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Human Behavior (GB)

Requirement: One 3-credit hour course.

GenEd Human Behavior courses address the relationships between individuals and communities. Courses may focus on the relationship between individuals and communities in general or may engage those relationships from specific perspectives (such as art, music, education, religion, economics, politics or education), or look at them within specific themes (such as food & eating, crime, crisis, sexuality, or adolescence).

Human Behavior courses are intended to teach students how to:

• Understand relationships between individuals and communities;
• Understand theories or explanations of human behavior used to describe social phenomena;
• Examine the development of individuals' beliefs, behaviors, and assumptions and how these affect individuals and communities;
• Apply one disciplinary method to understand human behavior or explain social phenomena;
• Access and analyze materials related to individuals, communities or social phenomena; and
• Compare and contrast similar social phenomena across individuals or communities.


Human Behavior 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 the Class Schedule.

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.

  • Asian Behavior & Thought
  • Bilingual Communities
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Disability Identity
  • Eating Cultures
  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
  • Guerrilla Altruism: A Mini-Manual of Subversive Activism
  • Human Behavior and the Photographic Image
  • Human Ecology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Identity & Crisis
  • Interpersonal Communication: Critical Competencies for Professional and Personal Success
  • Kids, Community and Controversy
  • Language in Society
  • Marginalized Citizenship: Disability and Sexuality
  • Philosophy of the Human
  • The Quest for Utopia
  • Tweens and Teens
  • Workings of the Mind
  • Youth Cultures
  • Honors Asian Behavior & Thought
  • Honors Bilingual Communities
  • Honors Criminal Behavior
  • Honors Human Sexuality
  • Honors Philosophy of the Human
  • Honors: The Quest for Utopia
  • Honors Tweens and Teens
  • Honors Workings of the Mind
  • Honors Youth Cultures

Waiver: Students pursuing undergraduate degrees in education, including art, middle or secondary certifications, may be exempted from the GenEd Human Behavior requirement upon completion of collegiate requirements.

A student will be waived from the GenEd Human Behavior requirement upon completion of the following three-course sequence:

  • Education 2109: Adolescent Development for Educators, Special Education 2231: Introduction to Inclusive Education, and English Education (Secondary) 3338: Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12. All courses must be completed to receive waiver.  

Consult an academic advisor for more information.

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