USC Schedule of Classes

Summer 2023

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GE Requirements for Students Beginning College Before Fall 2015

The GE program for students who began college before fall 2015 has six categories. The courses in Categories I, II and III give you the “big picture” about (I) the development of western European and American culture, as well as (II) alternative cultural traditions and (III) the basic principles animating scientific inquiry. The courses in Categories IV, V and VI consider specific (IV) applications of science and technology, (V) works of literature, philosophy and art, and (VI) important contemporary social issues.

Category I: Western Cultures and Traditions

Category II: Global Cultures and Traditions

Category III: Scientific Inquiry

Category IV: Science and Its Significance

Category V: Arts and Letters

Category VI: Social Issues

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