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General Education

All undergraduate academic programs at UT have general education requirements. Many students use summer as an opportunity to complete some of those requirements, freeing up the fall and spring semesters for program-specific coursework. General education courses are offered both in the abbreviated mini-session and the summer session.

Mini-session General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Hiles
Major monuments in the history of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts & Humanities. Contact Hour Distribution: 2-hour lecture and 1-hour discussion each week.

Culture and Communications:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Anderson
A study of selected nations, their cultures, and their educational systems, focusing on cross-cultural interpretation and the treatment of common problems and themes within diverse educational institutions. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Culture and Communications
3 credit hours
Instructor: Logan
Investigation and discussion of the societal impacts on ancient and modern civilizations of water issues, including irrigation, flood control, droughts and desertification, dam construction, aquifers, drinking water, water pollution, and water rights. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Culture & Civilization. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture.

 

Oral Communication:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Prentiss
Basic principles of communication within organizations. Topics and activities may include organizational/communication theory, group problem solving, case studies, interviewing, and formal presentations. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication.
2 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
This section is for Accelerated BSN students only. This course will meet on May 14 and May 28 from 9am-3pm in Room 201, College of Nursing Bldg. Survey of issues and trends that influence the practice of professional nursing. Focus on concepts and strategies for leadership as a professional nurse. Emphasis on personal development and interpersonal skills. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (accelerated track).

Quantitative Reasoning:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Guest
An introduction to probability and statistics without calculus. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Credit Restriction: Not available for credit to students in the College of Business Administration.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Pringle
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Exponential and logarithmic functions, interest and annuities, linear systems and matrices, optimization. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 125 or 141 or 147.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cook
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, with applications. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Credit Restriction: Students who receive a grade of C or better in 141, 147, or 152 may not subsequently receive credit for 125. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 123.

Social Sciences:

3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Major concepts and methods in the study of culture; survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences in subsistence, social organization, economic, political, and religious institutions; language, ideology and arts. Contributions of anthropology to resolving contemporary human problems. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences. Credit Level Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 130 and 137.

Written Communication:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Menendez
International travel experience will provide opportunities to learn how historic estates, gardens, and arboreta reflect the climate, topography, history, philosophical social structure, art and politics at the time of their creation. Course will focus on observation of local plant material, study of different garden and landscape design styles, and will foster an appreciation of international cultures. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Summer Session General Education Courses

 

Arts and Humanities:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Staples
An overview of design as visual message-making and as an act of cultural interpretation. Contemporary and historic design and its forms are examined, along with an introduction to design and creative concepts. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities
3 credit hours
Instructor: Moore
Major literature of ancient Greece from Homer to Tacitus. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities
3 credit hours
Instructor: Brouwers, Dean
Poetry as a distinct mode of artistic expression. Critical tools for perceptive reading of poems. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirements: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Spirko, Braun, Pelletier (ONLINE section)
Fiction from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, emphasis on the novel. Critical tools necessary for judging varieties of fiction. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Mac Kenzie, Bannon
Study of important themes in English, American, and World literatures. Some sample themes are religion, crime, law, ecology, science, exploration, revolution, colonization initiation, education. Multi-genre focus. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.

  • Section 301 – “Satan in English Literature” (Mac Kenzie)
  • Section 501 – “Horror and Ecstasy in American Literature” (Bannon) 
3 credit hours

Instructor: McCollough
The study of style periods of Western European art music and related issues of cultural and social history. Develops listening skills and ability to respond to music articulately. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities. Credit Restriction: Students who receive a grade of C or better in 200 may not receive credit for 110.

3 credit hours
Instructor: McCollough
Study and appreciation of rock music, its origins in blues and rock and roll, its development and cultural dimensions to the present. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities
3 credit hours
Instructor: Brown
The historical study of jazz as part of American culture, including its styles, key performers, and musical practices. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities
3 credit hours
Instructor: Watson, Moore
Topics such as knowledge and belief, the meaning of life, the existence of God, freedom of the will, human nature and values, and mind and its place in a material universe. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities
3 credit hours
Instructor: Pamental, Hallam, Windeknecht
Critical analysis of selected classic texts from philosophy, religious studies, and social sciences dealing with responsibility and the nature of professionalism. Theoretical principles and analytical skills applied to selected case studies and other detailed descriptions of professional practice from engineering/architecture, business/accounting, and at least one of law/politics, the helping professions (social work, human services, ministry), or teaching. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Oral Communication
3 credit hours
Instructor: Feidt, Brickhouse, Ball-Blakely
In light of ethical theory, issues such as euthanasia, capital punishment, reproductive technologies, sexual ethics, diversity, war, world poverty, employment practices, and the environment. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication
3 credit hours
Instructor: Silver-Alford
Understanding theatre thought, philosophy, aesthetics, and production practices. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities
3 credit hours
Instructor: Heffernan
Examination of a selected issue in the arts and/or humanities from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics vary. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities. Repeatability: May be repeated if topic differs. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): English 102 or English 118.

