General Education Program

Courses that are listed in two or more general education designations will only count in one requirement area. (e.g., ANTHRO 100 is listed as being approved as Global Culture (GC) and Social Sciences (SOC), however it will only count once, as GC or SOC. If questions contact gboss@uwgb.edu

Purpose

The UWGB General Education Program supports the University’s Select Mission by providing an interdisciplinary, problem-focused educational experience that prepares students to think critically and address complex issues in a multicultural and evolving world.

To that end, the UWGB General Education Program will help to develop liberally educated students and facilitate their living in an ever changing world by:

1. Introducing students to interdisciplinary education;

2. Providing knowledge that includes disciplinary breadth;

3. Working with students to develop an understanding of critical social problems;

4. Supporting the development of important academic skills including communication, critical thinking, problem solving and quantitative and information literacy.

The general education program gives students an opportunity to strengthen academic skills, broaden intellectual horizons, develop and explore new academic interests, reflect on personal values, and build a foundation of knowledge for future course work and lifelong learning.

General Education Requirements1

All students must complete the general education requirements. Depending upon the courses chosen, as well as the need to reach competency in mathematics and writing, students may take between 36-43 general education credits and additional math or writing credits if needed to meet competency or major requirements. Courses taken to fulfill general education requirements may also be used simultaneously to fulfill requirements in the major, minor or certificate programs.

Students who enter UW-Green Bay with 15 or more transfer credits are not required to take a First Year Seminar.  However, in order to meet the 36-43 credit general education requirement, they must substitute the First Year Seminar with another course in general education that is a minimum of 3 credits.

First Year Seminar3
Fine Arts3
Social Sciences6
Humanities6
Biological Sciences3
Natural Sciences3-5
Sustainability Perspective3-4
Ethnic Studies Perspective3
Global Culture3
Quantitative Literacy3-7
Total Credits36-43

Biological Sciences - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain central principles and theories of biological sciences.
  • Describe the inquiry process through which the sciences approach the development of understanding of the natural/biological world.
Biological Sciences
BIOLOGY 201Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes3
BIOLOGY 203Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution3
GEOSCI 203Earth System History3
HUM BIOL 102Introduction to Human Biology3
HUM BIOL/WOST 206Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning3
HUM BIOL 217Human Disease and Society3
HUM BIOL 318Reproductive Biology3
HUM BIOL 405Biotechnology and Ethics3
NUT SCI 242Food and Nutritional Health3
NUT SCI 260Childhood Obesity: Challenges and Solutions3

Ethnic Studies Perspective - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcome

  • Identify and describe ethnic, racial, and cultural contrasts from multiple perspectives.
  • Articulate causes and effects of stereotyping and racism.
Ethnic Studies Perspective
ART 381Art of the First Nations3
ART 382Precolumbian Art of Mesoamerica3
ART 383African Art3
ART 384Asian Art3
EDUC 206Cultural Images in Materials for Children and Adolescents3
ENGLISH/FNS 336American Ethnic Literature3
ENGLISH 344African American Literature3
FNS 210American Indians In Film3
FNS 211Mentoring First Nations Youth3
FNS 216/UR RE ST 216Native American Landscapes:Imagined and Lived Spaces3
FNS 224First Nations and The Sacred3
FNS 225Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World3
FNS 226Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice3
FNS 301Oneida Language I3
FNS 302Oneida Language II3
FNS 303Oneida Language III3
FNS 304Oneida Language IV3
FNS 305Oneida Language V3
FNS 306Oneida Language VI3
FNS/WOST 360Women and Gender in First Nations Communities3
FNS 372Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions3
FNS 374Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory3
FNS 393First Nations and Education Policy3
HISTORY 207Introduction to African-American History3
HISTORY 309United States Immigration History3
HISTORY 340Topics in African American History3
HMONG 200Introduction to Hmong Culture3
HMONG 250Hmong Community Research3
HUM DEV 346Culture, Development and Health3
HUM STUD 213Ethnic Diversity and Human Values3
HUM STUD 351Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities3
MUSIC 363Jazz History3
NURSING 492Special Topics in Nursing (Topic #9 only)2-4
NUT SCI 202Ethnic Influences on Nutrition3
POL SCI 305/UR RE ST 305Urban Politics and Policy3
PU EN AF 360Immigration and Immigration Policy3
SOC WORK 330Understanding Diversity, Challenging Oppression: A Service Learning Course for Helping Professionals3
SOC WORK 380Cross Cultural Diversity and the Helping Professions3
SOCIOL 203Ethnic and Racial Identities3
UR RE ST 323Asian American Communities in the United States3
UR RE ST 324Latino Communities in the United States3

