The Core informally supported by C&T, 26 September 2007

(on which asked advice from Faculty Council on 28 September 2007)


Part I:    The Transferable Skills of Liberal Learning   (5 courses, 13 credits)


            Core 1xx: First Year Experience (1 credit, pass-fail)

Core 1xx: First Year Seminar (replaces Core 100: Critical Thinking)

Core 110: Effective Writing (possible name change)

            Oral Communication: (choose one course)

    Core 115: Effective Oral Communication (with revised objectives and goals)

    or Core 116: Argumentation and Debate

            Core 120: Mathematical Ideas


Part II:   Knowledge, Traditional Disciplines and Interdisciplinary Perspectives   (9 courses, 27 credits)


Civilizations: Historical Perspectives (choose one course)

            Core 131:  Western Civilization

            Core 13x:  World Civilizations


American Studies (choose one course)

            Core 130:  American History

            Core 151:  American Government

Core 155:  Women in American Society

Core 156:  Aging and American Society

            Core 16x:  American Literature

Core 150 Variants based on 150, but using themes to frame the interdisciplinary introduction of several social sciences;  these titles are suggestions:   faculty in the CART working with C&T would make the final decisions

Core 150a:  Poverty in America

Core 150b: The Immigrant Nation

Core 150c: Justice in America

            Additional courses from other disciplines may be added


Contemporary Global Studies (choose one course)

            Core 132:  Global History since 1914

Core xxx:  Globalization (modified Intro to International Business (IB 241)

            Core xxx:  World Religions?

            Core xxx:  World Cultural and Economic Geography (Hist/Geog 252)

Core 150 Variants based on 150, but using themes to frame the introduction of several social sciences;  these titles are suggestions:   faculty in the CART working with C&T would make the final decisions

                        Core xxx:  Women and Development

                        Core xxx:  Global Climate Change: Society and Science

                        Core xxx:  Global Health Challenges

                        Core xxx:  Terrorism and Security

                        Core xxx:  Material Wealth and Social Poverty

            Additional courses from other disciplines may be added.


Social Science (choose one course) 

            Core 154: Psychological Foundations

            Core xxx: Macro Economics

            Core xxx: Introduction to Political Science

            Core xxx: Introduction to Sociology (Sociology 201)

            Core xxx: Introduction to Women's Studies

            Core 150: Human behavior and Social Institutions (as currently taught)



Foreign Languages and Cultures (choose one course)

            Core 140: Foreign Cultures (generic title, currently African, Islamic, Japanese,  Latin American, & Russian Cultures are offered)

            Core 141-146: Foreign language courses

                        Core 141-142: Beginning Language I-II                     

Core 143-144: Intermediate Language I-II

                        Core 145-146: Conversation and Composition I-II


Literature (choose one course)

            Core 162: Foreign Literature in English (generic title)

            Core 163: Historical Perspectives in Literature (generic title)

            Core 164: Literary Modes and Themes (generic title)


The Arts (choose one course)

            Core 161:    Art Appreciation

            Core 161:    Introduction to Creative Writing

            Core 165:    Theatre Experience

            Core 166A:  Music Appreciation  (offered but not in current catalog)

            Core 166B: Guitar Performance  (offered but not in current catalog)

            Core 167:    Sculpture (offered but not in current catalog)

            Core 168:    Drawing and Painting  (offered but not in current catalog)

            Core 16x:    Acting for Non-Majors    

            Core 16x:   Film

            CORE 16x: Themes in Art History


Natural Science I (choose one course)

            Core 270: Natural Science (revised version)


Natural Science II (choose one course)

            Core 271: Astronomy

            Core 272: Chemistry and Humanity

            Core 273: Contemporary Biology

            Core 274: Human Biology

            Core 275: Human Genetics

            Core 276: Principles of Electronics

            Core 277: Chemistry and Industry

            Core 278: Forensic Chemistry

            Core 279: Perspectives in Natural Science (generic title)



Part III:  Informed Believing and Acting (4 courses, 12 credits)


Philosophy I (choose one course)

            Core 280: Fundamentals of Philosophy


Philosophy II (choose one course)

            Core 281: Introduction to Logic

            Core 282: Philosophical Themes

            Core 283: Philosophy of Education

            Core 284: Philosophy of Human Nature

            Core 285: Eastern Philosophy (new addition to menu)

            Core 286: Ethics and the Good Life (new title)

            Core 287: Business Ethics (new title and recent returnee to menu) 

            Core 288: Bioethics

            Core 289: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Philosophy


Systematic Theology (choose one course)

            Core 250: Catholic Perspectives

            Core 251: The Old Testament

            Core 252: The New Testament

            Core 253: Key Biblical Themes

            Core 254: Belief and Unbelief

            Core 255: The Church

            Core 256: Science, Theology and Culture

            Core 259: Topics in Systematic Theology


Moral Theology (choose one course)

            Core 260: Christian Ethics

            Core 261: Faith, Morality and the Person

            Core 263: Christian Marriage

            Core 264: Issues in Christian Social Ethics

            Core 265: Christian Environmental Ethics

            Core 269: Topics in Moral Theology