Department of General Education
(Non-Degree Awarding Department for Interdisciplinary courses)
At Southern University Bangladesh, we are proud of our wide-ranging General Education course. Students entering the University study Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences as well as Bangladesh Studies and English Language in their first year on top of courses for their specialist subjects.
Each of the three branches, Science, Bangladesh Studies, and, lastly, Humanities and Social Sciences earn passing students three (3) credits for thirty hours of face-to-face study with GED faculty. However, outside classes, they can also take advantage of our web-based materials to read the lectures again or listen to audio recordings of them. This will help to improve their English language skills as well.
At Southern University Bangladesh, we believe that all university students should have a broad range of general knowledge and that is just what we aim to give you.
But you might be worried about your computer skills. Don’t be! For those who struggle with IT, we provide a hands-on introduction, where we will introduce you to typing and keyboard skills, emailing, social media, PowerPoint presentations and more. And all of this will be in the University’s state-of-the-art computer labs.
Let’s face it, to get the best jobs, everyone needs to be computer literate and that’s just what we offer you before you even begin classes. But what about English?
You are probably a Bangla medium student who has not had much practice in speaking, listening or writing. Maybe English frightens you and we are sure most of you find it boring and hard. You won’t feel like that with us! Our friendly young staff do not lecture you on grammar but give you the space to speak and develop confidence in your English skills through fun, interactive language classes. We do not repeat boring lessons on grammar that you have already suffered at SSC and HSC level. We get you using the language on paper and in conversation.
So, why don’t you contact us and find out more? We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Southern University Bangladesh family! We are the first department you will be working with. And we know it’s got to interest you and that it’s going to be an honor and adventure for us too!
General Education (GEd)
The General Education (GEd) Program at Southern University is a set of requirements established by the Faculty as part of Undergraduate degree programs. The General Education (GEd) requirements are a subset of the University requirements and constitute a designated curriculum required of Undergraduate students. These interdisciplinary courses are to support the General curricula requirements of academic departments. These subjects foster an important intellectual attitude: commitment to and participation in a life of thought and continues learning. The foundation of the Undergraduate curriculum is the General Education (GEd) Program. GEd is designed to accommodate the increasing specialization of the University within the broader, traditional objectives of higher education while encouraging students to develop themselves to the fullest extent possible. GEd aims at personal enrichment, cultural awareness, and breadth of knowledge.
General education: 09 Courses X 3 Credit =27 Credit Hours
General Education Requirements
All candidates for Bachelor’s degrees must earn 27-36 semester credit hours of university-level general education as a part of the total bachelor degree requirement of 120-162 semester credit hours. These credits must be earned from four different academic areas shown below.
General Education (GEd) Courses
The University may change a course(s) or drop a course(s) when class strength is too low or if the teacher is not available.