Global Miami Plan | Fall 2014 and previous

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Academic Foundations

Each Foundation course incorporates written communication and advances critical thinking as well as at least two additional competencies. The Foundation component enables students to gain a breadth of knowledge across multiple domains of learning.

Foundation I - English Composition (6 credits minimum)

College Composition focuses especially on helping students learn and apply rhetorical knowledge, methods, and strategies. Students analyze and construct arguments using rhetorical inquiry; understand, refine, and improve their composing practices; develop critically aware strategies for reading and interpretation; and explore and use alternative modes of exploration and expression. A key purpose of this foundation is to teach students to deliver writing in a variety of contexts, including digitally networked environments. The essential skills students develop in composition courses help them in their academic work at the university but also in their civic, social, and professional endeavors.

  • ENG 109 College Composition for Second-Language Writers (4)
  • ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)
  • ENG 112 Composition and Literature (3)

Foundation II - Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Science (9 credits)

IIA. Creative Arts (3 credits 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.

  • AAA/AMS/ENG 248 Asian/Asian American LIterature (3) IIA, IIIB
  • ARC 107 Global Design (3) IIIB, Cul
  • ARC 188 Ideas in Architecture (3) IIB, H
  • ARC 221, 222 History of Architecture I, II (3, 3) IIB, H
  • ART 181 Concepts in Art (3)
  • ART/AMS 183 Images of America (3) IIB, Cul
  • ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • ART 187 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic (3) IIB, H
  • ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern (3) IIB, H
  • ART 189 History of Western Dress (3) IIB, H
  • ART 233 Global Perspectives on Dress (3) Cul
  • ART 256 Design, Perception, and Audience (3)
  • ART/BWS 276 Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • ART 283 Modern America (3) IIB, Cul
  • ART 286 China, Korea, and Japan (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • 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, Cul, H
  • MUS 181 Music in our Lives (3)
  • MUS 184 Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts (3) IIB, Cul
  • MUS 185 Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul, H
  • MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • MUS 188 The Music of Russia (3)
  • MUS 189 Great Ideas in Western Music (3) H
  • MUS 211 History of Western Music (3) Cul, H
  • 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/WGS 287 Enter the Diva: Women in Music (3) IIB, Cul
  • POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3) IIIB, Cul
  • THE 101 Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis (3) *
  • THE 103 Introduction to Theatre: Production and Performance (1)*
  • THE 123 Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance (3)
  • THE 191 Experiencing Theatre (3) H
  • WST 122 Art Across the Disciplines: Visual Representation and Provocation (3)

