General Electives for Nuclear Engineering

Students that entered First Year Engineering (FYE) PRIOR to Fall 2013 will have GE’s reflecting this policy:

The requirement stipulates that a student must take 3 humanities classes and 3 social science classes. Within each category, the student is to complete two sequences. A sequence is an upper (300+) and lower (100-200) level courses within the same discipline. For the 3rd course, the student should take something outside of the original discipline but under the same category (humanities/social science). This policy requires 18 credit hours of General Elective credit.

For example a proper combination of general electives would be:

HUMANITIES

  • HIST 151
  • HIST 355
  • ENGL 205

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • POL 120
  • POL 327
  • PSY 120

Students that entered First Year Engineering (FYE) AFTER Fall 2013, have the new GE policy:

The new GE policy requires students to meet the University’s Core Curriculum through two separate curricula requirements.

Coursework from First Year Engineering (FYE) will meet the Written and Oral Communication and Information Literacy Outcomes.

Coursework from General Education Electives in the NE program will meet the remaining Outcomes.

Please refer to this list for approved GE options

(http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html)*

Students are required to complete two separate sequences – one Humanities and one Social Science.  A sequence is comprised of a lower level course (100-200) and an upper level course (300+) within the same discipline. The lower level course (or sometimes the upper) should appear on the UCC’s list of courses for whichever category the sequence is under. Students may also choose to do two 300+ courses to meet the sequences’ requirements. For example:

  • HIST 152 and HIST 366 is acceptable for the Humanities sequence. HIST 152 appears on the UCC’s Humanities course list. HIST 366 is 300+ course.

The same pattern is repeated for the Social Science sequence. The lower level (or sometimes the upper) should appear on the UCC’s Behavior/Social Science course list. An example is:

  • SOC 100 and SOC 362 is acceptable for the Social Science sequence. SOC 100 appears on the UCC’s BSS list. SOC 362 is a 300+ course.

The remaining Outcome will be met through the Science, Technology, and Science list from the UCC. A student may take any one of these courses to meet the outcome. There is some crossover from the Humanities and BSS course listing. One course can be used to meet multiple Outcomes.

The General Elective policy for students starting 2013 and later requires a total of 15 credit hours of GE courses.

 EXAMPLE

FOUNDATIONAL OUTCOMES

Outcomes completed by First Year Engineering:

   

Outcomes completed by General Education Electives:

 

 

(ENGL 106)

Written Communication

4

 

 HIST 152

Humanities

3

 

(COM 114)

Oral Communication

3

 

 SOC 100

Behavioral/Social Science

3

 

(ENGR 131)

Information Literacy

2

 

 PHIL 270

Science, Tech, & Society

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Education Electives (15)

Humanities

     

Social Science

     

Upper Level

HIST 366

3

 

Upper Level

SOC 362

3

 

Lower Level

HIST 152

3

 

Lower Level

SOC 100

3

 

 

If you have any questions, need clarification of the policy, or if you wish to take a class that is not on the UCC’s list, please contact Tiffany Stergar (tsterga@purdue.edu).

*Note: Only courses from the Human Cultures: BSS, Humanities, Information Literacy, Oral Communication, Science, Technology, and Society, and Written Communication can be used to satisfy general elective requirements.