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General Education Course Requirements

General Education Course Requirements

Mission of General Education:

General education at Rogers State University is a shared set of experiences that imparts knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary for lifelong learning and productive citizenship in a dynamic and global society.

General Education Outcomes:

Acknowledging that critical and creative thinking are encouraged by all of the following, the specific student outcomes for General Education are to:

1. 

Use and analyze written and spoken English effectively.

2.

Demonstrate knowledge of and application of scientific principles and recognize the role of science in our society.

3.

Apply mathematics and logic to problem solving.

4.

Gain a perspective on the humanities and recognize their value to individuals and society.

5.

Demonstrate proficiency in use of computers and other technologies.

6.

Demonstrate knowledge of the history and functions of social institutions.

7.

Demonstrate knowledge of diverse human values, beliefs, and behaviors.

8.

Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning and purpose of the arts.

9.

Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship among people and their physical and social environments.

Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and 

Bachelor of Technology

Students must complete 41 credit hours of general education requirements.

General Education Requirements:

                                                                                                    Credit Hours

Communications ..................................................................................9

Composition I 

ENGL  1113  3

Composition II 

ENGL  1213  3

Speech Communication*** 

COMM 1113  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences ..........................................................9

History

 3

Choose from the following:

     American History to 1877 

HIST  2483

     American History since 1877 

HIST  2493

American Federal Government

POLS  1113  3

Social Science 

3

Choose from the following:

     Principles of Macroeconomics 

ECON  2113
     Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2123  

     Introduction to Psychology 

PSY  1113

     Introduction to Sociology 

SOC  1113

Science and Mathematics .................................................................11

Physical Science ..................................................................................4

Choose from the following:

     General Chemistry I 

CHEM  1315

     Earth Science 

GEOL  1014

     Physical Geology 

GEOL  1114

     Physical Geography 

GEOL  1124

     Historical Geology 

GEOL  1224
     Astronomy GEOL 2124

     General Physical Science 

PHYS  1014

     General Physics I 

PHYS  1114

Biological Science .................................................................................4

Choose from the following:

     General Biology 

BIOL  1114

     General Cellular Biology 

BIOL  1144

     General Environmental Biology 

BIOL  1134

Mathematics ........................................................................................3

Choose three hours from the following:

     Mathematics for Critical Thinking 

MATH  1503

     College Algebra 

MATH  1513

     Trigonometry 

MATH  1613

     Pre-Calculus 

MATH  1715

     Analytical Geometry & Calculus I 

MATH  2264

Humanities ..........................................................................................6

Choose two from the following:

     Art Appreciation 

ART (HUM) 1113

     Theatre Appreciation 

COMM (HUM) 2413

     Introduction to Literature 

ENGL  2613

     Humanities I 

HUM  2113

     Humanities II 

HUM  2223

     Cinema 

HUM  2893

     Music Appreciation 

MUSC (HUM) 2573

     Introduction to Philosophy 

PHIL  1113

Global Studies ....................................................................................3

Choose from the following:

     Plants and Civilization BIOL 3104  
     International Economic Issues and Policies ECON 3003  

     Human Geography 

GEOG 

2243

     World Civilization I 

HIST 

2013

     World Civilization II 

HIST 

2023

     Comparative Religion 

HUM 

3633

     Foundations of World Languages 

LANG 

1113

     Native Americans of North America 

NAMS 

1143

     Cherokee I 

NAMS 

2503

     Values and Ethics 

PHIL 

1313

     International Relations 

POLS 

3053

     Beginning Spanish I 

SPAN 

1113

Elective 

3

Choose three hours from courses not selected above.

(41 credit hours)    

***ENGL 2333: Technical Writing (substitute for SPCH 1113 for students taking 75% of their degree program online).

Students enrolled in developmental courses must complete ORIE 1151 The College Experience course within the first 24 semester hours attempted.

Some programs require specific general education courses. Refer to the program requirements as listed in the program information section for additional guidance.