General Education Program

Requirements (49 units)

General Education (GE) at CSUSB fosters intellectual rigor and exploration whereby students understand and investigate the foundations and consequences of ideas, theories, beliefs, and expressions. The program uses a multidisciplinary approach to encourage ongoing and self-motivated learning and to inform student creativity, reasoning, decision-making, expression, and responsible action.  The GE program promotes curriculum choices that attend to the developmental nature of general education and student learning.  Through multiple experiences with General Education Learning Outcomes (GLOs), and curriculum that leads to an inquiry in context students move from seekers and knowers to makers and doers.

By engaging in the breadth provided by GE students can find passions outside of major study areas and inspire life long learning.  GE supports students both by preparing them to understand what it is to be a college level learner, and enabling students to be life long problem solvers able to bring the integration of knowledge together understanding the challenges and successes of modern society.

The general education requirements at California State University, San Bernardino are designed to assure that all graduates of the university, whatever their major, have acquired certain essential skills and a broad range of knowledge appropriate to educated persons in our society based on the following GE student learning outcomes:

  1. Learning How to Learn/Metacognition
  2. Thinking Critically
  3. Critical Literacies - Information Literacy
  4. Critical Literacies - Oral Communication
  5. Critical Literacies - Written Communication
  6. Critical Literacies - Quantitative Reasoning
  7. Critical Literacies - Technological Literacy
  8. Diverse Perspectives
  9. Global Perspectives
  10. Integrative Learning
  11. Ethical Responsibility
  12. Collaboration

For more information on the GLOs visit https://www.csusb.edu/general-education/general-education-learning-outcomes-glos.

Lower-division foundation courses are intended to foster an ability to think clearly and logically, to find and critically examine information, and to communicate orally and in writing as life long problem solvers; to acquaint students with the physical universe and its life forms and to impart an understanding of scientific methodology and of mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning; to cultivate-through the study of philosophy, literature, languages, and the arts-intellect, imagination, sensibility and sensitivity; and to deal with human social, political and economic institutions and their historical background, with human behavior, the principles of social interaction, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Upper-division courses include a further exploration of disciplinary perspectives across fields providing a breadth of knowledge for CSUSB graduates.

In addition to foundation courses and upper-division disciplinary perspectives, designation requirements in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness, global perspectives, and writing provide students with knowledge in areas critical to global citizenry and central to the values of CSUSB. Designations overlay lower and upper-division GE courses. Students are required to complete one (1) diversity and inclusiveness (DI) course, one (1) global perspectives (G) course, and two (2) writing-intensive (WI) courses.

The GE program at CSUSB includes unique elements or signature features to enhance the student experience through opportunities for high engagement.

Foundation Seminar – This seminar, intended for first-year students, introduces them to the idea of academic inquiry and explores different disciplinary ways of knowing and doing, with attention to the metacognitive elements of learning. Students develop a sense of their role as a college-level learner. The foundation seminar is part of the GE requirements in Category E.

Please see the section on Foundation Seminar for more information.

Designations – CSUSB is committed to student learning experiences in diversity and inclusiveness, global perspectives, and written communication. Designated courses build on developmental opportunities in the GE program by requiring students to take courses with a central focus in these areas. The course requirements are designed to provide comprehensive opportunities for students in the areas of Diversity and Inclusiveness, Global Perspectives, and Written Communication. The designations overlay GE requirements across GE categories and can be completed with the same courses that complete GE requirements, with a few options outside of GE Students are strongly encouraged to make GE selections that complete the GE requirements AND designations with the same class to avoid the need for additional unit requirements to complete the designations. 

Please see the section on Designations for more information.

Pathways – Students may elect to further engage in general education through thematic pathways that provide integrative experiences based on interest in themes addressing modern societal issues. The Pathways program is optional but allows a student to complete GE requirements studying a common topic with the possibility of obtaining a minor through GE.  Pathways can be completed as part of the unit requirements within GE. 

Please see the section on GE Pathways and GE Minors for more information.

No substitutions in the general education program are possible without prior approval of a petition submitted to the Office of Advising and Academic Services. Substitutions are rarely approved.

Some majors require specific GE courses. Students should consult the catalog for their major's requirements or contact the department.

GE requirements equal to 49 units. Students must complete each category to complete GE.

