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General Education Mobile (GEM) Program

About the Program

Western Illinois University is a proud partner of the Community College of the Air Force's (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program. Western provides general education courses that meet CCAF requirements in an online format: anytime, anywhere availability. Students can use the GEM program to take one to all five general education courses -- written communication, mathematics, oral communication, humanities, and social science.

Course Listing

Courses offered during the fall & spring semester are 16 weeks in length; courses offered during the summer session are up to 8 weeks in length. All courses are 3 semester hours.

Written Communication Courses
Oral Communication Course
  • Communication 242: Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Students apply concepts of critical listening, audience adaptation, organization/support of ideas, appropriate style, and effective delivery completed in an online format.
Social Science Courses
Mathematics Course
Humanities Courses
  • Art History 180: An Introduction to Art - Designed to help students understand our cultural background and the role art plays in contemporary life. The functions, styles, structure of art, and the interaction of medium and meaning. Contact with art forms, visual aids, and readings are utilized to stimulate student responses to aesthetic qualities in the visual arts. Does not count for art majors.
  • English 200: Introduction to Poetry - Reading and discussion of poetry from around the world and spanning more than a century, introducing students to questions of social justice and methods of interpretation.