Current and Approved Courses

Niagara University GEM Dates (start & finish) Drop Date*
SPK 101 ONGEM: Public Speaking
2/16/2014 - 3/16/2014
WRT 100 ONGEM: Thinking and Writing
3/23/2014 - 4/20/2014
MAT 102 ONGEM: Introductory Statistics
4/27/2014 - 5/25/2014
REL 206 ONGEM: World Religion (Humanities)
6/1/2014 - 6/29/2014


POL 101 ONGEM: American Government (Social Science)
7/6/2014 - 8/3/2014
SPK 101 ONGEM: Public Speaking
8/10/2014 - 9/7/2014

*Drop Date for GEM courses use the same policy as summer sessions.  Students dropping a course will need to inform Rob Healy,, via email no later than the end of the business day of the drop date.  


MAT102  Introductory Statistics

A study of the basic terminology and methods of elementary statistics including organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling theory, estimation and testing of hypotheses. Also includes an introduction to correlation and linear regression.

- Three semester hours

Written Communication

WRT100  Writing and Thinking

In all sections, writing is taught as a means of acquiring as well as expressing ideas. Students receive instruction and practice in analysis and argument, in revision, and in the use and acknowledgement of sources. The emphasis in class is on developing ideas and refining them through writing.

- Three semester hours


REL206  World Religion

This course introduces students to the category of world religion and surveys several examples, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Confucianism. Attention is given to the founders, communities, scriptures, teachings and practices of each tradition.

- Three semester hours

Social Science

POL101  American Government

A study of the essentials of American government; Congress; the presidency; the federal judiciary; principles of federalism; separation of powers, the federal regulatory system. (Concentration: American political system.)

- Three semester hours

Oral Communication

SPK101  Public Speaking

Directed to beginning speech students, with the goal of helping them express themselves clearly, succinctly and with some degree of persuasiveness. The course is also intended to make them aware of the responsibilities engendered by the art of persuasion. The basic theme of the course is that the message is the message as it is received.

- Three semester hours