DIVISIONAL CORE REQUIREMENT

Students must complete one 4-credit course or two 2-credit  courses from each academic division in the college. Independent study courses (ending in x95), internships (ending in x75) and all senior capstone classes may not be used to complete this requirement.

Arts Division Core Requirement:

Complete one 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses from the following list. Courses completed to fulfill this requirement may come from the same or from different disciplines.

Completing the Arts core requirement will help students to:
• appreciate the creative process in terms of concept, experimentation, investment of time and practice, synthesis, and reflection,
• develop skills relevant to producing a particular artistic product,
• engage in forms of communication and expression other than the written or spoken word,
• explore aesthetic values and concerns of cultures, and gain understanding of the connection between arts and culture; analyze critically how creativity and expression shape and reflect culture,
• realize their creative potential,
• become informed audience members for the arts,
• engage in simultaneous creative and critical thought, integrating intellectual and experiential frameworks; and
• make connections among the arts, and between the arts and other disciplines, such as the sciences, language and literature, philosophy, sociology, and political science.


Courses that fulfill the Arts Core Requirement:

ARTST     All Art Studio courses
ARTHI     All Art History courses
DANC     All Dance courses
MUS     All Music courses
THEA     All Theatre courses

Humanities Division Core Requirement:

Complete one 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses from the following list. Courses completed to fulfill this requirement may come from the same or from different disciplines.

Students who complete the Humanities core requirement will:
• analyze, interpret and evaluate texts critically as they relate to the humanities,
• develop their ability to communicate effectively and to persuasively defend and imaginatively convey ideas, knowledge, emotions and experiences; and
• reflect on their own culture and values as they learn to understand and appreciate the values of other cultures, peoples, and areas within their own context.


Courses that fulfill the Humanities Core Requirement:


ENG


ENGL                   All English Lit courses

GSS


GSS 200                 Queer Studies
GSS 201                  Intro. to Gender and Sexuality Studies
GSS 303                  Advanced Feminist Theory

 

HIST


HIST                              All HIST courses  except 391

 

HUM


HUM              All HUM courses except 100 and 300

 

MEDA


MEDA 101**                 Fundamentals of Speaking
MEDA 110                     Introduction to Comm.
MEDA 112                     Modern Mass Media
MEDA 120                    Film History and Analysis
MEDA 153/353            Video Activism
MEDA 201                     Interpersonal Communication

MEDA 220**                Film and Society
MEDA 250                    Elements of Production
MEDA 335**                Adv. Speaking and Presentation
MEDA 401                    Adv. Theory and Analysis
** 2 credits

 

PHIL


PHIL                   All PHIL courses except 212

 

WORLL


CHIN 401           Selected Chinese Short Stories
FREN                  All courses numbered 300 and above
GER 301 – 304     German culture and lit. courses
GER 400                German Film
GER 485                Seminar in German Studies
JAPN 401              Cultural Topics in Contemporary Literature
SPAN                   All courses numbered 300 and above, except
SPAN 301, 315, or any grammar course


 

Natural Sciences Division Core Requirement:

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses from the list below. Courses completed to fulfill this requirement may come from the same or from different disciplines.

Students who complete the Natural Sciences core requirement will:
• use scientific methods and reasoning within the context of the natural sciences, and
• recognize the distinctive nature and limits of scientific knowledge: that it is an evolving model of the natural world, discovered and verified through experimentation and observation.
Courses that fulfill the Natural Sciences Core Requirement:


BIOL     All Biology courses

CHEM     All Chemistry courses

EXIP       All Exercise Science Integrated Physiology courses

PHY     All Physics courses
SCI     All Science courses

 

ENV
ENV 141        Permaculture Design I
ENV 334      Permaculture Design II
ENV 160        Energy & the Environment
ENV 170         Intro. to Geographical Informational Systems
ENV 200        Intro. to Environmental Science
ENV 205        Environmental Science Methods
ENV 210        Tropical Environmental Biology
ENV 260        Oregon Natural History



Social Sciences Division Core Requirement:

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses from the list below. Courses completed to fulfill this requirement may come from the same or from different disciplines.

Students who complete the Social Sciences core requirement will:
• be familiar with social science approaches to the explanation of social or psychological phenomena, and
•  use theory and concepts from social science to understand and/or address social or psychological phenomena, issues, and problems.

Courses that fulfill the Social Sciences Core Requirement:


ANTH            All Anthropology courses
ECON             All Economics courses
POLS              All Politics & Government courses
PSY                 All PSY courses except 350
SOC                 All SOC courses except 301
SOCWK         All SOCWK courses

GSS
GSS 217                  Gender and Sexuality
GSS 309                  Families

 

REL
REL 140                  Intro. to Comparative Religions
REL 240                  Topics in Comparative Religion

PSJ
PSJ 101                  Intro. to Peace and Social Justice Studies
PSJ 208         Addictions and Society
PSJ 215         Conflict Resolution
PSJ 222         Civil Rights Movement**
PSJ 227         Civil Rights Movement
PSJ 300         Community Based Action Research
PSJ 321         Protest, Dissent, & Social Change
PSJ 322         The Suppression of Dissent
** 2 credits