* must be taken concurrently

IIB. Humanities (3 credits 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, Cul, H
  • AAA/REL 203 Religions of India (3) IIC, IIIB, Cul, H
  • AMS 205 Introduction to American Studies (3) Cul, H
  • AMS 207 America - A Global Perspective (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • AMS/ENG 248 Asian American Literature (3) Cul
  • ARC 188 Ideas in Architecture (3) IIA, H
  • ARC 221, 222 History of Architecture I, II (3, 3) IIA, H
  • ART/AMS 183 Images of America (3) IIA, Cul
  • ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (3) IIA, Cul, H
  • ART 187 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic (3) IIA, H
  • ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern (3) IIA, H
  • ART 189 History of Western Dress (3) IIA, H
  • ART/JPN 279 Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan (3) Cul, H
  • ART 283 Modern America (3) IIA, Cul
  • ART 286 China, Korea, and Japan (3) IIA, Cul, H
  • ATH/HST/POL/REL/RUS 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3) Cul, H
  • CHI 251 Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation (3) Cul
  • CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation (3) Cul
  • CHI/JPN 255 Drama in China and Japan in English Translation (3) Cul
  • CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3) IIIB, Cul
  • CIT/CSE 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3) IIC
  • CLS 101 Greek Civilization in its Mediterranean Context (3) Cul, H
  • CLS 102 Roman Civilization (3) Cul, H
  • CLS 121 Introduction to Classical Mythology (3) H
  • COM/DST 247 Rhetoric of Disability Rights (3) Cul
  • COM/FST 281 Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and the Electronic Media (3) Cul
  • EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)
  • ENG 122 Popular Literature (3)
  • ENG 123 Introduction to Poetry (3)
  • ENG 124 Introduction to Fiction (3)
  • ENG 125 Introduction to Drama (3) H
  • ENG 131/132/133 Life and Thought in English Literature (3, 3, 3) H
  • ENG 134 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)
  • ENG 141/142/143 Life and Thought in American Literature (3, 3, 3) H
  • ENG 144 Major American Writers (3)
  • ENG 162 Literature and Identity (3) Cul
  • ENG 163 Literature and Travel (3) H
  • ENG 165 Literature and Sexuality (3) H
  • ENG/DST 169 Disability Identity and the American Imagination (3) Cul
  • ENG/IMS 171 Humanities and Technology (3)
  • ENG 202 Varieties of American English: Dialect Diversity & Language Change (3) Cul
  • ENG/IMS 238 Narrative & Digital Technology (3)
  • ENG/AMS 246 Native American Literature (3) Cul
  • ENG 251, 252 Life and Thought in European Literature (3, 3) H
  • ENG/LAS 254 Latino/a Literature and the Americas (3) IIIB, Cul
  • ENG/RUS 256 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • ENG/AMS 271 Cultures and Literature of the American South (3) Cul, H
  • FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation (3) Cul, H
  • FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3) IIIB, Cul
  • FRE/GER/RUS 212/HST 211 Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism (3) Cul, H
  • FRE/FST/GER 255 Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3) Cul, H
  • FST 201 Introduction to Film Criticism and History (3)
  • FST/IDS 206 Diversity and Culture in American Film (3) Cul
  • GER 151 The German-American Experience (3) Cul, H
  • GER 231 Folk Fairy Tales and Literary Fairy Tales (3) Cul, H
  • GER 232 The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • GER 251 German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3) Cul, H
  • GER 252 The German-Jewish Experience (3) Cul, H
  • GER/FST 261 German Film in Global Context (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • GER 321 Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe Since 1870 (3) Cul, H
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A. (3) Cul, H
  • GIC 101 Introduction to Global and Intercultural Studies (3) IIC, IIIB
  • HST 111, 112 Survey of American History (3, 3) Cul, H
  • HST 197 World History To 1500 (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • HST 198 World History Since 1500 (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • HST/BWS 224 Africa in History (3) Cul, H
  • HST/BWS 225 The Making of Modern Africa (3) Cul, H
  • HST 245 Making of Modern Europe, 1450-1750 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • HST/LAS 260 Latin America in the United States (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • HST 296 World History Since 1945 (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • ITL 221 Italy, Matrix of Civilization (3) Cul, H
  • ITL/AMS/FST 222 Italian American Culture (3) Cul
  • JPN 231 Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3) Cul, H
  • 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, Cul, H
  • MUS 184 Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts (3) IIA, Cul
  • MUS 185 Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIA, IIIB, Cul, H
  • MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3) IIA, IIIB, Cul
  • 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, Cul
  • PHL 101 Knowledge of World, God, and Morality (3)
  • PHL 103 Society and the Individual (3) H
  • PHL 104 Purpose or Chance in the Universe (3) H
  • PHL 105 Theories of Human Nature (3) H
  • PHL 106 Thought and Culture of India (3) Cul, H
  • PHL 131 Introduction to Ethics (3)
  • POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3) IIA, IIIB, Cul
  • POR 381 Cultures and Arts in the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora (3)
  • POR/BWS/ENG/WGS/FST 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3) IIIB, Cul
  • RE/BIO 128 Religion, Science, and Origins (3)
  • REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • REL 275 Introduction to the Critical Study of Biblical Literature (3) H
  • REL 286 Global Jewish Civilization (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • REL 314 Social and Religious History of the Jewish People (3) H
  • RUS 137 Russian Folklore (3) IIB, Cul
  • RUS/ENG 255 Russian Literature from Pushkin to Dostoevsky in English Translation (3)
  • RUS 257/ENG 267 Literature in Translation from Pasternak to the Present (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • SPN 315 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3)
  • WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies (3) Cul
  • WST 201 Self and Place (3) Cul

