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General Education Guide 2010-2011

Effective Fall 2010 semester

Subject to Change - Please reference www.wmich.edu/registrar/ or 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

Course

Credits

Title

BCM 1420 3 Informational Writing
ENGL 1050 4 Thought & Writing
IME 1020 3 Technical Communication

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

Course

Credits

Title

MATH 1140 3 Excursions in Mathematics
MATH 1160 3 Finite Mathematics and Applications
MATH 1180 4 Precalculus Mathematics
MATH 1500 4 Number Concepts for Elem/Mid Teachers
MATH 1900 4 Survey of Mathematical Ideas
MATH 2000 4 Calculus with Applications
STAT 1600 3 Statistics and Data Analysis
STAT 3660 4 Introduction to Statistics

Proficiency 4:  Enhance or Develop a Proficiency

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

Proficiency 4a: Advanced Writing

Course

Credits

Title

ENGL 4620 4 Advanced Writing

Proficiency 4b: Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning

Course

Credits

Title

MATH 1220 4 Calculus I
MATH 1510 4 Geometry for Elem/Mid School Teachers
MATH 1700 4 Calculus I, Science & Engineering
MATH 2000 4 Calculus with Applications
MATH 2650 4 Probability/Statistics for Elem/Mid Teachers
STAT 2160 3 Business Statistics
STAT 2600 4 Elementary Statistics

Proficiency 4c: Critical Thinking

Course

Credits

Title

COM 1000 3 Communication & Community Engagement
NUR 2200 3 Foundations of Nursing and Critical Thinking
PHIL 2200 3 Critical Reasoning
PHIL 2250 3 Deductive Logic
PHIL 3200 4 Introduction to Formal Logic
PHIL 3250 3 Inductive & Scientific Reasoning
PSCI 1050 3 Critical Thinking about Politics

Proficiency 4d: Oral Communications

Course

Credits

Title

COM 1000 3 Communication & Community Engagement
COM 1040 3 Public Speaking
COM 1700 3 Interpersonal Communication

Proficiency 4e: American Sign Language

Proficiency 4f: Computer Science

Course

Credits

Title

CS 1110 4 Computer Science I
CS 1120 4 Computer Science II
IMAG 2510 3 Multimedia Publication and Design

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 information Note: Not major/minor advisor

Course

Credits

Title

AFS 3300 3 History/Significance of Black Pop Culture
AFS 3400 3 African and African-American Cinema
AFS 4000 3 Blacks in the Arts
ART 1200 3 Introduction to Art
ART 1300 3 Studio Experience (3-D)
ART 1400 3 Studio Experience (2-D)
ART 1480 4 Direct Encounter with the Arts
ART 2200 3 History of Art
ART 2210 3 History of Art
CHIN 2800 3 Chinese Calligraphy
DANC 1450 3 Experiencing Dance
ED 2300 3 The Nature of Creativity
ENGL 1100 4 Literary Interpretation
ENGL 1500 4 Literature and Other Arts
ENGL 2100 4 Film Interpretation
HIST 3015 3 History and Cinema
HIST 3150 3 Popular Art and Architecture in America
INTL 3300** 1-16 Study Abroad-WMU Programs
INTL 3310** 1-16 Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs
MUS 1480 4 Direct Encounter with the Arts
MUS 1500 4 Music Appreciation: Live Music
MUS 1510 4 Music Appreciation: Jazz/Pop
MUS 1520 3 Rock Music: Genesis and Development
MUS 4500 3 Music Appreciation: The Symphony
PHIL 3120 3 Philosophy of Art
PHYS 1010 3 The Science of Music
THEA 1000 3 Introduction to Theatre

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Distribution Area 2: Humanities

