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General Education Subjects

UWF offers General Education courses in Communication, Mathematics, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.


Communication courses must afford students the ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to write clearly and engage in public speaking. (Florida Statue 1007.25)

A traditional two-semester beginning composition sequence. First-year composition consists of ENC 1101, Introduction to Academic Writing and Research, and ENC 1102, Introduction to Public Writing, which are rhetorically-based and writing-process courses that satisfy the College-Level Communication requirement. Students learn to analyze, interpret, research, and invent arguments in a variety of genres and contexts for diverse audiences. Readings and compositions consist of print and multimodal texts.


Mathematics courses must afford students a mastery of foundational mathematical and computation models and methods by applying such models and methods in problem solving. (Florida Statue 1007.25 )

Mathematics involves investigations of and practice in the various facets and methods of mathematics ranging from algebra and geometry to calculus and statistics.


Humanities courses must afford students the ability to think critically through the mastering of subjects concerned with human culture, especially literature, history, art, music, and philosophy, and must include selections from the Western canon. (Florida statue 1007.25)

Humanities courses include literature, philosophy and the fine arts. Students will be exposed to cultural values and expressions. Some courses in this category will be writing intensive experiences.

Social Sciences

Social science courses must afford students an understanding of the basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavior and past and present social, political, and economic issues. (Florida statue 1007.25)

Social Sciences courses include the disciplines of history, economics, anthropology, psychology, social work, government, finance, geography, business, communication, and legal studies. Students are exposed to historical, behavioral, and socio-political perspectives.

Natural Sciences

Natural science courses must afford students the ability to critically examine and evaluate the principles of the scientific method, model construction, and use the scientific method to explain natural experiences and phenomena. (Florida Statue 1007.25)

Natural sciences investigate and explore nature's organic and inorganic creations in which systematic methods are used to discover the rules that govern nature.