Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

"I'm strong on encouraging students to explore the world and helping them unlock this great potential that they may not have known was there. It's a profoundly satisfying job." - Craig Benjamin, History Department Read More

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

General Education

FOUNDATION CATEGORIES

Students must select one course from each category

WRITING

ENG 110: College Writing I OR
ENG 160: Writing for Research

THE ARTS

HUM 101: Modern Culture and the Arts
MUS 101: Music Appreciation

PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE

ENG 111: College Writing II: Literature
ENG 201: English Literature I
ENG 202: English Literature II
ENG 203: American Literature: Beginnings - 1865
ENG 205: World Literature
ENG 206: Shakespeare
ENG 210: Studies in Poetry
PHI 100: Great Ideas: In Search/Human
PHI 201: Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 205: Ethics

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

HRY 100: History of Western Civilization I
HRY 251: World History to 1500
HRY 260: History of the Middle East

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

MATH 114: Mathematical Ideas
MATH 142: Geometry for Elementary/Middle School Teachers
MATH 150: College Algebra
MATH 152: Trigonometry
MATH 158: Applied Calculus
MATH 160: Calculus I and Analytic Geometry
MATH 220: Probability and Statistics
MATH 264: Differential Equations
PHI 203: Introduction to Logic
PHI 204: Symbolic Logic

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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

CHM 100: Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHM 110: Fundamentals/Organic Chemistry
CHM 120: General Chemistry I
GEO 110: Physical Geology
GEO 120: Physical Geography
PHY 100: Fundamentals of Physics
PHY 111: College Physics I
PHY 112: College Physics II
PHY 120: Astronomy
PHY 124: Astronomy of the Solar System
PHY 180: Physical Science in Elementary Education
PHY 221: Engineering Physics I
PHY 222: Engineering Physics II

LIFE SCIENCES

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

BIO 100: Fundamentals of Biology
BIO 101: Cellular Biology
BIO 105: Environmental Issues
BIO 110: Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 120: Ecology & Field Biology
BIO 121: Field Studies/Environmental Biology
BIO 130: Microbiology
BIO 210: Human Physiology
NUT 130: Nutrition/Disease Prevention
WPE 120: Nutrition for Wellness
WPE 125: Contemporary Health Issues

SOCIAL SCIENCES (SELECT TWO COURSES FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES)

ECO 201: Macroeconomics
ECO 202: Microeconomics
GEO 102: World Geography
HUM 120: Honors Seminar: Writing/Cities
LEN 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
PSI 100: Introduction to Political Science
PSI 101: American Government
PSI 102: State and Local Government
PSI 202: Comparative Government
PSY 150: Introductory Psychology
SOC 102: Principles of Sociology
SOC 103: Contemporary Social Problems
SOC 201: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

CULTURAL DESIGNATIONS

Students must select one course from each category

WORLD PERSPECTIVES DESIGNATION

FRL 206: Intermediate Spanish II
FRL 255: Spanish Conversation
GEO 102: World Geography
HRY 101: Modern Western Civilization
HRY 252: World History since 1500
HUM 205: Man and His Myths
PHI 209: Comparative Religion
PSI 202: Comparative Government
SOC 201: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

US DIVERSITY DESIGNATION

HRY 102: American History to 1877
HRY 103: American History since 1877
SOC 103: Contemporary Social Problems
SOC 200: The Family
SOC 205: Racial and Ethnic Relations

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