Requirements for General Education Program

University Foundations (21)21
Foundation Seminar (GE Category E) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset
Leadership for Global Challenges: Citizenship in a Sustainable World
Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Digital Mindset
Creativity, Imagination, and the Consciousness
You/U: Applied Humanities and Arts
Reacting to the Past: Humanities Perspectives
Global You/U
Digital You/U
Sustaining a Life in the Arts
Critical Media Literacies: News, Entertainment, and Participatory Culture
College Learning for Lives and Careers in the Information Age
Foundation Seminar: Language, Society, and Power
Constructing Knowledge *
Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Reacting to the Past: Natural Sciences Perspectives
Science, Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Moral Choices in Life
Personal Adjustment and Growth
Latino Communities, Wellness, and Life Skills
Reacting to the Past: Social Sciences Perspectives
Oral Communication (GE Category A1) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Oral Communication
Communicating Orally *
Written Communication (GE Category A2) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Stretch Composition II
Stretch Composition II for Multilingual Students
First-Year Composition
First-Year Composition for Multilingual Students
Writing Rhetorically *
Critical Thinking (GE Category A3) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Critical Thinking Through Argumentation
Critical Thinking Through Computer Programming
Thinking Critically *
Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic
Critical Thinking Through Argument Analysis
Critical Thinking Through Symbolic Logic
Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
Critical Thinking about Social Issues
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (GE Category B4) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Introduction to Data Science
Mathematics and Society
Stretch Mathematics and Society B
Introduction to Statistical Thinking
Stretch Introduction to Statistical Thinking B
Modeling with Functions
Stretch Modeling with Functions B
Accelerated Preparation for Calculus
Preparation for Calculus A
Preparation for Calculus B
Modeling with Calculus
Calculus I
U.S. History & Political Institutions (GE Category D1) (3)
Choose three units from:3
History of the United States: Pre-Colonization to Present
Honors History of the United States: Pre-Colonization to Present *
United States History to 1877
United States History, 1877 to the Present
Government of the United States
Government of the United States--Honors *
Ethnic Studies (GE Category F) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
Disciplinary Perspectives – Scientific Inquiry (10)10
Physical Science (GE Category B1) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Introduction to Planetary Astronomy
Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology
Introduction to Chemistry
Survey of General Chemistry
Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (also counts in B3)
General Chemistry I
Physical Geography
Introductory Geology
Plate Tectonics: Key to Understanding Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunami
Environmental Geology and Geological Hazards
Water in the West
The Science of Cooking
Physics in the Modern World
Introduction to Physics I
General Physics I
Life Science (GE Category B2) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Introduction to Biology
Biology for Teachers (also counts in B3)
Principles of Biology I (also counts in B3)
Genetics and Society
Biology of Diseases
Sustainable Agriculture
Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health Majors (also counts in B3)
Health and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach
Laboratory (GE Category B3) (1)
Choose one unit from:1
Introduction to Planetary Astronomy Lab
Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology Lab
Introduction to Biology Lab
Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
Survey of General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I Laboratory
Data Analysis Laboratory Using Spreadsheets
Scientific Simulation
Physical Geography Laboratory
Introductory Geology Laboratory
Environmental Geology and Geological Hazards Laboratory
Health and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach Lab
Metabolic Physiology Laboratory
Physics in the Modern World Lab
Introduction to Physics I Lab
General Physics I Lab
Upper Division Scientific Inquiry (GE Category B5) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Life in the Cosmos
Human Ecology
History of Life on Earth
History of Science and Technology
Chemistry and the Environment
Natural Disasters
Energy and the Environment
Natural Sciences and the Humanities Praxis *
Social Sciences and Natural Sciences Seminar *
