General Education Areas – 2012-13 Catalog

Approved Courses

I. Arts and Humanities

Students should develop an understanding of human cultural heritage and history, and an appreciation of reasoning and the aesthetic value of human creativity.

  • minimum credits: 12
African American Studies
(AF AM)
201, 259X, 334, 347, 348, 353, 354
Air Force & Aerospace Studies
(AFAS)
241, 242
American Indian Studies
(AM IN)
210, 240, 310, 315, 328, 342, 346, 426
Anthropology
(ANTHR)
315, 321, 333, 376,
Apparel, Educational Studies, & Hospitality Management
(AESHM)
342
Architecture
(ARCH)
221, 222, 321, 420, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427
Art History
(ART H)
181, 280, 281, 292, 382, 383, 384, 385, 394, 481, 487, 488, 495, 496, 498
Chinese
(CHIN)
272, 301, 302, 304, 370, 375, 403
Classical Studies
( CL ST)
201, 273, 275, 304, 310, 350, 353, 367, 372, 373, 374, 376, 383, 384X, 385X, 402, 403, 404, 430, 480
Criminal Justice Studies
(CJ ST)
332
Dance
(DANCE)
270, 360
Design Studies
(DSN S)
181, 183, 221, 222, 280, 281, 292, 371, 373, 382, 383, 385, 394, 426, 478D, 481, 487, 488, 495, 496, 498
English
(ENGL)
120, 201, 205, 207, 225, 226, 227, 228, 237, 240, 260, 276X, 310, 330, 335, 339, 340, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 352, 353, 354, 355, 358, 359, 360, 362, 364, 370, 373, 374, 375, 376, 378, 389, 393, 395, 396, 420, 422
Environmental Studies
(ENV S)
334, 355, 384, 472
French
(FRNCH)
320, 326, 340, 370, 378, 476
German
(GER)
320, 330, 370, 371, 375, 378, 476
Greek
(GREEK)
332, 441, 442
History
(HIST)
201, 202, 207, 221, 222, 240, 280, 281, 284, 285, 304, 307, 316, 318, 321, 323, 325, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 353, 354, 355, 356, 360, 361, 365, 366, 367, 371X, 374, 380, 383, 386, 388, 389, 390, 391, 396, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407,408, 411, 414, 419, 420, 421, 422,427, 428, 429, 431, 443, 450, 451, 456, 461, 465, 468, 472, 473, 474, 479, 482, 483, 488, 496
Human Development & Family Studies
(HD FS)
240
Interior Design
(ARTID)
355, 356
Journalism & Mass Communication
(JL MC)
454, 461, 464
Landscape Architecture
(L A)
371, 373, 478D
Latin
(LATIN)
332, 441, 442
Liberal Arts & Sciences
(LAS)
211, 325, 328X, 350B, 385, 395B
Linguistics
(LING)
119, 120, 420, 422, 462, 463
Music
(MUSIC)
101, 102, 120, 221, 222, 231, 232, 302, 304, 383, 384, 471, 472, 473, 475, 476
Naval Science
(N S)
212
Philosophy
(PHIL)
201, 206, 230, 235, 310, 312X, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 320, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 338, 340, 343, 350, 364, 366, 380, 381, 430, 450, 460, 465, 480, 483, 485
Political Science
(POL S )
370, 430
Psychology
(PSYCH)
348
Religious Studies
(RELIG)
205, 210, 220, 242, 243, 280, 321, 322, 323, 328, 333, 334, 336, 339, 342, 348, 350, 352, 353, 355, 356, 358, 360, 367, 370, 376, 380, 384, 385, 475
Russian
(RUS)
314, 370, 375, 378
Spanish
(SPAN)
195, 295, 314, 321, 322, 323, 324, 326, 330, 331, 332, 333, 370, 440, 441, 445, 462, 463
Speech Communication
(SP CM)
205, 216X, 350, 322, 412, 416
Technology & Social Change
(T SC)
343
Textiles & Clothing
(T C)
257, 354, 356
Theatre
(THTRE)
106, 110, 465, 466
Women’s Studies
(W S)
201, 301, 336, 338, 339, 340, 342, 345, 350, 352, 370F, 370G, 370R , 370S, 374, 380, 386, 394, 422
World Languages & Cultures
(WLC)
119, 250, 278X, 370X

II. Natural Science and Mathematics

Students should experience science as a rational search for understanding the structure and behavior of the natural world, and should appreciate mathematics as a valuable tool of the sciences and as an intrinsically important way of thinking.

