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Approved Courses

FIT GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES APPROVED BY SUNY AS OF FALL 2014

The following FIT courses have been certified by SUNY as meeting specific General Education Student Learning Outcomes. Be aware that some 200- level and many 300- level courses applicable for General Education may have prerequisites. Check the 2013-15 Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

Knowledge and Skill Areas
G1 Basic Communication
G2 Mathematics

G3 Natural Sciences
G4 Social Sciences
G5 Western Civilization
G6 The Arts
G7 Humanities
G8 Foreign Languages
G9 Other World Civilizations (non-Western civilizations)
G10 American History

Competencies

G1 Basic Communication
Students will produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms; demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; develop proficiency in oral discourse; and evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

Approved basic communication courses are:
EN 121 English Composition
EN 241 Professional Speech Communication
EN 242 Public Speaking
EN 362 Creative Nonfiction

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G2 Mathematics
Students will show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning.

Satisfaction of the learning outcomes indicates that a student is ready to be placed into pre-calculus. Some campus proposals include courses offered outside the Mathematics Department (computer science, statistics, etc.). Such courses would be deemed acceptable only if they (1) teach or assume as a prerequisite algebra, trigonometry, etc., and (2) involve quantitative reasoning and data analysis.

A readiness to enter pre-calculus must be demonstrated via a legitimate standardized test. In the case of the Regents Exams, this would mean passing Course III with a score of 85 or above.

Approved mathematics courses are:
MA 113 College Math for Business and Technology
MA 142 Geometry and the Art of Design (formerly MA 242)
MA 161 Mathematical Ideas
MA 213 Quantitative Methods
MA 222 Statistical Analysis
MA 231 Precalculus (formerly MA 131)
MA 241 Topics in Probability and Geometry
MA 311 Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications
MA 321 Data Analysis for Business Applications
MA 331 Calculus
MA 361 Number Theory
MA 391 Mathematics of the Ancient World in its Cultural and Historic Context 
MA 392 The Mathematics of Personal Finance (Honors)

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G3 Natural Sciences
Students will demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis; and application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.

Approved Natural Sciences courses are:
SC 111 Introduction to the Physical Sciences
SC 112 Earth Science
SC 121 Introduction to Biological Science
SC 122 Field Biology
SC 143/043 Introduction to Chemistry
SC 145/045 Survey of General and Organic Chemistry
SC 146/046 Basic Chemistry for Cosmetics and Fragrances
SC 147 The Forensics of Fiber Analysis
SC 251 The Evolution of Humans
SC 252 Environmental Science
SC 253 Ecology and Environmental Problems
SC 321 Human Structure and Function
SC 326 Human Nutrition
SC 332/032 Color and Light/Color Science 
SC 391 Crime Scene Chemistry (Honors) 

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G4 Social Sciences
Students will demonstrate understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis; and knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.

Approved social sciences courses are:
SS 131 General Psychology
SS 141 Macroeconomics
SS 151 Introduction to World Affairs
SS 171 Introductory Sociology
SS 231 Personality
SS 232 Developmental Psychology
SS 237 Industrial Psychology
SS 242 Microeconomics (formerly SS 342)
SS 243 History of Economic Thought
SS 244 Fashion Economics
SS 251 American Government and Politics
SS 272 Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family...
SS 273 Social Problems
SS 275 Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations
SS 332 Psychological Testing and Interviewing
SS 334 The Psychology of Color
SS 335 Abnormal Psychology
SS 343 Labor Economies
SS 345 Fundamentals of Finance for Fashion Industries
SS 352 Contemporary Western Europe
SS 353 Latin America Today
SS 354 Comparative Political Systems
SS 373 Modern Organizations and Group Processes
SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies
SS 376 Clothing and Society
SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
SS 379 Sociology of the Digital Era
SS 385 Social Psychology
SS 386 Youth Subcultures, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
SS 392 Psychopathology and Modern Life
SS 393 Politics in the Middle East (Honors)
SS 394 Global Financial Markets (Honors)
SS 395 International Conflicts in the 21st Century (Honors)
SS 396 Social Experiments: Answering the Questions of Social Psychology (Honors)
SS 443 International Economics
SS 445 Money and Banking
SS 446 Economies of Latin America 

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G5 Western Civilization
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of Western civilization; and relate the development of Western Civilization to that of other regions of the world. Courses that satisfy the Western Civilization learning outcomes should be focused on a foundational aspect of the development of western civilization, and not on a narrowly defined topic or chronological period.

