UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Beginning with students entering in Fall 2017, Rutgers Camden has updated its graduation requirements to make them easier to understand and more clearly aligned with measurable learning goals.  The updated requirements will allow students to transfer more easily from one school to another (for example, to transfer from Nursing to Arts and Sciences or from Arts and Sciences to Business).  Students who are currently enrolled or who enroll before Fall 2017 can choose to follow the updated requirements or to follow the requirements in place at the time of their enrollment.

The requirements for graduation consist of the General Education Requirements, which will be the same for all undergraduate programs on the Rutgers-Camden campus, plus additional specific Graduation Requirements that are determined by each school or college.  These specific graduation requirements include the number of course credits needed for graduation, the selection of a major program of study, and particular courses that must be taken to complete the curriculum for a given school or college.

This site describes the General Education Requirements that will apply to all undergraduate programs, beginning with first year students admitted in Fall 2017.  The graduation requirements for each school or college can be found using the following links:

Students admitted to Rutgers-Camden prior to Fall 2017 can choose to follow the new graduation requirements or to follow the graduation requirements already in place in the school or college in which the student is enrolled.

First-Year Students admitted to Rutgers-Camden starting in Fall 2017 and thereafter will follow the New Graduation Requirements.

Transfer Students admitted to Rutgers-Camden in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 can choose to follow the new requirements or to follow the previous graduation requirements as noted above.

Transfer Students admitted to Rutgers-Camden starting in Fall 2018 and thereafter will follow the New Graduation Requirements.


NEW GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate students admitted to any school in Rutgers-Camden will need to satisfy two sets of requirements for graduate - the General Education Requirements and the School/College Requirements

The General Education Requirements are the same for all students for all schools and consist of 30 credits of courses in the following categories:

FOUNDATIONS COURSES (6 Total Credits)
Communications

THEME AND APPROACH COURSES (one course in each category for a total of 21 credits)
Art and Aesthetic Interpretation (AAI)
Global Communities (GCM)
Heritages and Civilizations (HAC)
Logical and Quantitative Reasoning (LQR)
Physical and Life Sciences (PLS)
US in the World (USW)
Ethics and Values (EAV)

CROSS CUTTING COURSES (one course from any category for a total of 3 credits)
Diversity (DIV)
Engaged Civic Learning (ECL)
Experiential Learning (XPL)

*NOTE: Students admitted to Rutgers-Camden with an AA or AS Degree from an accredited community college in New Jersey have automatically satisfied the General Education Requirements and have completed 60 credits of coursework toward their undergraduate degree.

Departments wishing to have courses evaluated to have them meet one of the New General Requirement categories should reference the information and the forms on the General Education Course Information Page.

 


SCHOOL/COLLEGE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The School/College Requirements are in addition to the General Education Requirements, and are different for each of the undergraduate schools. Completion of an AA or AS degree does not automatically satisfy these requirements,  but your transfer credits may include courses that satisfy individual course requirements.  See your academic advisor for complete details.

The outline for each school is as follows:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Writing Intensive Course (course designated as Writing Intensive in any department)
  • Math Literacy (Subject 640 course)
  • Foreign Language (requires successful completion of Elementary level 102 or higher in a foreign language)
  • Science Booster (a second courses in any Physical or Life Sciences department)
  • Major Requirements (all students must identify a major and complete all the requirements for that major)

Total credits to graduate:  120.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • Writing Intensive Course (satisfied by Business Communications 52:135:250)
  • Quantitative Literacy (normallysatisfied by Calculus 50:640:130/121 for Bachelor of Science majors AND by Calculus for Business Administration 52:135:205 or Quantitative Business Skills 52:620:215 for Bachelor of Arts majors)
  • Ethics & Values (normallysatisfied by one of the following: 52:620:301 Ethics & Social Responsibility in Business, 50:202:326 White Collar Crime, 52:620:310 Ethics & Law in Business, 52:620:311 Civic Engagement, 50:730:226 Ethics, 50:730:251/260 Ethics and Business)
  • Business Core (all students must complete all the required business core requirements)
  • Major Requirements (all students must identify a major and complete all the requirements for that major)

Total credits to graduate:  120.

