Courses that Fulfill General Education Requirements

Revised: 04/22/21

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) | Ethnicity and Race (ER) | Interpreting Arts and Media (IM) | Mathematical and Formal Reasoning (MF) | Scientific Inquiry (SI) | Statistical Reasoning (SR) | Textual Analysis (TA) | Perspectives: Environmental Awareness (PE-E) | Perspectives: Human Behavior (PE-H) | Perspectives: Technology and Society(PE-T) | Practice: Collaborative Endeavor (PR-E) | Practice: Creative Process (PR-C) | Practice: Service Learning (PR-S) | Composition (C1 and C2)

Descriptions of the goals of each requirement and the number of credits to fulfill it are available here.

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, 110J, 110K, 110O, 110P, 110U, 126, 130A, 130B, 130C, 130E, 130F, 130H, 130J, 130L, 130M, 130S
Applied Linguistics 113
Arabic 4, 5, 6
Art 186
Carson College 80G
Chinese 6
Cowell College 83, 84, 87
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 116, 117, 130, 140A
Earth Sciences 30
Education 170, 171
Electrical and Computer Engineering 80G
Environmental Studies 154
Feminist Studies 1, 10, 40, 80S, 120, 160, 175
Film and Digital Media 132A, 132B, 165G, 168, 168M
French 4, 5, 6, 85
German 4, 5, 6, 119, 120
History 2A, 2B, 40A, 40B, 41, 50, 62A, 62B, 70A, 70B, 78, 101C,  105, 106A,  134B, 137A, 137B, 137C, 140B, 140C, 140D, 140E, 141A, 141B, 142, 143B, 147A, 147B, 147C, 150A, 150C, 150F, 152, 152B, 155, 156, 156B, 157, 159A, 159D, 160A, 160C, 163B, 165A, 166, 167B, 173B, 173C, 174, 176, 178C, 181, 181A
History of Art and Visual Culture 10, 20, 22, 24, 58, 70, 85, 110, 111, 115, 122A, 122B, 122F, 123A, 123B, 124A, 124B, 124C, 124D, 127A, 127B, 136, 137A, 143C, 160A, 162A, 162B, 172, 179, 180A, 186Q, 188B, 188M, 190N, 191K, 191O
History of Consciousness 80U, 80V, 113, 114, 117, 131, 140A, 185C
Italian 4, 5, 6, 80, 101, 106
Japanese 5, 6, 103
Latin American and Latino Studies 30, 50, 55, 60, 65, 80D, 80H, 80S, 80X, 145, 152, 156, 163, 165, 194G, 194M, 194Q
Legal Studies 116, 126C, 128C, 158
Linguistics 80C, 132
Literature 61C, 61S, 61T, 80D, 80Q, 80T, 80W, 81D, 114A, 114B, 116I, 117A, 124B, 125H, 130A, 130D, 133D, 133E, 133G, 133H, 133I, 134A, 137A, 138C, 141A, 141B, 141C, 141D, 141E, 155E, 160C, 160J, 162C, 164B, 165C, 167C, 168A, 168B, 181D, 181E, 182L, 185H, 188A, 188E, 188G, 188I, 189A, 189B, 189E, 189L, 189M, 189S, 189X, 190X
Music 11D, 80A, 80I, 80Q, 80S, 80T, 80X, 81E, 81I, 81J, 81P, 150I, 180D
Oakes College 160
Philosophy 22
Politics 60, 61, 65, 116, 140D, 152, 154, 158, 166
Portuguese 65A, 65B, 80
Psychology 114
Sociology 15, 128C, 188A
Spanish 4, 5, 5M, 6, 156A, 156J, 156M, 190A
Spanish for Heritage Speakers 4, 5, 6
Stevenson College 43
Theater Arts 22, 31A, 80Z, 122, 151I, 161D, 161H, 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 104, 110C, 110T, 130I, 130N, 130O, 130P, 130T, 149, 159, 176D
Applied Linguistics 122
Art 80F
College Ten 35, 135
Community Studies 132
Cowell College 175T
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 10, 13, 45, 60E, 68, 100, 111, 119, 131, 181
Education 60, 128, 140, 162, 177, 181
Environmental Studies 147
Feminist Studies 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 115, 119, 139, 145, 150
Film and Digital Media 165B, 165D, 165E
Hebrew 80
History 9, 9A, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B, 12, 15, 30, 44, 58, 74, 74A, 74B, 80X, 104D, 106B, 109A, 110A, 110H, 116, 120, 121A, 121B, 123, 128, 129C, 129O, 129S, 134A, 178E, 181B, 185C, 185I, 185M, 185O
