General Education Course Offerings

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

Other Semesters Available:

Fall 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 44 writing-intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the Fall 2017 semester. The list is accurate as of June 24, 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 June 24, 2017. (Abbreviations in parentheses give Perspectives and Pathways requirements also satisfied by each course.)

AFST 201W. Introduction to Black Cultures
AFST 232W. Caribbean Literature
AFST 234W. Black Women Writers
AMST 110W. Introduction to American Society and Culture (CV, US, USED)
ANTH 208W. Peoples of South Asia
ANTH 246W. Archaeology of the Near East
CLAS 250W. Ancient Epic and Tragedy
CLAS 3003W. Topics in Classical Studies
CMLIT 102W. Great Books II (RL, WC, LIT)
CMLIT 215W. Topics in Modern Literature (CE)
CMLIT 384W. Advanced Seminars
DANCE 350W. Time and the Dancing Image in the U.S. I
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 153W. Introduction to the Bible (CV, WC, PI, CE)
ENGL 157W. Great Works of Global Literatures in English (WCGI, LIT)
FNES 307W. Fitness though Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control
GERM 41W. German Literature in Translation (RL, ET, LIT)
GERM 250W. German Film and Media (AP, ET)
HIST 276W. The Immigrant in American History (US)
HIST 276W. Western Civilization II. A History of Ideas from the Enlightenment to the Present (US)
HIST 392W. Western Civilization II. A History of Ideas from the Enlightenment to the Present
ITAL 41W. Italian Literature in Translation (RL, ET, LIT)
LABST 101W. Introduction to Labor Studies
MEDST 320W. Gender, Sexuality, and Media
MEDST 330W. The Music Industry
MEDST 341W. Theory of Film
MEDST 344W. VT: Special Topics in National Cinemas
MEDST 346W. African Americans in American Film and Television
MEDST 360W. Global Media
MUSIC 246W. Music History I: Music from 1200 to 1650 (PI)
MUSIC 247W. Music History II: Music from 1650 to 1800
MUSIC 346W. Music History III: Music from 1800 to 1890
MUSIC 347W. Music History IV: Music from 1890 to the Present
PHYS 320W. Physics of Musical Sound
PHYS 395W. Physics and the Future
PHYS 395W. Physics of Musical Sound
PHYS 396W. Physics of Musical Sound
SOC 381W. Senior Seminars
URBST 239W. Urban Labor and Labor Movements
URBST 265W. VT: Special Topics in Urban Studies
URBST 330W. Contemporary Urban Theory
URBST 390W. Tutorial
WGS 101W. Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (USED)