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General Education Requirements

These General Education requirements are from the 2014-15 Academic Catalogue. Students governed by General Education requirements from an earlier catalogue may find those requirements listed in the Academic Catalogue archives.

General Education Requirements (Associate's and Bachelor's Degrees)
Semester Hours
   
THE METHODIST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
First Year Seminar 1100
3
Interdisciplinary Studies 2100
1
 
COMPUTER COMPETENCY  
*†Computer Science 1000 (or BUS 2250 for Reeves School of Business Majors ONLY) or demonstration of competence
0-3
   
COMMUNICATIONS
**English 1010
English 1020
6
*Organizational Communication and Leadership 1510 or 3540 or demonstration of competence
0-3
 
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ELECTIVE
Students choose 3 s.h. of the approved course list (see below) outside their major, minor, or concentration
3
 
HUMANITIES
Any literature course except English 3610 or 3620
3
History
3
Religion
3
 
FINE ARTS
Any Art, Music, or Theatre course or 3 hours in applied music/ensemble or theatre ensemble
3
 
MATHEMATICS
Mathematics 1050 or higher (MAT 1060 and MAT 2060 can only be counted by Elementary Education and Special Education majors)
3
 
NATURAL SCIENCE
Two Lab Sciences
6-8
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
3
 
WELLNESS
Wellness 1010 and either 2010 or 2350; or 2180
2-3
 
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
Students choose one additional course outside the major, minor, or concentration. Must be from the fine arts, humanties, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, foreign languages, and/or social sciences.
3
   
Library Competency†
0
 
Core Semester Hours
36-52

† Must be satisfied before completing 60 semester hours or demonstration of competence

* Students who pass a competency test (administered on a pass/fail basis at no charge) for OCL 1510 and/or CSC 1000 will not be required to take the class for which a test is passed. Passing a competency test will not give a student a grade or the equivalent semester hours for taking the respective course(s), but will satisfy the respective general education OCL and/or CSC requirement(s). Students are permitted one single attempt to pass a CSC 1000 and/or OCL 1510 competency test.

** English 1000 or 2070 as needed. Entry level is determined by scores attained on standardized ACT/SAT, high school English grades, and/or placement testing. Continual enrollment in composition courses is mandated until requirements are fulfilled.

Global Perspective Elective Options

The Global Perspective Elective can be met by a taking a minimum of 3 s.h. from:

Foreign Language
Study Abroad
International Internship
ACC 4620 International Accounting (Study-abroad)
ARH 2530 Survey of Art History I
BUS 3310 Fundamentals of International Business
BUS 3330 International Business Experience (Study-abroad)
ECO 4200 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 4520 International Trade and Finance
ECO 4650 Economic Growth and Development
ENG 2310 World Literature I
ENG 2330 World Literature II
ENG 3440 American Diversity
ENP 3300 International Entrepreneurship
GEO 2520 Regional Geography
HIS 1030 World History I
HIS 1040 World History II
HIS 2150 Barbarian Invasions
HIS 2170 Race, Ethnicity, and Global Perspective
HIS 3010 Modern Asian History
HIS 3050 Islam and the Islamic World
HIS 3250 Modern History
HIS 3310 Topics in Latin American History
HIS 3700 Contemporary World History
HIS 4110 Modern Russia
MKT 4100 Global Marketing
MUS 4190 21st Century and Non-Western Musical Styles (2 s.h.)
OCL 3600 Intercultural Communication
PSC 2270 Comparative Politics
PSC 3510 International Relations
PSC 4010 European Politics
PSC 4020 Middle East Politics
PSC 4050 Latin American Politics
PSC 4400 International Organizations
PSC 4510 International Political Economy
REL 1500 Eastern Religious Traditions
REL 1510 Western Religious Traditions
SOC 2530 Global Social Problems
SOC 2560 Cultural Anthropology
THE 3110 Theatre History and Literature I
THE 3120 Theatre History and Literature II

 

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