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General Education Guide 2005-2006

Approved January 3, 2005: Effective Fall 2005 semester

Subject to Change - Please reference your academic advisor for subsequent additions/deletions to the list.

Quick links: Proficiency 1 2 3 4 Distribution areas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Proficiency 1: College-Level Writing

BIS 1420 Informational Writing 3
ENGL 1050 Thought & Writing 4
IME 1020 Technical Communication 3

Proficiency 2:Baccalaureate-Level Writing

Does not count toward 37 credit minimum General Education hour requirement*See your curriculum or major program advisor*

Proficiency 3: College-Level Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1140 Excursions in Mathematics 3
MATH 1160 Finite Mathematics and Applications 3
MATH 1180 Precalculus Mathematics 4
MATH 1500 Number Concepts for Elem/Mid Teachers 4
MATH 1900 Survey of Mathematical Ideas 4
MATH 2000 Calculus with Applications 4
STAT 1600 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
STAT 3660 Introduction to Statistics 4

Proficiency 4: Enhance or Develop a Proficiency

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Please note-important informationPlease consult your college advisor) A course or courses in one of the following categories:

Proficiency 4a

Advanced Writing

ENGL 4620 Advanced Writing 4

Proficiency 4b

Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1220 Calculus I 4
MATH 1510 Geometry for Elem/Mid School Teachers 3
MATH 1700 Calculus I, Science & Engineering 3
MATH 2000 Calculus with Applications 4
MATH 2650 Probability/Statistics for Elem/Mid Teachers 4
STAT 2160 Business Statistics 3
STAT 2600 Elementary Statistics 4

Proficiency 4c

Critical Thinking

PHIL 2200 Critical Reasoning 3
PHIL 2250 Deductive Logic 3
PHIL 3200 Introduction to Formal Logic 4
PHIL 3250 Inductive & Scientific Reasoning 3
PSCI 1050 Critical Thinking about Politics 3

Proficiency 4d

Oral Communications

COM 1040 Public Speaking 3
COM 1700 Interpersonal Communication 3

Proficiency 4e

American Sign Language

Proficiency 4f

Computer Science

CS 1110 Computer Science I 4
CS 1120 Computer Science II 4
IMAG 2510 Multimedia Publication and Design 3

Proficiency 4g

Foreign Languages

All Western Michigan University foreign language courses are granted general approval to satisfy Proficiency 4g. Two semesters of college-level foreign language study will satisfy this requirement; students entering the University with college-level knowledge of a foreign language will be allowed to satisfy this requirement by taking two more advanced language courses or by taking two semesters of yet another foreign language.

Distribution Area 1: Fine Arts

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**Must be approved by College General Education advisor. Please note-important informationNote:Not major/minor advisor

AFS 3300 History/Significance of Black Pop Culture 3
AFS 3400 African and African-American Cinema 3
AFS 4000 Blacks in the Arts 3
ART 1200 Introduction to Art 3
ART 1300 Studio Experience (3-D) 3
ART 1400 Studio Experience (2-D) 3
ART 1480 Direct Encounter with the Arts 4
ART 2200 History of Art 3
ART 2210 History of Art 3
CHIN 2800 Chinese Calligraphy 3
DANC 1450 Experiencing Dance 3
ED 2300 Nature of Creativity 3
ENGL 1100 Literary Interpretation 4
ENGL 1500 Literature and Other Arts 4
ENGL 2100 Film Interpretation 4
HIST 3150 Popular Art and Architecture inAmerica 3
INTL 3300** Study Abroad-WMU Programs 1-16
INTL 3310** Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs 1-16
MUS 1480 Direct Encounter with the Arts 4
MUS 1500 Music Appreciation: Live Music 4
MUS 1510 Music Appreciation: Jazz/Pop 4
MUS 1520 Rock Music: Genesis and Development 3
MUS 4500 Music Appreciation: The Symphony 3
PHIL 3120 Philosophy of Art 3
PHYS 1010 The Science of Music 3
THEA 1000 Introduction to Theatre 3

