GEM Courses

Written Communication

ENGL 1010:  English Composition I
The essentials of composition and rhetoric

ENGL 1020:  English Composition II
Pr.  ENGL 1010 with a grade of C.  The essentials of composition and rhetoric, with study of research skills.

Oral Communication

COMM 2212:  Public Speaking
Structure, style and delivery of various types of speeches for different occasions. Theory and study of current examples combined with practice.

Humanities

PHIL 2010:  Introduction to Philosophy
An introduction to the methods of philosophical inquiry and a study of some major topics in philosophy.

PHIL 2100:  Applied Ethics
A study of controversial social and moral problems such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and sexual morality. 

VISU 1000:  Introduction to the Visual Arts
A global introduction to the visual arts via engagement with history and cultural traditions. Students study artworks and major movements, examine materials and processes of production, learn terminology, and acquire skills in looking, interpretation, and descriptive writing.

MUSI 2110:  Music Appreciation
A survey of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present and of music from selected non-Western cultures.  Emphasis on major styles, forms and composers and to the development of listening skills.

THEA 2040:  Theatre Appreciation
A study of periods, genres and production techniques, with emphasis on developing a critical awareness and appreciation of theatre, cinema and television.

Social Sciences

HIST 1010: World History to 1648.  Pr. ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 OR an ACT English score of 24 or higher.
A survey of world civilization from prehistory to 1648.

HIST 1020:  World History II since 1648.  Pr. ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 OR an ACT English score of 24 or higher.
A survey of world civilization from 1648 to the present.

HIST 1060:  Western Civilization to 1648. Pr. ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 OR an ACT English score of 24 or higher.
A survey of western civilization from prehistory to 1648.

HIST 1070:  Western Civilization since 1648. Pr. ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 OR an ACT English score of 24 or higher. 
A survey of western civilization since 1648. 

ANTH 2110:  Cultural Anthropology
Global overview of human cultural diversity, covering societies with varying degrees of complexity.  Emphasizes diversity of cultural practices and the effects of globalization on all human societies. 

SOCI 2000:  Introduction to Sociology
An introduction to sociological concepts, research techniques, and theories.  The course also focuses on some of the substantive areas of sociology, encompassing collective behavior, gender roles, deviance, social class, and population.  American institutions, for example family and religion are studied.

Economics 2010:  Economics I (Micro)
Pr., MATH 1100. MATH 1120 or MATH 1150, or Department Head Approval

An introduction to basic principles of economics and the methods of microeconomics analysis.  Topics include microeconomic analysis of the market forces of supply and demand, price determination, market structure, cost and production specialization and trade and notion of economic efficiency. 

Economics 2020:  Economics II (Macro)
Pr., Appropriate grade in ECON 1010.

Macroeconomic analysis of aggregate trends and problems that include macroeconomic instability and business cycle, inflation, and unemployment, government stabilization policies both fiscal and monetary, the balance of payment and trade and long run economic growth. 

GEOG 2050:  Geography of World Regions
An analysis of world regional patterns of human and physical geographic characteristics.  The course includes an examination of the twelve world regions: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Latin American, and North America.

PSYC 2110:  General Introduction to Psychology
A survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

Mathematics

MATH 1100:  Finite Mathematics
Pr. Min grade of C in MATH 0800 OR min. grade of D in any MATH 1120, MG 112, MH 100, MATH 1150, MH 160, MATH 1610 or MH 161; or MPT Level Min. (1A) of 4; OR ACT Math min. Score of 20; Or SAT Math Min. Score of 480.

Primarily for students not continuing to calculus.  Sets, counting, permutations, combinations, basic probability, Bayes’ theorem, descriptive statistics, binomial and normal distributions, matrices, application of matrices to Markov chains and decision theory.  Additional topics as time allows.