Additional Breadth

Requirement:  (3 credit hours)
A total of three credit hours in the Additional Breadth category must be selected from the university approved GEP course lists that represent an approach to scholarship that is clearly distinct from the primary approach of the Major. These two approaches are distinguished for GEP purposes as “Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts” or the “Mathematics/Natural Sciences/Engineering”.

Double-counting:

  • A course taken to satisfy this requirement may also satisfy the Global Knowledge or U.S. Diversity co-requisite if the course also exists on either university approved GEP co-requisite course list.
  • A course required in the Major or taken to fulfill another GEP category cannot be double-counted to fulfill the Additional Breadth requirement even if the course appears on more than one GEP course list. An additional course must be taken.

Rationale:
One purpose of the General Education Program is to introduce students to a variety of disciplines.  To this end, students are required to successfully complete a course from a general education category list that represents an approach to scholarship that is clearly distinct from the primary approach of their major.  Determining an appropriate group of lists from which their students choose is an exercise in judgment best left to faculty in the major; accordingly, each program will select the group of lists from which their majors will choose a course to fulfill this requirement (either the group “Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts” or the group “Mathematics/Natural Sciences/Engineering”).  The program faculty’s selection will be reviewed through appropriate college-level mechanisms and then be subject to review by CUE.

Please check with your Adviser or your program’s requirements to see which of the following course lists will satisfy the Additional Breadth requirement.

GEP Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts course lists

OR

 GEP Mathematical Sciences /Natural Sciences/ Engineering course lists

Note- At this time, there is not an Engineering List.