College of Engineering General Education Program

Students must satisfy the College of Engineering General Education Program.  This requirement has two components: Foundation Learning Outcomes and MSE Programmatic Requirements. For the combined set of classes (sections1.4.3.1 and 1.4.3.2) the following requirements apply:

o   Students must earn a C- or better in courses that satisfy Foundational Learning Outcomes.

o   At least six credit hours must be at the 30000 level or above, or from courses with a required prerequisite in the same department.

o   No more than 6 credit hours from the Colleges of Engineering, Science, and Technology.

 

Foundational Learning Outcomes

Students must select from a list of courses maintained by the Office of the Provost as part of Purdue’s Undergraduate Outcomes-based Core Curriculum to satisfy the all six Foundational Learning Outcomes.  These are listed below and described at: Core Curriculum

1) Written Communication Foundational Outcome course taken during FYE.

2) Information Literacy taken during FYE.

3) Oral Communication Foundational Outcome course taken during FYE.

4) Humanities (3 credit hours, MSE requirement)

5) Behavior/Social Science (3 credit hours, MSE requirement)

6) Science, Technology, & Society (3 credit hours, MSE requirement

 

During the First-Year Engineering (FYE) program the first 3 Foundational Learning Outcomes are satisfied.  To satisfy the remaining Foundational Learning Outcomes, students in MSE are required to take 3 credit hours from Humanities, Behavior/Social Science, and Science, Technology, & Society.   A list of these approved courses is maintained at: Course Listing - Office of Provost

Note: courses taken by students in First Year Engineering that satisfy the Foundational Learning Outcomes but are not directly listed in the MSE Plan of Study will count as either an MSE Support Area Elective or as an MSE General Education Elective.

 

MSE Programmatic Requirements (9 credit hours)

A summary of the General Education Program for the School of Materials Engineering along with a list of approved courses is provided below. The faculty view courses in the arts, humanities and social science as an integral part of one’s Engineering Education. The rationale for this view is described in the preamble to the General Education Program stating:

            “Humanities and social sciences courses encompass the breadth of human experience and culture, both past and present, including individual behavior, social and political structures, aesthetic values, modes and dynamics of communication, philosophical and ethical thought, and cognitive processes.  Such courses are an integral part of all engineering curricula which complements technical and professional content by enabling engineering students to appreciate the world in which they live and work, and to contribute as both educated members of society and aware, ethical professionals. Humanities and social sciences courses also provide a framework for rational inquiry, critical evaluation, judgment and decisions when dealing with issues that are non-quantifiable, ambiguous, or controversial.  Of equal importance, they offer opportunities for engineering students to develop interests and insights that guide, enrich and expand their personal lives.” You are encouraged to make the most of this program by taking courses that are both interesting and challenging.

 

 

MSE General Education Courses (9 credit hours)

The following list contains the courses currently approved to complete the 9 credits in the General Education Program for Materials Engineering.  The list is updated periodically.  If a student is interested in a course not listed, but is thought to fulfill the purpose of the General Education program as described above, the student may petition the undergraduate committee for its inclusion. 

 

 

