General Education

General Education Courses

Course descriptions can be found in the MTSU Undergraduate Catalog here.

Gen Ed Upper Division Form Template


There are 3 required courses: 3 hours in Oral Presentational Communication and 6 hours in English Composition

COMM 2200 Fundamentals of Communication
ENGL 1010 Expository Writing
ENGL  1020 Research & Argumentative Writing

HISTORY (6 hours)

HIST 2010 Survey of US History I
HIST 2020 Survey of US History II
HIST 2030 Tennessee History

HUMANITIES and/or FINE ARTS (9 hours)
One course must be in Literature; in order to insure breadth of knowledge, the two other courses selected must be with different rubric prefixes.

ANTH 2210 Introduction to World Prehistory
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
ART 1920 Survey of Western Art I
DANC 1000 Dance Appreciation
ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture
ENGL 2030 The Experience of Literature
HIST 1010 Survey Western Civilization I
HIST 1020 Survey Western Civilization II
HIST 1110 Survey World Civilization I
HIST 1120 Survey World Civilization II
HUM 2610 Foreign Literature in Translation
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
THEA 1030 Theatre Appreciation

A 4 hour course would be 3 hours General Education and 1 hour toward degree requirements

MATH 1010 Mathematics for General Studies
MATH 1530 Applied Statistics
MATH 1630 College Mathematics for Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
MATH 1710 College Algebra
MATH 1720 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1730 Pre-Calculus
MATH 1810 Applied Calculus I
MATH 1910 Calculus I

3 hour class/1 hour lab
Two different non-sequential courses must be selected for natural-science credit and must be with different rubric prefixes; at most only the first semester of any two-semester discipline-specific sequence may count for General Education natural-science credit.

ASTR 1030/1031 Exploring the Universe
BIOL 1030/1031 Exploring Life
BIOL 1110/1111 General Biology
BIOL 2010/2011 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020/2021 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1010/1011 Introductory General Chemistry
CHEM 1030/1031 Chemistry for Consumers
CHEM 1110/1111 General Chemistry I
GEOL 1030/1031 Introduction to Earth Science
GEOL 1040/1041 Physical Geology
PHYS 1110 Discovering Physics
PHYS 2010/2011 Non-Calculus-Based Physics I
PHYS 2110/2111 Calculus-Based Physics I
PSCI 1030/1031 Topics in Physical Science
PSCI 1130/1131 Comtemporary Issues in Science

The two courses selected must be with different rubric prefixes.

AAS 2100 Introduction to African-American Studies
ANTH 2010 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 2410 Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
GEOG 2000 Introduction to Regional Geography
GS 2010 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences
HLTH 1530/1531 Health and Wellness
JOUR/EMC/RI 1020 American Media and Social Institutions
PS                       1005            Introduction to American Politics (prev. Amer. Govt. & Politics)
PS 1010 Introduction to Global Politics (prev. Foundations of Govt.)
RS 2030 Religion and Society
PSY 1410 General Psychology
SOC 1010 Introductory Sociology
SOC 2010 Social Problems
WGST 2100 Introduction to Women's Studies