General Education

Rosemont College's General Education Requirements are designed to provide all students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes that will support their further learning, incorporate the College mission in their understanding, and prepare them to enact the mission in their professional, social, and civic lives.

General Education Requirements:

  • College Writing I and II (6 credits)
  • Oral Presentation (3 credits)
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (6 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
  • Social Science (6 credits)
  • Creative Expression (3 credits)
  • Science (3 credits)
  • Sustainability (3 credits)
  • Ethics in Action (6 credits)
  • Religious Studies (6 credits)
  • Multiculturalism and Gender (6 credits)
  • Global Awareness (6 credits)

Transfer credit, credit by examination, and credit for successful Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) portfolios are acceptable in lieu of all General Education requirements except Rosemont eConnections, College Writing I (ENG-0160) and College Writing II (ENG-0170). Students should contact their advisors about PLAs.

College Writing Requirements

To best prepare students to succeed in Rosemont's accelerated adult undergraduate tracks and programs, all of which are writing-intensive, students must fulfill two writing courses, ENG-160 College Writing I and ENG-170 College Writing II, prior to taking any further coursework at Rosemont.

English-160: Composition and Critical Thought provides opportunities to practice the basic writing skills expected of students enrolled in all further courses at Rosemont. English-170: Writing and Research provides instruction in academic writing, research resources, and the construction of an academic argument. The School of Professional Studies requires all students to use APA style in all written assignments for all undergraduate courses, which is taught in English-170.

Courses Fulfilling General Education Requirements

The chart that follows lists all courses that are now available or under development as of September, 2009 that can be taken to satisfy General Education requirements. No one General Education listing may be used to fulfill more than one General Education requirement; however, a number of required and elective courses in the business and criminal justice programs may be used to fulfill both the program requirement and the General Education requirement. This list will be updated on a regular basis. Students may also refer to iWay and their Program Directors for course information.

Courses Fulfilling General Education Requirements
August 2009
ENG-0160College Writing I: Composition and Critical Thought*
3 credits
ENG-0170
College Writing II: Writing and Research**
3 credits
* Both ENG 0160 and ENG 0170 are required of all students enrolled in SPS.
Oral Presentation - 3 credits
BUS-0456
Interview Techniques

COM-0210Speech Communication

COM-0485Positional Bargaining

Problem Solving & Critical Thinking - 6 credits
ACC-0000All Accounting Courses
BUS-0215Principles of Budget and Finance
BUS-0430Corporate Financial Policy
BUS-R440Labor Relations and Economics
COM-0420Mediation
COM-0485Positional Bargaining
CRJ-0310Statistical Analysis and the Criminal Justice System
CRJ-0320 Investigational Research Methods for Criminal Justice
 
ECO-0320Macroeconomics
ECO-0330Microeconomics
MAT-0270Statistics
MAT-R200College Algebra
PHI-0380Philosophy of Straight Thinking* (also see Ethics in Action)
Humanities - 6 credits
ECR-0219Strike?: The State of Labor's Weakened Role in the 21st Century
ENG-0202Survey of the American Short Story
HIS-0465Europe Since 1914
HIS-0499Immigration: Race, Ethnicity & Gender* (also see Multiculturalism & Gender)
HUM-0220Cultural Critique Through Film
Social Science - 6 credits
CRJ-0300Sociology of Law and Violence
CRJ-0400Criminology
ECR-0219White Collar Crime
ECR-0219Principles & Practices of Democracy* (also see Multiculturalism & Gender)
ECR-0219 Religion & Social Change
HUM-0220Cultural Critique through Film
PSC-0390Religion & Politics
PSY-0465
 Psychology of Personality
 
PSY-0497Psychology of Gender* (also see Multiculturalism & Gender)
PSY-0499
Abnormal Psychology
 
Creative Expression - 3 credits
ART-0200Understanding Art & Design

ART-0210
Introduction to Digital Design

ART-0215
A Brief History of Dance

ART-0220
Writing Flash Fiction

ART-0225
Website Design

ART-0230
 Everyday Expressions: Gender and Folklore *(also see Multicultural & Gender)
 
Science - 3 credits
CRJ-0360
 Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
 
SCI-0216
Urban Ecology *(also see Sustainability)

SUS-0240Diversity of Life *(also see Sustainability)

SUS-0260 Green Business *(also see Sustainability)
 
Sustainability - 3 credits
BUS-0476
Business Ecology* (also see Global Awareness)

ECR-0219Oil: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly* (also see Global Awareness)

SCI-0216 Urban Ecology *(also see Science)
 
SUS-0240Diversity of Life

SUS-0250
Environment and Society

SUS-0260
Green Business: A Corporate Responsibility

Ethics in Action - 6 credits
BUS-0000
Corporate Social Responsibility TBA

BUS-0495
Ethical Decision Making

CRJ-0450
Prof. Seminar: Criminal Justice Ethics and Practice

PHI-0360
Ethics

PHI-R250
Intro to Philosophy

PHI-0380
Philosophy of Straight Thinking* (also see Critical Thinking and Problem Solving)

SUS-0260Green Business: A Corporate Responsibility
 
Religious Studies - 6 credits
ECR-0219
Inter-religious Dialogue on Global Issues* (also see Global Awareness)

RST-0335
Religion & Social Change

RST-0225
Catholic Religious Thinking

RST-0222Religion in America

RST-0228
What is Judaism?

RST-0227
What is Buddhism?

RST-0229
What is Islam?

Multiculturalism & Gender - 6 credits
ART-0230
 Everyday Expressions: Gender and Folklore *(also see Creative Expression)
 
BUS-0456
Building and Managing a Diverse Workforce

CRJ-0215
Diversity and the Law

CRJ-0290
 Women and the Criminal Justice System
 
HIS-0499
Immigration: Race, Ethnicity, & Gender* (also see Humanities)

HUM-0210
Introduction to Women's Studies* (also see Social Science)

PHI-0455
Challenging the Canon: Women & Philosophy

ECR-0219
Principles & Practices of Democracy* (also see Social Sciences)

ECR-0219
Immigration: Contemporary Issues

Global Awareness - 6 credits
BUS-0428
International Marketing

BUS-0469
International Management

BUS-0471Labor & Technology Transfer in a Global Economy

COM-0400
Intercultural Communication

ECR-0219Interreligious Dialogue on Global Issues* (also see Religious Studies)

ECR-0219Oil: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly* (also see Sustainability)

ECR-0219
Terrorism

Contact Information

Liz McElroy, MA
Coordinator, SGPS General Education
Advisor, Counseling Psychology
lmcelroy@rosemont.edu
610.527.0200 x3108