FRN 320 Studies in French Cinema (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 391 Literature to 1789 in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 392 Nineteenth-Century Literature in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 393 Twentieth-Century Literature in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 132 Introduction to Russian and Soviet History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 171 East Asian Culture and History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HIS 172 Southeast Asian Culture and History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HIS 180 Introduction to Latin American Civilization (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

HIS 311 History of Europe Since 1914 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

HIS 327 German History Since 1914 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 374 History of Modern China (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HIS 375 History of Modern Japan (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HPR 201 for fall 07 Honors Colloquium - "China Rising: Honors Colloquium on Contemporary China" (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 201F

HPR 202 Colloquium Topic for Spring 2008: "Novels of the Contemporary Extreme" (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 202F

NRS 300 Introduction to Global Issues in Sustainable Development (examining human differences, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

PHL 331 East Asian Thought (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

RLS 131 Introduction to Asian Philosophies and Religions (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

SPA 320 Critical Studies in Spanish Cinema (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

TMD 224 Culture, Dress and Appearance (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using information technology) Diversity

Letters (L)

Wisdom and traditions of the past and present in a global setting.

AAF 150 Introduction to Afro-American History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

AAF 201 Introduction to African & African American Studies (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

AAF 355 Black Women in the United States: Colonial Times to the Present (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

AAF 356 Black Urban History: Late 19th and Twentieth Centuries (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

APG 327 History of Physical Anthropology (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

BGS 392 Humanities Seminar (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

COM 246 New Media and Society (examining human differences, reading complex, using information technology) Diversity

CLS 160 Literatures of the World (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively) Diversity

CLS 235 Modern Thought: Philosophy and Literature (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

EGR 316 Engineering Ethics (examining human differences, writing effectively, speaking effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

ENG 110 Introduction to Literature (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 160 Literatures of the World (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively) Diversity

ENG 243 The Short Story (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 251 British Literature I (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 252 British Literature II (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 280 Introduction to Shakespeare (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using artistic activity) Diversity

ENG 317 Contemporary Women Novelists of the Americas (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 355 Literature and the Sciences (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ENG 356 Literature and the Law (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 391 Literature to 1789 in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 392 Nineteenth-Century Literature in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

FRN 393 Twentieth-Century Literature in Translation (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

GCH 102 Grand Challenges in Letters (3 of the 8 integrated skills*)

GWS 220 Women and the Natural Sciences (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

GWS 315 Introduction to Feminist Theories & Methodologies (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

GWS 317 (or ENG 317) Contemporary Women Novelists of the Americas (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

GWS 320 Feminist Thought into Action (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 110 Ancient Greece: History and Archaeology (examine human differences, read complex texts, and writing effectively) Diversity


HIS 111 Ancient Rome: History and Archaeology (examine human differences, read complex texts, and writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 112 History of Medieval Europe (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

HIS 113 History of Western Civilization from the Late Middle Ages to 1789 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 114 History of Western Civilization Since 1789 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 116 History of Western Science (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

HIS 117 History of Medicine (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

HIS 118 Women in European History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 130 History and the Sea (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 132 Introduction to Russian and Soviet History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 141 History of the United States to 1877 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 142 History of the United States Since 1877 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

HIS 145 Women in North American Colonies and the United States, 1500 to 1890 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 146 Women in the United States, 1890 tot the Present (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 150 Introduction to Afro-American History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 160 Technology and American Life: 1800-Present (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 171 East Asian Culture and History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HIS 172 Southeast Asian Culture and History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HIS 176 Islamic History: From the Origins of Islam to 1492 (examine human differences, read complex texts, speak effectively, write effectively) Diversity

HIS 180 Introduction to Latin American Civilizations (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

HIS 304 Western Europe in the Late Middle Ages (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using qualitative data)

HIS 305 The Renaissance (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

HIS 310 History of Europe 1815-1914 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 311 History of Europe Since 1914 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

HIS 314 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century European Cultural History (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

HIS 323 Great Britain in the Nineteenth Century (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 327 German History Since 1914 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 332 History of Imperial Russia (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 333 Twentieth Century Russia (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 340 History of the United States 1914-1941 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

HIS 341 United States History from 1941 to 1974 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 346 Immigration, Ethnicity and Race in American History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

HIS 351 History of Women in Medicine (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 355 Black Women in the United States: Colonial Times to the Present (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 356 Black Urban History: Late 19th and Twentieth Centuries (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HIS 374 History of Modern China (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HIS 375 History of Modern Japan (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology) Diversity

HPR 107 Honors Study in Letters (at least three of the following: reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively and examining human differences).