Approved Western Civilization courses are:
EN 392 Greek Mythology
HA 111 History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient Prehistory Through the Middle Ages
HA 112 Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era
HA 213 Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
HA 311 Medieval Art
HA 396 Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)
HI 395 Big Ideas in History: Smith, Darwin, Marx, Freud (Honors)
LA 394 Old and New Testaments
PL 391 Ancient Greek Philosophy 

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G6 The Arts
Students will demonstrate understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.

Approved courses in the arts are:
AC 362 Broadcast Workshop (formerly AC261)
AD 381 Concept Development Workshop I
AD 383 Communications Planning and Print Advertising
AR 101 Fashion Art and Design
AR 112 Fashion Art and Design
CD 111 Foundation I/Basic Design Theory
CD 113 Three-Dimensional Design
CD 115 Design Studio I
CD 132 Creative Process
DE 101 Principles of Display and Exhibit Design
EN 251 Theatre Arts
EN 254 Drama: From Script to Live Theatre
EN 262 Screen Writing
EN 324 Writing on the Arts
EN 361 Creative Writing
EN 363 Fiction Writing
EN 364 Poetry Writing
EN 391 Creative Imagination: Theory and Process
EN 397 Women in US Theater
EN 399 The Craft of Writing Poetry
FA 101 Painting
FA 102 Painting
FA 103 Painting
FA 104 Sculpture
FA 105 Life Drawing
FA 107 Basic Design
FA 108 Basic Drawing
FA 113 2D Design
FA 114 Fundamentals of Design II: 3D Form and Structure
FA 116 Creative Media
FA 131 Life Drawing I
FA 132 Life Drawing II
FA 141 Drawing I
FA 142 Drawing II
FA 202 Basic Design: 3D
FI 256 Screenwriting I
FI 356 Screenwriting II
FI 371 Film Art/Film Critic
FF 112 Fashion Art and Design II
FF 113 Fashion Art and Design for One-Year Program
GD 311 Graphic Design I
GD 312 Graphic Design II
HA 213 Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
HA 214 Art in New York
HA 251 Film Genres: Horror
HA 252 History of Russian and Soviet Film
HA 333 Contemporary Photography and New Media
HA 348 History of the Modern Printed Image
HA 381 The Word and the Page: A History of Writing and Books (Honors)
HA 394 History of New York Architecture
HP 231 America at Home: Product Styles from 1900 to Contemporary
IL 123 General Illustration
IL 131 Illustration Life Drawing I (formerly Fashion Life Drawing)
IL 302 Drawing for Animation I
IL 303 Drawing for Animation II
IL 362 The Illustrator's Heritage I
IL 364 The Illustrator's Heritage II
IL 374 Book Illustration I
JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication (formerly Principles of Jewelry Design)
MU 202 Survey of Latin American Music
MU 203 Survey of American Music
MU 391 Masterpieces of Music in the European Classical Tradition (Honors) 
PE 111 Modern Dance
PE 113 Jazz Dance
PE 114 Ballet I
PE 116 Afro-Caribbean Dance
PE 118 Flamenco Dance
PE 214 Ballet II
PE 215 Dance in New York: A Survey of Live Performance
PE 216 Ballet and Modern Dance: Past and Present
PE 217 Popular Urban Dance: Past and Present
PH 101 Photography Basics
PH 116 Photography Basics
PH 117 Principles of Photography, including darkroom instruction 
PH 162 Photographic Styling 
TD 141 Nature Studies
TD 142 Advanced Nature Studies
TY 101 Introduction to Toy Design
TY 411 Toy Design II & Product Update
TY 416 Hard Toy Design 

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G7 Humanities
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to those encompassed by other knowledge areas required by the General Education program.

