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University Studies Handbook 2012-2013
 

Structure of the University Studies Program



PROGRAM THEME: UNDERSTANDING AND ENHANCING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

I.  
First Year Introductory Course (UI100 First Year Seminar)
3 Hours
   
English Composition (EN100 English Composition)
3 Hours
   
 
II.  
The 100-200 Level Core Curriculum:
 
   
THEME: ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE:
GAINING PERSPECTIVES ON THE INDIVIDUAL, SOCIETY AND THE UNIVERSE
   

The core curriculum is separated into three perspectives with four categories of courses in each perspective. One course is required from each of the twelve categories.
   
100-200 Level Core Curriculum
36 Hours
     
   
Perspective on Individual Expression
Perspective on Natural Systems
Perspective on Human Institutions
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
       
III.   The 300-400 Level Interdisciplinary Curriculum:  
   
THEME: INTEGRATION OF KNOWLEDGE: LIVING IN AN INTERDEPENDENT UNIVERSE

Each student takes two 300-level courses that integrate two or more categories of the core curriculum.
   
300 Level Interdisciplinary Courses

6 Hours
       
   
Each student also takes a 400-level senior seminar that integrates two or more perspectives of the core curriculum and that requires students to demonstrate the ability to do appropriate interdisciplinary scholarship and present it in both oral and written forms.
   
400 Level Senior Seminar/500 Level Senior Seminar

3 Hours
   

TOTAL     

51 Hours