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General Education Curriculum (GEC)

Purpose of General Education

WVU aims to provide students with a foundation of skills and knowledge necessary to reason clearly, communicate effectively, and contribute to society. The General Education Curriculum is designed to ensure that students meet these goals through inquiry-based learning across the disciplines. In conjunction with a major field, and in consultation with their advisors, students will design programs of study that satisfy the GEC’s Objectives.

The learning objectives reflect the fact that, in an increasingly interdependent world, it is crucial that students learn to interact constructively with people from different cultures, to understand viewpoints different from their own, and to identify and resolve issues of personal and professional ethics.

The GEC strives to help students to become thoughtful participants in a democratic society, and to achieve the intellectual integration and awareness they will need to meet changes and challenges in their personal, social, and professional lives.

Effective with the beginning of the Fall Semester, 2005, all matriculating students will be required to fulfill the requirements of the General Education Curriculum by taking an appropriate selection of these courses. Additional courses will be added to the list in the future as they are approved for inclusion in the GEC.

Policies Governing This Curriculum

  1. Students will take between 41 and 43 credits in this curriculum.
  2. Most courses fulfill two GEC objectives. The student will choose which one of those objectives a particular course will fulfill.
  3. Unless disallowed by the major, courses satisfying GEC objectives may also satisfy course requirements for the major.
  4. Students may fulfill up to three of the GEC objectives 2 through 9 (including 2A, 2B lab, 2B other, and 2C) with courses in one subject area (as defined by a common prefix, such as POLS or SOCA) and may fulfill up to two GEC objectives 2 through 9 with courses in each of any other subject areas. For example, a student might complete objectives 2 through 9 with three PSYC courses, two BIOL courses, two PHIL courses, one MATH course, one CS course, one ART course, and one RELG course. Another student might complete objectives 2 through 9 with two STAT courses, two GEOL courses, two ARHS courses, two ENGL courses, two HUM courses and a THET course. Another student might take courses in 11 different subjects to complete these objectives.
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1. Communication

Students are expected to communicate effectively in English. (6 credits)

Requirements

  • Successful completion of English 101 and 102 or 103. Courses fulfilling this objective: ENGL 101, 102, 103.

(G01) Objective 1: Communication

  • ENGL 101 – Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 102 – Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 103 – Accelerated Academic Writing (This three-hour course has admissions requirements. Students completing ENGL 103 to satisfy GEC Objective 1, students must still take 128 hours to graduate.)

A component of Objective 1 requires the successful completion of a ‘writing’ (W) course, preferably in the major. Please consult the list of available ‘writing’ courses to determine a course to fulfill this objective.

2. Basic Mathematical Skills and Scientific Inquiry

Students are expected to use quantitative and scientific knowledge effectively. (13-14 credits)

Requirements

  • Successful completion of one course in mathematics or statistics. This course may also satisfy major course requirements. Courses satisfying this requirement appear in Group A. (3 credits)
  • Successful completion of two courses in the natural or physical sciences of which one course has a lab requirement. These courses may also satisfy major course requirements. Courses satisfying this requirement appear in Group B. (7-8 credits)
  • Successful completion of either one additional course in mathematics or statistics, one course in the natural or physical sciences, or one course in the areas of natural resources and the environment. This course may also satisfy major course requirements. Courses satisfying this requirement may be selected from Groups A, B, or C. (3 credits)

