General Education Course Offerings

The following General Education courses are scheduled to be offered during the Winter 2016 semester.

Other Semesters Available:

Winter 2016 Scheduled Pathways Courses

Students who entered Queens College in the Fall 2013 semester or later follow the Pathways curriculum.

The following courses satisfy Pathways requirements and are scheduled to be offered during the Winter 2016 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 requirement, but some courses appear in multiple areas. In those cases, you may choose to have the course satisfy any one of those areas. See an advisor in the Advising Center (Kiely 217) for more information on this option. Courses that are listed in multiple areas show the abbreviations of their other areas in parentheses following the course title.

Required Core: College Writing 1 (EC-1)

None

Required Core: College Writing 2 (EC-2)

MUSIC 121. Writing about Music

Required Core: Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (MQR)

None

Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences (LPS)

None

Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues (WCGI)

CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (LIT)
ENGL 157W. Great Works of Global Literatures in English (LIT)
HIST 102. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present
HIST 160. Global History: World
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics

Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity (USED)

HIST 104. American History, 1865 to the Present
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government
PSCI 102. Current Political Controversies

Flexible Core: Creative Expression (CE)

DANCE 150. Introduction to Dance
DRAM 100. Introduction to Acting
ENGL 165W. Introduction to Poetry (LIT)
MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music

Flexible Core: Individual and Society (IS)

ACCT 261. Business Law I
PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 116. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
SOC 101. General Introduction to Sociology

Flexible Core: Scientific World (SW)

ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SCI)
ASTR 1. General Astronomy (SCI)
FNES 163. General Nutrition (SCI)

College Option: Literature (LIT)

CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (WCGI)
CMLIT 102W. Global Literatures II
ENGL 151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors
ENGL 157W. Great Works of Global Literatures in English (WCGI)
ENGL 161W. Introduction to Narrative
ENGL 165W. Introduction to Poetry (CE)
RUSS 155. Keys to Russian Literature

College Option: Language (LANG)

ARAB 101. Elementary Arabic I
KOR 101. Elementary Korean I
SPAN 111. Elementary Spanish I

College Option: Science (SCI)

ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SW)
ASTR 1. General Astronomy (SW)
FNES 163. General Nutrition (SW)

College Option: Other (SYN)

Any LPS or Flexible Core course listed above, plus the following Synthesis courses.

None

Winter 2016 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 Winter 2016 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)

DANCE 150. Introduction to Dance (WC)
DRAM 100. Introduction to Acting
MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music (ET)

Cultures and Values (CV)

ACCT 261. Business Law I (US)
PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy (ET)
PHIL 116. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (ET)

Natural Science (NS)

ASTR 1. General Astronomy
FNES 163. General Nutrition

Natural Science with Lab (NS+L)

None

Reading Literature (RL)

CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (WC, PI)
CMLIT 102W. Global Literatures II (WC)
ENGL 151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (ET)
ENGL 161W. Introduction to Narrative
ENGL 165W. Introduction to Poetry
RUSS 155. Keys to Russian Literature (ET)

Analyzing Social Structures (SS)

ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (WC, PI)
HIST 102. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (ET)
HIST 104. American History, 1865 to the Present (US)
HIST 160. Global History: World (WC)
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government (US)
PSCI 102. Current Political Controversies
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics (WC)
SOC 101. General Introduction to Sociology

United States (US)

ACCT 261. Business Law I (CV)
HIST 104. American History, 1865 to the Present (SS)
HIST 271. History of Women in the United States, 1880 to the Present
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government (SS)
PSCI 218. Political Parties and Elections

European Traditions (ET)

ENGL 151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL)
HIST 102. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (SS)
MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music (AP)
PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy (CV)
PHIL 116. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (CV)
RUSS 155. Keys to Russian Literature (RL)

World Cultures (WC)

ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SS, PI)
CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (RL, PI)
CMLIT 102W. Global Literatures II (RL)
DANCE 150. Introduction to Dance (AP)
HIST 160. Global History: World (SS)
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics (SS)

Pre-Industrial Society (PI)

ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SS, WC)
CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (RL, WC)

Abstract or Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

None

Winter 2016 Scheduled Writing-Intensive (W) 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, and must complete three Writing-Intensive (W) courses in order to graduate. Perspectives students may elect to take a Pathways EC-2 (College Writing 2) course as one of their three W courses.

Students who entered Queens College in the Fall 2013 semester or later follow the Pathways curriculum, and must complete two W courses in order to graduate.

To avoid the need to take extra courses, students should plan their course of study at Queens in a way that maximizes the overlap between W courses and courses taken to complete the requirements for their Major or other General Education requirements. Students who transfer from institutions that do not indicate writing-intensive courses on the transcript should make sure they receive credit for having completed the proper number of W courses. Contact the Advising Center (Kiely 217) if there are problems.

The following 6 writing-intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the Winter 2016 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. (Abbreviations in parentheses give Perspectives and Pathways requirements also satisfied by each course.)

CMLIT 101W. Great Books I (RL, WC, PI, WCGI, LIT)
CMLIT 102W. Great Books II (RL, WC, LIT)
ENGL 151W. Works of English Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL, ET, LIT)
ENGL 157W. Great Works of Global Literatures in English (WCGI, LIT)
ENGL 161W. Introduction to Narrative (RL, LIT)
URBST 390W. Tutorial