2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements, cont'd

General Education Courses

Required Courses Credits
I.  Global Academic Skills
Regarding Global Academic Skills, students are required to take 1 course from Mathematics, 1 course from English, and 1 course from Communication & Information Literacy.
9
A.  Mathematics 3
M 105 Contemporary Mathematics
Surveys the foundations of mathematics with an emphasis on the unity of the subject.
3
M 114 Extended Technical Mathematics
Develops and/or enhances critical thinking skills as students analyze problems and utilize mathematical skills of applied algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to solve such problems.
3
M 121 College Algebra
College algebra introduces functions and surveys the basic algebraic functions.
3
M 122 College Trigonometry
Along with College Algebra, covers the trigonometry, series, and sequences needed for the calculus series.
3
M 131 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
Provides an in-depth survey of the mathematics necessary to teach through eighth grade.
3
M 143 Finite Mathematics
Surveys a number of topics in discrete and continuous mathematics that are applicable in the life, management, and social sciences.
4
M 171 Calculus I
Introduces and explores the mathematics of change.
4
STAT 141 Introduction to Statistical Concepts
Surveys the basic ideas statistics has to offer.
3
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics............................. 4
Provides an introduction to the basic practice of statistics and data analysis.
4
B.  English 3
WRIT 101 College Writing I
Helps students acquire the basic writing skills expected in college-level academic writing.
3
WRIT 121 Introduction to Technical Writing
Develops and/or enhances writing skills for various real-life work situations that emphasize technical fields.
3
WRIT 122 Introduction to Business Writing
Develops and/or enhances writing skills for various real-life work situations in the business world.
3
WRIT 201 College Writing II
Introduces students to the expectations, conventions, and requirements of undergraduate academic research writing.
3
WRIT 220 Business & Professional Writing
Emphasizes accurate and precise writing for the business audience.
3
WRIT 221 Intermediate Technical Writing
Introduces students to the creation and evaluation of several kinds of written technical communication.
3
C.  Communication & Information Literacy 3
BMIS 150 Computer Literacy
Explores access to, retrieval of, and organization of information in a wide variety of environments and formats.
3
COMX 111 Introduction to Public Speaking
This a public speaking skills acquisition course with a two-part objective:  (1) improving abilities to access, retrieve, and evaluate information (2) in order that the information might be used in effective public performance.
3
COMX 115 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
This is a communication skills acquisition course with a two-fold objective:  identifying theories and patterns of communication within specific social contexts and improving communication competence within those social contexts.
3
LSCI 125 Research in the Information Age
Introduces students to the organization, retrieval, and evaluation of both electronic and print sources; covers concepts of the research process, methods, and ethics of information research, the evolving nature of information resources, and appropriate information citation.
3
 
II.  Natural Sciences
Regarding Natural Sciences, students are required to take one course from Life Sciences and one course from Physical Sciences.  At least one course must include a corresponding laboratory.  Students can satisfy Natural Sciences by taking SCIN 101, 102, 103, and 104.
7
A. Life Sciences 3-4
BIOB 101 Discover Biology
Provides students with academic foundation in major concepts of biology from a historical perspective and as they relate to contemporary issues in the world today.
3
BIOB 102 Discover Biology Laboratory
This course is designed to help non-majors understand basic biological concepts such as cellular biology, metabolism, genetics, and population ecology among others through hands-on laboratory exercises and demonstrations.
1
BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems
Provides students with academic foundation in major concepts of biology from a historical perspective and as they relate to contemporary issues in the world today.
3
BIOB 161 Principles of Living Systems
Laboratory
Provides students exposure to major concepts of biology through hands-on lab investigations and application of the scientific method.
1
B. Physical Sciences 3-4
ASTR 110 Introduction to Astronomy
Provides students with an understanding of the historical development of astronomy and an understanding of our place in the universe.
3
ASTR 111 Introduction to Astronomy Lab
Provides the students with empirical observations to corroborate astronomical theories developed in Introduction to Astronomy (ASTR 110).
1
CHMY 121 Introduction to General Chemistry........ 3
This course focuses on understanding fundamental chemical principles.
 
CHMY 122 Introduction to General Chemistry Laboratory      1
Provides students with the opportunity to empirically verify concepts learned in Introduction to General Chemistry (CHMY 121).
 
CHMY 141 College Chemistry I................................... 3
Provides students with a foundation in qualitative and quantitative chemistry and relates chemistry to other academic disciplines and to everyday life.
 
CHMY 142 College Chemistry Laboratory I............. 1
Provides students with the opportunity to empirically verify concepts learned in College Chemistry I (CHMY 141).
 