(G02) Objective 2: Basic Mathematical Skills and Scientific Inquiry

(G02A) Group A:
  • CDFS 250 – Research Methods/Data Analysis
  • ECON 225 – Elementary Business/Economics Stat
  • MATH 121 – Intro Concepts Of Mathematics
  • MATH 128 – Plane Trigonometry
  • MATH 129 – Pre-Calculus Mathematics
  • MATH 150 – Applied Calculus
  • MATH 153 – Calculus 1a with Precalculus
  • MATH 154 – Calculus 1b with Precalculus
  • MATH 155 – Calculus 1
  • MATH 156 – Calculus 2
  • MATH 218 – History Of Mathematics
  • MATH 126A – College Algebra 5-Day
  • MATH 126B – College Algebra 4-Day
  • MATH 126C – College Algebra 3-Day
  • STAT 111 – Understanding Statistics
  • STAT 201 – Applied Statistical Modeling
  • STAT 211 – Elementary Statistical Inference
  • STAT 215 – Intro Probability & Statistics
(G02B) Group B:
  • BIOL 101 – General Biology
  • BIOL 102 – General Biology
  • BIOL 103 – General Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 104 – General Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 105 – Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 106 – Environmental Biology Lab
  • BIOL 107 – Biotechnology and Society
  • BIOL 115 – Principles Of Biology
  • BIOL 117 – Introductory Physiology
  • CHEM 111 – Survey of Chemistry
  • CHEM 112 – Survey of Chemistry
  • CHEM 115 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • CHEM 116 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • CHEM 117 – Principles of Chemistry
  • CHEM 118 – Principles of Chemistry
  • GEN 101 – Beginner’s Guide-Genetics
  • GEOG 106 – Physical Geography Laboratory
  • GEOG 107 – Physical Geography
  • GEOG 110 – Environmental Geoscience
  • GEOG 111 – Environmental Geoscience Lab
  • GEOG 149 – Digital Earth Lab
  • GEOG 150 – Digital Earth
  • GEOG 207 – Climate And Environment
  • GEOL 101 – Planet Earth
  • GEOL 102 – Planet Earth Laboratory
  • GEOL 103 – Earth Through Time
  • GEOL 104 – Earth Through Time Laboratory
  • GEOL 110 – Environmental Geoscience
  • GEOL 111 – Environmental Geoscience Lab
  • GEOL 230 – Fossils and Evolution
  • PHSC 101 – Introductory Physical Science 1
  • PHSC 102 – Introductory Physical Science 2
  • PHYS 101 – Introductory Physics
  • PHYS 102 – Introductory Physics
  • PHYS 105 – Conceptual Physics
  • PHYS 107 – Physics Of Music
  • PHYS 111 – General Physics
  • PHYS 112 – General Physics
(G02C) Group C:
  • AEM 341 – General Microbiology
  • ARE 187 – Energy Resource
  • ASTR 106 – Descriptive Astronomy
  • ASTR 110 – Explosion in Space
  • A&VS 275 – Companion Animal Science
  • CS 101 – Intro-Computer Applications
  • DSGN 340 – Design for Energy Efficiency
  • ENVP 119 – Soil in the City
  • ENVP 155 – Elements-Environmental Protection
  • FDST 200 – Food Science and Technology
  • FOR 140 – W Va Natural Resources
  • GEOL 203 – Physical Oceanography (Ended Effective 201505)
  • HN&F 171 – Introduction to Nutrition
  • PHYS 111 – General Physics
  • PLSC 105 – Plants/People:Past/ Present
  • PLSC 206 – Principles of Plant Science
  • SOCA 252 – Physical Anthropology
  • WDSC 100 – Forest Resources in US History
  • WMAN 150 – Principle-Conservation Ecology
  • WMAN 175 – Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries

3. The Past and Its Traditions

Students are expected to apply knowledge, methods, and principles of inquiry to understanding the past. (3 credits)

Requirements

  • Successful completion of one course focused upon the historical, cultural, or intellectual development of society over time or on a particular period critical to that development. This course may also satisfy a major course requirement.

(G03) Objective 3: The Past and Its Traditions

  • ARHS 101 – Landmarks of World Art
