Presentation on theme: "Education Requirements Explanation of General Short Course in MU’s General Education Requirements “A genius is a talented person who does his homework.”"— Presentation transcript:
Short Course in MU’s General Education Requirements “A genius is a talented person who does his homework.” Thomas Edison Disclaimer: This Web-based tutorial should not be viewed as a complete description of all the precise requirements for Gen Ed. It does not replace the Catalog, Curriculum Guide, or DARS, but is intended to aid in understanding those sources.
G1 Block Arts & Humanities G2 Block Science & Mathematics G3 Block Social Sciences English Composition, Speech, & Wellness 1 Advanced Writing & 1 Perspectives Course 54 Credits Courses in Major & Other Required Courses 30 to 50+ Credits Your Major is Built on a Foundation of General Education Courses
ARTS & HUMANITIES G1 BLOCK Art Communications English Foreign Languages Humanities Music Philosophy Theater Pick 4 courses total, including 2 courses from 1 department (but no more than 2 courses from 1 dept. can count in this block!)
Science & Mathematics G2 Block Biology Chemistry Computer Science Earth Sciences Mathematics Nursing Physics Pick 4 courses total, including 2 courses from 1 department (but no more than 2 AND with the restrictions that follow!)
Physical/Life Science Requirement G2 Block Must take at least 2 courses from among these departments (including at least 1 lab): Biology Chemistry Earth science Physics
Mathematics Requirement G2 Block All students must take at least one approved math course Math 100 or higher (not including Math 101) Some majors (e.g., El Ed, OSEH, Biology, etc.) require one or more specific math courses. Math 101 (College Algebra) does not count in this block! Computer Science courses don’t count as math or a physical/life science
Social Sciences G3 Block African-Amer Studies Anthropology Business Economics Geography Gerontology History International Studies Political Science Psychology Sociology Social Work Women’s Studies Pick 4 courses total, including 2 courses from 1 department (but no more than 2 courses from 1 dept. can count in this block!)
Additional Gen Ed Requirements (G4) Fundamentals Composition (ENGL 110) Speech (COMM 100) A Perspectives (P) course A 2nd Perspectives course or other Gen Ed Elective 4 Writing Intensive (W) courses An Upper Level Writing (AW) course Wellness (WELL 175)
Now that we’ve enumerated the requirements, let’s review some general principles that guide the program and tools to help you along the way.
At MU Writing is Central to the Academic Process Gen Ed Writing Requirements: English Comp [ENGL 110] 4 Writing Intensive (W) Courses 1 Advanced Writing (AW) Course [ENGL 311, 312, 313, or 316]
General Education Rules of Thumb Courses must be approved for Gen Ed 2 courses in same dept. in each block 3 courses at 200 level or above 4 “W” courses Anywhere “AW” is NOT “W” Some courses can count twice (e.g., major required related and Gen Ed; 200-level G1 and W )
Other Sources of Help Adviser MU Web Sites DARS Degree Audit Reporting System Degree Audit Reporting System
An Administrator determined that neither faculty nor students were capable of understanding curriculum requirements. Only the Great DARS with the help of his disciple MAX, was able to decipher the general education curriculum and ultimately determine if and when you will ever graduate. A Long Time Ago, in a Universe (ity) Far, Far Away... A Long, Long Time Ago, in a Universe (ity) Far, Far Away... A Long Time Ago, in a Universe (ity) Far, Far Away... A Long, Long Time Ago, in a Universe (ity) Far, Far Away...
Work With Your Adviser To Select the Right Courses Your Adviser Wants to Help You Check Out His/Her Office Hours Set an Introductory Appointment See Adviser Before Registering Develop a 4 Year Plan
Fall (Fresh yr.) ENGL 110 ESCI 104/105 PSYC 100 HIST 106 MUSI 100 Fall (Soph. yr.) Consider W Courses Pre-Requisites Major/Minor Exploration Completion of G Blocks Spring (Fresh yr.) MATH 100 WELL 175 ENGL 230 COMM 100 BIOL 100 Spring (Soph. yr.) Consider W Courses Pre-Requisites Major/Minor Exploration Completion of G Blocks Begin a 4 Year Plan With Your Adviser [The example given above might represent the first two years of study for someone entering MU as an undecided major. Other sample plans are available for majors at Departmental Websites.]
Don’t Be Timid Your Adviser’s Job is to Advise! Course Advice Selection Exceptions Career Decisions Academic Policies Graduate School
But the ultimate responsibility lies with you Keep track of your progress with DARS and gold (GenEd), blue (major), and gray (minor) sheets http://muweb.millersville.edu/~forms/student/ Keep your records current – file forms promptly with Registrar for change of major, minor, transfer courses, etc. http://muweb.millersville.edu/~advisemt/ Keep in touch with your advisor Use all the support available to get the job done right!
If You Still Have Questions: See Your Adviser Visit or Call the Office of Academic Advisement (717-872-3257) “It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” James Thurber Springtime on Campus