Health and Human Ecology
Exercise and well-being of the human body
Introduction to Systems Modeling
Perspectives on Gender
Pop Culture Physics
The Science of Digital Sound and Music
Disciplinary Perspectives – Arts and Humanities (12)12
Arts (GE Category C1) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Introduction to Chicanx Art
Digital Humanities and Arts
Rock and Roll: Justice and Society
Looking at Movies
Music Appreciation
LGBTQ+ Influences in Music
Creating digital Media Using Personal Electronic Technology
Acting for All Majors
Introduction to Theatre
Humanities (GE Category C2) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Beginning Arabic 2
Arabic Literature in Translation
American Sign Language II
Language Study II: Cahuilla
College Chinese II
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Chinese Literature in Translation
Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
Multi-Ethnic American Literature
Diversity Literature and Social Justice
Studies in Literature and Creative Writing
The Function of Stories
Beginning French 2
French Literature in English
Beginning Japanese II
Japanese Literature in English
Beginning Korean 2
Korean Literature in English
Language Study II: Luise�o
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Introduction to Knowledge and Reality
Language Study II: Portuguese
Language Study II: Serrano
College Spanish 2
Spanish Literature and Film in English
World Drama
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Arts or Humanities (Additional course from GE C1 or C2) (3)3
Upper Division Arts or Humanities (GE Category C4) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Visualizing Gender, Performing Identity
Asian Contemporary Art
Female Voices in Arab American Literature
Voices and Visions from the Arab World
Art and Activism
Perspectives on Gender
Arts and Ideas in A Changing Global World
Latinx Border Identity: A Transmedia Perspective
Enduring Questions in Literature, Culture, and Society
Ideas in American Literature and Culture
LGBTQ+ Issues in the Humanities
African Arts Heritage
Exploring the World of Islam
Asian Humanities in a Globalized World
Movies in the Digital Age
Global Cinema
Queer Cinema
Innovator's ToolBox - An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving and Design Thinking
Studies in Global Literatures
Native American and Indigenous Literatures
Analysis of Environmental Discourse
Environmental Literature
Turning Points in Literary History
Voices & Visions from the Francophone World
Ancient Egyptian Art
Images of Africa
Natural Sciences and the Humanities *
Social Science and the Humanities Seminar *
Voices & Visions from the World of Japanese Anime and Manga
Women in Music
Jazz History in America and African-American Culture
Global Music
Music for the Screen
Philosophy in Children's Literature
Philosophy in Young Adult Literature
Philosophy in World Literature
Truth, Lies and Bullshit
Philosophy of Race
Philosophy of Gender
Human Rights & Global Citizenship
Environmental Ethics
Roots and Results of Democracy
Real Ethics in a Virtual World
Scientific Revolutions
Philosophy of Hip Hop
Marginalized in America
Philosophy of Disability
Philosophy and Film
Voices & Visions from the Hispanic World
Dramatic Literature of Identity
Great Works, Revolutionary Ideas, and Important Discoveries
Mediterranean Languages and Identities
Languages & Cultures
Disciplinary Perspectives – Social Sciences (6)6
Social Science Discipline Perspectives (GE Category D3) (3)
Choose three units from:3
Humans, Apes, and Monkeys: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Understanding Cultural Diversity
World History to c. 1500
The Economy: Problems and Perspectives
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Human Geography
World Regions and Peoples
Environment and Society
Introduction to Women's Studies
Introduction to Masculinity Studies
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
World History to c. 1500
World History from c.1500
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Upper Division Social Sciences (GE Category D4) (3)
Choose three units from:3
The Race Concept in Biological Anthropology
Gendered Worlds: Power, Difference, and & In/equality
Women and Crime
Digital Media and Society
Political Economy of Southern California
Environmental Sustainability
Global Governance and the United Nations System
Feminist Theory
Queer Theory
Social Sciences and Natural Sciences Praxis *
Social Science and the Humanities Praxis *
Society, Business, & Global Governance
The African American Family
The Latino Experience in the U.S.
Global Issues and Perspectives
Global Issues and Perspectives
Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas
Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas
Race and Racism
Perspectives on Gender
Understanding Capitalism
Climate Change