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

Course

Credits

Title

AFS 2140 3 Black Religion and Liberation
AFS 2240 3 Africana Autobiography
AFS 2800 3 Topics and Themes in Africana Studies
AFS 3130 3 Radical Activism and the Black Community
ENGL 1120 4 Literary Classics
ENGL 2110 4 Folklore and Mythology
ENGL 2520 4 Shakespeare
ENGL 3070 3 Literature in Our Lives
ENGL 3080 3 Quest for the Self
ENGL 3110 3 Our Place In Nature
ENGL 3120 3 Western World Literature
ENGL 3150 3 The English Bible as Literature
ENGL 3830 4 Literature for the Intermediate Reader
ENGL 4160 4 Women in Literature
HIST 1000 3 Early Western World
HIST 1010 3 Modern Western World
HIST 1450 3 Heroes and Villains in the Middle Ages
HIST 3000 3 Arts and Ideas: Ancient/Medieval
HIST 3010 3 Modern Arts and Ideas
HIST 3300 3 Canadian History and Culture
HIST 3360 3 Women in European History
HIST 3790 3 WWII in American and Japanese History
INTL 3300** 1-16 Study Abroad-WMU Programs
INTL 3310** 1-16 Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs
INTL 4050 1-6 Foreign Studies Seminar - Humanities
LANG 3500 3 Classical Greek and Roman Mythology
LANG 3510 3 The City of Gods : Power and Morality in the Roman World
LANG 3530 3 Russian Myths and Tales
LANG 3750 3 Foreign Literature In English Translation: Views of Humanity
MDVL 1450 3 Heroes and Villains of the Middle Ages
NUR 3220 3 Healthcare Ethics
PHIL 2000 4 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2010 4 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 3000 4 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 3010 4 History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3030 3 Existentialist Philosophies
PHIL 3110 3 Political Philosophy
PHIL 3140 3 Philosophy & Public Affairs
PHIL 3160 3 Ethics in Engineering & Technology
PSCI 3600 3 Intro to History of Political Theory I: Political Theory to Thomas Hobbes
PSCI 3610 3 Intro to History of Political Theory II: Political Theory From Thomas Hobbes to Karl Marx
PSCI 3620 3 Theoretical and Ideological Bases of Contemporary Politics
REL 1000 4 Religions of the World
REL 3050 4 The Christian Tradition
REL 3060 4 The Jewish Tradition
REL 3240 4 Psychological Elements in Religion
REL 3320 4 Religion and Social Ethics
RUSS 3100 3 Russian Civilization

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Distribution Area 3: The United States: Cultures and Issues

Course

Credits

Title

AFS 2000 3 Intro and Foundations to Africana Studies
AFS 2230 3 African American Literature/Criticism and Culture
AFS 3000 3 Black Experience: From African Beginning to1865
AFS 3010 3 Black Experience: From 1866 to the Present
AFS 3100 3 The Black Woman: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Status
AFS 3140 3 The Black Community
AFS 3150 3 The Underground Railroad in the Midwest
AFS 3600 3 Black Woman- Black Man Relationships
AMS 2000 3 Introduction to American Studies
ANTH 2600 3 Sex, Gender and Culture
ANTH 3470 3 Ethnicity/Multiculturalism
ANTH 3480 3 Gender and Plastic Bodies
BLS 3050 3 Introduction to Adults with Disabilities
COM 3070 3 Freedom of Expression
CORP 2560 3 Introduction to Community and Regional Planning
ECON 3090 3 Women and the Economy
ENGL 2220 4 Literatures and Cultures of the U.S.
ENGL 2230 4 Black American Literature
ENGL 4840 4 Multi-Cultural American Literature for Children
GRN 1000 3 Introduction to Aging Studies
GWS 2000 4 Introduction to Gender and Woman Studies
GWS 3000 3 Working Woman, Past and Present
GWS 3500 3 Psychological Perspectives on Gender
HIST 2100 3 American History to 1877
HIST 2110 3 American History Since 1877
HIST 2120 3 American Culture
HIST 2125 3 Sport in American Culture
HIST 3160 3 Women in United States History
HIST 3200 3 American Military History
HIST 3230 3 History of Healthcare in the United States
HIST 3260 3 Native American History & Culture
HIST 3280 3 African-American History & Culture
JRN 3300 3 The Cultural History of American Journalism
MUS 3500 4 American Music
PHIL 3070 3 Philosophy in the American Context
PHIL 3150 3 Race and Gender Issues
PSCI 2000 3 National Government
PSCI 3000 3 Urban Politics in the U.S.
PSCI 3200 3 The American Judicial Process
PSCI 3630 3 American Political Theory
PSCI 4220 3 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
REL 3130 4 Religion in America
SPAN 2650 3 Hispanic Culture in the U.S.
SPAN 2750 3 Latino Writing/Latino Culture
THEA 1050 3 Introduction to African-American Theatre
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Distribution Area 4: Other Cultures

**Must be approved by College General Education advisor. Please note-important information Note: Not major/minor advisor. Please consult your college advisor. A course or courses in one of the following categories:  

