2016-17 General Catalog

General Education Requirements

Courses that Fulfill General Education Requirements

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC code)—One course required (5 credits)

One five-credit course or equivalent is required that emphasizes understanding of one or more cultures and societies outside the United States.

Anthropology 2, 110G, 110H, 110K, 110O, 110P, 130A, 130B, 130C, 130E, 130F, 130H, 130I, 130J, 130L, 130M, 130T
Applied Linguistics 113
Chinese 6
Cowell College 83, 84, 87
Education 170, 171
Environmental Studies 154
Feminist Studies 1, 10, 40, 80S, 120, 175
Film and Digital Media 132A, 132B, 165E, 165G, 168
French 4, 5, 6
German 4, 5, 6, 119
History 2A, 2B, 11A, 11B, 30, 40A, 40B, 41, 50, 62A, 62B, 63, 65A, 70A, 70B, 74A, 80N, 80Y, 101A, 101B, 101C, 105, 106A, 107, 134B, 137A, 137B, 137C, 140B, 140C, 140D, 140E, 147A, 147B, 147C, 150A, 150C, 152, 155, 156, 157, 159A, 159D, 160A, 160C, 163B, 166, 167B, 173A, 173B, 173C, 174, 176, 178C, 181, 181A
History of Art and Visual Culture 10, 20, 22, 24, 58, 70, 85, 110, 111, 122A, 122B, 123B, 124A, 124B, 124C, 124D, 127A, 127B, 137A, 143C, 160A, 162A, 162B, 172, 179, 180A, 190N, 191O
History of Consciousness 185C
Italian 4, 5, 6, 106
Japanese 5, 6
Languages 80D
Latin American and Latino Studies 30, 50, 60, 80D, 80H, 80I, 80Q, 80S, 80X, 121, 140, 145, 152, 156, 165, 169, 170, 194G, 194I, 194M, 194Q
Linguistics 80C
Literature 61C, 61S, 80D, 80T, 80W, 114A, 130A, 130D, 133D, 137A, 141A, 141D, 141E, 155E, 164B, 181D, 181E, 185H, 188I, 189A, 189B, 189E, 189L, 189M, 189S, 190X
Music 11D, 80A, 80I, 80P, 80Q, 80S, 80T, 80X, 150I, 180D
Philosophy 22
Politics 60, 65, 166
Portuguese 65A, 65B
Russian 4, 5, 6, 80
Sociology 15, 162, 188A
Spanish 4, 5, 5M, 6, 156A, 156J, 156M, 190A
Spanish for Heritage Speakers 4, 5, 6
Theater Arts 22, 80Z, 122, 151I, 161D, 167

Ethnicity and Race (ER code)—One course required (5 credits)

One five-credit course or equivalent is required that focuses on issues of ethnicity and/or race.

Anthropology 110T, 130N, 159, 176D
Art 80F
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 10, 100
Education 128, 140, 177, 181
Environmental Studies 147
Feminist Studies 20, 115, 139, 145, 150
Film and Digital Media 165B, 165D
History 9, 10A, 10B, 12, 14, 44, 74, 80X, 104D, 106B, 109A, 110A, 110H, 111, 115A, 115B, 116, 120, 121A, 121B, 123, 125, 126, 128, 134A, 178E, 181B
History of Art and Visual Culture 46, 60, 80, 140B, 140C, 140D, 163, 170, 190J, 190X, 191C
Latin American and Latino Studies 1, 20, 40, 45, 80F, 80J, 100, 112, 132, 143, 150, 161P, 166, 175, 178, 194C
Literature 61J, 61R, 80L, 80N, 147A, 160E, 161A, 161B, 162A, 164D, 164H, 164J, 165A, 189C, 189F
Music 80E
Sociology 156
Spanish 105, 156G
Stevenson College 80H
Theater Arts 80A, 80M, 151A, 161P, 166

Interpreting Arts and Media (IM code)—One course required (5 credits)

One five-credit course or equivalent is required that focuses on the practice, analysis, interpretation, and/or history of one or more artistic or mass media (media in which non-textual materials play primary roles).