Distribution Area 2: Humanities

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**Must be approved by College General Education advisor. Please note-important informationNote:Not major/minor advisor
AFS 2140 Sources of Black Theology 3
AFS 2240 Africana Autobiography 3
AFS 2800 Topics and Themes in Africana Studies 3
AFS 3130 Black Ministers in Comparative Perspective 3
ENGL 1110 Myth & Folk Literature 4
ENGL 1120 Literary Classics 4
ENGL 2110 Folklore and Mythology (effective Spring 2006) 4
ENGL 2520 Shakespeare 4
ENGL 3070 Literature in Our Lives 3
ENGL 3080 Quest for the Self 3
ENGL 3110 Our Place In Nature 3
ENGL 3120 Western World Literature 3
ENGL 3150 The English Bible as Literature 3
ENGL 3820 Literature for the Young Child 4
ENGL 3830 Literature for the Intermediate Reader 4
ENGL 4160 Women in Literature 4
HIST 1000 Early Western World 3
HIST 1010 Modern Western World 3
HIST 1450 Heroes and Villains in the Middle Ages 3
HIST 3000 Arts and Ideas: Ancient/Medieval 3
HIST 3010 Modern Arts and Ideas 3
HIST 3300 Canadian History and Culture 3
HIST 3360 Women in European History 3
HIST 3790 WWII in American and Japanese History 3
INTL 3300** Study Abroad-WMU Programs 1-16
INTL 3310** Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs 1-16
INTL 4050 Foreign Studies Seminar - Humanities 1-6
LANG 3500 Classical Greek and Roman Mythology 3
LANG 3510 The City of Gods :Power and Morality in the Roman World 3
LANG 3530 Russian Myths and Tales 3
LANG 3750 Foreign Lit. InEng. Translation: Views 3
MDVL 1450 Heroes and Villains of the Middle Ages 3
PHIL 2000 Introduction to Philosophy 4
PHIL 2010 Introduction to Ethics 4
PHIL 3000 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy 4
PHIL 3010 History of Modern Philosophy 4
PHIL 3030 Existentialist Philosophies 3
PHIL 3110 Political Philosophy 3
PHIL 3140 Philosophy & Public Affairs 3
PHIL 3160 Ethics in Engineering & Technology 3
PSCI 3600 Intro to History of Political Theory I: Political Theory to Thomas Hobbes 3
PSCI 3610 Intro to History of Political Theory II: Political Theory to Thomas Hobbes to Karl Marx 3
PSCI 3620 Theoretical and Ideological Bases of Contemporary Politics 3
REL 1000 Religions of the World 4
REL 3050 The Christian Tradition 4
REL 3060 The Jewish Tradition 4
REL 3240 Psychological Elements in Religion 4
REL 3320 Religion and Social Ethics 4
RUSS 3100 Russian Civilization 3
WMS 1000 Media and the Sexes 3


Distribution Area 3: The United States: Cultures and Issues

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AFS 2000 Intro and Foundations to Africana Studies 3
AFS 2230 African American Literature/Criticism and Culture 3
AFS 3000 Black Experience: From African Beginnings to 1865 3
AFS 3010 Black Experience: From 1866 to the Present 3
AFS 3100 The Black Woman: Hist. Persp/Ctmp. Stat. 3
AFS 3140 The Black Community 3
AFS 3150 The Underground Railroad in the Midwest 3
AFS 3600 Black Woman- Black Man Relationships 3
AMS 2000 Introduction to American Studies 3
ANTH 3470 Ethnicity/Multiculturalism 3
BLS 3050 Intro to Adults with Disabilities 3
COM 3070 Freedom of Expression 3
ECON 3090 Women and the Economy 3
ENGL 2220 Literatures and Cultures of the U.S. 4
ENGL 2230 Black American Literature 4
ENGL 4840 Multi-Cultural American Lit for Children 4
GRN 3010 The View from Here: Growing Old in America 3
HIST 2100 American History to 1877 3
HIST 2110 American History Since 1877 3
HIST 2120 American Culture 3
HIST 3160 Women in United States History 3
HIST 3180 American Environmental History 3
HIST 3260 Native American History & Culture 3
HIST 3270 Spanish Borderlands: History & Culture 3
HIST 3280 African-American History & Culture 3
JRN 3300 The Cultural History of American Journalism 3
MUS 3500 American Music 4
PHIL 3070 Philosophy in the American Context 3
PHIL 3150 Race and Gender Issues 3
PSCI 2000 National Government 3
PSCI 3000 Urban Politics in the U.S. 3
PSCI 3200 The American Judicial Process 4
PSCI 3630 American Political Theory 3
PSCI 4220 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 3
REL 3130 Religion in America 4
REL 3140 Antebellum African American Religion 4
REL 3150 African American Religion in the 20th Century 4
SPAN 2650 Hispanic Culture in the U.S. 3
SPAN 2750 Latino Writing/Latino Culture 3
THEA 1050 Introduction to African-American Theatre 3
WMS 2000 Intro. To Women's Studies 4
WMS 3000 Working Women, Past and Present 3
WMS 3500 Male/Female Psychological Perspectives 3

