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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


These requirements apply to all NDSU students in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree. Only courses approved by the General Education Committee and Faculty Senate may fulfill category requirements.

Total Required General Education Credits = 40 Credits*

*The General Education core is 40 credits for students enrolling at NDSU Fall 2007 and later (39 credits for students who transfer 24 or more semester credits). Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2007 must complete a 37-credit general education core (36 credits if 24 or more semester credits were transferred). Some programs of study require additional or specific general education requirements. Consult your curriculum guide or adviser.

First Year Experience Course (F) — 1 Credit

  • A first-year experience course is required of all new students who transfer fewer than 24 semester credits to NDSU.

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

UNIV 189*

Skills for Academic Success

1

+

+

* also offered by departments under the following prefixes: ABEN, AGRI, BUSN, HD&E, ME, NURS, and PHRM

CATEGORY 1: Communication (C) — 12 Credits*

*(9 credits if enrollment is prior to Fall 2007)

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

COMM 110

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

+

+

+

 

COMM 111

Honors Public Speaking

3

Nine Credits must be in Writing, three at the Upper-Level*:

ENGL 110

College Composition I

3

+

+

+

 

or ENGL 111

Honors Composition I

3

 

 

or ENGL 112

ESL College Composition I

4

+

+

 

ENGL 120

College Composition II

3

+

+

+

 

or ENGL 121

Honors Composition II

3

+

 

or ENGL 122

ESL Composition II

4

+

+

+

 

*(Please consult the English 110-120 Placement Guidelines)

Upper-Level Writing:

ENGL 320

Business and Professional Writing

3

+

+

+

 

ENGL 321

Writing in the Technical Professions

3

+

+

+

 

ENGL 322

Creative Writing I

3

+

+

 

ENGL 323

Creative Writing II

3

+

+

 

ENGL 324

Writing in the Sciences

3

+

+

+

 

ENGL 325

Writing in the Health Professions

3

+

+

+

 

ENGL 326

Writing in the Design Professions

3

+

ENGL 357

Visual Culture and Language

3

+

+

 

ENGL 358

Writing in the Humanities/Social Sciences

3

+

+

+

 

ENGL 459

Research and Writing Grant Proposals

3

+

+

+

 

FREN 360

Studies in Language & Style

3

HIST 390

Historical Research and Writing

3

+

+

+

MICR 354

Scientific Writing

3

+

 

PHIL 450

Metaphysics

3

+

PHIL 451

Epistemology

3

+

SPAN 401

Advanced Spanish Writing and Grammar

3

+

CATEGORY 2: Quantitative Reasoning (R) — 3 Credits



Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

CSCI 122

Beginning BASIC/Visual BASIC

3

+

+

+

 

CSCI 125

Beginning COBOL

3

+

 

CSCI 159

Computer Science Problem Solving

3

+

+

+

 

MATH 104

Finite Mathematics

3

+

+

+

 

MATH 146

Applied Calculus I

4

+

+

+

 

MATH 165

Calculus I

4

+

+

+

 

PHIL 257

Traditional Logic

3

+

+

 

STAT 330

Introductory Statistics

3

+

+

+

 

Known Quantitative Reasoning Equivalencies*:

MATH 144

Mathematics for Business

4

+

MATH 147

Applied Calculus II

4

+

 

MATH 166

Calculus II

4

+

+

+

 

MATH 200+

*Any 200-level course or higher

 

*General education requirements can be met by successful completion of an advanced course in the same department with comparable course content to a lower division general education course.

CATEGORY 3: Science & Technology (S) — 10 Credits

  • At least four credits must be in natural or physical sciences.
  • A one-credit lab must be taken as a co-requisite with a general education science/technology course unless the course includes an embedded lab experience equivalent to a one-credit course.
Natural Science (Sn):

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

BIOL 111

Concepts of Biology

3

+

+

+

 

BIOL 111L

Concepts of Biology Lab

1

+

+

+

BIOL 124

Environmental Science

3

+

+

 

Global (G)

BIOL 124L

Environmental Science Lab

1

+

Global (G)

BIOL/ZOO 126

Human Biology

3

+

+

+

 

BIOL/ZOO 126L

Human Biology Laboratory

1

+

+

+

BIOL 220

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

+

+

+

 

BIOL 220L

Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

+

+

BIOL/BOT/PLSC/ZOO 315

Genetics

3

+

+

BIOL/BOT/PLSC/ZOO 315L

Genetics Lab

1

+

+

ENT 210

Insects, Humans, & the Environment

3

 

HON 342

Colloquium in the Sciences

3

+

MICR 202

Intro Microbiology

2

+

+

+

 

MICR 202L

Intro Microbiology Lab

1

+

+

+

NRM/RNG 225

Natural Resources & Agro-ecosystems

3

+

Global (G)

