General Education Requirements

Freshman Seminar 4 hrs
Quantitative Reasoning 3 hrs
Oral Communication 3 hrs
Modern Language 6 hrs
Writing and Rhetoric 6 hrs
TOTAL: 22 hrs

Content and Contexts
Natural Sciences 4 hrs
Diverse American Perspectives 3 hrs
Global Perspectives 3 hrs
Exploring Artistic Works 3 hrs
Creativity and Making 3 hrs
Ethics 3 hrs
Studies in Theology and Religion 3 hrs
TOTAL: 22 hrs

Mission Markers
Writing Rich course (3 hrs, must be taken for a letter grade)
Writing Rich upper - division course (3 hrs, must be taken for a letter grade)
Social Identities
Experiential Learning for Social Justice (**substantial co-curricular experiential learning may be documented to count for this mission marker)

Culminating Experience
The Culminating Experience is a senior-level course or series of courses in the major or the department that must include a substantial, discipline-appropriate project or work of creative. The Culminating Experience course demonstrates and integrates key learning outcomes in the major discipline and general education curriculum, encompassing the student’s entire career at St. Edward’s.

Foundations Courses

Foundations Courses
All of the courses listed under a general education requirement will fulfill the requirement.  Not all of the listed courses will be offered in any given semester.

First-year Seminar  (4 hrs)
Topics vary by semester.  Transfer students will not take the first-year seminar. Current students transitioning to the new general education have already fulfilled this requirement with their FSTY course.

Quantitative Reasoning (3 hrs)
MATH 1312: Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MATH 1314: College Algebra
MATH 2312: Precalculus
MATH 2413: Calculus I
MATH 2414: Calculus II
MATH 2315: Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2321: Calculus III
BUSI 2305: Business Statistics
FINC 2328:* Personal Finance and Social Responsibility (*only when taken at SEU)
POLS 3328: Political Research and Statistics
PSYC 2317: Statistics
SOCI 2329: Social Statistics

Modern Languages (6 hrs)
The policy for fulfilling foreign language requirements has not changed under the new general education curriculum. Students can still fulfill their Modern Language requirements in a variety of ways outlined in the Bulletin.

Languages offered at SEU:

Oral Communication (3 hrs)
BUSI 2321: Business and Professional Speaking
COMM 1317: Presentational Speaking
HONS 2312 and HONS 3312 Topics in Oral Communication

Writing (6 hrs)
WRIT 1301  Writing and Rhetoric I
WRIT 2302  Writing and Rhetoric II

Content and Contexts Courses

Natural Sciences (3-4 hrs)
Non-Lab Option (3 hrs):
Note that only the three credit-hour courses listed below will fulfill the natural sciences requirement.  These courses involve substantial experiential learning that substitutes for a lab course.  Otherwise, any science with its accompanying lab will fulfill the requirement.
BIOL 1310:  Current Topics in Biology
BIOL 3345: Special Topic – Economic and Culinary Botany (offered FA18 only)
ENSP 2324: Environmental Science (when taken in residence only)
PHYS 1310: Physics for Future Presidents
SCIE 2324: Science in Context
A new version of BIOL 1305 is also being approved for this requirement.

Lab Science Option (4 hrs)
ASTR 1311 and 1111: Astronomy, with lab
BIOL 1307 and 1107: General Biology: Cells, Genetics and Organ Systems, with lab
BIOL 1308 and 1108: General Biology: Organisms and Populations, with lab
CHEM 1340 and 1140: General Chemistry, with lab
PHYS 2320 and 2125: Mechanics and Waves, with lab
PHYS 2425: University Physics I

Exploring Artistic  Works (3 hrs)
AHMX 1310: Topics in Arts & Hum: Exploring Expressive Works
AHMX 2310: Topics in Arts & Hum: Exploring Expressive Works
ARTS 2303: Art History I
ARTS 2304: Art History II
ARTS 3349: Topics In art History
ENGL 2300: Introduction to Literature Studies
ENGL 2301: American Literature I
ENGL 2302: American Literature II
ENGL 2322: British Literature I
ENGL 2323: British Literature II
ENGL 2324:  Topics in World Literature
CULF 1318: Literature and the Human Experience
HONS 1367 Printed Page and Silver Screen (when not taken for Creativity and Making credit)
HONS 2315 and HONS 3315 Topics in Exploring Artistic Works
VGAM 2318: World Building
PHIL 3310: Special Topics in Philosophy: Aesthetics
PHCO 2324:  History of Photography
READ 3334/ENGL 3334: Children’s Literature
SPAN 3336:  Introduction to Latin American Literature