 

Cultures and Civilizations:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Spencer
Multidisciplinary approach to the study of African traditions, cultures, religions, political economies, pre-colonial democracies, and states from the first through the 16th century. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Watson
Multidisciplinary study of Africa and its incorporation into the world economy between the 16th and the 20th century. Includes the rise of nationalism, post-colonial dependency, contemporary problems, and current liberation struggles in various areas of the continent. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Bow, Hammond
Introduction to methods and techniques used to identify and date archaeological cultures, reconstruct past lifeways and describe cultural evolution. Overview of the prehistory of Africa, western Europe, southwest Asia, and the Americas from earliest dated human cultures to rise of complex civilizations. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Credit Level Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 120 and 127.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Shimmin
Sequence (211-212) stresses fluency of expressive and receptive sign communication skills. Using language in context is emphasized. Grammatical structures of ASL and cultural implications of the deaf community. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 112
3 credit hours
Instructor: Anderson
A study of selected nations, their cultures, and their educational systems, focusing on cross-cultural interpretation and the treatment of common problems and themes within diverse educational institutions. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Sherfy
Investigation of the close linkage between soil conservation and degradation and the consequences to ancient civilizations and environmental degradation and its societal impacts during modern times. Comparison of past soil management practices to present-day issues of soil salinization, erosion, and siltation. Introduction to the role of soil resources in current global environmental issues and conflicts. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Sherfy
Investigation and discussion of the societal impacts on ancient and modern civilizations of water issues, including irrigation, flood control, droughts and desertification, dam construction, aquifers, drinking water, water pollution, and water rights. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Zunino, Keneman, Edmundson (ONLINE section)
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or placement score between 250 and 299. Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Jiejup, Keneman (ABROAD section)
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 211 or placement score between 375 and 449. Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit.
6 credit hours
Instructor: Wallenbrock
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or placement score between 250 and 299. Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit. This course is equivalent to 211 and 212.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or placement score between 338 and 454.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 211.
6 credit hours
Instructor: Stehle
Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC). Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or placement score between 338 and 454. Comment(s): This course is equivalent to 211 and 212.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Minnema, Stephens
Historical survey of the civilization of the western world ― ancient world to 1715. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Babovic, Kuck, Maccari-Clayton
Historical survey of the civilization of the western world ― 1715 to present. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Mariani, Dimaria (ABROAD section)
Sequence stresses reading, writing, listening, and speaking Italian to prepare for upper-division courses in the language. Language laboratory required. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Communication. Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 with grade of C or better.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Mariani, Dimaria (ABROAD section)
Sequence stresses reading, writing, listening, and speaking Italian to prepare for upper-division courses in the language. Language laboratory required. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 211.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Introduction to basic themes in the medieval experience approached from interdisciplinary points of view and including philosophy and religion, art and architecture, language and literature, and social and political history. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Goodding, Dees
Introduction to religion in culture and society, including examination of religious traditions from China, India, and the Mediterranean world. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations
3 credit hours
Instructor: Collins-Elliott, Darby (ONLINE section)
Introduction to religion in culture and society, focusing on cross-cultural interpretation and the treatment of common problems and themes within religious traditions. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilization
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA (multiple sections)
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or departmental placement exam. Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary Spanish credit.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA (multiple sections)
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 211 or 217. Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary Spanish credit.
6 credit hours
Instructor: Young
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultures and Civilizations. Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or departmental placement exam. Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary Spanish credit. This course is equivalent to 211 and 212.

