2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Foundational Content

Foundational Content (FC) includes studies in the arts and humanities (FC1 6 cr.), the physical and natural world (FC2 8 cr.), history (FC3 3 cr.), and the social sciences (FC3 6 cr.).

Foundational Content - Humanities (6 credits)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and cultural products—the arts and letters—and of how to study, compare, and critique diverse cultural perspectives and aesthetics. Students will also have the opportunity to produce their own cultural artifacts.
ARB 101Beginning Arabic I *4
ARB 102Beginning Arabic II *4
ARB 201Intermediate Arabic I *4
ARB 202Intermediate Arabic II *4
ART 110Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 210Art History I3
ART 211Art History II3
ENGL 220Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 225Introduction to Film3
ENGL 231Bible as Literature 13
or ENGL 231H Bible As Literature
ENGL 232World Mythology3
ENGL 240World Literature3
ENGL 251Foundations in Brit Lit I3
ENGL 252Foundations in Brit Lit II3
ENGL 261Foundations in Am Lit I3
ENGL 262Foundations in Am Lit II3
ENGL 355Age of Shakespeare *3
FREN 101Beginning French I4
FREN 102Beginning French II4
FREN 201Intermediate French I4
FREN 202Intermediate French II4
GERM 101Beginning German I4
GERM 102Beginning German II4
GERM 201Intermediate German I4
GERM 202Intermediate German II4
HON 351HIntegrity & The Examined Life3
HUM 251Humanities3
HUM 252Humanities3
HUM 253Humanities3
HUM 254Non-Western Humanities3
LANG 105Writing Systems *3
LAT 101Beginning Latin I4
LAT 102Beginning Latin II4
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I4
LAT 202Intermediate Latin II4
MUSC 100Music Appreciation3
MUSC 201World Music3
MUSC 205History of US Through Music3
MUSC 207History of Pop and Rock Music3
MUSC 260Introduction to Music History *3
MUSC 305Musical Theatre History3
PHIL 100Critical Thinking3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 102Philosophy of Human Nature3
SCE 102Environments and Humanities *3
SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I4
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II4
SPAN 120Basic Spanish for Travel and Business3
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II4
SPED 113American Sign Language I3
SPED 115American Sign Language II3
THEA 110Introduction to Theatre Arts3
THEA 305Musical Theatre History *3
Courses marked with * and courses with "H" are not part of GERTA however; will count as General Education requirements at MSU.
Foundational Content - Lab Science (8 credits)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the physical and natural world and how to produce and apply that knowledge in a variety of settings.
BIOL 111Concepts of Biology4
or BIOL 111H Honors Concepts of Biology
BIOL 127Enviromental Biology4
BIOL 142General Microbiology4
BIOL 150Introduction To Cellular Biology4
or BIOL 150H Honors General Biology I
BIOL 151Introduction to Zoology4
or BIOL 151H Honors General Biology II
BIOL 154Introduction To Botany4
or BIOL 154H Honors Introduction to Botany
BIOL 220Anatomy And Physiology I4
BIOL 221Anatomy And Physiology II4
CHEM 110Survey of Chemistry4
or CHEM 110H Honors Survey of Chemistry
CHEM 115Introductory Chemistry4
or CHEM 115H Honors Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 121General Chemistry I5
or CHEM 121H Honors General Chemistry I
CHEM 122General Chemistry II5
or CHEM 122H Honors General Chemistry II
CHEM 127Chemistry of the Environment4
GEOL 101Environmental Geology with Lab4
or GEOL 101H Honors Enviroment Geology W/Lab
GEOL 105Physical Geology with lab4
GEOL 127Environmental Earth Systems4
PHYS 110Astronomy4
or PHYS 110H Honors Astronomy
PHYS 203Introduction to Physics I4
PHYS 204Introduction to Physics II4
PHYS 221General Physics I5
or PHYS 221H Honors General Physics I
PHYS 222General Physics II5
or PHYS 222H Honors General Physics II
SCE 103Environments and Sciences *4
Courses marked with * and courses with "H" are not part of GERTA however; will count as General Education requirements at MSU.
Foundational Content - History and Social Sciences
Students will demonstrate knowledge of common and diverse historical experiences and of how to apply historical synthesis to inform decisions and understanding of the contemporary world. Courses from the social sciences in particular should emphasize scientific analysis from the everyday world and should analyze data and problems as they relate to the contemporary world. Courses from the social sciences in particular should emphasis analysis from the everyday world and should analyze data and problems as they relate to the contemporary world.
Foundational Content - History (3 credits)
HIST 101Western Civilization I3
HIST 102Western Civilization II3
HIST 103US History to 18773
HIST 104US History from 18773
HIST 211World Civilizations to 15003
HIST 212World Civilizations Since 15003
HIST 215HModern World Origins *3
Foundational Content - Social Science (6 credits)
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG 110Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 161World Regional Geography3
POLS 115American Government3
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
SCE 101Environments and Societies *3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 200HIdea of Society *3
SOC 210Introduction to Anthropology3
SWK 256Development of Social Welfare3
Courses marked with * and courses with "H" are not part of GERTA however; will count as General Education requirements at MSU.