Shane O'Donohue

Shane O'Donohue

"What I like best about Grand Valley are the people here. Everybody is very supportive and they want you to succeed in life, and that is a great feeling having such a family behind you." - Shane O'Donohue, biomedical sciences and psychology double major Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

General Education

FOUNDATION CATEGORIES

Students select one course from each of the foundation categories

WRITING

EN 102: English Composition II

THE ARTS

AT 105: History of Art Before 1400
AT 106: History of Art Since 1400
AT 270: History of Architecture
AT 271: History of Modern Art
EN 235: Drama
HU 204: Humanities and the Human Adventure
HU 205: Humanities and the Human Adventure 2
MUS 110: The Appreciation of World and Western Music
MUS 111: Jazz in Contemporary America
MUS 251: History of Music I
MUS 252: Music History 2
MUS 253: History of Music 3
TH 248: Introduction to Theatre

PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE

EN 237: Fiction: Shorter and Longer Forms
EN 242: Popular Literature
EN 250: Children's Literature
EN 251: Multicultural American Literature for Children
EN 252: Shakespeare
EN 261: Great American Writers I
EN 262: Great American Writers II
EN 270: Multicultural Literature
EN 271: African-American Literature
EN 272: African American Literature II
EN 278: Introduction to Women's Literature
EN 281: Survey of British Literature 1
EN 282: Survey of British Literature 2
HU 204: Humanities and the Human Adventure
HU 205: Humanities and the Human Adventure II
HU 210: The Art of Being Human
PL 201: Introduction to Philosophy
PL 205: Introduction to Ethics
PL 206: Biomedical Ethics
PL 207: Contemporary Moral Choices
PL 209: Business Ethics
PL 212: Philosophy of Religion

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

HS 101: Western Civilization to 1500
HS 102: Western Civilization since 1500
HS 120: World History to 1500
HS 121: World History since 1500
HS 215: The Modern World
HS 225: History of Gender and Sexuality
HS 230: The History of Latin America
HS 239: The History of Ulster
HS 240: The Course of Irish History
HS 241: History of England from 55 BC to 1783
HS 242: History of England post 1783
HS 249: US History Through Reconstruction
HS 250: US History from Reconstruction to the Present
HS 251: African-American History and Culture
HS 260: History of Michigan
HS 276: History of Grand Rapids
HS 281: Immigration & Ethnicity in America
HS 290: History of Russia and East Europe

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

BA 254: Business Statistics
CO 116: Introduction to Computer Programming
CO 117: Java Programming
CO 124: BASIC Programming
CO 127: C++ Programming
CO 129: Introduction to C# Programming
CO 217: Advanced Java Programming
CO 225: Advanced BASIC Programming
CO 227: Advanced C++ Programming
CO 229: Advanced C# Programming
MA 108: Trigonometry
MA 110: College Algebra
MA 127: Finite Mathematics with Applications
MA 129: Survey of Calculus
MA 131: Precalculus
MA 133: Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1
MA 134: Calculus with Analytic Geometry 2
MA 210: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1
MA 211: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2
MA 215: Statistics
MA 245: Discrete Mathematical Structures
MA 255: Geometry and Calculus 3
MA 257: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
PL 202: Introduction to Logic
PY 281: Introduction to Statistics

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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

AS 103: Descriptive Astronomy
AS 106: The Solar System and Extra-Solar Planets
AS 108: Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology
CHM 110: Chemistry in the Modern World
CHM 120: Survey of General Chemistry
CHM 130 + 131: General Chemistry I
CHM 140 + 141: General Chemistry II
CHM 150 + 151: Honors Chemistry I
CHM 160 + 161: Honors Chemistry II
CHM 210: Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry
CHM 230 + 231: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
CHM 240: Survey of Organic Chemistry
CHM 250 + 251: Biological Chemistry
CHM 260 + 261: Organic Chemistry
CHM 270: Organic Chemistry 2
CHM 280: Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHM 290: Instrumental Analysis
GE 132: Physical Geography
GL 101: Introduction to Geology
GL 104: Historical Geology
GL 105: Geology of Natural Hazards/Intro to Environmental Geology
GL 111: Earth Sciences for Education
PC 101: General Physical Science
PC 111: Physics of Everyday Life
PC 141: Science of Sound
PC 151: The Science of Light, Optics and Vision
PH 115: Technical Physics
PH 125: College Physics I
PH 126: College Physics II
PH 245: Calculus Physics 1
PH 246: Calculus Physics 2

