- Breadth of Knowledge
- Advanced Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Global Diversity
- United States Diversity
- Past ES Courses
- Past General Ed Courses
Approved ES Courses for Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018
To use a course to meet your Essential Studies (ES) requirements, it must be on the approved list in the semester you take it. This is important because the curriculum may change. A course that was on the approved list in the past may have been modified to meet a different ES requirement or it could have been dropped. Click here for the Summer 2016 approved course listing.
Breadth of Knowledge
You must complete at least 9 credit hours in each of the following four Breadth of Knowledge areas.
9 semester credits min.
Students must take ENGL 110 and ENGL 130; and 3 credits of oral communication.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|ENGL 110||College Composition I||3|
|ENGL 130||Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences||3|
|Oral Communication Courses|
|COMM 110||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|RHS 200||Helping Skills in Community Service||3|
|GEOL 356||Geoscience Lectures||1|
|GEOL 421||Seminar I||1|
|GEOL 422||Seminar II||1|
|ChE 412||Plant Design II: Process Project Engineering||5|
|ChE 413||Plant Design II: Preliminary Process Project Engineering||3|
|EE 481||Senior Design II||3|
|ME 488||Engineering Design||3|
|NURS 450||Transition to Practice: Seminar||2|
|NURS 453||Clinical Practicum V: Transition to Practice||3|
|PtrE 484||Research Design||3|
9 semester credits min. Must be taken in a mim. of 2 departments. Some of these courses are also approved to meet one of the Special Emphasis requirements.
Arts and Humanities
9 semester credits min. Must be taken in a mim. of 2 departments and also must include 3 credits designated as Fine Arts and 3 credits designated as Humanities. Some of these courses are also approved to meet one of the Special Emphasis requirements.
Mathematics, Science and Technology
9 semester credits min. Must be taken in a minimum of 2 departments and must include a 4-hour science course with a lab. Lab courses are designated with an L. Some of these courses are also approved to meet the Special Emphasis requirement in Quantitative Reasoning (Q).