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GEIII and the SUNY General Education Requirements

A Comparison of SUNY General Education (GE) and New Paltz General Education (GEIII) Requirements


SUNY system-wide GE requirements

 

New Paltz GEIII requirements

Category

Requirement

 

Category

Requirement

Basic Communication

1 course

 

Composition II
(prerequisite: Composition I)

1 course

Mathematics

1 course

 

Mathematics

1 course

* Natural Science

1 course

 

Natural Sciences

2 courses**

* Social Science

1 course

 

Social Sciences

1  course

* American History

1 course

 

United States Studies

1 course

* Western Civilization

1 course

 

Western Civilization

1 course

* Other World Civilizations

1 course

 

World Civilizations & Cultures

1 course

* Humanities

1 course

 

Humanities

1 course

* The Arts

1 course

 

Arts

1 course

* Foreign Languages

1 course

 

Foreign Language

 1 or 2 courses

(depending on placement level)**

* Students must demonstrate knowledge
 and skills in five of these eight categories.

 

Diversity

1 course**

 

 

 

** indicates a New Paltz requirement that exceeds the minimum SUNY system-wide general education requirements

Minimum total credits = 30

 

 

Minimum total credits = 36

 


The critical thinking competencies of Effective Expression, Systematic Inquiry, Information Literacy, and Ethical Reflection are infused throughout the New Paltz categories of academic knowledge.