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General Education Courses

The University of New Mexico requires all undergraduate students to complete General Education requirements as part of earning any baccalaureate degree. Complementing the major, General Education provides a set of strategies: communication, critical thinking, information analysis, quantitative skills, responsibility towards local and global communities. Students develop these strategies from different angles by taking one or more courses in each of the seven areas of the General Education curriculum: (1) writing and communication, (2) mathematics and statistics, (3) physical and natural sciences, (4) social and behavioral sciences, (5) humanities, (6) second language, and (7) arts and design. The General Education curriculum consists of 31 credit hours of courses in the seven areas of study. 

UNM offers an inventory of general education courses for Managed Online Program students in an 8-week format and offered on a cyclical basis. Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to managed online program students only." Below is a listing of the individual courses that fulfill a General Education requirement:

Course Number*Course NameUNM General Education AreaCredit Hours

ENGL 110

ENGL 1110

Accelerated Composition

Composition I

13

ENGL 120

ENGL 1120

Composition III

Composition II

13

ENGL 219

ENGL 2120

Technical Writing

Professional & Technical Communication

13

STAT 145

MATH 1350

Introduction to Statistics

Introduction to Statistics

23

ASTR 101

ASTR 1115

Introduction to Astronomy

Introduction to Astronomy

33

ASTR 101L

ASTR 1115L

Astronomy Laboratory

Introduction to Astronomy Lab

31

BIOL 110

BIOL 1110

Biology for Non-Majors

General Biology

33

BIOL 112L

BIOL 1110L

Biology Laboratory for Non-Majors

General Biology Lab

31

CCS 109**

CCST 1110**

Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies

Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies

43

ECON 105

ECON 2110

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics Principles

43

ECON 106

ECON 2120

Introduction to Microeconomics

Microeconomics Principles

43

PSY 105

PSYC 1110

General Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

43

CCS 201**

CCST 2110**

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

53

HIST 101

HIST 1150

Western Civilization (to 1648)

Western Civilization I

53

NATV 150**

NATV 1150**

Introduction to Native American Studies

Introduction to Native American Studies

53

RELG 263**

REGL 2110**

Eastern Religion

Eastern Religions

53

SPAN 101

SPAN 1110

Elementary Spanish I

Spanish I

63

SPAN 202

SPAN 2120

Intermediate Spanish II

Spanish IV

63

MUS 139

MUSC 1130

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation:  Western Music

73

MUS 142

MUSC 1120

Rock Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation:  Rock Music

73

* Beginning with Fall 2019, UNM has implemented the State of New Mexico's Common Course Numbering (CCN). The new CCN and associated title are indicated by italics in the table above.  A full listing of UNM's general education courses can be found on the UNM General Education Curriculum Worksheet.

**Course also meets University's "U.S. and Global Diversity and Inclusion” 3-credit undergraduate degree requirement.