General Education Component

General Education Component Starting Summer 2015 | General Education Component Pre-Summer 2015

General Education Component Starting Summer 2015

The General Education Component (GEC) of the College of Engineering curriculum requires at least 15 semester hours of course credit. The requirements are the following:

  1. Complete at least one course from the “GEC Options: Be Creative” course list [1].
  2. Complete at least one course from the CLAS “Communication and Literacy” or “Culture, Society, and the Arts” or ‘Social Sciences” course lists [2].
  3. The remaining GEC courses are selected from either 1), or from 2), or from the “GEC Options: Approved Course Subjects” list [3].

[1] URL to be determined

[2] http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/students-graduation-requirements/general-...

[3] URL to be determined

 

GEC Options: Be Creative Course List (Item 1)

Art and Art History [ARTS]

ARTS:1510 Basic Drawing

ARTS:1520 Design Fundamentals

Ceramics [CERM]

CERM:2010 Exploring Forms in Clay I

Cinema [CINE]

CINE:1834 Modes of Film and Video Production

Creative Nonfiction Writing [CNW]

CNW:1620 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

CNW:2680 The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction

CNW:2700 The Art and Craft of Personal Writing

CNW:2770 Art and Craft of Writing for New Media

CNW:2790 The Art and Craft of Humor Writing

CNW:2830 Art and Craft of Immersion Journalism

CNW:2850 Art and Craft of Writing about Politics

CNW:2910 Writing for Applications and Awards

CNW:3640 Writing for Business and Industry

CNW:4355 Approaches to Teaching Writing

Creative Writing [CW]

CW:2100 Creative Writing

CW:2870 Fiction Writing

CW:2875 Poetry Writing

CW:3003 Writing and Reading Science Fiction

CW:3005 Professional & Creative Business Comm

CW:3107 Creative Writing for Health Professions

CW:3210 Creative Writing and the Natural World

CW:3215 Creative Writing and Popular Culture

CW:3218 Creative Writing for New Media

CW:4745 The Sentence: Strategies for Writing

CW:4751 Creative Writing for the Musician

CW:4760 The Art of Revision: Writing for Clarity

Dance [DANC] (all 2 sh)

DANC:1020 Beginning Jazz

DANC:1030 Beginning Ballet

DANC:1040 Beginning Modern Dance

DANC:1050 Beginning/Contact Improvisation

DANC:1120 Continuing Jazz

DANC:1130 Continuing Ballet

DANC:1140 Continuing Modern Dance

DANC:2020 Intermediate Jazz

DANC:2030 Intermediate Ballet

DANC:2040 Intermediate Modern

Metalworking and Jewelry [MTLS]

MTLS:2910 Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Arts

Music [MUS]

MUS:1012 Creativity in Music (3 sh)

MUS:1007 Garage Band: The Basics (2 sh)

Theatre Arts [THTR]

THTR:1140 Basic Acting

THTR:2215 Intro Theatrical Production Technology

THTR:2220 Production Lab (Run Crew; Advanced Run Crew; Electrics)

THTR:2140 Acting I

THTR:2610 Acting for Success

THTR:3202 Graphic Design and Identity

THTR:3230 Scene Design I

THTR:3240 Costume Design I

THTR:3250 Lighting Design I

THTR:3270 Entertainment Design] (offered every other year)

 

CLAS Communications and Literacy, or Culture, Society, and the Arts, or Social Science Course Lists (Item 2)

Interpretation of Literature [List of Approved Courses]: http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/general-education-program-requirements/interpretation-literature

World Languages [List of Approved Courses]: http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/general-education-program-requirements/world-languages

Historical Perspectives [List of Approved Courses]: http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/general-education-program-requirements/historical-perspectives

International and Global Issues [List of Approved Courses]: http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/general-education-program-requirements/international-global-issues

Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts [List of Approved Courses]: http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/general-education-program-requirements/literary-visual-performing-arts

Values, Society, and Diversity [List of Approved Courses]: http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/general-education-program-requirements/values-society-diversity

Social Science [List of Approved Courses]: http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/graduation-requirements/general-education-program-requirements/social-sciences

 

GEC Options: Approved Course Subjects (Item 3)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Subject

