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Core Requirement Equivalencies - Penn State

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Penn State University Equivalencies to Wilkes Distribution Requirements

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
CMPSC 121 Intro to Programming    CS 125 Computers Science I 4
ENGL 105 Rhetoric & Composition ENG 101 English Composition 3
CAS 100 Effective Speech COM 101 Public Speaking 
MTH 101 Solving Problems Using Math 
3

 

Area I: The Humanities
Must complete 3 of courses listed below for 9 credit hours

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
CMLIT 010 or ENGL 002 ENG 120 Introduction to Literature 3
HIST 002 Western Heritage I HST 101 Historical Foundation of Mod World 3
PHIL 001 Basic Problems of Philosophy
or SPAN 001 Elementary Spanish I
PHL 101 Intro to Philosophy
or SP 101 Into to Spanish
3

 

Area II: The Scientific World
Must complete 2 of the courses listed below for 6 credit hours minimum.
At least one of the courses must have a lab component.
The 2 courses must be from 2 different subject areas.

BIOLOGY

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
BIOL 110 Biology BIO 121 Principles of Modern Biology I 4

 

CHEMISTRY

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
CHEM 105 Introductory Chemistry CHM 105 Chemistry 3
CHEM 110 & CHEM 111 CHM 115/113(lab) Chemistry 4

 

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
STS 055 or STS 150 EES 105    Earth & Environmental Science 3

 

PHYSICS

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
PHY 001 The Science of Physics PHY 105 Physics    3
PHYS 250 Introductory Physics II PHY 174 Physics    4
PHYS 211 Gen Physics:  Elect & Magn PHY 201 Physics    4

 

Area III: The Social Sciences
Must complete at least 2 of the courses below for 6 credit hours minimum

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
ECON 002 Intro Micro Analysis & Pol EC 102 Microeconomics 3
PL SC 001 Intro to Am Natl Govt PS 111 Introduction to American Politics 3
PSYCH 100 Intro Psychology PSY 101    General Psychology 3
SOC 001 Introductory Sociology SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

 

Area IV: The Visual and Performing Arts
Must complete 1 course for 3 credit hours minimum

Penn State University Wilkes University Credits
ART H100 Introduction to Art Art 101 Experiencing Art 3
MUSIC 005H Intro to Western Music MUS 101 Introduction to Music I 3
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