BGP Course List, Fall 2020

FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED IN FALL 2015 OR LATER

BG PERSPECTIVE: 21st century liberal studies

The BG Perspective general education curriculum provides a liberal studies foundation, preparing BGSU students for self- reliant learning throughout life and effective participation in a democratic society. BG Perspective classes, taken by all students at BGSU, reflect a deep conviction by the BGSU learning community and leaders in all professions that successful, satisfying lives require a wide range of skills and knowledge. Ethical integrity, reflective thinking, and social responsibility are characteristics of a liberally educated person. Through active learning experiences, the BG Perspective curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in both vital intellectual skills and breadth of knowledge to be successful in their major areas of study and later, in their chosen professions. These intellectual skills include the ability to think critically and communicate effectively; the ability to understand different cultures and modes of thought; and the ability to investigate forces that shape the social, artistic, scientific, and technological complexities of our contemporary culture and society.

BG Perspective Curriculum Requirements

All candidates for a baccalaureate degree at Bowling Green State University must take at least 36 credit hours from the BG Perspective curriculum, distributed as follows:

At least one course in each of the following:

  • English Composition and Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy

At least two courses in each domain:

  • Humanities and the Arts
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences (at least one lab science required)

University Requirements

Each student enrolled in a baccalaureate program must satisfactorily complete WRIT 1120, one course approved for Cultural Diversity in the United States, and one course approved for International Perspective.

Designated courses in the Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences may be used to fulfill the domain requirement and the Cultural Diversity in the United States or the International Perspective requirement simultaneously.
Students must take additional courses from any of the five bulleted categories above to reach a minimum of 36 credit hours.

2020 COURSELIST FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED IN FALL 2015 OR LATER

*Courses which fulfill International Perspective requirement
** Courses which fulfill Cultural Diversity in the U.S. requirement
Note: All courses are worth 3 credit hours except as indicated ( ).

COMM 1020 Introduction to Public Speaking

WRIT 1110 Seminar in Academic Writing

WRIT 1120 Seminar in Research Writing

BA 1600 Business Analytics I: Quant Analysis/Bus Appl I

BA 1700 Business Analytics II: Quant Analysis/Bus Appl II

BA 2110 Business Analytics III: Descriptive Analytics

BA 2120  Predictive Analytics

MATH 1150 Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1190 Real World Mathematics

MATH 1220 College Algebra (4)

MATH 1230 Mathematics for Architecture and Construction (5)

MATH 1260 Basic Calculus (5)

MATH 1280 Precalculus Mathematics (5)

MATH 1310 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (5)

MATH 1340 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IA

MATH 1350 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IB

POLS 2900 Statistics & Research Methods

PSYC 2700 Quantitative Methods I (4)

SOC 2690 Introductory Statistics

STAT 2000 Using Statistics

ACS 2000 Introduction to American Culture Studies

ACS 2500 Cultural Pluralism in the United States**

ARCH 2330 History of Architecture I*

ARCH 2340 History of Architecture II*

ART 1010 Introduction to Art

ARTH 1450 Western Art I*

ARTH 1460 Western Art II*

ARTH 2700 Survey of World Art*

AS 1100 Arts BG

CLCV 2410 Great Greek Minds*

CLCV 2420 Great Roman Minds*

CLCV 3800 Classical Mythology

ENG 1500 Response to Literature

ENG 2010 African American Literature**

ENG 2110 Introduction to Literature

ENG 2120 Native American Literature**

ENG 2610  World Literature from Ancient Times to 1700*

ENG 2620 World Literature from 1700 to Present

ENG 2640 British Literature to 1660

ENG 2650 British Literature 1660-1945

ENG 2740 American Literature Survey to 1865

ENG 2750 American Literature 1865-1945

ETHN/ROCS 2200 Introduction to African Literature*

FREN 2010 Intermediate French I*

FREN 2020 Intermediate French II*

FREN 2220 French Culture*

GERM 2150 German Culture and Civilization*

GERM 2160 Contemporary Germany*

HNRS 2020 Critical Thinking about Great Ideas

ITAL 2620 Italian-Amer. Experience: Mafia, Migration, & the Movies**

MUCT 1010 Exploring Music

MUCT 1250 Exploring Music of World Cultures*

MUCT 2220 Turning Points: Arts and Humanities in Context

MUCT 2610 Music History I

PHIL 1010 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 1030 Introduction to Logic

