2018-2019 College Catalog 
  
    Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog

SUNY General Education Requirement


 

 

Click here for a complete list of SUNY Delhi’s General Education courses.

The SUNY General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER) enables students to acquire knowledge and skills that are useful and important for all educated persons, regardless of their jobs or professions. (SUNY Board of Trustees Resolution, January 2010).

  • In some cases, students can satisfy one of the General Education (GE) subject areas based on performance on certain standardized tests. Also, courses listed in more than one GE subject area may be used to meet the requirement for both areas with the exception of the Humanities (GE7).
  • Students who fulfill two requirements with one course must still take the minimum credits of GE course work required for their degree program as explained below. Students should discuss how their program meets the SUNY-GER with their academic advisors.
  • Although these requirements do not apply to AAS degrees, students in those programs should be mindful of the SUNY-GER if they plan to transfer to a SUNY four-year school, since all SUNY institutions are subject to the same general education requirements.

The General Education (GE) subject areas are:

  • Mathematics (GE1)
  • Natural Sciences (GE2)
  • Social Sciences (GE3)
  • American History (GE4)
  • Western Civilization (GE5)
  • Other World Civilizations (GE6)
  • Humanities (GE7)
  • The Arts (GE8)
  • Foreign Language (GE9)
  • Basic Communication (GE10)

An up-to-date list of all approved SUNY Delhi courses that satisfy the GE subject areas can be found on the SUNY Delhi website.

SUNY-GER for AA and AS Degree Programs

If you enter SUNY Delhi in Fall 2012 or later as a beginning or transfer student, to earn a SUNY Delhi AA or AS degree, you must meet Part 1 and Part 2 requirements below. Students in AA and AS programs who plan to transfer to a SUNY four-year school bachelor’s degree program are advised to try to complete that institution’s SUNY-GER requirements for the bachelor’s degree before transferring.

Part 1 - Earn 21 credits in courses in the following ten GE areas:
Four required areas: Basic Communication (GE10*)
American History (GE4)
Mathematics (GE1)
Natural Sciences (GE2)
 
At least one of these areas: Social Sciences (GE3) Western Civilization (GE5)
At least one of these areas: Humanities (GE7) The Arts (GE8)
At least one of these areas: Foreign Language (GE9) Other World Civilizations (GE6)

*Students are strongly encouraged to include additional course work in Basic Communication.

Part 2 - Demonstrate competency in the following two SUNY GE areas in ways permitted by your campus:
Two required areas: Critical Thinking
Information Management

SUNY DELHI-GER for Bachelor’s Degree Programs

If you enter SUNY Delhi in Fall 2011 or later as a beginning or transfer student, to earn a SUNY Delhi bachelor’s degree, you must meet Part 1 and Part 2 requirements below.

  • Exceptions - If you are enrolled in one of these two programs, see your advisor to find out which specific GE areas you need for your degree:
  • Students seeking a BT in Architectural Design and Building only need to meet eight specific GE areas.
  • Students seeking a BS in Nursing only need to meet seven specific GE areas.
Part 1 - Earn 30 credits in courses in the following ten GE areas:
Four required areas: Basic Communication (GE10*)
American History (GE4)
Mathematics (GE1)
Natural Sciences (GE2)
 
At least one of these areas: Social Sciences (GE3) Western Civilization (GE5)
At least one of these areas: Humanities (GE7) The Arts (GE8)
At least one of these areas: Foreign Language (GE9) Other World Civilizations (GE6)

*Students are strongly encouraged to include additional course work in Basic Communication.

Part 2 - Demonstrate competency in the following two SUNY GE areas in ways permitted by your bachelor’s degree campus:
Two required areas: Critical Thinking
Information Management

 

The State University of New York’s General Education Initiative
SUNY Delhi’s Approved Courses


Some courses may satisfy the general education (GE) requirements in more than one area. The use of a single course to satisfy more than one GE Group (“double dipping”) is subject to the following limitations: (1) no course used to satisfy the Humanities GE Group may be used to satisfy another GE Group; (2) the general education requirement must be satisfied by a particular number of credits


GE 1 - Mathematics

Students who passed high school Course III with a score of 85 or above on the Regents Exam have already satisfied this requirement.

MATH 106 - Math for Elemen Teachers II  
MATH 110 - Contemporary Mathematics  
MATH 115 - Statistics  
MATH 120 - Quantitative Reasoning  
MATH 128 - College Algebra  
MATH 135 - Finite Mathematics  
MATH 138 - Trigonometry  
MATH 150 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics  
MATH 210 - Calculus I  
MATH 215 - Calculus II  
MATH 220 - Calculus III  
MATH 225 - Differential Equations  


GE 2 - Natural Sciences

BIOL 100 - Fundamentals of Biology  
BIOL 110 - Environ Issues & Sustainabilit  
BIOL 115 - Animal Behavior  
BIOL 120 - Human Genetics  
BIOL 125 - Nutritional Microbiology  
BIOL 130 - General Biology I  
BIOL 135 - General Biology II  
BIOL 140 - Field Biology  
BIOL 150 - Biology of Beer  
BIOL 155 - Botany  
BIOL 215 - Zoology  
BIOL 218 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology  
BIOL 220 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I  
BIOL 225 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II  
BIOL 230 - General Microbiology  
BIOL 245 - General Ecology  
BIOL 270 - The Science of Monster Movies  
CHEM 120 - Introductory Chemistry I  
CHEM 125 - Introductory Chemistry II  
CHEM 180 - General Chemistry I  
CHEM 185 - General Chemistry II  
CHEM 230 - Organic Chemistry I  
CHEM 235 - Organic Chemistry II  
HONR 225 - Cancer Biology  
PHYS 150 - General Physics I  
PHYS 155 - General Physics II  
PHYS 210 - Physics I: Mechanics & Heat  
PHYS 215 - Physics II: Electric & Optics  
PHYS 220 - Physics III: Atomic Physics  
SCIE 105 - Integrated Science  
SCIE 110 - Science in a Modern Society  
SCIE 125 - Exploring Physical Science Applications  


