BGP Courses, Students Admitted before Fall 2015

The BG Perspective: 21st Century Liberal Studies general education program serves as one of the key elements in the distinctive undergraduate Bowling Green Experience. BG Perspective – along with general studies writing, residential learning communities, co-curricular activities and specialized major programs –all focus on helping students achieve BGSU’s nationally-recognized University Learning Outcomes (ULOs). The University Learning Outcomes represent a collective set of intellectual skills and values that each BGSU student, regardless of background or major, will have achieved upon graduation. The ULOs are organized into four broad categories: intellectual and practical skills; general and specialized knowledge; personal and social responsibility; and integration, application, and reflection.

One of the primary goals of the BG Perspective general education program is to provide an integrated curricular framework through which students’ progress toward achieving important academic skills such as intellectual inquiry, critical thinking about values, creative problem solving, written and oral communication, and social engagement through participation and leadership.

As one avenue toward acquiring these fundamental skills, Bowling Green State University undergraduate students must complete at least ten approved courses drawn from the BG Perspective curriculum, distributed as follows:

  • Two from the natural sciences;
  • Two from the social and behavioral sciences (note the IP requirement below);
  • Two from the humanities and the arts (note the IP requirement below);
  • One from cultural diversity in the United States;
  • One additional course from any of the four knowledge domains listed above or from the expanded perspectives domain;
  • One from quantitative literacy;
    [Note: Academic majors may recommend a specific Quantitative Literacy course; students should contact their academic advisor for specific information about fulfilling the requirement.]
  • General Studies Writing 1120 (and GSW 1100 or GSW 1110, if needed, as indicated by placement tests).

International Perspective (IP) requirement: In addition to the requirements listed above, one of the social and behavioral or humanities and the arts courses must be approved to foster student achievement of an international perspective (such courses are marked with an asterisk in the following course list).

Students are encouraged to build their capacity for achieving the University Learning Outcomes by intentionally creating linkages among their courses as well as across their many co-curricular activities and experiences and to document their progress in achieving the ULOs using one of several options for creating their own learning portfolio.

Need at least two courses:

ASTR

1940Q Inquiry in Astronomy
2010 Modern Astronomy
2120 The Solar System
3050 Life in the Universe
3070 Understanding the Cosmos
BIOL 1010 Environment of Life
1040 Introduction to Biology (4)
1080 Life in the Sea
1090 Life in Extreme Environments
1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology
2040 Concepts of Biology I (5)
2050 Concepts of Biology II (5)

CHEM

1000 Introduction to Chemistry
1090 Elementary Chemistry (3) &
1100 Elementary Chemistry Lab (1)
1170 Elementary Organic Chem & Bio (4)
1250 General Chemistry (5)
1270 General Chemistry (4) &
1280 General Chemistry Lab (1)
1350 General Chemistry (5)
1370 General Chemistry (4) &
1380 General Chemistry Lab (1)
1770 Introduction to Forensic Science
1940Q Chemistry and the Environment


CONS

1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology


ECET

1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology


ENGT

1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology


ENVH

1050 Environmental Health Science


ENVS

1940Q Changing Environment, Changing World


FN

2070 Introduction to Human Nutrition


GEOG

1250 Weather and Climate
1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology


GEOL

1000 Introduction to Geology
1040 Earth Environments (4)
1050 Life Through Time (4)
1060 Climate Change & the Frozen Earth (4)
1200 Geological Hazards
1940Q Geology and Society
2050 Geologic History of Man
2150 Geologic History of Dinosaurs
2500 Field-based Physical Geology (5)+
2510 Field-based Historical Geo (5)+
3220 Environmental Geology


HNRS

2500 Honors Seminar: Nat Science (3-5)


MATS

1000 Materials in the Service of Society


PHYS

1000 Physics of the Natural World
1010 Basic Physics
1940Q Inquiry in Physics
2010 College Physics I (5)
2020 College Physics II (5)
2110 University Physics I (5)
2120 University Physics II (5)


QS

1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology


TECH

1940Q Inquiry in Science and Technology

Take at least two courses:

ACS

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society

ASIA

1800 Asian Civilizations*

CAST

2010 Introduction to Canadian Studies*

CDIS

1230 Intro to Communication Disorders

CS

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society

DHS

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society

ECON

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society

ECON

2000 Introduction to Economics
2020 Principles of Microeconomics
2030 Principles of Macroeconomics

EIEC 2210

Cultural & Linguistic Div in Early Child

ENVH

2100 The Global Commons*

ENVS

1010 Intro to Environmental Studies
1930Q Next Fifty Years: A Sustainable Future?
2530 Environments in Context*+
3010 Environmental Problems