SCHOOL OF NURSING

  • Writing Intensive Course (course designated as Writing Intensive in any department)
  • Major Requirements (all students must identify a major and complete all the requirements for that major)

Total credits to graduate: 123/124 depending on selected program.
 


FOUNDATIONS COURSES
All students are required to master basic communication.  New students will take the Basic Skills Placement Test, and be placed into either a non-degree credit preparatory course or English Composition I (50:350:101).   All students must successfully complete both English Composition I (50:350:101) and English Composition II (50:350:102) to satisfy this requirement. 

 


THEME AND APPROACH COURSES (SELECT ONE COURSE FROM EACH CATEGORY)

ART AND AESTHETIC INTERPRETATION (AAI)
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Art, Aesthetics, and Theories of Interpretation offers students an introduction to art, broadly defined to encompass written, oral, aural, visual, and kinesthetic forms.  Courses in this category are intended to help students understand how works of art and other expressions of cultural traditions are created, how they mediate the relationship between our thoughts and senses, and how these experiences can be interpreted.  Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least three of the following:
1. Define, evaluate, and use critical vocabulary that facilitates the analysis of both artistic form and content.
2. Explore the boundaries of what constitutes art, as well as its role in society and in our lives.
3. Evaluate the moral dimensions of art, including values underlying aesthetic criteria, public reception, and the ability to promote appreciation of alternative worldviews.
4. Analyze works of art or literature, using various critical or theoretical methodologies.
5. Situate works or art or literature in their relevant historical, cultural and intellectual contexts.
6. Construct creative and cogent interpretations of art or literature in written, oral, visual, or digital presentations.
7. Exercise creative expression in the practice of art-making, performance, literary uses of language, or other forms of cultural production.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT:
50:080:101   Introduction to Studio Art (AAI)
50:080:102   Visual Fundamentals (AAI)
50:080:103   Sculptural Foundation (AAI)
50:080:201   Social Media Photography (AAI)
50:080:211   Ceramics I (AAI)
50:080:214   Kinetic Sculpture (AAI)
50:080:221   Drawing I (AAI)
50;080:223   Figure Drawing (AAI)
50:080:224   New Media Art (AAI)
50:080:226   Conceptual Art (AAI)
50:080:264   Digital Photography I (AAI)
50:080:279   Computer Animation I (AAI)
50:080:300   Art and Urban Sustainability (AAI)
50:080:351   Painting I (AAI)
50:080:381   Kinetic Sculpture (AAI)
50:082:100   Art Appreciation (AAI)
50:082:201   LGBTQ in Popular Culture (AAI)
50:082:354   Contemporary Art (AAI)
50:082:380   History of Animation (AAI)
50:163:360   Children's Books and Illustrations (AAI)
50:163:361   Youth Adult Literature (AAI)
50:203:201   Musical Theater Dance (AAI)
50:350:200   Disability Literacy: Reading (AAI)
50:350:201   Introduction to English Studies (AAI)
50:350:224   Special Topics in English (AAI)
50:350:225   Special Topics in English (AAI)
50:350:235   The Short Story Collections of the Ancient and Medieval World (AAI)
50:350:243   Children's Literature, Film, and Media (AAI)
50:350:247   Literature of Horror (AAI)
50:350:249   Electronic Literature (AAI)
50:350:261   Texts and Film (AAI)
50:350:304   Women in Speculative Fiction (AAI)
50:350:305   Poetry and Performance (AAI)
50:350:319   Gothic Writing (AAI)
50:350:330   Chaucer (AAI)
50:350:355   Modern World Literature (AAI)
50:352:250   Early African-American Literature (AAI)
50:352:264   American Short Fiction (AAI)
50:352:311   American Realism and Naturalism (AAI)
50:352:325   Multicultural American Literature (AAI)
50:354:201   Art of Film (AAI)
50:354:212   Special Topics in Film (AAI)
50:354:215   Romantic Comedy (AAI)
50:354:316   Journalism In and On Film (AAI)
50:354:393   Special Topics in Film (AAI)
50:420:245   French Crime Fiction in English Translation (AAI)
50:420:310   Introduction to Francophone Literature (AAI)
50:470:261   German Literature in English Translation (AAI)
50:470:271   German Cinema in English Translation I (AAI)
50:470:272   German Cinema in English Translation II (AAI)
50:470:336   Goeth's Faust (AAI)
50:470:359   Kafka in English (AAI)
50:470:360   German Short Story in English Translation (AAI)
50:525:152   Honors Seminar: Art, Aesthetics, and Theories of Interpretation (AAI)
50:570:201   Inside Reporting (AAI)
50:700:125   Introduction to Music Theory (AAI)
50:700:201   Facing the Music (AAI)
50:700:202   Introduction to Music (AAI)
50:700:215   Instrumentation in Music (AAI)
50:700:225   Music Theory I (AAI)
50:700:302   Sound and Image (AAI)
50:730:263   Philosophy and the Arts (AAI)
50:730:264   Philosophical Ideas in Film (AAI)
50:840:130   Religion and Film (AAI)
50:950:101   Public Speaking (AAI)
50:965:101   Introduction to the Theater (AAI)
50:965:124   Movement for Stage (AAI)
50:965:125   Introduction to Video and Film (AAI)
50:965:202   Play Reading Analysis (AAI)
50:965:241   Stagecraft (AAI)
50:965:271   Acting I (AAI)
50:965:320   Directing (AAI)
50:965:372   Acting for Film (AAI)
50:965:381   Modern Drama (AAI)
50:965:382   Lighting Design (AAI)
50:988:310   Sexual Identity in American Popular Culture (AAI)
50:989:306   Poetry Writing Workshop (AAI)
50:989:307   Fiction Writing Workshop (AAI)
50:989:316   Designing Publications for the Web (AAI)

