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General Education Guidelines

Approved by the Arts & Sciences Faculty Assembly, May 9, 2002; updated April 2003; amended February 2012

General Education Requirements

General Education
Required Courses
Course Credits Total Required Credits
Natural and Computational Sciences (select two courses)   8
BIOL 105 Principles of Biology 4  
BIOL 107 Contemporary Biology 4  
BIOL 110 Human Biology 4  
BIOL 111 Animal Biology 4  
BIOL 112 Plant Biology 4  
CHEM 108/109 General, Organic, & Biological Chem w/Lab 4  
CHEM 205/206 Foundations of Chemistry w/Lab 5  
COSC 107 Introduction to Computer Science 4  
GEOG 150 Physical Geography: Understanding Planet Earth 4  
IDSC 201 Scientific Methods 4  
PHYS 100 Physics for Society 4  
PHYS 101 General Physics I 4  
PHYS 102 General Physics II 4  
PHYS 150 Introduction to Astronomy 4  
PHYS 203 Physics I 5  
PHYS 204 Physics II 5  
PHYS 206 Sound and Music 4  
Social Science (select one course outside your major)   4
COMS 205 Intercultural Communication 4  
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 4  
GEOG 101 Global Geography: Places, Landscapes, & Regions 4  
JMC 200 Mass Media and Society 4  
LOND 360 British Heritage and Culture 4  
POLS 200 Introduction to Political Science 4  
PSYC 101 General Psychology 4  
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 4  
SOCI 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4  
Mathematics (select one course)   4
MATH 110 Contemporary Mathematics 4  
MATH 150 Precalculus 4  
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 4  
MATH 240 Calculus I 4  
Any other math course above 240 for students who
demonstrate competency at the Calculus I level.
4  
Languages*
For students without language proficiency, the normal sequence is:
  4-16
FREN, GER, GREK, HEBR, LATN or SPAN 101 4  
FREN, GER, GREK, HEBR, LATN or SPAN 102 4  
FREN, GER, GREK, HEBR, LATN or SPAN 201 4  
FREN, GER, GREK, HEBR, LATN or SPAN 202 4  
Fine Arts (select two courses) ‡   4
ART 200 Art Appreciation † 2  
MUSC 200 Music Appreciation †† 2  
THEA 200 Theatre Appreciation ††† 2  
Humanities (select one course outside your major)   4
CLAS 200 Rediscovery of the Classical World 4  
ENGL 205 Fiction and Film 4  
HIST 200 The West in Global Perspective 4  
LAST 201 Latin American Studies 4  
LOND 360 British Heritage and Culture 4  
PHIL 241 Introduction to Philiosophy 4  
RELG 200 Christian Ethics 4  
RELG 201 Introduction to World Religions 4  
RELG 221 Christian Doctrine 4  
Physical Activity**   2

*Students with a higher level of proficiency may begin with the 201-202 sequence. An accelerated one-semester course is available in French and Spanish (FREN 203, SPAN 203). Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili and Thai are also available through the Critical Languages Program. For further details see the World Languages and Cultures section.Students may take one year of Greek, plus one year of Hebrew, in lieu of two years of the same language.

**Select two different one-credit, fitness-based activity courses (see p. 154 for a list of applicable courses). If PHED 138 Water Safety Instructor Course (2) is passed, the successful completion of UCFH 120 will fulfill the student's physical activity requirement. Note: One semester of ROTC, marching band (MUSC 1739 or 3739), or dance (DANC 100, 101, 102, 201, 202, 211, 212, 301, or 302) may substitute for one physical activity credit.

NOTE: Study Abroad courses in London and other international settings may meet the general education requirements for humanities, social science, and natural and computational sciences, subject to approval by the department chair of the course equivalent.

‡LOND 202 satisfies the Fine Arts requirement.
†ART 301, 381, 382, 383, or LOND 201 may be substituted for ART 200.
††LOND 201 may be substituted for MUSC 200.
†††THEA 331 or LOND 200 may be substituted for THEA 200.