General Education at PNC – Lists of Approved General Education Courses

The General Education Committee of the Purdue University North Central Faculty Senate reviews and maintains these lists of courses.

Contact the Chair of the General Education Committee if you have questions about a specific course or category.

Categories within the 30-Credit Core Curriculum:

Categories within the Supplemental Core:


30-Credit Core Categories

Quantitative Reasoning Core Courses

(Note: * = Transfer Indiana-Listed Course)

CHEM 11100 General Chemistry

CNIT 12700 Spreadsheet Applications

CNIT 26700 Introduction to C++ Language Programming

ECON 25100 Microeconomics*

ECON 25200 Macroeconomics*

PSY 20100 Introduction to Statistics in Psychology

SOC 38200 Introduction to Methods of Social Research

STAT 11300 Statistics and Society

STAT 30100 Elementary Statistical Methods

CGT 11000 Technical Graphics Communications

ENGR 18900 C++ Programming

IET 35200 Operations Management

MET 16200 Computational Analysis Tools in MET

MET 29900 Intro to Parametric Modeling

 

Natural Sciences Core Courses

(Note: * = Transfer Indiana-Listed Course, L = course includes laboratory)

ASTR 26300 Descr. Astronomy: Solar System L

ASTR 26400 Descr. Astronomy: Stars & Galaxies L

BIOL 11000 Fundamentals of Biology I* L

BIOL 22200 AIDS Online

BIOL 30300 Birds of NW Indiana L

BIOL 32400 Nat. Hist. of Great Smoky Mtns L

BIOL 32500 Nat. Hist. of NW Indiana L

CHM 10300 Chemistry & Society* L

CHM 11500 General Chemistry 1* L

CHM 11600 General Chemistry 2* L

CHM 11900 General Chemistry (Pre-Nursing)*L

EAS 10000 Planet Earth*

EAS 10400 Oceanography

EAS 11300 Introduction to Environmental Science

EAS 12000 Introduction To Geography

FN 30300 Essentials of Nutrition*

PHYS 22100

PHYS 22200

PHYS 30300

 

Technology Core Courses

BCM 10001 Intro to Construction

CGT 11000 Technical Graphics Communications

CNIT 10700 Computer Literacy

CNIT 12100 Microcomputer Database Applications

CNIT 12600 Website Development and Internet Technologies

CNIT 12800 Advanced Word Processing

CNIT 17500 Visual Programming

CNIT 17600 Information Technology Architectures

CNIT 18000 Introduction to Systems Development

CNIT 19000 CNIT Problem Solving

COM 26100 Introduction to Digital Video Production

CS 22000 Programming I for Engineering and Scientists

CNIT 26700 Introduction to C++ Language Programming

CPET 29900 Technical Software for ECET & MET

ECET 10700 Intro to Circuit Analysis

ECET 15700 Electronics Circuit Analysis

ECET 10900 Digital Fundamentals

ECET 15900 Digital Applications

ECET 20900 Intro to Microcontrollers

ECET 21300 Survey of Electricity & Electronics

ENGR 18900 C++ Programming

IET 10400 Industrial Organization

IET 35200 Operations Management

MET 14100 Materials I

MET 29900 Intro to Parametric Modeling

NUR 35300 Health Care Informatics

Humanities Core Courses

(Note: * = Transfer Indiana-Listed Course)

COM 24000 Introduction to Oral Interpretation

ENGL 20100 The Nature of Literary Study

ENGL 20500 Introduction to Creative Writing*

ENGL 21600 Ethics in Literature

ENGL 22100 Introduction to Shakespeare

ENGL 23100 Introduction to Literature*

ENGL 23500 Introduction to Drama

ENGL 23700 Introduction to Poetry*

ENGL 23800 Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 24000 Survey of British Literature I

ENGL 24100 Survey of British Literature II

ENGL 25700 Literature of Black America

ENGL 26600 World Literature I

ENGL 26700 World Literature II

ENGL 28600 The Movies

ENGL 35000 Survey of American Literature I*

ENGL 35100 Survey of American Literature II*

GBG 12700 Development of Business in the United States

GBG 25900 Law and Society

HIST 10200 Introduction to the Ancient World

HIST 10300 Introduction to the Medieval World

HIST 10400 Introduction to the Modern World

HIST 10500 Survey of Global History

HIST 15100 American History to 1877*

HIST 15200 United States since 1877*

IDIS 23500 Introduction to Great Issues

LALS 10100 Introduction to Latin American Studies

PHIL 11000 Introduction to Philosophy*

PHIL 11100 Ethics*

SPAN 23500 Spanish American Literature in Translation

SPAN 24100 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature (taught in Spanish)

