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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 1110

Composition I

13

ENGL 1120

Composition II

13

ENGL 2210

Professional & Technical Communication

13
MATH 1220College Algebra23

MATH 1350

Introduction to Statistics

23

MATH 1430

Elements of Calculus

23

ASTR 1115

Introduction to Astronomy

33

ASTR 1115L

Introduction to Astronomy Lab

31

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General Biology

33

BIOL 1110L

General Biology Lab

31

CCST 1110**

Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies

43

ECON 2110

Macroeconomics Principles

43

ECON 2120

Microeconomics Principles

43

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology

43

CCST 2110**

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

53

HIST 1150

Western Civilization I

53

NATV 1150**

Introduction to Native American Studies

53

REGL 2110**

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Eastern Religions

53

SPAN 1110 

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Spanish I

63

SPAN 2120

Spanish IV

63

MUSC 1130

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Music Appreciation: Western Music

73

MUSC 1120

Music Appreciation:  Rock Music

73

* Beginning with Fall 2019, UNM has implemented the State of New Mexico's Common Course Numbering (CCN). A full listing of UNM's general education courses can be found on the UNM General Education Website.

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

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