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General Education Courses

Listing of all General Education Courses

The following list comprises a complete listing of courses meeting specific General Education requirements within SUNY’s specified skill and knowledge areas.  SUNY ESF, as a specialized doctoral granting institution, holds an exemption from meeting the SUNY-wide requirement for a foreign language, and none are listed below.

Mathematics

Course Credits
APM 103 Applied College Algebra and Trigonometry 3
APM 104 College Algebra and Precalculus 3
APM 105 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I 4
APM 106 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications II 4
APM 115 Essential Calculus 4
APM 205 Calculus I for Science and Engineering 4
APM 206 Calculus for Science and Engineering II 4
APM 391 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
MAT 112 Algebraic Operations and Functions 3
MAT 117 Foundational Mathematics via Problem Solving I 3
MAT 118 Foundational Mathematics via Problem Solving II 3
MAT 121 Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts I 4
MAT 122 Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts I 4
MAT 194 Precalculus 4
MAT 295 Calculus I 4
MAT 296 Calculus II 4

Natural Sciences

Course Credits
EAR 101 Dynamic Earth 4
EFB 101 General Biology I: Organismal Biology and Ecology 3
EFB 102 General Biology I Laboratory 1
EFB 103 General Biology II: Cell Biology and Genetics 3
EFB 104 General Biology II Laboratory 1
EFB 120 The Global Environment and the Evolution of Human Society 3
EFB 320 General Ecology 4
FCH 110 Survey of Chemical Principles 3
FCH 150 General Chemistry I 3
FCH 151 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1
FCH 152 General Chemistry II 3
FCH 153 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
FCH 210 Elements of Organic Chemistry 4
FCH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3
FCH 222 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
FCH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3
FCH 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
FOR 232 Natural Resources Ecology 3
PHY 211 General Physics I 3
PHY 212 General Physics II 3
PHY 221 General Physics I Laboratory 1
PHY 222 General Physics II Laboratory 1
SRE 225 Physics of Energy 3

Social Sciences

Course Credits
EFB 120 The Global Environment and the Evolution of Human Society 3
EST 221 Introduction to American Government 3
EST 366 Attitudes, Values and the Environment 3
EST 390 Social Processes and the Environment 3
EST 203 Introduction to Sociology 3
FOR 207 Introduction to Economics 3
GEO 103 America and the Global Environment 3
MAX 132 Global Community 3
PAF 101 An Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy 3
PSC 123 Comparative Government and Politics 3
PSC 124 International Relations 3
PSC 125 Political Theory 3
PSY 205 Foundations of Human Behavior 3
SOC 248 Ethnic Inequalities and Intergroup Relations 3
SOC 281 Sociology of Families 3

American History

For all students:

Course Credits
EST 201 US History Reconstruction to the Present 3
EST 202 American History: From Discovery to Civil War 3
FOR 204 Natural Resources in American History 3
HST 101 American History to 1865 3
HST 102 American History Since 1865 3

For students scoring above 84 on the U.S. History Regents examination:

Course Credits
EST 361 History of the American Environmental Movement 3

Western Civilization

Course Credits
FOR 203 Western Civilization and the Environment 3
HOA 105 Arts and Ideas I 3
HOA 106 Arts and Ideas II 3
HST 111 Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815 3
HST 210 The Ancient World 3
HST 211 Medieval and Renaissance Europe 3
HST 212 Religion in Medieval and Reformation Europe 3
LIT 203 Greek and Roman Epic in English Translation 3
LIT 211 Greek and Roman Drama in English Translation 3
LSA 205 Art, Culture and Landscape I 3
LSA 206 Art, Culture and Landscape II 3
LSA 305 History of Landscape Architecture I 3
PSC 125 Political Theory 3
REL 114
OR
JSP 114
The Bible

The Bible
3

3
REL 205 Ancient Greek Religion 3
REL 206 Greco-Roman Religion 3
REL 215
OR
JSP 215
The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible
3

3

Other World Civilizations

Course Credits
AAS 241 African Religions: An Introduction 3
ANT 121 Peoples and Cultures of the World 3
ANT 185 Global Encounters:Comparing World Views & Values Cross-Culturally 3
ANT 324
OR
SAS 324
OR
WGS 324
Modern South Asian Cultures

