Core Courses

General education core courses require a prerequisite COMPASS reading score of 70 or a grade of C or P in STSK 96, 98 or 99 or TSRE 50, 55 or 75. It is strongly recommended that students take ENGL 151, Freshman Composition, early in their college-level coursework to prepare them for writing throughout their college career.

Students should visit their specific program of study pages on the latest Academic Catalog for specific course requirements, and should be sure to check transfer and program guides for more explicit directions concerning general education choices. Students seeking MTA should see the Michigan Transfer Agreement section for MTA general education requirements.

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Communicating

Course Title Credits
COMM 101 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 101H Foundations of Interpersonal Communication (Honors) 3
COMM 111 Business and Technical Communication 3
COMM 205 Introduction to Group Communication 3
COMM 207 Public Speaking 3
COMM 210 Oral Interpretation 3
ENGL 151 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 151H Freshman Composition (Honors) 3
ENGL 152 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 152H Freshman Composition (Honors) 3
ENGL 153 Technical English 3
ENGL 201 Advanced Composition 3
JOUR 112 News Writing 3
JOUR 154 Writing for Student Publications 2

Creativity

Course Title Credits
ART 103 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 105 Contemporary Art Survey 2
ART 110 Drawing 1 3
ART 141 Art for Elementary Teachers 3
ART 160 Painting and Illustration 1 2
ART 201 Painting and Illustration 2 2
ART 204 Three-Dimensional Art 3
ART 209 Introduction to Studio Art 3
ART 211 Art Appreciation 3
ART 212 Art History 3
ART 213 Art History 3
ART 221 Photography Basics 2
ART 222 Introduction to Photography 3
ART 223 Intermediate Photography 3
ART 224 Advanced Photography 3
ART 227 Digital Color Photography 3
ART 229 Studio Photography 3
ART 230 Digital Color Photography 2 3
ART 245 Introduction to Ceramics 2
ART 246 Intermediate Ceramics 2
ENGL 203 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 204 Advanced Creative Writing 3
HUMA 150 Encounter with the Arts 2
HUMA 150H Encounter with the Arts (Honors) 2
HUMA 241 Dance for Elementary Educators 3
LITE 105 Introduction to Literature 3
LITE 205 World Literature 1 3
LITE 206 World Literature 2 3
LITE 211 American Literature 3
LITE 212 American Literature 3
LITE 213 Children’s Literature 3
LITE 216 Film Interpretation 3
LITE 222 British Literature 3
LITE 223 Shakespeare 3
LITE 230 Bible as Literature 3
LITE 240 African-American Literature 3
LITE 241 Science Fiction 3
LITE 285 Studies in the Novel 3
MUSI 130 Music Theory 1 3
MUSI 131 Music Theory 2 3
MUSI 141 Fundamentals of Music for Teaching 3
MUSI 211 Music Appreciation 3
MUSI 232 Music Theory 3 3
MUSI 233 Music Theory 4 3
MUSI 250 Music History 1 3
MUSI 251 Music History 2 3
MUSI 270 Sacred Choral Literature 3
THEA 121 Theatre Appreciation 1 3
THEA 122 Theatre Appreciation 2 3
THEA 125 Stagecraft 1 3
THEA 218 Acting 1 3
THEA 223 Acting for the Camera 3
THEA 251 Introduction to Children’s Theatre 3

Global Awareness

Course Title Credits
ANTH 200 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic 4
ARAB 102 Elementary Arabic 2 4
ART 210 History of Photography and Film 3
COMM 241 Foundations of Mass Communication 3
ECON 201 Principles of Economics: MACRO 3
ECON 201H Principles of Economics: MACRO (Honors) 3
ECE 210 Child Growth and Development 3
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
FREN 101 Elementary French 4
FREN 102 Elementary French 4
FREN 201 Intermediate French 4
FREN 202 Intermediate French 4
HIST 103 American Foundations 3
HIST 104 Modern America 3
HIST 104H Modern America (Honors) 3
HIST 106 Religious History 3
HIST 151 Western Civilization: Early Western World 3
HIST 151H Western Civilization: Early Western World (Honors) 3
HIST 152 Western Civilization: Modern Western World X
HIST 152H Western Civilization: Modern Western World  (Honors) X
HIST 201 Global History to 1500 3
HIST 202 Global History from 1500 to Present 3
HIST 210 History of Michigan 3
HIST 211 History of England 3
HIST 212 History of England Continued 3
HIST 220 Great Lives 3
HIST 221 Architectural History: Late 19th Century to 1959 3
HIST 222 Architectural History: Post World War II to Present 3
HIST 240 African-American History 3
HIST 245 History of Rock and Roll 3
HIST 250 History of Africa 3
HIST 260 History of the Middle East and North Africa 3
HUMA 205 Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Society 3
INTL 210 International Travel: Culture 3
JAPA 101 Introductory Japanese 4
JAPA 102 Introductory Japanese 4
JOUR 111 Mass Media Environment 3
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 201H Introduction to Philosophy (Honors) 3
PHIL 202 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHIL 230 World Religions 3
PHIL 240 Survey of the Bible 3
POSC 200 American System of Government 3
POSC 200H American System of Government (Honors) 3
POSC 201 American System of Government: Federal 3
POSC 202 American System of Government: State and Local 3
POSC 210 Introductory Comparative Politics 3
POSC 211 International Relations 3
SERV 200 Service-Learning 3
SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 204 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 4
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 4
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 4
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish 4
SPAN 203 Advanced Conversational Spanish 3

Healthy Living

Course Title Credits
PEHL 101 Wellness Activity: Cardio Tone 2
PEHL 107 Wellness Activity: Yoga Pilates Fusion 2
PEHL 113 Wellness Activity: Weight Training 2
PEHL 119 Wellness Activity: Water Exercise 2
PEHL 125 Wellness Activity: Sports Conditioning 2
PEHL 131 Wellness Activity: Walking or Jogging 2
PEHL 140 Healthy Lifestyle Practices 2
PEP 290 Preschool and Elementary Physical Education 3
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 201H Introduction to Psychology (Honors) 3
PSYC 220 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 240 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSYC 250 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 265 Addiction and Human Behavior 3
PSYC 270 Human Sexuality 3
PSYC 275 Criminal Psychology 3
PSYC 285 Introduction to Neuropsychology 3
PSYC 290 Social Psychology 3
SOCI 202 Social Problems 3
S0CI 203 Marriage and Family 3

Mathematics & Science

Course Title Credits
ASTR 104 Introductory Astronomy 4
BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
BIOL 105 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 109 Principles of Biology: Organismal 4
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology: Cellular 4
BIOL 111 Botany 4
BIOL 112 Zoology 4
BIOL 140 Life Science for Elementary Educators 4
BIOL 200 Field Biology 4
BIOL 201 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 202 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 205 Microbiology 4
CHEM 100 and higher Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 and higher CHEM courses 4
GEOG 100 Physical Geography 4
MATH 111 and higher Mathematics for Elementary Teachers and higher MATH courses 3-5
PHYS 111 and higher College Physics 1 and higher PHYS courses 3-5
SCIE 100 Environmental Science 4
SCIE 102 Physical Science 4
SCIE 103 Field Investigation in Environmental Studies 4