Course

Credits

Title

AFS 2250 3 African Storytellers as Traditional Historians
AFS 2350 3 Black Majorities in the Caribbean and Latin America
AFS 3250 3 Ethnohistory of Sub-Saharan East Africa
AFS 3580 3 The African Diaspora: Peoples & Culture
AFS 3880 3 Introduction to African Civilization
AFS 4100 3 Bridging the African Diaspora in the New Millennium: An Interdisciplinary Approach
ANTH 1200 3 Peoples of the World
ANTH 3390 3 Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 3400 3 Cultures of Asia
ANTH 3410 3 Cultures of Africa
ANTH 3440 3 The First Americans
ANTH 3580 3 The African Diaspora: Peoples & Culture
ARAB 2750 3 Life and Culture of the Arabs
ART 2220 3 Art of Africa, Oceania & the Americas
ART 2230 3 Asian Art
CHIN 2750 3 Chinese Life and Culture
ECON 3870 3 Studies in Asian Economies
ECON 3880 3 African Economies
ECON 3890 3 Latin American Economies
ENGL 3130 3 Asian Literature
ENGL 3140 3 African Literature
ENGR 3400 3 Engineering Global Practices in Non-Western Countries
FCS 3150 3 Global Ecology of the Family
FREN 2750 3 Francophone Culture
GEOG 3200 3 Culinary Tourism
GEOG 3810 3 South America
GEOG 3820 3 Mexico and the Caribbean
GEOG 3860 3 Geography of Africa
GEOG 3890 3 Monsoon Asia
GEOG 3900 3 China, Japan, and Korea: Lands & Cultures
GEOS 2020 3 Egypt--Civilization and Geology
HIST 3020 3 World History to 1500
HIST 3030 3 World History since 1500
HIST 3750 3 East Asian Societies and Culture
HIST 3760 3 Modern East Asia
HIST 3840 3 Islamic Civilization
HIST 3850 3 Modern Middle East
HIST 3880 3 Introduction to African Civilization
INTL 2000 3 Introduction to Global and International Studies
INTL 3300** 1-16 Study Abroad-WMU Programs
INTL 3310** 1-16 Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs
JPNS 2750 3 Japanese Language & Culture
MUS 3520 4 Non-Western Music
PSCI 3410 4 The Politics of Sub-Sahara Africa
PSCI 3440 4 Russian and Central Asian Politics
PSCI 3450 4 Latin American Politics
PSCI 3460 4 Women in Developing Countries
REL 3010 4 Buddhist Traditions
REL 3020 4 Religion in the Indian Tradition
REL 3030 4 Chinese Religion
REL 3040 4 African Religions
REL 3070 4 The Islamic Tradition
REL 3080 4 Japanese Religion
SOC 3040 4 Nonwestern World
SOC 3340 3 Pacific Rim —Asian Societies
SOC 3350 3 Modern Latin American Societies
SOC 3360 3 Modern Japanese Society

Distribution Area 5: Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

Course

Credits

Title

AFS 2100 3 Comparative Approaches to Forms of Black Consciousness
AFS 3350 3 Theories/Research Techniques—Diaspora Studies
ANTH 1100 3 Lost Worlds/Archeology
ANTH 2100 3 Introduction to Archeology
ANTH 2400 3 Principles of Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3430 3 Cultures of Europe
BUS 1750 3 Business Enterprise
COM 2000 3 Introduction to Communication Theory
ECON 1070 3 Economic Issues in the USA Today
ECON 1080 3 Contemporary International Economic Issues
ECON 2010 3 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2020 3 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 1020 3 World Geography Through Maps & Media
GEOG 2050 3 Human Geography
GEOG 2440 3 Economic Geography
GEOG 3830 3 Geography of Europe
GEOG 3840 3 The Post-Soviet States
GWS 3200 3 Woman, Multiculturalism and Social Change
GWS 3300 3 Gender Issues in Education
HIST 3060 3 Technology and Culture
HIST 3130 3 American Diplomatic History
HIST 3325 3 History of Healthcare in the World
HIST 3330 3 The World Since 1946
HIST 3600 3 The Medieval World: Society and Culture
HIST 3630 3 History of Modern Britain
HIST 3640 3 Modern Europe: Culture and Society
HIST 3660 3 Russia Yesterday and Tomorrow
HIST 3700 3 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Services
HPER 1700 3 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Services
IME 3020 3 Engineering Teams: Theory and Practice
INTL 3300** 1-16 Study Abroad-WMU Programs
INTL 3310** 1-16 Study Abroad-Non-WMU Programs
INTL 4040 1-6 Foreign Studies Seminar-Social Sciences
LANG 2500 4 The Nature of Language
LAW 1500 3 Personal Law
LAW 3500 3 Computer Law
OT 2250 3 Growth, Development and Aging
PADM 2000 3 Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
PHIL 3130 3 Philosophy of Law
PSCI 1000 3 Introduction To Political Science
PSCI 1050 3 Critical Thinking about Politics
PSCI 2400 3 Comparative Politics
PSCI 2500 4 International Relations
PSCI 3110 3 American Politics and the Media
PSCI 3400 4 European Politics
PSCI 3500 4 American Foreign Policy
PSY 1000 3 General Psychology
REL 3230 4 Religion and Revolution
SOC 2000 3 Principles of Sociology