IIC. Social Science (3 credits 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, Cul, H
  • AAA 207 Asia and Globalization (3) IIIB, Cul
  • ATH 145 Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • ATH 155 Introduction to Anthropology (4) IIIB
  • ATH 175 People of the World (3) IIIB, Cul
  • ATH 180F Great Ape Biology and Behavior (3)
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3) IIIB, Cul
  • ATH 405 Food, Taste, and Desire (3) IIIB, Cul
  • BWS 151 Introduction to Black World Studies (4) Cul, H
  • BWS/GEO/REL 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)
  • CJS 451 Comparative Justice Systems (3) IIIB
  • COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (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/DST/SOC 272 Introduction to Disability Studies (3) Cul
  • EDP 279 Technology + Media Literacy and Learning (3)
  • ENG/STC 201 Language Awareness (3)
  • ENG/FST 220 Literature and Film (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, Cul
  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography: Patterns and Issues (3) Cul
  • GEO/SJS 159 Creating Global Peace (3) IIIB, Cul
  • GEO 201 Geography of Urban Diversity (3) Cul
  • GEO 207 Civilization of the Middle East (3) Cul, H
  • GEO/ITS/SOC 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3) Cul, H
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A. (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • GIC 101 Introduction to Global and Intercultural Studies (3) IIB, IIIB
  • GTY 154 Aging in American Society (3)
  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity (3) IIIB, Cul
  • ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul, H
  • 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, Cul
  • KNH 242 Personal Health (3)
  • KNH 276 The Meaning of Leisure (3) H
  • KNH/BWS/SOC 279 African Americans in Sport (3) H
  • LAS 207 Latin America before 1910 (3) Cul, H
  • LAS 208/ATH 206 Introduction to Latin America (3) IIIB, Cul, H
  • MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)
  • POL 101 Politics and National Issues (3)
  • POL 102 Politics and Global Issues (3) IIIB
  • POL 142 American Politics and Diversity (3) Cul
  • POL 241 American Political System (3)
  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)
  • PSY/AAA/BWS 210 Psychology Across Cultures (3) IIIB, Cul
  • SJS/SOC 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies (3)
  • SOC 151 Social Relations (4) Cul
  • SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context (3) IIIB, Cul
  • SPA 127 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3)
  • SPA 211 Deaf Culture and Community (3) Cul
  • SPA 223 Theories of Language Development (3)
  • SPA/DST 312 Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues (3) IIIB, Cul
  • WGS 201 Introduction to Women's Studies (3) IIIB, Cul

The following courses are awaiting approval from Senate, but are temporarily approved to fulfill the requirement for the 2017-2018 AY.

  • CMS 201 Introduction to Comparative Media (4) IIB

Foundation III - Global Perspectives (6-9 credits)

IIIA. Study Abroad (6 credits)

Six hours of Foundation credit from any Miami-approved Study Abroad program.

OR

IIIB. Global Courses (9 credits minimum)

These categories comprise courses or a series of courses focused on themes or issues relevant to the globalized society in which we all live, asking us to situate subject matter and skills relevant that subject in terms of their global implications. Through their work in these courses, students begin to develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences; explore and understand their place and influence in the changing world; determine and assess relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal – though not necessarily symmetrical – interactions, benefits, and costs; describe the development and construction of differences and similarities among contemporary groups and regions; and identify and analyze the origins and influences of global forces. All MPF III Global Perspectives courses must meet the goal:to develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences,and at least 2 of the following goals.

