St. Bonaventure University

General Education Curriculum


St. Bonaventure University is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We enhance the lives of our students and help them prepare for their futures by providing experiences that build knowledge, 技能, 和性格.

普通教育课程 Our university has its roots in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and the general education curriculum values that tradition within the context of the Catholic and Franciscan intellectual heritage.  Its aim is to provide students with foundational knowledge for all majors that aligns with the university’s six student learning goals:

  1. Basic knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences, specialized knowledge in a particular area of study, and the ability to integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines.
  2. The ability to think constructively, 批判性的, 和创造性的, including competencies in analytic inquiry, quantitative literacy, information literacy, evidential reasoning, and problem solving.
  3. Competence in multimodal communication with special emphasis on oral, 写, and digital communication, including an understanding of key issues relating to their use.
  4. A disposition to understand societal issues, seek solutions, and become responsible citizens.
  5. An ability to engage with ultimate questions of a metaphysical, 神学, and philosophical nature.
  6. A basic understanding of the Catholic tradition and an appreciation of the intellectual and moral virtues expressed in the Franciscan movement (e.g., 谦卑, 同情, justice with peace, 爱智慧, and the inherent goodness of all creation).

Within the framework of these goals and the university’s mission, the general education curriculum offers students an educational experience that encourages them to examine 批判性的 their own cultural assumptions and to explore openly and fairly other perspectives and cultures. This deepening appreciation of their own heritage and sensitive openness to alternative frameworks should prepare students to take their place as thinking, moral individuals in a global community.


Requirements for the General Education Curriculum


The General Education Curriculum is a 37-hour program to help students appreciate a liberal arts education. Each required specific course and each distribution list has been developed based on a list of learning objectives and assessment procedures. (Transfer students receive credit for some of these courses. 请咨询 Transferring Credits to SBU.)

To see the descriptions for any of the courses listed below, please refer to the Online Undergraduate Catalog.

I. Required specific courses — 15 credits

  • 博纳101. Introduction to St. Bonaventure — 3 credits.
  • 四氢呋喃101. The Way of Francis and Clare (Honors students may take THFS 104) — 3 credits.
  • 104年菲尔. Introduction to Ethics (Honors students may take PHIL 105) — 3 credits.
  • 101年英格. Writing I and 102年英格. Writing II (Honors students may take ENG 104) — 3 credits each. 请参阅 Placement in 101年英格 & 102年英格.