  • ARHS 120 – Survey of Art History 1
  • ARHS 160 – Survey of Art History 2
  • ARHS 181 – World Architecture 4:1850-Pres
  • ARHS 382 – Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
  • ART 109 – Basic Drawing 1 for Non Majors
  • ART 110 – Basic Drawing 2 for Non Majors
  • ASTR 106 – Descriptive Astronomy
  • CLAS 101 – Elementary Latin 1
  • CLAS 102 – Elementary Latin 2
  • CLAS 203 – Intermediate Latin 1
  • CLAS 204 – Intermediate Latin 2
  • CLAS 231 – Greek and Roman Civilization and Culture
  • CLAS 232 – Greek And Roman Myths
  • COMM 305 – Appreciation-Motion Picture
  • ENGL 225 – Western World Literature
  • ENGL 236 – The Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 251 – American Folklore and Culture
  • ENGL 261 – British Literature 1
  • ENGL 262 – British Literature 2
  • ENGL 263 – Shakespeare 1
  • ENGL 272 – Modern Literature
  • ENGR 140 – Engineering in History
  • FCLT161 – The Many Latin Americas
  • FCLT 206 – Intro to Japanese Culture
  • FCLT 210 – Chinese Civilization/Culture
  • FCLT 260 – Cultures of Mexico
  • FCLT 321 – Gods/Heroes-Nordic Mythology
  • FILM 101 – The Art of Film 1
  • FRCH 301 – Language Through Civilization
  • HIST 101 – W Civilization:Antiquity-1600
  • HIST 102 – W Civilization:1600-Present
  • HIST 104 – Latin America:Past & Present
  • HIST 106 – East Asia: An Introduction
  • HIST 108 – North America:Past and Present
  • HIST 152 – Growth-American Nation to 1865
  • HIST 153 – Making Modern America:1865-Present
  • HIST 179 – World History to 1500
  • HIST 180 – World History Since 1500
  • HIST 203 – Introduction to Medieval Europe
  • HIST 204 – Renaissance & Reformation
  • HIST 205 – Absolutism & Enlightenment
  • HIST 207 – Revolutionary Europe
  • HIST 210 – Modern Military History
  • HIST 217 – History of Russia to 1917
  • HIST 221 – History of Modern Germany
  • HIST 225 – Modern South Asia
  • HIST 241 – Latin America:Culture/Conquest/Colonization
  • HIST 257 – Antebellum America:1781-1861
  • HIST 259 – The United States:l865-1918
  • HIST 261 – Recent America:U.S. since 1918
  • HIST 264 – American Indian History
  • HIST 281 – The Agrarian Transformation
  • HN&F 350 – Cross-Culture Cuisine
  • HUM 107 – The Humanities of Egypt
  • HUM 109 – The Italian Renaissance
  • HUM 112 – Humanities in Greece
  • LARC 212 – History-Landscape Architecture
  • MATH 218 – History Of Mathematics
  • MUSC 112 – Great Composers in Performance
  • MUSC 270 – Hist-Western Musical Traditions 1
  • PET 101 – Games in American Culture
  • PHIL 140 – Historical Intro to Philosophy
  • PHIL 244 – History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 248 – History of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 346 – History of Ethics
  • PHIL 351 – Topics in Medieval Philosophy
  • POLS 102 – Intro American Government
  • POLS 220 – State and Local Government
  • POLS 373 – American Political Philosophy
  • RELG 102 – Introduction-World Religions
  • RELG 219 – The History of Christianity
  • RELG 222 – Origins of Judaism
  • RELG 223 – Christianity in America
  • RELG 231 – Religions of China and Japan
  • RELG 232 – History & Practice of Islam
  • RELG 301 – Studies in Asian Scriptures
  • RELG 302 – Studies in Islamic Scripture
  • RELG 303 – Studies in Christian Scripture
  • RELG 304 – Studies in Hebrew Scriptures
  • SM 275 – The Olympic Games
  • SOCA 258 – Introduction to Archaeology
  • SPAN 330 – Latin American Culture
  • SPAN 340 – Culture of Spain
  • THET 101 – Introduction to the Theatre
  • THET 301 – History of Western Theatre (was THET 260)
  • USAF 251 – Air and Space Power 1
  • USAF 252 – Air and Space Power 2
  • WDSC 100 – Forest Resources in United States History

