Thematic Sequences

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 register for the history courses.

Students 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.

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 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
CCA 1 Experiencing Arts and Culture
CCA 2 Principles in Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking
CHI 1 Developing Language Skills in Chinese
CHM 1 Chemistry of Environmental Measurements
CHM 2 Chemistry of Life Processes
CIT 1 Social and Global Computing
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
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
PHY 3 Physics in Living Systems
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 2 Historical and Comparative Study of Religion
REL 3 Religion and Philosophy of Buddhist Asia
RUS 1 Russia and the Soviet Union
RUS 2 Russian Culture
SBI 1 Business Institute for Non-Business Students
SDT 1 Self Designed Thematic Sequence
SEE 1 Engaged Sophomore Experience
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
THE 2 London Theatre
WGS 1 Gender in Global Context
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)

Self-Designed Thematic Seqence

Thematic Sequence FAQ