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General Bulletin 2004-2006

The Miami Plan for Liberal Education

Focus: Advanced Liberal Learning
(12 semester hours): Thematic Sequence (9), Capstone Experience (3)

Thematic Sequence (9 hours minimum)

A Thematic Sequence is a series of related courses (usually three) that focus 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. Advanced Placement credit may be used for the first Foundation course in a sequence and transfer credit may be applied to one course in a sequence. 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.

You must complete at least one Thematic Sequence outside the department of your 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 may use a minor in lieu of a Thematic Sequence only if the minor includes a Thematic Sequence. For information on minors which include Sequences, see the Office of Liberal Education.

Students who wish to meet the Thematic Sequence requirement through a double major or appropriate minor must complete the second major or minor.

Typically, you are expected to complete most of your Foundation courses before beginning a Thematic Sequence. To enroll in a sequence, contact the person or department listed in the Course Schedule or the Course Planning Guide.

The Office of Liberal Education Web site (www.muohio.edu/led) provides a current listing of Thematic Sequences and detailed information including the frequency of course offerings.

Thematic Sequences

ACC 1 A Language of Accounting
ACC 2 Financial Accounting and Reporting
AER 1 Aeronautics: The Science of Flight
AES 1 Air Power and National Security
ARC 1 Urban Issues of Public Welfare and Policy
ART 1 Women, Art and Art History
ART 2 Ceramics Studio
ART 3 Metals Studio
ART 4 Sculpture Studio
ART 5 Three-Dimensional Art Studio
ART 7 East Asian Art History
ATH 1 Earth, Ecology, and Human Culture
ATH 2 Museum Studies
ATH 3 World Cultures
ATH 4 World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology
ATH 5 World Cultures and Social Relations
BOT 1 Conservation and the Environment
BOT 2 Molecular Processes: From Cells to Whole Plants
BOT 3 Plant Ecology
BOT 4 Plant Structure and Development
CHM 1 Chemistry of Environmental Measurements
CHM 2 Chemistry of Life Processes
CLS 1 Classical Civilization
CLS 2 Classical Literature
COM 1 Relational Communication and Development in Modern Society
COM 2 Rhetorical Theory and Application
COM 3 Contexts of Mass Media
CSA 2 Computer Systems
CSA 3 Mathematical and Computer Modeling
DSC 1 Quantitative Concepts for Managerial Decision Making
DSC 2 Applied Business Statistics
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
ENG 1 Victorian Literature and Culture
ENG 2 Women and Literature
ENG 3 American Life and Culture Since World War II
ENG 4 Film in Popular Culture
ENG 5 Language and Literacy
ENG 6 Modernism
ENG 7 The Romantic Era
ENG 8 African American History and Literature
FIN 1 Law and Commerce
FIN 2 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN 3 Financial Decisions in Corporations
FRE 1 French Cultural Studies (with FRE Capstone)
FRE 2 French Cultural Studies (without FRE Capstone)
FRE 3 European Cinema
FSW 1 Services and Supports for Children, Youth, and Families
FSW 2 Families in Diverse Contexts
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 2 Recurrent Themes in German Literature and Film
GLG 1 Oceanography
GLG 2 The Water Planet
GTY 1 Sociological Perspectives on Aging
GTY 2 Aging in Diverse Contexts
HST 1 Medieval Studies
HST 2 Women and Gender in History
IMS 1 Design, Development, and Management of Interactive Media:
Business and Engineering Track
IMS 2 Design, Development, and Management of Interactive Media:
Humanities, Arts, and Social Science Track
ITL 1 Italy in the Renaissance
LAS 1 Modern Latin American Development
LAS 2 People and Power in the Americas
MBI 1 Biomedical Science
MBI 2 Molecular Genetics
MGT 1 Dynamics of Human Behavior in Organizations
MIS 1 Information Management, Technology,
and the Role of Electronic Commerce
MKT 1 Marketing Research
MKT 2 Promotion and Persuasion
MKT 3 Retailing in a Global Environment
MKT 4 Entrepreneurship in Different Contexts
MME 1 Automation and Society
MME 2 Modelling, Computer Graphics, and Design
MME 3 The Art and Science of Engineering Thinking: A Design-based Approach to Creative Problem-Solving
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 2 Music Composition
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 Applied Ethics
PHL 2 Ethics in Health Care
PHL 4 Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHL 5 Reasoning
PHS 1 Biophysical Health Across the Lifespan
PHY 1 The Physical World: Contemporary Physics
PHY 2 Your Place in the Universe
POL 1 Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy
POL 2 Effective Citizenship: Making a Difference
POL 3 National Political Institutions
POL 4 Political Thinking
POL 5 Public Law
POL 6 Public Management
PSE 1 Chemical Engineering Principles
PSY 1 Perspectives on Psychopathology
PSY 2 Patterns in Human Development
PSY 3 Ergonomic Design for People
PSY 4 Developmental Patterns in Adulthood
PSY 5 Cognition: Understanding and Improving Thought
REL 1 Religion and American Life
REL 2 Historical and Comparative Study of Religion
REL 3 Religion and Philosophy of Buddhist Asia
REL 5 Jewish Civilization Through History
RUS 1 Russia and the Soviet Union
RUS 2 Russian Culture
SOC 2 Applied Social Science Methods
SOC 3 Sociological Perspectives on Inequality
SOC 4 Sociological Perspectives on Criminality and Deviance
SPA 1 Second Language Acquisition
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 Linguistics and Culture
STA 1 Quality Issues in Contemporary Business and Industry
STA 2 Applied Statistics
THE 1 Modern Theatre and Drama
WMS 1 Women and the World
ZOO 1 Concepts in Physiology
ZOO 2 Animal Diversity

Thematic Sequences Available at Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

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

LUX 1 The Development of Contemporary Europe
LUX 2 The European Cultural Heritage
LUX 3 European Culture and Society

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