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[E]: English Language Requirement (10 credit hours)
Students can satisfy the English requirement with a grade of "C" or better by taking the following courses. Students may be exempt from ENGL 100 if their TOEFL, IELTS, or Accuplacer scores meet ENGL 101 minimum requirements.
ENGL 100: Foundations in Academic Reading and Writing (if TOEFL, IELTS, or Accuplacer scores do not meet ENGL 101 requirements) (4) [E]
ENGL 101: Approaches to Critical Reading and Writing (this course should be completed by the end of the first year) (3) [E]
ENGL 102: Writing and Information Literacy (this course should be completed by the end of the first year) (3) [E]

[A], [K]: Arabic Language and Culture Requirement (6 credit hours)
To fulfill the general education requirement for Arabic, students must take 1 course (3 credit hours) on Arabic language or literature, and 1 course (3 credit hours) on Arab culture or society. These courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. The following are guidelines for fulfilling the Arabic Language and Culture requirement:

[A]: Arabic Language Requirement
Fulfilled by taking one of the following courses:
ARAB 101: Arabic as a Second Language I (3) [A]
ARAB 114: Arabic Basic Language Skills (3) [A]
ARAB 215: Arabic Composition I (3) [A]
ARAB 220: Readings in Arabic Heritage (3) [A]
Proficiency level is determined by an Arabic placement exam. Students may not enroll and will not receive credit for a language-learning course taken below the level of the language-learning course into which they placed (an exception to this being ARAB 215; students may take ARAB 215 after having passed ARAB 220 to improve their Arabic composition).

[K] Arab Culture Requirement
May be fulfilled by any course listed as satisfying the general education requirement for Arab Culture (see course descriptions).

[M]: Mathematics Requirement (6 credit hours)
For some degree programs, specific MATH courses are required or may be prerequisites for major courses. If the student knows what s/he wishes to major in, the student is encouraged to refer to his/her degree program in order to satisfy both a general education requirement as well as a major prerequisite. Students can take 2 of the following college-level mathematics or statistics courses:
MATH 100 College Algebra (3) [M]
MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (3) [M]
MATH 102 Introduction to Modern Mathematics (3) [M]
MATH 103 Mathematics for Business (3) [M]
MATH 110 Pre-Calculus (3) [M]
MATH 201 Calculus I (3) [M]
MATH 203 Calculus II (3) [M]
MATH 205 Linear Algebra (3) [M]
MATH 206 Calculus III (3) [M]
MATH 210 Differential Equations (3) [M]
MATH 213 Discrete Mathematics (3) [M]
STAT 201 Statistics (3) [M]
STAT 202 Regression for Business (3) [M]
STAT 214 Statistics for Engineers (4) [M]
[T]: Computer Science and Information Systems Requirement (3 credit hours)
To fulfill the CSIS general education requirement, students may take any 100-level CSIS [T] course excluding CSIS 150.      (3)[T]

[L]: First Year Experience Requirement (5 credit hours)
To fulfill the First Year Experience requirement with a grade of "C" or better, students may take:
UNIV 100: Essentials of Learning (this course should be completed by the end of the first year) (2) [L]
UNIV 110: University, Community, and Citizenship (this course should be completed by the end of the first year) (3) [L]
Students who transfer 24 or more semester credit-hours with a grade of "C" or better from another institution will be allowed to waive the UNIV 100 course. However, the two credits must be made up in another area to satisfy degree credit hour requirements. All transfer students are required to take UNIV 110.

[H]: Humanities Requirement (6 credit hours)
Students can fulfill the Humanities requirement by taking a total of six (6) credit hours from among the following areas:
Arabic (ARAB) (150, 205, 220, 303, 304, 308, 310, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318) [H]
Art (ART) [H]
Drama (DRAM) [H]
English (ENGL) (108, 200-level courses or above) [H]
French (FRNC) [H]
Italian (ITAL) [H]
Music (MUSC) [H]
Philosophy (PHIL) [H]
Religion (RELG) [H]
Spanish (SPAN) [H]
Translation (TRAN) [H]
[S]: Social Sciences Requirement (6 credit hours)
Students can fulfill the Social Sciences requirement by taking a total of six (6) credit hours from the following areas:
American Studies (AMST) [S]
Environmental Studies (ENVS) (101, 215, 220, 310, 320, 325, 340) [S]
History (HIST) [S]
International Relations (IR) [S]
Psychology (PSYC) [S]
Political Science (PLSC) [S]
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBSA) [S]
[P]: Science Requirement (7 credit hours)
Students are required to take a total of seven (7) credit hours to fulfill the Science requirement; one science course with a lab (4 credit hours) as well as one science course without a lab (3 credit hours). Students can take science courses from the following areas:
Biology (BIOL) [P]
Chemistry (CHEM) [P]
Environmental Studies (ENVS) (230, 305) [P]
Natural Sciences (NSCI) [P]
Physics (PHYS) [P]

The General Education Requirement "D" Grade

A student is considered to have passed a course when s/he receives a passing grade of "A", "B", "C", or "P." The grade of "D" may satisfy only MATH 095, free electives, or some general education requirements. The following general education courses require a "C" or better:

  • Arabic Language
  • Arabic Culture
  • UNIV 100 and UNIV 110
  • English Language
  • Any course that is a prerequisite for a Major or Minor course except MATH 095


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