4. Issues of Contemporary Society

Students are expected to apply knowledge, methods, and principles of inquiry to contemporary problems, ideas, and/or values. (3-4 credits)

Requirement

  • Successful completion of one course focused upon methods of critical thought and principles of inquiry concerning contemporary issues, ideas, and/or values as seen from a humanistic or scientific perspective. This course may also satisfy a major course requirement.

(G04) Objective 4: Contemporary Society

  • ADV 201 – Advertising and Society
  • AEM 341 – General Microbiology
  • AGEE 101 – Global Food/Agricultural Industry
  • AGEE 220 – Group Organization/Leadership
  • ARE 150 – Intro Agriculture & Agribusiness Econ
  • ARE 187 – Energy Resource
  • ARE 220 – Intro Environmental/Resource Econ
  • ASP 220 – Intro Africana Studies
  • BIOL 105 – Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 106 – Environmental Biology Lab
  • BIOL 107 – Biotechnology and Society
  • BIOL 122 – Human Sexuality
  • BUSA 201 – Survey of Economics
  • CDFS 110 – Families Across the Life Span
  • CHIN 101 – First Year Chinese 1
  • CHIN 102 – First Year Chinese 2
  • CHIN 203 – Second Year Chinese 1
  • CHIN 204 – Second Year Chinese 2
  • CHPR 365 – Men’s Health
  • CHPR 380 – Women and Health
  • COMM 100 – Principles-Human Communication
  • COMM 102 – Human Communication-Interpersonal Context
  • COMM 104 – Public Communication
  • COMM 105 – Introduction to the Mass Media
  • COMM 112 – Small Group Communication
  • COMM 122 – Human Communication-Contemporary Society
  • COMM 306 – Communication-Organizations/Institution
  • COMM 308 – Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 309 – Health Communication
  • COMM 314 – Nonviolence-Comm Behavior
  • COMM 410 – Family Communication
  • COUN 230 – Life Choices
  • CS 101 – Intro-Computer Applications
  • CSAD 270 – Effective Public Speaking
  • CSAD 280 – Communication Disorder-Film
  • DSGN 280 – Sustainable Design & Develop
  • ECON 201 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 225 – Elementary Business/Economics Statistics
  • ECON 301 – Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory
  • ECON 401 – Managerial Economics
  • EDUC 200 – Professional Inquiry-Education
  • ENGL 170 – Literature of Minds and Selves
  • ENGL 255 – Multiethnic Literature
  • ENGL 257 – Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENGL 273 – Contemporary Literature
  • ENGR 140 – Engineering in History
  • ENVP 119 – Soil in the City
  • ENVP 155 – Elements-Environment Protection
  • FCLT 460 – Sexuality and Gender in Hispanic Cinema
  • FDST 200 – Food Science and Technology
  • FIS 201 – Intro-Forensic Identification
  • FOR 140 – W Va Natural Resources
  • FRCH 100 – Intensive Elementary French
  • FRCH 101 – Elementary French 1
  • FRCH 102 – Elementary French 2
  • FRCH 200 – Intensive Intermediate French
  • FRCH 203 – Intermediate French 1
  • FRCH 204 – Intermediate French 2
  • GEN 101 – Beginner’s Guide-Genetics
  • GEOG 106 – Physical Geography Laboratory
  • GEOG 107 – Physical Geography
  • GEOG 108 – Human Geography
  • GEOG 110 – Environmental Geoscience
  • GEOG 111 – Environmental Geoscience Lab
  • GEOG 205 – Natural Resources
  • GEOG 207 – Climate And Environment
  • GEOG 210 – Urban Geography
  • GEOG 240 – United States and Canada
  • GEOG 241 – Geography of Europe (Ended Effective 201505)
  • GEOG 243 – Geography of Africa
  • GEOG 244 – Geography of the Middle East
  • GEOL 101 – Planet Earth
  • GEOL 110 – Environmental Geoscience
  • GEOL 111 – Environmental Geoscience Lab
  • GEOL 203 – Physical Oceanography (Ended Effective 201505)
  • GER 101 – Introduction to German Language and Culture 1
  • GER 102 – Introduction to German Language and Culture 2
  • GER 203 – Speaking World
  • GER 204 – Life-Germany
  • HIST 104 – Latin America:Past & Present
  • HIST 108 – North America:Past and Present
  • HIST 209 – Twentieth Century Europe
  • HIST 218 – History of Russia:1900-Present
  • HIST 242 – Latin America:Reform/Revolution
  • HIST 281 – The Agrarian Transformation
  • HN&F 126 – Society and Food
  • HN&F 171 – Introduction to Nutrition
  • ITAL 101 – Elementary Italian 1
  • ITAL 102 – Elementary Italian 2
  • ITAL 203 – Intermediate Italian 1
  • ITAL 204 – Intermediate Italian 2
  • JAPN 101 – Elementary Japanese 1
  • JAPN 102 – Elementary Japanese 2
  • JAPN 203 – Intermediate Japanese 1
  • JAPN 204 – Intermediate Japanese 2
  • JRL 235 – Electronic Media & Society (was TVJ 215)
  • LING 101 – Introduction To Language
  • MILS 101 – Military Science
  • MILS 102 – Military Science
  • MILS 201 – Military Science
  • MILS 202 – Military Science
  • MUSC 111 – Introduction to Music
  • MUSC 114 – Music in the Modern Age
  • MUSC 271 – Hist-Western Musical Traditions 2
  • NAS 200 – Intro:Native American Studies
  • PHIL 100 – Problems of Philosophy
  • PHIL 130 – Current Moral Problems
  • PHIL 147 – Philosophy and Film
  • PHIL 170 – Intro to Critical Reasoning
  • PHIL 212 – Philosophy of Sport
  • PHIL 260 – Intro to Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 301 – Metaphysics
  • PHIL 302 – Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 306 – Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 308 – Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 310 – Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 321 – Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 323 – Social/Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 325 – Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 331 – Health Care Ethics
  • PHIL 355 – Existentialism
  • PLSC 105 – Plants/People:Past/ Present
  • POLS 102 – Intro American Government
  • POLS 210 – Law and the Legal System
  • POLS 220 – State and Local Government
  • POLS 260 – Intro International Relations
  • POLS 270 – History of Political Thought 1
  • POLS 351 – Russian/Post-Soviet Politics
  • POLS 355 – Governments of Latin America
  • POLS 356 – Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 361 – International Law & Institutions
  • PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 233 – Psychology of Cinema
  • PSYC 241 – Intro to Human Development
  • PSYC 251 – Intro to Social Psychology
  • PSYC 281 – Intro to Abnormal Psychology
  • RELG 222 – Origins of Judaism
  • SEES 101 – Intro Slavic/East Europe Study
  • SEP 271 – Sport in American Society
  • SEP 272 – Psychological Perspectivs-Sport
  • SEP 373 – African Americans in Sports
  • SM 275 – The Olympic Games
  • SM 375 – Sport in the Global Market
  • SOCA 101 – Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCA 207 – Social Problems-Contmporary America
  • SOCA 221 – Families and Society
  • SOCA 235 – Race & Ethnic Relations
  • SOCA 351 – Traditional & Changing Africa
  • SOWK 105 – Social Welfare Institutions
  • SOWK 147 – Human Diversity
  • SPED 304 – SPED in Contemporary Society
  • STAT 111 – Understanding Statistics
  • STAT 201 – Applied Statistical Modeling
  • STAT 211 – Elementary Statistical Inference
  • USAF 131 – Foundations of US Air Force 1
  • USAF 132 – Foundations of US Air Force 2
  • USAF 371 – Leadership Studies 1
  • USAF 372 – Leadership Studies 2
  • WMAN 100 – The Tradition of Hunting
  • WMAN 150 – Principle-Conservation Ecology
  • WMAN 175 – Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries
  • WGST 150 – Women in Movies
  • WGST 170 – Introduction to Gender Studies
  • WGST 242 – Women’s Health and Fitness
  • WGST 245 – Women-International Development
  • WGST 260 – Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
  • WGST 340 – Gender and Violence

5. Artistic Expression

Students are expected to apply methods and principles of critical inquiry to the analysis of literary or artistic expression. (3 credits)

Requirement

  • Successful completion of one course focused upon critical inquiry in art, dance, literature, music, or theater. This course may also satisfy a major course requirement.

