General Education Curriculum

English Composition (6 credits)
WRT 120-Writing I

WRT 200, 204, 205, 206, 208, 220
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Mathematics (3 credits) 
any college level
MAT 103, 104, 107
*Music Education majors must complete 6 credits of Math.
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Public Speaking (3 credits)
SPK 208, 230
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The Arts (3 credits)
Requirement satisfied by MHL 210-Music History I
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Science (6 credits) 2 different disciplines (e.g. BIO & ESS)
Biology-BIO 100, 110
Chemistry-CHE 100, 103, 107, 160
Computer Science-CSC 110, 115, 141
Earth Science-ESS 101, 111, 112, 130, 170
Physics-PHY 100, 105, 123, 130, 140, 170, 180
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Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 credits): 2 different disciplines
Anthropology-ANT 102, 103
Psychology-PSY 100
Sociology-SOC 200, 240
Economics-ECO 101, 111, 112, 200
Geography-GEO 101, 103
Government-PSC 100, 101,  213
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Humanities (6 credits): 2 different disciplines (e.g LIT/CLS & PHI)
Literature-LIT 100, LIT 165, LIT 219, CLS 165, CLS 260, CLS 261
     (suggested LIT 165 or CLS 165 for Writing Emphasis Credit)
History-HIS 100, 101, 102, 150, 151, 152, 444
Philosophy-PHI 100, 101, 150, 180, 206, 207, 282
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Diversity “J” (3 credits) (must be taken at WCU)
*Music Education Majors: satisfied by MUE 332-Methods & Materials II
Under the course search feature on myWCU, use the department search to find a Diversity course.  This course may satisfy both your Diversity requirement as well as another General Education or Music requirement.
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Examples are: CLS 165, CLS 260, PHI 180, PSC 101, MUE 332
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MHL 125 – Perspectives in Jazz is a diversity course and may be used if you have Music Electives to fill.
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Interdisciplinary (3 credits) (must be taken at WCU)
Satisfied by MHL 212-Music History
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Writing Emphasis “W” (9 credits; 3 credits must be 300-400 level) (must be taken at WCU)
Under the course search feature on myWCU, use the department search to find a Writing Emphasis course.  This course may satisfy both your Writing Emphasis requirement as well as another General Education or Music requirement.  Writing Emphasis courses are separate from Writing or English courses.
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Examples are:  CLS 165, CLS 260, LIT 165, MTC 342, MUE 331/332
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MHL 301 – Music and the Related Arts is a Writing Emphasis course and may be used if you have Music Electives to fill.
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*Music Education Majors: 6 of your 9 credits are satisfied by MUE 331 Satisfied by MUE 332.  You need one additional course at any level.
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Transfers with less than 40 credits need 9 credits of Writing Emphasis
Transfers with 40-70 credits need 6 credits of Writing Emphasis
Transfers with more than 70 credits need 3 credits of Writing Emphasis
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Free Electives
You must reach 120 credits to complete your degree program regardless of AP Credits, Dual Enrollments, Competency Exams, etc. After all of your major and general education requirements are satisfied you may complete your credits with free electives of your choice.
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