General Education Description, Syllabus language, Core Areas, Courses, and Learning Outcomes

Description

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 Area
    General Education Courses
    General 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 I

    Math 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 Issues

    Critical 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 Studies

    Critical 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 Literature

    Literature: 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 II

     Applied 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 II

    Natural 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 1887

    U.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 History

    Social 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 Microeconomics

    Social Sciences: Students analyze how historical, economic, and political relationships develop, persist, and/or change.
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