May 26, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements


General Education Policy

  • ETSU’s general education requirements are as follows:
  1. Communication (9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication)
  2. Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives)
  3. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
  4. History (6 credits)
  5. Natural Sciences (8 credits)
  6. Mathematics (3-4 credits)
  • Students who have completed an associate degree designed for transfer at a regionally accredited college or university have satisfied ETSU’s general education requirements.
  • Transfer students from Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges without associate degrees who completed blocks of general education requirements at those schools have satisfied the corresponding blocks in ETSU’s general education core.
  • When ETSU requires students to complete a particular general education course with a minimum grade (e.g., C), this requirement also applies to that course in transfer.
  • Some majors at ETSU require students to complete courses that also satisfy general education requirements. Transfer students who took other courses at previous institutions to meet those general education requirements must still take the courses required for the major at ETSU.
  • ETSU’s general education requirements do not apply to students who have completed a baccalaureate degree at ETSU or another regionally accredited college or university and are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree.
  • ETSU will conduct a course-by-course evaluation and apply transfer courses toward its general education requirements as appropriate for transfer students from TBR community colleges who did not complete general education blocks and for transfer students from other institutions.

 

General Education Course Requirements

Communication

9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.


Written Composition


Complete both of the following:

For Honors Students Only, complete both of the following:

Students required to complete learning support in writing must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of ENGL 1010  during their first 15 credits at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading. Students needing learning support in both reading and writing should enroll in ENGL 1010 -Lxx immediately upon completing learning support in reading. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport.

Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 .

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

Literature


Complete one of the following:

For Honors Students only, complete one of the following:

Fine Arts


Complete one of the following:

For Honors Students only, complete one of the following:

Humanities Electives


Complete one of the following:

For Honors Students only, complete one of the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences


6 credits, consisting of two of the following:

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Note: HIST 2030 History of Tennessee  may be substituted for 3 credits of United States History.

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credits in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences  B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Open to non-science majors only:

Mathematics


3-4 credits, consisting of one of the following:

Note:

Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 credits at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530 -Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website http://www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/.

Reading


Students required to complete learning support in reading must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of COMM 2025  during their first 15 credits at ETSU (not including summer). Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website http://www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Additional General Education Procedures

  1. Transfer students may meet ETSU’s general education history requirement as follows:
    1. Transfer students from University of Tennessee (UT) System institutions who met the general education history requirement while attending those schools will also have met ETSU’s history requirement, as will transfer students who met UT history requirements while attending TBR community colleges.
    2. Transfer students who earned credit for two of the following courses at any TBR community college will also have met ETSU’s history requirement:    
  1. Transfer students from institutions outside the TBR and UT systems who completed courses equivalent to those listed above may apply those courses to ETSU’s history requirement.
  2. Students who completed only one of the courses listed above prior to transferring to ETSU can complete the history requirement by taking HIST 2010 HIST 2020 , or HIST 2030 .
  3. Transfer students who use HIST 1110  or HIST 1120  to meet the general education history requirement cannot also use it to meet the general education humanities requirement.