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    Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Part 2: General Education Requirements


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Principles of General Education

General Education ensures that, upon graduation, students will be familiar with the important modes of human thought that are the foundations of science, philosophy, art, and social behavior. General Education expects students to understand the traditions that have informed one’s own and other cultures of the world.

In order to do so, General Education at IPFW defines an integrated pedagogical framework for courses taken outside the student’s major discipline. Furthermore, General Education-approved courses may be foundational or advanced, the goals of the General Education requirements are achieved through cumulative course work.

Therefore, students who have completed the General Education requirements at IPFW are expected:

To be familiar with the important modes of human thought that are the foundations of science, philosophy, art and social behavior.

To possess effective foundation skills:

  • Read, write, and speak with comprehension, clarity, and precision
  • Identify substantive knowledge and disciplinary methods
  • Develop information literary skills.
  • Reason quantitatively (as means of gaining and creating knowledge and drawing reliable conclusions)

To demonstrate the ability to think critically and to solve problems using the foundation skills:

  • Evaluate their ideas and the ideas of others based upon disciplined reasoning.
  • Understand the traditions that have formed one’s own and other cultures.
  • Be able to articulate their ideas in appropriate media.

To complete a research/creative project outside the student’s major discipline that requires synthesizing knowledge and applying skills gained.


Students who entered IPFW for the first time in fall 1995 or a subsequent term in a bachelor’s degree program, or transferred into a new bachelor’s degree program, are required to satisfy IPFW’s General Education program as part of their degree requirements. The courses listed below may be used to satisfy these requirements. The student’s advisor will know of any courses that have been added to this list.

Students should check specific college, school or division requirements to determine if any special conditions about Gneral Education apply to their major. Under certain circumstances, students may be allowed to substitute courses for those listed below. An academic advisor will explain the procedure for requesting a substitution.

The General Education Web site is www.ipfw.edu/academics/gened.

See the Subject Area Abbreviation Key at the end of this section to determine the subject area under which the course falls, (e.g., ENG W131 falls under English)


Area I: Linguistic and Numerical Foundations

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(9 credits)

Course List: 

Area II: Natural and Physical Sciences

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One approved General Education course in the major discipline may be counted toward fulfillment of Areas II-V.

(6 credits)

Course List: 

Area III: The Individual, Culture, and Society

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One approved General Education course in the major discipline may be counted toward fulfillment of Areas II-V.

(6 credits)

Course List: 

Area IV: Humanistic Thought

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One approved General Education course in the major discipline may be counted toward fulfillment of Areas II-V.

(6 credits)

Course List: 

Area V: Creative and Artistic Expression (3 credits)

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One approved General Education course in the major discipline may be counted toward fulfillment of Areas II-V.

(3 credits)

Course List: 

Area VI: Inquiry and Analysis

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All students completing a bachelor’s degree program at IPFW must complete the AREA VI General Education course at IPFW.

(3 credits)

Course List: 

Subject Area Abbreviation Key

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A&AE
ACE
ACS
AFRO
AGR
AGRY
AHLT
AMST
ANSC
ANTH
ARET
AST
AUS
BCHM
BIOL
BUFW
BUS
CDFS
CE
CET
CFS
CHE
CHM
CIMT
CLAS
CMLT
CNET
COAS
COM
CPET
CS
CSR
DANC
DAST
DHYG
DLTP
EALC
ECON
EDUA
EDUC
ECE
ECET
ENG
ENGR
ENTM
FILM
FINA
FNN
FNR
FOLK
FREN
FWAS
GEOG
GEOL
GER
GERN
HIST
HON
HORT
HPER
HSCI
HSRV
HTM
HUMA
IDIS
IE
IET
ILCS
IM
INTL
INTR
JOUR
LBST
LING
LSTU
LTAM
MA
ME
MET
MSE
MUS
NUR
OLS
PACS
PCTX
PHIL
PHYS
POLS
PSY
REL
SLAV
SLIS
SOC
SPAN
SPEA
STAT
SWK
TECH
THTR
VCD
VICT
VM
WOST

 

Aerodynamics and Aeronautical Engineering
Adult Continuing Education
Applied Computer Science
Afro-American Studies
Agriculture
Agronomy
Allied Health
American Studies
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Architectural Engineering Technology
Astronomy
Audiology and Speech Sciences
Biochemistry
Biology
Business-Fort Wayne
Business
Child Development and Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology
Consumer and Family Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
Construction Engineering Technology
Arts and Sciences-General
Communication
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Science
Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Dance
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Lab Technology
East Asian Language and Culture (Chinese)
Economics
Education
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
English
Engineering
Entomology
Film Studies
Fine Arts
Foods and Nutrition
Forestry and Natural Resources
Folklore
French
Fort Wayne Arts and Sciences
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
History
Honors
Horticulture
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Health Sciences
Human Services
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Studies and Honors
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Technology
International Language and Culture Studies
Informatics
International Studies
Interior Design
Journalism
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Labor Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Materials Engineering
Music
Nursing
Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Peace and Conflict Studies
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Slavic Languages (Russian)
Library and Information Science
Sociology
Spanish
Public and Environmental Affairs
Statistics
Social Work
Technology
Theatre
Visual Communication and Design
Victorian Studies
Veterinary
Women’s Studies

 

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