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Course Curriculum

Northwest Missouri State University's general education (the Northwest Core) requirements are outlined below. The Honors Program requires a minimum of 12 credits from this general education program. Courses listed in bold and designated with an "H" have an Honors section. Use this curriculum list in conjunction with the Honors course sequencing cycle in planning your schedule. Check these listings regularly as Honors sections may change.

University Seminar

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
INCO 77101 - H University Seminar

1

Digital Literacy (choose 1 course)

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
CSIS 44101 Foundations of Computing

3

CSIS 44130 - H Computers and Information Technology

3

EDCI 62130 Educational Computing and Technology

3

EDUC 61145 Information and Educational Technology

3

HUM 26105 Information Technology and Culture

3

GEOL 27130 Information Technology and Science

3

PHSC 40106 Computational Methods in Science

3


Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Economics (choose 2 courses - one from each of two different disciplines)

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
AGRI 03102 Principles of Microeconomics in Agriculture 

3

ECON 52130 Survey of Economics 

3

ECON 52150 - H Principles of Macroeconomics 

3

PSYC 08103 - H General Psychology 

3

PSYC 08299 Educational Psychology 3
GEOG 32101 - H Introduction to Geography 3
SOC 35101 General Sociology 3
SOC 35108 General Anthropology 3


Civics (choose 1 History and 1 Political Science course)

History

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
HIST 33155  The United States to 1877 

3

OR

 

HIST 33156 - H The United States since 1877 

3

CORE 90208 Interdisciplinary Engagement: American Experiences-History

3 to 4

Political Science

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
POLS 34102 - H Introduction to American Government and Politics 

3

CORE 90209 Interdisciplinary Engagement: American Experiences-Political Science

3 to 4

Communication

Written Communication 

Any student with ACT English score of 18 or above:

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
ENGL 10111 Composition I: Academic Literacies 

3

ENGL 10112 Composition II: Writing as Engagement 

3

Any student with ACT English score of 27 or above:

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
ENGL 10115  Accelerated Composition 

3


Oral Communication 

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
COM 29102 - H Fundamentals of Oral Communication 

3

Mathematical Sciences (choose 1 course)

Advisement necessary for correct selection.

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
MATH 17110 Finite Mathematics

4

MATH 17114 - H General Statistics 

3

MATH 17115 Concepts of Mathematics 

3

MATH 17116 Mathematical Modeling 

3

MATH 17117 Precalculus 

5

MATH 17118 Precalculus Algebra 

3

MATH 17120 Calculus I

4

MATH 17171 Fundamentals of Mathematics

3

Humanities and Fine Arts

Literature 

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
ENGL 10220 - H Introduction to Literature 

3

Humanities (choose 2 courses - one from each of two different disciplines)

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
HUM 26102 Western Civilization I: The Ancient World to 1500 

3

HUM 26103 Western Civilization II: 1500 to the Present 

3

COM 29235 Introduction to Classical Rhetoric

3

PHIL 39171 Introduction to Philosophy 

3

PHIL 39275 Professional Ethics 

3

PHIL 39276 Biomedical Ethics

3

PHIL 39277 Social Justice

3

ENGL 10224 Multiethnic Literature of the United States 

3

ENGL 10226 Modern and Contemporary World Literature 

3

LANG 14131 French: Communication and Culture I 

3

LANG 14132 French: Communication and Culture II 

3

LANG 14141 Spanish: Communication and Culture I 

3

LANG 14142 Spanish: Communication and Culture II 

3

LANG 14151 Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture

3

LANG 14161 Russian: Communication and Culture I

3

LANG 14162 Russian: Communication and Culture II

3

MUS 19280 World Music 

3

MMED 20221 Ethnographic Film Study

3

HUM 26104 The Eastern World

3

HUM 26162 Comparative Religions 

3

COM 29225 Intercultural Communication

3

GEOG 32102 - H People and Cultures of the World 

3

POLS 34105 The African World

3

REC 45211 Leisure and Society

3

EDUC 61252 Pluralism in a Multicultural Society

3

Fine Arts (choose 1 course)

Course Number Course Tittle Credits
ART 13102 Art Appreciation 

3

ART 13109 Survey of Art I: Prehistory through Medieval Art 

3

ART 13111 Survey of Art II: Renaissance to the Present 

3

ART 13235 Intersections in the Arts

3

MUS 19201 - H The Enjoyment of Music 

3

MUS 19202 Jazz Appreciation 

3

MUS 19222 American Popular Music 

3

MUS 19235 Intersections in the Arts

3

THEA 43101 Theatre Appreciation 

3

Natural Sciences

  • Life Sciences (choose 1 course with corresponding lab)
  • Physical Sciences (choose 1 course with corresponding lab)
* Currently, no Honors sections are offered in the Natural Sciences.

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