Fine Arts - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate technical skills and knowledge necessary to create or perform artistic functions.
  • Develop historical, stylistic, cultural or aesthetic knowledge necessary to create or evaluate quality of an art form. 
Fine Arts
ART 102History of the Visual Arts: Ancient to Medieval3
ART 103History of the Visual Arts II: Renaissance to Modern3
ART 106Three Dimensional Design3
ART 107Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 202Modern Art3
ART 203Contemporary Art3
ART 230Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 260Introduction to Jewelry/Metals3
ART 320Art and Ideas3
ART 376Modern American Culture3
ART/WOST 379Women, Art and Image3
ART 380History of Photography3
ART 381Art of the First Nations3
ART 382Precolumbian Art of Mesoamerica3
ART 383African Art3
ART 384Asian Art3
ART 483SELECTED TOPICS3
ARTS MGT 256Understanding the Arts3
ENGLISH 400English Capstone3
MUS APP 127Instrumental Lessons 11-2
MUS APP 128Instrumental Lessons 21-2
MUS APP 227Instrumental Lessons 31-2
MUS APP 228Instrumental Lessons 41-2
MUS APP 327Instrumental Lessons 51-3
MUS APP 328Instrumental Lessons 61-3
MUS APP 427Instrumental Lessons 71-3
MUS APP 428Instrumental Lessons 81-3
MUSIC 121Survey of Western Music3
MUSIC 224Popular Music Since 19553
MUSIC/WOST 272Women in the Performing Arts3
MUSIC 362World Music3
MUSIC 363Jazz History3
MUSIC/THEATRE 364Musical Theatre History3
MUS ENS 142Jazz Combo1
MUS ENS 143Jazz Ensemble1
MUS ENS 144Woodwind Ensemble1
MUS ENS 145Brass Ensemble1
MUS ENS 146Contemporary Percussion Ensemble1
MUS ENS 150New Music Ensemble1
MUS ENS 163Chamber Singers1
MUS ENS 165Vocal Jazz Ensemble1
MUS ENS 166Opera Workshop1
MUS ENS 188Hand Drumming Ensemble1
MUS ENS 241Bands and Orchestra1
MUS ENS 261University Singers1
MUS ENS 262Concert Choir1
MUS ENS 342Jazz Combo1
MUS ENS 343Jazz Ensemble1
MUS ENS 344Woodwind Ensemble1
MUS ENS 345Brass Ensemble1
MUS ENS 346Contemporary Percussion Ensemble1
MUS ENS 350New Music Ensemble1
MUS ENS 363Chamber Singers1
MUS ENS 365Vocal Jazz Ensemble1
MUS ENS 366Opera Workshop1
MUS ENS 388Hand Drumming Ensemble1
MUS ENS 441Bands and Orchestra1
MUS ENS 461University Singers1
MUS ENS 462Concert Choir1
THEATRE 110Introduction to Theatre Arts3
THEATRE 128Jazz Dance I 21
THEATRE 131Acting I3
THEATRE 137Ballet I 21
THEATRE 141Period Dance Styles 21
THEATRE 145Modern Dance I 21
THEATRE 161Tap Dance I 21
THEATRE 190Introduction to Applied Musical Theatre Voice1
THEATRE 219UWGB Meets NYC: New York Theatre Trip1
THEATRE 228Jazz Dance II 22
THEATRE 241Improvisation for the Theatre3
THEATRE 261Tap Dance II 21
THEATRE 309Theatre History I:Greek to Elizabethan3
THEATRE 310Theatre History II: 17th Century to Realism3
THEATRE 311Theatre History III: 20th Century and Contemporary3
THEATRE 335Production Practicum: Crews 21
THEATRE 336Production Practicum: Performance 21
THEATRE 338Production Practicum: Scene Shop 21
THEATRE 340Dance History3