Global Perspectives (3 hrs)
AHMX 2316: Topics in Arts & Hum: Global Perspectives
AHMX 3316: Topics in Arts & Hum: Global Perspectives
BIOL 2330: Epidemiology
COMM 3344: Intercultural Communication
CULF 3330: History and Evolution of Global Processes
CULF 3331: Contemporary World Issues
EDUC 33xx: Globalized Education
FREN 3331: Immigration & Identity in Francophone Cinema
GLST 1322: Global Issues
GLST 1324: Survey of Latin America
GLST 1325: Survey of Europe
GLST 1326: Survey of East Asia
GLST 1327: Survey of Middle East
GLST 1328: Survey of Africa
HIST 2306: How Europe Was Made
HIST 2310: Imperialism & Anti-Imperialism
HIST 2321: World Civ. Pre-Modern World
HIST 2329: World Civ. Modern World
HIST 4344: 20th Century Europe
HONS 2324 and HONS 3324: Topics in Global Perspectives
HONS 3331: Topics in Contemporary World Issues
HONS 3375 :The Shaping of the Modern World
POLS 3312: Politics of Spain
POLS 3316: Politics of the Middle East
POLS 3320: Politics of Latin America
POLS 3321: Politics of East Asia
POLS 3333: Politics of Europe
POLS 3339: U.S. Latin America Relations
SPAN  3331: Culture & Civilization of Latin America

Creativity and Making (3 hrs)
AHMX 1312: Topics in Arts & Hum: Creativity and Making
AHMX 2312: Topics in Arts & Hum: Creativity and Making
ARTS 1316: Drawing 1
ARTS 1318: Clay: Handbuilding
ARTS 2347: Clay: Wheel Throwing
ARTS 2326: Sculpture: Materials
ARTS 2366: Watercolor
CULF 1319: Understanding and Appreciating the Arts
HONS 1367 Printed Page and Silver Screen (when not taken for Exploring Artistic Works credit)
HONS 2318 and HONS 3318 Topics in Creativity and Making
PHOT 1318: Photography 1 (Analog Photography)
WRIT 2312: Poetry 1
WRIT  2300: Introduction to Creative Writing

Diverse American Perspectives (3 hrs)**
**No course fulfilling the DAP requirement can also fulfill the Social Identities Mission Marker.  A course may only be approved to fulfill one of these two general education requirements.
AHMX 1314: Topics in Arts & Hum: Diverse American Perspectives
AHMX 2314: Topics in Arts & Hum: Diverse American Perspectives
CULF 1320 American Experience
HIST 1301: US History to 1877
HIST 1302: US History 1877 to Present
HIST 2315: American Revolution and Early Republic
HIST 2317: The Age of Jackson
HIST 3331: Social History of Recent America
POLS 1305: American National Government
POLS 1306: State and Local Government
SOCI 1301: Self and Society

Studies in Theology and Religion (3 hrs)
HONS 2326 and HONS 3326 Topics in Studies in Theology and Religion
RELS 1304: Introduction to Religions of the World
RELS 1315: Basic Christian Questions
RELS 1316/CATH 1316: Introduction to Catholicism
RELS 1318: Introduction to Christian Morality
RELS 2302: Abrahamic Traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
RELS 2303: Asian Traditions
RELS 2321: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
RELS 2322/CATH 2322: Introduction to the New Testament
RELS 2323/CATH 2323: Justice, Peace and Liberation
RELS 2325: Topics in the Hebrew Bible
RELS 2326: Women in the Bible
RELS 2328: New Testament Literature
CATH 2340 (always cross-listed with RELS 2342): The Documents of Vatican II
RELS 2342: Special Topics in Religious Studies

Ethics (3 hrs)
PHIL 2329: Ethical Analysis
PHIL 3301: Legal Ethics
PHIL 3311: Medical Ethics
PHIL 3313: Business Ethics
HONS 2329 and HONS 3329 Topics in Ethics

Mission Markers

**Mission Markers apply to all sections of a course unless a particular instructor is named in (  ). Topics courses, which vary by semester and instructor, are likely to be approved only for certain instructors.
##In some cases, students may petition to have alternative courses or substantive co-curricular experiences substitute for a mission marker course.

