Wilkes University

Courses Which Satisfy the Core



General Education Courses Which Satisfy the Core Requirements And Are Required For Graduation

Distribution Requirements

Distribution Requirements

24 credit hours

Area I. The Humanities—

minimum 9 credit hours

ENG 120 – Introduction to Literature

3 credit hours

HST 101 – The Historical Foundations of the Modern World

3 credit hours

FOREIGN LANGUAGE at level of competence

3 credit hours

OR

PHL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy

3 credit hours

Students may request, through their academic advisors, a course substitution within this Area. For more details on course substitution policies, contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Forms for course substitution can be obtained from, and must be returned to, the Student Services Center when completed.

Area II. The Scientific World—

minimum 6 credit hours

Students must complete two (2) of the courses listed below. These courses must be within two (2) different sub-areas listed below. At least one (1) of the two (2) courses must contain a laboratory component.

Sub-Areas

Course Options

Biology

BIO 105 or BIO 121

Chemistry

CHM 105 or CHM 115

Earth and Environmental Sciences

EES 105, EES 211, EES 230, EES 240, or EES 251

Physics

PHY 105, PHY 174, or PHY 201

A number of degree programs satisfy the core requirements in this Area on the basis of successful completion of the science requirements within the individual program. The following programs meet the aforementioned criteria:

Applied and Engineering Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science (B.S. degree program only), Earth and Environmental Engineering (Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical), EngiManagement, Health Sciences, Mathematics (B.S. degree program only), Nursing, Prepharmacy, Physics.

Students not enrolled in any of the programs listed above may request, through their academic advisors, a course substitution within this Area. For more details on course substitution policies, contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Forms for course substitution can be obtained from the Student Services Center and must be returned to the Student Services Center when completed.

Area III. The Social Sciences—

minimum 6 credit hours

Each of the following courses is three (3) credit hours. Students must complete two (2) of the five (5) courses listed below.

ANT 101 – Introduction to Anthropology

EC 102 – Principles of Economics II

PS 111 – Introduction to American Politics

PSY 101 – General Psychology

SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology

Students may request, through their academic advisors, a course substitution within this Area. For more details on course substitution policies, contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Forms for course substitution can be obtained from the Student Services Center and must be returned to the Student Services Center when completed.

Area IV. The Visual and Performing Arts—

minimum 3 credit hours

Each of the following courses is three (3) credit hours. Students must complete one (1) of the four (4) courses listed below.

ART 101 – Experiencing Art

DAN 100 – Dance Appreciation – Comprehensive Dance Forms

MUS 101 – Introduction to Music I

THE 100 – Approach to Theatre

Through successful audition and written permission of the Chairperson of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, students may substitute three (3) hours of performance/studio experience for the above requirement. A copy of the written permission must be on file in the Registrar's Office.

 

Senior Capstone

All students will be required to complete a senior capstone course that is determined by their academic program. For more details, see the Bulletin listing for your academic program. Satisfaction of this requirement will not add credit hours to most students' programs.


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