History, Constitution, Government Requirement 

Each student must demonstrate competence in understanding the Constitution of the United States; American history, institutions and ideals; and the principles of state and local government as established in California.

The requirement in the U.S. Constitution may be met by completing one of the following (or both HIST 2000 and HIST 2010, if taken at CSUSB):

HIST 1460History of the United States: Pre-Colonization to Present3
HIST 2000United States History to 18773
or HIST 2010 United States History, 1877 to the Present
HIST 5400Constitutional History of the United States3
PSCI 2030Government of the United States3
PSCI 4100American Constitutional Law3
PSCI 4110The Bill of Rights3

The requirement in U.S. history may be met by completing one of the following:

HIST 1460History of the United States: Pre-Colonization to Present3
HIST 2000United States History to 18773
HIST 2010United States History, 1877 to the Present3
HIST 5400Constitutional History of the United States3
PSCI 3140American Political Thought3

The requirement in state and local government as established in California may be met by completing one of the following:

HIST 2700California History3
HIST 3700History of California3
PSCI 2030Government of the United States3
PSCI 3300State and Local Politics3

Note: General Education credit is only granted for the following: HIST 1460HIST 2000HIST 2010 and PSCI 2030.  Students must complete the U.S. Constitution, U.S. history, and California state and local government requirement to graduate. One of these requirements will be completed with a course in D1 (U.S. History and Political Institutions).  The remaining course(s) are part of the graduation requirements separate from GE.

Foundation Seminar  - Area E of the General Education Program

The Foundation Seminar is a critical offering preparing students for their developmental journey as college-level learners.  It is designed to be a first-year learning experience providing an introduction to GLOs and learning principles critical to becoming life-long learners. Courses in this category will blend the Title V and EO1100 Area E requirements with the structure of a first-year seminar that introduces students to the idea of academic inquiry and explores different disciplinary ways of knowing and doing.  This includes an overview of what it is to be a college student and develops a sense of social belongingness for every student joining CSUSB.  The seminar continues the encouragement for engagement initiated during student orientation.  Courses in category E must fulfill the Metacognition – learning how to learn GLO, Information Literacy GLO, Written Communication GLO, Integrative Learning GLO, and Collaboration GLO. 

To satisfy Area E, the Foundations Seminar should include orientation to thinking strategies applicable to lifelong problem-solving in academic, social, and personal life, and introduce critical thinking, information literacy, and academic planning for student success. Student learning in this area shall include selective consideration of content such as human behavior, sexuality, nutrition, physical and mental health, stress management, social relationships and relationships with the environment, as well as implications of death and dying and avenues for lifelong learning. Physical activity may be included, provided that it is an integral part of the study elements described herein.

ADMN 1001Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset3
ADMN 1002Leadership for Global Challenges: Citizenship in a Sustainable World3
ADMN 1003Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Digital Mindset3
ART 1200Creativity, Imagination, and the Consciousness3
CAL 1000You/U: Applied Humanities and Arts3
CAL 1110Reacting to the Past: Humanities Perspectives3
CAL 1120Global You/U3
CAL 1130Digital You/U3
CAL 1140Sustaining a Life in the Arts3
COMM 1000Critical Media Literacies: News, Entertainment, and Participatory Culture3
CSE 1290College Learning for Lives and Careers in the Information Age3
ENG 1300Foundation Seminar: Language, Society, and Power3
HON 1000Constructing Knowledge3
KINE 2050Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness3
NSCI 1110Reacting to the Past: Natural Sciences Perspectives3
NSCI 1200Science, Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility3
PHIL 1001Moral Choices in Life3
PSYC 1115Personal Adjustment and Growth3
SOC 1100Latino Communities, Wellness, and Life Skills3
SSCI 1110Reacting to the Past: Social Sciences Perspectives3

General Education Pathways

General Education Minors

To achieve the many different GE student learning outcomes in balance with the many other outcomes students must achieve to graduate several course designations have been created to overlay CSUSB campus requirements with the state requirements. These designations ensure that students complete requirements specific to CSUSB values regardless of their choices in GE. Courses with a designation go beyond a focus on the associated GLOs; they intentionally and comprehensively incorporate the designation in the content and goals of the course. Contained within the course offerings for GE foundations and disciplinary perspectives are offerings with course designations that fulfill the following GE requirements.

Students may satisfy Diversity and Inclusiveness, Writing Intensive, and Global Perspectives designations with courses in their major with classes that have designations.

Diversity and Inclusiveness Designation (DI)

Courses with a DI designation comprehensively explore multiple perspectives in order to develop student understanding to collaborate respectfully and effectively with others across a variety of cultures and contexts.  Students must complete 1 DI designated course.

