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Core Curriculum Checklist

Core Courses Typically Completed During Freshman Year

Classical/Modern Foreign Language Sequence

1-4 courses depending on placement with Modern Language Department; must reach the 2001 level

Note: Bachelor of Science (BS) students are exempt from the language requirement with the exception of those majoring in Psychology.

Languages offered:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Composition II

(ENGL 1102)
Prerequisite: Depending on fall placement, students may need to complete Composition I (ENGL 1101)

Computational Reasoning

1 course with the attribute Math/Computational Reasoning

Examples include:

  • Finite Mathematics (MATH 1100)
  • Applied Calculus I (MATH 1203)
  • Calculus I (MATH 1206) or Mathematical Modeling (MATH 1700)
  • Structures of Computer Science (CISC 1100)
  • Discrete Structures (CISC 1400) or Computer Science I (CISC 1600)

Philosophy of Human Nature

(PHIL 1000)

Faith and Critical Reason

(THEO 1000)

Eloquentia Perfecta 1

1 course with the attribute Eloquentia Perfecta 1

Note: Manresa courses fulfill the Eloquentia Perfecta 1 distributive requirement.

Core Courses Typically Completed Freshman or Sophomore Year

Natural Science

Two courses in sequence.

Physical Science

1 course with the attribute Physical Science Core requirement

Examples include:

  • The Chemistry of Art (CHEM 1104)
  • Chemistry of the Environment (CHEM 1109)
  • Forensic Science (CHEM 1110)
  • Intro to Astronomy (PHYS 1201)
  • Environmental Physics (PHYS 1203)
  • Physics of Everyday Life (PHYS 1206)
  • Physics of Light and Color (PHYS 1207)

Prerequisite: Mathematical/Computational Reasoning core requirement

Life Science

1 course with the attribute Life Science Core requirement

Examples include:

  • Intro to Physical Anthropology (ANTH 1200)
  • Life on Planet Earth (BISC 1000)
  • Human Biology (BISC 1001)
  • Ecology: A Human Approach (BISC 1002)
  • Foundations of Biology (BISC 1010)
  • Biopsychology (PSYC 1100)

Prerequisite: Physical Science core requirement

Note to Science Majors: Instead of one physical science and one life science, students may substitute a year long two-course sequence with labs in biology, chemistry, or physics to satisfy both the life and physical science requirements.

Literature

1 course with the attribute Texts & Contexts

Examples include:

  • ENGL 2000
  • COLI 2000
  • CLAS 2000
  • MLAL 2000
  • MVST 2000

Prerequisite: Composition II (ENGL 1102)

Note: All sections fulfill the Eloquentia Perfecta 2 distributive requirement

History

1 course with the attribute Understanding Historical Change

Examples include:

  • Modern Europe (HIST 1000)
  • Early Modern Europe (HIST 1075)
  • American History (HIST 1100)
  • Ancient Greece (HIST 1210)
  • Ancient Rome (HIST 1220)
  • Ancient Near East (HIST 1230)
  • Medieval History (HIST 1300)
  • Latin American History (HIST 1400)
  • East Asian History (HIST 1550)
  • Middle East History (HIST 1700)
  • Islamic History and Culture (HIST 1750)
  • Global History (HIST 1800)
  • African History, (AFAM 1600)

Social Science

1 course with the attribute Social Science Core requirement

Examples include:

  • Anthropology Focus (ANTH 1050)
  • Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1100) or Intro to Archaeology (ANTH 1300)
  • Intro to Communication and Media Studies (COMM 1010)
  • Intro to Media Industries (COMM 1011) or designated 2000-level courses approved for the Social Science core requirement
  • Basic Macroeconomics (ECON 1100) or Basic Microeconomics (ECON 1200)
  • Intro to Politics (POSC 1100)
  • Sociology Focus (SOCI 1050)
  • Intro to Sociology (SOCI 1100)
  • designated Psychology (PSYC 2000-level) courses approved for the Social Science core requirement.

Fine and Performing Arts

1 course with the attribute Fine and Performing Arts

Examples include:

  • Intro to Art History (ARHI 1100)
  • Music Focus (MUSC 1050)
  • Intro to Music History (MUSC 1100) or Intro to Opera (MUSC 1101)
  • Invitation to Theatre (THEA 1100)
  • Urbanism (VART 1101)

Core Courses Typically Completed During Sophomore or Junior Year

Philosophical Ethics

(PHIL 3000)

Theology

1 course with the attribute Sacred Texts and Traditions

Examples include:

  • Intro to Old Testament (THEO 3100)
  • The Prophets (THEO 3120)
  • Intro to New Testament (THEO 3200)
  • The Parables of Jesus , (THEO 3220)
  • Life & Letters of Paul (THEO 3230)
  • Early Christian Writings (THEO 3310)
  • St. Augustine of Hippo (THEO 3314)
  • Byzantine Christianity (THEO 3316)
  • Augustine, Aquinas, and Luther (THEO 3320)
  • Medieval Theology Texts (THEO 3330)
  • Reformation Texts (THEO 3360)
  • American Religious Texts (THEO 3375)
  • Church in Controversy (THEO 3390)
  • Catholic Social Teaching (THEO 3542)
  • Bible and Social Justice (THEO 3546)
  • Christ in World Cultures (THEO 3610)
  • Great Christian Hymns (THEO 3620)
  • Scriptures of the World (THEO 3700)
  • Hindu Lit & Ethics (THEO 3720)
  • Classic Buddhist Texts (THEO 3724)

Advanced Disciplinary Courses

2 courses with attributes Advanced Literature Core/Adv. Social Science/Adv. History

Note: Must choose two different attributes

Eloquentia Perfecta 3

1 course with the attribute Eloquentia Perfecta 3

Note: Can, but need not, fulfill major or minor requirements.

Core Course that Must be Completed During Junior or Senior Year

Interdisciplinary Capstone

1 course with the attribute Interdisciplinary Capstone Core

Note: Can, but need not, fulfill major or minor requirements.

Core Course that Must be Completed During Senior Year

Values Seminar

1 course with the attribute Senior Values or Eloquentia Perfecta 4

Note: Fulfills the Eloquentia Perfecta 4 distributive requirement; can, but need not, fulfill major or minor requirements

Distributive Requirements that Must be Completed Prior to Graduation

Global Studies

1 course with the attribute Globalism

American Pluralism

1 course with the attribute Pluralism

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for Graduation

Complete 36 courses (or 35 courses for students who complete lecture and labs in Intro Bio I and Gen Chem I in the fall semester of freshman year).

  • Earn a minimum of 124 credits
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 (“C” average)
  • Complete the Core Curriculum
  • Complete a Major