General Education Course Offerings

The following General Education courses are scheduled to be offered during the Winter 2017 semester.

Other Semesters Available:

Winter 2017 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 2017 semester. The list is accurate as of August 18, 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 August 18, 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)

CMLIT 100. Writing about World Literature
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)

ANTH 101. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (LIT)
ENGL 157W. Great Works of Global Literatures in English (LIT)
HIST 102. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics

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

ENGL 152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (LIT)
HIST 104. American History, 1865 to the Present
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government

Flexible Core: Creative Expression (CE)

MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music

Flexible Core: Individual and Society (IS)

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

Flexible Core: Scientific World (SW)

ANTH 102. Introduction to Human Evolution (SCI)
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 152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (USED)
ENGL 157W. Great Works of Global Literatures in English (WCGI)
ENGL 162W. Literature and Place
RUSS 155. Keys to Russian Literature

College Option: Language (LANG)

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

College Option: Science (SCI)

ANTH 102. Introduction to Human Evolution (SW)
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SW)
ASTR 1. General Astronomy (SW)
FNES 163. General Nutrition (SW)
PHYS 5. Physics and the Future

College Option: Other (SYN)

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

None

Winter 2017 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 2017 semester. The list is accurate as of August 18, 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 August 18, 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)

MUSIC 1. Introduction to Music (ET)

Cultures and Values (CV)

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

Natural Science (NS)

ANTH 102. Introduction to Human Evolution
ASTR 1. General Astronomy
FNES 163. General Nutrition
PHYS 5. Physics and the Future (WC)

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 152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (US)
ENGL 162W. Literature and Place
RUSS 155. Keys to Russian Literature (ET)

Analyzing Social Structures (SS)

ANTH 101. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (WC, PI)
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)
PSCI 100. American Politics and Government (US)
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics (WC)
SOC 101. General Introduction to Sociology

United States (US)

ACCT 261. Business Law I (CV)
ENGL 152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL)
HIST 104. American History, 1865 to the Present (SS)
HIST 270. History of Women in the United States, Colonial to 1880
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)
RUSS 155. Keys to Russian Literature (RL)

World Cultures (WC)

ANTH 101. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SS, PI)
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SS, PI)
CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (RL, PI)
CMLIT 102W. Global Literatures II (RL)
HIST 142. History of Japan (PI)
PHYS 5. Physics and the Future (NS)
PSCI 103. Comparative Politics (SS)

Pre-Industrial Society (PI)

ANTH 101. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SS, WC)
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology (SS, WC)
CMLIT 101W. Global Literatures I (RL, WC)
HIST 142. History of Japan (WC)

Abstract or Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

None

Winter 2017 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 2017 semester. The list is accurate as of August 18, 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 August 18, 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 152W. Works of American Literature: A Course for Nonmajors (RL, US, USED, LIT)
ENGL 157W. Great Works of Global Literatures in English (WCGI, LIT)
ENGL 162W. Literature and Place (RL, LIT)