### General Education

The General Education curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students in all of IU Kokomo’s baccalaureate programs. The goals are essentially threefold: to enable students to acquire knowledge common to educated people; to provide students with the ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines and to discover the connections between diverse thoughts and ideas; and to empower students with the skill, creativity, and curiosity to be life-long learners.

The following general education curriculum (effective fall 2009) is required of each student who is granted a baccalaureate degree at the Indiana University Kokomo campus. Total credit hours will typically number 42 or 44. Each course must be completed with a passing grade, and students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the General Education curriculum. If a student takes more than the required number of courses within a section, the course(s) with the highest grade(s) will be used in the GPA calculation. With the exception of courses jointly listed under Sections I and II, no course can be used twice to satisfy multiple requirements. Some courses may have prerequisites. Additional departments and/or schools may have specific general education requirements rather than the general ones listed here. Students should consult with their advisor for more information.

Below is the listing of the 9 general education outcomes and the courses that fulfill them.

**Category I - Communication Skills**

Requirement – Three required courses (total of 9 hours)

Courses that fulfill

1. ENG-W 131 (not required if student places into ENG-W 132)

2. ENG-W 132

3. SPCH-S 121

**Category II- Information Literacy
**Requirement – no incremental requirement

Courses that fulfill

1. ENG-W 131 (not required if student places into ENG-W 132)

2. ENG-W 132

3. SPCH-S 121

**Category III – Quantitative Literacy**

Requirement – Choose from one of three options (total of 4 – 8 hours)

Option 1 MATH-M 118 or MATH-M 119 or MATH-M 215 AND a statistics course at the major level: ECON-E 270, MATH-M 366, MATH-K 310, PSY-K 300, EDUC-K 490, NURS-H 355

Option 2 MATH-M 133 (2 cr.) AND MATH-M 134 (2 cr.): These courses have MATH-M117 as a prerequisite and have the statistics content.

Option 3 Students pursuing the B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics will satisfy the statistics requirement through MATH-M 366 or through an independent study project that will be assessed on the General Examination.

**Category IV – Critical Thinking**

Requirement – One course from the list (total of 3 hours)

Courses that fulfill

PSY-P211, COAS-S400, PHIL-P150, ENG-L202, SPCH-S336, SOC-S340, BUS-J401, PAHM-V379, CJHS-J201, NURS-S470, INFO-I303, EDUC-P251, EDUC-P255, NMCM-N411, CHEM-105/125, BIOL-L105, MATH-M216, BIOL-L364, PHIL-P383, AHLT-R406

**Category V – Cultural Diversity**

Requirement – One course from the list (total of 3 hours)

Courses that fulfill

SOAS-I100*, SOAS-F200*, SPCH-S302, SPCH-S427, EDUC-M300, BUS-D301, PAHM-V130, CJHS-J355, Any 100-level or above foreign language course, NURS-B233

FOLK-F101, INFO I356, SOC S100

**Category VI – Ethics and Civic Engagement
**Requirement – One course from the list (total of 3 hours). Courses are required to satisfy at least two of the three learning outcomes.

Courses that fulfill

SPCH-S 223, SPCH-S 233, PHIL-P 100, PHIL-P 140, PHIL-P 242, PHIL-P 342, PHIL-P 375, PHIL-P 383, EDUC-H 340, BUS-L 201, PAHM-V 170, CJHS-J 101, NURS-S 472, AHLT-R 407

**Category VII – Social and Behavioral Sciences
**Requirement – two 3 credit hour courses, each from a different area (total of 6 hours)

Courses that fulfill - Psychology

PSY-P 103

Courses that fulfill – Sociology

SOC-S 100, SOC-S 101

Courses that fulfill – Political Science

POLS-Y 103, POLS-Y 217, POLS-Y 219

Courses that fulfill – Economics

ECON-E 175, ECON-E 200, ECON-E 201, ECON-E 202

Courses that fulfill – History

HIST-H 105, HIST-H 106, HIST-H 113, HIST-H 114

Courses that fulfill – depends on the topic that semester

COAS-S 104

*To facilitate the graduation checklist process, records will be kept at the registrar level or the advisor level indicating the goal satisfied in any given semester.

**Category VIII – Humanities and Arts
**Requirement – two 3 credit hour courses, each from a different area (total of 6 hours)

Courses that fulfill - Literature and Philosophy

SPAN-S 360, Any PHIL course except PHIL-P 150, Any ENG L course or ENG-E course, COAS-E 103*, FINA-A 101, FINA-A 102

Courses that fulfill - Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts

FINA-A 101, FINA-A 102 or any studio art course, HUMA-U 101, HUMA-U 102, HUMA-U 103, HUMA-U 305, MUS-M 174, MUS-X 001, MUS-X 040, MUS-X 070, MUS-U 320 or any music performance course, SPCH-C 205, THTR-T 120, ENG-W 203, SPCH-S 201, EDUC-M 333 AND EDUC-M 323, COAS-E 103

*To facilitate the graduation checklist process, records will be kept at the registrar level or the advisor level indicating the goal satisfied in any given semester.

**Category IX – Physical and Life Sciences
**Requirement – One 5 credit hour course with a lab and one 3 credit hour course from a different area (total of 8 hours)

Courses that fulfill - Biology

BIOL-L 100 (5), BIOL-L 105 (5), BIOL-L 270 (3), BIOL-L 370 (3), ANAT-A 215 (5), PHSL-P 215 (5), MICR-J 200 (3), PLSC-B 203 (5), PLSC-B 364 (5), COAS-E 105*

Courses that fulfill - Chemistry

CHEM-C 390 (3), CHEM-C 100/C 120 (5), CHEM-C 101/CHEM-C 121 (5), CHEM-C 105/CHEM-C 125 (5), COAS-E 105*, CHEM-C 109

Courses that fulfill - Physics

PHYS-P 100 (5), PHYS-P 201 (5), AST-A 110, COAS-E 105*

Courses that fulfill - Geology

GEOG-G 315 (3), GEOG-G 107 (3), GEOL-G 100 (5), GEOL-G 133 (5), GEOL-G 400 (3), GEOL-T 312 (3), COAS-E 105*