Program Requirements

General Education (Wright State Core)

The course distribution and minimum hours required in the Core are summarized below. Some colleges, departments and pre-professional programs require specific Core courses.

Elements Required Core course distribution in each Element Minimum semester hours
1. Communication One first-year writing course (3 hr)
One second-year writing course (3 hr)
6
2. Mathematics One Core math course 3
3. Global Traditions One interdisciplinary Global Studies course (3 hr)
One history course (3 hr)
6
4. Arts/ Humanities One course 3
5. Social Science Two courses from different social science categories 6
6. Natural Science Two lecture/lab science courses 8
Additional Core Courses Two Core courses from any of the Elements 6
Total 12 courses 38


The following competences must be met by completing courses in any Element designated as multicultural competence (MC) or integrated writing (IW).
 

Core competences Courses satisfying the requirement
Multicultural competence (MC) Any two Core courses designated as MC, SRV (Service Learning) or SRVI (Service Learning Intensive) or requiring an approved study abroad component.
Integrated writing competence  (IW) Any two Core courses designated as IW

 

Element 1 - Communication

Foundational skills students need in academic discourse, research, and documentation in an electronic environment

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

First-Year Writing Course
3 Hours Minimum

Second-Year Writing Course
3 Hours Minimum

Additional Communication Courses

Element 2 - Mathematics

Foundational skills required to use and interpret mathematics and statistics

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

One Course
3 Hours Minimum

Element 3 – Global Traditions

Historical analysis and global perspectives necessary to understand our diverse world

One Interdisciplinary Global Studies Course
3 Hours Minimum

  • AFS 2000-3 What is the African and African American Experience? (IW, MC, T)
    Download AFS 2000 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • ART 2430-3 Nonwestern Art (IW, MC, T)
  • ATH 2150-3 Comparative Nonwestern Cultures(IW, MC, T)
  • ATH 2500-3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology for Health Care Professionals (MC)
    Download ATH 2500 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • CMH 2000-3 Global Health (IW,MC)
  • CS 1000-3 Technology and Society (MC)
    Download CS 1000 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • EC 2100-3 The Economics of State and Society
    Download EC 2100 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • EC 2500-3 Economic Systems of the Global South (IW, MC)
    Download EC 2500 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • EC 2900-3 Global Economic, Business and Social Issues (IW, MC)
    Download EC 2900 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • ED 2100-3 Education in a Democracy (MC)
    Download ED 2100 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • ENG 2310-3 Comparative Literature: Non-Western Literatures (IW, MC, T)
  • FAS 1050-3 Amish Society (MC)
    Download FAS 1050 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • GEO 2210-3 Non-Western Environments (IW, MC, T)
  • ML 2030-3 Spanish Culture
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  • MUS 2420-3 Comparative Nonwestern Cultures: Music (IW, MC, T)
  • PLS 2510-3 Comparative Nonwestern Social Systems (IW, MC, T)
  • REL 2320-3 Nonwestern Religions (IW, MC, T)
  • RST 2610-3 Regional Studies: Japan (IW, MC, T)
    Download RST 2610 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • RST 2620-3 Regional Studies: China (IW, MC, T)
    Download RST 2620 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • RST 2710-3 Regional Studies: Africa (IW, MC, T)
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  • RST 2810-3 Regional Studies: Latin America (IW, MC, T)
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  • RST 2910-3 Regional Studies: Middle East (IW, MC, T)
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  • RST 2920-3 Regional Studies: India (IW, MC, T)
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  • URS 2000-3 Growth and Change in Urban Society (IW, MC, T)
    Download URS 2000 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • One History Course

3 Hours Minimum

Element 4 – Arts/Humanities

Tools for analysis and appreciation of the arts, philosophy, and religious thought

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

One Course
3 Hours Minimum

  • ART 2140-3 Themes in Visual Culture (T)
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  • CLS 1600-3 Introduction to Classical Mythology
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  • CLS 2040-3 Great Books – Classics (IW, T)
    Download CLS 2040 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • ENG 2310-3 Comparative Literature: Non-Western Literatures (IW, MC, T)
  • ENG 2040-3 Great Books: Literature (IW, T)
    Download ENG 2040 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • ENG 2050-3 African-American Literature (IW, MC)
    Download ENG 2050 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • FMS 1310-3 Introduction to Film Studies
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  • MP 1310-3 The Moving Image (T)
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  • MUS 1210-3 Music Listening
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  • MUS 2140-3 Music in Western Culture (T)
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  • MUS 2420-3 Comparative Nonwestern Cultures: Music (IW, MC, T)
  • MUS 2900-3 African-American Music: America and Beyond (IW, MC, T)
    Download MUS 2900 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • PHL 2040-3 Great Books: Philosophy (IW, T)
    Download PHL 2040 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • PHL 2050-3 Philosophy: The Big Questions (IW)
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  • PHL 2100-3 Philosophy of State and Society
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  • REL 2040-3 Great Books: Bible & Western Culture (IW, T)
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  • TH 2140-3 Theatre in Western Culture (T)
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  • UH 2010-3 Studies in Humanities (IW)
    Download UH 2010 Master Syllabus (PDF)

Element 5 – Social Science

Perspectives on human behavior and culture informed by the disciplines of the social sciences

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Two Courses from Different Disciplines
6 Hours Minimum

  • ATH 2200-3 Introduction to Archaeology (T)
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  • EC 2000-3 Economic Life (IW, T)
    Download EC 2000 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • EC 2100-3 The Economics of State and Society
    Download EC 2100 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • EC 2040-3 Principles of Microeconomics (T)
    Download EC 2040 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • EC 2050-3 Principles of Macroeconomics (T)
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  • EC 2500-3 Economic Systems of the Global South (IW, MC)
    Download EC 2500 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • EC 2900-3 Global Economic, Business and Social Issues (IW, MC)
    Download EC 2900 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • FIN 2050-3 Personal Financial Decision Making
    Download FIN 2050 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • PLS 2000-3 Political Life (T, MC)
    Download PLS 2000 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • PSY 1010-4 Introduction to Psychology (IW, T)
    Download PSY 1010 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • SOC 2000-3 Introduction to Sociology (IW, MC, T)
    Download SOC 2000 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • SW 2720-3 Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World (IW, MC)
    Download SW 2720 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • UH 2020-3 Studies in Social Sciences (IW)
    Download UH 2020 Master Syllabus (PDF)
  • WGS 2000-3 Approaches to Women's Studies (IW, MC, T)
    Download WMS 2000 Master Syllabus (PDF)

Element 6 - Natural Science

Introductions to the scientific understanding of physical and biological phenomena

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Two Lecture/Lab Science Courses
8 Hours Minimum

Additional Core Courses

6 Hours Minimum
Two additional approved Wright State Core courses from any of the Elements (some programs may designate these courses)

Multicultural Competence

Two Multicultural Competence courses from any of the Wright State Core MC designated courses, Study Abroad courses, or Service Learning courses.


 

Total Hours Required=38
 

Note: A course listed in two or more Elements may be used to meet only one Element requirement.

Designations:
IW = Integrated Writing course
MC = Multicultural Competence course
T = Ohio Transfer Module course