AH 1103Art History Methodologies 13
AH 1104Art History Methodologies 23
AH 1120Globalization, Art, and Visual Culture3
AH 1221Art History Foundations 13
AH 1222Art History Foundations 23
AH 3210Visualizing Gender, Performing Identity3
AH 3250Topics and Themes of Art History and Exhibitions3
AH 3310Asian Contemporary Art3
AH 4250Art History Seminar3
AH 5250Art History Capstone Research Seminar3
AH 5290Art History Conference3
ANTH 1001Humans, Apes, and Monkeys: Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 1002Understanding Cultural Diversity3
ANTH 1400World History to c. 15003
ANTH 3500The Race Concept in Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 3603Gendered Worlds: Power, Difference, and & In/equality3
ARAB 1112Beginning Arabic 23
ARAB 2900Arabic Literature in Translation3
ARAB 3900Female Voices in Arab American Literature3
ARAB 4900Voices and Visions from the Arab World3
ART 2400Introduction to Chicanx Art3
ART 3000Art and Activism3
ART 4460Art and Human Development3
ART 4551Community-based Art Practicum3
ART 4552Arts in Corrections Practicum3
ASL 1112American Sign Language II3
CAHU 1112Language Study II: Cahuilla3
CAL 1500Digital Humanities and Arts3
CAL 1804Rock and Roll: Justice and Society3
CAL 3250Perspectives on Gender3
CAL 3300Arts and Ideas in A Changing Global World3
CAL 3350Latinx Border Identity: A Transmedia Perspective3
CAL 3550LGBTQ+ Issues in the Humanities3
CAL 3700African Arts Heritage3
CAL 3750Exploring the World of Islam3
CAL 3888Asian Humanities in a Globalized World3
CHIN 1112College Chinese II3
CHIN 2000Introduction to Chinese Civilization3
CHIN 2900Chinese Literature in Translation3
CJUS 4451Women and Crime3
COMM 1020Looking at Movies3
COMM 2201Intercultural Communication3
COMM 3334Global Cinema3
COMM 3336Queer Cinema3
COMM 4211Communication and Gender3
COMM 4301Gender, Race, and Class in Media3
COMM 4302Latinx, Media, and Cultures3
ENG 1200Multi-Ethnic American Literature3
ENG 1210Diversity Literature and Social Justice3
ENG 1700Studies in Literature and Creative Writing3
ENG 3000Studies in Global Literatures3
ENG 3140Native American and Indigenous Literatures3
FIN 3555Business and Asian Culture3
FREN 1112Beginning French 23
FREN 2900French Literature in English3
GEOG 1650World Regions and Peoples3
GSS 1000Introduction to Women's Studies3
GSS 1010Introduction to Masculinity Studies3
GSS 1020Introduction to Transgender Studies3
GSS 1030Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies3
GSS 4200Feminist Theory3
GSS 4500Queer Theory3
HIST 1400World History to c. 15003
HIST 1440World History from c.15003
HIST 1460History of the United States: Pre-Colonization to Present3
HIST 1460HHonors History of the United States: Pre-Colonization to Present3
HIST 2000United States History to 18773
HIST 2010United States History, 1877 to the Present3
HIST 3380Ancient Egyptian Art3
HIST 3890Images of Africa3
HIST 4330Modern Chinese History in Fiction and Film3
HON 3250Social Sciences and Natural Sciences Praxis3
JAPN 1112Beginning Japanese II3
JAPN 2900Japanese Literature in English3
KOR 1112Beginning Korean 23
KOR 2900Korean Literature in English3
LUIS 1112Language Study II: Luise�o3
MUS 1969LGBTQ+ Influences in Music3
MUS 3080Women in Music3
MUS 3309Jazz History in America and African-American Culture3
NSCI 3250Perspectives on Gender3
NURS 4417Community & Public Health Nursing Practice5
NURS 4510Community/Public Health Promotion3
NURS 4512Community/Public Health Promotion Practicum3
PA 3050Organizations in Multicultural and Diverse Societies3
PHIL 3011Philosophy of Race3
PHIL 3012Philosophy of Gender3
PHIL 3014Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 3020Philosophy of Hip Hop3
PHIL 3025Marginalized in America3
PHIL 3026Philosophy of Disability3
PHIL 3320Latin American Philosophy3
PHIL 3530Social Epistemology3
PORT 1112Language Study II: Portuguese3
SERR 1112Language Study II: Serrano3
SOC 1100Latino Communities, Wellness, and Life Skills3
SOC 3410The African American Family3
SOC 3420The Latino Family3
SOC 4420The Latino Experience in the U.S.3
SOC 5440LGBTQ Families3
SPAN 1112College Spanish 23
SPAN 2900Spanish Literature and Film in English3
SPAN 3900Voices & Visions from the Hispanic World3
SSCI 3000Global Issues and Perspectives3
SSCI 3001Global Issues and Perspectives3
SSCI 3010Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas3
SSCI 3011Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas3
SSCI 3160Race and Racism3
SSCI 3250Perspectives on Gender3
SW 3022Human Behavior and the Social Environment II3
TA 4663Dramatic Literature of Identity3
WLL 3940Mediterranean Languages and Identities3
WLL 3950Languages & Cultures3


