General Education Description, Syllabus language, Core Areas, Courses, and Learning Outcomes
About the General Education Program
The General Education at Kennesaw State University program offers a comprehensive series of interrelated courses in the liberal arts and sciences for all KSU students. Whereas the major program contributes depth within a chosen specialization, the General Education core provides breadth of understanding within a variety of disciplines. Together, the General Education core and the major degree program offer students the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to become informed and engaged citizens living in a diverse, global community.
KSU General Education Course Syllabus Common Language
The KSU Faculty Senate has approved the following language for inclusion in all syllabi
for courses satisfying the KSU General Education requirement. Faculty teaching General
Education courses are asked to copy and paste the below paragraph and insert it
into their syllabi (incorporating appropriate course-relevant information). A list of General Education courses and learning outcomes with which they are associated is provided in a table at the end of this document.
Syllabus Language for General Education Program Courses
[Enter course prefix & number] satisfies one of Kennesaw State University’s general education program requirements. It addresses the [insert learning outcome title] general education learning outcome(s). The learning outcome states: [insert appropriate learning
outcome from table below]. For more information about KSU’s General Education program requirements and associated learning outcomes, please visit http://catalog.kennesaw.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=34&poid=3977
EXAMPLE: ECON 1000: Contemporary Economic Issues
ECON 1000 satisfies one of Kennesaw State University’s general education program requirements. It addresses the Critical Thinking learning outcome. The learning outcome states: Students will evaluate and synthesize information to support ideas and perspectives. For more information about KSU’s General Education program requirements and associated learning outcomes, please visit http://catalog.kennesaw.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=34&poid=3977
Core AreaGeneral Education CoursesGeneral Education Learning Outcomes
A1: Communication Skills
ENGL 1101: Composition I
ENGL 1102: Composition II
Written Communication: Students will write and communicate at a college level in various modes, media, and/or rhetorical contexts.
Reading Comprehension: Students will demonstrate an ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret texts in various modes, genres, media, and/or contexts.
A2: Quantitative Skills
MATH 1101: Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
MATH 1111: College Algebra
MATH 1112: College Trigonometry
MATH 1113: Pre-Calculus
MATH 1190: Calculus IMath Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to explain information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables) and convert information into mathematical forms at a level appropriate for the complexity of problems in a college-level course.
B: Institutional Options
ECON 1000: Contemporary Economic IssuesCritical Thinking: Students will evaluate and synthesize information to support ideas and perspectives.
B: Institutional Options (second course)
AADS 1102: Issues in African and African Diaspora Studies
AMST 1102: American Identities
ASIA 1102: Introduction to Asian Cultures
COM 1100: Human Communication
FL 1002: Introduction to Foreign Language II course
GWST 1102: Love and Sex
LALS 1102: Understanding Latin America
PAX 1102: Understanding Peace and Conflict
PHIL 2200: Ways of Knowing
POLS 2401: Global Issues
RELS 1102: Understanding Religious StudiesCritical Thinking: Students will evaluate and synthesize information to support ideas and perspectives.
C: Humanities / Fine Arts, and Ethics
ENGL 2110: World Literature
ENGL 2111: Early World Literature
ENGL 2112: World Literature Mid- 1600s to Present
ENGL 2120: British Literature
ENGL 2121: Early British Literature
ENGL 2122: British Literature Late 1700s to Present
ENGL 2130: American Literature
ENGL 2131: Early American Literature
ENGL 2132: American Literature Mid-1800s to Present
ENGL 2300: African American LiteratureLiterature: Students will include multicultural, social, or historical contexts in their interpretation of literary work.
C: Humanities / Fine Arts, and Ethics (second course)
ART 1107: Art in Society
DANC 1107: Dance in Society
MUSI 1107: Music in Society
TPS 1107: Theatre in Society
Global Perspectives: Students will analyze creative works from multiple international cultures in relation to the historical, political, economic, sociocultural, aesthetic, or personal contexts in which those works emerged.
D: Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology
STAT 1107: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 1160: Elementary Applied Calculus
MATH 1190: Calculus I
MATH 2202: Calculus IIApplied Math: Students will demonstrate an ability to effectively apply symbolic representations to model and solve problems.
D: Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology (Second and third course, of which one must be a laboratory science)
BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1107L : Biological Principles I & Lab
CHEM 1211 & CHEM 1211L: General Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 1151 & CHEM 1151L: Survey of Chemistry I & Lab
GEOG 1112: Weather and Climate
GEOG 1113: Introduction to Landforms
PHSY 1111 & PHYS 1111L: Introductory Physics & Lab
PHYS 2211 & PHYS 2211L: Principles of Physics I & Lab
SCI 1101: Science, Society, & the Environment I
BIOL 1108 & BIOL 1108L: Biological Principles II & Lab
CHEM 1212 & CHEM 1212L: General Chemistry II & Lab
CHEM 1152 & CHEM 1152L: Survey of Chemistry II & Lab
GEOG 1112: Weather and Climate
GEOG 1113: Introduction to Landforms
PHYS 1112 & PHYS 1112L: Introductory Physics II & Lab
PHYS 2212 & PHYS 2212L : Principles of Physics II & Lab
SCI 1102: Science, Society, & the Environment IINatural Science: Students will demonstrate an understanding of college- level scientific principles, theories, and laws, and apply them to solve problems and explore natural phenomena.
E: Social Sciences
POLS 1101: American Government
U.S. Perspectives: Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of history, political systems, or culture of the U.S.
E: Social Sciences (second course)
HIST 2111: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 2112: U.S. History since 1887U.S. Perspectives: Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of history, political systems, or culture of the U.S.
E: Social Sciences (third course)
HIST 1100: Introduction to World History
HIST 1111: Pre-Modern World History
HIST 1112: Modern World HistorySocial Sciences: Students analyze how historical, economic, and political relationships develop, persist, and/or change.
E: Social Sciences (fourth course)
ANTH 1102: Introduction to Anthropology
CRJU 1101: Foundations of Criminal Justice
GEOG 1101: Introduction to Human Geography
PSYC 1101: Introduction to General Psychology
SOCI 1101: Introduction to Sociology
STS 1101: Science, Technology, & Society
ECON 2100: Principles of MicroeconomicsSocial Sciences: Students analyze how historical, economic, and political relationships develop, persist, and/or change.