PLSC 110

World Food Crops/Lab

3

+

+

Global (G)

PLSC 111

Genetics and You

2

+

 

PLSC 210

Horticulture Science

3

+

 

 

PLSC 211

Horticulture Science Lab

1

+

SOIL 217

Intro to Meteorology & Climatology

3

+

 

Physical Science (Sp):

CHEM 117

Chemical Concepts & Applications

3

+

+

 

CHEM 117L

Chemical Concepts & Applications Lab

1

+

+

CHEM 121

General Chemistry I

3

+

+

+

 

CHEM 121L

General Chemistry I Lab

1

+

+

+

CHEM 122

General Chemistry II

3

+

+

+

 

CHEM 122L

General Chemistry II Lab

1

+

+

+

GEOL 105

Physical Geology

3

+

+

Global (G)

GEOL 105L

Physical Geology Lab

1

+

Global (G)

GEOL 106

The Earth Through Time

3

+

Global (G)

GEOL 106L

The Earth Through Time Lab

1

+

Global (G)

GEOL 107L¹

Eastern North Dakota Field Course

1

+

 

HNES 250²

Nutrition Science

3

+

+

+

PHYS 110

Introductory Astronomy

3

+

 

PHYS 110L

Introductory Astronomy Lab

1

+

PHYS 120

Fundamentals of Physics

3

+

+

 

PHYS 120L

Fundamentals of Physics Lab

1

+

+

PHYS 211

College Physics I

3

+

+

+

 

PHYS 211L

College Physics I Lab

1

+

+

+

PHYS 212

College Physics II

3

+

+

 

PHYS 212L

College Physics II Lab

1

+

+

PHYS 220

Physics for Designers

3

UNIV 150

Foundations of Science

3

+

UNIV 151

Science and Society

3

+

Global (G)

¹ GEOL 107L may be taken as a co-requisite lab if taken with GEOL 105 or GEOL 106.
² HNES 250 may be used for Category 5b: Wellness if taken in addition to the 10 credits required in Science & Technology. It may not be counted in more than one category.

Known Physical Science Equivalencies*:

CHEM 150

Principles of Chemistry I

3

+

 

CHEM 151

Principles of Chemistry II

3

+

 

CHEM 160

Principles of Chemistry I Lab

1

+

CHEM 161

Principles of Chemistry II Lab

1

+

PHYS 251

University Physics I

4

+

+

PHYS 251L

University Physics I Lab

1

+

+

PHYS 252

University Physics II

4

+

+

 

PHYS 252L

University Physics II Lab

1

+

+

*General education requirements can be met by successful completion of an advanced course in the same department with comparable course content to a lower division general education course.

Technology (St):

CSCI 114

Microcomputer Packages

3

+

+

+

 

or CSCI 116

Business Use of Computers

4

+

+

+

 

CATEGORY 4: Humanities & Fine Arts (A) — 6 Credits

  • No more than 3 of the 6 credits may be in fine arts performance.

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

ADHM 310

History of Fashion

3

+

 

ADHM 315

History of Interiors I

3

+

+

 

 

ADHM 316

History of Interiors II

3

+

+

 

ADHM 410

Dress in World Cultures

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

ADHM 411

Food and World Cultures

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

ARCH 321

History of Architecture I

3

+

 

Global (G)

ARCH 322

History of Architecture II

3

 

ART 110

Introduction to the Visual Arts

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

ART 111

Introduction to the Art History

3

+

Global (G)

ART 210

Art History I

3

+

 

 

ART 211

Art History II

3

+

 

CLAS 101

First-Year Latin I

4

+

+

 

CLAS 151

First-Year Greek I

4

 

 

ENGL 220

Introduction to Literature

3

+

+

 

ENGL 225

Introduction to Film

3

+

+

+

 

ENGL 231

The Bible as Literature

3

+

Global (G)

ENGL 315

British Literature I

3

+

 

ENGL 316

British Literature II

3

+

 

ENGL 317

American Literature I

3

+

 

ENGL 318

American Literature II

3

+

 

ENGL 330

British/American Women Writers

3

+

Diversity (D)

ENGL 335

Multicultural Writers

3

Diversity (D)

ENGL 336

Literature and the Environment

3

+

Global (G)

ENGL 340

19th Century American Fiction

3

+

Diversity (D)

ENGL 341

20th Century American Fiction

3

+

Diversity (D)

ENGL 345

Themes in American Culture

3

+

Diversity (D)

ENGR 311

History of Technology in America

3

+

+

 

ENVD 101

Introduction to Environmental Design

3

+

+

 

FREN 101

First-Year French I

4

+

 

Global (G)

FREN 102

First-Year French II

4

+

Global (G)

