Think, Understand & Create

Students choose from lists of appropriate classes, as applicable, to develop skills in analytical thinking, evaluation of information, methods of research, educational perspectives and avenues of communication from a wide range of disciplines.

Written Communication. Students meet this requirement by receiving a grade of C- or better in English 101. Unless exempted on the basis of high SAT or ACT verbal scores, or unless entering Emory & Henry with AP or transfer credit, all students are required to take English 100 and/or English 101 during the first year. Students enrolled in English 100 must earn at least a C- in English 100 in order to take English 101. Similarly, students who obtain lower than a C- in English 101 must retake it and obtain at least a C- to meet the college writing requirement. Students exempted from both English 100 and English 101 must complete an advanced writing course chosen from the following: English 200, 203, 230, 250, 251, 252, 255, 256, 321, 322, 323, or 326. Some departments may also require an advanced writing course as a graduation requirement.

Students who exhibit weaknesses in college-level writing skills in any course after the completion of English 101 may be required to complete English 199 in order to graduate. Any faculty member may make a formal referral to English 199. A student officially referred to English 199 must enroll in and pass the course in order to graduate.

Mathematics. The mathematics requirement enables students to develop skills that will assist them in college courses and in vocational preparation. This requirement is met by completion of mathematics courses specified in each departmental headnote for a major.

Natural Sciences with Laboratory. One class chosen from list of approved courses in the Natural Sciences. 


Social Sciences. One class chosen from list of approved courses in the Social Sciences. 


Humanities. One class chosen from list of approved courses in the Humanities. 


Creative Arts. One class chosen from list of approved courses in the Creative Arts.