General Education Course Offerings

The following General Education courses are scheduled to be offered during the Spring 2018 semester.

Other Semesters Available:

Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 semester. The list is accurate as of October 21, 2017, 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 October 21, 2017.

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.

Appreciating and Participating in the Arts (AP)

ARTH 110. Survey of Ancient Art (ET, PI)
ARTH 220. Renaissance Art and the Birth of Modernity (ET, PI)
ARTH 256. Contemporary Art Practices
DANCE 150. Introduction to Dance (WC)
DRAM 1. Introduction to Drama and Theatre
DRAM 100. Introduction to Acting
DRAM 101. Play and Performance: Introduction
DRAM 111. Introduction to Design for the Theater
MEDST 144. History of the Cinema II: 1930 to 1970
MEDST 240. Styles of Cinema
MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music (ET)
RUSS 244. Russian and East European Film and Media (ET)
SPAN 47. Hispanic Film in English Translation

Cultures and Values (CV)

ACCT 261. Business Law I (US)
AMST 110W. Introduction to American Society and Culture (US)
ANTH 104. Language, Culture, and Society (WC)
ENGL 153W. Introduction to the Bible (WC, PI)
FREN 45. French Civilization (ET)
LCD 103. Multilingualism in the United States (US)
PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy (ET)
PHIL 104/104H. Introduction to Ethics (ET)
PHIL 116/116W. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (ET)
PHIL 140. History of Ancient Philosophy (ET, PI)
PSCI 105. Introduction to Political Thought (ET)
SOC 103. American Life (US)

Natural Science (NS)

ANTH 102. Introduction to Human Evolution
ASTR 1. General Astronomy
BIOL 22. Introduction to Human Physiology
CSCI 100. Information and Intelligence
FNES 163. General Nutrition
GEOL 8. Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL 16. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Moving Continents
PHYS 5. Physics and the Future (WC)
PHYS 7. Introduction to the Physics of Musical Sounds
PSYCH 101. General Psychology

Natural Science with Lab (NS+L)

ASTR 2. General Astronomy with Laboratory
BIOL 11. Introduction to College Biology
BIOL 105. General Biology I
BIOL 106. General Biology II
CHEM 163. Chemistry in Modern Society
ENSCI 100. Our Planet in the 21st Century: Challenges to Humanity (US)
GEOL 101. Physical Geology
PHYS 103. Physics for Computer Science I
PHYS 204. Physics for Computer Science II

Reading Literature (RL)

CLAS 150. Greek and Latin Classics in Translation (ET, PI)
CMLIT 101H/101W. Global Literatures I (WC, PI)
CMLIT 102W. Global Literatures II (WC)
EAST 250. Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation (WC)
ENGL 151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (ET)
ENGL 152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (US)
ENGL 161/161W. Introduction to Narrative
ENGL 162W. Literature and Place
ENGL 165W. Introduction to Poetry
FREN 41/41W. Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation (ET)
GERM 41W. Masterpieces of German (ET)
GRKMD 41W. Modern Greek Literature in Translation (ET)
HEBRW 150. Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation (WC)
ITAL 41W. Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation (ET)
MES 160. Classical Islamic Literature and Civilization (WC, PI)
RUSS 155/155W. Keys to Russian Literature (ET)
SPAN 41. Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature in Translation
SPAN 60. Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States (US)

Analyzing Social Structures (SS)

ANTH 101. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (WC, PI)
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (WC, PI)
ECON 100. Economics and Society (US)
ECON 101. Introduction to Macroeconomics (US)
ECON 102. Introduction to Microeconomics (US)
HIST 101. Early Modern Europe, 1500-1815 (ET, PI)
HIST 102. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (ET)
HIST 103. American History, 1607-1865 (US, PI)
HIST 104. American History, 1865 to the Present (US)
HIST 160. Global History: World (WC)
HIST 163/163H. Social and Cultural History (US)
HIST 164. VT: Topics in European History (ET, PI)
HNRS 126W. The Peopling of New York (US)
HNRS 226. Shaping the Future of New York City (US)
HSS 200. Social Sciences and Society (ET)
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government (US)
PSCI 101. Introduction to Political Science (US)
PSCI 102. Current Political Controversies
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics (WC)
PSCI 104. International Politics (WC)
PSCI 234. Contemporary Western Europe (ET)
SOC 101. General Introduction to Sociology
SOC 211. Ethnic and Racial Relations (US)
SOC 212W. Sociological Analysis
SOC 215. Sociology of Education (US)
URBST 101. Urban Issues: Poverty and Affluence (US)
URBST 103. Urban Diversity (US)
URBST 105. Urban Politics (US)

United States (US)