FREN 201*

Second-Year French I

3

+

 

Diversity (D)

FREN 345

Women in French Literature

3

 

Diversity (D)

GERM 101

First-Year German I

4

+

Global (G)

GERM 102

First-Year German II

4

+

Global (G)

GERM 201*

Second-Year German I

3

+

 

Diversity (D)

GERM 220

German Culture and Society

3

+

Global (G)

HIST 101

Western Civilization I

3

+

 

 

HIST 102

Western Civilization II

3

+

 

HIST 103

U.S. to 1877

3

+

+

+

 

HIST 104

U.S. since 1877

3

+

+

+

 

HIST 135

Race in U.S. History

3

Diversity (D)

HIST 261

American Indian History

3

Diversity (D)

HIST 271

Introduction to Latin American History

3

+

 

Diversity (D)

HIST 381

Australia & New Zealand

3

+

Global (G)

HIST 431

The North American Plains

3

+

+

Diversity (D)

HON 340

Colloquium in the Humanities

3

+

HON 386

World Literature: Imaginary Homelands

3

+

Diversity (D)

LA 322

History of Landscape Architecture

4

+

 

MUSC 100

Music Appreciation

3

+

+

+

 

MUSC 103

Introduction to Music History

3

+

 

MUSC 108

Roots of American Popular Music

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

PHIL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

+

+

+

 

PHIL 111

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

3

+

+

PHIL 215

Contemporary Moral Issues

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

PHIL 216

Business Ethics

3

+

+

+

RELS 100

Introduction to Religion

3

+

+

 

SPAN 101

First-Year Spanish I

4

+

+

 

Global (G)

SPAN 102

First-Year Spanish II

4

+

+

Global (G)

SPAN 201*

Second-Year Spanish I

3

+

 

Diversity (D)

THEA 110

Introduction to Theatre Arts

3

+

 

THEA 115

World Film

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

THEA 280

World Theatre

3

+

Diversity (D)

WGS 110

Introduction to Women's Studies

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

WGS 112

Introduction to Masculinities

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

*FREN/GERM/SPAN 201 prior to Fall 2005 count as Global Perspectives.

Fine Arts Performance:
  • Any performance courses must be in addition to those required for the student's major.

ART 130

Drawing I

3

+

+

+

 

THEA 161

Acting I

3

+

+

 

CATEGORY 5a: Social & Behavioral Sciences (B) — 6 Credits

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

ADHM 486

Dress & Human Behavior

3

+

+

 

ANTH 111

Introduction to Anthropology

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

COMM 112

Understanding Media/Social Change

3

+

+

+

 

COMM 114

Human Communication

3

+

+

+

 

COMM 212

Interpersonal Communication

3

+

+

+

 

COMM 216

Intercultural Communication

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

ECON 105

Elements of Economics

3

+

+

+

Global (G)

ECON 201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

+

+

+

Global (G)

ECON 202

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

+

+

+

Global (G)

EMGT 101

Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes

3

+

+

ENGR 312

Impact of Technology on Society

3

+

+

Global (G)

GEOG 151

Human Geography

3

+

+

Global (G)

GEOG 161

World Regional Geography

3

+

+

+

Global (G)

HDFS 135

Family Science

3

+

+

+

HDFS 186

Consumer & Society

3

+

+

HDFS 230

Life Span Development

3

+

+

+

HDFS 468

Families and Work

3

+

+

Global (G)

HDFS 475

Children & Families Across Cultures

3

+

+

Diversity (D)

HON 341

Colloquium in the Social Sciences

3

INTL 110

Introduction to International Studies

3

+

Global (G)

POLS 110

Introduction to Political Science

3

+

+

 

POLS 115

American Government

3

+

+

 

POLS 120

Terrorism

3

+

+

Global (G)

POLS 220

International Politics

3

+

+

+

Global (G)

PSYC 111

Introduction to Psychology

3

+

+

+

 

PSYC 210

Human Sexuality

3

+

+

+

 

PSYC 211

Introduction to Behavior Modification

3

+

+

+

 

PSYC 212

Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse

3

+

 

PSYC/SOC 214

Social Interaction

3

+

+

 

PSYC 221

Psychology at Work

3

+

+

PSYC 250

Developmental Psychology

3

+

+

+

 

PSYC 270

Abnormal Psychology

3

+

+

+

 

SOC 110

Introduction to Sociology

3

+

+

+

 

SOC 235

Cultural Diversity

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

SOC 412

Sociology of Gender

3

+

+

+

Diversity (D)

CATEGORY 5b: Social & Behavioral Sciences—Wellness (W) — 2 Credits

  • At least two credits must be taken from the following list
  • Required is a social/behavioral science course that integrates at least two areas of lifelong wellness: emotional well-being, nutrition, physical activity, and psychological development.

