Criteria for courses: Courses in expository writing fulfill this requirement. The skills learned in these courses are those that are readily adaptable to any situation in which one must communicate in writing. Writing courses designed to meet the special needs of one discipline do not fulfill this requirement.
Credits required: Variable, depending on whether the student is placed in ENGL 51 (non-credit), ENGL 101, or ENGL 201. Goal 1 is satisfied when the student has passed ENGL 201 with a grade of "C" or better.
2. Students with an ACT English score of 17-21 (SAT verbal score of 340-450) must qualify to enter English 101 by passing both sections of the Computer Placement English Test. (Students who have passed English 51 can register for ENGL 101 without taking the CPET.) Contact the Department of English and Philosophy for information about computer placement testing.
3. Students with an ACT English score of 22 or above (SAT verbal score of 460 or above) may register directly for English 101. (See also Advanced Placement Options.)
1. With an ACT score of 28 (SAT verbal score of 580) or above, the students may elect to take the Freshman Proficiency Writing Examination, given once each semester. A satisfactory score on this writing examination enables one to proceed directly to ENGL 201 upon completion of 30 credits.
2. Transfer students who have taken a three credit (semester) freshman-level course in expository or argumentative writing that satisfies general education requirements at the transfer institution, and who earned a grade of "C" or better in that course, may proceed to ENGL 201 upon completion of 30 credits. (Students who transfer only two ENGL 101-equivalent credits may be asked to make up the one-credit deficiency by taking ENGL 105--Writing Laboratory.)
3. Students who have achieved scores of 4 or 5 on the Composition and Literature Advanced Placement Examination administered by Educational Testing Service receive three ENGL 101-equivalent credits (as well as three credits equivalent to ENGL 110-Introduction to Literature) and may proceed directly to English 201 upon completion of 30 credits. Because Goal 1 courses advance acquisition of writing skills important for academic success, students are encouraged to complete them in timely fashion. Accordingly, ENGL 101 should normally be completed during the freshman year, ENGL 201 by the conclusion of the sophomore year.
Criteria for courses: Courses which fulfill this requirement are those in which students develop skills appropriate to formal and informal, public and private oral discourse. Students study and practice the principles of interpersonal communication, small group dynamics, expository speaking, argumentation, and persuasion. Courses designed to meet the special needs of one discipline do not fulfill this requirement.
SPCH 101 Principles of Speech 2 cr
MATH 120 Essentials of Calculus 4 cr (Prerequisite MATH 111) MATH 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 cr (Prerequisite Math 117 or 111 & 112) MATH 140 Mathematics in the Modern World 3 cr (Prerequisite MATH 51) MATH 177 Language of Mathematics 3 cr (Prerequisite MATH 51) MATH 250 Finite Mathematics 4 cr (Prerequisite MATH 111) MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr (Prerequisite MATH 111)Note: Any prerequisite in the above list is met by a satisfactory score on the departmental placement exam.
BIOS 101, 102 General Zoology plus Lab 4 cr BIOS 103, 104 General Botany plus Lab 4 cr BIOS 120 Biology and Human Concerns 4 cr BIOS 201 Heredity and Its Implications 4 cr
CHEM 105 Architecture of Matter 4 cr GEOL 106, 107 General Geology plus Lab 4 cr GEOL 115 Physical Geography 4 cr PHYS 110 Essentials of Physics 4 cr PHYS 152, 153 Descriptive Astronomy plus Lab 4 cr
Criteria for courses: Courses in the fine arts disciplines which fulfill this requirement (1) demonstrate the creative processes and the aesthetic principles artists employ, (2) demonstrate how art both reflects and shapes human and artistic values, (3) introduce students to the work of major artists. Performing and studio courses do not fulfill this requirement.
ARCH 261 Survey of Architecture 3 cr ARCH 262 Survey of Architecture 3 cr ARCH/AMST 263 History of American Architecture 3 cr ART 108 Introduction to Visual Arts 3 cr AMST/ART/ History and Appreciation of M C 210 Photography 3 cr ART 221 Survey of Art 3 cr ART 222 Survey of Art 3 cr ENGL/THEA 205 Art of the Film I 3 cr MUSC 105 Introduction to Music 3 cr AMST/MUSC 106 American Music 3 cr P E 201 Survey of Dance 3 cr THEA 101 Appreciation of Dramatic Arts 3 crA student may elect to take both of the following courses to satisfy Goals 6 and 7 (see course description):
HUM 101 Intro to the Humanities 3 cr HUM 102 Intro to the Humanities 3 cr
Criteria for courses: Courses which fulfill this requirement (1) emphasize major writers and major genres, (2) emphasize how literary artists contribute to understanding the human condition. Courses devoted to the study of a single literary figure, a single genre, or a single national literature do not fulfill this requirement.
