General Education Requirements – 2022

PRIOR CATALOG PDF’s

GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES (Minimum credits: 6)

The most current listing of approved International Perspective courses is at the following website: https://www.registrar.iastate.edu/students/div-ip-guide/IntlPerspectives-current

Students must choose at least one course from the International Perspective list to fulfill the University requirement; two courses taken from this list will fulfill both the Global and International Perspective requirement.

In addition to the approved International Perspective list, students may apply one of the following toward a Global Perspective requirement. The following courses will not fulfill the International Perspective requirement, but may fulfill a requirement in a Business 2nd major. See your adviser.
ACCT 496, FIN 480, SCM 466, MGMT 414, MKT 448

COMMUNICATIONS (Required)

English (ENGL) 150, 250 (C or better), 302
Speech and Communications (SP CM) 212 (or) 312
Library (LIB) 160

U.S. DIVERSITY (Minimum credits: 3)

The most current listing of approved U.S. Diversity courses is at the following website: https://www.registrar.iastate.edu/students/div-ip-guide/usdiversity-courses

Courses from this area may also be used to fulfill another area requirement. For example, Relig 210 as a U.S. Diversity can also be used as a Humanities choice. See your academic adviser for further information on how these credits are applied toward graduation requirements.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: (Minimum credits: 9)

African American Studies (AF AM)
Agronomy (AGRON) 342
American Indian Studies (AM IN)
American Sign Language (ASL) 101, 102, 201, 202, 275, 325
Anthropology (ANTHR) All courses except 202, 307, 424, 425, 429, 438, 445
App, Ed St, and Hosp Mgmt (AESHM) 342
Apparel, Merchandizing and Design (AMD) 165, 257, 354, 356, 362, 467
Arabic (ARABC) 101, 102, 201, 202, 375
Architecture (ARCH) 220, 221, 222, 321, 322, 420, 422, 423, 424, 425, 427, 429
Art History (ART H) 280, 281, 292, 293, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 388, 395, 396, 481, 487, 492, 498
Chinese (CHIN) 101, 102, 201, 202, 272, 301, 302, 304, 370, 375, 378, 403C
Classical Studies (CL ST)
Communication Studies (COMST) 101, 210, 211, 301, 310, 311, 313, 314, 317, 325
Community and Regional Planning (CRP) 201, 291, 293, 325, 376, 429, 435
Criminal Justice (C J) 240, 241, 242, 320, 332, 339, 340, 341, 351, 352, 402, 403, 484
Dance (DANCE)
Design (DES) 230
Design Studies (DSN S) 183
Economics (ECON) 313, 320, 321, 380, 385
English (ENGL) All courses except 099, 101, 150, 180, 250, 302, 314
Environmental Studies (ENV S) 220, 320, 334, 342, 345, 355, 380, 382, 383, 384, 442, 450
Food Science and Human Nutrition (FS HN) 220X
French (FRNCH) 101, 102, 201, 202, 203X, 301, 302, 303, 304, 320, 326, 340, 370F, 378, 476
German (GER) 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 303, 304, 320, 330, 370G, 371, 375, 378, 476
Graphic Design (ARTGR) 387
History (HIST)
Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) All courses except 283
Interior Design (ARTID) 355, 356
International Studies (INTST) 235, 250X, 430
Journalism and Mass Communication (JL MC) 101, 140X, 240, 401, 461, 464, 474, 476, 477
Landscape Architecture (L A) 371, 373, 478D
Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) 350
Leadership Studies (LD ST) 301, 322, 333, 488
Music (MUSIC) 101, 102, 120, 302, 304, 383, 384, 472, 473, 475, 476
Naval Science (NS) 212, 220
Philosophy (PHIL) All courses except 207 and 230
Political Science (POL S) All courses except 301, 417, 430
Psychology (PSYCH) 101, 230, 250, 280, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 320, 333, 335,
346, 347, 350, 360, 380, 381, 383, 386
Religious Studies (RELIG) All courses except 340
Russian (RUS) 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 304, 314, 370R, 375, 378
Sociology (SOC) 134, 219, 220, 230, 235, 241, 310, 325, 327, 328, 330, 331, 332, 334, 340, 345, 348,
350X, 380, 381, 382, 411, 415, 464, 485
Spanish (SPAN) 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 303, 304, 314, 321, 322, 323, 324, 326, 330, 332, 354,
370, 378X, 440, 441, 445, 462, 463
Speech Communication (SP CM) 110, 216, 305, 322, 323, 412, 416
Technology and Social Change (T SC) 220, 342, 343,
Theatre (THTRE) 106, 110, 465, 466
U.S. Latino/a Studies (US LS)
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) All courses except 344

NATURAL SCIENCE: (Minimum credits: 3)

(Labs are only required if a mandatory part of class registration.)
Agronomy (AGRON) 120, 181, 206, 320
Anthropology (ANTHR) 202 307, 319, 424, 438, 445
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO) 120, 125L, 150, 250
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB) 221
Biology (BIOL) 101, 155, 173, 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 255, 255L, 256, 256L, any advanced biology courses except 307
Chemistry (CHEM) All courses
Entomology (ENT) 201, 211, 370, 374
Environmental Science (ENSCI) 479
Environmental Studies (ENV S) 101, 108, 120, 130, 173, 204, 324
Food Science and Human Nutrition (FS HN) 101, 167
Genetics (GEN) 313, 320
Geology (GEOL) 100, 100L, 101, 102, 102L, 108, 201, 306, 324, 479
Meteorology (MTEOR) 206, 301, 324, 404
Microbiology (MICRO) 101, 201, 201L, 302, 302L
Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) 120
Physics (PHYS) 101, 111, 112, 115, 198, 221, 222, 302
Psychology (PSYCH) 310

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