  • minimum credits: 11, including:
    • 3 in mathematical disciplines
    • 8 in natural sciences
Mathematical Disciplines (3 credits)
Computer Science
(COM S)
107, 207, 227
Linguistics
(LING)
207
Management Information Systems
(MIS)
207
Mathematics
(MATH)
104, 105, 150, 151, 160, 165, 166, 181, 182, 201, 265, 266, 267
Philosophy
(PHIL)
207
Statistics
(STAT)
101, 104, 226
Natural Sciences (8 credits)
Agronomy
(AGRON)
114, 120 , 154, 155, 156, 160, 206,212, 260, 320, 404, 405, 406, 452
Animal Ecology
(A ECL)
312I, 326I
Anthropology
(ANTHR)
202, 307, 319, 350, 424, 428, 438, 445
Astronomy & Astrophysics
(ASTRO)
102, 103, 120, 125L, 150, 250
Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Molecular Biology
(BBMB)
115X, 221
Biology
(BIOL)
101, 155, 173, 204, 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 255, 255L, 256, 256L, 350X
Chemistry
(CHEM)
160, 163, 163L, 167, 167L, 177, 177L, 178, 178L, 201,201L, 211, 211L, 231, 231L
Entomology
(ENT)
201, 211, 370, 371I, 374
Environmental Science
(ENSCI)
312I, 404, 405, 406, 452, 479
Environmental Studies
(ENV S)
101, 108, 111X , 120, 130, 160, 173, 204, 260, 324, 404
Food Science & Human Nutrition
(FS HN)
101, 167
Genetics
(GEN)
260, 308, 320
Geology
(GEOL)
100, 100L, 101, 102, 102L, 103X, 105, 108, 109, 111X, 160, 201, 306, 324, 452, 479
Iowa Lakeside Labs
(IA LL)
302, 312I, 326I, 367, 371I
Liberal Arts & Sciences
(LAS)
395D
Meteorology
(MTEOR)
107, 160, 206, 301, 324, 404, 405, 406
Microbiology
(MICRO)
101, 201, 201L, 302, 302L, 374
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
(NREM)
120, 130
Physics
(PHYS)
101, 111, 112, 115, 115X, 115L, 198, 221, 222, 302
Psychology
(PSYCH)
310
Women’s Studies
(W S)
258

III. Social Sciences

Students should develop an appreciation of the principal methods of studying human behavior and an understanding of the structure and functioning of institutions.

  • minimum credits: 9
African American Studies
(AF AM)
330
Agronomy
(AGRON)
342, 450
Air Force Aerospace Studies
(AFAS)
341,342
American Indian Studies
(AM IN)
322, 323, 320, 332
Anthropology
(ANTHR)
201, 220, 230, 306, 308, 309, 313, 320, 322, 323, 332, 336, 340, 354X, 411, 418, 427I, 431, 444, 450, 451
Classical Studies
(CL ST)
394, 395
Communication Studies
(COMST)
101, 102, 301, 310, 311, 314, 317, 325
Community and Regional Planning
(C R P)
253, 270, 291, 376, 429, 435, 455
Criminal Justice Studies
(CJ ST)
240, 241, 320, 339X, 340, 341, 351, 352, 402, 403
Curriculum & Instruction
(C I)
333
Design Studies
(DSN S)
270, 291, 429,
Economics
(ECON)
101, 102, 301, 302, 308, 312, 313X, 320, 321, 344, 353, 355, 370, 376, 380, 385, 387X
Environmental Studies
(ENV S)
220, 320, 342, 345, 380, 382, 383, 442, 450
Food Science & Human Nutrition
(FS HN)
342
Gerontology
(GERON)
377
Global Resource Systems
(GLOBE)
220, 385
Human Development & Family Studies
(HD FS)
102, 239, 269, 276, 377
International Studies
(INTST)
235, 430
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
(IA LL)
427I
Journalism & Mass Communication
(JL MC)
101, 401, 462, 474, 476, 477
Liberal Arts & Sciences
(LAS)
222, 322, 250, 350D, 395E
Linguistics
(LING)
309, 395X
Materials Engineering
(MAT E)
220
Mechanical Engineering
(M E)
220
Naval Science
(N S)
220
Political Science
(POL S)
215, 235, 241, 251, 305, 306, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 318, 319, 320, 334, 335, 339X, 340, 343, 344, 345X, 346, 347, 349, 350, 354X, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 363, 364, 370, 371, 381, 383, 385, 413, 420, 421,422, 431, 442, 452, 453, 470, 475, 476, 477, 480, 483, 485, 487
Psychology
(PSYCH)
101, 230, 250, 280, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 333, 335X, 346, 347, 350, 360, 380, 381, 383, 386X
Religious Studies
(RELIG)
340,370, 377
Sociology
(SOC)
130, 134, 202, 219, 220, 235, 241, 305, 310, 325, 327, 328, 330, 331, 332, 334, 340, 341, 345, 348X, 351, 352, 377, 380, 381, 382, 401, 402, 411, 415, 420, 435, 464, 484, 485
Speech Communication
(SP CM)
110, 305, 325
Technology & Social Change
(T SC)
220, 341, 342, 474
Textiles & Clothing
(T C)
165, 362, 467
Women’s Studies
(W S)
203, 205, 302, 320, 321, 325, 327, 328, 333, 385, 435, 444, 488
World Languages & Cultures (WLC) 270