First Year Seminar - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • This class provides an “on ramp” to the University and its interdisciplinary mission. It is a content-based class that incorporates communication skills (written and oral) as part of the learning pedagogy. While the content of these courses will vary, they must all address at an introductory level:
    • Interdisciplinarity
    • Communication
    • Information Literacy
First Year Seminar 1
ART 198First Year Seminar3
COMM 198First Year Seminar3
COMM SCI 198First Year Seminar3
DJS 198First Year Seminar3
EDUC 198First Year Seminar3
ENV SCI 198First Year Seminar3
FNS 198First Year Seminar3
GEOSCI 198First Year Seminar3
HUM BIOL 198First Year Seminar3
HUM DEV 198First Year Seminar3
HUM STUD 198First Year Seminar3
ILS 198Integrative Leadership Seminar I3
INFO SCI 198First Year Seminar3
MUSIC 198First Year Seminar3
NUT SCI 198First Year Seminar3
PHYSICS 198First Year Seminar3
POL SCI 198First Year Seminar3
PSYCH 198First Year Seminar3
PU EN AF 198First Year Seminar3
THEATRE 198First Year Seminar3
UR RE ST 198First Year Seminar3

Global Culture - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and engage in informed judgments of global issues and individual and cultural differences outside the United States.
  • Explore issues that cross geographic, political, economic and/or socio-cultural boundaries outside the United States.
Global Culture
ANTHRO 100Varieties of World Culture3
ANTHRO 304Family, Kin, and Community3
ANTHRO 306Environmental Anthropology3
ANTHRO 320Myth, Ritual, Symbol and Religion3
ART 382Precolumbian Art of Mesoamerica3
ART 383African Art3
ART 384Asian Art3
BUS ADM 421International Marketing3
ENGLISH 218World Literatures3
ENGLISH 219World Literatures II3
ENGLISH/WOST 338World Literatures3
FRENCH 202Intermediate French Language II3
FRENCH 225Intermediate French Conversation and Composition3
FRENCH 325Advanced French Conversation and Composition3
FRENCH 329Representative French Authors3
GEOG 102/UR RE ST 102World Regions and Concepts: A Geographic Analysis3
GERMAN 202Intermediate German Language II3
GERMAN 225Intermediate German Conversation and Composition3
GERMAN 325Advanced German Conversation and Composition3
GERMAN 329Representative German Authors3
HISTORY 354History of Modern East Asia3
HISTORY 356History of Modern Africa3
HISTORY 358Political History of Modern Latin America3
HUM BIOL 217Human Disease and Society3
HUM BIOL 331Science and Religion: Spirit of Inquiry3
HUM BIOL 322Epidemiology3
HUM DEV 342Cross Cultural Human Development3
HUM STUD 100Living the Humanities3
HUM STUD/HISTORY 103World Civilizations I3
HUM STUD/HISTORY 104World Civilizations II3
HUM STUD 326Non-Western Religions3
HUM STUD/GERMAN 356German Culture3
HUM STUD/GERMAN 357German Cinema3
HUM STUD 360Globalization and Cultural Conflict3
HUM STUD 383Contemporary Cultural Issues3
HUM STUD 384Topics in World Cultures3
MUSIC 362World Music3
NURSING 492Special Topics in Nursing2-4
Topic: Global Health Ethics and Human Rights
Topic: Global Aspects of Healthcare
Topic: Nursing Diagnosis Across the Globe
NUT SCI 250World Food and Population Issues3
PHILOS 216Introduction to Asian Philosophy3
PHILOS 351Happiness and the Good Life3
POL SCI 100Global Politics and Society3
POL SCI 351Comparative Politics3
POL SCI 353Politics of Developing Areas3
PSYCH 350Psychology and Culture3
PU EN AF 102Environment and Society3
SPANISH 202Intermediate Spanish Language II3
SPANISH 225Composition and Conversation I3
SPANISH 226Composition and Conversation II3
Representative Spanish and Latin American Authors
UR RE ST 201City Life and Globalization3
any 299-level Travel Course
any 499-level Travel Course

