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Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness

General Education

Overview

The General Education Committee was asked to review the existing general education curriculum and make recommendations to address inefficiencies in the current program. The proposed changes to the core curriculum submitted by the committee better clarifies the general education requirements, reduces the number of general education credit hours from 47 to 41, provides students with options, and continues the service-learning requirements.

Subject Courses Credit Hours
English ENG 101/102 6
Mathematics* MATH 131/132, MATH 147/148, or MATH 153/154 6
Natural Sciences* PHYS 153/154, PHYS 109/110, SCI 105/106, CHEM 105/106, CHEM 111/112, CHEM 101, BIOL 103/104, BIOL 113/114 9
Humanities HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 201 or HIST 202; and ENG 200, ENG 201, ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 206, HUM 200, HUM 201, HUM 202, PHIL 201, and/or any 100/200 level foreign language course 9
Fine Arts ART 105, ART 210 , ART 215, ART 216, MUS 219
or THEA 100
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences ECON 201, SOC 101, SOC 201, PSY 200, PS 201 and/or GEOG 201 6
First Year Experience FYE 101/102, HONS 110 or ED 111/112 2
Total 41

* Contingent upon department

Assessment

The General Education program at Grambling State University is assessed via exam embedded questions aligned to the general education competency being assessed.  This is further assessed in GET 300, the Rising Junior Exam.