IU East Catalog

Framework for General Education in Baccalaureate Degree Programs

General Education is a set of knowledge and skills that are generally expected of every person who has earned a four-year degree. The General Education requirement is divided into two groups: A core (common to all IUE students) and a set of program specific requirements. The list of courses by which a requirement is met are chosen by the faculty of the specific discipline. Courses outside a specific discipline, if approved, may meet General Education core requirements. Students may use each course to satisfy only one General Education core requirement, subject to the requirements of their program of study.

Students may use each course to satisfy only one General Education Core requirement, subject to the requirements of their program of study.

→ See your academic advisor for specific program requirements.

General Education Courses

Written Communication Skills (6 cr)

Course Number Course Name
ENG-H 140 Honors Reading, Writing, & Inquiry
ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, & Inquiry I
ENG-W 132 Elementary Composition 2
ENG-W 230 Science Writing
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
ENG-W 233 Intermediate Expository Writing
ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
ENG-W 290 Writing in the Arts & Sciences

Speaking and Listening (3 cr)

Course Number Course Name
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking

Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 cr*)

Course Number Course Name
CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis
ECON-E 270 Intro to Stat Theory Econ & Bus
EDUC-N 102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
MATH-B 111 Math for Business, Soc Sci
MATH-E 111 Math for Elementary Edu
MATH-H 111 Mathematics for the Humanities
MATH-K 300 Stat Techniques for Health Professions
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus
MATH-M 123 College Algebra
MATH-M 125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
MATH-M 126 Trigonometric Functions
MATH-M 215 Calculus I
MATH-M 216 Calculus II
MATH-N 111 Mathematics for Nursing
MATH-S 111 Math for Social Sciences
NURS-H 355 Data Analysis/Pract & Research
PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques

Scientific Ways of Knowing (5-6 cr*)

Course Number Course Name
ANAT-A 210 Elementary Human Anatomy
ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy
AST-A 100 The Solar System
AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies
AST-A 150 Introductory Astronomy Lab
BIOL-L 101 Intro to Biological Sciences
BIOL-L 102 Intro to Biological Sciences
BIOL-L 108 Environment and Life
BIOL-L 114 Human Body 101
BIOL-L 150 Biology Freshman Seminar
BIOL-N 120 Topics in Biology
BIOL-N 150 Biology Freshman Seminar
BIOL-N 212 Human Biology
BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Lab
BIOL-Q 201 Biological Sciences for Elem Teachers
CHEM-C 100 The World of Chemistry
CHEM-C 100/C 120 The World of Chemistry/Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry
CHEM-C 101/121 Elementary Chemistry/Lab
CHEM-C 105/125 Principles of Chemistry I/Experimental Chemistry
CHEM-C 108 General Organic Biochemistry
CHEM-N 100 Nutrition
EDUC-Q 200 Intro to Scientific Inquiry
GEOL-G 108 Selected Earth Science Topics
GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology
GEOL-G 112 Historical Geography
GEOL-G 210 Oceanography
MICR-J 200 Microbiology & Immunology
MICR-J 201 Microbiology Lab
PHSL-P 201 General Physiol 1 Lect & Lab
PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology
PHYS-P 100 Physics in the Modern World
PHYS-P 104 Concepts in Physical Science
PHYS-P 110 Energy
PHYS-P 120 Energy and Technology
PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1
PHYS-P 221 Physics 1

Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing (6 cr)