History of Art and Visual Culture 35, 46, 60, 64, 80, 118, 119, 124E, 127F, 140B, 140C, 140D, 144A, 163, 164A, 165, 170, 178, 186I, 190J, 190X, 191C
History of Consciousness 80P, 80R, 103, 106, 115, 166
Latin American and Latino Studies 1, 20, 40, 45, 80F, 80J, 90, 100, 112, 143, 150, 161P, 171, 175, 178, 194C
Legal Studies 112, 121, 128I
Linguistics 80M
Literature 61J, 61R, 80H, 80L, 80N, 81C, 110C, 112P, 121L, 121M, 121N, 126F, 133F, 135E, 135H, 138A, 139B, 146F, 147A, 160E, 160I, 160K, 160N, 161A, 161B, 162A, 162B, 164D, 164H, 164J, 165A, 165B, 167H, 169A, 185B, 189C, 189F, 189I
Music 11B, 80E, 80F, 80P, 81A, 81C, 81M
Oakes 175T
Politics 21, 121
Sociology 117E, 128I, 135, 148, 156, 170, 170P, 178Z
Spanish 105
Stevenson College 60, 80H, 175T
Theater Arts 31B, 80A, 80M, 80R, 80U, 131A, 131B, 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, 110G, 110Q, 110R
Art 10D, 10E, 10F, 80D, 147T
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 80G
Community Studies 20
Computational Media 80K
Cowell College 65, 70A, 70B, 70C, 118C
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 110G, 110Q, 114
Crown College 60
Education 102, 120
Feminist Studies 12, 14, 16, 21, 110Q, 126
Film and Digital Media 80A, 80M, 80S, 80X, 130, 134A, 134B, 136A, 136B, 136D, 160, 162, 165C
French 108
History 20, 51, 75, 80D, 104C, 122A, 122B, 150E, 159B, 159C, 172B, 172C
History of Art and Visual Culture  27, 30, 40, 41, 43, 45, 47, 50, 51, 55, 117, 122D,  127C, 127E, 133A, 135B, 135D, 135E, 135G, 135H, 135K, 135L, 135P, 137E, 140A, 140P, 141A, 141B, 141C, 141E, 141F, 141H, 141I, 141J, 141K, 141M, 143A, 143B, 143D, 143F, 151, 152, 154, 155, 157B, 157C, 157D, 160B, 186, 190C, 191P, 191S, 191W
History of Consciousness 80N, 80O, 80T, 104
Latin American and Latino Studies 70, 75, 124, 128, 129
Literature 61H, 81B, 81F, 149A, 150D, 151K, 151L, 154B, 155A, 155C, 155D, 155H, 155L, 155N, 155O, 156E, 157A, 183I, 189G, 189H
Music 7, 11A, 80G, 80H, 80M, 80N, 80V, 80Y, 150C, 150P, 150T, 150X
Oakes College 128
Politics 117
Porter College 2, 35M, 63W, 90B, 131P, 135W
Stevenson College 80G
Theater Arts 10, 20, 40, 80D, 80L, 80N, 80P, 80Q, 108, 113, 116A, 117, 161E, 161X, 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 3, 6, 10, 11A, 11B, 15A, 15B, 20, 114, 147
Art 101
Astronomy and Astrophysics 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18
Biology: Evolutionary and Ecology 138, 139
Biomolecular Engineering 160
Computer Science and Engineering 5J, 10, 16, 20
Earth Sciences 11
Electrical and Computer Engineering 8, 163
Economics 11A, 11B
Linguistics 53, 101, 111, 112
Mathematics 3, 11A, 11B, 19A, 19B, 20A, 20B, 21, 22, 23A, 23B, 100, 152
Music 80L, 80U, 130
Philosophy 9
Physics 5A, 6A, 7A, 80U

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, 89
Applied Physics 170B
Astronomy and Astrophysics 1, 6
Biology: Evolutionary and Ecology 136
Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 80A, 80E, 88, 89
Biomolecular Engineering 18
Chemistry and Biochemistry 1A, 80H
Carson College 81C
Crown College 85
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 20, 66
Electrical and Computer Engineering 80B, 80T, 81C
Environmental Studies 24
History 81, 101D, 151
Linguistics 50, 80S
Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology 80E
Oakes College 155
Ocean Sciences 1, 80A
Physics 1, 5B, 5C, 6B, 6C, 7B
Politics 89

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.

