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General Education Requirements

General Education III is the set of requirements in effect for freshmen and transfer students who matriculate at New Paltz Fall 2003 or later. These campus requirements encompass the State University of New York's system-wide general education requirements.

Knowledge Areas

Arts & Humanities

Scientific Investigations

The United States
and Its Traditions

Global Perspectives

Appreciation for artistic, literary and philosophical endeavors Knowledge of the natural and social sciences, as well as mathematical ideas and models Knowledge of political, economic and social process in the US, the influence of Western tradition and the multicultural heritages that influence the US Understanding of the wide range of world civilizations and cultures and appreciation for cultural and individual differences

(one or two courses, depending on placement)

(one course)

(one course)

(one course, depending on placement)

Natural Sciences
(two courses)

Social Sciences (one course)

United States Studies
(one course)

Western Civilization
(one course)

(one course)

World Civilizations & Cultures
(one course)

Foreign Language
(one or two courses, depending on placement)

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