ENGL 110 Intro to Literature 3 cr ENGL 115 Major Themes in Literature 3 cr ENGL 255 World Literature 3 cr ENGL 256 World Literature 3 crA student may elect to take both of the following courses to satisfy Goals 6 and 7 (see course description):
HUM 101 Intro to the Humanities 3 cr HUM 102 Intro to the Humanities 3 cr
Criteria for courses: Courses which fulfill this requirement (1) examine a broad range of topics leading to or issuing from major philosophical questions, (2) emphasize the works of major philosophers.
PHIL 151 Western Thought 3 cr
Criteria for courses: Courses which fulfill this requirement stress the interaction of ideas, events, and environment which have been significant in molding the nation's culture and history through time. Courses which consider one or two narrow aspects of American history or culture do not fulfill this requirement.
AMST 200 Intro to American Studies 3 cr AMST/HIST 121 U.S. to 1865 3 cr AMST/HIST 122 U.S. Since 1865 3 cr
Criteria for courses: Courses which fulfill this requirement (1) concern themselves with one or more significant contemporary or past cultures other than that of the United States, (2) are broad studies of that culture, and (3) integrate intellectual, cultural, and historical developments of the culture. Studies of one aspect of a foreign culture do not fulfill this requirement.
ANTH 237 People and Cultures of the Old World 3 cr AMST/ANTH 238 Peoples and Cultures of the New World 3 cr LANG 207 Contemporary European Culture 3 cr HIST 101 Foundation of Western Civilization 3 cr HIST 102 Development of Western Civilization 3 cr HIST 251 Latin American Civilization 3 cr HIST 252 East Asian History 3 cr HIST 254 Middle Eastern Civilization 3 cr HIST 255 African History and Culture 3 crand/or
Criteria for courses: Courses which fulfill this requirement are those that (1) stress spoken and written communication in a single foreign language; (2) examine the language's grammatical structure in comparison with English; (3) treat the foreign language as a significant aspect of civilization; and (4) foster an appreciation for the cultural heritage of people from a different ethnic environment.
Credits required: 8 credits in a single language or satisfactory completion of a proficiency examination administered by the Department of Foreign Languages. Non-native speakers of English, i.e. students who grew up in a non-English speaking country and learned English as their second language fulfill Goal 10-B by passing ENGL 101 and 201.
LANG 100-110 Elementary Latin 8 cr LANG 101-102 Elementary French 8 cr LANG 103-104 Elementary German 8 cr LANG 105-106 Elementary Russian 8 cr LANG 108-109 Elementary Spanish 8 cr LANG 251-252 Intermediate French 8 cr LANG 253-254 Intermediate German 8 cr LANG 255-256 Intermediate Russian 8 cr LANG 258-259 Intermediate Spanish 8 cr
Criteria for courses: Courses in government and/or economics which fulfill this requirement (1) examine significant economic or political institutions; and (2) demonstrate the function and processes of those institutions through methods of these social sciences.
Courses which focus on narrow aspects of the economic or political systems or which are of a current, topical nature do not fulfill this requirement.
ECON 100 Economic Issues 3 cr ECON 201 Economic Principles and Problems 3 cr ECON 202 Economic Principles and Problems 3 cr AMST/POLS 101 Intro to American Government 3 cr
Criteria for courses: Courses in sociology, psychology, and/or anthropology which fulfill this requirement (1) emphasize individual or group behavior, and (2) demonstrate central analytical approaches used in these social sciences. Courses which focus on narrow aspects of sociology, psychology, or anthropology or which are of a current topical nature do not fulfill this requirement.
ANTH 100 General Anthropology 3 cr PSYC 111 Intro Psychology I 3 cr PSYC 112 Intro Psychology II 3 cr SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3 cr SOC 112 Social Problems 3 cr