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. Information on RIC’s general education program can be accessed at www.ric.edu/gened.

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 or ARTS 1530)
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*

(W)

WRITING

AFAM 200 (HIST 2250 or SOCS 2070)

ART 101 (ARTS 1010)

BIOL 108 (BIOL 1002)

GE M (MATH 1472)

ANTH 103

WRT 100 (ENGL 1010, 2010, or 2015)

ANTH 101 (SOCS 2110)

ART 104 (ARTS 1310)

BIOL 109 (BIOL 1005)

MATH 139 (MATH 1430 or 1470)

BIOL 103 (BIOL 1070)

 

ANTH 102

ART 201 ( arts 1001)

BIOL 111 (BIOL 1002)

MATH 177 (MATH 1670)

BIOL 231 (BIOL 1010)

 

ANTH 104

ART 230

BIOL 112 (BIOL 1001)

MATH 181 (MATH 1700+1710 or 1800)

PSCI 208

 

ANTH 204

ART 231 (ARTS 1510)

CHEM 103 (CHEM 1030 or CHMT 1120

MATH 209 (MATH 1900)

CSCI 101 (COMI 1100)

 

MATH 212 (MATH 1910)

ANTH 205

ART 232 (ARTS 1520)

CHEM 104 (CHEM 1100 or CHMT 1220)

GEOG 205/PSCI 205

 

ANTH 206

COMM 241

CHEM 105 (CHEM 1180)

MATH 240 (MATH 1475 or 1550)

MATH 248 (MATH 1550) **

 

ECON 200

DANC 116

CHEM 106 (CHEM 1190)

MATH 247

PHIL 205 (PHIL 2040)

 

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)

 

PSCI 210 (ASTR 1010)

 

POL 200 (POLS 1000)

Repeat for minimum of 3 credits)

 

 

 

 

POL 202 (POLS 1010)

MUS 161 (MUSC 1210)

PHYS 102 (PHYS 1040 OR 1060)

 

GE-SM (ASTR 1020)

 

POL 203 (POLS 2010)

MUS 162

PHYS 200 (PHYS 1100 or 2310)

 

GE-SM (CHEM 1000)

 

POL 204 (POLS 2110)

MUS 163

PSCI 103 (PHYS 1000 + CHEM 1000)

 

 

 

PSYC 110 (PSYC 2010)

MUS 164 (MUSC 1200)

PSCI 212 (GEOL 1010)

 

 

 

PSYC 215 (PSYC 2020)

MUS 165 (MUSC 1180)

PSCI 217 (OCEN 1010 + 1030)

 

 

 

SOC 200 (SOCS 1010)

MUS 166 (MUSC 1220)

 

 

 

 

SOC 202 (SOCS 2020)

MUS 201 (MUSC 1160)

 

 

 

 

SOC 204 (SOCS 2030)

MUS 203 (MUSC 1010)

 

 

 

 

SOC 207 (SOCS 2300 or 2310)

MUS 221

 

 

 

 

SOC 208 (SOCS 2040)

MUS 222 (MUSC 1090)

 

 

 

 

 

SOC 217

MUS 223

 

 

 

 

WMST 200 (PSYC 1070)

MUS 225 (MUSC 1110)

 

 

*or an additional course from either laboratory science or mathematical systems ** For select program only. See www.ric.edu/gened for details.

 

 

THTR 420 (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 page i-9).

 

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