Modern South Asian Cultures

Modern South Asian Cultures
3

3

3
ANT 326 Africa Through the Novel 3
EFB 217 Peoples, Plagues, and Pests 3
EFB 305 Indigenous Issues and the Environment 3
EST 140 Introduction to Native Peoples, Lands & Cultures 3
EST 200 Cultural Ecology 3
GEO 272 World Cultures 3
HST 320 Traditional China 3
HST 321 Modern China 3
PSE 201 The Art and Early History of Papermaking 3
REL 101 Religions of the World 3
REL 185
OR
SAS 185
Hinduism

Hinduism
3

3
REL 186
OR
SAS 186
Buddhism

Buddhism
3

3

Humanities

Course Credits
AAS 231 African American Literature to 1900: An Introduction 3
AAS 235 African American Drama 3
ENG 245    
ENG 107 Living Writers 3
ENG 151 Interpretation of Poetry 3
ENG 153 Interpretation of Fiction 3
ENG 192 Gender and Literary Texts 3
EWP 290 Research Writing and Humanities 3
LIN 201 The Nature and Study of Language 3
LIT 203 Greek and Roman Epic in English Translation 3
PHI 107 Theories of Knowledge and Reality 3
PHI 111 Plato’s Republic 3
REL 135 Judaism 3
REL 156 Christianity 3
REL 217 The New Testament 3
REL 231 Judaic Literature 3
REL 252 Religious Ethics and Social Issues 3

The Arts

Course Credits
APH 261 Art Photography, Introduction 3
ENG 215 Introductory Poetry Workshop 3
ENG 217 Introductory Fiction Workshop 3
EWP 350 Eco-Cinema: Perspectives & Practices 3
HOA 105 Arts and Ideas I 3
HOA 106 Arts and Ideas II 3
HOA 201 Masterpieces of Art 3
HOA 276 Visual Arts in North America 3
HOA 377 Nineteenth-Century American Art 3
HOM 125 Introductory Music Theory 3
HOM 165 Understanding Music I 3
HOM 166 Understanding Music II 3
LSA 182 Drawing Studio 3
LSA 205 Art, Culture and Landscape I 3
LSA 206 Art, Culture and Landscape II 3
PSE 201 The Art and Early History of Papermaking 3

Basic Communication

Course Credits
EWP 190 Writing and the Environment 3

 

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning*

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
APM 103 Applied Algebra & Trigonometry   3
APM 104 College Algebra & PreCalculus   3
APM 105 Survey Of Calc & Appl I   4
APM 106 Survey Of Calc & Appl II   4
APM 115 Essential Calculus   4
APM 205 Calculus I:Science & Engr   4
APM 391 Intro/Probability&Stats   3
MAT 112      
MAT 117 Found.Math Via Prb.Solving I   0 - 8
MAT 118 Found.Math Via Prb.Solving II   0 - 8
MAT 121 Prob.& Stats for Lib.Arts I   0 - 8
MAT 122 Prob.& Stats for Lib.Arts II   0 - 8
MAT 194 Precalculus   0 - 8
MAT 295 Calculus I   0 - 8
MAT 296 Calculus II   0 - 8

 

Natural Sciences and Scientific Reasoning*

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
EFB 100 Survey of Biology   4
EFB 101 Gen Bio I:Organismal Bio&Ecol   3
EFB 102 General Biology I Laboratory   1
EFB 103 Gen Bio II:Cell Bio & Genetics   3
EFB 104 General Biology II Laboratory   1
EFB 120 The Global Envirnmnt & Society   3
EFB 320 General Ecology   4
FCH 110 Survey of Chemical Principles   3
FCH 150 General Chemistry I   3
FCH 151 General Chemistry I Lab   1
FCH 152 General Chemistry II   3
FCH 153 General Chemistry II Lab   1
FCH 210 Elements Of Organic Chem   4
FCH 221 Organic Chemistry 1   3
FCH 222 Organic Chemistry Lab 1   1
FCH 223 Organic Chemistry II   3
FCH 224 Organic Chemistry Lab II   1
FOR 110 Environmental Physics   3
FOR 232 Natural Resources Ecology   3
PHY 211 General Physics I   0 - 8
PHY 221 General Physics I Laboratory   0 - 8
PHY 222 General Physics II Laboratory   0 - 8
SRE 225 Physics of Energy   3

Social Sciences

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
EFB 120 The Global Envirnmnt & Society   3
EST 203 Introduction To Sociology   3
EST 221 Intro/American Government   3
EST 366 Attitudes,Values & Envrn   3
EST 390 Social Processes & Envrn   3
FOR 207 Introduction To Economics   3
GEO 103 Environment and Society   0 - 8
MAX 132 Global Community   0 - 8
PST 101 Intro to Analysis Pub Pol   0 - 8
PSC 123 Comparative Gov't & Politics   0 - 8
PSC 124 International Relations   0 - 8
PSC 125 Political Theory   0 - 8
PSY 205 Foundatns Human Behavior   0 - 8
SOC 248 Racial and Ethnic Inequalities   0 - 8
SOC 281 Sociology of Families   0 - 8