 

Natural Sciences:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Dudzik, Saul
Survey of humanity’s background, fossil primates, fossil human remains, and living races of humankind. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Credit Level Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 110 and 117.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Madison
For non-biology majors, introduction to the principles of biology as they relate to cellular and organismal level processes. Topics include cell structure and major fundamental metabolic processes such as energy flow in biological systems, protein synthesis and aspects of genetics. Includes a survey of human anatomy and physiology with topics relating to human health. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab
4 credit hours
Instructor: Madison
For non-biology majors, introduction to the principles of biology as they relate to biodiversity and ecological processes. Topics include a survey of evolutionary theory, an analysis of major representative organisms in the Tree of Life, and ecosystem dynamics including human impact on the environment. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab. Comment(s): Although not required, it is strongly recommended that 101 and 102 be taken in sequence.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Guffey
Intended for science majors, an introduction to the major biological concepts emphasizing the organismal and ecological aspects of life. Organized along themes of evolution, structure and function, information flow, exchange and storage, pathways of energy and matter, and systems. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and one 1-hour discussion. Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 150 and 158. Comment(s): Although not required, it is recommended that 150 and 160 be taken in sequence.
2 credit hours
Instructor: TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA
Intended for science majors, an exploration of the skills necessary to conduct research in biology. Emphasis will be on reading primary literature, designing and carrying out experiments, summarizing and analyzing data, coming to conclusions from data, and presenting investigations in oral and written forms. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (Natural Sciences with lab) if taken with Biology 150, 158, 160, or 168. Contact Hour Distribution: 1 hour discussion and one 3-hour lab. Recommended Background: 150, 158, 160, or 168.
3 credit hours
Instructor: McAlvin
Intended for science majors, an introduction to the major biological concepts emphasizing the cellular and molecular aspects of life. Organized along themes of evolution, structure and function, information flow, exchange and storage, pathways of energy and matter, and systems. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and one 1-hour discussion. Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 160 and 168. Corequisite(s): Chemistry 120. Comment(s): Although not required, it is recommended that 150 and 160 be taken in sequence.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Bernstein
Bonding and molecular structure, gas laws, liquid and solid state, solutions, colloids, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, kinetics, and equilibria.
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Credit Restriction: Credit may be received for only one of the following courses ― 100, 120, or 128.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Simmons
Organic chemistry ― alkanes, unsaturated and aromatic hydrocarbons, structures and reactions of various organic functional groups. Biochemistry ― amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Prerequisite(s): 100 or 130 or 138 or consent of department head.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Simmons
A general course in theoretical and descriptive chemistry. Modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, quantitative treatment of gas laws, quantitative aspects of solution chemistry, kinetics. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Credit Restriction: Credit may be received for only one of the following courses ― 100, 120, or 128. Prerequisites(s): Mathematics 119 or higher, or mathematics ACT score of 25 or higher, or SAT mathematics score of 620 or higher.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Bass
A general course in theoretical and descriptive chemistry. Chemical equilibria, thermochemistry, descriptive chemistry of non-metallic and metallic elements, electrochemistry, introduction to organic and biochemistry. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Prerequisite(s): 120 or 128.
4 credit hours
Instructors: Biegalski & McCord
Calculus-based study of basic physics concepts, including rotational dynamics, statics, oscillations, waves, fluids, heat and temperature, and first and second law of thermodynamics. Introduction to team work. Introduction to the engineering disciplines, examination of engineering principles and design issues. Oral and written presentation skills. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Prerequisite(s): 151. Corequisite(s): Mathematics 142. Registration Restriction(s): College of Engineering or biosystems engineering majors.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Graves
Use and abuse of wildland resources. Historical perspectives and current management of forests, wildlife, and fish of North America including aspects of outdoor recreation and pollution problems. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences
4 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Physical processes within and upon the Earth’s surface, including the formation of rocks, plate tectonics and earthquakes, and landscapes. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab or field period.
4 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Contemporary problems and solutions related to nature and human disturbance of the environment. Topics include ― natural hazards, global climate change, pollution, resource depletion. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab or field period.
3 credit hours
Instructor: McKinney (ONLINE section also offered)
Study of the earth as an integrated system between physical and biological processes. Focus is on human disturbances, such as habitat destruction and pollution. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Credit Restriction: May not be applied toward the geology major. Students may not receive credit for both 202 and 208.
3 credit hours
Instructor: McPherson
General properties of bacteria and viruses, including physiology, metabolism, genetics, applied bacteriology, pathogenesis, and immunity. This course is not intended for biological sciences majors. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and one 3-hour lab. Credit Restriction: May not be applied toward the biological sciences major.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Murphy (multiple sections)
Nutritional concepts, current consumer issues in nutrition, nutritional needs through life cycle, and international nutrition concerns and/or issues. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences
4 credit hours
Instructor: Sternberg
Basic physical principles and applications required in pre-medical, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary programs. Mechanics, heat, and wave motion. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 130 or 125 or 141 or 151 or 152. Comment(s): Any calculus course is also an appropriate prerequisite.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Bertrand
Basic physical principles and applications required in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary programs. Electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. Prerequisite(s): 221.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cheney
For engineers and majors in mathematics and the physical sciences. Required of all engineering students. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Sciences. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab/recitation. Corequisite(s): Mathematics 142.