(G05) Objective 5: Artistic Expression

  • ARHS 101 – Landmarks of World Art
  • ARHS 120 – Survey of Art History 1
  • ARHS 160 – Survey of Art History 2
  • ARHS 181 – World Architecture 4:1850-Pres
  • ARHS 382 – Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
  • ARHS 388 – The Art of Andy Warhol
  • ART 109 – Basic Drawing 1 for Non Majors
  • ART 110 – Basic Drawing 2 for Non Majors
  • CLAS 232 – Greek And Roman Myths
  • COMM 305 – Appreciation-Motion Pictures
  • COMM 315 – American Diversity in Film
  • DANC 170 – Introduction to Dance
  • ENGL 131 – Poetry and Drama
  • ENGL 132 – Short Story and Novel
  • ENGL 154 – African American Literature
  • ENGL 156 – Literature Native America
  • ENGL 170 – Literature of Minds and Selves
  • ENGL 171 – Literature of Science and Nature
  • ENGL 172 – Literature of the Human Body
  • ENGL 180 – Literature of Love, Sex, and Gender
  • ENGL 212 – Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 213 – Creative Writing:Poetry
  • ENGL 214 – Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
  • ENGL 225 – Western World Literature
  • ENGL 226 – Non-Western World Literature
  • ENGL 230 – Film Studies
  • ENGL 232 – Poetry
  • ENGL 233 – Short Story
  • ENGL 234 – Drama
  • ENGL 235 – Novel
  • ENGL 238 – Literature of Place
  • ENGL 241 – American Literature 1
  • ENGL 242 – American Literature 2
  • ENGL 252 – Appalachian Fiction
  • ENGL 254 – African American Literature
  • ENGL 257 – Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENGL 261 – British Literature 1
  • ENGL 262 – British Literature 2
  • ENGL 263 – Shakespeare 1
  • ENGL 272 – Modern Literature
  • ENGL 273 – Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 285 – Images Of Women in Literature
  • FCLT 250 – Russian Fairy Tales
  • FCLT 280 – SciFi:East/West
  • FCLT 281 – Vampire:Blood and Revolution
  • FCLT 306 – Japanese Culture and Cinema
  • FCLT 310 – Chinese Cinema
  • FCLT 380 – Holocaust:East Europe Film/Lit
  • FCLT 381 – Contemporary Polish Cinema
  • FCLT 382 – Polish Cinema:Kieslowski
  • FILM 101 – The Art of Film 1
  • FILM 102 – The Art of Film 2
  • FLIT 135 – Introduction-French Literature
  • FLIT 216 – Chinese Literature Translatn 1
  • FLIT 217 – Chinese Literature-Translatn 2
  • FLIT 235 – French Literature-Translatn 1
  • FLIT 236 – French Literature-Translatn 2
  • FLIT 238 – African Women Writers
  • FLIT 239 – Francophone Literature-Translt
  • FLIT 240 – Italian Women Writers
  • FLIT 256 – Russian Literature Translatn 1
  • FLIT 257 – Russian Literature Translatn 2
  • FLIT 266 – Latin American Literature
  • FLIT 285 – Brazilian Literature Translation
  • FLIT 316 Arab Women Writers
  • FLIT 360 – Discovering Mesoamerica
  • FRCH 421 – Survey of Literature 1
  • FRCH 422 – Survey of Literature 2
  • GER 431 – German Literature: Fables/Fairy Tales/Enlightenment-Romanticism
  • GER 432 – German Literature: Since Romanticism
  • HUM 101 – Intro-Western Civilization 1
  • HUM 102 – Intro-Western Civilization 2
  • HUM 106 – Promethean Myth/ Modern Arts
  • HUM 109 – The Italian Renaissance
  • LARC 212 – History-Landscape Architecture
  • MUSC 111 – Introduction to Music
  • MUSC 112 – Great Composers in Performance
  • MUSC 113 – 20th Century American Pop Mus
  • MUSC 114 – Music in the Modern Age
  • MUSC 115 – Introduction – History of Jazz
  • MUSC 116 – Music in World Cultures
  • MUSC 120 – History of Musical Theater
  • MUSC 270 – Hist-Western Musical Tradtns 1
  • MUSC 271 – Hist-Western Musical Tradtns 2
  • MUSC 475 – History Of Jazz
  • MUSC 477 – Music Of Africa
  • PHIL 147 – Philosophy and Film
  • PSYC 233 – Psychology of Cinema
  • SPAN 331 – Early Spanish American Lit
  • SPAN 332 – Modern Spanish American Lit
  • SPAN 341 – Early Literature of Spain
  • SPAN 342 – Modern Literature of Spain
  • THET 101 – Introduction to the Theatre
  • THET 102 – Acting
  • THET 144 – Fundamentals of Acting
  • THET 170 – World Theatre & Drama
  • ULIB 300 – Film & Media Literacy
  • WGST 215 – African Women Writers
  • WGST 225 – Women in Appalachia

6. The Individual In Society

Students are expected to develop an awareness of human experience, including both personal and social dimensions. (4 credits)

Requirement

  • University 101 or equivalent course. (1 credit)
  • Successful completion of one additional course addressing at least one of the following: personality motivation, cognition, behavior, social interactions, critical reasoning, ethical judgment, psychological and physiological growth and development, health, and well-being. This course may also satisfy a major course requirement. (3 credits)