GEO 101 Introduction to Physical Geology 3
GEO 102 Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 1
GPHY 111 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
GPHY 112 Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory 1
PHSX 103 Our Physical World
This course develops a basic understanding of the principles of “everyday physics.”
3
PHSX 104 Our Physical World Laboratory
This course provides students with laboratory experience in physics.
1
PHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science
Demonstrate physical science awareness and an appreciation of laboratory practice.
3
PHSX 106 Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab
Provides students with the opportunity to empirically verify concepts learned in PHSX 105.
1
PHSX 205 College Physics I
Provides students with a foundation in the physics of motion and an understanding of the consequences of forces and conservation laws.
3
PHSX 206 College Physics I Laboratory
Provides the students with empirical observations to corroborate physical theories developed in College Physics I (PHSX 205).
1
A. and B. Integrated Sciences 7
SCIN 101 Integrated Sciences I
The first half of a two-semester integrated course in the sciences, where core principles of scientific knowledge are integrated across scientific disciplines, while also integrating applications of science into the lives of students whose very existence is impacted by science and its technological applications.
 
SCIN 102 Integrated Sciences Lab
A half-credit, course that complements Integrated Sciences lecture (SCIN 101).
0.5
SCIN 103 Integrated Sciences II
The second half of a two-semester integrated course in the sciences.
3
SCIN 104 Integrated Sciences Lab II....................... 0.5
A half-credit, course that complements Integrated Sciences lecture (SCIN 103).
 
 
III. Social Sciences and History
Regarding Social Sciences and History, students are required to take one course from Social Sciences and one course from History.
6
A. Social Sciences
ANTY 217 Physical Anthropology and Archeology. 3
Surveys the structure, evolution, and history of humans as biological and cultural beings.
3
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business
Surveys aspects of business using concepts and tools for business decision making.
3
COMX 106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace
Aims to develop students’ perception and expression skills as used in a diverse workplace.
3
ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics
The analysis of individual decisions and their impact on social organizations and structures.
3
ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
The behavior of markets in the context of a national economy.
3
EDU 105 Education and Democracy
This course explores democracy as a form of government, and the critical relationship between democracy and education in the United States.
3
GPHY 141 Geography of World Regions
As an overview of the major continents and regions of the world, this course provides a broad survey of how globalization processes are influencing local identities, modes of life, and standards of living.
3
HTH 110 Personal Health and Wellness
Covers contemporary health issues and explores individual and community based solutions.
3
PSCI 210 Introduction to American Government
Covers the American political system relative to central government and institutions.
3
PSCI 220 Introduction to Comparative Government
Introduces the ideas behind the democratic and non-democratic forms of political life in the modern world.
3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology
Introduces students to the foundations of human psychology including topics such as the biological basis of behavior, learning, memory, problem solving, motivation, developmental process, and social behavior.

3
PSYX 231 Human Relations
Applies psychological insights and principles to daily life and personal growth with an emphasis on Positive Psychology.
3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
The course examines the basic elements of the relationship between self and society, the patterns of human activity, and how these are maintained.
3
SOCI 201 Social Problems
Survey of contemporary social problems in the U.S.
3
B. History 3
HSTA 101 American History I
Survey of United States history from the colonial era to the end of the Reconstruction.
3
HSTA 102 American History II
Survey of United States history from the end of Reconstruction to the present.
3
HSTR 101 Western Civilization I
Survey of world history from Antiquity to the Reformation.
3
HSTR 102 Western Civilization II
Survey of world history from the Italian Renaissance to the present.
3
HSTR 103 Honors Western Civilization I
Honors survey of western civilization from Antiquity to the Peace of Westphalia.
3
HSTR 104 Honors Western Civilization II
Honors survey of the history of western civilization from the Italian Renaissance to the present.
3
PSCI 230 Introduction to International Relations
Various dimensions of international politics.
3
 
