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Elizabeth City State University

Core Curriculum

General Education Core Curriculum 46-48 hours

Freshman Seminar

1 hour

GE 122 (1) with special sections designated for students with declared majors;

HON 194 (1) is required for Honors Program students.

*This course is waived for transfer students with 12 or more transfer hours.

English Composition

6 hours

GE 102 English Composition and Grammar (3) is required of all students. Grade must be "C" or better.

GE 103 English Composition and Vocabulary (3) is required of all students. Grade must be "C" or better.

GE 102H and GE 103H are required for Honors Program students. Grade must be "C" or better.

Note: GE 100 and GE 106 might be prerequisites per the placement testing results.

Literature and Language

6 hours

GE 201 World Literature I (3) is required of all students.

GE 201H World Literature I Honors is required for Honors Program students.

The remaining three hours may be fulfilled by taking one of the following courses: GE 202, GE 202H, SPAN 101, SPAN 102, FREN 101, FREN 102, SPPA 250, SPPA 251.

Fine Arts and Communications

4 hours

Choose two courses from the following: GE 130, GE 135, MUS 219, MUS 212, THEA 321, SPCH 214, SPCH 314.

Pharmacy majors are required to take SPCH 314.

Music majors are required to take MUS 212.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

12 hours

GE 140 World Civilization I (3) is required of all students.

GE 141 World Civilization II (3) is required of all students except for Social Work majors.

Choose two courses from the following for the remaining hours: GE 142, HIST 250, HIST 251, HIST 255, HIST 256, GEOG 201, GEOG 204, POLS 200, POLS 301, POLS 304, SOC 201, SOC 202, SOC 204, SOC 302, PHIL 250, PHIL 251, ECON 201, ECON 202, PSY 212, *GLBS 200, BFIN 210. (Follow departmental recommendations.)

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

10 hours

Note: GE 109 might be a prerequisite per the placement testing results.

At least one course of college level math (algebra or above) is required:

GE 115 College Algebra (3) or GE 118 Pre-Calculus (3) or MATH 165 (4).

Education majors must take both MATH 121 (3) and MATH 122 (3).

Business majors must take MATH 153 (3).

At least one science course with the corresponding lab is required from the following:

GE 152/152L (3/1), GE 155/155L (3/1), GE 158/158L (3/1), CHEM 101/101L (3/1), CHEM 102/102L (3/1), ENSC 101/101L (3/1), GEOL 140 (4), MAS 111(3), PHYS 181/181L (3/1), PHYS 182/182L (3/1).

Computer and Information Literacy

3 hours

CSC 111 (3) is required of all students except: CSC 115 (3) for Math, Science & Technology majors; EDUC 203 (3) for Education majors; BMIS 190 (3) for Business majors and ART 101 (3) for Graphic Design and Art majors.

Health and Physical Education

4 hours

GE 185 Health Concepts (2) is required.

Choose any two 1-hour PE activity courses or one 2-hour course from the following: GE 160, 161, 163, 164, 168, 169, 172, 173, 174, 175, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 186, 187, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, PE 208, 209, 274, 279, 303, 388.

MIS 101 Basic Military Science (2) and MUS 200 University Marching band (1) may be used to fulfill the PE Activity requirement.