Social Identities**
**No course fulfilling the Social ldentities mission marker requirement can also fulfill the Diverse American Perspectives requirement.  A course may only be approved to fulfill one of these two general education requirements.
ARTS 2303 Art History I
ARTS 2304 Art History II
ARTS 3336 Figuration
ARTS 3339 Modern Art History
ARTS 3349 Topics in Art History
CATH 2323 Justice, Peace, and Liberation
COMM 1306 Introduction to Communication
COMM 2302 Communication Theory
COMM 2307 Media Communication
COMM 2312 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2321 Gender Communication
COMM 2327 Organizational Communication
COMM 3332 Principles of Advertising
COMM 3333  Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 3335 Native American and Chicana/o Communication
COMM 3337 Principles of Public Relations
COMM 3344  Intercultural Communication
COMM 4338  Native American & Chicana/o Film
COMM 4399 Topics when topic is Lying and Deception
CRIM 2326 Chemical Dependency Issues
CRIM  3331 Crime Victims
CRIM 3336 Criminology
CRIM 4349 Topics in Criminology
CULF 2321 American Dilemmas
ENGL 2324 Topics in World Literature when topic is Coming of Age
ENGL 3339 Topics when topic is New Women, Vampires, and Sexuality
FREN 3337 Topics in Cultural Studies
HIST 3316 Women in European History
HIST 3327 History of Sexuality
HONS 1367 Printed Page and Silver Screen
PHCO 2324 History of Photography
PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality
PSYC 2326 Chemical Dependency Issues
PSYC 3319 Social Psychology
PSYC 3328 Marriage & Family
PSYC 3340 Counseling & Guidance
PSYC 4325 Child Abuse and Neglect
RELS 1304 Introduction to World Religions
RELS 1318 Intro to Christian Morality
RELS 2321 Intro to the Hebrew Bible
RELS 2323 Justice, Peace and Liberation
RELS 3333 Hist of Christian Theology I
SOCI 2318 Historical Response to Need in the US
SOCI 2345 Social Theory
SOCI 3327 Marriage & Family
SOCI 4343 Race, Class and Gender
SOCI 4352 Integrative Sociology Seminar
SOCW 1301 Introduction to Social Work
SOCW 2318 Historical Response to Need in the US
SOCW 2326 Chemical Dependency Issues
SOCW 3327 Marriage and Family
SOCW 3334 Intro to Disability Studies
SOCW 4343 Race, Class, and Gender
SPAN 2351 Spanish in the United States
SPAN 3332 Spanish Culture and Civilization
SPAN 3336 Intro to Latin American Literature
VGAM 2318 World Building
WMST 1301 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WMST 2120, 2220, 2320  Community Service in Women’s Studies
WMST 2339 Chicana Feminist Writers and Authors
WRIT 2312 Poetry Workshop I
WRIT 3310 Topics in Creative Writing when the topic is Hybrid Genres

Experiential Learning for Social Justice**  
**First-year seminars cannot fulflill the Experiential Learning for Social Justice mission marker.
BIOL 3345 Cancer Biology and Social Justice
BUSI 3330:  Business Communicationi
ENTR 4391 Entrepreneurial Practicum
JOUR 2321 Introduction to Journalism
MKTG 3335 Social Media Marketing
MKTG 3343 Marketing Research
PSYC 4359 Research & Field Experience
SOCW 1301 Introduction to Social Work (Escamilla)
SOCI 4352: Integrative Sociology Seminar  (Neal)
SOCW 4650:  Field Practicum and Seminar I (Heffron)
SOCW 4651: Field Practicum and Seminar II (Heffron) 
WMST 2120, 2220, 2320  Community Service in Women’s Studies
WRIT 4345: Grant Proposal Writing  