LIFE SCIENCES

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

BI 101: General Biology
BI 103: General Botany
BI 104: General Zoology
BI 117: General Human Anatomy and Physiology
BI 121: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BI 122: Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
BI 127: General Microbiology
BI 151: Cells, Molecules, and Genes
BI 152: Biological Diversity
BI 160: Evolution and the Nature of Science
BI 203: Studies in Natural History 3
BI 204: Studies in Natural History
BI 215: General Ecology
BI 232: Genetics
BI 289: Field Zoology

SOCIAL SCIENCES (SELECT TWO COURSES FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES)

AN 201: Introduction to Anthropology
AN 205: Introduction to Archaeology
AN 210: Cultural Anthropology
AN 285: The Archaeology of Ireland
CJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice
EC 251: Principles of Economics I
EC 252: Principles of Economics II
EC 290: Introduction to the Modern Irish Economy
GE 135: World Regional Geography
GE 140: Geography of Michigan
GE 210: Cultural Geography
GE 253: Geography of the US and Canada
GE 281: Immigration & Ethnicity in America
GE 296: Seminar: Sustainability in the Face of Globalization
GO 203: Physical/Mental Health and Aging
GO 261: Growing Old in a New Age
GO 262: Aging in America
GO 263: Death & Dying
PS 110: Survey of American Government
PS 200: State & Local Politics
PS 201: Comparative Governments
PS 202: International Relations
PS 215: The Survey of Asian Politics
PY 201: General Psychology
PY 203: Applied Psychology
PY 231: Abnormal Psychology
PY 233: Child Psychology
PY 234: Adolescent Psychology
PY 260: Social Psychology
SW 102: Introduction to Social Welfare
SO 251: Principles of Sociology
SO 254: Social Problems
SO 260: Race & Ethnicity
SO 265: Crime in Society
SO 270: American Families in Transition
WST 200: Introduction to Women's Studies

CULTURAL DESIGNATIONS

Students select one course from each of the cultural designations

WORLD PERSPECTIVES DESIGNATION

AN 201: Introduction to Anthropology
AN 210: Cultural Anthropology
AN 285: The Archaeology of Ireland
EC 290: Introduction to the Modern Irish Economy
EN 252: Shakespeare
EN 281: Survey of British Literature 1
EN 282: Survey of British Literature 2
FR 232: Intermediate French 2
GR 232: Intermediate German 2
GE 135: World Regional Geography
GE 210: Cultural Geography
GE 296: Seminar: Sustainability in the Face of Globalization
HS 101: Western Civilization to 1500
HS 102: Western Civilization from 1500
HS 120: World History to 1500
HS 121: World History Since 1500
HS 230: The History of Latin America
HS 239: The History of Ulster
HS 240: The Course of Irish History
HS 241: History of England from 55 BC to 1783
HS 242: History of England post 1783
HS 290: History of Russia and East Europe
PS 201: Comparative Governments
PS 202: International Relations
PS 215: The Survey of Asian Politics
SP 232: Intermediate Spanish 2
HS 295: Modern World
BA 288: Introduction to International Business

US DIVERSITY DESIGNATION

SO 254: Social Problems
SO 261: Growing Old in a New Age
SO 262: Aging in America
SO 265: Crime in Society
SO 270: American Families in Transition
PL 207: Moral Choices in Contemporary Society
COM 235: Sex, Gender and Communication
AN 280: Culture & History of Native Americans
EN 251: Multicultural American Literature for Children
EN 261: Great American Writers I
EN 270: Multicultural Literature
EN 271: African American Literature
EN 272: African American Literature II
EN 278: Introduction to Women's Literature
GE 281: Immigration & Ethnicity in America
HS 281: Immigration and Ethnicity in America
HS 215: The Modern World
HS 249: US History Through Reconstruction
HS 250: US History from Reconstruction to the Present
SO 260: Race and Ethnicity

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