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    Ohio University
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

General Education Requirements


 

Ohio University believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include the following:

  • The ability to communicate effectively through the written word and the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning.
  • Broad knowledge of the major fields of learning.
  • A capacity for evaluation and synthesis.

To help you meet these objectives, Ohio University has instituted a three–tiered General Education requirement that all baccalaureate degree students (except those in Honors Tutorial College) must fulfill. Tier I course requirements build your quantitative and English composition skills; Tier II course requirements increase your breadth of knowledge; and the Tier III course requirement develops your ability to interrelate, synthesize, and integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines.

Tier I Requirements

Quantitative Skills. You must demonstrate or acquire an acceptable level of quantitative skills to satisfy graduation requirements. The University uses your ACT or SAT (see chart below) math score to determine your skill level for placement or exemption unless the Tier I quantitative skills requirement has been satisfied by transfer or advanced placement credit. Students in some majors are required to have a math placement regardless of transfer or advanced placement credit in order to meet requisite requirements. The choice of the course in which you should enroll, if any, depends on your major, catalog of entry, and math placement, and it should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Students without ACT scores, SAT scores, advanced placement, or a transferable math course must take an online math placement test. Direct questions to the placement testing coordinator, University College, 740.593.1935. Regional campus students should contact their student services offices.

Math Placement Level

Minimum ACT Math Score needed

Minimum SAT Math Score needed

DV

0

0

PL1

20

480

PL2

24

560

PL3

30

680

To enroll in any MATH or other quantitative skills course, you must either place at the specific level required for that course or satisfy the appropriate requisites.

Placement levels are:

DV (Developmental): Placement at this level indicates inadequate preparation to enroll in a Tier I quantitative skills course. You must complete MATH D005  before enrolling in a Tier I quantitative skills course.

PL1 (Placement Level 1): Placement at this level indicates preparation for any of the following Tier I–fulfilling courses: MATH 1090 , 1101 , 1102  (early childhood education majors only), 1200 , 1250 , 1260 , 1321 , PHIL 1200 , PSY 1110 .

Note: Students who need MATH 1350  (Survey of Calculus) should enroll first in MATH 1200  and then take MATH 1350 . Students who need MATH 2301  should begin with MATH 1350  (B or better) or 1300  (C or better) or 1322  (C or better) and then MATH 2301 .

PL2 (Placement Level 2): Placement at this level indicates preparation for Level 1 courses as well as these additional Tier I–fulfilling courses: MATH 1300 , 1322 , 1350 , 2500 , PSY 2110 .

Note: MATH 1300  is the requisite course for MATH 2301 . MATH 1300  is not recommended unless you plan on enrolling in MATH 2301 . Students cannot earn credit for both MATH 1350  and 2301  .

PL3 (Placement Level 3): Placement at this level demonstrates quantitative skill competence sufficient to fulfill the Tier I quantitative skills requirement. If your major requires that you enroll in a quantitative skills course, placement at Level 3 indicates preparation for MATH 2301  and any course in Level 1 or 2. A Level 3 placement does not guarantee a waiver of college or major requirements in mathematics. Contact your college student services office to see if a college waiver is in effect for your major.

English Composition. A first–year composition course and an advanced junior–level composition course are required. Either ENG 1510  or 1610  (for non-native English speakers only) will satisfy the University’s General Education first–year writing requirement (1E).

You can complete the university’s junior-level composition requirement by passing an approved junior composition (J) course, by passing two junior composition equivalency (JE) courses within your program of study, or by passing one JE course within your program of study and one JE course outside your program of study, as approved by your department/school. You may use two JE courses outside your program of study, providing both courses are approved by your departments/school. You may also demonstrate advanced writing proficiency by passing the junior–level exemption exam.

The following courses fulfill the junior–level composition requirement and are marked in this catalog with the designation (1J) as the general education code:

Art: ART 3000J 

Aviation: AVN 3250J 

Chemical Engineering: CHE 2010 , 4110 

Classics and World Religions: CLWR 3850J 

Communication Studies: COMS 3400 , 3500 , 3600 

Economics: ECON 3100J 

Education - Early Childhood: EDEC 4200 

Education - Honors Program: EDHP 3930J 

English:ENG 3060J , 3070J , 3080J , 3090J , 3100J , 3840J 

Engineering and Technology: ET 3800J 

Engineering Technology and Management: ETM 3700J 

Environmental and Plant Biology: PBIO 4180J , 4181J 

Film: FILM 3440J 

Honors College: HC 3000J 

History: HIST 3111J 

Health: HLTH 3400J 

Human and Consumer Sciences: CONS 3450J 

Industrial and Systems Engineering: ISE 2100 , 3340 

Interdisciplinary Arts: IART 3600J 

Journalism: JOUR 3310 3500 3630 3700 , 4410J 4650 4700 

Management: MGT 3100J , 4800J 

Mechanical Engineering: ME 3510 , 4880 

Modern Language: ML 3210J , 3270J 

Nursing, Baccalaureate Program: NRSE 3700J 

Philosophy: PHIL 3010J 

Political Science: POLS 3050J 

Professional Communication: PRCM 3250J 

Recreation: REC 3700J 

Science in Applied Management: SAM 3250J 

Sociology: SOC 3560J 

The following courses are eligible to help fulfill the junior-level composition requirement as JE courses and are marked in this catalog with the designation (1JE) as the general education code:

Chemical Engineering: CHE 2010 , 4110 

Communication Studies: COMS 3400 , 3500 , 3600 

Education - Early Childhood: EDEC 4200 

Industrial and Systems Engineering: ISE 2100 , 3340 

Journalism: JOUR 3310 , 3500 , 3630 , 3700 , 4650 , 4700 

Mechanical Engineering: ME 3510 , 4880 

If you are a transfer student, your requirements are determined by when you enroll and the number and type of credit hours transferred.

Tier II Requirements

You are required to complete a total of 21 credit hours from an approved list of courses in the following six distribution areas:

 
 
 
 
 
 

You are required to take at least two credit hours in each of the six areas and may satisfy no more than two of the required six areas with courses from the same department/school. You may satisfy no more than 8 of the 21 hours with courses from the same department/school.

You may apply no more than two approved Tier II courses in your major department/school or area of concentration (for B.S.S. students) toward partial fulfillment of the Tier II requirement.

Approved courses are marked in the Course Descriptions section with 2AS, 2CP, 2FA, 2HL, 2NS, or 2SS as the general education code. The following courses fulfill the Tier II breadth of knowledge requirement: 

Applied Science and Mathematics (2AS)

Biological Sciences: BIOS 2050 , 2200 , 2210 , 2215 , 2250 , 2350 

Chemistry and Biochemistry: CHEM 1010 

Computer Science: CS 2300 

Communication Sciences and Disorders: CSD 1080 

Electrical Engineering: EE 1014 

Environmental and Plant Biology: PBIO 1030 , 2140  , 3140 

Environmental Health: EH 2000 

Engineering and Technology: ET 2300 , 2800 

Engineering Technology and Management: ETM 1100 

Geography:GEOG 1400 , 2600 , 2680 

Geological Science: GEOL 1350 , 1700 , 2150 , 2310 

Health Sciences - Health: HLTH 2000 , 2020 

Industrial and Systems Engineering: ISE 1100 , 3040 

Information and Telecommunication Systems: ITS 1010 , 2010 

Mathematics: MATH 1350 , 2301 , 2301Y , 2302 , 2302Q ,

Nutrition: NUTR 1000 , 1100 

Physical Science: PSC 1350 

Cross-Cultural Perspectives (2CP)

Anthropology:ANTH 1010 , 2020 

Art History: AH 2130 , 3310 , 3400 

Classical Archeology: CLAR 1110 

Classics and World Religions: CLWR 3330 , 3340 , 3350 

Communication Studies: COMS 1100 

Dance: DANC 4550 

English: ENG 3310 , 3320 

Environmental and Plant Biology: PBIO 2170 

Foreign Languages and Literatures:

Arabic: ARAB 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Chinese: CHIN 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

French: FR 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

German: GER 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Greek: GK 1110 , 1120 

Hindi-Urdu: HIND 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Indonesian Malaysian: INDO 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Italian: ITAL 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Japanese: JPN 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Japanese Culture: JPC 2500 

Khmer: KHMR 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Kikuyu:KIKU 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Latin: LAT 1110 , 1120 

Malay: MALA 3110 , 3120 , 3930 

Portuguese: PORT 3110 , 3120 , 3180 , 3190 

Russian: RUS 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Somali: SOMA 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Spanish: SPAN 2110 , 2120 , 3349 

Sudanese: SUDN 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Swahili: SWAH 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Thai: THAI 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 , 3110 , 3120 

Twi: AKAN 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Vietnamese: VIET 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Wolof: WOL 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Zulu: ZULU 1110 , 1120 , 2110 , 2120 

Geography: GEOG 1310 

History: HIST 1320 , 1330 , 2460 , 3230 , 3231 3293 3410 , 3411 , 3450 , 3451 , 3452 , 3520 

