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BA Distribution Requirement (Updated 7-22-2016)

In addition to the campus wide General Education requirements, BA degree candidates 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. In some rare instances, it is possible to "double dip" BA Distribution courses with some General Education Core courses and major courses. When "double dipping," the minimum grade required is the higher of the two. The additional distribution requirements, can be found on your AAR, in the IUS Bulletin or as follows:

Foreign Language requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree candidates must complete four semesters or equivalent of a single foregin language.

French

  • FREN-F 100 Elementary French I
  • FREN-F 150 Elementary French II: Language and Culture
  • FREN-F 200 Second Year French I: Language and Culture
  • FREN-F 250 Second Year French II: Language and Culture

German

  • GER-G 100 Beginning German I
  • GER-G 150 Beginning German II
  • GER-G 200 Intermediate German I
  • GER-G 250 Intermediate German II

Spanish

  • SPAN-S 100 Elementary Spanish I -Beginners
  • SPAN-S 150 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN-S 200 Second Year Spanish I
  • SPAN-S 250 Second Year Spanish II

Japanese

  • EALC-J 101 Elementary Japanese 1
  • EALC-J 102 Elementary Japanese 2
  • EALC-J 201 Second Year Japanese 1
  • EALC-J 202 Second Year Japanese 2

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

In addition to the five credit hours required for the campus general education program, choose one additional course for a minimum total of 8 credit hours in the natural sciences. One course must be in the life sciences and one course must be in the physical sciences.

Life Sciences

  • AHLT-C 150 Body Structure & Function
  • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy
  • BIOL-L 100 Humans & the Biological World
  • BIOL-L 101 Intro. to Biological Sciences I
  • BIOL-L 102 Intro. to Biological Sciences II
  • BIOL-L 110 Insects: The Alien Empire
  • BIOL-L 200 Environmental Biology & Conservation
  • BIOL-L 201 Ecological Principles
  • BIOL-L 205 Biological Field Techniques
  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-L 303 Field Biology
  • BIOL-L 304 Marine Biology
  • BIOL-L 350 Environmental Biology
  • GEOG-G 307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life
  • PHSL-P 130 Human Biology
  • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology
  • PLSC-B 101 Plant Biology
  • PLSC-B 203 Survey of Plant Kingdom
  • PLSC-B 205 Vascular Plants
  • PLSC-B 364 Summer Flowering Plants
  • PLSC-B 375 Horticultural Plants: Biotechnology, Physiology, & Development
  • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • ZOOL-Z 103 Animal Biology Lectures & Lab
  • ZOOL-Z 373 Entomology
  • ZOOL-Z 374 Invertebrate Zoology Lecture/Lab

Physical Sciences

  • AST-A 100 The Solar System
  • AST-A 105 Stars & Galaxies
  • CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 104 Physical Sciences & Society
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment
  • GEOG-G 304 Physical Climatology
  • GEOG-G 308 Disasters: Natural/Human Induced
  • GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conservation
  • GEOL-G 100 General Geology
  • GEOL-G 180 Dinosaurs
  • GEOL-G 221 Introductory Mineralogy
  • GEOL-G 300 Environmental & Urban Geology
  • GEOL-G 411 Invertebrate Paleontology
  • GEOL-G 415 Principles of Geomorphology
  • PHYS-P 100 Physics in the Modern World
  • PHYS-P 105 Basic Physics of Sound
  • PHYS-P 120 Energy & Technology
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics I
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics II
  • PHYS-P 221 Physics I
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics II

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

One additional social/behavioral science course in any discipline (May not "double dip" with General Education Core Social & Behavioral Science or the BA Distribution Historical Investigation requirement.)

  • ANTH-A 105 Human Origins & Prehistory
  • ANTH-A 362 Principles of Social Organization
  • ANTH-E 105 Culture & Society
  • ANTH-E 320 Indians of North America
  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations
  • COAS-S 154 Pathways
  • ECON-E 101 Survey of Economic Issues & Problems
  • ECON-E 107 Principles of Economics I
  • ECON-E 108 Principles of Economics II
  • ECON-E 201 Intro. to Microeconomics (Replaced ECON-E150 Intro. to Economics as of Spring 2015)
  • ECON-E 202 Intro. to Macroeconomics (Replaced ECON-E200 Fundamentals of Economics: An Overview as of Summer 2015)
  • ECON-E 323 Urban Economics
  • ECON-E 347 Women and the Economy
  • ECON-E 350 Money & Banking
  • ECON-E 360 Public Finance – Survey
  • GEOG-G 110 Intro. to Human Geography
  • GEOG-G 213 Intro. to Economic Geography
  • PHIL-P 145 Intro to Social/Political Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 345 Problems in Social/Political Philosophy
  • POLS-Y 103 Intro. to American Politics
  • POLS-Y 107 Intro. to Comparative Politics
  • POLS-Y 109 Intro. to International Relations
  • POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society
  • POLS-Y 303 Policy Making in the U.S.
  • POLS-Y 304 Constitutional Law
  • POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the U.S.
  • POLS-Y 308 Urban Politics
  • POLS-Y 316 Public Opinion & Political Participation
  • POLS-Y 319 The United States Congress
  • POLS-Y 323 Legislative Behavior
  • POLS-Y 324 Women & Politics
  • POLS-Y 331 British Politics
  • POLS-Y 334 Japanese Politics
  • POLS-Y 337 Latin American Politics
  • POLS-Y 343 Politics of International Development
  • POLS-Y 360 Unities States Foreign Policy
  • POLS-Y 366 Current Foreign Policy Problems
  • POLS-Y 374 International Organization
  • POLS-Y 376 International Political Economy
  • POLS-Y 392 Prob Contemp Political Philosophy
  • POLS-Y 394 Public Policy Analysis
  • PSY-B 310 Life Span Development
  • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
  • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology II
  • PSY-P 233 Industrial Psychology
  • SOC-S 260 Intermediate Sociological Writing
  • SOC-R 220 The Family
  • SOC-R 320 Sexuality & Society
  • SOC-R 463 Inequality & Society
  • SOC-S 163 Social Problems
  • SOC-S 216 Soc of American Ethnic Diversity
  • TEL-R 287 Process & Effects of Mass Communication

Historical Investigation

Two courses in Historical Investigation. (May not "double dip" with the additional Social & Behavioral Science for the BA Distribution requirements.)

