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General Education Guide 2007-2008

Approved January 19, 2007.  Effective Fall 2007 semester

Subject to Change - Please reference your academic advisor for subsequent additions or 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

Please note-important informationNote: Please consult your college advisor. A course or courses in one of the following categories: ^top^

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 4
MATH 1700 Calculus I, Science & Engineering 4
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

NUR 2200 Foundations of Nursing and Critical Thinking 3
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. ^top^

Distribution Area 1: Fine Arts

**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 The 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 in America 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

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Distribution Area 2: Humanities

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

AFS 2140 Black Religion and Liberation 3
AFS 2240 Africana Autobiography 3
AFS 2800 Topics and Themes in Africana Studies 3
AFS 3130 Radical Activism and the Black Community 3
ENGL 1120 Literary Classics 4
ENGL 2110 Folklore and Mythology 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 Literature In English Translation: Views of Humanity 3
MDVL 1450 Heroes and Villains of the Middle Ages 3
NUR 3220 Healthcare Ethics 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 From 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

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Distribution Area 3: The United States: Cultures and Issues

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: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Status 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 Introduction 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 Literature for Children 4
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 US/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 3
PSCI 3630 American Political Theory 3
PSCI 4220 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 3
REL 3130 Religion in America 4
REL 3140 African-American Religion to 1865 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 Introduction to Women's Studies 4
WMS 3000 Working Women, Past and Present 3
WMS 3500 Male/Female Psychological Perspectives 3
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Distribution Area 4: Other Cultures

**Must be approved by College General Education advisor. Please note-important informationNote: Not major/minor advisor. 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 as Traditional Historians 3
AFS 2350 Black Majorities in the Caribbean and Latin America 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 Islamic Civilization 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 Central Asian 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

Distribution Area 5: Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

AFS 2100 Comparative 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 3840 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
LANG 2500 The Nature of Language 4
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 Comparative Politics 3
PSCI 2500 International Relations 4
PSCI 3110 American Politics and the Media 3
PSCI 3400 European Politics 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

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Distribution Area 6: Natural Science with Lab

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
GEOS 2500 Planetary Geology 4
IMAG 1500 Introduction to Imaging 4
OT 2000
and
OT 2010
Human Functional Anatomy
and
Human Functional Anatomy Lab
3
and
1
PHYS 1000 How Things Work 4
PHYS 1030
and
PHYS 1040
Sky and Solar System Laboratory
and
Introduction to the Sky and Solar System
1
and
3
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

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

ANTH 1500 Race, Biology and Culture 3
AVS 2800 Transportation Technology: Policy, Perils & Promise 3
CHEG 2610 Environmental Engineering 3
COM 2400 Introduction 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 1500 Earth Hazards and Disasters 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
NUR 3330 Informatics for Healthcare Professionals 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

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Distribution Area 8: Health and Well-being

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 Techniques 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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