Bachelor of Arts Distribution Requirements

Students must select additional courses as described below. They must obtain a minimum grade of D– in all courses used to fulfill the distribution requirements. There is no limit to the number of hours a student may take in any one discipline. Additionally, students may use one course to fulfill more than one campus or B.A. degree general education requirement.

Central Ideas, Issues and Methods of Inquiry in the Natural Sciences

In addition to the two courses required for the campus general education program, choose one additional course in any science discipline from the list following, for a minimum total of 11 credit hours in the sciences. At least one of the three courses must be in the life sciences and at least one must be in the physical sciences.

LIFE SCIENCE
Biology
AHLT-C 150 Body Structure and Function 3 cr.
ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy  (L) 5 cr.
BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World 3 cr.
BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World (L) 5 cr.
BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (L) 5 cr.
BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (L) 5 cr.
BIOL-L 200 Environmental Biology and Conservation 3 cr.
BIOL-L 201 Ecological Principles 4 cr.
BIOL-L 205 Biology Field Techniques 3 cr.
BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology 3 cr.
BIOL-L 303 Field Biology 3 cr.
BIOL-L 304 Marine Biology 3 cr.
BIOL-L 350 Environmental Biology 3 cr.
PHSL-P 130 Human Biology 3 cr.
PHSL-P 215 Basic Mammalian Physiology (L) 5 cr.
PLSC-B 101 Plant Biology (L) 5 cr.
PLSC-B 203 Survey of Plant Kingdom (L) 5 cr.
PLSC-B 205 Vascular Plants 3 cr.
PLSC-B 364 Summer Flowering Plants (L) 5 cr.
PLSC-B 375 Horticultural Plants (L) 5 cr.
ZOOL-Z 103 Animal Biology (L) 5 cr.
ZOOL-Z 373 Entomology 3 cr.
ZOOL-Z 374 Invertebrate Zoology (L) 5 cr.
ZOOL-Z 383 Laboratory in Entomology (L) 2 cr.
Geography
GEOG-G 307 Biogeography 3 cr.
Psychology
PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience 3 cr.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Astronomy
AST-A 100 The Solar System 3 cr.
AST-A 105 Stellar Astronomy 3 cr.
AST-A 151 Introductory Astronomy Research Laboratory (L) 2 cr.
Chemistry
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Lab I (L) 2 cr.
CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM-C 122 Elementary Chemistry Lab II (L) 2 cr.
CHEM-C 104 Physical Sciences and Society 3 cr.
CHEM-C 105  Principles of Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM-C 125  Experimental Chemistry I (L) 2 cr.
CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (L) 2 cr.
Geography
GEOG-G 107  Physical Systems of the Environment 3 cr.
GEOG-G 108 Physical Systems of the Environment Laboratory (L) 2 cr.
GEOG-G 304 Meteorology and Physical Climatology 3 cr.
GEOG-G 308 Disasters: Natural/Human Induced 3 cr.
GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conservation 3 cr.
Geology
GEOL-G 100 Earth Science: Geologic Aspects (L) 5 cr.
GEOL-G 180 Dinosaurs 3 cr.
GEOL-G 221 Introductory Mineralogy 3 cr.
GEOL-G 300 Environmental and Urban Geology 3 cr.
GEOL-G 411 Invertebrate Paleontology 3 cr.
GEOL-G 415 Geomorphology 3 cr.
Physics
PHYS-P 100 Physics in the Modern World (L) 5 cr.
PHYS-P 105 Basic Physics of Sound 3 cr.
PHYS-P 120 Energy and Technology 3 cr.
PHYS-P 201 General Physics I (L) 5 cr.
PHYS-P 202 General Physics II (L) 5 cr.
PHYS-P 221 Physics I (L) 5 cr.
PHYS-P 222 Physics II (L) 5 cr.

Central Ideas, Issues and Methods of Inquiry in Social and Behavioral Sciences

One additional social/behavioral science course in any discipline, selected from the list following:

PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Anthropology
ANTH-A 105 Human Origins and Prehistory 3 cr.
ANTH-A 362 Principles of Social Organization 3 cr.
ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society 3 cr.
ANTH-E 320 Indians of North America 3 cr.
Geography
GEOG-G 110  Introduction to Human Geography 3 cr.
Journalism
JOUR-C 200 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 cr.
Psychology
PSY-B 310 Lifespan Development 3 cr.
PSY-P 101 Introduction to Psychology I 3 cr.
PSY-P 102 Introduction to Psychology II 3 cr.
PSY-P 233 Industrial Psychology 3 cr.
Sociology
SOC-R 220 The Family 3 cr.
SOC-R 320 Marital Relations and Sexuality 3 cr.
SOC-R 463 Inequality and Society 3 cr.
SOC-S 163 Social Problems 3 cr.
SOC-S 216 American Ethnic Diversity 3 cr.
Telecommunications
TEL-R 287 Process and Effects of Mass Communications 3 cr.
POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
Economics
ECON-E 100 Current Economic Topics 3 cr.
ECON-E 107 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 cr.
ECON-E 108 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECON-E 200 Fundamentals of Economics: An Overview 4 cr.
ECON-E 323 Urban Economics 3 cr.
ECON-E 347  Women and the Economy 3 cr.
ECON-E 350  Money and Banking 3 cr.
ECON-E 360 Public Finance 3 cr.
Geography
GEOG-G 213 Introduction to Economic Geography 3 cr.
Philosophy
PHIL-P 145 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3 cr.
PHIL-P 345 Problems in Social and Political Philosophy 3 cr.
Political Science
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 107 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 205 Elements of Political Analysis   3 cr.
POLS-Y 301 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 cr.
POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society 3 cr.
POLS-Y 303 Public Policy 3 cr.
POLS-Y 304 Judicial Process and American Constitutional Law I 3 cr.
POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States 3 cr.
POLS-Y 308 Urban Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 316 Public Opinion and Political Participation 3 cr.
POLS-Y 319 The United States Congress 3 cr.
POLS-Y 322 The American Presidency 3 cr.
POLS-Y 323 Legislative Behavior 3 cr.
POLS-Y 324 Women and Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 330 Comparative Political Analysis 3 cr.
POLS-Y 331 British Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 334 Japanese Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 337 Latin American Politics 3 cr.
POLS-Y 343 Developmental Problems in the Third World 3 cr.
POLS-Y 360 U.S. Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS-Y 366 Current Foreign Policy Problems 3 cr.
POLS-Y 374 International Organization 3 cr.
POLS-Y 376 International Political Economy 3 cr.
POLS-Y 388 Marxist Theory 3 cr.
POLS-Y 392 Problems of Contemporary Political Philosophy 3 cr.
POLS-Y 394 Public Policy Analysis 3 cr.