Anthropology 110A, 110B, 110R, 120, 132
Art 10D, 10E, 10F, 80D, 147T
Art and Design: Games and PlayableMedia 80G
Computational Media 80K
Cowell College 65
Crown College 60
Education 102, 120
Feminist Studies 14, 16, 21, 126
Film and Digital Media 80A, 80M, 80S, 80X, 130, 134A, 134B, 136A, 136B, 136D, 160, 162, 165C
French 108
History 20, 75, 104C, 122A, 122B, 159B, 172B, 172C
History of Art and Visual Culture 7, 27, 30, 31, 40, 41, 43, 45, 50, 51, 117, 122D, 127C, 127E, 133A, 135B, 135D, 135E, 135H, 135P, 137B, 137C, 137D, 137E, 140A, 140P, 141A, 141B, 141C, 141E, 141F, 141H, 141I, 141J, 141K, 143A, 143B, 143D, 151, 152,  154, 155, 160B, 190C, 191P, 191S
History of Consciousness 80N
Latin American and Latino Studies 70, 124, 128, 129, 176
Literature 61H, 149A, 155A, 155H, 157A, 189G
Music 7, 11A, 80G, 80M, 80N, 80O, 80V, 80Y, 150C, 150P, 150T, 150X
Oakes College 128
Porter College 63W, 90B, 135W
Theater Arts 10, 20, 31P, 40, 80D, 80L, 80N, 80P, 80Q, 108, 113, 116A, 117, 130, 131P, 165

Mathematical and Formal Reasoning (MF code)—One course required (5 credits)

One five-credit course or equivalent is required that emphasizes university-level mathematics, computer programming, formal logic, or other material that stresses formal reasoning, formal model building, or application of formal systems.

Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3, 6, 10, 11A, 11B, 15A, 15B, 20, 114, 147
Art 101
Astronomy and Astrophysics 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 16
Biology: Ecology and Environmental Biology 148A
Biomolecular Engineering 160
College Eight 81B
Computer Engineering 8, 16
Computer Science 5C, 5J, 5P, 10, 11, 12B
Earth and Planetary Sciences 81B
Economics 11A, 11B
Linguistics 101, 111, 112
Mathematics 3, 11A, 11B, 19A, 19B, 20A, 20B, 21, 22, 23A, 23B, 100
Music 80L, 130
Philosophy 9
Physics 5A, 6A, 7A

Scientific Inquiry (SI code)—One course required (5 credits)

One five-credit course or equivalent is required that focuses on the essential roles of observation, hypothesis, experimentation and measurement in the sciences.

Anthropology 1, 3
Astronomy and Astrophysics 1, 6
Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 80A, 80E
Chemistry and Biochemistry 1A
College Eight 81C
Crown College 85
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 20, 65
Electrical Engineering 80T, 81C
Environmental Studies 24
History 101D
Linguistics 50
Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology 80E
Ocean Sciences 1, 80A
Physics 1, 5B, 5C, 6B, 6C, 7B

Statistical Reasoning (SR code)—One course required (5 credits)

One five-credit course or equivalent is required that focuses on developing skills in approaching quantitative data and statistical reasoning.

Applied Mathematics and Statistics 5, 7, 80A, 80B, 131, 132
Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary 80S
Biomolecular Engineering 163
Computer Engineering 7, 107, 145
Computer Science 17, 80L
Earth and Planetary Sciences 12, 125
Economics 113
Electrical Engineering 80S
Linguistics 147, 157
Mathematics 4
Ocean Sciences 90
Philosophy 8
Physics 133
Politics 101
Psychology 2
Sociology 3B

Textual Analysis and Interpretation (TA code)—One course required (5 credits)

One five-credit course or equivalent is required that has as its primary methodology the interpretation or analysis of texts.

Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 114, 126, 127
Biomolecular Engineering 122H, 177, 178
Chinese 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
College Eight 80A, 80B, 80C
Crown College 80F
History 13, 100, 147D, 167A
History of Consciousness 12, 85, 112, 115, 187
Japanese 105. 109
Kresge College 16
Latin American and Latino Studies 131, 144, 180
Linguistics 108
Literature 1, 61F, 61K, 61M, 61N, 61P, 61Z, 80E, 80I, 80V, 80Z, 102, 110A, 111B, 111D, 112C, 112I, 114C, 118A, 120A, 120B, 120C, 120F, 121G, 125B, 131D, 136B, 139A, 146A, 146D, 149D, 149G, 156A, 160F, 166E, 167E, 185L, 186A
Mathematics 181
Philosophy 11
Politics 4, 10, 20
Sociology 164
Spanish 156F
Stevenson College 23, 81A, 81B
Theater Arts 61A, 61B, 61C, 80K, 80X, 163H, 163K

Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose one five-credit course or equivalent from any of the three following categories: PE-E, PE-H, PE-T.

Environmental Awareness (PE-E code)

Courses focus on humankind's interactions with nature.

Anthropology 110E, 110W, 146, 147
Art 80B
Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary 85
College Ten 105
Community Studies 149
Crown College 80L
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1, 9, 106, 110A
Electrical Engineering 80J, 180J
Environmental Studies 25, 65, 80B, 125, 146
History 177
History of Art and Visual Culture 44, 116, 142, 143G
Kresge College 161
Latin American and Latino Studies 80P, 164
Music 80K
Ocean Sciences 80B
Physics 2
Sociology 125, 173, 185
Technology Management 155

Human Behavior (PE-H code)

Courses focus on aspects of individual human behavior or the operation of human groups.