  • ECON-E 409 Economic Hist. of the U.S.
  • ECON-E 410 Selected Topics in U.S. EC Hist.
  • FINA-A 101 Ancient & Medieval Art
  • FINA-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art
  • FINA-A 150 African, New World/Oceanic Art
  • FINA-A 270 Women in the History of Art
  • FINA-A 315 Art of the Ancient World
  • FINA-A 322 Romanesque & Gothic Art
  • FINA-A 331 14th & 15th Century Art in Italy
  • FINA-A 342 20th Century Art
  • FINA-A 362 Art of Japan
  • FINA-A 402 Arts of Native North America
  • FINA-A 403 Baroque & Rococo Art
  • FINA-A 404 Modernism Art 1850-1900
  • FINA-A 405 Art of Northern Renaissance
  • FINA-A 406 Art of the Italian Renaissance
  • FINA-A 440 19th Century Painting I
  • FINA-A 451 Art of the South Pacific
  • FINA-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America
  • FINA-A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts
  • FREN-F 363 Intro. A La France Modern
  • FREN-F 461 La France Contemporaine
  • GEOG-G 418 Historical Geography
  • GER-G 363 Intro. to German Cultural History
  • HIST-A 303 United States, 1789-1865 I
  • HIST-A 304 United States, 1789-1865 II
  • HIST-A 313 Orig of Mid America 1865-1917
  • HIST-A 314 The United States 1917-1945
  • HIST-A 315 U.S. Since World War II
  • HIST-A 348 Civil War & Reconstruction
  • HIST-B 361 Europe in the 20th Century I
  • HIST-B 362 Europe in the 20th Century II
  • HIST-B 378 History of Germany Since 1648 II
  • HIST-D 308 Empire of the Tsars
  • HIST-D 310 Russian Revolution & Soviet Regime
  • HIST-D 418 Russian Foreign Pol in 20th Century
  • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History
  • HIST-F 342 Latin America: Evolution & Revolution
  • HIST-F 416 History of Slavery in Americas
  • HIST-G 100 Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-G 200 Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-G 385 Modern China
  • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
  • HIST-G 451 The Far East I
  • HIST-G 452 The Far East II
  • HIST-H 101 The World in the 20th Century
  • HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
  • HIST-H 104 Europe: napoleon to the Present
  • HIST-H 105 American History I
  • HIST-H 106 American History II
  • HIST-H 201 History of Russia I
  • HIST-H 202 History of Russia II
  • HIST-H 205 Ancient Civilization
  • HIST-H 206 Medieval Civilization
  • HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilization
  • HIST-H 208 American-East Asian Relations
  • HIST-H 214 Comparative Women’s History
  • HIST-H 218 History of Motion Pictures
  • HIST-H 231 Women, Men, & Family in History
  • HIST-H 233 Sports in History
  • MATH-M 380 History of Mathematics
  • MUS-M 110 Special Topics in Music
  • MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music I
  • MUS-M 202 The Literature of Music II
  • MUS-M 403 History of Music I
  • MUS-M 404 History of Music II
  • PHIL-P 302 Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 304 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 314 Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 410 Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • REL-R 331 Christianity, 1500-2000
  • SPAN-S 411 Spain: The Cultural Context
  • SPAN-S 412 Spanish America: Cultural context
  • THTR-T 270 Intro. to History of Theatre I
  • THTR-T 271 Intro. to History of Theatre II
  • THTR-T 275 American Theatre-Black Exp & Contribution

Ethical Reasoning and Diversity

In addition to the three credit hours required for the campus general education Ethical Reasoning/Diversity requirement, choose one additional course for a minimum total of 6 credit hours in the Ethical Reasoning/Diversity. One course must be in Ethical Reasoning and one course must be in Diversity. (May not "double dip" with the General Education Core Ethical Reasoning/Diversity Requirement, the BA Distribution Historical Investigation Requirement, or the BA Distribution Social & Behavioral Science Requirement.)

Diversity

  • AFRO-A 169 Introduction to Afro American Literature
  • AFRO-A 249 African American Autobiography
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • FINA-A 150 African, New World and Oceanic Art
  • GEOG-G 201 World Regional Geography
  • HIST-E 100 Issues in African History
  • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History
  • HIST-F 216 History of Slavery in the Americas
  • HIST-F 232 Upheaval in 20th Century Latin America
  • HIST-G 100 Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-H 207 Modern East-Asian Civilization
  • HIST-H 231 Women, Men, and Family in History
  • HIST-W 102 World Civilizations since 1500
  • HON-H 103 Honors Seminar: Common Intellectual Experience I
  • PHIL-P 170 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
  • POLS-Y 107 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Relations
  • SOC-S 163 Social Problems
  • SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication

Ethical Reasoning

  • JOUR-J 280 Seminar in Journalism and Ethics
  • PHIL-P 100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 140 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL-P 145 Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 200 Problems in Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 240 Business & Morality

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