ETHN

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society
4300 Natl/Global Persp on Race & Ethnicity*

GEOG

1210 World Geography: Eurasia & Africa*
1220 World Geography: Americas & Pacific*
2250 Economic Globalization*
2300 Cultural Geography*
3250 Population Geography*
3310 Principles of Conservation Ecology*
3490 Latin America*
4260 Urban Geography

GERO

1010 Aging, the Individual and Society
4050 Cross-Cultural Aging*

HDFS

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society
2020 Contemporary Marriages & Families

HIST

1510 World Civilizations*
1520 The Modern World*
1800 Asian Civilizations*
2050 Early America
2060 Modern America
3100 Modern Latin America*
3110 U.S./Latin Amer Relations 1810-Present*
3770 20th Century Europe*
3820 Chinese Civilization*
4110 Modern Mexico*

HIST

4290 America Comes of Age: 1917-1945
4700 20TH Century Russia*

HNRS

2010 Intro to Critical Thinking (4)
2400 Honors Sem: Social Science (3-5)

INST

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society
2000 Intro to International Studies*

MC

1930Q Media and Communication Literacy

POLS

1100 American Gov: Process/Structure
1710 Intro to Comparative Govt*
1720 Intro to International Relations*
1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society
3010 Modern Political Ideologies*
3350 Global Resource Politics
3510 Western European Politics*
3720 Contemporary World Politics*
4020 Western Political Thought I
4030 Western Political Thought II

PSYC

1010 General Psychology (4)

PUBH

1930Q Evid Based Inquiry in Public Health
3010 International Health*
3200 Introduction to Public Health

SOC

1010 Principles of Sociology
1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society
2020 Social Problems
2120 Population and Society
2310 Cultural Anthropology*
3010 Social Psychology
3400 Deviance & Social Control
3610 The Family

TECH

3020 Technology Systems in Societies*

WS

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society

Take at least two courses:

ACS

2000 Intro to American Culture Studies
3000 Interpretations of American Culture

AFRS

2000 Introduction to Africana Studies*

ARCH

2330 History of Architecture I*
2340 History of Architecture II*

ART

1010 Introduction to Art
1920Q Art: Culture & Community

ARTH

1450 Western Art I
1460 Western Art II
1920Q Inquiry in Humanities & Creative Arts
3710 Art of India and S.E. Asia*
3730 Art of China and Japan*
3750 Art of Western Africa*
3770 MesoAmerican Art*
3790 Oceanic Art*

AS

1100 Arts BG
1920Q Arts BG: Exp. Arts in Contexts
2500 Great Ideas

CHIN

2160 Contemporary Chinese Culture*

CLCV

2410 Great Greek Minds
2420 Great Roman Minds
3800 Classical Mythology

ENG

1500 Response to Literature
2000 Writing About Literature (2-3)
2010 Introduction to Literature
2040 Imaginative Writing
2610 World Lit: Ancient Times to 1700*
2620 World Lit: 1700 to Present*
2640 British Lit Survey to 1660
2650 British Lit Survey, 1660-1945
2690 Canadian Fiction*
2740 Survey of American Lit to 1865
2750 Survey of American Lit, 1865-1945
2900 Language Study

ETHN

1920Q Inquiry in Humanities & Creative Arts
2200 African Literature*
3100 Mexican Cultures*
3400 Afro-American Cinematic Experience
4250 Discourses of Empire and Nation*
4600 Third World Cinema*

FREN, ITAL, SPAN

1010 Elementary I (4) *
1020 Elementary II (4) *
2010 Intermediate Language I *
2020 Intermediate Language II *

FREN

1920Q Inquiry in Hum. & Creative Arts
2120 Reading French*
2220 French Culture*

GERM, RUSN, JAPN, CHIN

1010 Elementary Lang & Culture I (4)*
1020 Elementary Lang & Culture II (4)*
2010 Intermediate Language I (3-4)*
2020 Intermediate Language II (3-4)*

GERM

2600 Mod German Lit in Translation*

GREA

1920Q Inquiry in Asian & European Cultures

GRK, LAT

2010 Intermediate Language I*
2020 Intermediate Language II*

HNRS

2020 Critical Thinking About Great Ideas
2600 Interdisciplinary Humanities Sem (3-5)

HUM

1010 Introduction to the Humanities

JAPN

2150 Japanese Culture*

MUCT

1010 Exploring Music (2)
1250 Music of World Cultures*
1920Q Inquiry in Hum & Creative Arts
2210 Masterpieces of Music (2)
2360 Area Studies in World Music*

