General Education Learning Outcomes

General Education Program Overview
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.

General Education Courses, Core Areas, and Learning Outcomes

  • 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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