(G06) Objective 6: The Individual in Society

  • AGEE 220 – Group Organization/Leadership
  • ARE 150 – Intro Agri & Agribusiness Econ
  • BIOL 122 – Human Sexuality
  • CHPR 365 – Men’s Health
  • CHPR 380 – Women and Health
  • COMM 100 – Principles-Human Communication
  • COMM 102 – Human Comm-Interprsnl Context
  • COMM 104 – Public Communication
  • COMM 105 – Introduction to the Mass Media
  • COMM 112 – Small Group Communication
  • COMM 122 – Human Comm-Contemprary Society
  • COMM 212 – Gender & Communication
  • COMM 304 – Humn Comm/Rational Decisions (Ended Effective 201505)
  • COMM 306 – Communication-Orgnztns/Instutn
  • COMM 308 – Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 309 – Health Communication
  • COMM 317 – Communication And Aging
  • COMM 410 – Family Communication
  • COUN 230 – Life Choices
  • CSAD 270 – Effective Public Speaking
  • CSAD 280 – Communication Disorder-Film
  • DISB 380 – Disability and the Family
  • DISB 385 – Disability and Society
  • DSGN 140 – Sustainable Living
  • EDUC 200 – Professional Inquiry-Education
  • ENGL 170 – Literature of Minds and Selves
  • ENGL 257 – Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • FCLT 280 – SciFi:East/West
  • FCLT 281 – Vampire:Blood and Revolution
  • FCLT 380 – Holocaust:East Europe Film/Lit
  • FCLT 460 – Sexuality and Gender in Hispanic Cinema
  • GERO 212 – Introduction to Gerontology
  • HONR 215 – Confronting Pseudoscience
  • HUM 106 – Promethean Myth/ Modern Arts
  • LING 101 – Introduction To Language
  • MILS 102 – Military Science
  • MILS 201 – Military Science
  • MILS 202 – Military Science
  • PHIL 100 – Problems of Philosophy
  • PHIL 130 – Current Moral Problems
  • PHIL 170 – Intro to Critical Reasoning
  • PHIL 212 – Philosophy of Sport
  • PHIL 260 – Intro to Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 301 – Metaphysics
  • PHIL 302 – Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 306 – Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 310 – Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 321 – Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 323 – Social/Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 325 – Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 331 – Health Care Ethics
  • PHIL 354 – Themes/Continental Philosophy
  • PLSC 140 – Sustainable Living
  • POLS 270 – History of Political Thought 1
  • POLS 337 – Gender/Politics & Policy
  • PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 232 – Sex Roles and Behavior
  • PSYC 241 – Intro to Human Development
  • PSYC 251 – Intro to Social Psychology
  • PSYC 281 – Intro to Abnormal Psychology
  • RELG 303 Studies in Christian Scripture
  • RESM 140 – Sustainable Living
  • RPTR 140 – Adventure West Virginia
  • SEP 272 – Psychological Perspectivs-Sprt
  • SOCA 221 – Families and Society
  • SPED 304 – SPED in Contemporary Society
  • USAF 131 – Foundations of US Air Force 1
  • USAF 132 – Foundations of US Air Force 2
  • USAF 251 – Air and Space Power 1
  • USAF 252 – Air and Space Power 2
  • USAF 371 – Leadership Studies 1
  • USAF 372 – Leadership Studies 2
  • WGST 242 – Women’s Health and Fitness
  • WGST 250 – Women in Science
  • WGST 340 – Gender and Violence

(G06F) Objective 6F: First Year Seminar

  • ACE 106 – Introduction to Athletic Coaching
  • AGEE 102 – Educational Colloquium in AGEE
  • AGRL 111 – Professions in Agriculture
  • ART 191 – First-Year Seminar CCA
  • BCOR 199-Introduction to Business
  • CDFS 101 – Introduction to Child Development and Family Studies
  • DTHY 101 – Introduction to Dental Hygiene
  • ENGR 199 – Orientation to Engineering
  • EXPH 100 – Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • HONR 199 – Orientation to Honors
  • JRL 115 – College of Media Orientation
  • MILS 101 – Military Science
  • MUSC 191 – First-Year Seminar
  • PET 167 – Introduction to Physical Education
  • SM 167 – Introduction to Sport Management
  • SRVL 199 – Orientation to Service Learning
  • THET 191 – First Year Seminar
  • WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar
  • WVUE 191A – First Year Seminar – MSA
  • WVUE 191B – First Year Seminar – SSS/TRIO
  • WVUE 192 – First Year Experience: Athletes

7. American Culture

Students are expected to develop knowledge critical to the understanding of the issues that shape the culture of the United States. (3 credits)

Requirement

  • Successful completion of one course that explores issues that have shaped the development of society in the United States including but not limited to issues pertaining to age, ethnicity, race, region, religion, or social class. This course may also satisfy a major course requirement.

