General Education Course Offerings

The following General Education courses are scheduled to be offered during the Fall 2019 semester.

Other Semesters Available:

Fall 2019 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 2019 semester. The list is accurate as of August 24, 2019, 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 August 24, 2019.

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)

ARTH 256. Contemporary Art Practices
DANCE 150. Introduction to Dance (WC)
DRAM 1. Introduction to Drama and Theatre
DRAM 100. Introduction to Acting
DRAM 111. Introduction to Theater Design
FREN 250W. French and Francophone Film and Media (ET)
HNRS 125. The Arts in New York City
MEDST 144. History of the Cinema II: 1930 to 1970
MEDST 240. Styles of Cinema
MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music (ET)

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)
DANCE 151. Dance and Culture: Dancing Values
ENGL 153W. Introduction to the Bible (WC, PI)
ITAL 45W. Italian 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. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (ET)
PHIL 140. History of Ancient Philosophy (ET, PI)
PSCI 105. Political Theory (ET)
SOC 103. Sociology of American Life (US)
SOC 222. Social Welfare as a Social Institution (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 16. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Moving Continents
GEOL 25. Natural Resources and the Environment
HNRS 225. Science and Technology in New York City (US)
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: Physiology and Cell Biology
BIOL 106. General Biology: Life-forms and Ecosystems
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 151/151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (ET)
ENGL 152/152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (US)
ENGL 161. Introduction to Narrative
ENGL 162/162W. Literature and Place
ENGL 165W. Introduction to Poetry
FREN 41/41W. French and Francophone Literatures 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

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. Social and Cultural History (US)
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 210. American State and Local Government (US)
PSCI 234. Contemporary Western Europe (ET)
PSCI 238. Contemporary Asia (WC)
SOC 101. General Introduction to Sociology
SOC 211. Ethnic and Racial Relations (US)
SOC 215. Sociology of Education (US)
URBST 101. Urban Issues: Poverty and Affluence (US)
URBST 103. Urban Diversity (US)
URBST 105. Urban Politics (US)
URBST 107. Immigrant Communities in Queens (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 152/152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL)
ENGL 352. American Novel to 1918
ENGL 354. African American Literature I
ENGL 355. African American Literature II
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. Social and Cultural History (SS)
HIST 259. The American Revolution and the Foundation of the Republic, 1763-1800
HIST 265. The United States, 1920-1945: Prosperity and Depression, New Deal, and World War II
HIST 270. History of Women in the United States, Colonial to 1880
HIST 277. Afro-American History I
HIST 285. History of the City of New York
HIST 299. The Vietnam War and America
HNRS 225. Science and Technology in New York City (NS)
LCD 103. Multilingualism in the United States (CV)
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government (SS)
PSCI 101. Introduction to Political Science (SS)
PSCI 210. American State and Local Government (SS)
PSCI 211. Urban Politics
PSCI 212. The American Presidency
PSCI 228. American Politics and Film
PSCI 281. Constitutional Law I: The American Federal Scheme
PSCI 381W. Seminar in American Politics
SOC 103. Sociology of American Life (CV)
SOC 211. Ethnic and Racial Relations (SS)
SOC 215. Sociology of Education (SS)
SOC 222. Social Welfare as a Social Institution (CV)
URBST 101. Urban Issues: Poverty and Affluence (SS)
URBST 103. Urban Diversity (SS)
URBST 105. Urban Politics (SS)
URBST 107. Immigrant Communities in Queens (SS)
URBST 132. Health Services and Policy
URBST 207. Development of the American City
URBST 210. Urban Social Movements
URBST 221. Making Public Policy
URBST 223. Introduction to Public Administration
URBST 235. Urban Epidemics: TB to Aids
URBST 240. Labor Unions and Industrial Relations
URBST 244. Human Resource Management
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
CLAS 150. Greek and Latin Classics in Translation (RL, PI)
ENGL 151/151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL)
ENGL 312. Medieval Literature, 1100-1500
ENGL 332. Shakespeare I
ENGL 341. Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century
ENGL 366. Introduction to Irish Literature
FREN 41/41W. French and Francophone Literatures in Translation (RL)
FREN 250W. French and Francophone Film and Media (AP)
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 107. History of England to 1603 (PI)
HIST 217. The French Revolution
HIST 222. Europe Since 1945
HIST 236. Germany from 1870 to the Present
HIST 251. The Jews in Medieval Christendom
HIST 302. Studies in European Intellectual History
ITAL 41W. Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation (RL)
ITAL 45W. Italian Civilization (CV)
MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music (AP)
PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy (CV)
PHIL 104/104H. Introduction to Ethics (CV)
PHIL 116. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (CV)
PHIL 140. History of Ancient Philosophy (CV, PI)
PHIL 144. History of Modern Philosophy II: Kant to Nietzsche
PHIL 146. History of Contemporary Philosophy II: The Analytic Tradition
PSCI 105. Political Theory (CV)
PSCI 234. Contemporary Western Europe (SS)
PSCI 270. Democracy
RUSS 155/155W. Keys to Russian Literature (RL)

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 114. Survey of Asian Art
ARTH 254W. Twentieth-Century 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 379. VT: Transnational/ Postcolonial/Global Literature
HEBRW 150. Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation (RL)
HIST 105. History of Latin America to 1825 (PI)
HIST 111. History of Africa (PI)
HIST 112. Introduction to East Asian History (PI)
HIST 140. China to 1500 (PI)
HIST 144. Ancient India (PI)
HIST 147. The Modern Middle East: 1789-1923
HIST 148. Islamic Civilization: 600-1517 (PI)
HIST 149. Islamic Civilization: 1517-Present
HIST 160. Global History: World (SS)
MES 160. Classical Islamic Literature and Civilization (RL, PI)
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics (SS)
PSCI 104. International Politics (SS)
PSCI 230. Politics of Development
PSCI 233. Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 238. Contemporary Asia (SS)
PSCI 239. Politics of Latin America
PSCI 240. Contemporary Middle East
PSCI 254. The Politics of the International Economy
PSCI 259. Latin America 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 211. Early Christian and Byzantine Art
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)
FNES 157. Fashion History Origins through the 19th Century
HIST 101. Early Modern Europe, 1500-1815 (SS, ET)
HIST 103. American History, 1607-1865 (SS, US)
HIST 105. History of Latin America to 1825 (WC)
HIST 107. History of England to 1603 (ET)
HIST 111. History of Africa (WC)
HIST 112. Introduction to East Asian History (WC)
HIST 114. History of the Jewish People I
HIST 140. China to 1500 (WC)
HIST 144. Ancient India (WC)
HIST 148. Islamic Civilization: 600-1517 (WC)
HIST 206. From Alexander to Caesar
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