ACCT 261. Business Law I (CV)
AMST 110W. Introduction to American Society and Culture (CV)
ECON 100. Economics and Society (SS)
ECON 101. Introduction to Macroeconomics (SS)
ECON 102. Introduction to Microeconomics (SS)
ENGL 152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL)
ENGL 354. African-American Literature I
ENSCI 100. Our Planet in the 21st Century: Challenges to Humanity (NS+L)
HIST 103. American History, 1607-1865 (SS, PI)
HIST 104. American History, 1865 to the Present (SS)
HIST 163/163H. Social and Cultural History (SS)
HIST 274. American Labor History from World War I to the Present
HIST 299. The Vietnam War and America
HIST 342. African-American Women’s History
HIST 348. History of the Borough of Queens
HNRS 126W. The Peopling of New York (SS)
HNRS 226. Shaping the Future of New York City (SS)
LCD 103. Multilingualism in the United States (CV)
PHIL 148. History of American Philosophy
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government (SS)
PSCI 101. Introduction to Political Science (SS)
PSCI 213. The Legislative Process in America
PSCI 217. Decision-Making in the White House
PSCI 226. Capitalism and Democracy
PSCI 228. American Politics and Film
PSCI 277. Black Political and Social Thought
PSCI 280. The Judicial Process
PSCI 282. Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
PSCI 294. Internship in Legislative Politics
PSCI 381W. Seminar in American Politics
SOC 103. American Life (CV)
SOC 211. Ethnic and Racial Relations (SS)
SOC 215. Sociology of Education (SS)
SPAN 60. Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States (RL)
URBST 101. Urban Issues: Poverty and Affluence (SS)
URBST 102. Making the City Work: Delivery of Public Services
URBST 103. Urban Diversity (SS)
URBST 105. Urban Politics (SS)
URBST 132. Health Services and Policy
URBST 202. Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
URBST 216. Immigration in Metropolitan New York
URBST 221. Making Public Policy
URBST 223. Introduction to Public Administration
URBST 225. Urban Criminal Justice System
URBST 228. Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice
URBST 245W. The Urban Economy
URBST 252. The Changing Urban Environment
URBST 257. Public Budgeting

European Traditions (ET)

ARTH 101. History of Western Art I
ARTH 102. History of Western Art II
ARTH 110. Survey of Ancient Art (AP, PI)
ARTH 111. Survey of Medieval Art
ARTH 207. Roman Art
ARTH 220. Renaissance Art and the Birth of Modernity (AP, PI)
ARTH 247. European Art, 1848-1900
CLAS 150. Greek and Latin Classics in Translation (RL, PI)
ENGL 151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL)
ENGL 310. VT: Studies in Non-Fiction Prose
ENGL 324. Victorian Poetry and Prose
ENGL 332. Shakespeare I
ENGL 344. The English Novel I
ENGL 365. Celtic Myth and Literature
FREN 41/41W. Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation (RL)
FREN 45. French Civilization (CV)
GERM 41W. Masterpieces of German (RL)
GRKMD 41W. Modern Greek Literature in Translation (RL)
HIST 101. Early Modern Europe, 1500-1815 (SS, PI)
HIST 102. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (SS)
HIST 110. Soviet Union
HIST 115. History of the Jewish People II (PI)
HIST 164. VT: Topics in European History (SS, PI)
HIST 211. History of Christianity
HIST 231. Ireland Since 1690
HSS 200. Social Sciences and Society (SS)
ITAL 41W. Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation (RL)
MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music (AP)
PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy (CV)
PHIL 104/104H. Introduction to Ethics (CV)
PHIL 116/116W. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (CV)
PHIL 140. History of Ancient Philosophy (CV, PI)
PHIL 143. History of Modern Philosophy I: Descartes to Hume
PHIL 271. Nietzsche
PSCI 105. Introduction to Political Thought (CV)
PSCI 234. Contemporary Western Europe (SS)
RUSS 155/155W. Keys to Russian Literature (RL)
RUSS 244. Russian and East European Film and Media (AP)

World Cultures (WC)

ANTH 101. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SS, PI)
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SS, PI)
ANTH 104. Language, Culture, and Society (CV)
ARTH 1. Introduction to Art
ARTH 113. Survey of Modern Art
ARTH 258. History of Photography
CMLIT 101H/101W. Global Literatures I (RL, PI)
CMLIT 102W. Global Literatures II (RL)
DANCE 150. Introduction to Dance (AP)
EAST 250. Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation (RL)
ENGL 153W. Introduction to the Bible (CV, PI)
ENGL 369. Asian-American Literature
ENGL 377. Modern South Asian Literature
HEBRW 150. Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation (RL)
HIST 106. History of Latin America, 1825 to the Present
HIST 111. History of Africa (PI)
HIST 145. Modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
HIST 149. Islamic Civilization: 1517-Present
HIST 160. Global History: World (SS)
MES 160. Classical Islamic Literature and Civilization (RL, PI)
PHYS 5. Physics and the Future (NS)
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics (SS)
PSCI 104. International Politics (SS)
PSCI 230. Politics of Development
PSCI 232. Comparative Political Economy
PSCI 254. The Politics of the International Economy
PSCI 258. Asia in World Politics
PSCI 260. The Middle East in World Politics

Pre-Industrial Society (PI)

ANTH 101. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SS, WC)
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SS, WC)
ARTH 110. Survey of Ancient Art (AP, ET)
ARTH 220. Renaissance Art and the Birth of Modernity (AP, ET)
CLAS 150. Greek and Latin Classics in Translation (RL, ET)
CMLIT 101H/101W. Global Literatures I (RL, WC)
ENGL 153W. Introduction to the Bible (CV, WC)
HIST 101. Early Modern Europe, 1500-1815 (SS, ET)
HIST 103. American History, 1607-1865 (SS, US)
HIST 111. History of Africa (WC)
HIST 114. History of the Jewish People I
HIST 115. History of the Jewish People II (ET)
HIST 164. VT: Topics in European History (SS, ET)
HIST 204. The Ancient Near East and Egypt
HIST 311. Jewish Society in Islamic Lands, 600-1500
MES 160. Classical Islamic Literature and Civilization (RL, WC)
MUSIC 246W. Music History I: Music from 1200 to 1650
PHIL 140. History of Ancient Philosophy (CV, ET)

Abstract or Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

None