HPR 201 for fall 05 Honors Colloquium - "Contemporary Sports: Healthy Pursuit or Obsession" (reading complex texts, examining human differences, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 201 for fall 07 Honors Colloquium - "China Rising: Honors Colloquium on Contemporary China" (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 201 Honors Colloquium for fall 2008 - "Global Change" (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using quantitative data, using qualitative data, using information technology)

HPR 201L Honors Colloquium for fall 2009 - "Demystifying India" (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 202L Honors Colloquium for spring 2010 - "Classroom Without Borders" (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data, examining human differences) Diversity

HPR 307 Honors Tutorial in Letters (at least three of the following skills- reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, and examining human differences)

JOR 110 Introduction to the Mass Media (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

LAR 202 Origins of Landscape Development (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using artistic activity) Diversity

LET 151 Topics in Letters (at least three integrated skills forwarded by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and approved by the UCGE Committee)

LET 151 Topics in Letters Topic: "Introduction to World Mythology" (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

LET 151L Francophone Hip-Hop Culture (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

LET 151Q Contemporary France (examining human differences, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

LET 151R The European Union (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively) Diversity

LET 151 topic: Archaeology Frontiers (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

LET 151 topic: Introduction to Native American History (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

LET 151 topic: Franco-American Relations (examining human differences, reading complex texts writing effectively) Diversity

LET 151 topic: "Social, Ethical and Political Issues in Disability" (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

LET 151 (or FAL 151) Topics in Letters Topic: "Jewish American Literature and Culture from "The Great Tide" of Immigration (1881-1924) to the Present" (writing effectively, using complex texts, examining human differences) Diversity

LET 151 (or FAL 151) Topics in Letters Topic: Franco-American Relations (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

LIB 220 Issues of the Information Age (speaking effectively, using information technology, and writing effectively)

NUR 360 Impact of Death on Behavior (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHL 101 Critical Thinking (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

PHL 103 Introduction to Philosophy (reading complex texts, writing effectively, speaking effectively)

PHL 204 Theories of Human Nature (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

PHL 210 Women and Moral Rights (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHL 212 Ethics (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHL 215 Science and Inquiry (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology, using qualitative data)

PHL 217 Social Philosophy (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PHL 235 Modern Thought: Philosophy and Literature (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

PHL 314 Ethical Problems in Society and Medicine (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

PHL 316 Engineering Ethics (examining human differences, writing effectively, speaking effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHL 321 Ancient Philosophy (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

PHL 322 Medieval Philosophy (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using qualitative data)

PHL 323 (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHL 325 American Philosophy (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHL 328 The Philosophy of Religion (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PHL 331 East Asian Thought (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHL 346 Existential Problems in Human Life (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

PHL 355 Philosophy of Art (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using artistic activity)

PSC 341 Political Theory: Plato to Machiavelli (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

PSC 342 Political Theory: Modern and Contemporary (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

PSY 310 History and Systems of Psychology(reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology)

RLS 111 Judaism, Christianity and Islam (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

RLS 125 Biblical Thought (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

RLS 126 The Development of Christian Thought (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using information technology)

RLS 131 Introduction to Asian Philosophies and Religions (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

THN 360 Impact of Death on Behavior (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

WRT 240 The Essay (reading complex texts, examining human differences, using information technology) Diversity


Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQ)

Mathematical and quantitative skills and their applications.

BUS 111 (BAC 120) Introduction to Business Analysis and Applications (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

CSC 101 Computing Concepts (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using artistic activity, using quantitative data, using information technology)

CSC 201 Introduction to Computer Programming (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

HPR 108 Honors Study in Mathematics (at least three of the following - reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using quantitative data, using qualitative data, using information technology)

HPR 201M

HPR 202M

MTH 105 Elementary Mathematical Codebreaking (writing effectively, using quantitative data, using information technology)

MTH 106 Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance (using quantitative data, reading complex texts, using information technology)

MTH 107 Introduction to Finite Mathematics (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

MTH 108 Topics in Mathematics (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

MTH 109 Politics and Mathematics (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

MTH 111 Precalculus (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

MTH 131 Applied Calculus (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

MTH 141 Introductory Calculus with Analytic Geometry (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PSC 109 Politics and Mathematics (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

STA 220 Statistics in Modern Society (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)


Natural Sciences (N)

Interrelationships of the natural world.