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

HDFS 182

Wellness and Aging

3

+

+

+

HDFS 242

Couples, Marriages, and Families

3

+

+

+

HNES 100

Concepts of Fitness & Wellness

2

+

+

+

 

HNES 111

Wellness

3

+

+

+

 

HNES 200

Principles of Nutrition

3

+

+

+

 

HNES 217

Personal & Community Health

3

+

+

+

 

HNES 250*

Nutrition Science

3

+

+

+

*The Wellness requirement may also be satisfied with HNES 250: Nutrition Science from Category 3: Science & Technology. However, it may only fulfill Wellness if taken in addition to the 10 credits required in Science & Technology. It may not be counted in more than one category.

CATEGORY 6: Cultural Diversity (D)

  • This requirement may be met by 3 credits taken in any department as part of the 40 credits required for general education in a course approved for cultural diversity.

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

ADHM 410

Dress in World Cultures

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ADHM 411

Food and World Cultures

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ANTH 111

Introduction to Anthropology

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

ART 110

Introduction to the Visual Arts

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

COMM 216

Intercultural Communication

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

ENGL 330

British/American Women Writers

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ENGL 335

Multicultural Writers

3

 

Humanities/Arts (A)

ENGL 340

19th Century American Fiction

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ENGL 341

20th Century American Fiction

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ENGL 345

Themes in American Culture

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

FREN 201

Second-Year French II

3

+

 

Humanities/Arts (A)

FREN 345

Women in French Literature

3

+

 

Humanities/Arts (A)

GERM 201

Second-Year German I

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

HDFS 475

Children & Families Across Cultures

3

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

HIST 135

Race in U.S. History

3

Humanities/Arts (A)

HIST 261

American Indian History

3

Humanities/Arts (A)

HIST 271

Introduction to Latin American History

3

+

 

Humanities/Arts (A)

HIST 431

The North American Plains

3

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

HON 386

World Literature: Imaginary Homelands

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

MUSC 108

Roots of American Popular Music

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

PHIL 215

Contemporary Moral Issues

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

SOC 235

Cultural Diversity

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

SOC 412

Sociology of Gender

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

SPAN 201

Second-Year Spanish I

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

THEA 115

World Film

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

THEA 280

World Theatre

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

WGS 110

Introduction to Women's Studies

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

WGS 112

Introduction to Masculinities

3

+

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

CATEGORY 7: Global Perspectives (G)

  • This requirement may be met by 3 credits taken in any department as part of the 40 credits required for general education in a course approved for global perspectives.

Credits

Sum
2014

Fall
2014

Spr
2014

Also Approved
For

ARCH 321

History of Architecture I

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ART 111

Introduction to the Art History

3

Humanities/Arts (A)

BIOL 124

Environmental Science

3

+

+

Science/Tech (S)

BIOL 124L

Environmental Science Lab

1

+

Science/Tech (S)

ECON 105

Elements of Economics

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

ECON 201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

ECON 202

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

ENGL 231

The Bible as Literature

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ENGL 336

Literature and the Environment

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

ENGR 312

Impact of Technology on Society

3

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

FREN 101

First-Year French I

4

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

FREN 102

First-Year French II

4

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

GEOG 151

Human Geography

3

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

GEOG 161

World Regional Geography

3

+

+

 

Social/Behavioral (B)

GEOL 105

Physical Geology

3

+

+

Science/Tech (S)

GEOL 105L

Physical Geology Lab

1

+

Science/Tech (S)

GEOL 106

The Earth Through Time

3

+

Science/Tech (S)

GEOL 106L

The Earth Through Time Lab

1

+

Science/Tech (S)

GERM 101

First-Year German I

4

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

GERM 102

First-Year German II

4

Humanities/Arts (A)

GERM 220

German Culture and Society

3

Humanities/Arts (A)

HDFS 468

Families and Work

3

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

HIST 381

Australia & New Zealand

3

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

INTL 110

Introduction to International Studies

3

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

NRM/RNG 225

Natural Resources & Agro-ecosystems

3

+

Science/Tech (S)

PLSC 110

World Food Crops/Lab

3

+

+

Science/Tech (S)

POLS 120

Terrorism

3

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

POLS 220

International Politics

3

+

+

+

Social/Behavioral (B)

SPAN 101

First-Year Spanish I

4

+

+

 

Humanities/Arts (A)

SPAN 102

First-Year Spanish II

4

+

+

Humanities/Arts (A)

UNIV 151

Science and Society

3

+

Science/Tech (S)

CATEGORY 8: Communication Activities in Upper-Division Major Courses

CATEGORY 9: Comprehension of Personal and Professional Ethics Integrated into Majors

CATEGORY 10: Capstone Experience in All Majors


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