PHIL 1250 Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 2190 Philosophy of Death and Dying*

PHIL 2320 Environmental Ethics**

PHIL 2420 Medical Ethics

POPC 1600 Introduction to Popular Culture

POPC 1650 Popular Culture and Media

POPC 1700 Black Popular Culture**

POPC 2200 Introduction to Folklore & Folklife

ROCS/ETHN 2200 Introduction to African Literature*

RUSN 2150 Russian Culture*

RUSN 2160 Post-Communist Russia*

SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I*

SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II*

SPAN 2030 Intermediate Spanish for the Professions*

SPAN 2700 Hispanic Culture*

THFM 1410 The Theatre Experience

THFM 1610 Introduction to Film

THFM 2020 Performance in Life & on Stage

THFM 2150 Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Performance**

WS 2000 Introduction to Women's Studies: Perspectives on Gender, Class, and Ethnicity**

AFRS 2000 Introduction to Africana Studies*

ASIA/HIST 1800 Asian Civilizations*

ASIA 2000 Introduction to Asian Religions*

CAST 2010 Introduction to Canadian Studies*

CDIS 1230 Introduction to CommunicationDisorders

ECON 2000 Introduction to Economics

ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics

EDFI 2980 School, Society, and Cultural Diversity**

EIEC 2210 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in EarlyChildhood**

ENVS 1010 Introduction to Environmental Studies

ETHN 1010 Introduction to Ethnic Studies**

ETHN 1100 Introduction to Latina/o Studies**

ETHN 1200 Introduction to African American Studies**

ETHN 1300 Introduction to Asian American Studies**

ETHN 1600 Introduction to Native American Studies**

ETHN 2010 Ethnicity and Social Movements**

ETHN 2600 Contemporary Issues in Native America**

GEOG 1210 World Geography: Eurasia & Africa*

GEOG 1220 World Geography: Americas and the Pacific*

GEOG 2300 Cultural Geography

GEOG 2630 The Rising Dragon: China’s Global Reach*

GERO 1010 Aging, the Individual and Society

HDFS 1930 Lifespan Human Development

HDFS 2020 Contemporary Marriages and Families

HIST 1510 World Civilizations*

HIST 1520 Modern World*

HIST/ASIA 1800 Asian Civilizations*

HIST 2050 Early America**

HIST 2060 Modern America

HNRS 2010 Introduction to Critical Thinking

INST 2000 Introduction to International Studies*

MDIA 1030 Media and the Information Society

MDIA 3520 Online Social Media

POLS 1100 American Government: Processes and Structure

POLS 1710 Introduction to Comparative Government*

POLS 1720 Introduction to International Relations*

PSYC 1010 General Psychology (4)

SOC 1010 Principles of Sociology

SOC 2020 Social Problems

SOC 2120 Population and Society

SOC 2160 Minority Groups**

SOC2310 Cultural Anthropology*

TECH 3020 Technology Systems in Societies*

Courses without Labs

ASTR 2010 Modern Astronomy

ASTR 2120 The Solar System

BIOL 1080 Life in the Sea

CHEM 1000 Introduction to Chemistry

GEOG 1250 Weather and Climate (See Footnote 1)

GEOL 1000 Introduction to Geology (See Footnote 2)

SEES 2220 Water Resources and Issues

Courses with Labs

ASTR 1010 Experimental Astronomy

BIOL 1010 Environment of Life

BIOL 1040 Introduction to Biology (4)

BIOL 2040 Concepts in Biology I (4)

