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)

CNIT 12700
Spreadsheet Applications
CNIT 26700Introduction 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 26300Descr. Astronomy: Solar System L
ASTR 26400Descr. Astronomy: Stars & Galaxies L
BIOL 11000Fundamentals of Biology I* L
BIOL 22200AIDS Online
BIOL 30300Birds of NW Indiana L
BIOL 32400Nat. Hist. of Great Smoky Mtns L
BIOL 32500Nat. Hist. of NW Indiana L
CHM 10300Chemistry & Society* L
CHM 11500General Chemistry L
CHM 11600General Chemistry L
CHM 11900General Chemistry (Pre-Nursing)*L
EAS 10000Planet Earth*
EAS 10400Oceanography
EAS 11300Introduction to Environmental Science
EAS 12000Introduction To Geography
FN 30300Essentials of Nutrition*

Technology Core Courses

BCM 10000Intro to Construction
CGT 11000Technical Graphics Communications
CNIT 10700Computer Literacy
CNIT 12100Microcomputer Database Applications
CNIT 12600Website Development and Internet Technologies
CNIT 12800Advanced Word Processing
CNIT 17500Visual Programming
CNIT 17600Information Technology Architectures
CNIT 18000Introduction to Systems Development
CNIT 19000CNIT Problem Solving
CNIT 22000Programming I for Engineering and Scientists
CNIT 26700Introduction to C++ Language Programming
CPET 29900Technical Software for ECET & MET
ECET 10700Intro to Circuit Analysis
ECET 15700Electronics Circuit Analysis
ECET 10900Digital Fundamentals
ECET 15900Digital Applications
ECET 20900Intro to Microcontrollers
ECET 21300Survey of Electricity & Electronics
ENGR 18900C++ Programming
IET 10400Industrial Organization
IET 35200Operations Management
MET 14100Materials I
MET 29900Intro to Parametric Modeling

Humanities Core Courses

(Note: * = Transfer Indiana-Listed Course)

COM 24000Introduction to Oral Interpretation
ENGL 20100The Nature of Literary Study
ENGL 20500Introduction to Creative Writing*
ENGL 21600Ethics and Literature
ENGL 22100Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 23100Introduction to Literature*
ENGL 23500Introduction to Drama
ENGL 23700Introduction to Poetry*
ENGL 23800Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 24000Survey of British Literature I
ENGL 24100Survey of British Literature II
ENGL 25700Literature of Black America
ENGL 26600World Literature I
ENGL 26700World Literature II
ENGL 28600The Movies
ENGL 35000Survey of American Literature I*
ENGL 35100Survey of American Literature II*
GBG 12700Development of Business in the United States
GBG 25900Law and Society
HIST 10200Introduction to the Ancient World
HIST 10300Introduction to the Medieval World
HIST 10400Introduction to the Modern World
HIST 10500Survey of Global History
HIST 15100American History to 1877*
HIST 15200United States Since 1877*
PHIL 11000Introduction to Philosophy*
PHIL 11100Ethics*
SPAN 23500Spanish American Literature in Translation
SPAN 24100Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature (taught in Spanish)
SPAN 33500Literature of Spanish Speaking Peoples in the U. S. (in English, some knowledge of Spanish desirable)
THTR 20100Theater Appreciation*
THTR 30800History and Development of American Musical Theatre

Social Sciences Core Courses

(Note: * = Transfer Indiana-Listed Course)

ANTH 10000Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 10500Cultural Anthropology
COM 20400Critical Perspectives on Communication
COM 21200Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication*
COM 25000Mass Communication and Society*
COM 32000Small Group Discussion
COM 32400Introduction to Organizational Communication
OLS 25200Organizational Behavior
POL 10100American Government and Politics*
POL 13000Introduction to International Relations*
POL 14100Governments of the World
PSY 12000Elementary Psychology*
PSY 24000Introduction to Social Psychology*
SOC 10000Introductory Sociology*
SOC 22000Social Problems*
SWRK 26100Introduction to Social Work

Supplemental Core Categories

Western Heritage

HIST 10200Introduction to the Ancient World
HIST 10300Introduction to the Medieval World
HIST 10400Introduction to the Modern World
HIST 29000Russia: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
HIST 40300Europe in the Reformation
HIST 40400Kings and Philosophers: Europe, 1618-1789
HIST 40500French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST 40600Rebels and Romantics: Europe 1815-1870
ENGL 26200Greek and Roman Classics in Translation
ENGL 26400The Bible as Literature
PHIL 11000Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 20600Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 30100History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 30200History of Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 30300History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 33100Religions of the West
POL 35000Foundations of Western Political Theory: Renaissance to Marx

U.S. Tradition

HIST 15100American History to 1877
HIST 15200American History since 1877
HIST 35001Gettysburg: Three Days That Changed America
HIST 36700Twentieth Century American History
HIST 36800Episodes in American Religious History
HIST 37800Early National America
HIST 38200American Constitutional History
HIST 38600History of American Foreign Relations
HIST 46000American Colonial History
HIST 46100The Revolutionary Era, 1763-1800
HIST 46400Jacksonian American, 1815-1850
HIST 46500The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
HIST 46700The Emergence of Modern America
HIST 46800Recent American History
ENGL 25000Great American Books
ENGL 35000Survey of American Literature I
ENGL 35100Survey of American Literature II
ENGL 38200The American Novel
POL 10100American Government and Politics
POL 23300Introduction to the Study of the Law
GBG 12700Development of Business in the U.S.

