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

MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics

MTH 135 College Algebra

MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

MTH 181 Trigonometry

MTH 261 Analytical Geometry & Calculus

MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytical Geometry

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

BMS101 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

AGR 100 Food Security

ANT 125 Exploring Our Human Ancestry

CFD 155 Principles of Human Development

CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families

ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics

GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability

MED 120 Mass Media & Society

PSY 121 Introductory Psychology

REL 131 Religion in America

SOC 150 Introduction to Society


AAS 100 Introduction to African-American Studies

ART 271 History of Western Art I

ART 272 History of Western Art II

ART 273 Survey Art of Africa Oceania & Americas

ART 274 Survey of Asian Art

ENG 200 Great Books & Instant Classics

ENG 282 Literature by Women

ENG 283 Folklore & Cultural Engagement

HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.

HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.

LLT 121 Classical Mythology

MED 274 Introduction to Film

MUS 241 The Language of Music

PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy

REL 101 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

REL 102 New Testament

The Arts

ART 200 Art in Context

DAN 180 Introduction to the Dance

ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry

ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction

ENG 215 Creative Writing: Short Story

MUS 239 Introduction to World Music

THE 101 Intro to Theatre & Drama 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)