 

US History and Civic Engagement

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
EHS 150 US History & Envirnmntl Health   3
EST 201 Am Hist:Recnstructn to Present   3
EST 202 Am Hist:Discovery to Civil War   3
EST 361 History/Am Envrn Movement   3
HST 101 American History to 1865   0 - 8
HST 102 Amer. History Since 1865   0 - 8

 

World History and Global Awareness

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
AAS 241      
ANT 121 Peoples&Cultures of World   0 - 8
ANT 185 Global Encounters   0 - 8
ANT 324      
ANT 326 Africa Through the Novel   0 - 8
EFB 217 Peoples, Plagues and Pests   3
EFB 305 Indigenous Issues&the Envrnmnt   3
EST 140 Int/Native People,Land,Cult   3
EST 200 Cultural Ecology   3
EST 204 Diversity&Knowledge of the Env   3
GEO 272 World Cultures   0 - 8
HOA 105 Arts & Ideas I   0 - 8
HOA 106 Arts & Ideas II   0 - 8
HST 111 Early Mod Eur:1350-1815   0 - 8
HST 210 The Ancient World   0 - 8
HST 211 Medieval Renaiss Europe   0 - 8
HST 320 Traditional China   0 - 8
HST 321 Modern China   0 - 8
JSP 114 Bible in History/Culture/Relig   0 - 8
JSP 215      
LIT 203      
LIT 211 Ancient Greek Drama   0 - 8
LSA 205 Art,Culture&Landscape I   3
LSA 206 Art,Culture&Landscape II   3
LSA 305 History/Landscape Arch I   3
PSC 125 Political Theory   0 - 8
PSE 201 Art &Early History/Papermaking   3
REL 101 Religions of the World   0 - 8
REL 114 Bible in History/Culture/Relig   0 - 8
REL 185 Hinduism   0 - 8
REL 186 Buddhism   0 - 8
REL 205 Ancient Greek Religion   0 - 8
REL 206 Greco-Roman Religion   0 - 8
REL 215      
SAS 324
OR
WGS 324
Mdrn So. Asian Cultures

  0 - 8

Diversity: Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice*

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
EST 135 Intro to Climate Justice   3
EST 140 Int/Native People,Land,Cult   3
EST 204 Diversity&Knowledge of the Env   3
EST 205 Identity, Culture, & the Env   3
LSA 212 Place/Culture/Design   3

Humanities

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
AAS 231 African Amer Lit to 1900:Intro   0 - 8
AAS 235      
ENG 107 Living Writers   0 - 8
ENG 151 Interpretation of Poetry   0 - 8
ENG 153 Interpretation of Fiction   0 - 8
ENG 192 Gender & Literary Texts   0 - 8
EWP 290 Research Writing & Humanities   3
LIN 201 Nature&Study of Language   0 - 8
LIT 203      
PHI 107 Theories/Knowldge&Reality   0 - 8
PHI 111      
REL 135 Judaism   0 - 8
REL 156 Christianity   0 - 8
REL 217      
REL 231      
REL 252      

 

The Arts

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
APH 261 Art Photography, Introduction   0 - 8
ENG 215 Introductory Poetry Workshop   0 - 8
ENG 217 Introductory Fiction Workshop   0 - 8
EWP 350 Eco-Cinema:Perspct&Pract   3
HOA 105 Arts & Ideas I   0 - 8
HOA 106 Arts & Ideas II   0 - 8
HOA 201 Masterpieces of Art   0 - 8
HOA 377      
HOM 125 Introductory Music Theory   0 - 8
HOM 165 Understanding Music I   0 - 8
LSA 182 Drawing Studio   3
LSA 201 Landscape Representation I   3
LSA 205 Art,Culture&Landscape I   3
LSA 206 Art,Culture&Landscape II   3
LSA 220 Intro/Landscape Architect   3
LSA 222 Photogrphy, Envirnmnt, & You   3
MTC 125 Introductory Music Theory   0 - 8
PSE 201 Art &Early History/Papermaking   3

 

Communication (written and oral)*

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
EWP 190 Writing And The Envrnment ** see note 3
EWP 220 Public Presentation Skills + see note 2 - 3

*Denotes required category

**Fulfills both written and oral communication 

+Fulfills oral communciation only