GE 3 - Social Sciences

ANTH 100 - Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 110 - Human Origins  
ECON 100 - Introductory Macroeconomics  
ECON 110 - Introductory Microeconomics  
GEOG 100 - Human Geography  
GOVT 110 - American Government  
GOVT 120 - State & Local Government  
GOVT 130 - World Affairs  
GOVT 140 - Public Administration  
GOVT 160 - Comparative Politics  
GOVT 300 - Public Policy  
GOVT 350 - Middle Eastern Politics  
HUMN 205 - Intro to Women’s Studies  
PSYC 100 - Introductory Psychology I  
SOCI 100 - Introduction to Sociology  
SOCI 220 - The Sociology of Religion 
SOCI 320 - Sociology of Religion  


GE 4 - American History

Students who scored below 85 on the Regents Exam in U.S. History and Government must take either HIST 100 or 105 to satisfy this requirement. The Regents Exam does NOT satisfy this requirement.

HIST 100 - Early American History  
HIST 104 - History of American Technology  
HIST 105 - Modern American History  
HIST 200 - Race in America 
HIST 230 - Topics in American History  
HIST 325 - The American Century  
HIST 330 - Topics in American History 
HONR 210 - The American Experience  
HONR 230 - American Public History in Culture & Memory  
HONR 245 - Honors Topics in American History  


GE 5 - Western Civilization

HIST 120 - History of the Ancient & Medieval World  
HIST 125 - History of Western & World Civilizations I  
HIST 130 - History of Western & World Civilizations II  
HONR 200 - Foundations in Western Thought  
HIST 205 - Russian History 1801-2000 
HONR 205 - Contemporary Thinkers  


GE 6 - Other World Civilizations

ANTH 100 - Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 300 - Survey of World Cultures  
GOVT 130 - World Affairs  
GOVT 160 - Comparative Politics  
GOVT 350 - Middle Eastern Politics 
HIST 110 - History of Latin America  
HIST 120 - History of the Ancient & Medieval World  
HIST 125 - History of Western & World Civilizations I  
HIST 130 - History of Western & World Civilizations II  
HIST 205 - Russian History 1801-2000 
HIST 310 - Topics in World or European History  
HUMN 210 - World Religions  
SOCI 220 - The Sociology of Religion  
SOCI 320 - Sociology of Religion  


GE 7 - Humanities

HONR 250 - Honors Topics in Humanities  
HONR 350 - Honors Topics in Humanities  
HUMN 104 - Latinos in the United States  
HUMN 160 - Introduction to Mythology  
HUMN 170 - Philosophy  
HUMN 180 - Ethics  
HUMN 205 - Intro to Women’s Studies  
HUMN 210 - World Religions  
HUMN 225 - Nature and Culture  
HUMN 241 - History of Western and World Architecture I  
HUMN 242 - History of Western and World Architecture II  
LITR 100 - Introduction to Literature  
LITR 105 - Themes in Literature  
LITR 110 - Introduction to Fiction  
LITR 120 - Introduction to Film 
LITR 200 - American Literature I 
LITR 215 - American Literature II  
LITR 220 - British Literature I  
LITR 225 - British Literature II  
LITR 230 - Minorities and Women in Lit.  
LITR 240 - Shakespeare  
LITR 250 - Introduction to Poetry  
LITR 260 - Introduction to Drama  
LITR 310 - Great Writers  


GE 8 - The Arts

ARTS 103 - History of American Popular Music  
ARTS 104 - Ceramics I  
ARTS 105 - History of Country Music  
ARTS 110 - History of Rock Music  
ARTS 112 - Music in Black and White  
ARTS 115 - Freehand Drawing  
ARTS 120 - Introduction to Painting  
ARTS 300 - Art and Health  
ARTS 310 - The Art of Healing Landscapes  
CULN 290 - Culinary Sculpting 
ENGL 205 - Creative Writing  
HORT 125 - Landscape Drawing and Graphics  
HUMN 101 - Art Appreciation  
HUMN 102 - Music Appreciation  
HUMN 195 - Theater Arts  
HUMN 241 - History of Western and World Architecture I  
HUMN 242 - History of Western and World Architecture II  


GE 9 - Foreign Language

Students who have passed a foreign language Regents Exam have already satisfied this requirement.

HUMN 100 - Elementary French I  
HUMN 105 - Elementary French II  
HUMN 110 - Intermediate French I  
HUMN 115 - Intermediate French II  
HUMN 120 - Elementary Spanish I  
HUMN 125 - Elementary Spanish II  
HUMN 137 - American Sign Language I  
HUMN 138 - American Sign Language II  


GE 10 - Basic Communications

BUSI 120 - Business Communications  
COMM 100 - Public Speaking  
COMM 310 - Argumentation and Debate  
ENGL 100 - Freshman Composition  
ENGL 200 - Advanced Composition  
ENGL 250 - Special Topics in Writing