Astronomy and Astrophysics 8
Biology: Evolutionary and Ecology 80S, 186
Community Studies 30
Computer Science and Engineering 40, 80L, 80S, 107
Crown College 87, 88
Earth Sciences 12, 125
Economics 113
Electrical and Computer Engineering 80S, 145
Environmental Sciences 160
History 59
Latin American and Latino Studies 15
Legal Studies 128A
Linguistics 147, 157
Mathematics 4
Ocean Sciences 90
Philosophy 8
Physics 133
Politics 101
Psychology 2
Sociology 3B, 128A
Statistics 5, 7, 80A, 80B, 131, 132

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.

Anthropology 100, 152, 170
Applied Linguistics 55
Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 114, 126, 127
Biomolecular Engineering 122H, 132, 177, 178
Chinese 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
Crown College 80F, 89, 96
French 131
History 13, 100, 116A, 139C, 147D, 154, 158A, 167A, 170C, 184B
History of Consciousness 12, 60A, 60C, 80S, 85, 107, 108, 112, 120, 129, 187
Japanese 105, 109
Kresge College 16, 171
Latin American and Latino Studies 79, 79S, 131, 137, 144, 149, 151, 170, 180, 194E
Linguistics 80K, 108
Literature 1, 61F, 61K, 61M, 61N, 61P, 61W, 61X, 61Y, 61Z, 80B, 80E, 80I, 80M, 80V, 80X, 80Y, 80Z, 81A, 81G, 81I, 102, 110A, 111B, 111D, 112C, 112E, 112I, 114C, 114E, 114F, 116F, 116G, 118A, 120A, 120B, 120C, 120F, 120J, 121G, 121K, 121Q, 125A, 125B, 125I, 125J, 126G, 131D, 136B, 137C, 138B, 139A, 145A, 146A, 146B, 146D, 146G, 149D, 149G, 149I, 150E, 156A, 160F, 160G, 160L, 160M, 160Q, 163A, 166A, 166E, 167E, 167F, 185L, 185M, 186A, 188H, 189Z, 190U
Mathematics 181
Philosophy 11
Politics 4, 20
Porter College 151A, 151F, 151N, 151S, 170A
Psychology 140H
Sociology 164
Spanish 156F
Stevenson College 2, 23, 36, 37
Theater Arts 25, 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, 110H, 110I, 110L, 110W, 140, 146, 147
Art 80E, 182
Biology: Evolutionary and Ecology 85, 125, 126
College Nine 60
College Ten 60, 105
Community Studies 149
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 140
Crown College 80L
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1, 106, 110A
Electrical and Computer Engineering 80J, 180J
Environmental Sciences 30
Environmental Studies 25, 65, 80B, 80C, 80F, 125, 146
History 82, 101F, 149, 177
History of Art and Visual Culture 44, 48, 116, 141P, 142, 143G
History of Consciousness 116
Kresge College 161
Latin American and Latino Studies 80P, 94X
Literature 112K, 167G, 167I, 188R
Music 80K
Ocean Sciences 80B
Philosophy 28
Physics 2
Porter College 171N
Sociology 125, 173, 173X, 185

Human Behavior (PE-H code)

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

Anthropology 107B, 110D, 110F, 110N, 110S, 110Y, 125, 161, 161S
Applied Linguistics 80
Art 80X
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 80I
College Nine 140
College Ten 140
Community Studies 10, 156
Computational Media 80L
Cowell College 82, 138A
Crown College 92
Digital Arts and New Media 143
Economics 1, 2, 20, 116
Education 10
Feminist Studies 31
History 76, 118A
History of Consciousness 70, 118
Kresge College 45
Latin American and Latino Studies 5
Legal Studies 173, 182
Linguistics 80D
Merrill College 41
Music 80O
Oakes College 45, 185
Philosophy 23, 24, 27
Politics 1, 70, 173, 182, 189
Psychology 1, 178
Sociology 117M, 136, 137, 141, 172
Theater Arts 80C

