General Education Approved Course List, 2016-17

U.S. Diversity (USD) and International Perspectives (IP) designations reflected on this list are based on the online 2016-17 Catalog as of February 24, 2016.

I. Arts and Humanities

Students should develop an understanding of human cultural heritage and history, and an appreciation of reasoning and the aesthetic value of human creativity.

  • minimum credits: 12

African American Studies (AF AM)201USD, 310XIP, 311XIP, 334USD, 347USD, 350USD, 353USD, 354USD, 473USD
Air Force & Aerospace Studies (AFAS)241, 242
American Indian Studies (AM IN)225XUSD, 210USD, 240USD, 310USD, 315USD, 342USD, 346USD, 426USD
American Sign Language (ASL)325XUSD, 350X
Anthropology (ANTHR)315USD, 321, 333USD, 376AIP, 376BIP
Apparel, Events, & Hospitality Management (AESHM)342USD
Apparel, Merchandising, and Design (A M D)257, 354IP, 356
Arabic (ARABC)375XIP
Architecture (ARCH)221IP, 222IP, 321USD, 420USD, 422IP, 423IP, 424, 425, 426USD, 427IP, 429
Art History (ART H)280IP, 281IP, 292USD, 378, 382IP, 383, 384IP, 385, 388, 395USD, 396, 481IP, 487, 489, 494USD, 498
Chinese (CHIN)272IP, 304IP, 370IP, 375IP, 378XIP, 403IP
Classical Studies (CL ST)201, 273IP, 275IP, 304, 310, 350, 353IP, 367, 368XIP, 372IP, 373IP, 374IP, 376AIP, 376BIP, 383, 384IP, 385IP, 402, 403, 430, 480
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJ ST)332
Dance (DANCE)270, 360
Design Studies (DSN S)181, 183
English (ENGL)120, 201, 207, 214X, 225, 226, 227, 228, 237, 240USD, 260, 270X, 275, 310, 330, 335, 339, 340USD, 342USD, 344USD, 345USD, 346USD, 347USD, 349USD, 350, 352USD, 353IP, 354IP, 355, 358, 360, 362, 364, 370IP, 373, 375IP, 376IP, 389IP, 393, 395IP, 396, 420, 422USD
Environmental Studies (ENV S)334, 355, 384IP, 471X, 472
French (FRNCH)320IP, 326IP, 340IP, 370IP, 370FIP, 378IP, 476IP
German (GER)320IP, 330IP, 370IP, 370GIP, 371IP, 375IP, 378IP, 476IP
Greek (GREEK)332IP
History (HIST)201IP, 202IP, 207IP, 221, 222, 225USD, 240USD, 255XIP, 280IP, 281IP, 284IP, 304, 307, 310XIP, 311XIP, 316, 318, 320X, 321, 325, 327XIP, 331X, 333USD, 336IP, 337IP, 338IP, 340, 341IP, 353USD, 354USD, 355, 356, 360, 361, 365, 366, 367, 370, 371XUSD, 374IP, 380USD, 383IP, 384IP, 385IP, 386USD, 387X, 389IP, 390IP, 391, 396, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, 410XIP, 414, 420, 421IP, 422IP, 424, 427, 428, 429, 431, 435XIP, 450, 451, 453, 456, 457X, 461, 465, 468, 471X, 472, 473USD, 474, 479, 481X, 482, 488, 489X, 496
Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)240USD
Integrated Studio Arts (ARTIS)319
Interior Design (ARTID)355, 356
International Studies (INTST)395B
Journalism and Mass Communication (JL MC)270X, 454, 461, 464
Landscape Architecture (L A)371, 373IP, 478D
Latin (LATIN)332IP
Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS)350B, 360XUSD, 385IP
Linguistics (LING)119IP, 120, 350X, 351IP, 354IP, 420, 422USD, 462, 463IP
Music (MUSIC)101, 102IP, 120, 201X, 224, 225, 234, 235, 302, 304USD, 383IP, 384IP, 472USD, 473, 475, 476
Naval Science (N S)212
Philosophy (PHIL)201, 206, 230, 235USD, 310, 312X, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 320, 330, 331, 332, 334, 335, 336, 338USD, 340, 343, 350, 353X, 364, 366, 380, 381, 389X, 430, 450, 464X, 465, 466, 480, 483, 485
Political Science (POL S)387X, 430
Portugese (PORT)375XIP
Psychology (PSYCH)348
Religious Studies (RELIG)205IP, 210USD, 220, 242IP, 243, 280, 312X, 321, 322, 334USD, 336USD, 342USD, 344XIP, 348, 350, 352IP, 355IP, 358IP, 360, 367, 368XIP, 376AIP, 376BIP, 380USD, 384IP, 439, 453IP, 475, 485
Russian (RUS)314IP, 370IP, 370RIP, 375IP, 378IP
Spanish (SPAN)195IP, 295IP, 314IP, 321IP, 322IP, 323IP, 324IP, 326IP, 330IP, 331IP, 332IP, 333IP, 351IP, 354IP, 370IP, 370SIP, 440IP, 441IP, 445IP, 462, 463IP
Speech Communication (SP CM)216USD, 270X, 275, 322, 350, 412, 416
Technology and Social Change (T SC)343
Theatre (THTRE)106, 110, 465, 466
U.S. Latino/a Studies (US LS)211USD, 240USD, 342USD, 344USD, 371XUSD, 473USD
Women’s Studies (W S)201USD, 301IP, 336USD, 338USD, 340USD, 342USD, 345USD, 350USD, 352USD, 360XUSD, 370FIP, 370GIP, 370RIP, 370SIP, 374IP, 380USD, 386USD, 387X, 422USD, 439, 457X, 494USD
World Languages and Cultures (WLC)119IP, 270IP, 278IP, 370IP, 370AIP, 370BIP, 370CIP