Distribution Area 4: Other Cultures

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Please note-important informationNote: Please consult your college advisor. A course or courses in one of the following categories:
A-S 3040 Nonwestern World 4
AFS 2250 African Storytellers/Traditional Historians 3
AFS 2350 African Diasporas in the Caribbean 3
AFS 3250 Ethnohistory of Sub-Saharan East Africa 3
AFS 3880 Introduction to African Civilization 3
AFS 4100 Bridging the African Diaspora in the New Millennium: An Interdisciplinary Approach 3
ANTH 1200 Peoples of the World 3
ANTH 3390 Cultures of Latin America 3
ANTH 3400 Cultures of Asia 3
ANTH 3410 Cultures of Africa 3
ANTH 3440 The First Americans 3
ARAB 2750 Life and Culture of the Arabs 3
ART 2220 Art of Africa , Oceania & the Americas 3
ART 2230 Asian Art 3
CHIN 2750 Chinese Life and Culture 3
ECON 3850 Central/East European and Central Asian Economies 3
ECON 3870 Studies in Asian Economies 3
ECON 3880 African Economies 3
ECON 3890 Latin American Economies 3
ENGL 3130 Asian Literature 3
ENGL 3140 African Literature 3
FCS 3150 Global Ecology of the Family 3
FREN 2750 Francophone Culture 3
GEOG 3810 South America 3
GEOG 3820 Mexico and the Caribbean 3
GEOG 3890 Monsoon Asia 3
GEOG 3900 China, Japan, and Korea: Lands & Cultures 3
HIST 3020 World History to 1500 3
HIST 3030 World History since 1500 3
HIST 3740 History of the Caribbean 3
HIST 3750 East Asian Societies and Culture 3
HIST 3760 Modern East Asia 3
HIST 3840 Modern Islam 3
HIST 3850 Modern Middle East 3
HIST 3880 Introduction to African Civilization 3
INTL 2000 Introduction to Global and International Studies 3
INTL 3300** Study Abroad-WMU Programs 1-16
INTL 3310** Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs 1-16
JPNS 2750 Japanese Language & Culture 3
MUS 3520 Non-Western Music 4
PSCI 3410 The Politics of Sub-Sahara Africa 4
PSCI 3440 Russian and East European Politics 4
PSCI 3450 Latin American Politics 4
PSCI 3460 Women in Developing Countries 4
REL 3010 Buddhist Traditions 4
REL 3020 Religion in the Indian Tradition 4
REL 3030 Chinese Religion 4
REL 3040 African Religions 4
REL 3070 The Islamic Tradition 4
REL 3080 Japanese Religion 4
SOC 3040 Nonwestern World 4
SOC 3340 Pacific Rim --Asian Societies 3
SOC 3350 Modern Latin American Societies 3
SOC 3360 Modern Japanese Society 3

**Must be approved by College General Education advisor. (Note: Not major/minor advisor)

Distribution Area 5: Social and Behavioral Sciences

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AFS 2100 Comp. Approaches to Forms of Black Consciousness 3
AFS 3350 Theories/Research Techniques-Diaspora Studies 3
ANTH 1100 Lost Worlds/Archeology 3
ANTH 2100 Introduction to Archeology 3
ANTH 2400 Principles of Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 3430 Cultures of Europe 3
BUS 1750 Business Enterprise 3
COM 2000 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
ECON 1070 Economic Issues in the USA Today 3
ECON 1080 Contemporary International Economic Issues 3
ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 1020 World Geography Through Maps & Media 3
GEOG 2440 Economic Geography 3
GEOG 3830 Western & Southern Europe 3
GEOG 384 The Post-Soviet States 3
HIST 1030 History and Current Events 3
HIST 3060 Technology and Culture 3
HIST 3130 American Diplomatic History 3
HIST 3600 The Medieval World: Society and Culture 3
HIST 3630 History of Modern Britain 3
HIST 3640 Modern Europe : Culture and Society 3
HIST 3660 Russia Yesterday and Tomorrow 3
HIST 3700 History of Latin America 3
IME 4220 Engineering Teams: Theory and Practice 3
INTL 3300** Study Abroad-WMU Programs 1-16
INTL 3310** Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs 1-16
INTL 4040 Foreign Studies Seminar-Social Sciences 1-6
LAW 1500 Personal Law 3
LAW 3500 Computer Law 3
OT 2250 Growth, Development and Aging 3
PADM 2000 Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership 3
PHIL 3130 Philosophy of Law 3
PSCI 1000 Introduction To Political Science 3
PSCI 1050 Critical Thinking about Politics 3
PSCI 2400 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
PSCI 2500 International Relations 4
PSCI 3110 American Politics and the Media 3
PSCI 3400 West European Political Systems 4
PSCI 3500 American Foreign Policy 4
PSY 1000 General Psychology 3
REL 3230 Religion and Revolution 4
SOC 2000 Principles of Sociology 3
WMS 3200 Women, Multiculturalism, and Social Change 3
WMS 3300 Gender Issues in Education 3

