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General Education Subjects

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


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


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