Approved humanities courses are:
EN 231 The Short Story
EN 232 Perspectives on American Literature
EN 233 Introduction to Poetry
EN 234 Gay and Lesbian Literature
EN 235 African American Literature
EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
EN 237 Images of Women in the American Work Force
EN 238 Comedy
EN 253 Dramatic Literature
EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
EN 271 Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865
EN 272 Literature and History: History and Literature 1865 to Present 
EN 273 Literature of India
EN 275 Literature of the Sixties
EN 278 Science Fiction
EN 281 Chinese Cinema
EN 324 Writing on the Arts
EN 325 Playwriting
EN 331 Introduction to Shakespeare
EN 333 Modern Literature
EN 334 The Novel
EN 335 Working Women in the U.S.: 1865 to Present
EN 336 From Gothic to Horror: Literature of Fear
EN 352 History of Film
EN 371 Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
EN 373 The Graphic Novel
EN 381 Asian Fiction: Regional Selections (Honors)
EN 382 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)
EN 391 Creative Imagination: Theory & Process (Honors) 
EN 392 Greek Myths and their Transformations
EN 393 Shakespeare (Honors) 
EN 394 American Lives (Honors)
EN 395 Travel Literature and the Travel Essay (Honors)
EN 396 Shakespeare's Plays (Honors)
FI 111 Introduction to Film
FI 221 History of Film, beginnings to 1959
FI 222 History of Film, 1960-present
FI 272 Introduction to Television Studies
FI 321 Film Theory and Criticism: An Introduction
FI 331 Film Genres: Crime Stories
FI 341 French Cinema
FI 342 Contemporary Korean Cinema
HA 111 History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient to...
HA 112 History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to...
HA 121 Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, circa 3000...
HA 212 Renaissance Art
HA 213 Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
HA 214 Art in New York
HA 215 History of Menswear
HA 216 American Indian Art and Civilization
HA 217 History of Avant-Garde Film
HA 218 Art and Myth in the Classical World
HA 221 East Asian Art and Civilization
HA 223 African Art and Civilization
HA 224 Pre-Columbian American Art and Civilization
HA 225 Civilization and Art of India
HA 226 Art and Civilization of the Islamic World
HA 228 Oceanic Art and Civilization
HA 231 Modern Art
HA 232 Dada and Surrealism
HA 234 Warhol and Pop Art
HA 251 Film Genres: Horror
HA 252 History of Russian and Soviet Film
HA 241 History of Photojournalism
HA 311 Medieval Art
HA 312 Women in Western Art...
HA 314 History of American Art
HA 316 The Bauhaus
HA 331 Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to Present
HA 332 Modern Architecture
HA 333 Contemporary Photography and New Media
HA 342 History of Textile Design
HA 343 History of Photography
HA 344 History of Western Costume
HA 345 History of Industrial Design
HA 347 Costume & Fashion in Film
HA 348 History of the Modern Printed Image
HA 381 The Word and the Page: A History of Writing and Books (Honors)
HA 391 The Bauhaus
HA 392 The Art of Venice: Titian to Tiepolo
HA 395 Studies in American Indian Art and Culture
HA 396 Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)
HA 397 Studies in Maya Art & Culture (Honors)
HA 411 Western Theories of Art
HA 462 Art and Ethics
HI 392 Religion and Religious Dissent in American History to the Civil War (Honors)
HI 395 Big Ideas in History: Smith, Darwin, Marx, Freud (Honors)
IT 251 Italian Cinema
IT 341 Introduction to Italian Literature
IT 342 Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance
IT 345 Italian Food for Thought: Gastronomy in Italian Literature and Culture
LA 391 Issues in the Humanities and Technology
LA 393 New York City: An Interdisciplinary Approach
PL 141 Introduction to Western Philosophy
PL 143 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
PL 211 Informal Logic: A Guide to Clear Thinking
PL 321 Philosophy of Art
PL 391 Ancient Greek Philosophy
PL 392 The Old and New Testaments in the History of Ideas
PL 431 Philosophy: Ethics
SP 251 Latin American Fiction: From 1960's to the Present

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G8 Foreign Language
Students will demonstrate basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign language; and knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.