SPAN 33500 Literature of Spanish Speaking Peoples in the U. S. (in English, some knowledge of Spanish desirable)

THTR 20100 Theater Appreciation*

THTR 30800 History and Development of American Musical Theatre

Social Sciences Core Courses

(Note: * = Transfer Indiana-Listed Course)

ANTH 10000 Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 10500 Cultural Anthropology

COM 20400 Critical Perspectives on Communication

COM 21200 Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication*

COM 25000 Mass Communication and Society*

COM 32000 Small Group Discussion

COM 32400 Introduction to Organizational Communication

OLS 25200 Organizational Behavior

POL 10100 American Government and Politics*

POL 13000 Introduction to International Relations*

POL 14100 Governments of the World

PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology*

PSY 24000 Introduction to Social Psychology*

SOC 10000 Introductory Sociology*

SOC 22000 Social Problems*

SWRK 26100 Introduction to Social Work


Supplemental Core Categories

Western Heritage

HIST 10200 Introduction to the Ancient World

HIST 10300 Introduction to the Medieval World

HIST 10400 Introduction to the Modern World

HIST 29000 Russia: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

HIST 40300 Europe in the Reformation

HIST 40400 Kings and Philosophers: Europe, 1618-1789

HIST 40500 French Revolution and Napoleon

HIST 40600 Rebels and Romantics: Europe 1815-1870

ENGL 26400 The Bible as Literature

NUR 22200 Foundations of Holistic Health and Wellness

PHIL 11000 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 30100 History of Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 30200 History of Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 33100 Religions of the West

POL 35000 Foundations of Western Political Theory: Renaissance to Marx

POL 35300 Current Political Ideologies

U.S. Tradition

HIST 15100 American History to 1877

HIST 15200 American History since 1877

HIST 31005 The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877

HIST 35001 Gettysburg: Three Days That Changed America

HIST 36700 Twentieth Century American History

HIST 36800 Episodes in American Religious History

HIST 37800 Early National America

HIST 38600 History of American Foreign Relations

HIST 46000 American Colonial History

HIST 46100 The Revolutionary Era, 1763-1800

HIST 46400 Jacksonian American, 1815-1850

HIST 46700 The Emergence of Modern America

HIST 46800 Recent American History

ENGL 25000 Great American Books

ENGL 35000 Survey of American Literature I

ENGL 35100 Survey of American Literature II

ENGL 38200 The American Novel

NUR 22200 Foundations of Holistic Health and Wellness

NUR 34900 Contemporary Trends in Health Care Systems

POL 10100 American Government and Politics

POL 23300 Introduction to the Study of the Law

GBG12700 Development of Business in the U.S.

Global Cultures

ANTH 20500 Human Cultural Diversity

ASL 28000 American Deaf Community: Language, Culture, and Society

ENGL 26600 World Literature from the Beginning to 1700

ENGL 26700 World Literature from 1700 A.D. to the Present

ENGL 36600 Postcolonial Literatures

HIST 10500 Survey of Global History

HIST 27100 Latin American History to 1824

HIST 27200 Latin American History from 1824

HIST 30501 Latin American History Through Film

HIST 35201 Revolution and Revolutionaries in 20th and 21st-Century Latin America

HIST 36110 Environmental History of Latin America

HIST 36600 Hispanic Heritage of the United States

HIST 40100 Indigenous Traditions of Latin America

HIST 42500 Social and Ecological History of the Andes

LALS 10100 Introduction to Latin American Studies

PHIL 33000 Religions of the East

POL 13000 Introduction to International Relations

POL 14100 Governments of the World

POL 23200 Contemporary Crises in International Relations

SPAN 23500 Spanish American Literature in Translation

POL 32300 Comparative Environmental Policy

POL 34500 Western European Democracies in the Post-Industrial Era

SOC 40300 Sociology of Developing Countries in Era of Globalization

SOC 40400 Sociology of the Environment

SOC 40500 Sociology of the Media

SOC 40600 Social Movements

Literature and the Arts

A&D 11300 Basic Drawing

A&D 25500 Art Appreciation

A&D 38300 Modern Art 20th Century

COM 24000 Introduction to Oral Interpretation

ENGL 20100 The Nature of Literary Study

ENGL 22100 Introduction to Shakespeare

ENGL 23000 Great Narrative Works

ENGL 23100 Introduction to Literature

ENGL 23200 Thematic Studies in Literature

ENGL 23500 Introduction to Drama

ENGL 23700 Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 23800 Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 23900 Introduction to Biography

