General Education Distribution Requirements

In order to provide a broad exposure in the General Education experience, students are encouraged to involve themselves in factual, creative and intuitive discovery in various fields. Distribution requirements expose the student to a breadth of disciplines.

Courses that Satisfy General Education Distribution Requirements


COM 1290Interpersonal Communication3
COM 1600Fundamentals of Speech3
COM 2290Intercultural Communication3
COM 26204Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
ENG 14501Writing and Reading for Problem Solving 3
ENG 15101Composition I 3
ENG 15201Composition II 3

Fine Arts/Humanities

ARB 1510Beginning Arabic I4
ARB 1530Beginning Arabic II4
ART 1510Basic Drawing3
ART 1520Basic Design3
ART 1530Acrylic Painting3
ART 1540Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 1550Sculpture3
ART 1560Art Appreciation3
ART 1570Oil Painting3
ART 1600Watercolor Painting3
ART 1610Jewelry3
ART 1650Figurative Sculpture3
CHI 1510Beginning Chinese I4
COM 26204Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
ENG 1610Women in Literature3
ENG 1700Reading in Areas of Interest3
ENG 1710Introduction to Literature: Short Story and Novel3
ENG 1720Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama3
ENG 2300Science Fiction and Fantasy3
ENG 2400Environmental Literature3
ENG 2510American Literature Before the Civil War3
ENG 2520American Literature Since the Civil War3
ENG 2530World Literature I3
ENG 2540World Literature II3
ENG 2550British Literature Before 17003
ENG 2560British Literature After 17003
ENG 2650Children's Literature3
ENG 2750Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 2760Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 2770Contemporary Literature3
ENG 2780Introduction to Playwriting and Screenwriting3
ENG 2800Creative Writing3
FRE 1510Beginning French I4
FRE 1530Beginning French II4
FSH 1500Foundations of Humanities4
GER 1510Beginning German I4
GER 1530Beginning German II4
HIS 15102World Civilizations to the Beginning of the Modern Era 4
HIS 15202World Civilizations from the Modern Era 4
HUM 1510Arts and Literature: Origins of Western Traditions3
HUM 1520Arts and Literature: Renaissance Through Modern3
HUM 1710World Religions3
HUM 1900Introduction to Film3
HUM 2720Bible3
ITA 1510Beginning Italian I4
ITA 1530Beginning Italian II4
JPN 1510Beginning Japanese I4
JPN 1530Beginning Japanese II4
MUS 1500Voice I2
MUS 1510Piano I2
MUS 1530Fundamentals of Music2
MUS 1560Listening to Music: 'Classical' to Jazz3
MUS 1570Guitar I2
MUS 1585Listening to Music: World Music3
MUS 1590Listening to Music: Rock to Hip-Hop3
MUS 1601Voice II2
MUS 1611Piano II2
MUS 1671Guitar II2
PER 16533Dance - Modern 1
PER 16543Dance - Ballet 1
PER 16573Jazz Dance I 1
PHI 1510Introduction to Philosophy3
PHI 1610Ethics3
PHI 1710Introduction to Informal Logic3
PHO 1220Fundamentals of Photography3
SLS 1000American Sign Language (ASL) I3
SLS 1010American Sign Language (ASL) II3
SLS 1030American Sign Language (ASL) IV3
SPA 1510Beginning Spanish I4
SPA 1530Beginning Spanish II4
THE 1561Introduction to Theatre3
THE 1571Acting I3
THE 1580Acting II3


BIO 15005Environmental Science 4
BIO 15115Life Science 4
BIO 15305Biology I: Molecular and Cellular 4
BIO 15605Biology II: Biodiversity and Ecology 4
BIO 1570Microbiology of Health and Disease3
BIO 25405General Zoology 4
CHE 10005Introductory Chemistry 4
CHE 13205Survey of Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHE 15105General Chemistry I 4
CHE 15205General Chemistry II 4
FSN 1500Foundations of Natural and Life Sciences4
GSC 15305Introductory Geology 4
GSC 15805Astronomy 4
GSC 1590Cosmology4
GSC 16205Introduction to Environmental Geology 4
MAT 1150Intermediate Algebra4
MAT 1500Finite Mathematics4
MAT 1525Quantitative Reasoning4
MAT 1540College Algebra4
MAT 1560Trigonometry3
MAT 1580Statistics4
MAT 1600Applied Calculus4
MAT 1630College Algebra and Trigonometry4
MAT 1730Calculus I4
MAT 2530Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I4
PHY 10315Concepts in Physics 4
PHY 16105College Physics I 4
PHY 16205College Physics II 4
PHY 24005Engineering Physics I 5
PHY 25005Engineering Physics II 5
PSC 15605Physical Science I 4

Physical Education

EXL 2050Diet and Exercise3
PER 1300Stress Management: Neuromuscular Relaxation2
PER 1590Physical Well-Being in a Modern Society2
PER 1620Basketball1
PER 16533Dance - Modern 1
PER 16543Dance - Ballet 1
PER 16573Jazz Dance I 1
PER 1681Golf - Beginning1
PER 1682Golf - Intermediate1
PER 1730Karate1
PER 1732Karate II1
PER 1740Physical Fitness1
PER 1741Jogging1
PER 1742Aerobic Dance1
PER 1746Step Aerobics1
PER 1748Group Exercise1
PER 1790Self Defense1
PER 1841Tennis Beginning1
PER 1842Tennis Intermediate1
PER 1862Volleyball Co-Ed1
PER 1880Yoga1
PER 1890Bowling1
PER 1920Racquetball1
PER 1930Walleyball1
PER 1941Fencing Beginning1
PER 1942Fencing Intermediate1
PER 2610Physical Fitness/Defense Tactics3

Political Science

POL 1510American Government (required)3

Social Science

ANT 1520Physical and Archaeology Anthropology3
ANT 1540Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANT 2750Myth, Magic and Folk Religion3
ECO 2610Economics I3
ECO 2620Economics II3
GEO 1510Physical Geography3
GEO 1520World Geography3
HIS 15102World Civilizations to the Beginning of the Modern Era 4
HIS 15202World Civilizations from the Modern Era 4
HIS 1550Contemporary World3
HIS 1700Michigan History3
HIS 2510United States History to 18773
HIS 2520United States History from 1877 to the Present3
HIS 2610African American History to 18773
HIS 2620African American History From 1877 to The Present3
POL 2520Urban and State Politics3
POL 2530International Relations3
POL 2610Comparative World Politics3
PSY 2510Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2630Psychology of Organizational Behavior3
PSY 2710Child Development3
PSY 2810Psychology of Adjustment3
SOC 2510Sociology3
SOC 2570Marriage and Family in Modern Society3
SOC 2620Sociology of Diversity3

Written Communication

ENG 1350Business Communications3
ENG 14501Writing and Reading for Problem Solving 3
ENG 15101Composition I 3
ENG 15201Composition II 3
ENG 2200Professional Communication4

This course will apply toward Communication/English or Written Communication, but not both.


HIS 1510 and HIS 1520 may apply for either Social Studies or Humanities, but not both.


This course will apply toward Fine Arts/Humanities and/or Physical Education.


This course will apply toward Communication/English or Humanities, but not both.


These courses satisfy the Natural Science Lab Science Requirement and include a lab fee.