A. College of Liberal Arts

Introductory

- African American Studies (AAS) 10000-29999

- Art & Design (AD) 10000-29999

- American Studies (AMST) 10000-29999

- ANTH 10000 - Being Human: Introduction To Anthropology

- ANTH 20100 - Introduction To Archaeology And World Prehistory

- ANTH 20300 - Biological Bases Of Human Social Behavior

- ANTH 20400 - Human Origins

- ANTH 20500 - Human Cultural Diversity

- Arabic (ARAB) 10000-29999

- Asian American Studies (ASAM) 10000-29999

- Asian Studies (ASIA) 10000-29999

- American Sign Language (ASL) 10000-29999

- CDIS 23900 - Introduction To Disability Studies

- Chinese (CHNS)  10000-29999

- Classics (CLCS) 10000-29999

- Comparative Literature (CMPL) 10000-29999

- Dance (DANC) 10000-29999

- French (FR) 10000-29999

- Film and Video Studies (FVS) 10000-29999

- German (GER) 10000-29999

- Greek (GREK) 10000-29999

- Global Studies Liberal Arts (GSLA) 10000-29999

- Hebrew (HEBR) 10000-29999

- Italian (ITAL) 10000-29999

- Japanese (JPNS) 10000-29999

- Jewish Studies (JWST) 10000-29999

- Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) 10000-29999

- Latin (LATN) 10000-29999

- Languages & Cultures (LC) 10000-29999

- Linguistics (LING) 10000-29999

- Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) 10000-29999

- Music (MUS) 10000-59900

- POL 23000 - Introduction To The Study Of Peace

- Portuguese (PTGS) 10000-29999

- Religious Studies (REL) 10000-29999

- Russian (RUSS) 10000-29999

- SOC 10000 - Introductory Sociology

- SOC 22000 - Social Problems

- Spanish (SPNS) 10000-29999

- Theatre (THTR) 10000-29999

- Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) 10000-29999

 

Non-Introductory

- African American Studies (AAS) 30000-59999
 
- Art & Design (AD) 30000-59999
 
- American Studies (AMST) 30000-59999
 
- ANTH 31200 - The Archaeology Of Ancient Egypt And The Near East
 
- ANTH 32000 - Ancient States And Empires
 
- ANTH 33500 - Primate Behavior
 
- ANTH 33600 - Human Variation
 
- ANTH 34100 - Culture And Personality
 
 ANTH 36800 - Sociolinguistic Study Of African American English
 
- ANTH 37900 - Native American Cultures
 
- ANTH 39000 - Individual Research In Anthropology
 
- ANTH 39200 - Selected Topics In Anthropology
 
- ANTH 40400 - Comparative Social Organization
 
- ANTH 41400 - Introduction To Language And Culture
 
- ANTH 42500 - Archaeological Method And Theory
 
- ANTH 43600 - Human Evolution
 
- ANTH 46000 - Contemporary Issues In Agriculture
 
- Arabic (ARAB) 30000-59999
 
- Asian American Studies (ASAM) 30000-59999
 
- Asian Studies (ASIA) 30000-59999
 
- American Sign Language (ASL) 30000-59999
 
- Chinese (CHNS) 30000-59999
 
- Classics (CLCS) 30000-59999
 
- Comparative Literature (CMPL) 30000-59999
 
- Dance (DANC) 30000-59999
 
- French (FR) 30000-59999
 
- Film and Video Studies (FVS) 30000-59999
 
- German (GER) 30000-59999
 
- Greek (GREK) 30000-59999
 
- Global Studies Liberal Arts (GSLA) 30000-59999
 
- Hebrew (HEBR) 30000-59999
 
- Italian (ITAL) 30000-59999
 
- Japanese (JPNS) 30000-59999
 
- Jewish Studies (JWST) 30000-59999
 
- Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) 30000-59999
 
- Latin (LATN) 30000-59999
 
- Languages & Cultures (LC) 30000-59999
 
- Linguistics (LING) 30000-59999
 
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) 10000-29999
 
- Music (MUS) 30000-59999
 
- Portuguese (PTGS) 30000-59999
 
- Religious Studies (REL) 30000-59999
 
- Russian (RUSS) 30000-59999
 
- SOC 31000 - Race And Ethnicity
 
- SOC 31200 - American Society
 
- SOC 31600 - Industry And Society
 
- SOC 32400 - Criminology
 
- SOC 32800 - Criminal Justice
 
- SOC 33400 - Urban Sociology
 
- SOC 33800 - Global Social Movements
 
- SOC 35000 - Sociology Of Family
 
- SOC 36700 - Religion In America
 
- SOC 33900 - Sociology Of Global Development
 
- SOC 34000 - General Social Psychology
 
- SOC 34100 - Culture And Personality
 
- SOC 36800 - The Social Significance Of Religion
 
- SOC 37400 - Medical Sociology
 
- SOC 39100 - Selected Topics In Sociology
 
- SOC 40200 - Sociological Theory
 
- SOC 41100 - Social Inequality
 
- SOC 42100 - Juvenile Delinquency
 
- SOC 42600 - Social Deviance And Control
 
- SOC 42900 - Sociology Of Protest
 
- SOC 45000 - Gender Roles In Modern Society
 
- SOC 45400 - Family Violence
 
- SOC 49300 - Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Seminar
 
- Spanish (SPNS) 30000-59999
 
- Theatre (THTR) 30000-59999
 
- Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) 30000-59999

 