Approved foreign language courses are:
CH 111 Chinese I
CH 112 Chinese II
CH 213 Chinese III
CH 214 Chinese IV
FR 111 French I
FR 112 French II
FR 213 French III
FR 214 French IV
IT 111 Italian I
IT 112 Italian II
IT 132 Italian in Florence
IT 213 Italian III
IT 214 Italian IV
IT 311 Italian for Business
IT 341 Introduction to Italian Literature
IT 342 Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance 
JA 111 Japanese I
JA 112 Japanese II
JA 213 Japanese III
JA 214 Japanese IV
SP 111 Spanish I
SP 112 Spanish II
SP 132 Spanish in Santiago de Compostela
SP 141 Spanish for Spanish Speakers
SP 142 Spanish Speakers II
SP 213 Spanish III
SP 214 Intermediate Spanish
SP 311 Spanish for Business (formerly SP 215)

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G9 Other World Civilizations (Non-Western Civilizations)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of either a broad outline of world history, or the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of one non-Western civilization. Courses in this area would have to be non-Eurocentric and non-US in focus. In addition to courses on the civilizations of Asia or Africa, this would, for example, allow courses on the civilizations of indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Approved other world civilizations courses are:
EN 257 Major Movements in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film
EN 273 Literature of India
EN 281 Chinese Cinema
EN 371 Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature 
EN 381 Asian Fiction: Regional Selections (Honors)
EN 382 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Honors)
FI 342 Contemporary Korean Cinema
HA 121 Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, circa 3000...
HA 216 American Indian Art and Civilization
HA 221 East Asian Art and Civilization
HA 223 African Art and Civilization
HA 224 Pre-Columbian Art and Civilization
HA 225 Art and Civilization of India
HA 226 Art and Civilization of the Islamic World
HA 227 Archaeological Excavation in Israel (summer)
HA 228 Oceanic Art and Civilization
HA 315 Ethnographic Film
HA 395 Studies in American Indian Art and Culture
HA 397 Studies in Maya Art and Culture (Honors)
HA 398 Architecture and Faith: Ancient and Islamic Cities (Honors)
HI 206 Pasts in the Present: Modern Chinese History since 1800
PL 143 Introduction to Asian Philosophies
SS 151 Intro to World Affairs
SS 277 Cultural Expressions of Non-Western Dress and Fashion 
SS 353 Latin America Today
SS 354 Comparative Political Systems
SS 355 Contemporary African Politics
SS 356 Asia in Motion
SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies
SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
SS 386 Youth Subcultures, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
SS 393 Politics in the Middle East 
SS 395 International Conflict in the 21st Center (Honors)
SS 446 Economies of Latin America

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G10 American History
Students will demonstrate knowledge of a basic narrative of American history: political, economic, social, and cultural, including knowledge of unity and diversity in American society; knowledge of common institutions in American society and how they have affected different groups; and understanding of America's evolving relationship with the rest of the world.

Approved American History courses are:
EN 271 Literature and History
EN 272 Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 - Present
EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History
EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 - Present
HA 314 History of American Art
HI 202 US History: Civil War to the Present
HI 203 Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the U.S.
HI 204 Leisure in America
HI 205 American Business from Slavery to the Present
HI 207 Hollywood: A History
HI 391 United States History and Culture, 1860-Present (Honors)
HI 392 Religion and Religious Dissent in American History to the Civil War (Honors)
HI 393 New York City and the Invention of America (Honors)
HI 394 Rebellion and Resistance in America (Honors)

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Competencies
The two general education competencies are critical thinking and information management. You needn't worry about meeting them. They are covered in courses throughout the FIT curriculum.

1. Critical Thinking. Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others' work; and develop well-reasoned arguments.

2. Information Management. Students will perform the basic operations of personal computer use; understand and use basic research techniques; and locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources. 

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