BIOL 2050 Concepts in Biology II (4)

CHEM 1090/1100 Elementary Chemistry (3/1)

CHEM 1230/1240 General Chemistry I (4/1)

CHEM 1350 General Chemistry (5)

FN 2070/2080 Introduction to Human Nutrition (3/1)

GEOG 1260 Weather Studies Laboratory (See Footnote 1)

GEOL 1040 Earth Environments (4) (See Footnote 2)

GEOL 1050 Life Through Time (4)

GEOL 2150 Geologic History of Dinosaurs

PHYS 1010 Basic Physics

PHYS 2010 College Physics I (5)

PHYS 2020 College Physics II (5)

PHYS 2110 University Physics I (5)

PHYS 2120 University Physics II (5)

Note 1: Credit cannot be earned for both GEOG 1250 and GEOG1260

Note 2: Credit allowed for no more than one: GEOL 1000, GEOL1010, GEOL 1040, GEOL 1040Q

Cultural Diversity in the United States Courses Approved to Also Fulfill a Humanities and the Arts Requirement

ACS 2500 Cultural Pluralism in the United States ENG 2110 African American Literature

ENG 2120 Native American Literature

ITAL 2620 Italian-Amer. Experience: Mafia, Migration, & the Movies

PHIL 2320 Environmental Ethics

POPC 1700 Black Popular Culture

THFM 2150 Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Performance

WS 2000 Introduction to Women's Studies: Perspectives on Gender, Class, and Ethnicity

Cultural Diversity in the United States Courses Approved to Also Fulfill a Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement

EDFI 2980 School, Society, and Cultural Diversity

EIEC 2210 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in EarlyChildhood

ETHN 1010 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

ETHN 1100 Introduction to Latina/o Studies

ETHN 1200 Introduction to African American Studies

ETHN 1300 Introduction to Asian American Studies

ETHN 1600 Introduction to Native American Studies

ETHN 2010 Ethnicity and Social Movements

ETHN 2600 Contemporary Issues in Native America

HIST 2050 Early America

SOC 2160 Minority Groups

GERM 2010 Intermediate German I

GERM 2020 Intermediate German II

IP Courses Approved to Also Fulfill a Humanities and the Arts Requirement

ARCH 2330 History of Architecture I

ARCH 2340 History of Architecture II

ARTH 1450 Western Art I

ARTH 1460 Western Art II

ARTH 2700 Survey of World Art

CLCV 2410 Great Greek Minds

CLCV 2420 Great Roman Minds

ENG 2610 World Literature from Ancient Times to 1700

ENG 2620 World Literature from 1700 to Present

ETHN 2200 Introduction to African Literature

FREN 2010 Intermediate French I

FREN 2020 Intermediate French II

FREN 2220 French Culture

GERM 2150 German Culture and Civilization

GERM 2160 Contemporary Germany

MUCT 1250 Exploring Music of World Cultures

PHIL 2190 Philosophy of Death and Dying*

ROCS 2200 Introduction to African Literature

RUSN 2150 Russian Culture

RUSN 2160 Post-Communist Russia

SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 2030 Intermediate Spanish for the Professions

SPAN 2700 Hispanic Culture

IP Courses Approved to Also Fulfill a Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement

AFRS 2000 Introduction to Africana Studies

ASIA/HIST 1800 Asian Civilizations

ASIA 2000 Introduction to Asian Religions

CAST 2010 Introduction to Canadian Studies

GEOG 1210 World Geography: Eurasia & Africa

GEOG 1220 World Geography: Americas and the Pacific

GEOG 2630 The Rising Dragon: China’s Global Reach

HIST 1510 World Civilizations

HIST 1520 Modern World

HIST/ASIA 1800 Asian Civilizations

INST 2000 Introduction to International Studies

POLS 1710 Introduction to Comparative Government Introduction to International Relations

POLS 1720 SOC 2310 Cultural Anthropology

TECH 3020 Technology Systems in Societies