(G07) Objective 7: American Culture

  • ADV 201 – Advertising and Society
  • ARHS 388 – The Art of Andy Warhol
  • ASP 220 – Intro Africana Studies
  • A&VS 275 – Companion Animal Science
  • CDFS 112 – Introduction to Marriage and Family
  • COMM 212 – Gender & Communication
  • COMM 304 – Humn Comm/Rational Decisions (Ended Effective 201505)
  • COMM 315 – American Diversity in Film
  • COMM 317 – Communication And Aging
  • DSGN 140 – Sustainable Living
  • ENGL 132 – Short Story and Novel
  • ENGL 154 – African American Literature
  • ENGL 241 – American Literature 1
  • ENGL 242 – American Literature 2
  • ENGL 251 – American Folklore and Culture
  • ENGL 254 – African American Literature
  • ENGL 255 – Multiethnic Literature
  • ENGL 258 – Popular American Culture
  • EXPH 230 – Exercise in American Culture
  • FCLT 240 – Italian-American Experience
  • FILM 102 – The Art of Film 2
  • GEOG 210 – Urban Geography
  • GEOG 240 – United States and Canada
  • GERO 212 – Introduction to Gerontology
  • HIST 152 – Growth-American Nation to 1865
  • HIST 153 – Making Modern Amrca:1865-Prsnt
  • HIST 210 – Modern Military History
  • HIST 257 – Antebellum America:1781-1861
  • HIST 259 – The United States:l865-1918
  • HIST 261 – Recent America:U.S. since 1918
  • HIST 264 – American Indian History
  • HONR 210 – City – As – Text – Morgantown
  • HONR 215 – Confronting Pseudoscience
  • MUSC 113 – 20th Century American Pop Mus
  • MUSC 115 – Introduction – History of Jazz
  • MUSC 120 – History of Musical Theater
  • MUSC 475 – History Of Jazz
  • PET 101 – Games in American Culture
  • PLSC 140 – Sustainable Living
  • POLS 337 – Gender/Politics & Policy
  • POLS 373 – American Political Philosophy
  • PSYC 232 – Sex Roles and Behavior
  • RELG 223 – Christianity in America
  • RESM 140 – Sustainable Living
  • SEP 271 – Sport in American Society
  • SEP 373 – African Americans in Sports
  • SOCA 101 – Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCA 207 – Social Problems-Contmp America
  • SOCA 235 – Race & Ethnic Relations
  • SOWK 147 – Human Diversity
  • ULIB 300 – Film & Media Literacy
  • WMAN 100 – The Tradition of Hunting
  • WGST 150 – Women in Movies
  • WGST 170 – Introduction to Gender Studies
  • WGST 225 – Women in Appalachia
  • WGST 250 – Women in Science
  • WGST 260 – Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

8. Western Culture

Students are expected to analyze historical, cultural, and/or political issues of a Western nation in an international context. (3 credits)

Requirement

  • Successful completion of one course that explores historical, cultural, and/or political issues pertaining to a western nation in an international context. This course may also satisfy a major course requirement.

(G08) Objective 8: Western Culture

  • BUSA 201 – Survey of Economics
  • CLAS 101 – Elementary Latin 1
  • CLAS 102 – Elementary Latin 2
  • CLAS 231 – Greek and Roman Civilization and Culture
  • COMM 316 – Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 201 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 301 – Intermed Micro-Economic Theory
  • FCLT 240 – Italian-American Experience
  • FCLT 321 – Gods/Heroes-Nordic Mythology
  • FCLT 381 – Contemporary Polish Cinema
  • FCLT 382 – Polish Cinema:Kieslowski
  • FLIT 135 – Introduction-French Literature
  • FLIT 235 – French Literature-Translatn 1
  • FLIT 236 – French Literature-Translatn 2
  • FLIT 240 – Italian Women Writers
  • FLIT 256 – Russian Literature Translatn 1
  • FLIT 257 – Russian Literature Translatn 2
  • FRCH 100 – Intensive Elementary French
  • FRCH 101 – Elementary French 1
  • FRCH 102 – Elementary French 2
  • FRCH 200 – Intensive Intermediate French
  • FRCH 203 – Intermediate French 1
  • FRCH 301 – Language Through Civilization
  • FRCH 421 – Survey of Literature 1
  • GEOG 102 – World Regions
  • GEOG 108 – Human Geography
  • GEOG 241 – Geography of Europe (Ended Effective 201505)
  • GER 101 – Introduction to German Language and Culture 1
  • GER 102 – Introduction to German Language and Culture 2
  • GER 203 – Speaking World
  • GER 204 – Life-Germany
  • GER 431 – Survey of German Literature 1.
  • GER 432 – Survey of German Literature 2
  • HIST 101 – W Civilization:Antiquity-1600
  • HIST 102 – W Civilization:1600-Present
  • HIST 203 – Introducton to Medieval Europe
  • HIST 204 – Renaissance & Reformation
  • HIST 205 – Absoultism & Enlightenment
  • HIST 207 – Revolutionary Europe
  • HIST 209 – Twentieth Century Europe
  • HIST 217 – History of Russia to 1917
  • HIST 218 – History of Russia:1900-Present
  • HIST 221 – History of Modern Germany
  • HN&F 126 – Society and Food
  • HUM 101 – Intro-Western Civilization 1
  • HUM 102 – Intro-Western Civilization 2
  • HUM 112 – Humanities in Greece
  • ITAL 101 – Elementary Italian 1
  • ITAL 102 – Elementary Italian 2
  • ITAL 203 – Intermediate Italian 1
  • ITAL 204 – Intermediate Italian 2
  • JRL 101 – Media & Society
  • JRL 235 – Electronic Media & Society (was TVJ 215)
  • ORIN 175 – Western Europe Study Trip
  • PHIL 140 – Historical Intro to Philosophy
  • PHIL 244 – History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 248 – History of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 308 – Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 346 – History of Ethics
  • PHIL 351 – Topics in Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 354 – Themes/Continental Philosophy
  • PHIL 355 – Existentialism
  • POLS 103 – Global Political Issues
  • POLS 260 – Intro International Relations
  • POLS 351 – Russian/Post-Soviet Politics
  • RELG 219 – The History of Christianity
  • RUSS 101 – Elementary Russian 1
  • RUSS 102 – Elementary Russian 2
  • RUSS 203 – Intermediate Russian 1
  • RUSS 204 – Intermediate Russian 2
  • SEES 101 – Intro Slavic/East Europe Study
  • SOCA 105 – Introduction to Anthropology
  • SPAN 100 – Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • SPAN 101 – Elementary Spanish 1
  • SPAN 102 – Elementary Spanish 2
  • SPAN 200 – Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 203 – Intermediate Spanish 1
  • SPAN 204 – Intermediate Spanish 2
  • SPAN 340 – Culture of Spain
  • SPAN 341 – Early Literature of Spain
  • SPAN 342 – Modern Literature of Spain
  • THET 301 – History of Western Theatre (was THET 260)