Technology and Society (PE-T code)

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

Art 80T
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 80H
Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 80J
Biomolecular Engineering 5, 80G, 80H
Carson College 151A 
Computational Media 80A
Computer Science and Engineering 80A, 80N, 119
Cowell College 78
Crown College 80J
Digital Arts and New Media 135, 136
Electrical and Computer Engineering 80E
Environmental Studies 176
Feminist Studies 30, 124, 133
Film 80T, 80V, 136C, 189
History 110E, 124A, 151A
History of Art and Visual Culture 49, 140E, 141L, 141N, 141O, 143E
History of Consciousness 105, 110
Latin American and Latino Studies 126
Linguistics 133
Literature 61U, 80K, 81E, 126A
Music 80C, 80R, 81G
Philosophy 80G, 80M
Sociology 30A, 121G, 123
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 172, 179, 189
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 120
Astronomy and Astrophysics 9B
Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 142L
Biology: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental 102L, 188
Biomolecular Engineering 129C, 180
Carson College 122
Chemistry and Biochemistry 139
College Nine 85, 86, 120
College Ten 86, 95, 120
Computational Media 120
Computer Science and Engineering 115B, 115D, 123A, 129B, 183
Computer Science 116, 183
Cowell College 11A, 11B, 11C, 11D, 86, 111, 122
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 136
Crown College 79, 90, 97A
Earth and Planetary Sciences 109L, 110L
Electrical and Computer Engineering 118, 129B
Environmental Studies 100L, 136
Feminist Studies 136
Film and Digital Media 2, 151, 185X
History 4, 60, 80C, 80Y, 158C, 185N, 189
History of Art and Visual Culture 142M
Jewish Studies 185N
Kresge College 2, 51, 52, 60C, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 78, 90C, 100, 172, 173, 174
Latin American and Latino Studies 32
Linguistics 144
Literature 80O, 149C, 149H
Mathematics 101
Merrill College 31, 32F, 33F
Music 1C, 2
Oakes College 11
Physics 9B, 180
Porter College 131C, 193J
Psychology 182
Sociology 107F
Stevenson College 13, 86
Theater Arts 139
Writing 30

Creative Process (PR-C code)

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

Art 15, 20G, 20H, 20I, 20J, 20K, 20L, 26, 105, 106O, 113, 132, 152C, 155, 161C, 161J, 175, 181
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media 91, 118, 132, 134, 179
College Ten 106
Computational Media 25, 26, 150, 178, 179
Crown College 86, 98
Digital Arts and New Media 132, 133, 134, 138, 140, 141
Environmental Studies 18
Film and Digital Media 20P, 150, 170A, 170B, 171C
Kresge College 65F, 65M, 65W
Literature 61L, 80U, 90, 90X, 91A, 91B, 123C, 179A, 179C
Music 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 8A, 8B, 9, 10, 12, 12B, 55, 56, 58, 73, 77, 80Z, 81R, 163, 166,167R
Oakes College 70
Porter College 41I, 41S, 41W, 61B, 61J, 61N, 63F, 90A, 141C, 141L, 141W, 145R, 151P, 161B
Science Communication 100
Theater Arts 8, 14, 15, 17,  19, 30, 31C, 31E, 36, 37, 114, 115A, 115B, 119, 128, 136

Service Learning (PR-S code)

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

Anthropology 188A, 188B, 188C
Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary 95
Carson College 55, 155, 162
College Ten 98, 115
Community Studies 105A, 105B, 105C, 191
Cowell College 168, 174, 184A, 184B, 184C
Crown College 70L, 95, 97B
Economics 193, 193F
Education 50A, 50B, 50C, 180
Environmental Studies 83, 184
History of Art and Visual Culture 193F
Kresge College 12A, 12B, 12C, 62, 63, 64
Legal Studies 185, 188B
Literature 191
Merrill College 85B, 85C, 90, 90F, 90S
Oakes College 48, 73B, 76, 130, 151B, 152, 153, 167, 188B, 189
Physical and Biological Sciences 182
Politics 136F
Psychology 155, 193, 193A, 193B, 193C, 193D
Stevenson College 27
Writing 169

Composition (C1, C2 code) and C code

(C code for students beginning Fall 2018, C1 and C2 code for students entering before Fall 2018)

C1

Writing 1A

C2

Writing 2

C

Writing 2, 2H