Cleveland State University

Columbus State Community College Transfer Guide

General Education Requirements
Effective Fall 2008

General Education at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University's General Education (GenEd08) curriculum consists of knowledge and skill components considered to be critical for all University graduates to master in the subject matter areas listed below. As a student at Columbus State Community College (CSCC), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at CSCC or at CSU. Please contact a CSCC advisor for guidance on courses required to receive your associate's degree.

General Education Course Equivalencies

The courses listed below can be used to fulfill General Education requirements at CSU.

CSU Gen Ed 08 Category CSCC Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits
ENGL 101 and 102, or ENGL 111 (C or better in each course)
Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits
MATH 116, 130, 131, 132, 135, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153

Arts & Humanities
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Arts & Humanities course plus one course focused on a society other than the U.S.

NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. These courses are in bold italics

Introductory courses:
ENGL 225, 235, 240, 251, 259, 260, 276
HUM 151, 152, 222, 245
MUS 101
PHIL 101, 150
THEA 100

Non-US Courses:
ART 101
ENGL 274
HUM 111, 112, 113, 131, 132, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, 270
PHIL 130

Social Science
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Social Science course plus one course focused on a society other than the U.S.

NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. These courses are in bold italics

Introductory courses:
ANTH 200, 201, 202
ECON 100, 200, 240
POLS 100, 101, 250
PSY 100, 251, 261
SOC 101, 210
SSCI 101, 102, 104

Non-US courses:
GEOG 200

Natural Science
2 courses / 7 credits (must include at least 1 lab credit)

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

BIO 100, 104*, 111*, 112*, 121*, 122*, 125*, 127*, 174*, 175*, 201*, 211, 212
CHEM 100*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 171*, 172*, 173*
GEOL 101, 121*
NSCI 101*, 102*, 103*
PHYS 117*, 118*, 119*, 177*, 178*, 179*

Social Diversity
2 courses / 6 credits

Must be comprised of:
  • 1 African-American course
  • 1 US Diversity course
Students transferring in more than 60 hours are only required to take 1 course

African-American Experience:
ENGL 270
HUM 224
SOC 280

US Diversity:
No courses available

Writing Across the Curriculum/
Speaking Across the Curriculum

Minimum of 3 courses

Students transferring 60-89 hours: one course waived
Students transferring 90 + hours: two courses waived.
One WAC/SPAC course must be in the student's major.

No transfer courses count toward this requirement - all WAC/SPAC courses must be completed at CSU.

Foreign Language
  1. Students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later are required to complete one of the following:
    • Two years of a single foreign language in high school
    • An introductory level sequence of a single foreign language (generally, two semesters of 100-level study)
    • Two American Sign Language courses and one approved foreign culture course
  2. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) must complete the following in addition to the requirements detailed in 1) above:
    • An additional one year of a single foreign language in high school (i.e. 3 years total)
    • Two semesters of 100-level study in a language different than that completed in high school
    • Two semesters of 200-level intermediate study of language completed in high school
    • Two approved foreign culture courses (BMus students only)
  3. CLASS students who graduated from high school before 1987 are required to complete one of the following:
    • An introductory level sequence of a single foreign language (generally, two semesters of 100-level study)
    • Two approved foreign culture courses
    All students (especially those in CLASS) are strongly encouraged to discuss this requirement with an academic advisor.

This information is provided solely for the convenience of the reader, and the University expressly disclaims any liability which may otherwise be incurred. This publication is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to course offerings, degree requirements, services provided, or any other subject addressed herein.

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