Core Curriculum Course Requirements
AREA A1 - Communication Skills (6 Credit Hours Total)
Students will demonstrate written competence in adapting communication to specific purposes and audiences.
A minimum grade of “C” will be required in all Area A1 courses.
|ENGL 1101||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||Composition II (Prerequisite ENGL 1101)||3|
AREA A2 - Quantitative Skills (3 Credit Hours Total)
Students will represent, manipulate, and apply mathematical knowledge using analytical, graphical, and numerical approaches.
A minimum grade of “C” will be required in all Area A2 courses.
|Select one math course from the following:||3-4|
|Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (Not a prerequisite for MATH 1112 or MATH 1113) 1|
|College Algebra 2|
|College Trigonometry (Prerequisite MATH 1111 or equivalent academic background) 3, 4|
|Pre-Calculus (Prerequisite MATH 1111 or equivalent academic background) 3|
|Calculus I (Prerequisite MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 or equivalent academic background)|
Satisfies Area A2 in CLASS and some CHHS Programs.
Fulfills the Pre-Calculus (MATH 1113) requirement for most majors.
AREA B - Global Engagement (4 Credit Hours Total)
Students will identify major themes across diverse societies in their historical and cultural contexts and will apply this knowledge through engagement in local and global communities.
|HIST 1112||World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community||3|
|FYE 1410||Global Citizens (Prerequisite FYE 1220) 1||1|
For students entering before Fall 2011 - (IDS) Interdisciplinary Studies 2210 (Turning Points and Connections)
AREA C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics (6 Credit Hours Total)
Students will analyze historical and contemporary fine arts or other cultural products from individual and diverse social perspectives.
Students may satisfy Area C by successfully completing requirements outlined below in Option 1 or Option 2.
|Select one literature course from the following:||3|
|World Literature I (Prerequisites ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102)|
|World Literature II (Prerequisites ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102)|
|Select one humanities/fine arts/ethics course from the following:||3|
|Art in Life|
|Public Speaking (Prerequisite ENGL 1101)|
Foreign Language 1001
Elementary I 1
Foreign Language 1002
Elementary II 1
Foreign Language 2001
Intermediate I 1
Foreign Language 2002
Intermediate II 1
Foreign Language 1060
Accelerated Elementary (3 of 6; 3 credit hours to Area C) 1
Foreign Language 2060
Accelerated Intermediate (3 of 6; 3 credit hours to Area C) 1
|Myth in Arts and Humanities|
|Introduction to Philosophy|
|Introduction to Religion|
|Inquiry in the Humanities|
|HUMN 2321||Humanities I (Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1101)||3|
|HUMN 2322||Humanities II (Prerequisites ENGL 1101 and HUMN 2321)||3|
Language can be Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish.
AREA D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology (11 Credit Hours Total)
Students will apply foundational principles of science, math, or technology to the process of scientific inquiry.
Select one course from Section I, one course from Section II, and Section III may be satisfied by selecting a course in any of the three sections. Only two courses in the same discipline may be chosen in Area D.
|Section I - Traditional Laboratory Science Course|
|Select one traditional laboratory science course from the following:||4|
|Astronomy of the Solar System|
and Astronomy Lab
|Stellar and Galactic Astronomy|
and Astronomy Lab
and General Biology Laboratory
|Principles of Chemistry I|
|Survey of Chemistry I|
|Introduction to the Earth|
|Introduction to Physics I|
|Principles of Physics I|
|Section II - Environmental Science with Lab|
|Select one environmental science course with lab from the following:||4|
and Environmental Biology Laboratory
|Chemistry and the Environment|
|Section III - Mathematics, Science or Technology Elective (3 credit hours minimum)|
|Select one mathematics, science or technology elective. Course can be chosen from either section I, II, or III in Area D||3|
|Introduction to the Universe|
|Insects and People|
|From Neuron to Brain|
|Plants and Civilization|
|Chemistry and Your World|
|Principles of Chemistry II|
|Survey of Chemistry II|
|Introduction to BASIC Programming|
|Introduction to FORTRAN Programming|
|Climate and the Landscape|
and Climate and the Landscape Lab
|General Historical Geology|
|Dinosaurs, Extinctions and Disasters|
|Principles of Oceanography|
|Survey of Calculus|
|Introduction to Physics II|
|How Things Work|
|Principles of Physics II|
|Introduction to Statistics I|
|Introduction to Statistics II|
|Global Sustainability and Innovation|
|Inquiry in the Natural Sciences|
AREA E - Social Sciences (12 Credit Hours Total)
Students will examine and articulate how constitutional, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, political, or social forces have shaped and continue to shape an evolving and diverse human experience.
|ECON 2105||Economics in a Global Society||3|
|HIST 2110||U.S. A Comprehensive Survey||3|
|POLS 1101||American Government||3|
|Select one social science elective course from the following:||3|
|Introduction to Anthropology|
|World Regional Geography|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Inquiry in the Social Sciences|
Additional Requirements (6 Credit Hours Total)
|FYE 1220||First-Year Seminar||2|
|HLTH 1520||Healthful Living||2|
|Select 2 Physical Activity Course (1 credit hour each)||2|