Communication

General Education Requirements

Check Sheet

General Education Requirements Credits
Earned
Semester
Taken
Grade
A. Written Communication (6 Credit Hours)      
ENG 101 College Composition I (3)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3)
OR ENG 111 Advanced College Composition (3)
     
Total = 6 Hours      
B. Oral Communication (3 Credit Hours)
Comm 100 Oral Communication (3)      
Total = 3 Hours      
C. Mathematics (3 Credit Hours) **
MATH 120 (or above) (3)      
Total = 3 Hours      
D. Life and Physical Sciences (8-9 Credit Hours) **
Required: At least one course from each area.
     
1. Life Sciences (4 credit hours)
BIO 101 General Biology/Lab (4)
BIO 105 General Biology: Environmental Emphasis/Lab (4)
BIO 110 Principles of Biology I (4)
BIO 121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab (4)
     
Total = 4 Hours      
2. Physical Sciences (4-5 credit hours)
CHEM 120 Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences (5)
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I/Lab (5)
GEOL 120 Intro to Geology/Lab (4)
GEOL 180 Intro to Meteorology (3)
GEOL 210 Earth & Space Science (3)
GEOL 212 Earth & Space Science Lab (1)
PHYS 100 Fundamentals of Physical Science (5)
PHYS 150 Environmental Physics (5)
PHYS 151 Elementary College Physics I/Lab (5)
PHYS 300 Astronomy (3)
     
Total = 4 - 5 Hours      
E. Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Credit Hours)      
1. Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)
HIST 110 or 120 U.S. History (3)
PSC 120 Gov't: U.S., State, Local (3)
     
Total = 6 Hours      
2. Select two courses with different prefixes (6 Credit Hours)
ANTH 101 General Anthropology (3)
ECON 180, 201 or 202 Economics ** (3)
GEOG 101 Intro to Geography (3)
PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
SOC 110 Intro to Sociology (3)
     
Total = 6 Hours      
F. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)      
1. Select One:
ART 110 Art Appreciation (3)
MUS 106 World Music (3)
MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3)
TH 110 Theatre Appreciation (3)
     
Total = 3 Hours      
2. Select One:
ENG 150 Intro to Literature (3)
ENG 261 or 262 World Literature (3)
ENG 271 or 272 British Literature (3)
ENG 281 or 282 American Literature (3)
ENG 305 Short Story (3)
PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 212 Ethics (3)
Total = 3 Hours      
G. Health and Wellness (2 Credit Hours) **      
KINE 103 Lifetime Wellness (2 Credit Hours)      
Total = 2 Hours      
H. University Experience (3 Credit Hours) ***      
UE100 University Experience: Transitions in an International Context (3)      
Total = 2 Hours      
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS *
43-44 HOURS
     
I. Institutional Requirements (3 Credit Hours)**      
International Studies
Select one:
ANTH 155 Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (3)
ANTH 342 Comparative Cultures (3)
CJAD 301 International Justice Systems (3)
CJAD 370 International Terrorism (3)
COMM 305 Intercultural Communication (3)
EDUC 280 Education In The Global Society (3)
ENG 385 Continental Novel (3)
Foreign Language (3)
GEOG 211 Regions and Nations (3)
GEOG 310 Human and Cultural Geography (3)
HIST 130 or 140 Western Civilization (3)
HIST 150 Asian Civilizations (3)
HIST 160 History of Latin America (3)
IB 210 Global Business Literacy (3)
IB 310 International Business (3)
INTS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3)
PHIL 320 Comparative Religion (3)
SOC 303 The Arab World (3)
     
Total = 3 Hours      
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM WITH INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS = 46-47 Hours      
STUDENT MUST:
  1. Complete 124 hours for B.A. or B.S.
  2. Have a 2.00 GPA on all hours completed
  3. Have a 2.00 GPA in major
  4. Have 40 hours of upper division courses
  5. Have five (5) Writing Intensive courses
  6. Have the required number of courses completed in residence at MSSU
  7. Have all the requirements for your degree met
  8. Have participated in the University Assessment of Outcomes activities

* Areas A - H of the general education curriculum constitute the 42 semester hour block that meets the State of Missouri general education goals. This block should be considered equivalent to corresponding 42 semester hour blocks of credit at other public and signatory institutions in Missouri. Please contact the Registrar's office to have this notation added to your transcript.
** See degree requirements listed in Catalog for courses that are substituted for specific majors
*** Required for all degree seeking students who enter MSSU with less than 30 credit hours (excluding dual credit and credit in escrow) and transfer students who have not completed an orientation course.

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