Course Number Course Name
ANTH-A 103 Human Origins & Prehistory
ANTH-A 104 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH-A 200 Topics in Anthropology, Culture, and Society
ANTH-B 200 Bio-anthropology
ANTH-P 200 Intro to Archaeology
CJUS-P 100 Intro to Criminal Justice
CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance
CMCL-C 122 Interpersonal Communication
CMCL-C 205 Intro to Communication & Culture
ECON-E 103 Intro to Microeconomics
ECON-E 104 Intro to Macroeconomics
EDUC-P 250 Educational Psychology
EDUC-P 254 Educational Psychology for Teachers of All Grades
GEOG-G 110 Intro to Human Geography
JOUR-J 110 Foundations of Jour & Mass Communication
POLS-Y 103 Intro to American Politics
POLS-Y 105 Intro to Political Theory
POLS-Y 107 Intro to Comparative Politics
POLS-Y 109 Intro to International Relations
POLS-Y 212 Making Democracy Work
PSY-P 103 General Psychology
PSY-P 211 Meth of Experimental Psychology
PSY-P 216 Life Span Development
SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC-S 215 Social Change
SOC-S 217 Social Inequality
SOC-S 230 Society & the Individual
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication
SWK-S 102 Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
SWK-S 221 Hum Growth & Dev in Social Environment
SWK-S 251 Hist & Analysis of Soc Wel Pol
WOST-W 200 Women in Society

Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing (6 cr)

Course Number Course Name
ENG-G 205 Introduction to the English Language
ENG-G 207 Grammar & Usage
ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation
ENG-L 203 Introduction to Drama
ENG-L 204 Introduction to Fiction
ENG-L 205 Introduction to Poetry
ENG-L 207 Women and Literature
ENG-L 208 Topics in English and American Literature
ENG-L 209 Topics in American Lit & Culture
ENG-L 225 Introduction to World Masterpieces
ENG-L 250 American Literature Before 1865
ENG-L 251 American Literature After 1865
ENG-L 260 Introduction to Advanced Study of Literature
ENG-L 295 American Film Culture
ENG-L 297 English Literature to 1600
ENG-L 298 English Literature 1600-1800
ENG-L 299 English Literature Since 1800
ENG-W 203 Creative Writing
ENG-W 280 Literary Editing and Publishing
FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
FINA-A 102 Renaissance Through Modern Art
FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio Drawing
FINA-F 101 Fundamental Studio 3D
FINA-H 100 Intro to Art: History and Visual Culture
FINA-H 101 Art Appreciation (Humanistic / Artistic - Non-Studio)
FINA-S 230 Painting 1
FINA-S 250 Graphic Design 1
FINA-S 260 Ceramics 1
FINA-S 280 Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design
FREN-F 100 Elementary French
FREN-F 150 Elem French II: Lang & Culture
FREN-F 200 Sec Yr French I: Lang & Culture
FREN-F 250 Second Year French II: Language and Culture
GER-G 100 Beginning German
GER-G 150 Beginning German II
GER-G 200 Intermediate German I
GER-G 250 Intermediate German II
HIST-B 244 The Viking Age
HIST-H 105 American History I
HIST-H 106 American History II
HIST-H 108 Perspectives: World to 1800
HIST-H 109 Perspectives: World 1800-Pres
HIST-H 217 The Nature of History
HIST-H 225 Special Topics in History
MUS-M 174 Music for the Listener
MUS-M 175 Music for the Listener II
MUS-P 110 Begin Piano Class 1 Non-music Maj
MUS-T 101 Introduction to Music I
MUS-T 109 Rudiments of Music I
MUS-Z 103 Spec Topics in Music/Non-Major
MUS-Z 201 History of Rock and Roll Music
PHIL-P 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL-P 105 Critical Thinking
PHIL-P 120 Ethics
PHIL-P 140 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL-P 200 Problems of Philosophy
PHIL-P 282 Women in Philosophical Thought
REL-R 152 Jews, Christians, and Muslims
REL-R 160 Intro to Religion in America
REL-R 220 Introduction to New Testament
SPAN-S 100 Elementary Spanish I- Beginners
SPAN-S 150 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I
SPAN-S 230 Cervantes’ Don Quixote in Translation
SPAN-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II
THTR-T 100 Introduction to Theatre
THTR-T 210 Appreciation of the Theatre
WOST-W 201 Women in Culture: Intro to Women’s Studies

* The combination of credits in the Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Ways of Knowing competencies must be 9 credit hours (or more) with at least 5 credit hours coming from the Scientific Ways of Knowing competency and must include a lab component.

** Students must choose courses from at least two disciplines in the Behavioral and Social Sciences and from at least two disciplines in the Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing.