Transformation: The Core Curriculum

 

 

 

Core Curriculum Breadth of Knowledge Requirement

 

The Core Curriculum’s Breadth of Knowledge criterion is designed to familiarize students with multiple perspectives regarding several different areas of knowledge and modes of inquiry outside of their major discipline. Students gain insight to these perspectives by taking a series of courses outside of their major department, with no more than two courses from a single discipline applied to the same criterion.  Courses taken to fulfill the MATH requirement may not be double-counted to fulfill the STEM requirement.  Please note that the catalog provides detailed information about courses with pre-, co-, or anti-requisites,* and courses that may be open only to majors in that discipline.

 

College Writing I and II

2 courses, 6 credits

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Arts and Humanities Perspective

3 courses, 9 credits

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Social Sciences Perspective

3 courses, 9 credits

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Sciences with Lab Perspective

2 courses, 6 credits minimum

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Mathematics Perspective

1 course, 3 credits minimum

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STEM Perspective

1 course, 3 credits minimum

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ARTS and HUMANITIES PERSPECTIVE

The Arts and Humanities perspective is characterized by the interpretive analysis, critique, and creative and aesthetic expression of ideas and values.

Art History, Studio Art, English, History, World Languages and Cultures, Music History, Music Theory, Philosophy, approved AH interdisciplinary courses.

SOCIAL SCIENCES PERSPECTIVE

The Social Sciences perspective draws upon the empirical study of behavior, society and social relationships.

Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, approved SS interdisciplinary courses.

 

SCIENCES with ACCOMPANYING LABORATORY PERSPECTIVE

The Science perspective represents the systematic, organized, and evidence-based empirical study of the natural and physical world.

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Physics, Applied Physics, Radiological Sciences, approved SCL interdisciplinary courses.*

 

MATHEMATICS PERSPECTIVE

The Mathematics perspective is characterized by the logical analysis of quantity, structure, space, and change in applied and theoretical contexts.

Mathematics or approved MATH interdisciplinary courses.

 

STEM (SCIENCES, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS) PERSPECTIVE

The STEM perspective removes traditional disciplinary boundaries to integrate approaches—drawn from all fields of the sciences, technology, engineering and math—to analysis and problem solving.

College of Sciences, College of Health Sciences (Clinical Laboratory Sciences), College of Engineering, approved STEM interdisciplinary courses.

 

 

*Please consult the catalog carefully re: limits on particular courses which count as duplicates and so will not bear credit for a student who takes multiple versions (e.g. the various versions of Introductory Biology, Chemistry I & II, Physics I & II, and Astronomy/Exploring the Universe.