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GLOBAL COMMUNITIES (GCM)
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Taking a variety of disciplinary approaches to the examination of societies, economies, and political systems, as well as ideas and beliefs and how they are formed,  courses in Global Communities should introduce students to the diverse ways in which humans have organized their social relations.  These courses should have comparative content.  Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least two of the following:

1. Describe ways in which communities around the globe have been interconnected and interdependent historically and/or in the present in terms of the movement of ideas, culture, people, money, and goods.
2. identify central practices, institutions, and ideas of regions, nations, or peoples outside the U.S. as well as how the representations of those regions, nations, or peoples have been used and contested.
3. Recognize how issues of difference (racial, religious, gender, etc.) have been treated in non-U.S. cultures and societies and/or in a global context.
4. Analyze a cultural, economic, environmental, geographic, historical, political, linguistic or literary, scientific and/or sociological issue facing one or more countries or globally.
5. Explore issues that transcend national borders and their implications for policy and practice.
6. Describe the point of view of peoples from outside the U.S. on specific issues.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT

50:014:335   African Politics (GCM)
50:070:213   Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (GCM)
50:070:308   Childhood and Culture (GCM)
50:070:340   Women, Men, and Culture (GCM)
50:070:345   Immigration and Families (GCM)
50:070:353   People and Cultures of Southeast Asia (GCM)
50:070:356   Peoples and Cultures of Africa (GCM)
50:070:375   Anthropology Learning Abroad Program (GCM)
50:082:104   Introduction to the Arts of Asia (GCM)
50:082:383   History of Photography (GCM)
50:163:101   Introduction to Childhood Studies (GCM)
50:350:232   World Novel in the 20th Century (GCM)
50:420:310   Introduction to Francophone Literature (GCM)
50:470:386   Special Topics in German Cinema (GCM)
50:470:391   Special Topics in German: Germany and the Past (GCM)
50:510:102   Western Civilization II (GCM)
50:510:320   France to 1715 (GCM)
50:510:322   French Revolution and Napoleon (GCM)
50:510:323   History of the City of Paris (GCM)
50:510:325   19th Century Europe I (GCM)
50:510:326   Europe 1871-1914 (GCM)
50:510:331   Europe 1914-1945 (GCM)
50:510:332   Europe 1939-1991 (GCM)
50:510:333   Europe and the World (GCM)
50:510:335   World War I (GCM)
50:510:336   World War II (GCM)
50:510:351   Tudor and Stuart England (GCM)
50:510:352   Modern Britain (GCM)
50:510:355   Modern Germany (GCM)
50:510:365   Department of History Learning Abroad Program (GCM)
50:510:366   Department of History Learning Abroad Program (GCM)
50:510:370   Women in Modern Europe (GCM)
50:510:372   Modern Jewish History (GCM)
50:510:375   Russia Under the Tsars (GCM)
50:510:380   Race and Racism in Postwar Europe (GCM)
50:516:212   Latin America II (GCM)
50:516:232   East Asia II: 1600-Present (GCM)
50:516:242   Africa Since 1800 (GCM)
50:516:341   Japan in the Era of the Samurai (GCM)
50:516:342   Modern Japan (GCM)
50:516:346   Modern China (GCM)
50:516:350   The Caribbean (GCM)
50:525:153   Honors Seminar: Global Communities (GCM)
50:730:215   Eastern Philosophy (GCM)
50:730:216   Africana Philosophy (GCM)
50:790:210   Introduction to Comparative Politics (GCM)
50:790:211   introduction to International Relations (GCM)
50:790:284   Geography and the World (GCM)
50:790:305   Western European Politics (GCM)
50:790:306   National and Ethnic Conflicts (GCM)
50:790:311   Latin American Politics (GCM)
50:790:316   East Asian Politics (GCM)
50:790:322   Problems in Contemporary International Politics (GCM)
50:790:324   International Political Economics (GCM)
