Approved Gen Ed Courses
College Core (11 cr required)
College Success (2 cr)
A course to equip students with information literacy, critical thinking, and study skills for achieving academic success at the college level.
College English (3 cr)
A course that guides students in the process of and strategies for college-level academic writing.
|ENG101||Effective English||3||Placement test||All|
World Civilizations (6 cr)
Courses that survey the major intellectual, cultural, and artistic achievements of the Western and major non-Western civilizations.
Humanities (6 cr required)
Courses that provide in-depth explorations of the philosophy, history, literature, government, and art of major cultural traditions.
|HUM125||US Society and Government||3|
|HUM204||Survey of Western Literature||3||ENG101|
|HUM221||The Making of the Modern World||3||CIV101|
|HUM222||Topics in Chinese History||3||CIV102||BFA-CCD|
|HUM231||Comparative Culture: China and West||3||CIV101 & CIV102|
|MUS142||History of Western Music (Medieval – Early Baroque)||2||MUS141||BM|
|MUS241||History of Western Music (High Baroque – Classical)||2||MUS142||BM|
|MUS242||History of Western Music (Romantic – Contemporary)||2||MUS241||BM|
Writing and Rhetoric (3 cr required)
Courses that further develop students' communication skills in writing and speaking.
|ENG205||Writing for Media||3||ENG101|
|ENG221||Debate and Argumentation||3||ENG101|
Quantitative Reasoning (3 cr required)
Courses in mathematics and statistics that develop students' skills in mathematical thinking and quantitative skills.
|MAT101||Mathematics in Applied Context||3|
|SAT101||Introduction to Statistics||3|
Scientific Reasoning (3 cr required)
Courses that impart scientific reasoning skills through the study of a chosen field of natural science or social science or through readings in a variety of scientific fields.
|ECO101||Principles of Economics||3|
|BMS132||Nutrition, Health and Wellness||3|
|BMS135||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|BSC100||Principles of Biology||3|
|BSC100L||Principles of Biology Lab||1||Take with BSC100|
|CHM100||Principles of Chemistry||3|
|CHM100L||Principles of Chemistry Lab||1||Take with CHM100|
|PHY101||General Physics I||3|
|PHY101L||General Physics I Lab||1||Take with PHY101|
|LAS334||Topics in Liberal Arts and Sciences||3||Junior standing||BFA-CCD, BFA-SPD, BM|
Art and Aesthetics (5 cr required)
Courses that facilitate students' inquiry in the fine and performing arts including dance, music, and visual arts.
|ARH101||Art History I||3|
|ARH102||Art History II||3|
|ART111||Visual Literacy I||2|
|ARH131||History of Graphic Design||3|
|DAN242||History of Dance: East and West||2||BFA-Dance|
|CCD341||History of Classical Chinese Dance||3||BFA-CCD|
|CCD412A||Advanced Choreography A||2||BFA-CCD|
|MUS141||History of Western Music (Overview)||1||BM|
|MUS204||History of Music||3||BFA-Dance|
|MUS243||History of Chinese Music||3||BFA-Dance|
|MUS211A||Advanced Western Music Theory A||2||MUS111B||BM|
|MUS211B||Advanced Western Music Theory B||2||MUS211A||BM|
|SPD101||Fundamentals of Stagecraft and Production||2||BFA-SPD|
|SPD140||Introduction to Theater History and Practices||3||BFA-SPD|
Values and Ethics (1 cr required)
Courses that foster students' awareness of the classical virtues and values of different cultural traditions and lay a foundation for ethical conduct.
|PHL101||Moral Awareness and Spiritual Practice||1||BFA-CCD, BM|
|PHL131||Philosophical Perspectives I||1|
|PHL132||Philosophical Perspectives II||1||PHL131|
|PHL231||Philosophical Perspectives III||1||PHL231|
World Language and Literature (8 cr required)
Courses that help students develop knowledge and skills in a foreign language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Currently only Chinese language courses are available. Other language options will be provided when feasible.
|CLC101||Beginning Chinese I||4||Placement test|
|CLC102||Beginning Chinese II||4||CLC101 or placement test|
|CLC111||Elementary Chinese I||4||CLC102 or placement test|
|CLC112||Elementary Chinese II||4||CLC111 or placement test|
|CLC211||Intermediate Chinese I||4||CLC112 or placement test|
|CLC212||Intermediate Chinese II||4||CLC211 or placement test|
|CLC311||Advanced Chinese I||4||CLC212 or placement test|
|CLC312||Advanced Chinese II||4||CLC311 or placement test|
- Some courses may be split into two parts (A and B) and taught in two semesters to accommodate the schedule and learning for performing arts students. In such cases, the course objectives, contents, and total hours of instruction remain the same as if the courses are taught in one semester without splitting.
- In some cases, a course may be used to meet both the requirements of Gen Ed and a major or minor. In such cases, the credits of the course are counted only once toward the total number of credits for the major or minor.