II. One course from each distribution — 22 credits

  • Franciscan Studies/Theology (Click to see courses)
    • 四氢呋喃225. Theology and the 艺术
    • 四氢呋喃226. Theology through Film
    • 四氢呋喃230. 信仰与怀疑
    • 四氢呋喃235. Catholic Theology
    • 四氢呋喃245. 基督教伦理
    • 四氢呋喃252. Christian Spirituality
    • 四氢呋喃261. Jesus Through the Centuries
    • 四氢呋喃263. 圣礼
    • 四氢呋喃266. Franciscan Theology for Today
    • 四氢呋喃270. Introduction to the Bible
    • 四氢呋喃271. Understanding the Old Testament
    • 四氢呋喃272. Understanding the New Testament          
    • 四氢呋喃307. Christian-Muslim Relations
    • 四氢呋喃333. Christian Marriage
    • 四氢呋喃340. Ethical Leadership: Franciscan 值 in the Workplace
    • 四氢呋喃342. Bonaventure – Life & 作品
    • 四氢呋喃345. Catholic 社会 Thought 
    • 四氢呋喃348. Health, Faith, and Ethics
    • 四氢呋喃359. Franciscan Spirituality
    • 四氢呋喃360. Early Christian 历史 to the Reformation
  • Historical Studies (Click to see courses)
    • 崇拜101. Greek Civilization
    • 崇拜102. Roman Civilization
    • 崇拜103. Greek and Roman Mythology
    • 崇拜104. Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Italy
    • 嘘101. 欧洲至1815年
    • 嘘102. 1815年以来的欧洲
    • 嘘106. The 艺术 of Historical Detection
    • 嘘201. United States 历史 to 1865
    • 嘘202. United States 历史 Since 1865
    • 嘘206. Introduction to Public 历史
    • 嘘230. American Military 历史
    • 嘘250. World 历史 to 1450
    • 嘘251. World 历史 Since 1450
    • 嘘255. 艺术 & 亚洲历史
    • 嘘320. The Civil War and Reconstruction 
    • 嘘380. Evolution of Information & 网络战
    • 嘘407. Twentieth Century United States
    • 嘘408. United States, 1945-2000
  • Literature and the Visual and Performing 艺术 (Click to see courses)
    • 分101. Survey of Western 艺术 I
    • 分102. Survey of Western 艺术 II
    • 203年英格. English Literature I
    • 204年英格. English Literature II
    • 213年英格. Popular Literature
    • 220年英格. American Literature I
    • 221年英格. American literature II
    • 360年英格. 现代诗歌
    • 375年英格. American Novel to 1865
    • 376年英格. American Novel 1865 to 1945
    • 377年英格. Women in Literature
    • 379年英格. African American Literature
    • 423年英格. Shakespeare I: Comedies and Histories
    • 424年英格. Shakespeare II: Tragedies
    • 朋友480. French Literature in Translation
    • MU 111. Understanding Music
    • MU 212. Music 历史 II: From Classical to Contemporary
    • MU 313. 爵士乐的历史
    • MU 314. 音乐剧
    • MU 316. 历史 of Rock and Roll
    • 跨越311年. Enchanted Spain: Unveiling Spanish Fairytales and Cultural Treasures 
    • 跨越322年. Spanish Literature in Translation
    • 跨越324年. Contemporary Latin American Literature in Translation
    • 跨度325/ ws 325. Hispanic Women Writers
    • 跨越327年. Indigenous Voices of Latin America
    • 四氢呋喃225. Theology and the 艺术
    • THTR 101. Introduction to the Theater
    • THTR 212. 历史 of European Theater
    • THTR 412. Shakespeare in Performance
    • THTR 413. Honors: Shakespeare in Performance
    • VA 101艺术 & 它的升值
    • WS 377. Women in Literature
  • Natural Science with a Lab (Click to see courses)
    • 生物/医学杂志101. Fundamentals of Biology and Laboratory
    • 生物/医学杂志110. Plants and Human 文化
    • 生物135. Introduction to Biotechnology and BIOL 135. Introduction to Biotechnology Lab
    • 化学100. Introduction to Chem and CHML 100. Introduction to Chemistry Lab
    • 化学101. General Chemistry I and CHML 101. General Chemistry I Laboratory
    • PHSC 101. Earth Science and PHSL 101. Earth Science Laboratory
    • PHSC 106. Stars and Stellar Systems and PHSC 113L. Astronomy Laboratory
    • PHSC 191. Introduction to Natural Science and PHSL 191. Introduction to Natural Science Lab
    • 103年的今天. General Physics I and PHYL 103. General Physics I Laboratory
  • 哲学 (Click to see courses)
    • 102年菲尔. Introduction to 哲学
    • 菲尔- 102 h. Introduction to 哲学 (Honors)
    • 111年菲尔. Introduction to Critical Thinking
    • 210年菲尔. 形而上学
    • 222年菲尔. Oppression and Privilege
    • 305年菲尔. 哲学 of Sports 
    • 307年菲尔. Feminist 哲学
    • 317年菲尔. 哲学 of Religion
    • 320年菲尔. 存在主义
    • 330年菲尔. 商业道德
    • 332年菲尔. 社会 & 经济正义
    • 338年菲尔. Health Care Ethics
    • 339年菲尔. 哲学 爱的 and 性
    • PHIL 341 Environmental Ethics
    • 361年菲尔. Evil and Modern Thought
    • WS 339. 哲学.爱的 & 性
  • Quantitative Literacy (Click to see courses)
    • 数学107. Introduction to Statistics
    • 数学108. Pre-Calculus Mathematics
    • 数学111. Mathematics for Elementary Education I
    • 数学112. Mathematics for Elementary Education II
    • 数学117. Introduction to Statistics for Natural Science 专业
    • 数学122. Calculus for Management and 社会 科学
    • 数学135. Quantitative Reasoning
    • 数学145. Introduction to Mathematical Concepts
    • 数学151. 微积分我
    • QMX 210. Quantitative Application for Business Students
    • QMX 211. Introduction to Statistics
  • 社会 科学 (Click to see courses)
    • 101年生态. Microeconomics Principles
    • 102年生态. Macroeconomics Principles
    • 建造于210年. Human Development and Learning
    • 建造于214年. Honors Human Development and Learning
    • 建造于250年. Adolescent Development and Learning
    • 政客们102. American Politics
    • 政客们103. International Relations
    • 政客们203. Comparative Political Systems
    • 101年心理学. An Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 101. Introductory Sociology
    • SOC 111. Honors: Intro to Sociology