Humanities - complete 6 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the Humanities’ unique ways of understanding major events and movements in Western and world civilizations by critically examining a range of literary, philosophical, and other cultural texts produced by those movements.
  • Articulate individual and social values within cultures and the implications of decisions made on the basis of those values.
Humanities 1
ENGLISH 104Introduction to Literature3
ENGLISH 212Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLISH 214Introduction to English Literature I3
ENGLISH 215Introduction to English Literature II3
ENGLISH 216Introduction to American Literature I3
ENGLISH 217Introduction to American Literature II3
ENGLISH 218World Literatures3
ENGLISH 219World Literatures II3
ENGLISH 315The British Novel3
ENGLISH 333Literary Themes3
ENGLISH 400English Capstone3
FNS 210American Indians In Film3
FNS 224First Nations and The Sacred3
FNS 372Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions3
FNS 374Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory3
FNS/HUM STUD 385First Nations Intellectual Traditions3
FNS 391First Nations Studies Capstone Seminar3
FNS 392First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments3
FNS 393First Nations and Education Policy3
GERMAN 358German Politics and Society3
HISTORY 205American History to 18653
HISTORY 206History of the United States from 1865 to the Present3
HISTORY 207Introduction to African-American History3
HUM STUD 100Living the Humanities3
HISTORY/HUM STUD 101Foundations of Western Culture I3
HISTORY/HUM STUD 102Foundations of Western Culture II3
HISTORY/HUM STUD 103World Civilizations I3
HISTORY/HUM STUD 104World Civilizations II3
HUM STUD 110Introduction to Film3
HUM STUD 201Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM STUD 340Science Fiction & Fantasy3
HUM STUD 341Science Fiction Film3
HUM STUD 351Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities3
HUM STUD 360Globalization and Cultural Conflict3
HUM STUD 375Humanities, Business and Critical Thinking3
HUM STUD 383Contemporary Cultural Issues3
PHILOS 101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHILOS 102Contemporary Ethical Issues3
PHILOS 103Logic and Reasoning3
PHILOS 105Is Morality for Sale?3
PHILOS 212Philosophy, Religion, and Science3
PHILOS 213Ancient Philosophy3
PHILOS 214Early Modern Philosophy3
PHILOS 216Introduction to Asian Philosophy3
PHILOS 217Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion3
PHILOS 220Environmental Ethics3
PHILOS 251Ethics of Engineering and Technology3
PHILOS 351Happiness and the Good Life3
PHILOS 401Plato and Aristotle3
WOST 205/ENGLISH 206Women in Literature3

Natural Sciences - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain central principles and theories of physical sciences.
  • Describe the inquiry process through which the sciences approach the development of understanding of the physical world. 
Natural Sciences
CHEM 108General Chemistry3
CHEM 211Principles of Chemistry I4
ENV SCI 102Introduction to Environmental Sciences3
ENV SCI 303Environmental Sustainability3
ET 206Chemistry for Engineers5
GEOSCI 102Natural Hazards3
GEOSCI 202Physical Geology4
GEOSCI 222Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate3
INFO SCI 201Information, Computers and Society3
PHYSICS 103Fundamentals of Physics I5
PHYSICS 141Astronomy3
PHYSICS 180Concepts of Physics3
PHYSICS 201Principles of Physics I5

Quantitative Literacy - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competence in performing quantitative operations.
  • Apply analytical concepts and operations to interpret models and aid in problem-solving, decision-making, and other real-world problems.
Quantitative Literacy
ACCTG 300Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUS ADM 216Business Statistics4
CHEM 211Principles of Chemistry I4
COMM SCI 205Social Science Statistics4
ECON 203Micro Economic Analysis3
ECON 210Quantitative Methods for Economists3
GEOG 210Human Geography and Concepts3
HIMT 350Statistics for Healthcare3
MATH 100Math Appreciation3
MATH 202Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 203Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 260Introductory Statistics4
PHILOS 103Logic and Reasoning3
PHYSICS 103Fundamentals of Physics I5
PHYSICS 201Principles of Physics I5
POL SCI 318Political Behavior3
THEATRE 221Stagecraft4
THEATRE 223Computer Applications for Theatre3
THEATRE 323Stage Lighting3
MUSIC 116
MUSIC 253
MUSIC 254
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
and Music Theory III
and Music Theory IV
7