50:790:328   Comparative Politics of Developing Nations (GCM)
50:790:330   Comparative Politics of Eastern Bloc (GCM)
50:790:335   African Politics (GCM)
50:790:337   South and Southeast Asian Politics (GCM)
50:790:338   Government and Business in the International System (GCM)
50:790:339   Chinese Politics (GCM)
50:790:357   Global Development (GCM)
50:790:380   Women and Politics in Developing Societies (GCM)
50:790:387   International Law and Organizations (GCM)
50:840:101   Introduction to Religious Studies (GCM)
50:840:103   Introduction to World Religions (GCM)
50:840:111   Eastern Religions (GCM)
50:840:220   Hinduism (GCM)
50:840:222   Buddhism (GCM)
50:840:278   Death and Dying in Religion (GCM)
50:920:317   Race in Latin America (GCM)
50:920:375   Sociology Learning Abroad Program (GCM)
50:940:151   Civilization of the Spanish Peoples (GCM)
50:988:210   Introduction to Contemporary Gender Issues (GCM)
50:989:317   Writing Wikipedia (GCM)
57:705:394   Historical Contributions of Women to the Health Sciences (GCM)
57:705:396   International Service Learning: Health and Healing in Bolivia (GCM)

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HERITAGES AND CIVILIZATIONS (HAC)
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Heritages and Civilizations offers students an introduction to cultures in existence before the 19th Century and the dynamics of continuity and change over a significant span of time.   Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least three of the following:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of key ideas and/or practices of these heritages, cultures or civilizations.
2. Analyze processes of historical development and change in these heritages, cultures or civilizations.
3. Apply fundamental terms and concepts of one or more scholarly approaches to heritages, cultures or civilizations dating from before the 19th Century.
4. Construct clear, coherent, and articulate interpretations of these heritages, cultures or civilizations.
5. Make critical connections between these heritages, cultures, or civilizations and the present.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT
50:080:101   Introduction to Studio Art (HAC)
50:082:101   Introduction to Art History I (HAC)
50:082:102   Introduction to Art History II (HAC)
50:082:105   Cross-Cultural Art History (HAC)
50:082:204   Renaissance Art (HAC)
50:082:303   Art of the Silk Road (HAC)
50:082:333   Italian Renaissnace (HAC)
50:220:210   History of Economic Thought (HAC)
50:350:213   Literatures of the Abrahamic Faiths (HAC)
50:350:221   Literatures in English I (HAC)
50:350:238   World Literature I (HAC)
50:350:241   Medieval European Itineraries (HAC)
50:350:271   Images of the Hero (HAC)
50:350:300   Foundations of Literature (HAC)
50:350:302   War and the Warrior (HAC)
50:350:331   Shakespeare I (HAC)
50:350:332   Shakespeare II (HAC)
50:350:363   Transatlantic Literature (HAC)
50:415:489   Epic in Word and Image (HAC)
50:510:101   Western Civilization I (HAC)
50:510:315   Renaissance and Reformation (HAC)
50:510:321   Absolutism and Enlightenment (HAC)
50:510:381   Women in the Ancient World (HAC)
50:516:211   Latin America I (HAC)
50:516:231   East Asia I:  Pre-1600 (HAC)
50:516:260   Revolution (HAC)
50:516:265   Imperialism (HAC)
50:516:280   Introductory Topics in World History (HAC)
50:516:341   Japan in the Era of the Samurai (HAC)
50:525:151   Honors Seminar: Heritages and Civilizations (HAC)
50:615:380   History of the English Language (HAC)
50:700:121   Introduction to Opera (HAC)
50:730:211   History of Philosophy I (HAC)
50:730:212   History of Philosophy II (HAC)
50:730:305   Topics in Ancient Philosophy (HAC)
50:840:110   Introduction to the Bible (HAC)
50:840:208   The Historical Jesus (HAC)
50:840:210   Paul the Founding of Christianity (HAC)
50:840:212   Jew/Christian/Muslim (HAC)
50:840:215   Gods, Sex, and Violence in the Old Testament (HAC)
50:840:270   Women and Religion (HAC)
50:840:363   Magic and Ritual Power (HAC)
50:965:380   History of Theater I (HAC)

