General Education Mobile Program

Missouri Western State University participates in the Community College of the Air Force's (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program.

Airmen can complete up to 15 credits of their general education requirements by taking online courses from Missouri Western.

These credits can be applied to your CCAF Associate of Applied Science degree, and can also apply toward a higher degree at Missouri Western if you choose to further your education.

Online courses are typically 16 weeks and offered during normal semester dates. Please visit the online course schedule to see what courses are being offered each semester. Please also visit the academic calendar to see important dates throughout the semester.


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List of GEM Courses - Fall 2017:

ENG 104 - College Writing and Rhetoric

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. Instruction in reading and writing; emphasizes expository prose. Fulfills first half of the general studies requirement in English composition. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in RDG 095, or an ACT Reading score of 18 or higher, or a passing score on the Accuplacer test. A grade of C or higher in ENG 100, or an ACT English score of 18 or higher, or a passing score on the Writing Placement Examination. (See class schedule for information about placement exams.)

ENG 108 - College Writing and Research

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. Instruction in college-level research and rhetoric: continued practice in college-level writing. Fulfills second half of the General Studies requirement in English composition. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG 104.

MAT 112 - Finite Mathematics

Description: Offered: F, Sp. Linear and quadratic equations, graphs, and functions including exponential and logarithmic functions; mathematics of finance, annuities, sinking funds and mortgages; linear programming; counting methods, probability, expectation; descriptive statistics. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 165 or MAT 167. Prerequisites: ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a grade of C or higher in MAT 110E or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

MAT 116 - College Algebra

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. Linear, quadratic, and miscellaneous equations and inequalities; relations and functions including polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing; systems of equations; and matrices. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 165 or MAT 167. Prerequisites: ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a grade of C or higher in MAT 110E or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

COM 104 - Oral Communication

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. Principles of speech as applied in meaningful participation in society.

ECO 261 - Principles of Microeconomics

Description: Offered: F 2017. Introduction to economic fundamentals with emphasis on supply and demand analysis, factor markets, different market structures, international economics, and various economic problems.

GEO 100 - World Geography

Description: Offered: F, Sp. A systematic and regional analysis of the world's diverse cultural realms emphasizing the five themes of geography (location, place, interaction of people and the physical environment, movement, and region).

HIS 140 - American History to 1865

Description: Offered: F, Sp. The discovery of America to the end of the Civil War; colonial America, the Revolution, national development, sectionalism, and the Civil War.

HIS 150 - American History since 1865

Description: Offered: F, Sp. Continuation of HIS 140. Reconstruction, industrialization, urbanization, emergence as a world power, progressivism, World War I, the New Deal, World War II, and postwar America.

HIS 200 - Ancient & Medieval Civilization

Description: Offered: F, Sp. The western world from antiquity to the fifteenth century; the emergence of civilization in the Nile and Tigris-Euphrates valleys; the political, social, economic, and intellectual contributions of Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe.

HIS 210 - Early Modern Civilization

Description: Offered: F, Sp. The western world from 1500 to 1815; national states, the geographical revolution, the founding of European overseas empires, the Reformation, the emergence of constitutional governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the American and French Revolutions.

PSC 101 - American National Government

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. The American constitutional system, including Congress, the presidency, and the courts; and public issues.

PSY 101 - General Psychology

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. General information about psychology in everyday life, designed to correct misconceptions and to give the student a better understanding of self and others.

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. An introduction to the discipline of sociology; basic sociological concepts and theories; a survey of the major topics such as culture, society, social interaction, groups, crime, race/ethnicity, class, gender, the family, education, religion, medicine, economy, politics. Cross-cultural comparisons.

ART 100 - Introduction to Art

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. General background in the history, philosophy, principles, and techniques of the visual arts.

ENG 210 - Approaches to Literature

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. A General Studies course emphasizing ways of reading and writing about multiple genres of literature. Various thematic approaches may be offered. Course may not be repeated for credit.

HUM 203 - Ancient and Medieval

Description: Offered: F, Sp. The social and intellectual history of humanity as reflected by literature, art, music, drama and discourse from the classical period to the Renaissance.

MUS 101 - Perspectives in Music

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. Music materials, forms, historical-social development of composers and compositions. Various themes may be pursued. May not be repeated for credit.

PHL 230 - Ethics

Description: Offered: F, Sp. An introduction to ethical theory focusing on the major traditions of Western philosophical ethics and their practical application to contemporary moral issues.

THR 113 - Introduction to Theatre

Description: Offered: F, Sp, Su. The contributions made by directors, actors, designers, technicians, and playwrights to modern dramatic productions. Participation in a production as performer, member of stage or construction crew, or members of production committee may be required.