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U.S. Society (GU)

Requirement: One 3-credit hour course.

GenEd U.S. Society courses strengthen students' understanding of the history, society, culture and political systems of the United States.

They are intended to teach students how to:

  • Interpret historical, analytical and cultural materials, and articulate their own point of view about those materials;
  • Develop observations and conclusions about selected themes in U.S. society and culture; and
  • Analyze the ways difference and heterogeneity have shaped the culture and society of the U.S.


U.S. Society Courses

Below, you will find the current list of GenEd courses in this area.

Please be advised that GenEd offerings vary from semester to semester and that all GenEd courses will not be offered every semester. For the most current list of GenEd offerings, please consult TU Courses.

In addition, a single GenEd course may be offered by more than one department. GenEd courses offered by more than one department will have the same course number and the same course title.
A student may not take the same course from multiple departments and earn credit toward graduation. However, if a student wishes to replace her/his grade in a GenEd course, s/he may replace the grade with any course bearing the same course number and the same course title regardless of department.

  • American Military Culture
  • American Revolutions
  • Contemporary American Social Movements
  • Dissent in America
  • Doing Justice
  • Education in the Global City
  • First Person America
  • Gender in America
  • Higher Education & American Life
  • Honors Contemporary American Social Movements
  • Honors Dissent in America
  • Honors Doing Justice
  • Honors First Person America
  • Honors Justice in America
  • Honors Landscape of American Thought
  • Honors Law and American Society
  • Honors Religion in Philadelphia
  • Justice in America
  • Landscape of American Thought
  • Law and American Society
  • People, Places & The Environment
  • Religion in Philadelphia
  • Sport & Leisure in American Society
  • The American Economy
  • The Making of American Society
  • Urban Dynamics


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