 

Global Perspectives Designation (G)

Courses with a G designation comprehensively develop the student's ability to understand global contexts and to contribute to an ever-changing and pluralistic world. Students must complete 1 G designated course.

ADMN 1002Leadership for Global Challenges: Citizenship in a Sustainable World3
AH 1103Art History Methodologies 13
AH 1104Art History Methodologies 23
AH 1120Globalization, Art, and Visual Culture3
AH 1221Art History Foundations 13
AH 1222Art History Foundations 23
AH 3210Visualizing Gender, Performing Identity3
AH 3250Topics and Themes of Art History and Exhibitions3
AH 3310Asian Contemporary Art3
AH 4250Art History Seminar3
AH 5250Art History Capstone Research Seminar3
AH 5290Art History Conference3
ANTH 1002Understanding Cultural Diversity3
ANTH 1400World History to c. 15003
ANTH 3600The History of Anthropological Thought3
ANTH 3603Gendered Worlds: Power, Difference, and & In/equality3
ARAB 1112Beginning Arabic 23
ARAB 2900Arabic Literature in Translation3
ARAB 3900Female Voices in Arab American Literature3
ARAB 4900Voices and Visions from the Arab World3
ART 1200Creativity, Imagination, and the Consciousness3
ART 3332Case Studies in Art and Activism3
ASL 1112American Sign Language II3
CAHU 1112Language Study II: Cahuilla3
CAL 1120Global You/U3
CAL 3300Arts and Ideas in A Changing Global World3
CAL 3350Latinx Border Identity: A Transmedia Perspective3
CAL 3400Enduring Questions in Literature, Culture, and Society3
CAL 3550LGBTQ+ Issues in the Humanities3
CAL 3700African Arts Heritage3
CAL 3750Exploring the World of Islam3
CAL 3888Asian Humanities in a Globalized World3
CAL 5763International Experience: Latin American Studies3
CAL 5783International Experience: Asian Studies3
CAL 5823International Experience: European Studies3
CAL 5843International Experience: African Studies3
CHIN 1112College Chinese II3
CHIN 2000Introduction to Chinese Civilization3
CHIN 2900Chinese Literature in Translation3
COMM 3334Global Cinema3
COMM 4303Global Communication3
DES 3001Innovator's ToolBox - An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving and Design Thinking3
ECON 2000The Economy: Problems and Perspectives3
ECON 2202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENG 3000Studies in Global Literatures3
ENG 3400Analysis of Environmental Discourse3
ENG 3410Environmental Literature3
FIN 3555Business and Asian Culture3
FIN 4330International Finance3
FREN 1112Beginning French 23
FREN 2900French Literature in English3
FREN 3900Voices & Visions from the Francophone World3
GEOG 1010Introduction to Human Geography3
GEOG 1650World Regions and Peoples3
GEOG 2000Environment and Society3
GEOG 5150Global Governance and the United Nations System3
GEOL 1020Plate Tectonics: Key to Understanding Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunami3
GEOL 1060Environmental Geology and Geological Hazards3
GEOL 2040Water in the West3
GEOL 3020Natural Disasters3
GEOL 3040Energy and the Environment3
GSS 1000Introduction to Women's Studies3
GSS 1010Introduction to Masculinity Studies3
GSS 1030Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies3
GSS 4200Feminist Theory3
GSS 4500Queer Theory3
HIST 1400World History to c. 15003
HIST 1440World History from c.15003
HIST 3380Ancient Egyptian Art3
HIST 3890Images of Africa3
HIST 4330Modern Chinese History in Fiction and Film3
HON 3100Natural Sciences and the Humanities3
HON 3300Social Science and the Humanities Seminar3
HSCI 3051Health and Human Ecology3
JAPN 1112Beginning Japanese II3
JAPN 2900Japanese Literature in English3
JAPN 3900Voices & Visions from the World of Japanese Anime and Manga3
KOR 1112Beginning Korean 23
KOR 2900Korean Literature in English3
LUIS 1112Language Study II: Luise�o3
MKTG 4700International Marketing3
MUS 1800Music Appreciation3
MUS 3500Global Music3
PA 3150Society, Business, & Global Governance3
PHIL 1014Introduction to Asian Philosophy3
PHIL 3013Human Rights & Global Citizenship3
PHIL 3320Latin American Philosophy3
PHIL 3450Asian Philosophy3
PORT 1112Language Study II: Portuguese3
SERR 1112Language Study II: Serrano3
SOC 3700Sociology of Globalization3
SOC 5300Global Aging3
SPAN 1112College Spanish 23
SPAN 2900Spanish Literature and Film in English3
SPAN 3900Voices & Visions from the Hispanic World3
SSCI 3000Global Issues and Perspectives3
SSCI 3001Global Issues and Perspectives3
SSCI 3010Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas3
SSCI 3011Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas3
SSCI 3160Race and Racism3
SSCI 3320Understanding Capitalism3
SSCI 3390Climate Change3
TA 1160World Drama3
WLL 3920Great Works, Revolutionary Ideas, and Important Discoveries3
WLL 3940Mediterranean Languages and Identities3
WLL 3950Languages & Cultures3