 

Oral Communication:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Hilby
Utilizing instructional methods, techniques, and problem solving, presentation and sales strategies with agricultural audiences. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication
3 credit hours
Instructor: Grower, Cuevas, Marbrey
Preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Topics include research, organization, adapting to an audience, topic selection, reasoning, and evaluating the discourse of others. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication
3 credit hours
Instructors: Garland, Case, Pearson
Basic principles of communication within organizations. Topics and activities may include organizational/communication theory, group problem solving, case studies, interviewing, and formal presentations. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication
3 credit hours
Instructor: Pamental, Hallam, Windeknecht
Critical analysis of selected classic texts from philosophy, religious studies, and social sciences dealing with responsibility and the nature of professionalism. Theoretical principles and analytical skills applied to selected case studies and other detailed descriptions of professional practice from engineering/architecture, business/accounting, and at least one of law/politics, the helping professions (social work, human services, ministry), or teaching. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Oral Communication

 

Quantitative Reasoning:

4 credit hours
Instructor: Holt
Problem solving and algorithm development. Organization and characteristics of modern digital computers with emphasis on software engineering, building abstractions with procedures and data, and programming in a modern computer language. Includes Level 1 design projects, which require laboratory work. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 1 lab. Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only. Credit Restriction: Students who have received credit for 140 or 160 may not receive subsequent credit for 102 without consent of instructor. Students may not receive credit for both 102 and Electrical and Computer Engineering 206.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Stein, Contole
Classical and modern topics in number theory, logic, geometry, and probability with emphasis on problem solving. Consumer mathematics and other real-word applications. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning
3 credit hours
Instructor: Guest (2), TBA
An introduction to probability and statistics without calculus. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Credit Restriction: Not available for credit to students in the Haslam College of Business.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Self (2), Remus
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or computer science. Topics include systems of linear equations and matrices, matrix algebra and applications, linear programming and the mathematics of investments and loans. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 125 or 141 or 147.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Remus, Wright (2), Fowler (HYBRID section)
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, with applications. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Credit Restriction: Students who receive a grade of C or better in 141, 147, or 152 may not subsequently receive credit for 125. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 123.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Bonee
Single variable calculus especially for students of science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Differential calculus with applications. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): 130.
4 credit hours
Instructor: Gilbert (2)
Single variable calculus especially for students of science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Integral calculus with applications. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): 141 or 147.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Williamson, Stevens (ONLINE section also offered)
Data collection techniques. Graphical and numerical summaries of data. Introduction to probability and probability distributions. Binomial and normal distributions. Inference for a single mean, a single proportion, difference in means and difference in proportions using confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Simple linear regression and correlation. Association between categorical variables. Use of statistical computing software. Applied course appropriate for a general audience. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 125 or 141 or 152.

 

