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 a 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 their grade in a GenEd course, they may replace the grade with any course bearing the same course number and the same course title regardless of department.

  • Ancient War Games: Sport and Spectacle in Greece and Rome
  • Asian Behavior & Thought
  • Bilingual Communities
  • Creativity and Organizational Innovation
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Disability Identity
  • Eating Cultures
  • Guerrilla Altruism: A Mini-Manual of Subversive Activism
  • Human Behavior and the Photographic Image
  • Human Ecology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Interpersonal Communication: Critical Competencies for Professional and Personal Success
  • Language in Society
  • Law and Literature, Law in Fact
  • Media in a Hyper-Mediated World
  • Philosophy of the Human
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law
  • The Meaning of Madness
  • The Photographic Image
  • The Quest for Utopia
  • Tweens and Teens
  • Understanding Justice
  • Workings of the Mind
  • Youth Cultures
  • Honors Ancient War Games: Sport and Spectacle in Greece and Rome
  • Honors Asian Behavior & Thought
  • Honors Criminal Behavior
  • Honors Eating Cultures
  • Honors Guerrilla Altruism: A Mini-Manual of Subversive Activism
  • Honors Human Sexuality
  • Honors Language in Society
  • Honors Meaning of Madness
  • Honors Philosophy of the Human
  • 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 one of the following multi-course sequences:

Consult an academic advisor for more information.