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General Ed Curriculum

GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM (42 CREDIT HOURS)

Following are the five areas of study comprising a student’s General Education foundation at Harris-Stowe State University. In each of these areas, the minimum number of credit hours required is given.

Oral and Written Communication-Nine Credit Hours
ENG 011I English Composition I
SPCH 0109 Introduction to Public Speaking

and

Freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour writing course

Computing and Technology-Nine Credit Hours
Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour course in computer science

or

Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour course in computer education

Social and Behavioral Sciences-Nine Credit Hours
Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour general survey course in American history (that includes the required examinations on the history of the United States and its institutions)

and

Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour course from one of the following academic disciplines:
   • Economics
   • Geography
   • Psychology
   • Sociology

Mathematics/Natural and Physical Science-12 Credit Hours
Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour course in mathematics (the course must be College Algebra or higher level)

and

Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour course in natural sciences (*)

and

Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour in physical sciences (*)

*Either course in the natural sciences or the course in physical sciences must have the associated two semester credit-hour lab course.

Humanities-Nine Credit Hours
Any freshman or sophomore-level, three-credit-hour course from any three of the following academic disciplines (one three-credit-hour course from any three of these disciplines):
   • Art
   • Literature
   • Music
   • Philosophy
   • Spanish
   • Theater
   • World History

 

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