General Education Course List

Courses listed below fulfill the indicated general education  requirements.

First Year Seminar

One course. Any First Year Seminar 100 course, History 201 or 202, or Honors 100.

Quantitative Reasoning

Two courses.

Biology 260 Music Theory 181
Business Administration 353 Philosophy 151
Computer Science 105, 109, 110, 125, 220, 230 Physics 317
Economics 361 Psychology 360
Mathematics 110, 115, 120, 121, 122, 200, 201, 207, 280 Sociology 364

Natural Science

Two courses.  Students should check the requirements of their intended major before selecting a natural science sequence.

Biology 121 – 122 Geology 111 – 112
Biology 125 – 126 Geology 111 –
Environmental Science 210
Biology 121 – 127 Geology 111 – 221
Biology 121 – 204 Environmental Science 110 –
Geology 112
Chemistry 105 – 106 Geography 110 -111
Chemistry 105 – 107 Geography 110 – 240
Chemistry 111 – 112 Geography 110 – 325
Physics 101 – 102 Physics 105 – 110
Physics 101 – 108
Physics 103 – 104
Physics 105 – 106

Global Inquiry

One course.

American Studies 333 German 317
Anthropology 101, 318, 333 History 122, 141, 142, 356, 357,
358, 360, 361, 362, 366, 368, 371,
372, 375, 377, 381, 383, 384, 385,
386, 387, 390
Art History 470 Geography 101, 102, 236, 332,
338
Chemistry 331 Interdisciplinary Studies 350F
Classics 103, 105, 380 Linguistics 202, 205
Computer Science 104, 310 Modern Foreign Languages 201
Economics 382, 383, 384 Music History and Literature 154
English 206 Political Science 102
Environmental Science 230 Religion 210
French 316 Studio Arts 454
Note: An approved study abroad or other field program can fulfill this requirement if it includes a satisfactory evaluation of a written reflection of a student’s experience in that program by a University of Mary Washington faculty member. Contact the Center for International Education in Lee Hall for details about how to secure the required pre-approval to meet this required via a study abroad experience/project. Note: the same study abroad experience may not be used to satisfy both the Global Inquiry and Experiential Learning requirements.

Language

Intermediate competency in a second language.

Intermediate competency in a second language may be demonstrated by: (1) completion of 202 or higher in a language including ASL; (2) a score of 620 or higher on any language SAT II subject test; (3) a score of 4 or higher on any language AP Exam or on any Language and Literature AP Exam; (4) a score of 5 or higher on any group 2 (second language) higher-level IB Exam; (5) a passing score on the University of Mary Washington language competency exam; (6) a rating of “Intermediate” on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI); (7) submitting pertinent documents which verify that a student has had a high school education conducted in a language other than English or has lived extensively in and become fluent in the language of a non-English speaking country; or (8) achieving a score of 12 or higher on the exemption test administered by NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (see details below).

Exemption tests for languages not currently taught at UMW (other than ASL) are available through New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. For information test fees and availability, contact NYU directly 212/998-7030 or visit: http://www.scps.nyu.edu/areas-of-study/foreign-languages/continuing-education/proficiency.html.

Students are responsible for the payment of all required test fees. When contacting the SCPS at NYU, students need to select the appropriate language and indicate that scores should be sent to the Office of the Registrar at UMW.  NOTE: All students must take the 16-point exam. Exemptions will be granted to students scoring 12 points or higher on the 16-point exam.

Arts, Literature, and Performance – Process

One course.

Communication 209
Computer Science 106
Dance 225, 226, 243, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306
English 202, 207, 302, 304, 305, 312, 380
Music Performance 341D, 341E, 341F, 341G, 341H, 342, 344, 344A1, 344B, 344D, 344E, 344F, 344G, 441
Music Theory 170, 369, 370, 483
Spanish 413
Studio Art 105
Theatre 112, 113, 131, 132, 218, 225, 226, 240, 261, 290, 291, 321, 331, 335, 336, 433, 434, 436

Arts, Literature, and Performance – Appreciation

One course.

Anthropology 309
Art History 114, 115
Classics 110, 130, 202, 204
Education 311
English 205, 206, 245, 251
French 326, 327, 328
German 311
Greek 306, 308, 309
Interdisciplinary Studies 204
Latin 305, 307, 352, 353, 354, 358, 434
Music History and Literature 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 263, 362, 368
Philosophy 212
Religion 205, 206, 301
Spanish 312
Theatre 111, 211, 212

Human Experience and Society

Two courses from two different disciplines that explore the forces shaping human activity, relationships, social structures, institutions, and intellectual systems. At least one of the courses taken to satisfy this requirement must be selected from one of these disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Anthropology 101, 318
Art History 460
Classics 101, 110, 211, 310
Economics 100, 201, 202
Geography 102, 221, 222, 331, 337
Historic Preservation 101
History 121, 122, 131, 132, 141, 142, 190, 305, 315, 325, 327, 328, 334, 341, 356, 357, 358, 360, 361, 362, 366, 368, 371, 372, 375, 377, 381, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 395
Interdisciplinary Studies 207
Linguistics 101, 202, 301, 302, 305, 307
Math 207
Philosophy 101, 160, 201, 202, 210, 220, 225, 226, 244A, 283, 284, 301, 302, 318, 320, 335
Political Science 101, 201
Psychology 100
Religion 101, 102, 103, 205, 206, 210, 211, 250, 251, 276, 283, 284, 305, 318
Sociology 105, 155
Theatre 361, 362
Women and Gender Studies 101, 102

Experiential Learning

One faculty supervised experience involving a significant experiential learning component designed to challenge students to go outside of the bounds of the typical classroom.

All courses numbered 491 and 492 (individual studies) and all Undergraduate Research 197 courses meet this requirement.  The following courses also satisfy this requirement: American Studies 470, 485, Anthropology 480, Biology 424, Chemistry 493, Classics 485, Communication 481, Computer Science 391, 430, Economics 490, Education 303, 351, 440, English 314, 380, 399, Environmental Science 481, Geography 360E, 365, 485, Historic Preservation 467, 470, History 485, 486, Honors 201, Interdisciplinary 350M, Music Theory 490, Philosophy 485, Psychology 322, Psychology 350, Religion 401, Sociology 364, Spanish 301, Theatre 390, 482, and Women and Gender Studies 485. Internships (499) that have a final project/paper that is to be evaluated by the sponsoring faculty member will also meet this requirement. The “community service option” offered by a number of departments also fulfills this requirement (see the following sections of this Catalog for details: Biology, Psychology, and Spanish).  The Chemistry Department’s summer research experience also fulfills this requirement (see the Chemistry section of this Catalog). A qualifying and approved study abroad experience may also be used to satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement. Contact the Center for International Education in Lee Hall for details about how to secure the required pre-approval to meet this required via a study abroad experience/project. Note: the same study abroad experience may not be used to satisfy both the Experiential Learning and Global Inquiry requirements.

Speaking Intensive (SI)

Two courses designated speaking intensive (SI).

SI courses are indicated in the online schedule of courses. The course must be designated as SI in the semester in which it is taken in order to satisfy the requirement. Some sections of a particular course may be designated as SI while others are not; students should be aware of this fact when selecting courses for their schedule.

Writing Intensive (WI)

Four courses designated writing intensive (WI).

WI courses are indicated in the online schedule of courses. The course must be designated as WI in the semester in which it is taken in order to satisfy the requirement. Some sections of a particular course may be designated as WI while others are not; students should be aware of this fact when selecting courses for their schedule.