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LOGICAL AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING (LQR)
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Logical and quantitative reasoning are among the fundamental ways of developing arguments and evidence in support of claims, theories, and hypotheses. These approaches utilize a combination of inductive, deductive, mathematical or statistical approaches. Courses meeting this requirement will expose students to the principles governing logical inference, the rationale behind prediction, risk, decision making, and estimation, and the fundamental mathematical principles governing physical and natural laws. Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least two of the following:

1. Analyze and evaluate mathematical or logical arguments.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and limitations of logical reasoning, including the nature of rational norms, formal languages, and logical paradoxes.
3. Describe and assess different methods of gathering information.
4. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend quantitative information embedded in common language and, conversely, to present quantitative information in well-written essays.
5. Acquire a basic understanding of the quantification of risk.
6. Propose and validate models, as well as use them for predicting future outcomes.
7. Formulate well-organized conclusions supported by quantitative evidence and statistical inference.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT
50:120:283   Principles and Practices of Quantitative Biology (LQR)
50:198:100   A Tour Through Computer Science (LQR)
50:198:105   Introduction to Computer Engineering Science (LQR)
50:198:110   Introduction to Computing (LQR)
50:198:111   Programming Fundamentals (LQR)
50:198:171   Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (LQR)
50:198:213   Data Structures (LQR)
50:198:271   Design and Analysis of Algorithms (LQR)
50:198:313   Software Design Comm App (LQR)
50:202:302   Statistics for Criminal Justice (LQR)
50:220:102   Microeconomic Principles (LQR)
50:220:103   Macroeconomic Principles (LQR)
50:615:336   Modern American Grammar (LQR)
50:640:121   Unified Calculus I (LQR)
50:640:130   Calculus for Business, Economics, and Life Sciences (LQR)
50:640:182   Elements of Probability (LQR)
50:640:237   Discrete Mathematics (LQR)
50:730:101   Introduction to Logic, Reasoning, and Persuasion (LQR)
50:730:201   Symbolic Logic (LQR)
50:790:203   Quantitative Methods in Political Science (LQR)
50:790:204   Political Methods (LQR)
50:790:307   Public Policy Analysis (LQR)
50:830:250   Statistics for Social Sciences (LQR)

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PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES (PLS)
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Courses in this category should teach fundamental facts and principles about the scientific method and relate them to the world outside the classroom. Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least three of the following:

