General Education Course Offerings

The following General Education courses are scheduled to be offered during the Fall 2020 semester.

Other Semesters Available:

Fall 2020 Scheduled Perspectives (PLAS) Courses

Students who entered Queens College after the Fall 2009 semester but before the Fall 2013 semester follow the Perspectives in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS) curriculum.

The following courses satisfy Perspectives (PLAS) requirements and are scheduled to be offered during the Fall 2020 semester. The list is accurate as of January 22, 2020, but may change as additional courses are scheduled or if scheduled courses are canceled during the enrollment period.

Courses in italics had fewer than 10% open seats as of January 22, 2020.

Each course may be used to satisfy just one area requirement (AP, CV, NS, NS+L, RL, or SS), but some courses may also satisfy a context of experience requirement (US, ET, or WC), and/or an extended requirement (PI or AQR). Courses that can satisfy multiple requirements show the abbreviations of their other requirements in parentheses following the course title.

Some courses have co-requisites, which are listed in the course catalog. In those cases, both the course shown here and its co-requisite(s) must be completed in order to satisfy the listed requirement.

Appreciating and Participating in the Arts (AP)


Cultures and Values (CV)


Natural Science (NS)

FNES 163. General Nutrition

Natural Science with Lab (NS+L)


Reading Literature (RL)


Analyzing Social Structures (SS)


United States (US)


European Traditions (ET)


World Cultures (WC)


Pre-Industrial Society (PI)

FNES 157. Fashion History Origins through the 19th Century

Abstract or Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)