Social Sciences:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Dunn
Multidisciplinary approach to the African-American experience through the Civil War period which examines such issues as traditional African societies, the institution of slavery, the development of African-American culture, the beginnings of African-American protest tradition, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Multidisciplinary approach to the African-American experience from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era which focuses on such topics as African-American rural and urban societies, the African-American church and education and African-American intellectual and protest movements. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Billingsley
Major concepts and methods in the study of culture; survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences in subsistence, social organization, economic, political, and religious institutions; language, ideology and arts. Contributions of anthropology to resolving contemporary human problems. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences. Credit Level Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 130 and 137.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Hunter
Conception through adulthood in various social/ecological contexts. Interrelationships among various aspects of development ― physical, cognitive, emotional, social. Normative and non-normative development. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences. Registration Restriction(s): Non-child and family studies majors only. This section is offered in a combination online and in-class delivery mode.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Anderson
Emerging and declining roles. Changing relationships among family members across the life cycle from various theoretical approaches. Impact of gender roles on marital relationships. Marital quality, power, decision-making, communications, conflict management, and combining work-family roles. (Same as Women’s Studies 230.) Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
4 credit hours
Instructor: Baker, TBA, TBA
Theory of consumer behavior, theory of firms, supply and demand, costs of production, market models, national income and employment theory, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, debt, and international economics. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cook
Survey of world regions and regional issues. Illustrates geographical points of view, concepts, and techniques. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Seabolt
Introduction to fundamental institutions and processes of American national politics including the Constitution, voting, the Presidency, the Congress and the courts. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Wilford
Introduction to politics and political systems emphasizing government in a cross-national and global perspective. Focus on the knowledge and principal concerns of political science as a social science. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Mikorski, Gadson & Ruggieri, Weiner & Kerr-German, Strimpfel & Khaddouma
Introduction to primary approaches to the study of human behavior and experience. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Ningard, Letteney
Problems of deviance, crime, and victimization, inequalities in exposure to environmental risks, and inequities in power and participatory democracy within the context of social change. Assessment of control strategies and redress of injustices. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Walton, Bordt
Major concepts and theoretical approaches of sociology with emphasis on culture, socialization, social organization, and social stratification. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
3 credit hours
Instructor: Anderson
Emerging, declining roles. Changing relationships among family members across life cycle from various theoretical approaches. Impact of gender roles on marital relationships. Marital quality, power, decision-making, communications, conflict management, and combining work-family roles (See Child and Family Studies 220.) Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences

Written Communication:

3 credit hours
Instructor: Hinton, Mcclendon, Dugger, Moody, Mobley, Weld, Todd
Intensive instruction in writing, focusing on analysis and argument. Strategies for reading critically, analyzing texts from diverse perspectives, developing substantive arguments through systematic revision, addressing specific audiences, integrating sources, and expressing ideas with clarity and correctness. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only. Comment(s): Students wishing additional help with writing should also register for English 103.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cope, Brock, Foults, Fennell, Phillipi
Advancing concepts introduced in English 101. Intensive writing instruction focused on inquiry and research. Strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information, using varied sources and research methods, developing positions on intercultural and interdisciplinary issues from diverse texts (print, digital, and multimedia), and presenting research using appropriate rhetorical conventions. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only. Prerequisite(s): 101. Comment(s): Students wishing additional help with writing should also register for English 104.

  • Section 301 – “Inquiry into Persuasive Technology” (Cope)
  • Section 501 – “Inquiry into Storytelling ” (Brock)
  • Section 502 – “Inquiry into Public Health Concerns ” (Foults)
  • Section 503 – “Inquiry into Beauty” (Fennell)
  • Section 504 – “Inquiry into American Television Culture” (Phillipi)
3 credit hours
Instructor: Brouwers, Dean
Poetry as a distinct mode of artistic expression. Critical tools for perceptive reading of poems. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirements: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Spirko, Braun, Pelletier (ONLINE section)
Fiction from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, emphasis on the novel. Critical tools necessary for judging varieties of fiction. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Mac Kenzie, Bannon
Study of important themes in English, American, and World literatures. Some sample themes are religion, crime, law, ecology, science, exploration, revolution, colonization initiation, education. Multi-genre focus. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.

  • Section 301 – “Satan in English Literature” (Mac Kenzie)
  • Section 501 – “Horror and Ecstasy in American Literature” (Bannon) 
3 credit hours
Instructor: McKinstry, Nicks (ONLINE section)
Rhetorical strategies for effective communication about public issues. Students will learn to write for multiple audiences and may be asked to participate in collaborative writing projects with business, academic, or political organizations. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
3 credit hours
Instructor: McCue, Knox, Havens, Harris (ONLINE section)
Principles of written communication in science and business. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Tabone
Strategies of writing on personal and academic subjects. Discussion of student and professional writing. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Pantic
Students will learn how to work in a professional media environment. They will learn basic forms of writing for all media. Students will also be introduced to basic grammar, style, structure, media practices and technology. Students are introduced to AP Style for print and broadcast. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Contact Hour Distribution: Lecture and lab. Prerequisite(s): 175 or Public Relations 270.
4 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
An alternative to 490 for the registered nurse student. For experienced nurses, the practicum portion of the course can be met through preparation of a portfolio and documentation of course objectives having been met through professional practice. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 lectures and 2 labs. Registration Restriction(s):Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track).
3 credit hours
Instructor: Feidt, Brickhouse, Ball-Blakely
In light of ethical theory, issues such as euthanasia, capital punishment, reproductive technologies, sexual ethics, diversity, war, world poverty, employment practices, and the environment. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies TWO General Education Requirement: Arts and Humanities & Written Communication

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