1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and the ways scientists in particular disciplines conduct research.
2. Understand the quantitative, mathematical analyses behind scientific questions and problems.
3. Solve complex problems requiring the application of scientific concepts.
4. Examine the scientific basis of complex questions, including how science impacts political, social, economic, or ethical issues.
5. Critically evaluate scientific arguments and understand the limits of scientific knowledge.
6. Communicate scientific ideas clearly and effectively.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT
50:070:211   Physical Anthropology (PLS)
50:070:301   Biocultural Adaptation (PLS)
50:070:307   Psychological Anthropology (PLS)
50:100:305   Observational Astronomy (PLS)
50:100:306   Descriptive Astronomy (PLS)
50:120:101   General Biology I (PLS)
50:120:103   Biology of Cancer (PLS)
50:120:105   Facts of Life (PLS)
50:120:106   Human Reproduction and Development (PLS)
50:120:127   Principles of Biology I (PLS)
50:120:201   Basic Botany (PLS)
50:120:202   Understanding Environmental Problems (PLS)
50:120:203   Elements of Ecology (PLS)
50:120:211   Microbiology and Its Applications (PLS)
50:120:299   Internship in Biology (PLS)
50:460:123   Planet Earth Lab (PLS)
50:460:124   Planet Earth Lab (PLS)
50:525:157   Honors Seminar: Physical and Life Sciences (PLS)
50:615:201   Principles of Linguistics (PLS)
50:730:334   Philosophy of Science (PLS)
50:750:321   Physics of Music (PLS)
50:750:335   Special Topics in Physics (PLS)
50:750:373   Environmental Constraints in Public Policy (PLS)
50:750:374   Energy and the Environment (PLS)
50:750:491   Research in Physics I (PLS)
50:750:492   Research in Physics II (PLS)
50:830:101   Introduction to Psychology (PLS)
50:830:255   Methods and Theories of Psychology (PLS)
50:830:256   Research Methods (PLS)
50:830:312   Psychology of Consciousness (PLS)
50:830:381   Experimental Psychology (PLS)
50:830:467   Perception (PLS)
50:830:476   Animal Behavior (PLS)
50:830:484   Physiological Psychology (PLS)
50:840:288   Religion and Science (PLS)

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U.S. IN THE WORLD (USW)
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The goal of courses in this category is to increase students' knowledge of diversity of traditions that have characterized the United States and to explore the ways in which this heterogeneity acts as a touchstone for national identity and gives rise to tensions that shape the nation.  Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least three of the following:

1. Describe the political, diplomatic, social, economic, cultural, scientific, and/or environmental interactions between the United States and the world.
2. Identify major practices, institutions, and ideas of the United States (its nations, regions, and peoples) as well as how those constructions are applied and contested.
3. Explain the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States.
4. Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the role and/or place of "America" in the world.
5. Evaluate evidence and create their own arguments in relation to existing arguments.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT
50:163:325   Youth in the New Nation (USW)
50:202:345   Comparative Criminal Justice (USW)
50:220:305   American Economic History (USW)
50:352:254   Myths of America (USW)
50:512:201   Development of the United States I (USW)
50:512:202   Development of the United States II (USW)
50:512:203   African-American History I (USW)
50:512:205   Malcolm X (USW)
50:512:220   Women in American History (USW)
50:512:281   Special Topics in American History (USW)
50:512:334   African-American History Since 1960 (USW)
50:512:335   United States 1945 to the Present (USW)
50:512:376   United States Naval and Military History (USW)
50:512:387   United States Foreign Relations to 1914 (USW)
50:700:306   Rock and Roll (USW)
50:730:218   American Philosophy (USW)
50:790:349   Money and Politics (USW)
50:790:405   Conservativism, Liberalism and American Democracy (USW)
50:840:263   Religion in Contemporary America (USW)
50:965:216   African American Theater (USW)
50:965:308   American Musical Theater (USW)
57:705:150   Issues in Health Policy (USW)
57:705:255   Nutrition (USW)

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ETHICS AND VALUES (EAV)
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General education courses in this area focus on the exploration of the nature and demands of ethical reasoning about right and wrong human conduct and/or the ways in which individuals and communities articulate and embody their values. Students will learn how to think critically about and to evaluate individual, social, and cultural judgments of good and bad, right and wrong, justice and injustice, and to apply these ethical concepts to historical debates and contemporary dilemmas in areas such as politics, medicine, business, gender, ethnicity, the environment, culture, and religion. Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least three of the following:

1. Interpret, explain, and compare significant systems and theories of human ethics and/or values.
2. Examine ways in which ethical values change over time and/or differ across cultures and historical periods.
3. Analyze ethical debates in terms of their underlying assumptions and implications.
4. Recognize the ethical values at stake in practical, concrete, and/or everyday situations.
5. Apply ethical reasoning toward solving practical problems.
6. Formulate, communicate, and evaluate effective ethical arguments.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT
50:525:155   Honors Seminar: Ethics and Values (EAV)
50:615:225   Language, Class, and Culture (EAV)
50:615:341   Language, Power, and Politics (EAV)
50:730:105   Introduction to Current Moral and Social Issues (EAV)
50:730:111   Introduction to Philosophy (EAV)
50:730:226   Ethics (EAV)
50:730:227   Philosophy of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (EAV)
50:730:249   Biomedical Ethics (EAV)
50:730:251   Ethics and Business (EAV)
50:730:252   Ethics of Food (EAV)
50:730:258   Philosophy of Law (EAV)
50:730:258   Philosophy of Religion (EAV)
50:730:329   Ethics and the Future of Humanity (EAV)
50:730:330   Ethics of War and Conflict (EAV)
50:730:333   Evil (EAV)
50:730:342   Political Philosophy (EAV)
50:730:343   Social Philosophy (EAV)
50:730:347   Life and Death Decision Making (EAV)
50:790:371   Classical Political Theory (EAV)
50:790:372   Modern Political Theory (EAV)
50:830:318   Ethics in Psychology (EAV)
50:840:101   Introduction to Religious Studies (EAV)
50:840:108   Introduction to Religion and Culture (EAV)
50:840:216   African-American Religion (EAV)
50:840:266   Race, Politics and Religion (EAV)
50:840:267   Justice, Forgiveness, and Reparations (EAV)
50:840:326   Philosophy of Religion (EAV)
50:840:333   Evil (EAV)
50:840:335   Comparative Religious Ethics (EAV)
52:525:302   Spirituality in Business: Balancing Head and Heart (EAV)
52:620:301   Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business (EAV)

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CROSS CUTTING COURSES (SELECT ONE COURSE FROM ALL CATEGORIES)

DIVERSITY (DIV)
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Diversity refers to multicultural differences within the United States, including race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and social class. Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least two of the following:

1. Obtain knowledge of the history and culture of one or more of the aforesaid groups in the United States.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of differences, inequities, and the contributions of diverse groups to US society.
3. Explain the relationships among diversity, justice, and power.
4. Describe the factors which contribute to intergroup cooperation and mutual understanding in pluralistic societies.
5. Explain the processes or histories that create or fail to create just, productive, egalitarian and collaborative societies.
6. Describe the processes by which difference (race, gender, religion, etc.) is constructed.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT
50:070:340   Women, Men, and Culture (DIV)
50:082:201   LGBTQ in Popular Culture (DIV)
50:202:303   Gender, Crime, and Justice (DIV)
50:202:330   Social Justice in Film (DIV)
50:202:337   Poor, Minorities, and Justice (DIV)
50:350:305   Poetry and Performance (DIV)
50:350:341   Modern World Poetry (DIV)
50:350:363   Transatlantic Literature (DIV)
50:352:264   American Short Fiction (DIV)
50:352:311   American Realism and Naturalism (DIV)
50:352:325   Multicultural American Literature (DIV)
50:354:212   Special Topics in Film (DIV)
50:354:215   Romantic Comedy (DIV)
50:512:203   African-American History I (DIV)
50:512:204   African-American History II (DIV)
50:512:334   African-American History Since the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's (DIV)
50:525:160   Honors Seminar: Multicultural Diversity (DIV)
50:615:225   Language, Class, and Culture (DIV)
50:615:341   Language, Power, and Politics (DIV)
50:730:343   Social Philosophy (DIV)
50:790:364   Politics of Minority Groups (DIV)
50:790:365   Gender, Race, and Public Policy (DIV)
50:830:203   Psychology of Minority Groups (DIV)
50:840:267   Justice, Forgiveness, and Reparations (DIV)
50:840:278   Death and Dying in Religion (DIV)
50:920:316   Race and Ethnicity (DIV)
50:920:337   Women and Men in Society (DIV)
50:964:201   Exceptional Learners (DIV)
50:965:216   African-American Theater (DIV)
50:988:210   Introduction to Contemporary Gender Issues (DIV)
50:988:211   Gender in Health and Environment (DIV)
50:988:230   Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (DIV)
50:988:310   Sexual Identity in American Popular Culture (DIV)
50:988:311   Queer Crime (DIV)
50:988:312   Gender and Sexuality in Crime Thrillers (DIV)
50:988:313   Transgender Studies (DIV)
50:988:314   Masculinities (DIV)
50:988:441   Senior Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies (DIV)
57:705:394   Historical Contributions of Women to the Health Sciences (DIV)