 

Writing Intensive Requirements (WI)

Students must complete 2 WI designated courses. Students satisfy the writing requirements by completing:

  • Two Writing Intensive (WI) designated courses, at least one at the upper-division level (required to satisfy GWAR).
  • Students may complete 1 writing-intensive course outside of GE (major, minor, or elective) to satisfy 1 WI course.
AH 1103Art History Methodologies 13
AH 1104Art History Methodologies 23
AH 1120Globalization, Art, and Visual Culture3
AH 1221Art History Foundations 13
AH 1222Art History Foundations 23
AH 3210Visualizing Gender, Performing Identity3
AH 3250Topics and Themes of Art History and Exhibitions3
AH 3310Asian Contemporary Art3
AH 4250Art History Seminar3
AH 5250Art History Capstone Research Seminar3
AH 5290Art History Conference3
ANTH 4603LMuseum Research and Exhibit Development4
ARAB 3900Female Voices in Arab American Literature3
ART 1150Language of Art3
ART 3000Art and Activism3
ASTR 4000Observational Astronomy3
BIOL 3100Cell Biology4
BIOL 3630Comparative Animal Physiology I4
BIOL 3640Comparative Animal Physiology II4
CAL 5953Independent Study in the Humanities3
CD 3398Advanced Child and Family Development3
COMM 4101Communication Research Methodology3
CSE 4880Ethics Senior Seminar3
CSE 5208Introduction to Computer Engineering Design4
DES 4195Design Portfolio3
DES 5100Design Capstone Thesis: Research6
DES 5115Design Capstone Thesis: Project6
ECON 3900Writing in Economics3
ECTS 5560Graduate Intensive Academic Writing3
ENG 1210Diversity Literature and Social Justice3
ENG 1300Foundation Seminar: Language, Society, and Power3
ENG 2400Writing in the Public Sphere3
ENG 3000Studies in Global Literatures3
ENG 3010Analysis of Poetry and Drama3
ENG 3030Analysis of Fiction and Nonfiction Prose3
ENG 3060Writing as Academic Inquiry3
ENG 3061Science Writing as Academic Inquiry3
ENG 3070Theories of Public and Professional Writing3
ENG 3140Native American and Indigenous Literatures3
ENG 3210Language, Thought, and Culture3
ENG 3240Studies in Literary Topics3
ENG 3300Tutoring Writing: Theory and Practice3
ENG 3400Analysis of Environmental Discourse3
ENG 3410Environmental Literature3
ENG 3500Literary Movements: Aesthetics and Craft3
ENG 3700Turning Points in Literary History3
ENG 5150Senior Seminar in Literature3
ES 3000Research Methods in Ethnic Studies3
FREN 3900Voices & Visions from the Francophone World3
GEOL 3990Geological Research Design3
HIST 5850Research Seminar in History3
HON 1000Constructing Knowledge3
HON 1200Thinking Critically3
HON 3100Natural Sciences and the Humanities3
HON 3200Social Sciences and Natural Sciences Seminar3
HON 3250Social Sciences and Natural Sciences Praxis3
HON 3300Social Science and the Humanities Seminar3
HSCI 3208Introduction to Professional Development and Communication3
HSCI 4205Advanced Professional Writing in Public Health3
HSCI 4501Advanced Environmental Health4
HSCI 4662Advanced Nutrition and Topics3
HSCI 4690Senior Capstone Seminar3
JAPN 3900Voices & Visions from the World of Japanese Anime and Manga3
KINE 3700Statistics in Kinesiology3
MATH 3100Mathematical Thinking: Communication and Proof4
MGMT 3500Applied Communication3
MUS 3060Western Music History from 1900 to the present3
NURS 3010Role Transition to Professional Nursing Practice3
NURS 3640Introduction to Theories of Nursing & Health3