Humanities: HUM 2170 

International Literature: Linguistics: ILL 3890 

International Studies: INST 1100 1114 , 1400 , 1600 

Media Arts and Studies: MDIA 3175 

Music: MUS 1210 

Political Science: POLS 4400 

Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development: RFPD 1100 

Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism: RHT 1200 

Fine Arts (2FA)

Art: ART 1100 , 1600 

Art History: AH 2110 , 2120 

Dance: DANC 1700 , 2700 , 2710 , 3550 , 4710 , 4711 , 4750 

Fine Arts: FAR 1500 

Film: FILM 2010 , 2020 

Interdisciplinary Arts: 1170 , 1180 

Music: MUS 1000 , 1200 , 1240 , 1250 

Theater: THAR 1130 , 1710 , 1720 , 1730 , 2710 , 2711 

Humanities and Literature (2HL)

African American Studies: AAS 1100 , 1500 , 2100 , 2110 , 2500 , 3500 

College of Arts and Sciences: CAS 1110 , 1120 

Classics and World Religions: CLWR 1810 , 2210 , 2220 , 3310 , 3320 

Communication Studies: COMS 1010 , 1030 

English: ENG 1600 , 2010 , 2020 

Film: FILM 2030 

Foreign Languages and Literatures:

Classics: CLAS 2300 , 2310 , 2340 , 2520 , 2530 , 2540 , 2550 

Greek: GK 2110 , 2120 

International Literature: Modern Languages: ILML 2901 , 2902 , 2903 , 2904 , 2905 , 2906 

Latin: LAT 2110 , 2120 

History: HIST 1210 , 1220 , 1221 

Humanities: HUM 2070 , 2080 

Jewish Studies: JS 1000 , 2100 

Modern Language: ML 2338 

Philosophy: PHIL 1010 , 1300 , 2160 , 2320 , 2400 , 2600 , 3100 , 3110 , 3120 , 3140 

Visual Communication: VICO 1000 

Women’s and Gender Studies: WGS 1000 

Natural Sciences (2NS)

Anthropology: ANTH 2010 

Astronomy: ASTR 1000 , 1001 , 1400 

Biology: BIOL 1010 

Biological Sciences: BIOS 1000 , 1030 , 1300 , 1310 , 1700 , 1705 , 1710 , 2010 , 2020 , 2030 , 2035 , 2060 , 2100 , 2750 

Chemistry and Biochemistry: CHEM 1210 , 1220 , 1510 , 1520 

Environmental and Plant Biology: PBIO 1000 , 1000L , 1090 , 1140 , 1150 1150Y 1150Z , 2090 

Geography: GEOG 1100 , 2020 

Geological Sciences: GEOL 1010 , 1200 , 1300 , 2080 , 2110 , 2210 , 2710 

Physics: PHYS 2001 , 2001Q  2002 2002Q , 2051 , 2051Q , 2052 , 2052Q  2301 

Physical Science: PSC 1000 , 1001 , 1010 , 1011 , 1050 , 1051 , 1310 , 1400 , 2050 

Social Sciences (2SS)

African American Studies: AAS 1010 , 2020 

Child and Family Studies: CFS 2700 , 2710 

Classical Archeology: CLAR 2110 , 2120 , 2130 

Communication Studies: COMS 3601 , 3602 3603 

Economics: ECON 1000 , 1030 , 1040 

Education - Early Childhood: EDEC 1600 

Geography: GEOG 1200 , 1300 

History: HIST 2000 , 2010 

Human and Consumer Science: CONS 2500 

Journalism: JOUR 1050 

Linguistics:LING 2700 

Media Arts and Studies: MDIA 1091 , 2012 , 2305 

Management: MGT 2000 

Political Science: POLS 1010 , 1500 2000 , 2300 2500 , 2700 , 4300 

Psychology: PSY 1010 

Recreation: REC 2010 

Sociology: SOC 1000 , 2000 

Social Work: SW 1000 

Tier III Requirement

You are required to complete at least three hours in Tier III or Tier III–equivalent course(s). At least two of the three hours must be taken at senior rank (90 hours). This catalog contains a complete list of Tier III and equivalent courses available by going to Course Descriptions  and placing T3 in the keyword or phrase search or by clicking here. Approved courses are marked in the Course Descriptions section with T3 as the general education code. You may fulfill this requirement by taking at least 3 hours in Tier III–equivalent course(s) in your major; you should see your major advisor for information as to whether your discipline offers such a course or courses.