  1. Explore and understand place and influence in the changing world. 
  2. Determine and assess relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal – though not necessarily symmetrical – interactions, benefits, and costs.
  3. Describe the development and construction of differences and similarities among contemporary groups and regions.
  4. Identify and analyze the origins and influences of global forces. 
  • AAA 201 Introduction to Asian/Asian American Studies (3) IIB, IIC, Cul, H
  • AAA/REL 203 Religions of India (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • AAA 207 Asia and Globalization (3) IIB, Cul
  • AAA/AMS/ENG 248 Asian/Asian American Literature (3) IIA, IIIB
  • AMS 207 America - A Global Perspective (3) IIB, H
  • ARC 107 Global Design (3) IIA, Cul
  • ART/BWS 276 Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora (3) IIA, Cul, H
  • ATH/FST 135 Film as Ethnography (1) Cul
  • ATH 145 Lost Cities and Ancient Civilization (3) IIC, Cul, H
  • ATH 155 Introduction to Anthropology (4) IIC
  • ATH 175 Peoples of the World (3) IIC, Cul
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3) IIC, Cul
  • ATH 358 Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities (3)
  • ATH 361 Language and Power (3)
  • ATH 390Z Pokemon: Local and Global Cultures (3)
  • ATH 405 Food, Taste, and Desire (3) IIC, Cul
  • BTE 402 Cross Cultural Leadership Skills (3) IIIB, Cul
  • BWS 156 Introduction to Africa (4) Cul
  • CEC 266 Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music (3) V, Cul
  • CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3) IIB, Cul
  • CIT 448 Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology (3)
  • CJS 451 Comparative Justice System (3) IIC
  • EDT 202 Global Childhood Education: Diversity, Education & Society (3)
  • EDT 221 Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Culture and Second Language Acquisition (3) Cul
  • EDT 323 Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Instructional Theories and Practices (3) Cul
  • EDT 425 Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Active Learning & Literacy (3) Cul
  • ENG 108 U.S. Cultures & Composition for Second-Language Writers (5) Cul
  • ENG/LAS 254 Latino/a Literature and the Americas (3) IIB, Cul
  • FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3) IIB, Cul
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3) IIC, Cul
  • GEO/SJS 159 Creating Global Peace (3) IIC, Cul
  • GER 232 The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • GER/FST 261 German Film in Global Context (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • GIC 101 Introduction to Global and Intercultural Studies (3) IIB, IIC
  • GTY 260 Global Aging (3) Cul
  • HST 197 World History to 1500 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • HST 198 World History Since 1500 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • HST 245 Making of Modern Europe, 1450-1750 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • HST/LAS 260 Latin America in the United States (3) IIB, H
  • HST 296 World History Since 1945 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity (3) IIC, Cul
  • ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3) IIC, Cul, H
  • KNH 214 Global Well-Being (3) IIC, Cul
  • LAS 208/ATH 206 Latin American Civilization (3) IIC, Cul, H
    MUS 135 Understanding Jazz: It's History and Content (3) IIA, IIB
  • MUS 185 Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIA, IIB, Cul, H
  • MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3) IIA, IIB, Cul, H
  • MUS 285 Introduction to African American Music (3) IIA, IIB
  • POL 102 Politics and Global Issues (3) IIC
  • POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3) IIA, IIB, Cul
  • POR/BWS/ENG/WGS/FST 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3) IIB, Cul
  • REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • REL 286 Global Jewish Civilization (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • RUS/ENG 256 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • RUS 257/ENG 267 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • SJS/SOC 487 Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights (3)
  • SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context (3) IIC, Cul
  • SPA/DST 312 Deaf Culture: Global, National, Local Issues (3) IIC, Cul
  • SPN 292 Language and the Latin American Diaspora (3) Cul, H
  • WGS 201 Introduction to Women's Studies (3) IIC, Cul

OR

Global Miami Plan Foundation III for International Students

International (non-immigrant visa-carrying) students may complete the Global Miami Plan’s Foundation III through 6 hours of Global Miami Plan course work. This exception acknowledges that international students at Miami are, at the very least, matching intercultural and transnational experiences of U.S. students who meet Foundation III through study abroad. In addition, this exception is designed to allow international students some flexibility in the choice of courses while still ensuring that these courses include liberal education experiences.

Specifically, this exception allows international students to satisfy Foundation III by counting any 6-credits from any course in the Global Miami Plan that is not being applied to any of the other liberal education requirements. The courses selected to meet Foundation III, in other words, can be approved Foundation courses, courses from a Thematic Sequence, or a Capstone, so long as those courses are not being used to complete other Foundation, Thematic Sequence, or Capstone requirements. Courses used to meet this requirement must be Miami University courses approved as liberal education courses.

Submit the designation form after you have declared your Thematic Sequence (or after you have declared a minor outside your department of major or a second major in another department, if you are planning to complete the Thematic Sequence in these ways). Also, we advise you submit this form after the courses you list have begun and appear on your DAR as completed or in progress. Following this process helps us assure that there is no overlap between requirements and helps to reduce need to make substitutions at a later date.

Foundation IV - Natural Science (9 hours, must include one laboratory course)

IVA. Biological Science (3 credits minimum)

Biological sciences involve the study of living organisms, including their origin, composition, function (molecular, cellular, and organismal) diversity, classification, ecology, evolution, and behavior. Life forms studied by biologists include Eukarya (animals, plants, fungi, and protists), Bacteria, Archaea, and viruses.