IIA. Mathematical Disciplines

Students should appreciate mathematics as a valuable tool of the sciences and as an intrinsically important way of thinking.

  • minimum credits: 3

Computer Science (COM S)107, 207, 227
Linguistics (LING)207
Management Information Systems (MIS)207
Mathematics (MATH)104, 105, 106X, 150, 151, 160, 165, 166, 181, 182, 201, 265, 266, 267
Philosophy (PHIL)207
Statistics (STAT)101, 104, 226

IIB. Natural Sciences

Students should experience science as a rational search for understanding the structure and behavior of the natural world.

  • minimum credits: 8

Agronomy (AGRON)106X, 114, 120, 154, 155, 160IP, 181, 182, 206, 212, 260, 320, 404, 405, 406IP, 452
Animal Ecology (A ECL)312I, 326I
Anthropology (ANTHR)202, 307, 319, 350, 424, 428, 438, 445
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO)102, 103, 120, 125L, 150, 250
Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Molecular Biology (BBMB)120X, 121X, 221
Biology (BIOL)101, 155, 173, 204, 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 255, 255L, 256, 256L, 344, 350, 357X
Chemistry (CHEM)160, 163, 163L, 167, 167L, 177, 177L, 178, 178L, 201, 201L, 211, 211L, 231, 231L
Entomology (ENT)201, 211, 214X, 370, 371I, 374IP
Environmental Science (ENSCI)312I, 324, 404, 405, 406IP, 452, 479
Environmental Studies (ENV S)101, 108, 111, 120, 130, 160IP, 173, 204, 260, 324, 404
Food Science and Human Nutrition (FS HN)101, 167
Genetics (GEN)320
Geology (GEOL)100, 100L, 101, 102, 102L, 103X, 105, 108, 111, 160IP, 201, 306, 324, 452, 479
International Studies (INTST)395D
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory (IA LL)302, 312I, 326I, 367, 371I
Meteorology (MTEOR)107, 160IP, 206, 301, 324, 404, 405, 406IP
Microbiology (MICRO)101, 201, 201L, 302, 302L, 374IP
Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM)120, 130
Physics (PHYS)101, 111, 112, 115, 115L, 198, 221, 222, 302
Psychology (PSYCH)310
Women’s Studies (W S)344

III. Social Sciences

Students should develop an appreciation of the principal methods of studying human behavior and an understanding of the structure and functioning of institutions.