3. One course from each designation

In order to complete their General Education students must take a course designated as

  • Intensive Writing (W) (Click to see courses)
    • 250年英格. Advanced Oral and Written Communication
    • 260年英格. Professional Communication
    • 265年英格. Editing For Grammar & Style
    • 270年英格. Creative Writing:Fiction
    • 271年英格. Creative Writing: Poetry 
    • 275年英格. Rhetorical Criticism & 理论
    • 325年英格. Writing in Digital Environments
    • 326年英格. 数字修辞
    • 329年英格. 书的历史 
    • 365年英格. Contemporary Literature
    • 375年英格. The American Novel to 1865
    • 377年英格. Women in Literature
    • 498年英格. Senior Writing Workshop
    • 嘘300. Historical Methods and Historiography
    • 嘘407. Twentieth Century United States: 1900-1945 
    • 嘘408. Twentieth Century United States: 1945-Present
    • HS 201. Research Methods in Health
    • IS 491. 毕业论文
    • JMC 202: Reporter’s Narrative: Craft
    • 江铃汽车318. Creative Nonfiction
    • 江铃汽车319. Writing Spaces and Places
    • 江铃汽车482. 妇女,少数民族 & 媒体
    • JMC 483: 媒体 and Democracy
    • 努尔401. Nursing 理论 and Professionalism
    • 政客们498. Political Science Capstone
    • SC 301. Strategic Writing and Professional Communication
    • 跨越303年. Advanced Grammar and Composition
    • 加速350. Instructional Design for All Learners
    • WS 377. Women in Literature
  • Diversity (D) (Click to see courses)
    • CRM 252. 种族与犯罪
    • CRM 253/ ws 253. Gender, Crime and Deviance
    • 建造于270年. English Language Learners in K-12 Classrooms
    • 379年英格. African American Literature
    • 380年英格. 世界文学
    • 嘘250. World 历史 to 1450
    • 嘘251. World 历史 Since 1450
    • 历史366/ ws 366. Women in East Asia 
    • IS 101. Introduction to International Studies
    • 江铃汽车482/WS 482: 妇女,少数民族 and the 媒体
    • ML 300. Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    • MU 315. 世界音乐
    • 仙女虫属101. Introduction to 印第安人 & Indigenous Studies
    • 仙女虫属110. Elementary Seneca I
    • 仙女虫属111. Elementary Seneca II
    • 仙女虫属205. 印第安人 & Indigenous Mythologies
    • 仙女虫属210. 塞内加3
    • 仙女虫属211. 塞内加四世
    • 努尔302. Community Health with Clinical
    • Nv 358/ phil 358. The 哲学 of Gandhi
    • NV 203. Martin Luther king Jr.
    • 222年菲尔. Oppression and Privilege
    • 307年菲尔. Feminist 哲学 
    • 政客们207. Politics and Religion
    • 投票375/ ws 375. Women and Politics
    • 219年心理学. Psychology of 文化
    • SOC 205. Sociology of Inequality
    • SOC 413. Minorities in the United States
    • 跨越311年. Enchanted Spain: Unveiling Spanish Fairytales and Cultural Treasures 
    • 跨越322年. Spanish Literature Translation 3
    • 跨越324年. Latin American Literature in Translation
    • 跨越325年. Hispanic Women Writers
    • 跨越327年. Indigenous Voices of Latin America
    • 加速230. Introduction to Special Education
    • 加速440. Adaptations and Instruction for Special Needs Students
    • 加速445. Instructional Strategies for Math & Science in Inclusive Secondary Education
    • 四氢呋喃203. 伊斯兰教:宗教 & 文化
    • THTR 101. Introduction to the Theater
    • THTR 211. 历史 of American Theater
    • WS 101. Introduction to Women's Studies
    • WS 325. Hispanic Women Writers
    • WS 330. Women in the Ancient & Modern Middle East

These types of courses can be found anywhere in the curriculum of the University among the distribution lists above, in a major or minor, or any elective courses. 请参阅 the catalog to find a list of courses that apply.