Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Core Requirements

Four Courses

Foundations: Students are recommended to complete these courses in the first year, as long as the major schedule permits.

FYS 101 is recommended for most students in the fall semester

ENG 101 is recommended for most students in the spring semester

PHI 101 or RST 101 in the fall semester; complete the second course in the spring semester

Seven Courses

Breadth of Knowledge: Students are required to take at least seven courses, with at least one from each of the following Fields:

Field 1 Religious Studies and Theology
Field 2 Philosophy
Field 3 Arts
Field 4 History
Field 5 Social Sciences
Field 6 Natural Sciences
Field 7 Mathematical Sciences

Only those courses designated count as fulfillment of a Field requirement. Courses designated as satisfying Field requirement may also satisfy major requirements. Consult your major course of study.

A full list of courses designated to satisfy the Breadth of Knowledge requirement appears elsewhere on the Core Curriculum website. All Core-designated courses also appear in the Banner registration system and in GriffAudit.

 

Cross-disciplinary Knowledge and Skills Requirements: Students are required to take courses designated for the each of following cross-disciplinary knowledges and skills:

Diversity (at least one designated course)

Ethics (at least one designated course)

Global Awareness (at least one designated course)

Justice (at least one designated course)

Advanced Writing-intensive (at least one designated course at the 200-level or above)

Oral Communication (at least one designated course)

Courses designated for Field or courses that satisfy major or elective credit may carry these designations. Some courses may carry more than one designation. Students must take as many courses as necessary to achieve all six requirements.

One Course

Core Capstone: Students must take a Core Capstone following completion of all other core requirements.

Typically, students will take a Core Capstone in the junior or senior year. Some core Capstones may also be designated capstones in a major (consult your major course of study for such overlap).

All Core-designated courses also appear in the Banner registration system and in GriffAudit.