Intellectual Foundations Courses

Basic Written and Oral Communication

CWP 101COLLEGE WRITING I3
CWP 102ARGUMENTATION AND RESEARCH3

Global Engagement

ARA 101/102BEGINNING ARABIC I (& II)3
CHI 101/102BEGINNING CHINESE I (& II)3
FRE 101/102BEGINNING FRENCH I (& II)3
GER 101/102BEGINNING GERMAN I (& II)3
GRK 101/102BEGINNING NEW TESTAMENT GREEK I (& II)3
ITA 101/102BEGINNING ITALIAN I (& II)3
LAT 101/102BEGINNING LATIN I (& II)3
SLP 101/102AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (& II) 13
SPA 101/102BEGINNING SPANISH I (& II)3

Cognate Foundations: Arts

Choose one course for a total of at least three credits. Course must be outside of the primary major prefix.
AED 100ESSENTIALS OF VISUAL ARTS3
AED 200FUNDAMENTALS OF ART INQUIRY3
DAN 214INTRODUCTION TO DANCE TECHNIQUES3
DAN 224DANCE APPRECIATION3
DES 114WORKSHOP IN CRAFTS3
DES 190DESIGN SYMPOSIUM3
ENG 170INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING3
FAR 100INTRODUCTION TO FINE ARTS3
FAR 101DRAWING I3
FAR 250ART HISTORY I3
FAR 251ART HISTORY II3
HON 103ARTS SEMINAR (Honors Program Only)3
MUS 201SURVEY OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY3
MUS 206FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC 1900-19503
MUS 208SURVEY OF WORLD MUSIC CULTURES3
MUS 210MUSIC THEORY FOR NON-MAJORS3
MUS 290PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA1
THA 106INTRODUCTION TO THEATER ARTS3
THA 107THEATER PERFORMANCE FOR NON-MAJORS3
THA 234INTRODUCTION TO THEATER DESIGN3

Cognate Foundations: Humanities

Choose one course for a total of at least 3 credit hours. Course must be outside of the primary major prefix.
AAS 240AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
COM 100MEDIA LITERACY3
ENG 151INTRODUCTION TO POETRY3
ENG 160INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND FILM3
ENG 205HISTORY OF CINEMA I3
ENG 206HISTORY OF CINEMA II3
ENG 210BRITISH LITERATURE TO 17003
ENG 211BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-19143
ENG 212BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 19143
ENG 220AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 18653
ENG 221AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 18653
ENG 230COMPARATIVE LITERATURE3
ENG 231WOMEN IN LITERATURE3
ENG 240AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 19403
ENG 241AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 19403
ENG 243INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/A LITERATURE3
ENG 252BRITISH MODERNISM3
ENG 255THE SHORT STORY3
HON 101HUMANITIES SEMINAR (Honors Program only)3
HUM 100INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES3
HUM 200THE HISTORY OF RHETORIC3
MCL 100ITALIAN CINEMA I3
MCL 110INTRO FRENCH CINEMA3
MUS 223SACRED MUSIC IN WESTERN SOCIETY3
PHI 101INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY3
PHI 102INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS3
PHI 110THE MEANING OF LIFE3
PHI 111ETHICS FOR SCIENTISTS3
REL 104INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES3
REL 205INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT3
REL 206INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT3
SPC 103INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION3

Cognate Foundations: Natural Sciences

Choose one course for a total of at least 3 credit hours. Course must be outside of the primary major prefix.
ANT 100HUMAN ORIGINS3
BIO 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIO 101HUMAN BIOLOGY3
BIO 104ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY3
CHE 100CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY3
CHE 101GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHE 111FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I4
GEG 101WORLD NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS3
GEG 241METEOROLOGY3
GES 101INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY3
GES 102HISTORICAL GEOLOGY3
GES 111OCEANOGRAPHY3
GES 131INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY3
GES 223ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE3
GES 224GEOLOGIC HAZARDS3
GES 232THE SOLAR SYSTEM3
GES 241METEOROLOGY3
HON 102NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINAR (Honor Program only)3
NFS 102INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION3
PHY 100PHYSICS FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS3
PHY 103UNDERSTANDING SOUND3
PHY 104PHYSICS FOR K-8 TEACHERS3
PHY 107GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHY 111UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I5
SCI 100CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE3
SCI 105PHYSICAL SCIENCE FOR NONSCIENCE STUDENTS 3
SCI 231POLLUTION, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY3
SCI 232ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY3

Cognate Foundations: Social Sciences

Select one course for a total of at least 3 credit hours. Course must be outside of the primary major prefix.
ANT 244FOLKLORE AND LIFE3
CRJ 101INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE3
ECO 101THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM3
ECO 201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECO 202PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
GEG 102HUMAN GEOGRAPHY3
HON 202SOCIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR (Honor Program only)3
PSC 101INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
PSC 103GREAT POLITICAL ISSUES3
PSC 230INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS3
PSY 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
SLP 206LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT3
SOC 100INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 240ANALYZING SOCIAL PROBLEMS3

Foundations of Civilizations: American History

Choose one three-credit course.
ANT 250HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY3
ECO 103ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES3
HIS 106HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE I3
HIS 107HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE II3
PSC 102INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3