AFS 190 Issues in Biotechnology (using qualitative data, writing effectively, using information technology)

AFS 210 Introduction to the Marine Environment (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

AFS 211 Introduction to the Marine Environment Laboratory (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

APG 201 Human Origins (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

AST 108 Introductory Astronomy (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using quantitative data)

AST 118 Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using quantitative data)

AVS 101 Introduction to Animal Science (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

BCH 190 Issues in Biotechnology (using qualitative data, using quantitative data, reading complex texts)

BGS 391 Natural Science Seminar (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using information technology)

BIO 101 Principles of Biology (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

BIO 102 Principles of Biology II (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data,)

BIO 105 Biology for Daily Life with Laboratory (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using quantitative data)

BIO 106 Biology for Daily Life with Recitation (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

BIO 286 Humans, Insects and Disease (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

BPS 201 How Drugs Work (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

BPS 203 Herbal Medicines and Functional Foods (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

CHM 100 Chemistry of Our Environment (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

CHM 101 General Chemistry Lecture I (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

CHM 103 Introductory Chemistry Lecture (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

CHM 112 General Chemistry Lecture II (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

EGR 109 Engineering in Everyday Life (reading complex texts, using quantitative analysis, writing effectively)

EGR 133 Artifacts in Modern Society (writing effectively, reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

GCH 103 Grand Challenges in Natural Sciences (3 of the 8 integrated skills*)

GEO 100 Environmental Geology (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

GEO 102 Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

GEO 103 Understanding the Earth (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

GEO 110 The Ocean Planet (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

GEO 113 Natural Disasters (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

GEO 120 Geology of U.S. National Parks (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

HPR 109 Honors Study in Natural Sciences (three of the following skills: reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using information technology, using quantitative data)

HPR 201 Honors Colloquium for fall 2008 - "Global Change" (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using quantitative data, using qualitative data, using information technology)

HPR 201N

HPR 202 The Global Challenge of Emerging Infectious Disease in Developing Nations (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversity

HPR 202N

HPR 309 Honors Tutorial in Natural Science (at least three of the following skills- using quantitative data, using qualitative data, examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively)

MIC 190 Issues in Biotechnology (using qualitative data, writing effectively, using information technology)

OCG 200 Weather for Daily Living (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data)

NFS 207 General Nutrition (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

NFS 210 Applied General Nutrition (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

NRS 190 Issues in Biotechnology (using qualitative data, writing effectively, using information technology)

NUR 143 Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

OCG 110 The Ocean Planet (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

OCG 123 Oceans, Atmospheres, and Global Change (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

OCG 131 Volcanoes and the Environment (reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using information technology)

PHP 143 Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PHP 143 (or NUR 143 or PLS 143) Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PHY 109 Introduction to Physics (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 111 General Physics I (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 112 General Physics II (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 140 The Ideas of Physics (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 185 Laboratory for General Physics I (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 186 Laboratory for General Physics II (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 203 Elementary Physics I (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 204 Elementary Physics II (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 205 Elementary Physics III (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 273 Elementary Physics Laboratory I (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 274 Elementary Physics Laboratory II (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PHY 275 Elementary Physics Laboratory III (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using information technology)

PLS 143 Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PLS 150 Plant Biology for Gardeners (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

PLS 190 Issues in Biotechnology (using qualitative data, writing effectively, using information technology)

PLS 233 Floral Art (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, using artistic  activity)

TMD 113 Color Science (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using quantitative data)


Social Sciences (S)

AFS 132 (or AVS 132) Animal Agriculture, Food Policy and Society (writing effectively, reading complex texts, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

APG 200 Language and Culture (examining human differences, using qualitative data, using quantitative data) Diversity

APG 202 The Prehistoric Ages (writing effectively, using qualitative data; using informational technology)

APG 203 Cultural Anthropology (examining human differences, use of qualitative data, writing effectively) Diversity

APG 301 The Anthropology of Nutrition (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using quantitative data) Diversity

BGS 390 Social Science Seminar (examining human differences and 2 of the following: reading complex texts, use of information technology, writing effectively) Diversity

COM 108 Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Systems (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using quantitative data)

COM 108 (or ECN 108 or SUS 108) Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Systems (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using quantitative data)

CPL 202 (200) Introductory Urban Geography: Understanding Cities (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using information technology) Diversity

ECN 100 Introduction to Economics (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

ECN 108 Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Systems (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using quantitative data)

