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General Education Requirements

As a Saunders student, you must fulfill four General Education Perspectives before completing your degree. The following are suggested courses to fulfill the four categories that are not already determined for you. This list is not comprehensive and is continuously changing. Not all courses will be offered every semester. 

Students should review the SIS course search under “Course Attribute” and choose “PERS” (Gen Ed Perspectives Category) and choose under “Course Attribute Value” either “ARTISTIC”, “SOCIAL”, “SCIE-PRIN” or “NATSCI INQ”. 

Artistic Perspective

  • COMM 201 Public Speaking 
  • ENGL 210 Literature, Culture, and Media
  • ENGL 211 Introduction to Creative Writing 
  • ENGL 216 Literature from Around the World
  • FNRT 100 Introduction to Visual Arts
  • FNRT 110 Introduction to Music
  • FNRT 120 Introduction to Film
  • FNRT 130 Introduction to Theatre
  • FNRT 207 Dramatic Theory and Text Analysis
  • FNRT 304 African American Playwrights
  • NHSS 120 Introduction to Performing Art
  • NHSS 219 Human Interact. Through Dramatic Lit

Social Perspective

  • ANTH 220 Language and Culture
  • COMM 101 Human Communication
  • COMM 201 Public Speaking
  • COMM 202 Mass Communication
  • COMM 211 Principles of Advertising
  • CRIM 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • HIST 102 Themes in US History
  • MLAS 201 Beginning ASL I
  • PHIL 102 Introduction to Moral Issues
  • PHIL 103 Critical Thinking
  • POLS 110 American History
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PUBL 101 Foundations of Public Policy
  • SOCI 102 Foundations of Sociology
  • STSO 140 Science, Technology and Values
  • STSO 220 Environment and Society
  • STSO 240 Social Consequences of Technology

Scientific Principles*

  • CHMG 111 General Organic Biochemistry I
  • MEDG 106 Microbiology of Health and Disease
  • MTSC 234 Contemporary Science: Oceanus
  • ENVS 101 Concepts of Environmental Science
  • PHYS 111 College Physics
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PUBL 210 Intro to Qualitative Policy Analysis 

Natural Science Inquiry

  • BIOL 101 General Biology I & Lab I **
  • BIOL 102 General Biology II & Lab II **
  • BIOL 121 Introductory Biology I
  • CHMG 111 General Organic Biochemistry I
  • IMGS 111 Imaging Science Fundamentals
  • MTSC 231 Contemporary Science- Biology
  • MTSC 232 Contemporary Science- Chemistry
  • MTSC 233 Contemporary Science- Physics
  • PHYS 111 College Physics I

* Note: Many Natural Science Inquiry courses are also coded as Scientific Principles courses.

**Note: If you take the combination of the lecture and lab of MEDG 101/103,  MEDG 102/104, BIOL 101/103, BIOL 102/104, it will fulfill the Natural Science Inquiry Perspective. Without the lab, the MEDG 101, 102, BIOL 101, 102 lectures fulfill the Scientific Principle Perspective.