**Must be approved by College General Education advisor. Please note-important informationNote: Not major/minor advisor

Distribution area 6: Natural Science with Lab

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ANTH 2500 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 4
BIOS 1050
and
BIOS 1100
Environmental Biology
and
Biology Laboratory
3
and
1
BIOS 1120
and
BIOS 1100
Principles of Biology
and
Biology Laboratory
3
and
1
CHEM 1100
and
CHEM 1110
General Chemistry I
and
General Chemistry Laboratory
3
and
1
CHEM 1900
and
CHEM 1910
Chemistry in Society
and

Chemistry in Society Laboratory
3
and
1
GEOG 1050 Physical Geography 4
GEOS 1000 Earth Studies 4
GEOS 1300 Physical Geology 4
GEOS 2000 Evolution of Life-A Geological Perspective 4
IMAG 1500 Introduction to Imaging 4
OT 2000 Human Functional Anatomy 4
PHYS 1000 How Things Work 4
PHYS 1030
and
PHYS 1040
Sky and Solar System Laboratory
and
Introduction to the Sky and Solar System
13
PHYS 1060
and
PHYS 1050
Introduction to Stars and Galaxies
and
Stars and Galaxies Laboratory
3
and
1
PHYS 1070
and
PHYS 1080
Elementary Physics
and
Elementary Physics Lab
4
and
1
PHYS 1130
and
PHYS 1140
General Physics I
and
General Physics I laboratory
4
and
1
PHYS 2050
and
PHYS 2060
Mechanics and Heat
and
Mechanics and Heat Laboratory
4
and
1

Distribution Area 7: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications

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ANTH 1500 Race, Biology and Culture 3
AVS 2800 Transportation Technology: Policy, Perils & Promise 3
CHEG 2610 Environmental Engineering 3
COM 2400 Intro. to Media and Telecommunications 3
CS 1000 Fluency with Information Technology 3
CS 1010
and
CS 1011
What is Computer Science?
and
What is Computer Science? (Lab)
3
and
1
ENVS 3000 Environment, Technology and Values 4
GEOG 1000 World Ecological Problems and Man 4
GEOG 3500 Conservation & Environmental Management 3
GEOS 1440 Environmental Earth Science 3
GEOS 3120 Geology of National Parks and Monuments 3
GEOS 3220 Ocean Systems 3
IME 1220 Automobile in Society 3
IME 1500 Introduction to Manufacturing 3
ME 2200 Processes and Materials in Manufacturing 4
MSE 2510 The Evolution of Materials 3
PAPR 1600 Introduction to Environmental Technology 3
PHIL 2550 Science, Technology and Values 3
PHIL 3340 Biomedical Ethics 4
PHIL 3500 Foundations of the Modern World View 4
PHIL 3550 Philosophy of Science 3
PHYS 1020 Physics, Technology and Society 3
SPPA 2000 Communication Disorders and Sciences 3

Distribution Area 8: Health and Well-being

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ADA 2250 Drug Use: Personal and Social Impact 3
HOL 1000 Choices in Living 3
HPER 1110 Healthy Living 2
PEGN 1700 Health and Wellness - Aerobics 2
PEGN 1710 Health and Wellness - Water Aerobics 2
PEGN 1720 Health and Wellness - Circuit Fitness 2
PEGN 1730 Health and Wellness - Jogging 2
PEGN 1740 Health and Wellness - Walking 2
PEGN 1760 Health and Wellness - Racquet Sports 2
PEGN 1770 Health and Wellness - Climbing Tech 2
PEGN 1780 Health and Wellness - Self Defense 2
PEGN 1790 Health and Wellness - Figure Skating 2
PEGN 1800 Health and Wellness - Beginning Swimming 2
PEGN 1810 Health and Wellness - Intermediate Swimming 2
PEGN 1820 Health and Wellness - Swim Conditioning 2

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