Degree Completion General Education Requirements—School of Education Programs

These requirements are only for those students enrolled in the George Fox Elementary Education degree completion program under the School of Education (the Department of Professional Studies general education requirements can be found here). For traditional undergraduate students, please see the general education requirements posted in that section of the catalog.

Most students will complete all, or nearly all, of the below requirements prior to program admission and enrollment in the major cohort classes. Students should confer with an Enrollment Counselor.

All requirements are expressed in Semester Credits.

Bible and Religion (3 credits)

This requirement is met by ELED 423 Christian Faith and Thought. Students desiring to take an additional Bible course may do so as part of the humanities requirement or electives.

Communication (6 credits)

The communications area is required to ensure that students write and speak effectively and professionally. Students must take at least one college-level writing class as part of this requirement (MGOL 260 Personal and Professional Assessment can meet this requirement and can also facilitate the completion of Prior Learning Assessment credits). The remainder may be completed with Speech, Interpersonal, or Business Communication courses.

Health and Human Performance (2 credits)

Health, Wellness, or Physical activity courses will complete this requirement. A college First Aid course will also contribute to this category.

Humanities (12 credits)

Students must take a total of 12 credits from the following areas: fine arts (including music and theater), history, literature, cultural studies, foreign language (second year or higher only), philosophy, religion, and Bible.

  1. Fine Arts (2-3 credits)

    ARTS 216 Art History Survey to 1450 (3)
    ARTS 217 Art History Survey from 1450 (3)
    MUSI 105 Music Appreciation (2)
    MUSI 120 The World of Music (2)

  2. History (6 credits)

    Students must select one of the following courses:
    HIST 110 Western Civilization to 1648 (3)
    HIST 120 Western Civilization from 1648 (3)

    Students must select one of the following courses:
    HIST 151 United States to 1865 (3)
    HIST 152 United States from 1865 (3)

  3. Literature (3 credits)

    LITR 100 Introduction to Literature (3)
    LITR 220 Great American Writers (3)
    LITR 238 Contemporary World Literature (3)
    LITR 240 Understanding Drama (3)
    LITR 270 Great British Writers (3)
    LITR 326 American Literature to 1865 (3)
    LITR 327 American Literature, 1865-1914 (3)
    LITR 328 American Literature, 1914-Present (3)
    LITR 340 Poetry (3)
    LITR 376 British Literature to 1660 (3)
    LITR 377 British Literature, 1660-1830 (3)
    LITR 378 British Literature, 1830-Present (3)

Natural Sciences (6 credits)

Lab science is required. Courses must come from at least two different disciplines: biology, chemistry, environmental science, or physics.

Mathematics (6-8 credits)

MATH 211 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I (4)
MATH 212 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II (4)

Social Science (6 credits)

  1. Psychology (2-3 hours)

    PSYC 150 General Psychology (3)

  2. General Social Science (2-3 hours)

    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    PSCI 150 Introduction to Political Science (3)
    PSCI 190 American Government (3)
    SOCI 150 Principles of Sociology (3)

Globalization (2-3 credits)

GEOG 200 Cultural Geography and Global Relationships (3)

General Education Course Descriptions (from Traditional Undergraduate Catalog)
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