Writing-Rich Courses**
**One writing rich mission marker must be upper-division.  
ARTS 3349: Topics in Art History
ARTS 2304: Art History II
BIOL 4344: Evolution (when taught by Steffenson)
BUSI 3328:  Social Responsibility of Business
BUSI 3330:  Business Communication
CATH 3330: Faith and Reason
COMM 3333:  Rhetorical Criticism
BUSI 4349:  Strategic Management
CULF 2321: American Dilemmas
ENGL 2300:  Introduction to Literary Studies
ENGL 2301:  American Literature Survey I
ENGL 2302:  American Literature Survey II
ENGL 2322:  British Literature Survey I
ENGL 2323:  British Literature Survey II
ENGL 2324:  Topics in World Literature
ENGL 3305:  British Romanticism
ENGL 3307:  Victorian Novel
HIST 2306: How Europe Was Made
HIST 3316: Women in Eurpoean History
HIST 3324: The Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 3327: History of Sexuality
HIST 3322:  The Atlantic World 1450-1838 (if taken after FA18)
HONS 2360: Only when topic is Making Sense…Writing About Science
HONS 4399: Honors Thesis
JOUR 2321:  Journalism I: Introduction to Writing and Reporting News
JOUR 3314: Digital Media Production and Design
Math 2414 Calculus II
MATH 3318: Inquiry & Proof  when taught   by Gee
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2316 History of Philosophy I
PHIL 2317 History of Philosophy II
PHIL 2318 History of Philosophy III
PHIL 3301 Legal Ethics
PHIL 3311 Medical Ethics
PHIL 3313 Business Ethics
PHIL 3337 Theory of Knowing
PHIL 3340 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3331 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3310 Special Topics
PHIL 4341 Directed Readings
PHIL 4342 Senior Seminar
PHYS 2425: University Physics I
PHYS 2426: University Physics II
RELS 3333: History of Christian Theology I
RELS 3334: History of Christian Theology II
PSYC 3328: Marriage and Family
PSYC 3438:  Research Methods with Lab
PSYC 4359: Research and Field Experience
PSYC 4360: History & Systems
SCIE 4345:  History and Philosophy of Science
SOCI/SOCW 4343: Race, Class, Gender (Robertson)
SOCI 2345: Social Theory (Robertson)
SOCI 4352: Integrative Sociology Seminar (Neal)
SOCW 4344: Generalist Practice II (Heffron)
SPAN 4305: Introduction to Translation
WRIT 2300: Introduction to Creative Writing
WRIT 2305: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
WRIT 2312: Poetry I
WRIT 2325:  Analyzing Rhetoric
WRIT 3326: Legal Writing
WRIT 4342:  Magazine Writing
WRIT 4345: Grant Proposal Writing
WRIT 4349:  Senior Project

Culminating Experience

Culminating Experience courses are courses in the major although we anticipate that some Schools may develop culminating experience courses that will fulfill this requirement outside of the major. For students graduating prior to FA19 who must complete the Culminating Experience in order to graduate, CAPS 4360 will be required as a substitution for any major in which a Culminating Experience course is unavailable.

Note: If you began your undergraduate degree before Fall 2018, consult the previous General Education curriculum for requirements.

Reflecting the University's Mission, the general education component consists of a multidisciplinary curriculum that integrates foundational skills, content and contexts, experiential learning, and aculminating experience. Courses that develop foundational skills and knowledge comprise 22 credit hours; the other 22 hours build on this foundation, integrating content and contexts. Every student will also complete a culminating experience course approved by their major or School. 

The university welcomes first-year students each fall with a Freshman Seminar course in which students explore topics of interest and participate in activities, in and outside of the classroom, with a learning community of students in related seminar groups. Also in their first year, students will complete the first of two required writing courses; the second writing course is usually taken in year two. Students complete foundational courses in oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and modern languages in their first or second year, as they begin to explore majors, develop interest in minors, or develop fluency in a language in preparation for activities such as study abroad. Coursework that introduces students to additional content and contexts of the liberal arts can be taken throughout a student’s academic career. Students will fulfill part of their general education coursework in their major or minor; see curriculum descriptions for specific majors and minors. Students may also elect to take general education courses as part of a study - abroad program.

Throughout their academic career, students will be given the opportunity to engage with the university’s mission by choosing four mission marker courses, usually courses in their major, to further develop their writing, to better understand social identities, and to perform experiential learning for social
justice. Students are invited to pursue minors or double majors as interdisciplinary complements to their major work.

Mission marker requirements will usually be fulfilled by courses in the major or courses that fulfill other general education requirements. Ideally, mission marker requirements will not require students to take extra general education courses. 

Before graduating, students will complete a culminating experience project through coursework in the major or school, demonstrating the depth of learning in the major facilitated by the skills and enriched by the contexts explored in their general education coursework.