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ENGAGED CIVIC LEARNING (ECL)
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All Engaged Civic Learning (ECL) courses across the campus, including any GenEd course that applies for ECL status, should adhere to the following criteria:

1. Incorporate a substantial experiential or community-focused component in which all students are required to participate; students should receive appropriate preparation for this component.
2. Provide opportunities for students to analyze, interpret, or reflect on their course experiences and relate it to the course content, with assessment of this work playing a significant role in overall course assessment.
3. Be situated in a partnership that brings benefits to both partners and involves appropriate communication (including sharing of results of student work when suitable) between partners.

In addition, students in an Engaged Civic Learning course should engage in at least two of the following activities:

1. Reflect on how engaged civic learning experiences may or may not have altered their assumptions about the community and their relationship to it.
2. Analyze their own actions and those of others participating in the engaged civic learning project.
3. Articulate the challenges, needs, and aspirations of members of the local community.
4. Communicate effectively with community members.
5. Work constructively with diverse others to address public challenges.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT
50:070:346   Applied Anthropology (ECL)
50:080:300   Art and Urban Sustainability (ECL)
50:163:250   Child Health and Disparities
50:499:493   Internship in Health Science (ECL)
50:512:334   African-American History Since 1960 (ECL)
50:512:380   Special Topics in American History (ECL)
50:525:161   Honors Seminar: Engaged Civic Learning (ECL)
50:600:201   Introduction to Leadership (ECL)
50:615:226   Linguistics in the Urban Environment (ECL)
50:840:103   Introduction to World Religions (ECL)
50:920:321   Urban Sociology (ECL)
50:920:332   Social Stratification (ECL)
50:975:339   Housing Policy and Its Impact on Urban Areas (ECL)
50:989:317   Writing Wikipedia (ECL)
52:620:203   Organizational Behavior (ECL)
52:620:303   Organizational Behavior (ECL)
57:705:201   Basic Clincal Nursing Competency (ECL)
57:705:396   International Service Learning: Health and Healing in Bolivia (ECL)
57:705:412   Community Health Nursing (ECL)
57:705:460   Community Health Nursing (ECL)

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (XPL)
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Experiential Learning (XPL) courses must include the following characteristics and address the following student learning outcomes:

Course and Partnership Characteristics:
1. Experiential learning courses must offer formal, supervised settings in which educators purposefully engage with students in direct experience and focused reflection to increase knowledge, develop skills, and utilize theory in applied practice.  Courses that involve activities outside the classroom must provide adequate preparation and support for such activities.  
2. Course-specific learning outcomes will reflect the goals of the specific discipline(s) and be met through hands-on experience.  Examples of the kinds of courses that are likely to involve experiential learning include, but are not limited to, internships; study abroad; advanced student-directed, mentored research (e.g., senior thesis; independent study); practicums; clinical education; cooperative education.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes for students should include:
1. Application of ideas, concepts and skills developed at the university, department or course level(s) to new and different contexts;
2. Active reflection on the meaning of student experiences. Such reflection could include journal entries, blog posts, discussion boards, discussion groups, team meetings, sketches, field notes or similar activites;
3. Production of a final project, paper, presentation or creative work that provides a synthesis of their experience and research.

COURSES THAT FULFILL REQUIREMENT:
50:090:399   Internship in Arts and Sciences (XPL)
50:120:283   Principles and Practices of Quantitative Biology (XPL)
50:499:493   Internship in Health Science (XPL)
50:525:162   Honors Seminar: Experiential Learning (XPL)
50:750:491   Research in Physics I (XPL)
50:750:492   Research in Physics II (XPL)
50:965:301   Performance (XPL)
50:965:302   Practicum in Design and Technical Theater (XPL)
50:988:441   Senior Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies (XPL)
50:988:480   Study Abroad (XPL)
50:989:316   Designing Publications for the Web (XPL)
52:620:497   Management Internship (XPL)

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