PHIL 1011Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 1012Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 1013Introduction to Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL 1014Introduction to Asian Philosophy3
PHIL 1015Introduction to Knowledge and Reality3
PHIL 3006Philosophy in Children's Literature3
PHIL 3007Philosophy in Young Adult Literature3
PHIL 3008Philosophy in World Literature3
PHIL 3010Truth, Lies and Bullshit3
PHIL 3011Philosophy of Race3
PHIL 3012Philosophy of Gender3
PHIL 3013Human Rights & Global Citizenship3
PHIL 3014Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 3015Roots and Results of Democracy3
PHIL 3016Real Ethics in a Virtual World3
PHIL 3017Scientific Revolutions3
PHIL 3020Philosophy of Hip Hop3
PHIL 3025Marginalized in America3
PHIL 3026Philosophy of Disability3
PHIL 3040Philosophy and Film3
PHIL 3210Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 3250Early Modern Philosophy3
PHIL 3290Topics in the History of Philosophy3
PHIL 3310Ethics3
PHIL 3315Moral Psychology3
PHIL 3320Latin American Philosophy3
PHIL 3330Social and Political Philosophy3
PHIL 3355Jurisprudence3
PHIL 3390Topics in Value Theory3
PHIL 3410Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL 3450Asian Philosophy3
PHIL 3510Theory of Knowledge3
PHIL 3520Philosophy of Science3
PHIL 3530Social Epistemology3
PHIL 3550Metaphysics3
PHIL 3560Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics3
PHIL 3580Philosophy of Language3
PHIL 3590Topics in Metaphysics and Knowledge3
PHIL 3610Phenomenology3
PHIL 3620Existentialism3
PHIL 3630Continental Philosophy3
PHIL 3900Topics in Philosophy3
PHYS 4800Senior Thesis2
PSYC 4421Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Developmental3
PSYC 4422Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Clinical3
PSYC 4423Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Biological3
PSYC 4424Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Social3
PSYC 4425Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Personality3
PSYC 4426Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Learning and Motivation3
PSYC 4427Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Cognition and Perception3
PSYC 4428Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Industrial and Organizational3
PSYC 4431Experimental Psychology: Developmental4
PSYC 4432Experimental Psychology: Clinical4
PSYC 4433Experimental Psychology: Biological4
PSYC 4434Experimental Psychology: Social4
PSYC 4435Experimental Psychology: Personality4
PSYC 4436Experimental Psychology: Learning and Motivation4
PSYC 4437Experimental Psychology: Cognition and Perception4
PSYC 4438Experimental Psychology: Industrial and Organizational4
SOC 3410The African American Family3
SOC 5250Indian Nations and Native America3
SOC 5300Global Aging3
SOC 5400Sociology of Higher Education3
SOC 5500Applied Sociological Research3
SOC 5600Social Determinants of Health3
SOC 5900Seminar in Sociology3
SPAN 3900Voices & Visions from the Hispanic World3
SSCI 3001Global Issues and Perspectives3
SSCI 3011Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas3
SSCI 3060Expository Writing for the Social Sciences3
SSCI 5940Senior Seminar3
SW 3010Social Work Research4
TA 3161Theatre History and Literature I3
TA 3162Theatre History and Literature II3
TA 4163Criticism of Plays in Performance3
WLL 3920Great Works, Revolutionary Ideas, and Important Discoveries3