Description

Academic Unit

AFAM

African American Studies

African American Studies

ASP

Aging Studies Program

Aging Studies Program

AINS

American Indian Native Studies

Amer Indian & Natv St Prg

ASL

American Sign Language

American Sign Language

ASLE

American Sign Language in English

American Sign Language

AMST

American Studies

American Studies

ANIM

Animation

Art and Art History

ANTH

Anthropology

Anthropology

ARAB

Arabic

Arabic Language and Literature

ARTE

Art Education

Art and Art History

ARTH

Art History

Art and Art History

ASIA

Asian Languages and Literatures

Asian & Slavic Lang & Lit

CHIN

Asian Languages and Literatures

Asian & Slavic Lang & Lit

SOAS

Asian Languages and Literatures

Asian & Slavic Lang & Lit

CERM

Ceramics

Art and Art History

CINE

Cinema

Cinematic Arts

CCL

Cinema & Comparative Literature

Cinematic Arts

CLSA

Classics: Ancient Civilizations

Classics

CSD

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Comm Sciences & Disorders

COMM

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

CL

Comparative Literature

World Languages, Lit & Cltr

CW

Creating Writing--Writers Workshop

Creatv Wrtg-Writers' Workshop

CNW

Creative Nonfiction Writing

English

CCCC

Critical Cultural Competency

Critical Cultural Competence

DANC

Dance

Dance

DSGN

Design

Art and Art History

DST

Disability Studies

Health and Human Physiology

DPA

Division of Performing Arts

Performing Arts Entreprenrship

WLLC

Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

World Languages, Lit & Cltr

DRAW

Drawing

Art and Art History

ENGL

English

English

FREN

French

French and Italian

FPC

Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication

Journalism and Mass Communictn

GWSS

Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies

Gndr Wmn's & Sexuality Studies

ARTS

General Art

Art and Art History

GEOG

Geography

Geographcl & Sustainablty Sci

GRMN

German

German

GHS

Global Health Studies

Global Health Studies

CLSG

Greek

Classics

HIST

History

History

INTM

Intermedia

Art and Art History

IS

International Studies

International Studies

ITAL

Italian

French and Italian

JPNS

Japanese

Asian & Slavic Lang & Lit

JMC

Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communictn

CLSL

Latin

Classics

LAS

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies

LEIS

Leisure Studies

Health and Human Physiology

LING

Linguistics

Linguistics

MDVL

Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies Program

MTLS

Metalworking and Jewelry

Art and Art History

MUSM

Museum Studies

Museum Studies

MUS

Music

Music

PNTG

Painting

Art and Art History

BKAT

Papermaking

Art and Art History

PHIL

Philosophy

Philosophy

PHTO

Photography

Art and Art History

POLI

Political Science

Political Science

PORT

Portuguese

Spanish and Portuguese

PRNT

Printmaking

Art and Art History

PSY

Psychology

Psychology

RELS

Religious Studies

Religious Studies

SLAV

Russian

Russian

SSW

School of Social Work

Social Work

SCLP

Sculpture

Art and Art History

SOC

Sociology

Sociology

SPAN

Spanish

Spanish and Portuguese

SRM

Sport and Recreation Management

Health and Human Physiology

SPST

Sport Studies

Sport Studies

SWAH

Swahili

Swahili

THTR

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

TR

Therapeutic Recreation

Health and Human Physiology

TDSN

Three-Dimensional Design

Art and Art History

WRIT

Writing

Ctr for Undergraduate Writing

Tippie College of Business

Subject

Description

Academic Unit

ECON

Economics

Economics

ENTR

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

MGMT

Management

Management and Organizations

MKTG

Marketing

Marketing

University College

Subject

Description

Academic Unit

AERO

Aerospace Studies

Aerospace Studies

LS

Leadership Studies

Leadership Studies

MILS

Military Science

Military Science

Graduate College

Subject

Description

Academic Unit

URP

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning

College of Law

Subject

Description

Academic Unit

HRTS

Center for Human Rights

Center for Human Rights

 

General Education Component Prior to Summer 2015

Students must earn at least 15 s.h. in humanities and social sciences courses chosen from approved departments and programs; at least 3 s.h. must be earned in courses that the College of Engineering has designated as humanities courses, and at least 3 s.h. must be earned in courses that the College of Engineering has designated as social sciences courses. Students must earn at least 6 s.h. of general education credit in courses taken in the same department. Individual B.S.E. programs may require further depth in an area and may include general education requirements in a student’s elective focus area.

*Note: Industrial Engineering students must take a psychology course as part of their GEC.


Approved Humanities Departments

African American World Studies (AFAM) **German (GRMN)
Aging Studies (ASP) Global Health Studies (GHS)
American Indian and Native Studies Program (AINS) History (HIST)
American Studies Program (AMST) International Studies (IS)
**American Sign Language (ASLE; ASL) **Italian (ITAL)
Art History (ARTH) **Japanese (JPNS)
**Asian Languages and Literature (ASIA; CHIN; SOAS) Latin American Studies Program (LAS)
Cinema (CINE) **Latin (CLSL)
Classics (CLSA; CLSG) ****Leisure Studies (LEIS)
Communication Studies (COMM) *Music (MUS)
Comparative Literature (CL) Philosophy (PHIL)
Creative Writing (CW) **Portuguese (PORT)
Creative Nonfiction Writing (CNW) Religious Studies (RELS)
English (ENGL) **Russian (SLAV)
**French (FREN) **Spanish (SPAN)
  ***Theatre Arts (THTR)

Exceptions:

* Music lessons (including band, jazz , etc) Recitals and MUS:1100; 1201-1204;  are NOT acceptable Humanities and WILL NOT count toward your degree. 

**Foreign Language courses must be second year/intermediate level or higher to be applied toward requirement

*** ONLY the following Theatre courses ARE Acceptable GEC courses: THTR:1010, 1400, 1401, 3287; 2410; 3421; 3440

**** The following Leisure Studies (LEIS) courses DO NOT  count toward GEC: Intro to Personal Training LEIS:3148


Approved Social Science Departments

**Aerospace Military Studies (AERO) Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC)
Anthropology (ANTH) Political Science (POLI)
**Business Administration Psychology (PSY)
*Chemical Engineering Energy and Society (CBE:030) Social Work (SSW)
Economics (ECON) Sociology (SOC)
Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) **** Sport Studies (SPST) 
Geography (GEOG) Urban and Regional Planning (URP) 

Exceptions:
*Chemical Engineering Energy and Society is a seminar.

** Business  ONLY MGMT:2000, MGMT:2100 and MKTG:3000 WILL apply toward your engineering degree requirements

**** Sport Studies: ONLY the following courses will apply toward your degree: SPST:1074;2077; 2050;  2078; 2079; 2081; 2084;  3175; 3176; 3177; 3178; 3179; 3180; 3181 

*** Aerospace Military Studies ONLY AERO:3100; 3200; 4100; 4200 courses will be applied toward your degree  


Minors Offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Engineering students may also resister for Guided Independent Study (GIS) courses to fulfill GEC.