General Education Requirements and Prerequisites

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Course or Category Category Designator Course # Prerequisite Credits Terms Offered
First Year Foundations:
Introduction to Wellbeing 1 - GES 140 None 2 F, J, S
Introduction to the Creative Arts - GES 125 None 4 F, J, S
Christianity and Western Culture 1 - GES 130 None 4 F, J, S
Inquiry Writing Seminar - GES 160 None 4 F, S
Artistic Experience:
Artistic Experience A 1xx-3xx None 0-4 F, J, S
Biblical Foundations:
Introduction to the Bible - BIB 101 None 4 F, J, S
Christian Theology - THE 201 BIB 101, Sophomore standing 4 F, J, S
Math, Science, and Technology:
Laboratory Science D 1xx-2xx None 4 F, J, S
Mathematics M 1xx-2xx None (some by placement exam) 4 F, J, S
Science, Technology, and Society K 3xx D; M 4 F, J, S
Cultural Intelligence:
Second Language S 102 Placement exam or credit for 101 4 F, J, S
Cross-cultural Experience Z 1xx-4xx None 0-4 F, J, S
Contemporary Western Life and Thought L 2xx GES 1302 and GES 1602 or GES 1492 4 F, J, S
World Cultures U 2xx GES 1302 or GES 1492 4 F, J, S
Comparative Systems G 3xx (GES 1302; GES 1602 or GES 1492); L-course or U-course 4 F, J, S
Senior Capstone:
Contemporary Christian Issues1 P 4xx (GES 160 or GES 149); THE 201; L-course, G-course, or U-course; Senior standing 2 F, J, S
Integrated Track (Humanities):
Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages - GES 145 None 4 F
Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation - GES 147 GES 145 4 J
Humanities III: Enlightenment and Modernity - GES 149 GES 147 4 S

P course, GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing, and GES 130 Christianity and Western Culture requirements cannot be fulfilled through transfer courses.


May be taken concurrently.


Letters (e.g., A, D) indicate a General Education category from which students select a course of their choice.

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