Foundation II

Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Science (9 semester hours)

IIA. Creative Arts (3 hours minimum)

Offerings in this section prepare students for global engagement as practitioners, creators, advocates, and patrons of the arts. The courses foster the pursuit of creative and scholarly inquiry by extending artistic traditions, while embracing a culture of innovation and change

  • ARC 188 Ideas in Architecture (3) IIB
  • ARC 221, 222 History of Architecture I, II (3, 3) IIB
  • ART 162 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native America (3)
  • ART 181 Concepts in Art (3)
  • ART/AMS 183 Images of America (3) IIB
  • ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (3) IIB
  • ART 187 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic (3) IIB
  • ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern (3) IIB
  • ART 189 History of Western Dress (3) IIB
  • ART 195 Introduction to Art Education (3)
  • ART 233 Global Perspectives on Dress (3)
  • ART 256 Design, Perception, and Audience (3)
  • ART/BWS 276 Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora (3) IIIB
  • ART 283 Modern America (3) IIB
  • ART 286 China, Korea, and Japan (3) IIB
  • CCA 111 Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking (3) V
  • CCA 121 Introduction to the Integrated Arts and Culture (3)
  • MUS/AMS 135 Understanding Jazz: Its History & Context (3) IIIB
  • MUS/ITL 180B Discovering Italian Opera (3) IIB
  • MUS 181 Music in our Lives (3)
  • MUS 184 Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts (3) IIB
  • MUS 185 Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIB, IIIB
  • MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3) IIB, IIIB
  • MUS 188 The Music of Russia (3)
  • MUS 189 Great Ideas in Western Music (3)
  • MUS 206 Tracking Sounds: A History of Film Music (3) IIB
  • MUS 211 History of Western Music (3)
  • MUS/IMS 221 Music Technologies (3) V
  • MUS 225 And the Beat Goes On... The History of Rock and Roll (3) IIB
  • MUS 285 Introduction to African American Music (3) IIB
  • MUS 287 Enter the Diva: Women in Music (3) IIB
  • POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3) IIIB
  • THE 101 Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis (3) *
  • THE 123Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance (3)
  • THE 191 Experiencing Theatre (3)
  • WST 122 Art Across the Disciplines: Visual Representation and Provocation (3)

* must be taken concurrently

IIB. Humanities (3 hours minimum)

Courses in the humanities contribute to the advancement of cultures. These courses engage students through scholarly investigation of ideas, texts, and people who shape human cultures. Students develop skills in literary, historical, cinematic, philosophical, and linguistic analyses while exploring their own place and potential influence in the world. Promoting creative thinking, critical reasoning, and ethical understanding, humanities courses enable students to interpret local and global issues from diverse perspectives and develop respectful and effective ways they might respond to these issues.

  • AAA 201 Introduction to Asian/Asian American Studies (3) IIC, IIIB
  • AAA/ENG 269 Colonial & Postcolonial Literature (3) IIIB
  • AAA/REL 203 Religions of India (3) IIC, IIIB
  • AMS 205 Introduction to American Studies (3)
  • AMS 207 America - A Global Perspective (3) IIIB
  • AMS/FST/ITL 222 Italian American Culture (3)
  • AMS/AAA/ENG 248 Asian American Literature (3)
  • ARC 107 Global Design (3) IIIB
  • ARC 188 Ideas in Architecture (3) IIA
  • ARC 221, 222 History of Architecture I, II (3, 3) IIA
  • ART/AMS 183 Images of America (3) IIA
  • ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (3) IIA
  • ART 187 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic (3) IIA
  • ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern (3) IIA
  • ART 189 History of Western Dress (3) IIA
  • ART/JPN 279 Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan (3)
  • ART 283 Modern America (3) IIA
  • ART 286 China, Korea, and Japan (3) IIA
  • ATH 311 Old World Archaelogy (3)
  • BWS 151 Introduction to Black World Studies (3)
  • CHI 251 Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)
  • CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)
  • CHI/JPN 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)
  • CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3) IIIB
  • CIT/CSE 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3) IIC
  • CJS 451/551 Comparative Justice Systems (3) IIIB
  • CLS 101 Greek Civilization in its Mediterranean Context (3)
  • CLS 102 Roman Civilization (3)
  • CLS 121 Introduction to Classical Mythology (3)
  • CMS 201 Introduction to Comparative Media (4)
  • EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)
  • ENG 121 Literature for ESL Learners (3)
  • ENG 122 Popular Literature (3)
  • ENG 123 Introduction to Poetry (3)
  • ENG 124 Introduction to Fiction (3)
  • ENG 125 Introduction to Drama (3)
  • ENG 129 Books You Need to Read (3) 
  • ENG 134 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)
  • ENG 163 Literature and Travel (3)
  • ENG/DST 169 Disability and Literature (3)
  • ENG/IMS 171 Humanities and Technology (3)
  • ENG 202 Varieties of American English: Dialect Diversity and Language Change (3)
  • ENG/FST 220 Literature and Film (3)
  • ENG/FST Shakespeare in Film (3)
  • ENG/IMS 238 Narrative and Digital Technology (3)
  • ENG/AMS 246 Native American Literature (3)
  • ENG 251 Introduction to European Literature (3)
  • ENG/LAS 254 Latino/a Literature and the Americas (3) IIIB
  • ENG/RUS 256 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3) IIIB
  • ENG 272 English Literature to 1660 (3)
  • ENG 273 English Literature 1660 to 1900 (3)
  • ENG 274 English Literature 1901 to Present (3)
  • ENG 275 American Literature to 1900 (3)
  • ENG 276 American Literature after 1900 (3)
  • FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation (3)
  • FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3) IIIB
  • FRE/GER/RUS 212/HST 211 Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism (3)
  • FRE/FST/GER 255 Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3)
  • FST 201 Introduction to Film Criticism and History (3)
  • FST/IDS 206 Diversity and Culture in American Film (3)
  • FST 281 Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and The Electronic Media (3)
  • FST/POR 383 Brazilian Women Through Literature and Film (3)
  • GER 151 The German-American Experience (3)
  • GER 231 Folk Fairy Tales and Literary Fairy Tales (3)
  • GER 232 The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3) IIIB,
  • GER 251 German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3)
  • GER 252 The German-Jewish Experience (3)
  • GER/FST 261 German Film in Global Context (3) IIIB,
  • GER 321 Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe Since 1870 (3)
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A. (3)
  • GIC 101 Introduction to Global and Intercultural Studies (3)
  • GIC/ENG 269 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (3) IIIB
  • GIC 301 Approaches to Global & Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging (3) IIB, IIB, IIIB, IC
  • HST 111, 112 Survey of American History (3, 3)
  • HST 121 Western Civilization to 1500 (3)
  • HST 122 Western Civilization (3)
  • HST 197 World History To 1500 (3) IIIB
  • HST 198 World History Since 1500 (3) IIIB
  • HST/BWS 224 Africa in History (3)
  • HST/BWS 225 The Making of Modern Africa (3)
  • HST 245 Making of Modern Europe, 1450-1750 (3) IIB
  • HST 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3)
  • HST/LAS 260 Latin America in the United States (3) IIIB
  • HST 290E Enlightened NGOs - A Global History (3)
  • HST 296 World History Since 1945 (3) IIIB
  • ITL 221 Italy, Matrix of Civilization (3)
  • ITL/AMS/FST 222 Italian American Culture (3)
  • JPN 231 Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3)
  • JPN 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3)
  • JRN 101 Introduction to Journalism (3)
  • KNH 292 Dance, Culture, and Contexts (3)
  • MAC 143 Introduction to Media (3)
  • MUS/AMS 135 Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context (3) IIA
  • MUS/ITL 180B Discovering Italian Opera (3) IIA
  • MUS 184 Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts (3) IIA
  • MUS 185 Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIA, IIIB
  • MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3) IIA, IIIB
  • MUS 189 Great Ideas in Western Music (3)
  • MUS 206 Tracking Sounds: A History of Film Music (3) IIA
  • MUS 211 History of Western Music (3)
  • MUS 225 And the Beat Goes On... The History of Rock and Roll (3) IIA
  • MUS 285 Introduction to African American Music (3) IIA
  • MUS/WGS 287 Enter the Diva: Women in Music (3) IIA
  • PHL 103 Society and the Individual (3)
  • PHL 104 Purpose or Chance in the Universe (3)
  • PHL 105 Theories of Human Nature (3)
  • PHL 106 Thought and Culture of India (3)
  • PHL 131 Introduction to Ethics (3)
  • POR 381 Culture and Arts in the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora (3)
  • POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3) IIA, IIIB
  • POR/BWS/ENG/WGS/FST 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3) IIIB
  • REL 101 Introduction to the Study of Religion (3)
  • REL/BIO 128 Religion, Science, and Origins (3)
  • REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3) IIIB
  • REL 275 Introduction to the Critical Study of Biblical Literature (3)
  • REL 286 Global Jewish Civilization (3) IIIB
  • REL 314 Social and Religious History of the Jewish People (3)
  • RUS 137 Russian Folklore (3) IIB
  • RUS/ENG 255 Russian Literature from Pushkin to Dostoevsky in English Translation (3)
  • RUS/ENG 256 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3) IIIB
  • RUS 257/ENG 267 Literature in Translation from Pasternak to the Present (3) IIIB,
  • SPN 315 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3)
  • STC/FST 281 Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and the Electronic Media (3)
  • WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies (3)
  • WST 201 Self and Place (3)