Historical Investigation

Two courses in Historical Investigation selected from the list following:

Economics
ECON-E 409  Economic History of the U.S.   3 cr.
ECON-E 410 Selected Topics in U.S. Economic History 3 cr.
Fine Arts
FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art 3 cr.
FINA-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art   3 cr.
FINA-A 150 African, New World and Oceanic Art 3 cr.
FINA-A 270 Women in the History of Art 3 cr.
FINA-A 315 Ancient Art 3 cr.
FINA-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Art   3 cr.
FINA-A 331 Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Art in Italy 3 cr.
FINA-A 342 Twentieth-Century Art   3 cr.
FINA-A 362 The Art of Japan 3 cr.
FINA-A 402 Art of Native North America 3 cr.
FINA-A 403 Baroque & Rococo Art 3 cr.
FINA-A 404 Modern Art 3 cr.
FINA-A 405 Art of the Northern Renaissance 3 cr.
FINA-A 406 Art of the Italian Renaissance 3 cr.
FINA-A 440 Nineteenth-Century Art 3 cr.
FINA-A 451 Art of the South Pacific 3 cr.
FINA-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America 3 cr.
FINA-A 453 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa 3 cr.
FINA-A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts (Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas) 3 cr.
FINA-A 478 History of Ceramics 3 cr.
FINA-A 490 Topics in Art History 3 cr.
French
FREN-F 363 Introduction á la France contemporaine 3 cr.
FREN-F 461 La France contemporaine 3 cr.
German
GER-G 363 Deutsche Kulturgeschichte 3 cr.
Geography
GEOG-G 418 Historical Geography 3 cr.
History
HIST-E 100 Issues in African History 3 cr.
HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History 3 cr.
HIST-H 101 The World in the 20th Century 3 cr.
HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon 3 cr.
HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to Present 3 cr.
HIST-H 105 American History I 3 cr.
HIST-H 106 American History II 3 cr.
HIST-A 303 United States, 1789-1865 I 3 cr.
HIST-A 304 United States, 1789-1865II   3 cr.
HIST-A 313 Origins of Modern America   3 cr.
HIST-A 314 Recent U.S. History I 3 cr.
HIST-A 315 Recent U.S. History II 3 cr.
HIST-A 348 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 cr.
HIST-B 361 Europe in the Twentieth Century I 3 cr.
HIST-B 362 Europe in the Twentieth Century II 3 cr.
HIST-B 378 History of Germany since 1648 II 3 cr.
HIST-D 308 Empire of the Tsars 3 cr.
HIST-D 310 Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Regime 3 cr.
HIST-D 418 Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century 3 cr.
HIST-F 342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution 3 cr.
HIST-F 416 History of Slavery in the Americas 3 cr.
HIST-G 100 Issues in Asian History 3 cr.
HIST-G 200 America’s Wars in Asia 3 cr.
HIST-G 385 Modern China 3 cr.
HIST-G 387 Contemporary China 3 cr.
HIST-G 451 East Asian Civilization I 3 cr.
HIST-G 452 East Asian Civilization II   3 cr.
HIST-H 201  Russian Civilization I 3 cr.
HIST-H 202 Russian Civilization II 3 cr.
HIST-H 205 Ancient Civilizations 3 cr.
HIST-H 206 Medieval Civilizations 3 cr.
HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilizations 3 cr.
HIST-H 208 AmericanEast Asian Relations 3 cr.
HIST-H 214 Comparative Women’s History 3 cr.
HIST-H 218 History of Motion Pictures 3 cr.
HIST-H 231 The Family in History 3 cr.
HIST-H 233 Sports in History 3 cr.
Music
MUS-M 110 History of Rock and Popular Music 3 cr.
MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music I 3 cr.
MUS-M 202 The Literature of Music II 3 cr.
MUS-M 403 The History of Music I 3 cr.
MUS-M 404 The History of Music II 3 cr.
Religion
REL-R 331  Christian Thought from the Reformation to the Present 3 cr.
Spanish
SPAN-S 411  Spanish Culture and Civilization 3 cr.
SPAN-S 412  Latin American Culture and Civilization 3 cr.
Theatre
THTR-T 270 Introduction to History of Theatre I 3 cr.
THTR-T 271 Introduction to History of Theatre II 3 cr.
THTR-T 275 American Theatre: The Black Experience and Contributions 3 cr.

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