  • BIO 101 Biotechnology: Coming of Age in the 21st Century (3)
  • BIO 113 Animal Diversity (4) LAB
  • BIO 114 Principles of Biology (4) LAB
  • BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity (4) LAB
  • BIO/MBI 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (4) LAB
  • BIO 121 Environmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 126 Evolution: Just a Theory? (3)
  • BIO 131 Plants, Humanity, and Environment (3)
  • BIO 155 Field Botany (3) LAB
  • BIO 161 Principles of Human Physiology (4) LAB
  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) LAB
  • BIO 176 Ecology of North America (3)
  • BIO 181 Medicinal and Therapeutic Plants (3)
  • BIO 191 Plant Biology (4) LAB
  • MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Diseases (3)
  • MBI 121 The Microbial World (3)
  • MBI 123 Experimenting with Microbes (1) LAB
  • MBI 131 Community Health Perspectives (2)
  • MBI 143 Parasitology and Mycology Labs (1) LAB
  • MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (4) LAB

IVB. Physical Science (3 credits minimum)

Physical Science comprise the disciplines that study the nature of energy and the inorganic world. It is traditionally subdivided into four general areas: chemistry, physics, astronomy, and earth sciences.

  • CHM 111 Chemistry in Modern Society (3)
  • CHM 111L Chemistry in Modern Society Laboratory (1) LAB
  • CHM 131 Chemistry of Life Processes (4) LAB
  • CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Laboratory (3, 2) LAB
  • CHM 141R, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Laboratory (4, 2) MPF
  • EDT 181, 182 Physical Science (4, 4) LAB
  • GEO 121 Earth's Physical Environment (4) LAB
  • GEO 122 Geographic Perspectives on the Environment (3)
  • GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3) H
  • GLG 115L Understanding the Earth (1) LAB
  • GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3)
  • GLG 141 Geology of U.S. National Parks (3)
  • PHY 101 Physics and Society (3)
  • PHY 103 Concepts in Physics Laboratory (1) LAB
  • PHY 111 Astronomy and Space Physics (3) H
  • PHY 118 Introduction to Atmospheric Science (3)
  • PHY 121 Energy and Environment (3)
  • PHY 131 Physics for Music (3)
  • PHY 141 Physics in Sports (3)
  • PHY 161,162 College Physics (4, 4) LAB
  • PHY 191,192 The Physical World (5, 5) LAB

Foundation V - Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology (3 credits minimum)

All courses in this area involve mathematical reasoning. This reasoning could either be problem solving and pattern finding at the inductive level, or formal and abstract reasoning at the deductive level, or a combination of both forms of arguments. In all courses, students’ abilities to develop logical arguments are strengthened and improved. The courses may also provide opportunities for the students to explore the role of formal reasoning in history, society, and the modern world, and to reflect upon its use in formulating well-founded, ethical decisions.

Technology Requirement: Courses in the technology group should introduce the technical professional’s methodology, including the evaluation of empirical data, problem recognition and definition, and the application of scientific principles. Although skills are included, the primary emphasis should be on developing an awareness of technology’s impact on society.

Mathematics Requirement: Courses in this group should introduce logical and systemic methodology used by mathematicians to examine and explore concepts, such as quantity, space, probability, structure, and the study of motions and shapes of physical objects. Courses may include theoretical or applied studies of statistics, calculus, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Formal Reasoning Requirement: Courses in this group should provide a formal introduction to logic and methodologies used in deriving conclusions. Students will explore concepts of truth, proof, meaning, and their role in informing and influencing our perceptions, imagination, thought processes, and learned experience. Courses may also include studies of the use of language and reasoning to develop the “what” and “how” of artificial intelligence.

