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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Gen Ed Courses

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Category 1A

101 (4) Composition

Students will practice strategies for generating and developing ideas, locating and analyzing information, analyzing audience, drafting, writing sentences and paragraphs, evaluating drafts, revising, and editing in essays of varying lengths.

Category 1C

112 (4) Introduction to Poetry and Drama

Study and analysis of elements of poetic and dramatic literature in English including translations, from earlier periods through contemporary. Emphasizes critical reading of and writing about literature. (Also satisfies Category 6.)

 

113 (4) Introduction to Prose Literature

Study and analysis of prose literature in English from earlier periods through contemporary. Works will be chosen from memoirs, autobiographies, and other long forms. Emphasizes critical reading of and writing about literature. (Also satisfies Category 6.)

 

211 (4) Perspectives: Human Diversity and Literature/Film

Courses will explore various specialized topics in literature and/or film to increase understanding of literary and cinematic contributions made by under-represented people, to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, and to increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. Typical courses include: Multicultural Literature, Women's Literature. May be repeated as topics change. (Also satisfies Categories 6 and 7.)

 

212 (4) Perspectives: World Literature/Film

Courses will introduce students to works of literature and/or film from a variety of world cultures. Designed to increase knowledge of world cultures and appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in representation, and in seeing, believing, and being. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. (Also satisfies Categories 6 and 8.)

 

213 (4) Perspectives: Ethics and Civic Responsibility in Literature/Film

Courses will focus on some characteristic ways in which literature and/or film address and explore the ethical dimensions of citizenship and the relationships between works and their cultural contexts. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. Typical courses include: War and Peace; Utopias and Dystopias. May be repeated as topics change. (Also satisfies Categories 6 and 9.)

 

242 (4) Introduction to Creative Writing

An introduction to writing poetry and short fiction. This course does not assume previous creative writing experience on the part of the student. (Also satisfies Category 11.)

Category 6

110 (4) Introduction to Literature

Study and analysis of elements of prose, poetry and drama in English from earlier periods through contemporary. Emphasizes critical readings of literature. May include such genres as short story, novel, memoir, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poem, play, screenplay.

 

112 (4) Introduction to Poetry and Drama

Study and analysis of elements of poetic and dramatic literature in English including translations, from earlier periods through contemporary. Emphasizes critical reading of and writing about literature. (Also satisfies Category 1C.)

 

113 (4) Introduction to Prose Literature

Study and analysis of prose literature in English from earlier periods through contemporary. Works will be chosen from memoirs, autobiographies, and other long forms. Emphasizes critical reading of and writing about literature. (Also satisfies Category 1C.)

 

114 (4) Introduction to Film

Study and analysis of the elements basic to a critical understanding of film: story elements; visual design; cinematography and color; editing and special effects; functions of sound and music; styles of acting and direction; and functions of genre and social beliefs.

 

211 (4) Perspectives: Human Diversity and Literature/Film

Courses will explore various specialized topics in literature and/or film to increase understanding of literary and cinematic contributions made by under-represented people, to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, and to increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. Typical courses include: Multicultural Literature, Women's Literature. May be repeated as topics change. (Also satisfies Categories1C and 7.)

 

212 (4) Perspectives: World Literature/Film

Courses will introduce students to works of literature and/or film from a variety of world cultures. Designed to increase knowledge of world cultures and appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in representation, and in seeing, believing, and being. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. (Also satisfies Categories 1C and 8)

 

213 (4) Perspectives: Ethics and Civic Responsibility in Literature/Film

Courses will focus on some characteristic ways in which literature and/or film address and explore the ethical dimensions of citizenship and the relationships between works and their cultural contexts. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. Typical courses include: War and Peace; Utopias and Dystopias. May be repeated as topics change. (Also satisfies Categories 1C and 9.)

 

214 (1-4) Topics in Film
Courses will explore various specialized topics in  film. May be repeated as topics change.

Category 7

211 (4) Perspectives: Human Diversity and Literature/Film

Courses will explore various specialized topics in literature and/or film to increase understanding of literary and cinematic contributions made by under-represented people, to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, and to increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. Typical courses include: Multicultural Literature, Women's Literature. May be repeated as topics change. (Also satisfies Categories 1C and 6.)

Category 8

212 (4) Perspectives: World Literature/Film

Courses will introduce students to works of literature and/or film from a variety of world cultures. Designed to increase knowledge of world cultures and appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in representation, and in seeing, believing, and being. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. (Also satisfies Categories 1C and 6.)

Category 9

213 (4) Perspectives: Ethics and Civic Responsibility in Literature/Film

Courses will focus on some characteristic ways in which literature and/or film address and explore the ethical dimensions of citizenship and the relationships between works and their cultural contexts. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. Typical courses include: War and Peace; Utopias and Dystopias. May be repeated as topics change. (Also satisfies Categories 1C and 6.)

Category 11

242 (4) Introduction to Creative Writing

An introduction to writing poetry and short fiction. This course does not assume previous creative writing experience on the part of the student. (Also satisfies Category 1C.)