ECN 201 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (three of the following skills: reading complex texts, writing effectively, using quantitative data, using information technology

ECN 202 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics (three of the following skills: reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data, using quantitative data, using information technology)

ECN 306 Introduction to Economic Research Methods (using quantitative data, using information technology writing effectively)

ECN 381 Radical Critiques of Contemporary Political Economy (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

EDC 102 Introduction to American Education (examining human differences, speaking effectively, writing effectively) Diversity

EEC 105 Introduction to Resource Economics (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

EEC 310 Economics for Environmental Resource Management and Policy (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, writing effectively)

EEC 356 Tourism Economics (writing effectively, using quantitative data, using informational technology)

GCH 104 Grand Challenges in Social Sciences (3 of the 8 integrated skills*)

GEG 101 World Geography (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using information technology) Diversity

GEG 104 Political Geography (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using information technology) Diversity

GEG 202 Introductory Urban Geography: Understanding Cities (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using information technology) Diversity

GWS 150 Introduction to Women's Studies (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

GWS 320 Feminist Thought into Action (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HDF 225 Consumer in the Economy (speaking effectively, using qualitative data, using information technology)

HPR 110 Honors Study in Social Sciences (examining human differencesand at least two of the following- reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

HPR 201 Honors Colloquium (reading complex texts, examining human differences, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 201 Honors Colloquium (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively, using quantitative data, using qualitative data, using information technology)

HPR 201S Honors Colloqium (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

HPR 202S Honors Colloquium for spring 2010 - "Classroom without Borders" (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data, examining human differences) Diversity

HPR 202 The Global Challenge of Emerging Infectious Disease in Developing Nations (examining human differences, using qualitative data, reading complex texts) Diversity

HPR 310 Honors Tutorial in Social Science (at least three of the following skills - using qualitative data, examining human differences, reading complex, writing effectively)

HSS 130 Introduction to Hunger Studies (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

JOR 110 Introduction to the Mass Media (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

KIN 123 Foundations of Health (examining human differences, reading complex texts, speaking effectively) Diversity

LIN 200 Language and Culture (examining human differences, using qualitative data, using quantitative data) Diversity

MAF 100 Human Use and Management of the Marine Environment (reading complex texts, speaking effectively, writing effectively)

MAF 220 Introduction to Marine and Coastal Law (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data) Diversiry

NUR 114 Responsible Health Care (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

NUR 143 Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

NUR 150 Human Sexuality (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using information technology) Diversity

NUR 160 Exploring Global Health (examining human differences, using quantitative data, using qualitative data) Diversity

PHP 114 Responsible Health Care (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PHP 114 (or NUR 114) Responsible Health Care (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PHP 143 Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PHP 143 (or NUR 143 or PLS 143) Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PLS 143 Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems (speaking effectively, using information technology, examining human differences) Diversity

PSC 113 American Politics (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSC 116 International Politics (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSC 201 Introduction to Comparative Politics (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSC 274 Criminal Justice System (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSC 288 The American Legal System (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using qualitative data)

PSY 103 Towards Self-Understanding (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSY 113 General Psychology (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSY 232 Developmental Psychology (examining human differences, writing effectively, using qualitative data) Diversity

PSY 235 Theories of Personality (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSY 254 Behavior Problems and personality Disorders(examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

PSY 255 Health Psychology (S) (reading complex texts, examining human differences, using information technology) Diversity

REN 105 Introduction to Resource Economics (reading complex texts, writing effectively, using quantitative data, using qualitative data)

REN 310 Economics for Environmental Resource Management and Policy (reading complex texts, using quantitative data, writing effectively)

REN 356 Tourism Economics (writing effectively, using quantitative data, using informational technology)

SOC 100 General Sociology (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using qualitative data, using quantitative data) Diversity

SOC 212 Families in Society (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

SOC 230 Crime and Delinquency (examining human differences and two of the following: reading complex texts, use of qualitative data, use of quantitative data, writing effectively) Diversity

SOC 240 Race and Ethnic Relations (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity

SOC 242 Sex and Gender (examining human differences and two of the following: reading complex texts, speaking effectively, use of qualitative data, writing effectively) Diversity

SOC 274 Criminal Justice System (examining human differences, reading complex texts, writing effectively) Diversity [REMOVED EFFECTIVE FALL 2010]

SUS 108 Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Systems (writing effectively, speaking effectively, using quantitative data)

TMD 224 Culture, Dress and Appearance (examining human differences, reading complex texts, using information technology) Diversity

Updated 11/2/12