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University General Education Requirements

A full description of General Education Requirements as well as a complete list of courses which fulfill those requirements is available on the COIN web site: http://www.umassd.edu/courselistings/. Many courses fulfilling College Distribution and Major requirements can also be used to meet General Education Requirements.

Note: A course can only be used to fulfill a single content General Education requirement (C, G, D, S, M, E) even if it is approved for a number of different categories. A single course can be used to fulfill a content Gen Ed and a skill Gen Ed requirement (Tier II I, O, & W). A single course can also satisfy both the O and W requirement. In some cases, substitutions or waivers can, with the approval of the advisor and Department Chair, be made for Tier II (I, O, W) requirements.

See the university course catalog for information on courses in other departments.

Area C – Cultural and Artistic Literacy 9 credits

Courses fulfilling the Humanities Distribution Requirement will meet this requirement.

Area E – Ethics and Social Responsibility 3 credits

Courses that fulfill this requirement in the Sociology/Anthropology Department are:

  • SOC 177
  • ANT/SOC 323
  • ANT/SOC 325

Other courses recommended for fulfilling this requirement are:

  • AAS/ECO/WMS/LST 103 Cities, Minorities Poverty
  • ECO 101 Introduction to Economics
  • ECO/WMS/LST 111 Jobs and Discrimination 
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO/LST/WMS/AAS 343 The Economics of Sex and Race Discrimination
  • ECO/LST 345 Education, Work, Discrimination
  • HST 355 Anti-Semitism and its Ethical Issues
  • PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 215 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHL/WMS 307 Ecofeminism: Philosophy and Practice
  • PHL 317 Ethics and Health Care Professionals
  • PHY 162 Science, Technology and Society II
  • PSC 101 Introduction to Political Science
  • PSC 237 Politics of Free Speech and Religion
  • PSC 323 Civil Liberties

Area G – Global Awareness 3 credits

Courses that fulfill this requirement in the Sociology/Anthropology Department are:

  • ANT 111
  • SOC/ANT 315
  • SOC/ANT 319
  • SOC/ANT 344
  • SOC/ANT 363

There are many other courses that fulfill this requirement including any Foreign Language course and many from HST (History), ARH (Art History), MUS (Music), and PSC (Political Science).

Area D – Diversity 3 credits

Courses that fulfill this requirement in the Sociology/Anthropology Department are:

  • SOC 101
  • SOC/ANT 332
  • SOC/ANT 337
  • SOC/ANT 359

Some other courses recommended for fulfilling this requirement are:

  • AAS/ECO/WMS/LST 103 Cities, Minorities, Poverty
  • ECO/WMS/LST 111 Jobs and Discrimination
  • HST 115 History of the United States I
  • HST 116 History of the United States II
  • WMS 101 Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WMS 208 Global Perspectives on Women
  • WMS 306 Third Wave Feminism

Area M – Mathematics 3 credits

Courses recommended to fulfill this requirement are:

  • MTH 104 Statistics and MTH 120 Quantitative Reasoning.
  • MTH 101 will also meet this requirement, but is not recommended for majors.

Area S - Natural Science and Technology 6 credits

Courses fulfilling the Science Distribution requirement will meet this requirement.

Area W – Written Skills, Tier II 3 credits

Courses recommended for fulfilling this requirement are:

Art History

  • ARH 200 Studies in Visual Culture: Ancient, Medieval, and World Art
  • ARH 325 Italian Renaissance Art
  • ARH 342 Impressionism to Symbolism
  • ARH 360 Survey of Primitive Art
  • ARH/WMS 380 Feminist Perspectives on Art History

English

  • ENL 265 Business Communication
  • ENL 266 Technical Communication
  • ENL 350 Report and Proposal Writing
  • ENL/WMS 370 Women, Writing, and the Media
  • other 300-level ENL courses (360, 361, 362, 363, 364).

Philosophy

  • PHL 102 Philosophical Aspects of Feminism
  • PHL 215 Introduction to Ethics
  • other 200 & 300-level PHL courses (210, 221, 227, 301, 311, 320, 332, 371)

Political Science

  • PSC 207 Problems in Public Policy
  • PSC 322 Constitutional Law
  • other 300-level PSC courses (362, 368, 383)

Area O - Oral Skills, Tier II 3 credits

The SOC/ANT 316 Research Methods course satisfies this requirement (SOC 206 does NOT). If a student has already taken the 206 Methods course, the following courses are recommended for fulfilling this requirement:

  • AAS/ECO/WMS/LST 103 Cities, Minorities, Poverty
  • AAS 271 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • ECO/WMS/LST 111 Jobs and Discrimination
  • ENL 265 Business Communication
  • ENL 266 Technical Communication
  • ENL 270 Speech Communications
  • ENL 271 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • PSC 322 Constitutional Law

Area I – Information and Computer Literacy

Tier I 6 credits

  • ENL 101 & ENL 102

Tier II 3 credits

Recommended courses include:

  • ARH (see catalogue)
  • WMS 210 Research Methods
  • PSC 207 Problems in Public Policy
  • CIS 115 Computer Programming with C
  • NUR 105 Human Nutrition

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