Four Areas of General Education

foundations: 14-16 hours; natural world: 7-9 hours; human cultures: 12 hours; public affairs: 12 hours

foundations 14-16 hours

natural world 7-9 hours

2. Breadth of Knowledge—Natural World (7–9 hours)

This area of the General Education Program requires students to gain an experience in both the Life and Physical Sciences and in one of the categories the student must take a lab.

  • Life Sciences (3-4 hours), a study of the Life Sciences through a course in general biology or human biology
  • Physical Sciences (3-5 hours), a study of the Physical Sciences through a course in Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, or Physics

human cultures 12 hours

3. Breadth of Knowledge—Human Cultures (12 hours)

This area of the General Education Program requires students to gain an experience in the Humanities, Arts, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses; 6 hours), a study of human culture through social and behavioral sciences
  • Humanities (3 hours), a study of human culture through Film, History, Literature, and Philosophy
  • Arts (3 hours), a study of human culture through Art, Dance, Creative Writing, Music, and Theater

public affairs 12 hours

4. Breadth of Knowledge—Public Affairs (12 hours)

This area of the General Education Program requires students to gain an experience in Public Affairs through courses in cultural competence, ethical leadership, and community engagement.

Quantitative Literacy

Written Communication & Integrative and Applied Learning

  • AGR 320 Writing II-Writing in the Applied Sciences
  • ENG 210 Writing II-Writing Across the Disciplines
  • ENG 221 Writing II-Writing for the Professions
  • ENG 310 Writing II-Writing for Graduate and Professional Schools
  • ENG 321 Writing II-Beginning Technical Writing
  • GLG 358 Writing II-Reporting Geological Information
  • HST 210 Writing II-Historical Inquiry
  • NUR 472 Writing II-Nursing Research & Scholarly Writing

Life Sciences

  • BIO 100 Biological Sciences for Educators (lab)
  • BIO 101 Biology in Your World
  • BIO 111 Understanding Biological Systems Through Inquiry (lab)
  • BIO 121 General Biology I (lab)
  • BMS 100 Concepts & Issues in the Life Sciences
  • BMS 101 Concepts & Lab in the Life Sciences (lab)
  • BMS 110 Intro to Biomedical Sciences (lab)
  • BMS 111 Intro to Lab in Biomedical Sci (lab only)
  • GLG 115 Life of the Past

Physical Sciences

  • AST 113 Modern Astronomy
  • AST 114 Survey of Astronomy
  • AST 115 Basic Astronomy (lab)
  • CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen
  • CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Lab
  • CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab
  • GLG 110 Principles of Geology (lab)
  • GLG 171 Environmental Geology
  • GRY 135 Principles of Weather & Climate (lab)
  • GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography (lab)
  • PHY 100 Survey of Physics (lab)
  • PHY 101 Physics by Inquiry for Educators (lab)
  • PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I (lab)
  • PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I (lab)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Humanities

The Arts

U.S. & MO Constitutions/American History & Institutions

  • HST 121 Survey US History to 1877
  • HST 122 Survey US History since 1877
  • PLS 101 American Democracy & Citizenship

Note: To meet the Senate Bill # 4 requirement, students who have had a transfer course in American government (PLS 101) that did not include a study of the Missouri constitution must complete PLS 103 (1 hour). Students awarded Advanced Placement credit for PLS 101 must complete PLS 103 (1 hour).

Cultural Competence

  • ANT 100 World Cultures
  • ENG 289 Literature, Culture, Conflict
  • GRY 100 World Regional Geography
  • IDS 297 International Culture & Study Abroad
  • LLT 180 The Heroic Quest
  • MCL 200 Global Perspectives Lang. & Culture in Society
  • MTH 121 Multicultural Views of History & Mathematics
  • REL 100 Introduction to Religion
  • REL 210 Paths of World Religion
  • SWK 219 Human Diversity

Public Issues

  • CIS 200 Critical & Creative Thinking Using Info Tech
  • CSC 210 Public Affairs Issues in Computing
  • ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues
  • ENG 201 Public Issues in Popular Culture
  • ENG 222 Writing for Social Change
  • KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches
  • KIN 286 Ethics & Diversity in American Sport
  • PHI 105 Critical Thinking
  • PHI 115 Ethics & Contemporary Issues
  • PLN 100 Understanding Cities
  • SOC 152 Social Problems in the CommunityF16 (F16 - Public Issues General Education Fall 2016 and after)