Global Cultures

ANTH 20500Human Cultural Diversity
ASL 28000American Deaf Community: Language, Culture, and Society
ENGL 26600World Literature from the Beginning to 1700
ENGL 26700World Literature from 1700 A.D. to the Present
ENGL 36600Postcolonial Literatures
HIST 10500Survey of Global History
HIST 27100Latin American History to 1824
HIST 27200Latin American History from 1824
HIST 30501Latin American History Through Film
HIST 35201Revolution and Revolutionaries in 20th and 21st-Century Latin America
HIST 36110Environmental History of Latin America
HIST 36600Hispanic Heritage of the United States
HIST 40100Indigenous Traditions of Latin America
HIST 42500Social and Ecological History of the Andes
IDIS 27200Introduction to Latin American Society and Culture
PHIL 33000Religions of the East
POL 13000Introduction to International Relations
POL 14100Governments of the World
POL 23200Contemporary Crises in International Relations
SPAN 23500Spanish American Literature in Translation
SPAN 28200Introduction to Latin American Studies
POL 32300Comparative Environmental Policy
POL 34500Western European Democracies in the Post-Industrial Era
SOC 40300Sociology of Developing Countries in Era of Globalization
SOC 40400Sociology of the Environment
SOC 40500Sociology of the Media
SOC 40600Social Movements

Literature and the Arts

A&D 11300Basic Drawing
A&D 25500Art Appreciation
A&D 38300Modern Art 20th Century
COM 24000Introduction to Oral Interpretation
ENGL 20100The Nature of Literary Study
ENGL 20500Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 22100Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 23000Great Narrative Works
ENGL 23100Introduction to Literature
ENGL 23200Thematic Studies in Literature
ENGL 23500Introduction to Drama
ENGL 23700Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 23800Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 23900Introduction to Biography
ENGL 24000Survey of the British Literature from the Beginnings Through the Neoclassical Period
ENGL 24100Survey of the British Literature: From the Rise of Romanticism to the Modern Period
ENGL 25000Great American Books
ENGL 25700Literature of Black America
ENGL 26200Greek and Roman Classics in Translation
ENGL 26400The Bible As Literature
ENGL 26600World Literature: From the Beginnings to 1700 A.D.
ENGL 26700World Literature: From 1700 A.D. To The Present
ENGL 28600The Movies
ENGL 31100Identity in Ethnic American Women’s Literature
ENGL 31800Graphic Narrative
ENGL 35000Survey of American Literature from Its Beginnings to 1865
ENGL 35100Survey of American Literature from 1865 to the Post-World War II Period
ENGL 35600American Humor
ENGL 36000Gender and Literature
ENGL 36600Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 37300Science Fiction and Fantasy
ENGL 37700Major Modern Poetry
ENGL 37900The Short Story
ENGL 38100The British Novel
ENGL 38200The American Novel
ENGL 38300Modern Drama: Ibsen to the Absurdists
ENGL 40700Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL 40900Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL 41000Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
ENGL 41100Studies in Major Authors
ENGL 44100Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
ENGL 44200Shakespeare
ENGL 44400Milton
ENGL 46900Issues in Contemporary Criticism and Theory
SPAN 23500Spanish American Literature in Translation
SPAN 24100Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
SPAN 33500The Literature of Spanish-Speaking Peoples in the U.S.
ENGL 20500Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 40700Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL 40900Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL 41000Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
MUS 25000Music Appreciation
PHIL 27500The Philosophy of Art
THTR 20100Theatre Appreciation
THTR 30800The History and Development of the American Musical Theatre
THTR 34800Dramatic Performance in Context

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

ANTH 37900Indians of North America
ENGL 25700Literature of Black America
HIST 36600Hispanic Heritage of the United States
HIST 40100Indigenous Cultures of Latin America
HIST 46601U. S. Immigration and Ethnicity
SOC 31000Racial & Ethnic Diversity
SPAN 33500The Literature of the Spanish-Speaking Peoples in the United States

Gender Issues

ANTH 23000Gender Across Cultures
COM 37600Communication and Gender
ENGL 31100Identity in Ethnic American Women’s Literature
ENGL 36000Gender in Literature
GBG 45000Women in Business
HIST 36500Women in America
IDIS 10600Introduction to Gender Studies
PHIL 40800Philosophy of Love and Friendship
PSY 23900Psychology of Women
PSY 36500Development of Gender Roles in Children
SOC 31501Gender in Society
WOST 28000Women’s Studies: An Introduction

Social Ethics

PHIL 11100Ethics
PHIL 32500Ethics and Public Health
PHIL 32700Environmental Ethics
SOC 22000Social Problems

Individual and Society

ANTH 10000Introduction to Anthropology
COM 21200Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication
COM 25000Mass Communication and Society
COM 32000Small Group Discussion
COM 32400Introduction to Organizational Communication
ECON 21000Principles of Economics
ECON 25100Microeconomics
ECON 25200Macroeconomics
ENGL 22700Elements of Linguistics
PHIL 24000Social and Political Philosophy
PSY 12000Elementary Psychology
PSY 20000Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
PSY 23500Child Psychology
PSY 24000Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 25000Psychology of Adjustment
PSY 25100Health Psychology
PSY 35000Abnormal Psychology
SOC 10000Introductory Sociology
SOC 34000General Social Psychology
SOC 35000Social Psychology of Marriage