Anthropology 110D, 110N
Applied Linguistics 80
Art 80X
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 80I
Community Studies 156
Cowell College 82, 138A
Economics 1, 2, 20
History 76
Latin American and Latino Studies 149, 159, 174, 194F
Linguistics 80D
Philosophy 23, 24
Politics 1, 70
Psychology 1
Sociology 136, 137, 159, 172
Technology and Information Management 115
Theater Arts 80C

Technology and Society (PE-T code)

Courses emphasize issues raised by the prevalence of technology in society.

Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 80H
Biomolecular Engineering 5, 80G, 80H
Computer Engineering 80A, 80E, 80N
Computer Science 2, 80J, 80S, 119
Cowell College 78
Crown College 80J
Environmental Studies 176
Feminist Studies 30, 124, 133
Film and Digital Media 80T, 80V, 136C
History 60
History of Art and Visual Culture 140E, 143E
Literature 126A
Music 80C
Philosophy 80G
Sociology 115
Stevenson College 90
Theater Arts 80T

Practice (minimum 2 credits)

Choose one minimum two-credit course from any of the three following categories: PR-E, PR-C, PR-S

Collaborative Endeavor (PR-E code)

Courses provide significant experience with collaboration on a project.

Anthropology 179, 189
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 120
Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 188
Biomolecular Engineering 88A, 180
College Nine 120
College Ten 120
Computational Media 120
Computer Engineering 123A, 129B
Computer Science 116, 183
Cowell College 122
Crown College 38, 79
Earth and Planetary Sciences 109L, 110L, 188A
Electrical Engineering 123A, 129B
Environmental Studies 100L
Film and Digital Media 151, 185X
History 100A, 158C, 185N
Jewish Studies 185N
Kresge College 72, 73, 74, 90C, 172, 173, 174
Linguistics 144
Literature 80O
Mathematics 101
Merrill College 38, 80F
Music 1C, 2
Oakes College 11
Physics 180
Porter College 131C
Psychology 182
Stevenson College 11A
Technology and Information Management 20, 21
Theater Arts 139

Creative Process (PR-C code)

Courses teach creative process and techniques in the arts (including creative writing), at an individual or a collaborative level.

Anthropology 81A, 81B, 81C, 82, 154
Art 20G, 20H, 20I, 20J, 20K, 121
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 179
College Ten 106
Computational Media 25, 26, 178, 179
Computer Science 80V
Crown College 86
Film and Digital Media 20P, 150, 170A, 170B, 171C
Kresge College 90A
Latin American and Latino Studies 81A, 81B, 81C
Literature 61L, 80U, 90, 91A, 91B, 179A, 179C
Music 5A, 5B, 5C, 9, 10, 80Z, 163, 166
Porter College 41I, 41S, 41W, 47G, 61B, 61J, 61N, 63F, 80F, 90A, 141C, 141W, 151P
Theater Arts 14, 15, 17, 19, 30, 36, 37, 114, 115A, 115B, 119, 128, 136, 153

Service Learning (PR-S code)

Courses provide the opportunity for supervised campus or community service that contributes to a student's overall education.

Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary 95
Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 191
Chemistry and Biochemistry 182
College Eight 55, 155, 162
College Ten 98, 110, 110B, 115
Community Studies 191, 198
Cowell College 168, 184A, 184B, 184C
Crown College 70
Economics 193, 193F, 198, 198F
Education 50A, 50B, 50C, 180
Environmental Studies 83, 184
History of Art and Visual Culture 193F
Kresge College 12A, 12B, 12C, 62, 63, 64
Literature 191
Mathematics 188, 189
Merrill College 85B, 85C, 90, 90F
Oakes College 73B, 76, 151B, 152, 153
Porter College 35P
Psychology 155, 193, 193A, 193B, 193C, 193D
Writing 169

Composition (C1 and C2 code) (10 credits) Two five-credit courses.

C1

College Eight 80A, 80D
College Nine 80A, 80D
College Ten 80A, 80D
Cowell College 80A
Crown College 80A
Kresge College 80A, 80D
Merrill College 80A
Oakes College 80A, 80D
Porter College 80A
Stevenson College 80A
Writing 1

C2

College Eight 80B
College Nine 80B
College Ten 80B
Cowell College 80B
Crown College 80B
Kresge College 80B
Merrill College 80B
Oakes College 80B
Porter College 80B
Stevenson College 80B, 81B
Writing 2

Disciplinary Communication (DC code)

Students satisfy the DC Requirement by completing 1-3 upper-division courses required for their major totaling a minimum of five credits.

Revised: 09/01/16