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The new Core Curriculum provides an educational foundation in the liberal arts tradition that promotes inquiry, creativity and critical thinking.

Core Curriculum Courses

Effective Fall 2018-2019 (May 2018 ed)

Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3 credit hours
  Choose one:    
  COMM 160 (3)
CSCI 101 (3)
CSCI 120 (3)
ECON 201 (3)
ENGL 103 (3)
HIST 255 (3)
HONR 105 (3)
PHIL 101 (3)*
PHIL 102 (3)*
PHIL 105 (3)
PHIL 110 (3)
RELG 203 (3)
WGST 105 (3)
  * May be used in either, but not both, core goal areas.

Critical Reading, Writing, and Information Literacy  8 credit hours   
  Take both courses:  
  ENGL 101 (4) and ENGL 102 (4)  

Communication Across Cultures  5-6 credit hours
  Choose a 115 course or a 110-120 sequence:  
  FREN 115 (5)
GERM 115 (5)
ITAL 115 (5)
SPAN 115 (5)
FREN 110 (3) and FREN 120 (3)
RUS 110 (3) and RUS 120 (3)
ARAB 110 (3) and tbd

Quantitative Literacy  3-4 credit hours   
  Choose one:    
  MATH 132 (3)
MATH 138 (3)
MATH 139 (4)
MATH 160 (4)
MATH 201 (3)
CBAD 291 (3)
POLI 205 (3)
STAT 201/L (4)

Scientific Concepts  4 credit hours    
  Choose one:    
  ANTH 101/L (4)
ASTR 101/L (4)
BIOL 101/L (4)
BIOL 121/L
BIOL 232/L (4)
CHEM 101/L (4)
CHEM 104/L (4)
CHEM 111/L (4)
GEOG 201/L (4)
MSCI 101/L (4)
MSCI 111/L (4)
PHYS 103/L (4)
PHYS 137/L (4)
SCIE 101/L (4)

Human and Social Behavior  6 credit hours   
  Students must take two courses. Each course must come from a different discipline:
  ANTH 102 (3)
ANTH 120 (3)
CBAD 120 (3)
COMM 150 (3)
ECON 110 (3)
ECON 150 (3)
EDIT 106 (3)
EDLL 200 (3)
EDML 317 (3)
EDUC 270 (3)
EDUC 274 (3)
ENGL 250 (3)
EXSS 122 (3)
GEOG 120 (3)
GEOG 121 (3)
HNR 202 (3)
HRTM 150 (3)
IDS 191 (3)
NUR 201 (3))
POLI 101 (3)
PSYC 101 (3)
PUBH 121 (3)
RSM 120 (3)
SOC 101 (3)
SOC 102 (3)
UNIV 122 (3)
WGST 103 (3)

Humanistic Thought  6 credit hours
  Students must take two courses. Each course must come from a different discipline:
  DCD 231 (3)
ENGL 205 (3)
ENGL 231 (3)
ENGL 277 (3)
HIST 105 (3)
HIST 106 (3)
HIST 205 (3)
HFA 250 (3)
HNR 201 (3)
HONR 305 (3)
HONR 306 (3)
IDS 190 (3)
LIS 122 (3)
PHIL 101 (3)*
PHIL 102 (3)*
RELG 103 (3)
RELG 104 (3)
RSM 200 (3)
RSM 201 (3)
WGST 305 (3)
  May be used in either, but not both, core goal areas.

Artistic Expression  3 credit hours
  Choose one:    
  ARTH 105 (3)
ARTH 106 (3)
ARTH 107 (3)
ARTH 110 (3)
ENGL 201 (3)
MUS 110 (3)
MUS 207 (3)
MUS 257 (3)
MUS 258 (3)
THEA 149 (3)
THEA 150 (3)
VPA 103 (3)
MUS 124A*
MUS 126*
MUS 125C*
MUS 134*
  *These are 0-1 credit hour and are repeatable for up to 3 credits to meet the core.

 

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