9. Non-Western Culture

Students are expected to analyze historical, cultural, and/or political issues of a non-Western area or nation. (3 credits)

Requirement

  • Successful completion of one course that explores historical, cultural, and/or political issues pertaining to a non-Western region or nation. This course may also satisfy a major course requirement.

(G09) Objective 9: Non-western Culture

  • AGEE 101 – Global Food/Agricltrl Industry
  • CHIN 101 – First Year Chinese 1
  • CHIN 102 – First Year Chinese 2
  • CHIN 203 – Second Year Chinese 1
  • CHIN 204 – Second Year Chinese 2
  • COMM 314 – Nonviolence-Comm Behavior
  • COMM 316 – Intercultural Communication
  • ENGL 156 – Literature Native America
  • ENGL 226 – Non-Western World Literature
  • FCLT 161 – The Many Latin Americas
  • FCLT 206 – Intro to Japanese Culture
  • FCLT 210 – Chinese Civilization/Culture
  • FCLT 250 – Russian Fairy Tales
  • FCLT 260 – Cultures of Mexico
  • FCLT 306 – Japanese Culture and Cinema
  • FCLT 310 – Chinese Cinema
  • FLIT 216 – Chinese Literature Translatn 1
  • FLIT 217 – Chinese Literature-Translatn 2
  • FLIT 238 – African Women Writers
  • FLIT 239 – Francophone Literature-Translt
  • FLIT 266 – Latin American Literature
  • FLIT 285 – Brazilian Literature Translatn
  • FLIT 316 – Arab Women Writers
  • FLIT 360 – Discovering Mesoamerica
  • FRCH 204 – Intermediate French 2
  • FRCH 422 – Survey of Literature 2
  • GEOG 102 – World Regions
  • GEOG 243 – Geography of Africa
  • GEOG 244 – Geography of the Middle East
  • HIST 106 – East Asia: An Introducton
  • HIST 179 – World History to 1500
  • HIST 180 – World History Since 1500
  • HIST 225 – Modern South Asia
  • HIST 241 – Latin Amrca:Cltr/Cnqst/Colnztn
  • HIST 242 – Latin America:Reform/Revolutn
  • HUM 107 – The Humanities of Egypt
  • JAPN 101 – Elementary Japanese 1
  • JAPN 102 – Elementary Japanese 2
  • JAPN 203 – Intermediate Japanese 1
  • JAPN 204 – Intermediate Japanese 2
  • JRL 101 – Media & Society
  • MUSC 116 – Music in World Cultures
  • MUSC 477 – Music Of Africa
  • NAS 200 – Intro:Native American Studies
  • POLS 103 – Global Political Issues
  • POLS 250 – Intro to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 355 – Governments of Latin America
  • POLS 356 – Politics of the Middle East
  • RELG 102 – Introduction-World Religions
  • RELG 231 – Religions of China and Japan
  • RELG 232 – History & Practice of Islam
  • RELG 301 – Studies in Asian Scriptures
  • RELG 302 – Studies in Islamic Scripture
  • RELG 304 – Studies in Hebrew Scriptures
  • RUSS 101 – Elementary Russian 1
  • RUSS 102 – Elementary Russian 2
  • RUSS 203 – Intermediate Russian 1
  • RUSS 204 – Intermediate Russian 2
  • SOCA 105 – Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOCA 258 – Introduction to Archaeology
  • SOCA 351 – Traditional & Changing Africa
  • SPAN 100 – Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • SPAN 101 – Elementary Spanish 1
  • SPAN 102 – Elementary Spanish 2
  • SPAN 200 – Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 203 – Intermediate Spanish 1
  • SPAN 204 – Intermediate Spanish 2
  • SPAN 330 – Latin American Culture
  • SPAN 331 – Early Spanish American Lit
  • SPAN 332 – Modern Spanish American Lit
  • SPAN 335 – Seminar in Spanish-American Culture
  • THET 170 – World Theatre & Drama
  • WGST 215 – African Women Writers
  • WGST 245 – Women-International Development

As additional courses are approved, academic advisors will be informed. Please consult your advisor to determine which courses are available to you.