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Northwestern Michigan College

General Education

FOUNDATION CATEGORIES

Students select one course from each of the foundation categories

WRITING

ENG 112: English Composition

THE ARTS

ART 100: Art Appreciation
ART 111: History of Western Art I
ART 112: History of Western Art II
ART 213: Modern Art HIstory
ART 214: Women in Art
MUS 110: Music Appreciation - Standard Literature
MUS 111: Music Appreciation Jazz

PHILOSOPHY & LITERATURE

ENG 240: Introduction to Literature
ENG 245: Native American Literature
ENG 256: Environmental Literature
ENG 261: British Literature
ENG 262: American Literature
ENG 263: World Literature
ENG 265: Science Fiction & Fantasy
ENG 267: Film as Literature
ENG 271: Adolescence & Cultural Diversity
PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy I
PHL 121: Western Religions
PHL 122: Eastern Religions
PHL 181: Old Testament
PHL 182: New Testament
PHL 201: Ethics

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

HST 101: Western Civilization to 1500 AD
HST 102: Western Civilization from 1500 AD
HST 111: U.S. History to 1865
HST 112: U.S. History Since 1865
HST 211: Native American History
HST 212: African-American History
HST 213: American Women's History
HST 228: The Vietnam War
HST 235: 20th Century Europe

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:

CIT 110: Programming Logic & Design
MTH 106: Math for Elementary Teachers
MTH 121: College Algebra
MTH 122: Trigonometry
MTH 131: Introduction to Probability & Statistics
MTH 140: College Algebra & Trigonometry
MTH 141: Calculus I
MTH 142: Calculus II
MTH 206: Math for Elementary Teachers II
MTH 241: Calculus III
PHL 105: Critical Thinking

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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

AST 109 + 109L: Planetary Astronomy + Lab
AST 119 + 119L: Astronomy + Lab
CHM 101 + 101L: Introductory Chemistry + Lab
CHM 150 + 150R + 150L: General Chemistry I + Recitation + Lab
CHM 151 + 151R + 151L: General Chemistry II + Recitation + Lab
CHM 250 + 250L: Organic Chemistry I + Lab
CHM 251 + 251L: Organic Chemistry II + Lab
ENV 103 + 103L: Earth Science + Lab
ENV 104 + 104L: Life of the Past + Lab
ENV 111 + 111L: Physical Geology + Lab
ENV 117 + 117L: Meteorology & Climatology + Lab
GEO 105 + 105L: Physical Geography + Lab
PHY 121 + 121L: General Physics I + Lab
PHY 221 + 221L + 221R: Probs & Principles of Physics I + Recitation + Lab

LIFE SCIENCES

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

BIO 100 + 100L: Food & Nutrition Biology + Lab
BIO 105 + 105L: Living in the Environment + Lab
BIO 106 + 106L: Human Biology + Lab
BIO 108 + 108L: Plant Biology + Lab
BIO 109 + 109L: Principles of Life Science + Lab
BIO 110: Essential Biology
BIO 115 + 115L: Cell, Plant & Ecosystem + Lab
BIO 116 + 116L: Genetics, Evolution & Animal Biology + Lab

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (SELECT TWO COURSES FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES)

ANT 113: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECO 121: Basic Economics
ECO 201: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202: Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 101: Introduction to Geography
GEO 109: World Regional Geography
PLS 101: Survey of American Government
PLS 132: Comparative Politics
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 231: Psychology of Adjustment
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 201: Modern Social Problems
SOC 211: Marriage & the Family
SOC 220: Gender & Society
SWK 121: Introduction to Social Work
SWK 221: Introduction to Social Welfare

CULTURAL DESIGNATIONS

Students select one course from each of the cultural designations

WORLD PERSPECTIVES DESIGNATION

ANT 113: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ART 111: History of Western Art I
ART 112: History of Western Art II
ENG 241: Mythology
ENG 263: World Literature
ENG 271: Adolescence & Cultural Diversity
FRN 202: Intermediate French II
GEO 109: World Regional Geography
HST 228: The Vietnam War
HST 235: 20th Century Europe
PHL 121: Western Religions
PHL 122: Eastern Religions
PLS 132: Comparative Politics
PLS 211: International Relations
SPN 202: Intermediate Spanish II

US DIVERSITY DESIGNATION

ART 214: Women in Art
ENG 245: Native American Literature
HST 111: U.S. History to 1865
HST 112: U.S. History since 1865
HST 211: Native American History
HST 212: African-American History
HST 213: American Women's History
MUS 111: Music Appreciation Jazz
SOC 201: Modern Social Problems
SOC 220: Gender & Society

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