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Distribution Area 6: Natural Science with Lab

Course

Credits

Title

ANTH 2500 4 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
BIOS 1050
and
BIOS 1100
BIOS 1120
3

1
3
Environmental Biology

Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biology
and
BIOS 1100
Chem 1100

1
3

Biology Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1900

1
3

General Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry in Society I
and
CHEM 1910

1

Chemistry in Society Laboratory
GEOG 1050 4 Physical Geography
GEOS 1000 4 Earth Studies
GEOS 1300 4 Physical Geology
GEOS 2000 4 Evolution of Life--A Geological Perspective
GEOS 2500 4 Planetary Geology
IMAG 1500 4 Introduction to Imaging
OT 2000
and
OT 2010
3

1
Human Functional Anatomy

Human Functional Anatomy Lab
PHYS 1000 4 How Things Work
PHYS 1040 3 Introduction to the Sky and Solar System
and
PHYS 1030
PHYS 1060

1
3

Sky and Solar System Laboratory
Introduction to Stars and Galaxies
and
PHYS 1050
PHYS 1070 

1
4

Stars and Galaxies Laboratory
Elementary Physics
and
PHYS 1080
PHYS 1130 

1
4

Elementary Physics Lab
General Physics I
and
PHYS 1140
PHYS 2050

1
4

General Physics I laboratory
Mechanics and Heat
and
PHYS 2060

1

Mechanics and Heat Laboratory

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

Course

Credits

Title

ANTH 1500 3 Race, Biology and Culture
AVS 2800 3 Transportation Technology: Policy, Perils & Promise
CHEG 2610 3 Environmental Engineering
COM 2400 3 Introduction to Media and Telecommunications
CS 1000 3 Fluency with Information Technology
CS 1010 3 What is Computer Science?
CS 1011 1 What is Computer Science? (Lab) 1
ENGR 3700 3 Engineering Global Practices inWestern Countries
ENVS 3000 4 Environment, Technology and Values
GEOG 1000 4 World Ecological Problems and Man
GEOG 2650 3 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
GEOG 3060 3 Climate Change: Atmospheric Perspectives
GEOG 3500 3 Conservation & Environmental Management
GEOS 1440 3 Environmental Earth Science
GEOS 1500 3 Earth Hazards and Disasters
GEOS 2200 3 Climate Change: Geological Perspectives
GEOS 3120 3 Geology of National Parks and Monuments
GEOS 3220 3 Ocean Systems
HIST 3180 3 American Environmental History
IME 1220 3 Automobile in Society
IME 1500 3 Introduction to Manufacturing
ME 2200 4 Processes and Materials in Manufacturing
MSE 2510 3 The Evolution of Materials
NUR 3330 3 Informatics for Healthcare Professionals
PAPR 1600 3 Introduction to Environmental Technology
PHIL 2550 3 Science, Technology and Values
PHIL 3340 4 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 3500 4 Foundations of the Modern World View
PHIL 3550 3 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3710 3 History and Philosophy of Science I
PHIL 3720 3 History and Philosophy of Science II
PHYS 1020 3 Physics, Technology and Society
SPPA 2000 3 Communication Disorders and Sciences

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Distribution Area 8: Health and Well-being

Course

Credits

Title

ADA 2250 3 Drug Use: Personal and Social Impact
HOL 1000 3 Choices in Living
HPER 1110 2 Healthy Living
PEGN 1700 2 Health and Wellness - Aerobics
PEGN 1710 2 Health and Wellness - Water Aerobics
PEGN 1720 2 Health and Wellness - Circuit Fitness
PEGN 1730 2 Health and Wellness - Jogging
PEGN 1740 2 Health and Wellness - Walking
PEGN 1760 2 Health and Wellness - Racquet Sports
PEGN 1770 2 Health and Wellness - Climbing Techniques
PEGN 1780 2 Health and Wellness - Self-Defense
PEGN 1790 2 Health and Wellness - Figure Skating
PEGN 1800 2 Health and Wellness - Beginning Swimming
PEGN 1810 2 Health and Wellness - Intermediate Swimming
PEGN 1820 2 Health and Wellness - Swim Conditioning

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