Thematic Sequence (9 hours minimum)

A Thematic Sequence is a series of related courses (usually three) that focuses on a theme or subject in a developmental way. Each course builds or expands upon knowledge or perspective gained from preceding courses, and some sequences prepare students for Capstone experiences. The first course may be a Foundation course and may count as hours in both Foundation and Thematic Sequence requirements. (Should the Thematic Sequence contain more than one Foundation course, only one of those courses can be counted for both requirements.) In interdepartmental Thematic Sequences, students must select those courses that are offered outside their department of major. For example, English majors who enroll in a Thematic Sequence comprised of English and history courses must sign up for the history courses.

Students who are completing the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education must complete at least one Thematic Sequence outside the department of their major. Exceptions to this requirement include either students with majors in two different academic departments or students with minors outside their department of major. Students should consult divisional requirements for further restrictions on Thematic Sequences.

Students who wish to meet the Thematic Sequence requirement through a double major or a minor must complete the second major or minor outside their department of major. A student who uses a minor to complete the thematic sequence requirement must have 9 hours in the minor outside the department/program of his/her major, and at least 6 hours of these courses at the 200 level or above.

Typically, you are expected to complete most of your Foundation courses before beginning a Thematic Sequence. To enroll in a sequence, contact the department.

The Office of Liberal Education website ( provides a current listing of Thematic Sequences. Students may propose their own Thematic Sequences. See the office of Liberal Education website for details.

Thematic Sequences

ACC 1 A Language of Accounting

ACC 2 Financial Accounting and Reporting

AES 1 Air Power and National Security

ARB 1 Developing Language Skills in Arabic

ART 2 Ceramics Studio

ART 3 Metals Studio

ART 4 Sculpture Studio

ART 5 Three-Dimensional Art Studio

ATH 1 Earth, Ecology, and Human Culture

ATH 3 World Cultures

ATH 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology

ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations

BIO 1 Conservation and the Environment

BIO 2 Molecular Processes: From Cells to Whole Plants

BIO 3 Plant Ecology

BIO 4 Plant Structure and Development

BIO 5 Concepts in Physiology

BIO 6 Animal Diversity

BLS 1 Law and Commerce

CHI 1 Developing Language Skills in Chinese

CHM 1 Chemistry of Environmental Measurements

CHM 2 Chemistry of Life Processes

CLS 1 Classical Civilization

CLS 2 Classical Literature

CLS 3 The Classical World: Words and Images

CLS 4 The Classical World: Identify and Experience

COM 1 Relational Communication and Development in Modern Society

COM 3 Contexts of Mass Media

COM 4 Communication in Business and Society (offered Summer only)

CPE 1 Chemical Engineering Principles

CSE 2 Computer Systems

CSE 3 Mathematical and Computer Modeling

CSE 4 Website and Game Technology

ECO 1 Economics of Labor Markets

ECO 2 Markets, Institutions, and the Role of Government

ECO 3 Business Cycles, Economic Welfare, and Macroeconomic Policy

ECO 4 Exchange, Growth, and Development in the Global Economy

ECO 5 Sustainable Systems

ECO 6 Microeconomic Perspectives

EDL 1 Cultural Studies and Public Life

EDP 1 Developmental, Social, and Educational Patterns in Individuals with Exceptionalities

EDP 2 Educational Technology and Instructional Design

EDP 3 Technology and Learning

ENG 1 Victorian Literature and Culture

ENG 2 Women and Literature

ENG 3 American Life and Culture Since World War II

ENG 5 Language and Literacy

ENG 6 Modernism

ENG 7 The Romantic Era

ENG 8 African American History and Literature

ENG 9 Writing for Specialized Audiences: Print and Online Design and Composition

ENG 10 Italy and the Renaissance

ESP 1 Entrepreneurship in Different Contexts

FRE 1 French Cultural Studies (with FRE Capstone)

FRE 2 French Cultural Studies (without FRE Capstone)

FRE 3 European Cinema

FST 1 Film in Popular Culture

FSW 1 Services and Supports for Children, Youth, and Families (temporarily unavailable on Oxford campus)

FSW 3 Families and Sexuality Across the Life Course

FSW 4 Children in Families

GEO 1 Urban Geography

GEO 2 Earth's Physical Environment: Geographic Patterns and Processes

GEO 3 Geographic Change

GEO 4 Global Forces in Regional Contexts

GER 1 Culture, Literature, and Language of German Speaking Europe

GER 3 Developing Language Skills in German

GLG 1 Oceanography

GLG 2 The Water Planet

GLG 3 Plate Tectonics

GTY 2 Aging in Diverse Contexts

GTY 3 Health and Aging

HST 1 Medieval Studies

HST 2 Women and Gender in History

HST 3 Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (cross-listed with POL 7)

IMS 4 Perspectives on Interactive Media

ISA 1 Quantitative Concepts for Managerial Decision Making

ISA 2 Applied Business Statistics

ISA 3 Web Mining and Knowledge Management

ISA 4 Applications Integration With Enterprise Systems

ITL 1 Italy in the Renaissance

JPN 1 Developing Language Skills in Japanese

JST 1 Jewish Studies

LAS 1 Modern Latin American Development

LAS 2 People and Power in the Americas

LAS 3 Latino Studies: Cultures and

Histories of Latinos in the United States

LED 1 Urban Culture and Service-Learning

MBI 1 Biomedical Science

MBI 2 Molecular Genetics

MGT 1 Dynamics of Human Behavior in Organizations

MKT 5 Creating Customer Value Through Marketing

MTH 1 Axioms, Theorems, and Proof in Geometry and Algebra

MTH 2 Basic Mathematical Tools for Science

MTH 3 Almost Linear Structures: Models for Physical Science

MUS 1 The Performance of Music

MUS 3 African and African-Derived Music in the Western World

NSC 1 Naval Science: History of Warfare

NSC 2 Naval Science: War-An Extension of Politics

NSC 3 The Naval Sciences-An Integrated Study of Naval Engineering, Navigation, and Piloting

PHL 1 Ethics

PHL 4 Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHL 5 Reasoning

PHY 1 The Physical World: Contemporary Physics

PHY 2 Your Place in the Universe

POL 1 Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy

POL 3 National Political Institutions

POL 6 Public Management and Leadership

POL 7 Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (cross-listed with HST 3)

PSY 1 Perspectives on Psychopathology

PSY 2 Patterns in Human Development

PSY 4 Developmental Patterns in Adulthood

PSY 5 Cognition: Understanding and Improving Thought

PSY 6 Applied Leadership and Pedagogy

REL 1 Religion and American Life

REL 2 Historical and Comparative Study of Religion

RUS 1 Russia and the Soviet Union

RUS 2 Russian Culture

RUS 3 Developing Language Skills in Russian

SBI 1 Business Institute for Non-Business Students

SCA 1 Experiencing Arts and Culture

SCA 2 Principles in Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking

SDT 1 Self Designed Thematic Sequence

SJS 1 Social Justice and Inequalities

SJS 2 Social Justice, Law and Crime

SOC 2 Applied Social Science Methods

SOC 3 Sociological Perspectives on Inequality

SOC 4 Sociological Perspectives on Criminality and Deviance

SOC 5 Gender and Family Issues

SOC 6 Medical Sociology

SPA 2 Exploring Social, Emotional, and Communication Consequences in Special Populations

SPN 1 Literature and Culture in Spain

SPN 2 Literature and Culture in Spanish America

SPN 3 Spanish Language and Culture

STA 1 Quality Issues in Contemporary Business and Industry

STA 2 Applied Statistics

THE 1 Modern Theatre and Drama

WGS 1 Women and the World

WGS 2 Scholarly Studies of Gender and Sexuality

WST 1 Lenses and Legacies - Integrating Knowledge

Thematic Sequences Available at Dolibois European Campus in Luxembourg

For information, contact the Oxford campus coordinator (513-529-5050).

LUX 3 European Culture and Society (Offered during the semester programs and summer workshop)

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