general education at the rhode island college

The General Education Program at Rhode Island College consists both of a core curriculum and of distribution requirements. In the core, students must take a set of four related courses which provide an understanding of cultural and historical traditions that shaped the world in which they live and a critical appreciation of values, ideas, and practices which have emerged from these traditions. Courses in the core are writing intensive with an emphasis on critical thinking. In fulfilling distribution requirements, students must take six courses which expand their knowledge by exposure to social and behavioral sciences, to visual and performing arts, and to natural sciences and mathematical systems. The ten courses required of General Education are outlined on the next page. Specific courses in some of the distribution areas may also fulfill requirements in a major, so students planning to transfer to Rhode Island College are urged to read the current catalog and discuss their coursework with an academic advisor.

I. CORE STUDIES IN CULTURAL LEGACIES AND CRITICAL THINKING: (courses in parentheses are equivalent CCRI courses)

Core 1 (C1) Western Literature English 161 * (ENGL 1040 OR 2040)
Core 2 (C2) Western History History 161 * (HIST 1010 OR 1020)
Core 3 (C3) Non-Western Worlds Dept 16 x (HIST 2260)
Core 4 (C4) Critical Inquiry into Cultural Issues GE/Dept 26x
(Cores 1, 2 & 3 must be completed before enrolling in Core 4)

* Students who are already matriculated at RIC must take these courses at RIC.

 

II. DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: (Courses in parentheses are equivalent CCRI courses.)

(SB)

SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

two courses from different disciplines

(A)

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

one course

(LS)

LABORATORY SCIENCE

one course

(M)

MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS

one course

(SM)

SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS

one course*

AFAM 200 (HIST 2250 or SOCS 2070)

ART 101 (ARTS 1010)

BIOL 108 (BIOL 1002)

GE M (MATH 1472)

ANTH 103

ANTH 101 (SOCS 2110)

ART 104 (ARTS 1310)

BIOL 109 (BIOL 1001)

MATH 139 (MATH 1430 or 1470)

BIOL 103 (BIOL 1070)

ANTH 102

ART 201 ( arts 1001)

BIOL 111 (BIOL 1002)

MATH 177 (MATH 1670)

PSCI 208

ANTH 104

ART 230

BIOL 112 (BIOL 1001)

MATH 181 (MATH 1700+1710 or

CSCI 101 (COMI 1100)

ANTH 204

ART 231 (ARTS 1510)

CHEM 103 (CHEM 1030 or

1800)

GEOG 205/PSCI 205

 

 

CHMT 1120

 

MATH 248 (MATH 1550)

ANTH 205

ART 232 (ARTS 1520)

CHEM 104 (CHEM 1100 or

MATH 212 (MATH 1910)

For select programs only

ANTH 206

COMM 241

CHMT 1220)

MATH 240 (MATH 1475)

PHIL 205 (PHIL 2040)

ECON 200

DANC 116

CHEM 105 (CHEM 1180)

 

PSCI 210 (ASTR 1010)

GEOG 100

ENGL 113 (ENGL 1270 or 1280)

CHEM 106 (CHEM 1190)

MATH 247

PSCI 214

GEOG 101 (GEOG 1010)

ENGL 116 (ENGL 1210 + 2210)

PHYS 101 (PHYS 1030 OR 1050)

 

 

POL 200 (POLS 1000)

MUS 161-166: Music Ensembles

PHYS 102 (PHYS 1040 OR 1060)

 

*or an additional course from either

POL 202 (POLS 1010)

(Repeat for minimum of 3 credits)

PHYS 200 (PHYS 2310)

 

laboratory science or mathematical

POL 203 (POLS 1210)

MUS 161 (MUSC 1210)

PSCI 103 (PHYS 1000 + CHEM

 

systems

 

 

1000)

 

 

POL 204 (POLS 1110)

MUS 162

PSCI 212 (GEOL 1010)

 

 

PSYC 110 (PSYC 2010)

MUS 163

PSCI 217 (OCEN 1010 + 1030)

 

 

PSYC 215 (PSYC 2020)

MUS 164 (MUSC 1200)

 

 

 

SOC 200 (SOCS 1010)

MUS 165 (MUSC 1180)

 

 

 

SOC 202 (SOCS 2020)

MUS 166 (MUSC 1220)

 

 

 

SOC 204 (SOCS 2030)

MUS 201 (MUSC 1160)

 

 

 

SOC 207 (SOCS 2300 or 2310)

MUS 203 (MUSC 1010)

 

 

 

SOC 208 (SOCS 2040)

MUS 221

 

 

 

 

SOC 217

MUS 222 (MUSC 1090)

 

 

 

WMST 200 (PSYC 1070)

MUS 223

 

 

 

 

MUS 225 (MUSC 1110)

 

 

 

 

THTR 240 (THEA 1090)

 

 

 

 

PFA 158

 

 

 

 

PHIL 230

 

 

 

NOTE: Students may choose to take a Modern Languages course numbered 110 or 113 to satisfy one of the social and behavior sciences category requirements.

NOTE: Students must also satisfy the college writing and mathematics requirements (see General Education at Rhode Island College).

 

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Last updated September 11, 2006