Social Sciences - complete 6 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how social scientists practice critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate the ability to address problems using tools and methods exemplary of two different social sciences.
Social Sciences 1
ANTHRO 100Varieties of World Culture3
ANTHRO 304Family, Kin, and Community3
ANTHRO 306Environmental Anthropology3
ANTHRO 320Myth, Ritual, Symbol and Religion3
BUS ADM 202Business and Its Environment3
BUS ADM 206Law and the Individual3
COMM SCI 14521st Century Citizen2
COMM SCI 146GPS Spring Seminar1
COMM SCI 301Foundations for Social Research3
DJS 101Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies3
DJS 204Freedom and Social Control3
DJS 221American Law in Historical Perspective3
DJS/WOST 241Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies3
ECON 202Macro Economic Analysis3
ECON 203Micro Economic Analysis3
ECON/DJS 307History of Economic Thought3
EDUC 206Cultural Images in Materials for Children and Adolescents3
GEOG 102/UR RE ST 102World Regions and Concepts: A Geographic Analysis3
GEOG 210Human Geography and Concepts3
GEOG 321/PU EN AF 321Coastal Resources Policy and Management3
GEOG 341/UR RE ST 341Urban Geography3
HUM DEV 102Introduction to Human Development3
POL SCI 100Global Politics and Society3
POL SCI 101American Government and Politics3
POL SCI 202/PU EN AF 202Introduction to Public Policy3
POL SCI 301/PU EN AF 301Environmental Politics and Policy3
POL SCI 353Politics of Developing Areas3
POL SCI 380/PU EN AF 380Global Environmental Politics and Policy3
POL SCI 480Senior Seminar/Capstone in Political Science3
PSYCH 102Introduction to Psychology3
PU EN AF 102Environment and Society3
PU EN AF 215Introduction to Public Administration3
PU EN AF 315Public and Non-Profit Management3
PU EN AF 324Transitioning to Sustainable Communities3
PU EN AF 360Immigration and Immigration Policy3
PU EN AF 425Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits3
PU EN AF 426Strategic Philanthropy: Civic Engagement Through Giving3
PU EN AF 428Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation3
PU EN AF 452/UR RE ST 452Planning Methods3
SOC WORK 250You and Your Future: Living and Working in an Aging Society3
SOC WORK 275Foundations of Social Welfare Policy3
SOC WORK 375Family Principles and Patterns3
SOCIOL 202Introduction to Sociology3
SOCIOL 203Ethnic and Racial Identities3
UR RE ST 100Introduction to Urban Studies3
UR RE ST 201City Life and Globalization3
UR RE ST 205Urban Social Problems3
UR RE ST 324Latino Communities in the United States3

Sustainability Perspective - complete 3 credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Think critically regarding the array and implications of alternative sustainability definitions and describe why actions to achieve sustainability are complex and controversial.
  • Discuss sustainability within the context of ethical decision-making and engage in informed judgments about environmental problems as socially responsible citizens.
Sustainability Perspective
ANTHRO 306Environmental Anthropology3
ENGLISH 333Literary Themes3
ENV SCI 260Energy and Society3
ENV SCI 301Radioactivity: Past, Present, and Future3
ENV SCI 303Environmental Sustainability3
ENV SCI/ET 334Solid Waste Management3
ENV SCI 460Resource Management Strategy3
ENV SCI 469Conservation Biology4
ET 420Lean Processes3
FNS 210American Indians In Film3
FNS 216/UR RE ST 216Native American Landscapes:Imagined and Lived Spaces3
FNS 224First Nations and The Sacred3
FNS 225Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World3
FNS 226Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice3
FNS 301Oneida Language I3
FNS 302Oneida Language II3
FNS 303Oneida Language III3
FNS 304Oneida Language IV3
FNS 305Oneida Language V3
FNS 306Oneida Language VI3
FNS 372Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions3
FNS 374Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory3
FNS/HUM STUD 385First Nations Intellectual Traditions3
FNS 391First Nations Studies Capstone Seminar3
FNS 392First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments3
FNS 393First Nations and Education Policy3
HISTORY 220American Environmental History3
GEOG 321/PU EN AF 321Coastal Resources Policy and Management3
HUM BIOL 205Biotechnology and Human Values3
HUM BIOL/WOST 206Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning3
HUM BIOL 217Human Disease and Society3
HUM BIOL 322Epidemiology3
HUM BIOL 405Biotechnology and Ethics3
HUM STUD 370Sustainability through the Humanities3
NUT SCI 250World Food and Population Issues3
PHILOS 220Environmental Ethics3
POL SCI 380/PU EN AF 380Global Environmental Politics and Policy3
PSYCH 380Conservation Psychology3
PSYCH 390Environmental Psychology3
PU EN AF 102Environment and Society3
PU EN AF 323Sustainable Land Use3
PU EN AF 324Transitioning to Sustainable Communities3