MUED

2220 Global Music Traditions (2)*

PHIL

1010 Introduction to Philosophy
1020 Introduction to Ethics
1030 Introduction to Logic
1250 Contemporary Moral Issues
1920Q Inquiry in Hum & Creative Arts
2040 Aesthetics
2110 History of Ancient Philosophy
2190 Phil of Death and Dying
2240 Socialism, Capitalism & Democracy
2270 Philosophy of Punishment
2300 Scientific Reasoning
2320 Environmental Ethics
2420 Medical Ethics
2450 Philosophy of Feminism
3000 Life, Death, Law & Mortality
3210 Indian and Chinese Philosophy*

POPC

1600 Introduction to Popular Culture
1650 Popular Culture and Media
1920Q Inquiry in Hum & Creative Arts
2200 Introduction to Folklore & Folklife

RESC

2100 Journeys of the Imagination

ROCS

2200 African Literature*

RUSN

2150 Russian Culture*
2160 Post-Communist Russia*

SPAN

2120 Spanish Cultural Readings IV*

THFM

1410 The Theatre Experience
1610 Introduction to Film
2020 Performance Studies I
3470 Theatre History & Lit: Origins-1700
3480 Theatre History & Lit: 1700-Present

WS

1920Q Inquiry in Hum & the Creative Arts

Take at least one course:

ACS

2500 Cultural Pluralism in the U.S.
2520 Indigenous Cultures of N America +

EDFI

4080 Education in a Pluralistic Society

ENG

2110 African American Literature
2120 Native American Literature

ETHN

1010 Intro to Ethnic Studies
1100 Intro to Latina/o Studies
1200 Intro to African American Studies
1300 Intro to Asian American Studies
1600 Intro to Native American Studies
2010 Ethnicity and Social Movements
2110 History of Mexican Americans
2600 Contemp Issues in Native America

ETHN

3010 Ethnicity in the U.S.
3050 Women of Color in the U.S.
3120 Chicanos in the U.S.
3300 Race and Labor in the U.S.
4100 Mexican-American Social Thought
4500 Racial Discourses & U.S. Policies

GEOG

3370 Aboriginal People of U.S. and Canada
3420 United States and Canada

GERO

1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society
3010 Diversity in the Experience of Aging

HDFS

1070 Black Families in America
2080 Family Diversity

HIST

3190 Indian in American History
4320 Aspects of African American History

MUCT

2370 Jazz
4310 Aesthetics of Black Music

POPC

1700 Black Popular Culture

SOC

2160 Minority Groups

TCOM

2700 Topics in Minorities Film/Video
4670 Gender, Media and Culture

THFM

2150 Explor Cult Div Through Performance

WS

2000 Introduction to Women’s Studies
4670 Gender, Media and Culture

BA

1500 Overview of Business Admin

BGSU

1000 University Seminar

FIN

2000 Personal Finance

LIB

2250 Information Seeking and Mgmt in Contemporary Society

TECH

4210 Technological Forecasting
4220 Information Policy Analysis
4230 Digital Rights Mgmt. Perspectives

Group A - Introductory Statistics

MATH

1150 Introduction to Statistics

PSYC

2700 Quantitative Methods I (4)

SOC

2690 Introductory Statistics

STAT

2000 Using Statistics
2110 Elementary Statistical Methods I
2200 Elementary Business Statistics

Group B – Business Calculus

MATH

1260 Basic Calculus (5)
1310 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (5)
1340 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IA &
1350 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IB

Group C – Calculus I

MATH

1310 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (5)
1340 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IA &
1350 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IB

Group D – Algebra

MATH

1200 College Algebra (5)
1220 College Algebra II
1280 Precalculus Mathematics (5)
1300 Precalculus Mathematics
1310 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (5)
1340 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IA

Group E – Precalculus

MATH

1280 Precalculus Mathematics (5)
1300 Precalculus Mathematics
1310 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (5)
1340 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IA

Group F – Technical Mathematics

MATH

1230 Math for Architecture/Construct (5)

Group G – Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

MATH

1180 Mathematical Ways of Thinking

Q Courses with Inquiry-based signature pedagogy
*Courses fulfill International Perspectives requirement
+ Courses co-requisite, taken together in GeoJourney field experience program
Note: All courses worth 3 credit hours except as indicated ( )