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University of Pittsburgh Greensburg    
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 24, 2019
 
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Skills and General Education


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The following skills and general education requirements apply to all Pitt-Greensburg degree programs except the relocation programs. Consult the relocation options section in this publication for details on skill and general education requirements for those programs.

Foreign Language


All full-time students are expected to demonstrate competency in a second language by:

  1. completing four years of high school study in the same language earning C or better grade. Such students are encouraged to continue their study of languages, but it will not be required as part of general education to enroll in any additional language classes.
  2. completing the three-course sequence totaling nine credits in Spanish (SPAN 0041 , SPAN 0042  and SPAN 0043 ), French (FR 0041 , FR 0042  and FR 0043 ) or German (GER 0041 , GER 0042  and GER 0043 ). A two-course, ten-credit sequence is also available in Chinese (CHIN 0021  and CHIN 0022 ). Based on the number of years and recency of successful language study in high school and on the results of placement testing, students may be allowed to skip the first or second course in the beginning-level language sequence. For example, a student who completed a third year of Spanish as a high-school senior might be able to satisfy the requirement by completing SPAN 0043 . On the other hand, a student who finished two years of French as a sophomore would most likely need to complete the entire three-semester sequence.

Note:


* All courses used to satisfy the competency requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Modes of Understanding the World and Our Place in It


Understanding Literary Traditions

Students must select one course from among those listed as LT in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding Artistic Traditions

Students must select one course from among those listed as AT in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding Philosophical Traditions

Students must select one course from among those listed as PT in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding Human Behavior

Students must select one course from among those listed as SS1 in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding American Society

Students must select one course from among those listed as SS2 in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding the Modern World

Students must select one course from among those listed as SS3 in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding the Natural World

Students must complete two courses listed as NS in the Schedule of Classes or two courses designated as NS1. The two-course (NATSC 0050 and NATSC 0250) sequence is interdisciplinary and will be concerned with facets of some common, basic scientific ideas and methods in chemistry, biology, and physics. Depending on the major, students may substitute two approved natural science courses for the interdisciplinary sequence.

Understanding World Perspectives

Students must select one course from among those listed as WP in the Schedule of Classes.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed above, all students must complete the following:

  • one additional course from among those designated HM, LT, AT, or PT;
  • one additional course from among those designated as SS, SS1, SS2, or SS3; and
  • one or two courses designated as NS1 or NS2 in the Schedule of Classes to total at least 11 credits.

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