  • ARC 212 Principles of Environmental Systems (3)
  • ATH 309/CLS 303/ENG 303/GER 309/SPN 303 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
  • CCA 111 Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking (3) IIA
  • CEC 266 Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music (3) IIIB, Cul
  • CMR 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
  • CSE 151 Computers, Computer Science, and Society (3)
  • CSE 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3)
  • CSE 243 Problem Analysis Using Computer Tools (3)
  • MTH 115 Mathematics for Teachers of Grades P-6 (4)
  • MTH 121 Finite Mathematical Models (3)
  • MTH 151 Calculus I (5)
  • MTH 153 Calculus I (4)
  • MTH 249 Calculus II (5)
  • MUS/IMS 221 Music Technologies (3) IIA
  • PHL 273 Formal Logic (4)
  • STA 261 Statistics (4)

Additionally, to complete the Foundation area requirements, students must complete the following:

Cultures (Cul) requirement 

All students must take at least one Foundation course that presents a cultural perspective. Students satisfy this requirement by taking an appropriately designated course in any foundation area. The same course may meet both a Foundation areas requirement and the cultural and/or historical perspective requirement.

Foundation Courses that meet the Cultures Requirement

  • AAA 201 Introduction to Asian/Asian American Studies (3) IIB, IIC, IIIB, H
  • AAA/REL 203 Religions of India (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • AAA 207 China and Globalization (3) IIB, IIIB
  • AMS 205 Introduction to American Studies (3) IIB, H
  • ARC 107 Global Design (3) IIA, IIIB
  • ART/AMS 183 Images of America (3) IIA, IIB
  • ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (3) IIA, IIB, H
  • ART 233 Global Perspectives on Dress (3) IIA
  • ART 276 Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora (3) IIA, IIIB, H
  • ART/JPN 279 Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan (3) IIB, H
  • ART 283 Modern America (3) IIA, IIB
  • ATH/FST 135 Film as Ethnography (1) IIIB
  • ATH 145 Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations (3) IIC, IIIB
  • ATH 175 Peoples of the World (3) IIC, IIIB
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3) IIC, IIIB
  • ATH/HST/POL/REL/RUS 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3) IIB, H
  • ATH 405 Food, Taste, and Desire (3) IIC, IIIB
  • BWS 151 Introduction to Black World Studies (4) IIC, H
  • BWS 156 Introduction to Africa (4) IIIB
  • BWS/GEO/REL 209 Civilization of Africa (3) Cul, H
  • CEC 266 Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music (3) IIIB, V
  • CHI 251 Chinese Literature in English Translation (3) IIB
  • CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation (3) IIB
  • CHI/JPN 255 Drama in China and Japan in Translation (3) IIB
  • CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3) IIB, IIIB
  • CLS 101 Greek Civilization (3) IIB
  • CLS 102 Roman Civilization (3) IIB
  • COM/DST 247 Rhetoric of Disability Rights (3) IIB
  • COM/FST 281 Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and the Electronic Media (3) IIB
  • COM/FST/IDS 206 Diversity and Culture in American Film (3) IIB
  • EDP 272 Introduction to Disability Studies (3) IIB
  • EDT 221 Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Culture and Second Language Acquisition (3) IIIB
  • EDT 323 Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Instructional Theories and Practices (3) IIIB
  • ENG 108 U.S. Cultures & Composition for Second-Language Writers (5) IIIB
  • ENG 162 Literature and Identity (3) IIB
  • ENG/DST 169 Disability Identity (3) IIB
  • ENG 202 Varieties of English: Dialect Diversity and Language Change (3) IIB
  • ENG/AMS 246 Native American Literature (3) IIB
  • ENG/AMS 247 Appalachian Literature (3) IIB
  • ENG/AMS/AAA 248 Asian American Literature (3) IIB
  • ENG/LAS 254 Latino/a Literature and the Americas (3) IIB, IIIB
  • ENG 271 Cultures and Literature of the American South (3) IIB, H
  • FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation (3) IIB, IIIB
  • FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3) IIB, IIIB
  • FRE/GER/RUS 212/ HST 211 Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism (3) IIB, H
  • FRE/FST/GER 255 Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3) IIB, H
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3) IIC, IIIB
  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography: Patterns and Issues (3) IIC
  • GEO 159 Creating Global Peace (3) IIC, IIIB
  • GEO 201 Geography of Urban Diversity (3) IIC
  • GEO 207 Civilization of the Middle East (3) IIC, H
  • GEO/ITS/SOC 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3) IIC, H
  • GER 151 The German-American Experience (3) IIB, H
  • GER 231 Folk Fairy Tales and Literary Fairy Tales (3) IIB, H
  • GER 232 The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • GER 251 German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3) IIB, H
  • GER 252 Jews and German Culture (3) IIB, H
  • GER/FST 261 German Film in Global Context (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • GER 321 Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe: 1870 to Present (3) IIB, H
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S. (3) IIB, H
  • GTY 260 Global Aging (3) IIIB
  • HST 111, 112 Survey of American History (3, 3) IIB, H
  • HST 121, 122 Western Civilization (3, 3) IIB, H
  • HST 197 World History to 1500 (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • HST 198 World History Since 1500 (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • HST/BWS 224 Africa in History (3) IIB, H
  • HST/BWS 225 The Making of Modern Africa (3) IIB, H
  • HST 245 The Making of Modern Europe (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • HST/LAS 260 Latin America in the United States (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • HST 296 World History Since 1945 (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity (3) IIC
  • ITL 221 Italy, Matrix of Civilization (3) IIB, H
  • ITL/AMS/FST 222 Italian American Culture (3) IIB
  • ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3) IIB, IIC, IIIB, H
  • JPN 231 Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3) IIB, H
  • KNH 214 Global Well-Being (3) IIC, IIIB
  • LAS 207 Latin America before 1910 (3) IIC, H
  • LAS 208/ ATH 206 Introduction to Latin America (3) IIC, IIIB, H
  • MUS/AMS 135 Understanding Jazz: Its History and Context (3) IIA, IIB, IIIB, H
  • MUS 184 Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts (3) IIA, IIB
  • MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIA, IIB, IIIB, H
  • MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3) IIA, IIB, IIIB
  • MUS 211 History of Western Music I: Antiquity to Baroque (3) IIA, H
  • MUS 287 Enter the Diva: Women in Music (3) IIA, IIB
  • PHL 106 Thought and Culture of India and South Asia (3) IIB, H
  • PHL 131 Problems of Moral and Social Values (3)
  • POL 142 American Politics and Diversity (4) IIC
  • POL 159 U.S. Identity Politics (3) IIC
  • POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3) IIB, IIIB
  • POR/BWS/ENG/WGS/FST 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3) IIB, IIIB
  • PSY 210 Psychology Across Cultures (3) IIC, IIIB
  • REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • REL 186 Global Jewish Civilization (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • RUS 137 Russian Folklore (3) IIB, IIIB
  • RUS/ENG 256 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3) IIB, IIIB
  • RUS 257/ ENG 267 Russian Literature in English Translation: F rom Pasternak to the Present (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • SOC 151 Social Relations (4) IIC
  • SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context (3) IIC, IIIB
  • SPA 211 Deaf Culture and Community (3) IIC
  • SPA/DST 312 Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues (3) IIC, IIIB
  • SPN 292 Language and the Latin American Diaspora (3) IIIB, H
  • WGS 201 Introduction to Women's Studies (3) IIC, IIIB
  • WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies (3) IIB
  • WST 201 Self and Place (3) IIB

