Allendale Campus

Allendale Campus

Set on 1,304 acres along the scenic Grand River Valley, the Allendale main campus is home to modern classrooms and labs, contemporary housing, outstanding fitness and sports facilities, a comprehensive library, and much more.

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Jackson Community College

General Education

FOUNDATION CATEGORIES

Students must select one course from each category

WRITING

ENG 132: Writing Experience II

THE ARTS

ART 111: Art History: Prehistoric to 1400
ART 112: Art History: Renaissance to Present
MUS 130: Music of Non-Western Culture
MUS 131: Understanding Music
THR 116: Introduction to Theatre

PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE

ENG 236: Women in Changing Society
ENG 246: Short Story & Novel
ENG 247: Poetry & Drama
ENG 249: African-American Literature
ENG 252: Shakespeare
ENG 254: Children's Literature
ENG 256: American Literature 20th Century
ENG 257: World Literature I
PHL 231: Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 236: Ethics
PHL 243: Great World Religions

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

HIS 120: Ancient History
HIS 125: African-American History
HIS 131: Western Civilization to 1555
HIS 132: Western Civilization 1555 to Present
HIS 231: Development of the US through Civil War
HIS 232: Development of the US from the Civil War

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

CIS 158: Programming Logic
CIS 160: Visual BASIC
CIS 165: JAVA Programming
CIS 170: Programming in C++
CIS 203: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
CIS 260: Advanced Visual Basic
CIS 270: Advanced C++ Programming
CPS 177: Programming in C++
CPS 217: Computer Science II
MAT 133: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 135: Finite Mathematics
MAT 141: Pre-calculus
MAT 151: Calculus I
MAT 154: Calculus II
MAT 210: Foundations of Mathematics I
MAT 211: Foundations of Mathematics II
MAT 251: Calculus III
MAT 254: Differential Equations
PHL 232: Logic
PSY 144: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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

CEM 131: General Chemistry
CEM 137: Chemistry of Life
CEM 141: General Inorganic Chemistry
CEM 241: Organic Chemistry I
CEM 242: Organic Chemistry II
GEL 109: Earth Science
GEL 160: Introduction to Geology
PHY 131: Conceptual Physics
PHY 151: Astronomy
PHY 251: Modern University Physics I

LIFE SCIENCES

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

BIO 110: Introductory Biology
BIO 132: Human Biology
BIO 158: Environmental Science
BIO 161: General Biology
BIO 162: General Biology II

SOCIAL SCIENCES (SELECT TWO COURSES FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES)

ANT 131: Cultural Anthropology
CRJ 111: Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECN 231: Macroeconomics
ECN 232: Microeconomics
EDU 263: Child Growth & Development
GEO 132: World Regions
PLS 141: American National Government
PLS 262: International Relations
PSY 140: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 161: Introduction to Counseling
PSY 222: Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY 245: Infancy and Childhood
PSY 251: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 252: Developmental Psychology
PSY 256: Educational Psychology
PSY 290: Human Sexuality
SOC 117: Criminology
SOC 152: Social Psychology
SOC 231: Principles of Sociology
SOC 235: Minority Groups in American

CULTURAL DESIGNATIONS

Students must select one course from each category

WORLD PERSPECTIVES DESIGNATION

ANT 131: Cultural Anthropology
CUL 175: International Cuisine
ENG 257: World Literature I
GEO 132: World Regions
PLS 262: International Relations
SPN 232: Intermediate Spanish

US DIVERSITY DESIGNATION

ENG 249: African-American Literature
HIS 125: African-American History
SOC 235: Minority Groups in America
SOC 246: Marriage and Family

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 • admissions@gvsu.edu