Russel H. Kirkhof Center Terrace

Russel H. Kirkhof Center Terrace

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Southwestern Michigan College

General Education

FOUNDATION CATEGORIES

Students select one course from each of the foundation categories

WRITING

ENGL 103: Freshman English II

THE ARTS

ART 110: Art Appreciation
ART 148: Direct Encounter with the Arts
ART 203: Art History I
ART 204: Art History II
HUMA 204: Introduction to Film
MUSI 100: Basic Musicianship
MUSI 110: Music Appreciation
THEA 110: Theatre Appreciation

PHILOSOPHY & LITERATURE

ENGL 201: Introduction to Literature
ENGL 231: American Literature I
ENGL 241: Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 256: Bible as Literature
ENGL 282: Survey of British Literature II
ENGL 291: Survey of World Literature I
ENGL 292: Survey of World Literature II
PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophical Thought
PHIL 210: Introduction to Ethics

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

HIST 101: Western Civilization I
HIST 102: Western Civilization II
HIST 201: United States History I
HIST 202: United States History II

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:

ISYS 221: Visual BASIC
MATH 131: Precalculus Trigonometry
MATH 136: Pre-Calculus Mathematics
MATH 141: Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 142: Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
MATH 150: Statistics
MATH 153 + 154: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I + II
MATH 201: Calculus III
MATH 205: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
PHIL 220: Introduction to Logic

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Select one from Physical Sciences and one from Life Sciences.
One of those courses must contain a lab.

CHEM 100: Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM 101: General Chemistry I
CHEM 102: General Chemistry II
CHEM 201: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 202: Organic Chemistry II
ENST 110: Environmental Science + ENGT 111: Environmental Science Lab
GEOG 103: Introduction to Geology
GEOG 203: Introduction to Meteorology
PHYS 101: Introductory Physics I
PHYS 102: Introductory Physics II
PHYS 201: General Physics I
PHYS 202: General Physics II

LIFE SCIENCES

Select one from Physical Sciences and one from Life Sciences.
One of those courses must contain a lab.

BIOL 101 + 102: General Biology I + II
BIOL 110: Human Biology
BIOL 201: Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL 214: Basic Human Anatomy
BISC 111: Biological Science
ENST 110 + 111: Environmental Science + lab

SOCIAL SCIENCES (SELECT TWO COURSES FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES)

ECON 201: Macraoeconomics
ECON 202: Microeconomics
POSC 201: American Government
PSYC 101: General Psychology
SOCI 201: Principles of Sociology
SOCI 202: Social Problems
SOCI 204: Criminal Justice
SOWK 100: Introduction to Social Work

CULTURAL DESIGNATIONS

Students select one course from each of the cultural designations

WORLD PERSPECTIVES DESIGNATION

GERM 202: Intermediate German II
PHIL 201: Introduction to World Religions
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II
SOCI 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

US DIVERSITY DESIGNATION

SOCI 202: Social Problems
SOCI 203: Marriage and the Family
SOCI 240: Minority Groups in America

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
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