IV. Cultural Diversity
Regarding Cultural Diversity, students are required to take one course from the following:
3
A&SC/WGSS 274 Women, Culture and Society
Employs the sociological perspective to analyze the lives of girls and women in North America.
3
ANTY 220 Culture and Society
Surveys the basis and diversity of human behavior from a multicultural perspective.
3
ARTH 160 Global Visual Culture
Examines visual culture, which includes painting, sculpture, photography, the Internet, performance, cinema, advertising, and television, as our primary means of communication and of understanding our postmodern world.
3
COMX 212 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Explores culture as both producer and product of communication, creating an appreciation of communication processes as essential factors in promoting positive intercultural relations.
3
GPHY 121 Human Geography
This course focuses on how the cultural values and practices of people from a variety of places have shaped the various regional landscapes.
3
HTH 270 Global Health Issues
Explores relationships between human behavior, economics, history, culture, politics, policy formation, and the environment, while investigating the impact of these elements on the quality of health within our global community.
3
LIT 230 World Literature Survey
Provides a comparative basis for understanding different cultures through their literary traditions.
3
MUSI 207 World Music
Introduces students to the uses and functions of music in various cultures.
3
NASX 105 Introduction to Native American Studies
Survey course covering the cultures, sociology, and history of American Indian peoples.
3
NASX 205 Native Americans in Contemporary Society
Addresses the issues raised at the interface of Native American culture and the values with the majority culture of the United States.
3
PHL 271 Philosophy and Religion of India
Course explores, compares, and contrasts philosophies and religions of India, starting from 3000 BCE and working up to the present; exploring such subjects as scripture, art, social justice, and politics; noting how India has influenced other nations and how other nations have influenced India; and examining our own beliefs and practices through the lens of Indian philosophies and religions.
3
PHL 272 Philosophy and Religion of China, Tibet, and Japan
Course explores, compares, and contrasts philosophies and religions of China (including Tibet) and Japan from ancient history through to the present, exploring such subjects as scripture, art, social justice, and politics, noting how China has influenced other nations, most notably Japan and modern America, and examining our own beliefs and practices through the lens of Chinese philosophies and religions.
3
REHA 201 Introduction to Diversity in Counseling
The course focuses on perspectives for interacting with diverse cultures, based on understanding of cultural characteristics and differences related to disability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, advanced aging, and social class.
3
RLST 170 The Religious Quest
Fosters careful and sensitive listening and thinking on diverse and other divisive religious issues.
3
SPNS 150 The Hispanic Tradition
This course introduces students to various Hispanic traditions and cultures throughout history.
3
 
V. Arts and Humanities
Regarding Arts and Humanities, students are required to take one course from Fine Arts and one course from Humanities.
6
A. Fine Arts 3
ARTZ 101 Art Fundamentals
Encourages enhancement of two- and three-dimensional artistic skills for the general student.
3
ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing
Introduces the beginning student to the basic fundamentals of drawing and linear perspective.
3
ARTZ 131 Ceramics for Non-Majors
Develops the ability to design three-dimensional clay forms using manual dexterity.
3
CRWR 240 Introductory Creative Writing Workshop
Provides students with the basic skills for self-expression.
3
FILM 160 Introduction to World Cinema
Examines films that speak in their own way to issues of arts appreciation, feminism, diversity, and the human condition.
3
LIT 270 Film & Literature
Provides students with thinking and writing skills focused on a visual art form.
3
MART 260 Computer Presentation and Animation
This course explores the arts through digital three-dimensional environments and animations.
3
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music
Designed to assist students in developing the ability to effectively perceive the aesthetic and structural qualities of music.
3
MUSI 114 Band:  MSUB Symphonic 1
MUSI 131 Jazz Ensemble I:  MSUB 1
MUSI 147 Choral Ensemble:  University Chorus 1
THTR 101 Introduction to Theatre
Introduces students to the complexities of performance theory and criticism.
3
THTR 120 Introduction to Acting I
Explores both collaborative and individual projects in the areas of comedy, tragedy, and social and political drama; students will find opportunities for personal expression, ensemble building, problem solving, and multi-cultural activities.
3
B. Humanities 3
ARTH 150 Introduction to Art History
Surveys world art from prehistory through the present day with the objective of developing a critical understanding of art forms in their historical and cultural context.
3
HON 121 Perspectives and Understanding
This course explores classic and contemporary works of literature, art, and philosophy with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts in order to develop critical and multi-disciplinary analytical skills.
3
HON 281 The American Intellectual Heritage (1620-1877)
Explores in conjunction with HSTA 101 the evolution of U.S. cultural, philosophical, and artistic history through the study of its humanistic achievements from the first colonial writings through the Reconstruction era.
3
HON 282 The American Intellectual Heritage (1877-present)
Explores in conjunction with HSTA 102 the evolution of U.S. cultural, philosophical, and artistic history through the study of its humanistic achievements from the Reconstruction era to the present.
3
LIT 110 Introduction to Literature
Students build and expand their knowledge to the extent that reading literature is a discovery process for the engaged mind.
3
LIT 240 The Bible as Literature
Examines the Bible as a work of literary art.
3
PHL 110 Problems of Good and Evil:  Introduction to Ethics
Students analyze divergent moral views and assess the strengths and weaknesses of these views in order to form their own point of view.
3
PHL 111 Philosophies of Life
Students evaluate the diversity, intrinsic value, and consequences of various philosophical points of view to develop their own philosophy of life.
3

Students should consult with their advisors, major departments or faculty in their programs for guidance in selecting appropriate writing and experiential learning courses.

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