Historical (H) requirement 

All students must take at least one Foundation course that presents a historical perspective (H). Students satisfy this requirement by taking an appropriately designated course in any Foundation area. The same course may meet both a Foundation area requirement and the historical and/or the cultural perspective requirement.

Foundation Courses that meet the Historical Perspective (H) Requirement

  • AAA 201 Introduction to Asian/ Asian American Studies (3) IIB, IIC, IIIB, Cul
  • AAA/REL 203 Religions of India (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • AMS 205 Introduction to American Studies (3) IIB, Cul
  • AMS 207 America - A Global Perspective (3) IIB, IIIB, H
  • ARC 188 Ideas in Architecture (3) IIA, IIB
  • ARC 221, 222 History of Architecture I, II (3, 3) IIA, IIB
  • ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (3) IIA, IIB, Cul
  • ART 187 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic (3) IIA, IIB
  • ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern (3) IIA, IIB
  • ART 189 History of Western Dress (3) IIA, IIB
  • ART/BWS 276 Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora (3) IIIB, Cul
  • ART/JPN 279 Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan (4) IIB, Cul
  • ART 286 China, Korea, and Japan (3) IIA, IIB, Cul
  • ATH/HST/ POL/REL/RUS 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3) IIB, Cul
  • BWS 151 Introduction to Black World Studies (4) IIC, Cul
  • BWS/GEO 209 Civilization of Africa (3) Cul
  • CLS 101 Greek Civilization (3) IIB
  • CLS 102 Roman Civilization (3) IIB
  • CLS 121 Introduction to Classical Mythology (3) IIB
  • ENG 125 Introduction to Drama (3) IIB
  • ENG 131, 132, 133 Life and Thought in English Literature (3, 3, 3) IIB
  • ENG 141, 142, 143 Life and Thought in American Literature (3, 3, 3) IIB
  • ENG 163 Literature and Travel (3) IIB
  • ENG 165 Literature and Sexuality (3) IIB
  • ENG 251, 252 Life and Thought in European Literature (3, 3) IIB
  • ENG 271 Cultures and Literature of the American South (3) IIB, Cul
  • FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • FRE/GER/RUS 212/HST 211 Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism (3) IIB, Cul
  • FRE/FST/GER 255 Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3) IIB, Cul
  • GEO 207 Civilization of the Middle East (3) IIC, Cul
  • GEO/ITS/SOC 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3) IIC, Cul
  • GER 151 The German-American Experience (3) IIB, Cul
  • GER 231 Folk Fairy Tales and Literary Fairy Tales (3) IIB, Cul
  • GER 232 The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • GER 251 German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3) IIB, Cul
  • GER 252 Jews and German Culture (3) IIB, Cul
  • GER/FST 261 German Film in Global Context (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • GER 321 Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe: 1870 to Present (3) IIB, Cul
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S. (3) IIB, Cul
  • GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3) IVB
  • HST 111, 112 Survey of American History (3, 3) IIB, Cul
  • HST 121, 122 Western Civilization (3, 3) IIB, Cul
  • HST 197 World History to 1500 (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • HST 198 World History Since 1500 (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • HST/BWS 224 Africa in History (3) IIB, Cul
  • HST/BWS 225 The Making of Modern Africa (3) IIB, Cul
  • HST 245 The Making of Modern Europe, 1450-1780 (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • HST/LAS 260 Latin America in the United States (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • HST 296 World History Since 1945 (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • ITL 221 Italy, Matrix of Civilization (3) IIB, Cul
  • ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3) IIC, IIIB, Cul
  • JPN 231 Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation (3) IIB, Cul
  • KNH 276 The Meaning of Leisure (3) IIC
  • KNH 292 Dance, Culture, and Contexts (3) IIB
  • LAS 207 Latin America before 1910 (3) IIC, Cul
  • LAS 208/ATH 206 Introduction to Latin America (3) IIC, IIIB, Cul
  • MUS/AMS 135 Understanding Jazz: Its History and Context (3) IIA, Cul
  • MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIA, IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • MUS 189 Great Ideas in Western Music (3) IIA
  • MUS 211, 212 History of Western Music I: Antiquity to Baroque (3, 3) IIA, Cul
  • PHL 103 Society and the Individual (3) IIB
  • PHL 104 Purpose or Chance in the Universe (3) IIB
  • PHL 105 Theories of Human Nature (3) IIB
  • PHL 106 Thought and Culture of India and South Asia (3) IIB, Cul
  • PHY 111 Astronomy and Space Physics (3) IVB
  • REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • REL 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3) IIB, Cul
  • REL 275 Introduction to the Critical Study of Biblical Literature (3) IIB
  • REL 286 Global Judaism (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • REL 314 Religious and Social History of the Jewish People (3) IIB
  • RUS 257/ENG 267 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present (3) IIB, IIIB, Cul
  • SPN 292 Language and the Latin American Diaspora (3) IIIB, Cul
  • THE 191 Experiencing Theatre (3) IIA

Thematic Sequence

The thematic sequence is met by completing related courses (at least nine hours) in an approved Thematic Sequence outside the student’s department of major. One foundation course may also apply to the thematic sequence.

Each sequence will collectively include opportunities for written communication & critical thinking plus advance at least three other competencies. The department(s) that propose and offer the Thematic Sequence may select those outcomes that best align with the objectives of the Thematic Sequence.

A second major, co-major, or minor outside of the student’s department of first major can count for the Thematic Sequence.

Students may propose self-designed sequences.

Senior Capstone

The capstone course requirement is met by completing three hours in an approved capstone course during a student’s senior year. Capstone courses feature a substantial written student-initiated project that encourages students to integrate knowledge gained throughout their undergraduate experience.

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