IIC. Social Science (3 hours minimum)

Courses categorized as social science investigate human behavior, social relationships, and/or the interactions of people with their cultural, social and political environments. Students in social science courses examine a variety of social phenomena including specialized human communities, political processes and structures, interpersonal and intercultural relationships, economic behaviors, psychological phenomena, and the relationships that discrete human populations have with other subnational, national, or international entities.

  • AAA 201 Introduction to Asian/Asian American Studies (3) IIB, IIIB
  • AAA 207 Asia and Globalization (3) IIIB
  • ASO 201 Introduction to Applied Social Research (3) IIIB
  • ATH 145 Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations (3) IIIB
  • ATH 155 Introduction to Anthropology (4) IIIB
  • ATH 175 People of the World (3) IIIB
  • ATH 180F Great Ape Biology and Behavior (3)
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3) IIIB
  • ATH 311 Old World Archaeology (3) IIB, IIIB
  • ATH 313 Latin American Archaelogy (3) IIIB
  • ATH 405/ATH 505 Food, Taste, and Desire (3) IIIB
  • BWS 151Introduction to Black World Studies (4)
  • BWS 209 Civilization of Africa (3) Cul, H
  • CIT/CSE 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3) IIB
  • CJS 101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice Studies (3)
  • CMR 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
  • CMR 117 Personal Finance, An Introduction (3)
  • ECO 131 Economic Perspectives on Inequality in America (3)
  • ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EDL 203 Introduction to Critical Youth Studies (3)
  • EDL 232 Introduction to Community-Based Leadership (3)
  • EDP 101 Critical Issues in the Psychology of the Learner (3)
  • EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts (3)
  • EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner (3)
  • EDP/DST/SOC 272 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)
  • EDP 279 Technology + Media Literacy and Learning (3)
  • EDP 366 Cross-cultural Examination of the United States and China within an Educational Context (3) IIIB
  • ENG/STC 201 Language Awareness (3)
  • FSW 142 Exploring Helping Professions (3)
  • FSW 206 Social Welfare: Impact on Diverse Groups (3)
  • FSW 245 Children and Families: Ages Conception (3)
  • FSW 261 Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle (3)
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3) IIIB
  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography: Patterns and Issues (3)
  • GEO/SJS 159 Creating Global Peace (3) IIIB
  • GEO 201 Geography of Urban Diversity (3)
  • GEO/ITS/SOC 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3)
  • GER 232 The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3)
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A. (3) IIB
  • GIC 101 Global and Intercultural Studies (3) IIB, IIIB
  • GTY 154 Aging in American Society (3)
  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity (3) IIIB
  • ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3) IIB, IIIB
  • KNH 125 Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • KNH 188 Physical Activity and Health (3)
  • KNH 206 AIDS: Etiology, Prevalence, and Prevention (3)
  • KNH 214 Global Well-Being (3) IIIB
  • KNH 242 Personal Health (3)
  • KNH 276 The Meaning of Leisure (3)
  • KNH/BWS/SOC 279 African Americans in Sport (3)
  • LAS 207 Latin America before 1910 (3)
  • LAS 208/ATH 206 Introduction to Latin America (3) IIIB
  • MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)
  • POL 142 American Politics and Diversity (3)
  • POL 221 Modern World Governments (3)
  • POL 241 American Political Systems (3)
  • POL 271 World Politics (3)
  • POR 204 Brazilian Culture Through Music and Film (3)
  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PSY/AAA/BWS 210 Psychology Across Cultures (3) IIIB
  • SJS/SOC 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies (3)
  • SOC 151 Social Relations (4)
  • SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context (3) IIIB
  • SPA 127 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3)
  • SPA 223Theories of Language Development (3)
  • SPA/DST 312 Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues (3) IIIB
  • STC 134 Intro to Speech Communication (3)
  • STC 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • WGS 201 Introduction to Women's Studies (3) IIIB