ENGL 24000 Survey of the British Literature from the Beginnings Through the Neoclassical Period

ENGL 24100 Survey of the British Literature: From the Rise of Romanticism to the Modern Period

ENGL 25000 Great American Books

ENGL 25700 Literature of Black America

ENGL 26400 The Bible As Literature

ENGL 26600 World Literature: From the Beginnings to 1700 A.D.

ENGL 26700 World Literature: From 1700 A.D. To The Present

ENGL 28600 The Movies

ENGL 31100 Identity in Ethnic American Women’s Literature

ENGL 31800 Graphic Narrative

ENGL 35000 Survey of American Literature from Its Beginnings to 1865

ENGL 35100 Survey of American Literature from 1865 to the Post-World War II Period

ENGL 35600 American Humor

ENGL 36000 Gender and Literature

ENGL 36600 Postcolonial Literature

ENGL 37300 Science Fiction and Fantasy

ENGL 37700 Major Modern Poetry

ENGL 37900 The Short Story

ENGL 38100 The British Novel

ENGL 38200 The American Novel

ENGL 41100 Studies in Major Authors

ENGL 44100 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

ENGL 44200 Shakespeare

ENGL 44400 Milton

ENGL 46900 Issues in Contemporary Criticism and Theory

SPAN 23500 Spanish American Literature in Translation

SPAN 24100 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature

SPAN 33500 The Literature of Spanish-Speaking Peoples in the U.S.

ENGL 20500 Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGL 40700 Introduction to Poetry Writing

ENGL 40900 Introduction to Fiction Writing

ENGL 41000 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing

MUS 25000 Music Appreciation

PHIL 27500 The Philosophy of Art

THTR 20100 Theatre Appreciation

THTR 30800 The History and Development of the American Musical Theatre

THTR 34800 Dramatic Performance in Context

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

ANTH 37900 Indians of North America

ENGL 25700 Literature of Black America

HIST 36600 Hispanic Heritage of the United States

HIST 40100 Indigenous Cultures of Latin America

HIST 46601 U. S. Immigration and Ethnicity

LALS 10101 Introduction to Latin American Studies

PSY 33400: Cross Cultural Psychology

PSY 33500: Stereotyping and Prejudice

SOC 31000 Racial & Ethnic Diversity

SPAN 33500 The Literature of the Spanish-Speaking Peoples in the United States

Gender Issues

ANTH 23000 Gender Across Cultures

COM 37600 Communication and Gender

ENGL 31100 Identity in Ethnic American Women’s Literature

ENGL 36000 Gender in Literature

GBG 45000 Women in Business

HIST 36500 Women in America

IDIS 10600 Introduction to Gender Studies

PHIL 40800 Philosophy of Love and Friendship

PSY 23900 Psychology of Women

PSY 36500 Development of Gender Roles in Children

SOC 31700 Sociology of Sex and Sexualities

SOC 31501 Gender in Society

WOST 28000 Women’s Studies: An Introduction

Social Ethics

ENGL 21600 Ethics in Literature

PHIL 11100 Ethics

PHIL 32500 Ethics and Public Health

SOC 22000 Social Problems

Individual and Society

ANTH 10000 Introduction to Anthropology

COM 21200 Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication

COM 25000 Mass Communication and Society

COM 32000 Small Group Discussion

COM 32400 Introduction to Organizational Communication

ECON 21000 Principles of Economics

ECON 25100 Microeconomics

ECON 25200 Macroeconomics

ENGL 22700 Elements of Linguistics

NUR 21800 Human Development and Health Promotion

NUR 22200 Foundations of Holistic Health and Wellness

PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology

PSY 20000 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

PSY 23500 Child Psychology

PSY 24000 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSY 25000 Psychology of Adjustment

PSY 25100 Health Psychology

PSY 35000 Abnormal Psychology

SOC 10000 Introductory Sociology

SOC 34000 General Social Psychology

SOC 35000 Social Psychology of Marriage

SOC 36500 Constructing American Families

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