B. College of Health and Human Sciences

Introductory

- HDFS 20100 - Introduction To Family Processes

- HDFS 21000 - Introduction To Human Development

- PSY 12000 - Elementary Psychology

- SLHS 11500 - Introduction To Communicative Disorders

- SLHS 22700 - Elements Of Linguistics

 

Non-Introductory

- CSR 34200 - Personal Finance

- CSR 39800 - International Special Topics

- HDFS 31100 - Child Development

- HDFS 31200 - Adult Development

- HDFS 32500 - Health And Health Care For Children And Families

- HDFS 33000 - Sexuality And Family Life

- HDFS 34100 - Working With Parents

- PSY 20000 - Introduction To Cognitive Psychology

- PSY 23500 - Child Psychology

- PSY 23900 - The Psychology Of Women

- PSY 24000 - Introduction To Social Psychology

- PSY 27200 - Introduction To Industrial-Organizational Psychology

- PSY 31000 - Sensory And Perceptual Processes

- PSY 31100 - Human Memory

- PSY 31400 - Introduction To Learning

- PSY 33500 - Stereotyping And Prejudice

- PSY 33600 - Issues In Developmental Psychology

- PSY 33700 - Social Cognition

- PSY 35000 - Abnormal Psychology

- PSY 36100 - Human Development I: Infancy And Childhood

- PSY 38000 - Behavior Change Methods

- PSY 39100 - Readings In Psychology

- PSY 39200 - Special Topics In Psychology

- PSY 42600 - Language Development

- PSY 42800 - Drugs And Behavior

- PSY 44300 - Aggression And Violence

- PSY 46400 - Research Ethics In Psychological Sciences

- PSY 47300 - Selection And Performance Appraisal In Organizations

- PSY 47500 - Work Motivation And Job Satisfaction

- PSY 48400 - The Psychology Of Consciousness

- SLHS 30900 - Language Development

- SLHS 40100 - Language And The Brain

- SLHS 41900 - Topics In Audiology And Speech Pathology

 

C. College of Agriculture

Introductory

- AGEC 25000 - Economic Geography Of World Food And Resources

- AGEC 29600 - Selected Topics In Agricultural Economics

 

Non-Introductory

- AGEC 34000 - International Economic Development

- AGEC 40600 - Natural Resource And Environmental Economics

- AGEC 41000 - Agricultural Policy

- AGEC 45000 - International Agricultural Trade

 

D. Polytechnic Institute - Division of Military Science and Technology

Introductory

- NS 21400 - Naval Leadership And Management

 

Non-Introductory

- AFT 35100 - Leading People And Effective Communication I

- AFT 36100 - Leading People And Effective Communication II

- AFT 47100 - National Security/Commissioning Preparation I

- AFT 48100 - National Security/Commissioning Preparation II

- NS 41300 - Naval Leadership And Ethics

 

E. Office of the Provost - Purdue Systems Collaboratory

Non-Introductory

- SYS 30000 - It’s A Complex World - Addressing Global Challenges

- SYS 35000 - Systems Methods

- SYS 40000 - Systems Praxis

 

F. School of Management

Introductory

- ECON 25100 - Microeconomics

- ECON 25200 - Macroeconomics

 

Non-Introductory

- ECON 34000 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

- ECON 35200 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

- ECON 36100 - Antitrust And Regulation

- ECON 36500 - History Of Economic Thought

- ECON 37000 - International Trade

- ECON 37500 - United States Economic History

- ECON 38000 - Money And Banking

- ECON 38500 - Labor Economics

- ECON 42200 - Public Finance And Taxation

- ECON 45600 - Urban Economics

- ECON 46100 - Industrial Organization

- ECON 46600 - International Economics

- ECON 47100 - Behavioral Economics 

 


Last Updated: 08/09/2022