  • minimum credits: 9

Advertising (ADVRT)230
African American Studies (AF AM)330USD
Agronomy (AGRON)342IP, 450
Air Force & Aerospace Studies (AFAS)341, 342
American Indian Studies (AM IN)320USD, 322USD, 323, 323AIP, 323BIP, 323CIP, 323DIP, 332USD, 332AUSD, 332BUSD, 332CUSD, 332DUSD
Anthropology (ANTHR)201IP, 220IP, 230IP, 306IP, 308, 309IP, 313IP, 320USD, 322USD, 323, 323AIP, 323BIP, 323CIP, 323DIP, 332USD, 332AUSD, 332BUSD, 332CUSD, 332DUSD, 336IP, 340IP, 354IP, 411IP, 418IP, 427I, 431, 444IP, 450
Apparel, Merchandising, and Design (A M D)165USD, 362IP, 467
Classical Studies (CL ST)394IP, 395IP
Communication Studies (COMST)101, 102, 210XUSD, 301, 310IP, 311, 314, 317, 325
Community and Regional Planning (C R P)201USD, 291IP, 376, 429, 435
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJ ST)240, 241, 320, 339, 340, 341, 351, 352, 402, 403, 484
Curriculum and Instruction (C I)333
Design (DES)230
Economics (ECON)101, 102, 301, 302, 313, 320IP, 321USD, 344, 353, 355IP, 370IP, 376, 380, 385IP, 387IP
English (ENGL)319XUSD
Environmental Studies (ENV S)220IP, 320, 342IP, 345IP, 380, 382, 383, 442, 450
Food Science and Human Nutrition (FS HN)342IP
Gerontology (GERON)377USD
Global Resource Systems (GLOBE)220IP, 385IP
Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)102, 239USD, 276USD, 369, 377USD
International Studies (INTST)235IP, 395E, 430IP
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory (IA LL)427I
Journalism and Mass Communication (JL MC)101, 240X, 401, 462, 474IP, 476IP, 477USD
Leadership Studies (LD ST)322USD, 333USD, 488
Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS)350D
Linguistics (LING)305, 309IP, 319XUSD, 395XIP
Materials Engineering (MAT E)220IP
Mechanical Engineering (M E)220IP
Naval Science (N S)220
Philosophy (PHIL)339
Political Science (POL S)215, 235, 241IP, 251IP, 305, 306, 310, 312, 313, 314, 315IP, 318, 319, 320, 334, 335, 339, 340, 341XIP, 343, 344, 345IP, 346, 348XIP, 349IP, 350IP, 354IP, 355XIP, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 363, 364, 370, 371, 381, 383, 385USD, 413, 417, 420, 421, 422, 431, 442, 452IP, 453, 470, 475, 476, 477, 480, 485, 487
Psychology (PSYCH)101, 230, 250, 280, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 320X, 333, 335, 346USD, 347USD, 350, 360, 380, 381, 383, 386
Public Relations (P R)220
Religious Studies (RELIG)340IP, 370, 377
Sociology (SOC)134, 219, 220IP, 230, 235USD, 241, 305, 310, 325, 327USD, 328USD, 330USD, 331USD, 332USD, 334, 340, 341, 345IP, 348IP, 351, 352, 377, 380, 381, 382, 401, 402, 411IP, 415, 464, 484, 485
Speech Communication (SP CM)110, 305, 417
Technology and Social Change (T SC)220IP, 341, 342IP, 474IP
U.S. Latino/a Studies (US LS)332USD, 343, 347USD
Women’s Studies (W S)203USD, 205USD, 320, 321USD, 325USD, 327USD, 328USD, 333USD, 346USD, 385USD, 435, 444IP, 488