In addition to the General Education Requirements and the requirements for your major found in Program Descriptions, you must satisfy the following requirements:
An education in the liberal arts and sciences emphasizes the value of analyzing and presenting ideas in writing and speaking; thus the College strives to improve its students’ oral and written communication skills. Consequently, in addition to your General Education writing course (ENG W131 or equivalent), you are required to complete ENG W233 or an equivalent second writing course approved for this purpose by individual departments and the College. In general, these second writing courses are developed to introduce students to the types of writing they will do in their respective fields. Approved equivalents are: ENG L202, HIST H217, ILCS I300, or POLS Y207. You are also required to complete COM 11400 or an equivalent oral communication course approved by individual departments and the College. An approved equivalent course is HIST H125. You must complete all courses meeting this requirement with a grade of C- or better.
You must complete two courses at the first-year level and two courses at the second-year level in a single international language (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency). You are urged to begin studying a language as soon as possible. For information on advanced placement, special credit in an international language, and foreign language proficiency for Non-Native Speakers of English, see the “Additional Information for Bachelor’s Degrees” section below.
A significant component of the College of Arts and Sciences education is the breadth of knowledge throughout the three major areas of Science and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities. You will accomplish this by completing 3 credits in each of these areas. Credits in your major discipline or in directed study courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Distribution courses do not overlap with General Education requirements.
Science and Mathematics
Agriculture (only FNR 10300) Anthropology (only ANTH B200) Astronomy Biology (excluding BIOL 10500) Chemistry Entomology Geography (only physical geography) Geology Mathematics (excluding MA 10100, 10200, 10300, 10900, 11100/11101, 11300 and 12401) Physics Political Science (only POLS Y395) Psychology (only PSY 20100) Sociology (only SOC S351) Statistics
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology (excluding ANTH B200) Communication (excluding COM 11400, 21000, 23800, 31200, 31600, 32700, 35800, 44300, 46300 and 47500) Comunication Sciences and Disorders Economics English (only ENG G205, G206, and G301) Geography (only human, cultural, or social geography) Gerontology (only GERN G231) International Studies (only INTL I200) Journalism (only JOUR C300, J300, and J337) Linguistics Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Political Science (excluding POLS Y395) Psychology (excluding PSY 20100) Sociology (excluding SOC S351) Spanish* (only SPAN S425, S426, and S428) Women’s Studies (only WOST W210 and W240)
Afro-American studies Arabic* Architectural Engineering Technology (only ARET 21000 and 31000) Chinese* Classical studies* Communication (only COM 21000, 21600, 23800, 31200, 31600, 35800, 46300 and 47500) Comparative literature English (excluding ENG G205, G206, G301, P131, W129, W131, W140, W232, W233, W234, W331, W364, W397, W398, W421, W422, and W460) Film studies Fine arts (excluding studio courses) Folklore French* German* History International Language and Culture Studies (excluding ILCS I300) International Studies (excluding INTL I200) Japanese* Journalism (excluding JOUR C300, and J300) Latin American Studies Medieval Studies Music (excluding performance/skills courses) Near Eastern Language and Culture* Peace and Conflict Studies (only PACS P200) Philosophy Religious Studies Russian* Spanish* (excluding SPAN S425, S426, and S428) Theatre (excluding performance/production courses) Women’s Studies (excluding WOST W210 and W240) *excluding courses used to satisfy the Part B requirement
An important element of the College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements is for students to acquire skills necessary to be productive, responsible citizens and community leaders. To do this, you must have a commitment to free and open inquiry and show mutual respect across multiple cultures and perspectives. Students will accomplish this by taking 6 credit hours in cultural studies, including one 3 credit course in Western Culture and one 3 credit course in Non-Western Culture. The Western Culture courses deal broadly with the Western tradition. The Non-Western Culture courses deal exclusively or primarily with a non-Western culture or cultures. Contact your advisor or the College of Arts and Sciences Student Success Center to discuss the possibility of courses double counting to satisfy the Western and Non-Western Culture Studies requirements.
CLAS C205, C405 COM 31200 ENG L101, L102 FINA H111, H112 HIST H113, H114, H225 (only when offered as Intro To Political Theory), HIST C386, HIST C388 PHIL 11000, 24000, 30100 POLS Y105, Y381, Y382 REL 11200, 23100, 30000
ANTH E310, E320, E321, E330, E335, E340, E341, E345, E356, E375, E398, E401, E402, E405, E420, E445, E455, E457, E462, E470, E479, P360, P370 EALC E231, E232, ENG L107, L113, L364 FINA H415 FOLK F305, F352 HIST A310-A311, C393, D310, D402, D410, E100, E331, E332, E336, E431, F341, F342, F346, F432, G451, G452, H201, H202, H232, T335 NELC N204 POLS Y332, Y339, Y340 REL 23000, 30100, 30600, 30700, 31100 SOC S410 (only when offered as Culture of China, or Modern Japanese Society) SPAN S246, S412, S471, S472, S477, S479, S480 WOST W301
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