Foundations of Civilizations: Western Civilization

Choose one three-credit course.
AED 315ARTS IN LIVING3
ANT 303THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF EUROPE3
DAN 324DANCE HISTORY3
ENG 130BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE3
ENG 131MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE3
ENG 380THE HISTORY OF THE PRINTED BOOK3
GEG 362GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA3
GEG 364GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE3
HIS 115FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION3
HIS 116EUROPE SINCE 15003
HIS 117TWENTIETH-CENTURY EUROPE3
IDE 205HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE I3
MUS 224MUSIC AND POLITICAL ACTION3
PHI 301HISTORY OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 3
PHI 310HISTORY OF ETHICS3
PHI 347WESTERN THOUGHT: HOMER TO ALEXANDER3
PSC 351HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT I3
PSC 352HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT II3
REL 105INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THOUGHT3
REL 121INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH THOUGHT3
THA 317THEATRE HISTORY: ANCIENT TO BAROQUE3
THA 332PERIOD STYLES FOR THE THEATER3

Foundations in Civilizations: Non-Western Civilizations

Choose one three-credit course.
ANT 101UNDERSTANDING CULTURE3
ANT 300INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA3
ANT 301INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA3
ANT 310MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY3
ANT 327INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANT 329WORLD PREHISTORY3
ANT 332GENDER AND ARCHAEOLOGY3
ANT 350GLOBAL MARRIAGE PRACTICES3
ANT 377ANCIENT CIVILIZATION3
ANT 381RELIGION, MAGIC, AND CULTURE3
ANT 383ETHNOGRAPHY OF TURKEY3
ENG 353AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE3
FTT 349HISTORY OF TEXTILES3
GEG 359ARCTIC GEOGRAPHY FROM AN INUIT PERSPECTIVE3
GEG 360GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA3
HEW 327INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
HIS 230WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I3
HIS 231WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II3
HIS 306AFRICA TO 18003
HIS 307HISTORY OF INDIA3
HIS 310HISTORY OF EAST ASIA: THE TRADITIONAL ERA3
HIS 320MODERN HISTORY OF JAPAN AND KOREA3
HIS 337AFRICA SINCE 18003
HIS 338MODERN HISTORY OF CHINA3
HIS 445HISTORY OF WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST3
HIS 465IMPERIALISM IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES3
MUS 209SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN MUSIC AND CULTURES3
NFS 108FOOD CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION IN THE FAR EAST3
PSC 337POLITICS OF GLOBALIZATION3
PSC 340POLITICS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES3
REL 303WOMEN IN GLOBAL RELIGIONS3

Diversity

CHI 101/102BEGINNING CHINESE I3
FRE 101/102BEGINNING FRENCH I3
GER 101/102BEGINNING GERMAN I3
GRK 101/102BEGINNING NEW TESTAMENT GREEK I3
ITA 101/102BEGINNING ITALIAN I3
LAT 101/102BEGINNING LATIN I3
SLP 101/102AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 13
SPA 101/102BEGINNING SPANISH I3

Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning

Choose one, three-credit course. Course may satisfy multiple requirements.
ECO 305STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS3
MAT 103INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICS3
MAT 114FUNCTIONS AND MODELING3
MAT 122ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS FROM AN ADVANCED STANDPOINT II4
MAT 124FUNCTIONS AND MODELING II3
MAT 126APPLIED CALCULUS I4
MAT 161CALCULUS I4
MAT 270DISCRETE MATHEMATICS3
MAT 311INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3
PHI 107INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL LOGIC3

Diversity

Choose one, three-credit hour course. Course may satisfy multiple requirements.
AAS 100INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES3
AAS 240AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
AAS 321THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY3
AAS 351SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY3
ANT 300INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA3
ANT 301INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA3
ATS 325ART FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS3
BUS 305WORKFORCE DIVERSITY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY3
CRJ 425RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
CRJ 430GENDER AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
DAN 230SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE3
DAN 234THE HISTORY OF THE BLACK DANCE MOVEMENT3
ECO 302WOMEN IN THE ECONOMY3
EDU 310TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
ENG 231WOMEN IN LITERATURE3
ENG 240AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 19403
ENG 241AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 19403
ENG 243INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/A LITERATURE3
ENG 353AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE3
ENG 354ETHNIC AMERICAN MINORITY LITERATURES3
ENG 385GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN LITERATURE3
EXE 100NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3
GEG 309URBAN GEOGRAPHY3
HIS 302HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA3
HIS 311AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION3
HIS 322AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY3
HIS/SSE 363AMERICAN IDENTITY IN TRANSITION: DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES3
MED 200FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS 7-12 AND FIELD EXPERIENCE3
MUS 206FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC 1900-19503
PLN 215INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING3
PSC 225WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS3
PSY 387PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER3
SOC 240ANALYZING SOCIAL PROBLEMS3
SOC 310SOCIOLOGY OF SEX AND GENDER3
SOC 312WOMEN IN SOCIETY3
SOC 321THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY3
SOC 333SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS3
SOC 350POWER, CLASS, AND INEQUALITY3
SOC 351SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY3
SPC 311INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
SPC 333RACE, CLASS AND GENDER IN THE MEDIA3
SPF/SOC 366CULTURAL PROFICIENCY AND PUBLIC ACHIEVEMENT4
THA 421DRAMA FROM THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE3
SWK 301POVERTY AND PUBLIC POLICY3
WGS 101INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES3

Intellectual Skills and Competencies

The following skills and competencies will be infused into major courses:

  • Writing across the Curriculum
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Management

Students will complete these skills and competencies in their major or equivalents.