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Official List of Approved Core Curriculum Courses

Important Note: This is the current and official list of approved Core Curriculum Courses. Please note that while individual Schools/Colleges/Units may have made other lists available in hard copy or other formats, this is where the official list resides.  It is updated regularly by the Core Curriculum Committee.

last updated 11/23/17

Knowledge Area A – Communications Skills

KA-A1 Oral Communication

CST 1010: Fundamentals of Speech

KA-A2 Written Communication

ENL 1310: Academic Writing

Knowledge Area B – Mathematics / Statistical Knowledge

KA-B1 Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning
MTH 1010: Algebra MTH 1020 and MTH 1030 and MTH 1040 Algebra modules
MTH 1110: Mathematical Analysis I
MTH 1120: Mathematical Analysis II
MTH 1400: Elementary Functions
MTH 1410: Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MTH 1420: Analytic Geometry & Calculus II

KA-B2 Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning
BIO 2900: Biostatistics
BUS 3300: Fundamentals of Investments
DHY 8280: Scientific Literature
DHY 8350: Scientific Presentation
MED 4850: Probability & Statistics for Teachers
MTH 2140: Basic Statistics
MTH 4270: Applied Probability & Statistics
NUR 4226: Applied Statistics for Nursing
SOC 4700: Research Methods
STA 2250: Statistics
SWK 3700: Social Research Methods

Knowledge Area C – Scientific Knowledge

KA-C1 Physical Sciences
BIO 1030/SCIE 1030: Environmental Science
BIO 1090: Current Topics in Biology
BIO 1200 and BIO 1210: General Biology I and Lab
BIO 2300 and BIO 2310: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
BIO 4990: Biology and Social Issues
CHM 1015: Chemical Principles
CHM 1025: Introductory Chemistry for the Health Sciences
CHM 1030: Chemistry in Society
CHM 1070: General Chemistry I
CHM 1080: General Chemistry II
PHY 1080: History of the Universe
PHY 1600 and PHY 1610: General Physics I and Lab
SCIE 1020: Energy and Society

KA-C2 Social Sciences
AAS 3100: Science, Technology, and Race
ECN 2950: Microeconomic Principles
ECN 2960: Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 3050: Money and The Financial System
ECN 4355: Comparative Economic Systems
ECN 4705: Economic Development
EDU 4400: School and Society
ENGR 3110: Professional Practice of Engineering
GEO 2110: World Regional Geography
HSA 4610: Health Economics
POL 1000: Introduction to Political Science
PYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology
PYC 2500: Developmental Psychology
PYC 2600: Social Psychology
PYC 2650: Psychology of Environment
SOC 1000: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2100: Cultural Anthropology
SOC 4520: Contemporary Social Problems

Knowledge Area D – Religious and Philosophical Knowledge

KA-D1 Philosophical Knowledge
PHL 1000: Introduction to Philosophy

KA-D2 Religious Knowledge
CAS 2000/RELS 2000: Catholicism: Spirit & Methods
RELS 2001: The Study of Religions
RELS 2020: Asian Religions
RELS 2030: Western Religions
RELS 2120: Introduction to Judaism
RELS 2150: The Rise of Christianity
RELS 2170: Religion in the United States of America
RELS 2180: Black Religion in America
RELS 2200: Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)
RELS 2230: Prophets and Visionaries
RELS 2240: Jesus and Gospels
RELS 2245: Introduction to the New Testament

KA-D3 Philosophy / Religious Studies Depth Requirement
CAS 3000/RELS 4320/HIS 3090: Classical & Contemporary Catholicism
PHL 2500: Symbolic Logic
PHL 3010: Social & Political Philosophy
PHL 3030: Philosophy of God
PHL 3050: Aesthetics
PHL 3060: Ancient Philosophy
PHL 3070: Medieval Philosophy
PHL 3080: Early Modern Philosophy
PHL 3081: Philosophy of Feminism
PHL 3120: Contemporary Moral Issues
PHL 3410: Philosophy of the Human Person
PHL 4060: Metaphysics
PHL 4091: Existentialism
PHL 4240: Philosophy of Law
PHL 4400: Contemporary Philosophy
RELS 3060: Buddhism
RELS 3061: Buddhisms in America
RELS 3530/CAS 3530: Dynamics of Spiritual Growth
RELS 4132: Religions and Global Wellbeing
RELS 4140: Gender and Religion
RELS 4141: Gender in Asian Traditions
RELS 4440: Sexuality and Love in Contemporary Christian Thought

Knowledge Area E – Essential Humanities

KA-E1  Historical Experiences
HIS 1500: Introduction to History
HIS 2000: Ancient Mediterranean World
HIS 2100: Medieval Europe
HIS 2200: Early Modern Europe
HIS 2300: Europe in the 19th and 20th Century
HIS 2400: Modern Middle East
HIS 2500: United States to 1877
HIS 2510: United States Since 1877
HIS 2640: Comparative Civilizations
HIS 2800: Modern Latin America
HIS 2900: Modern Africa
HIS 3170/ARCH 3175: Social History of Art in Italy
HIS 3480: African American History

KA-E2 Literary Experiences
ENL 2350: Study of Fiction
ENL 2450: Study of Poetry
ENL 2650: Study of Drama

KA-E3 Aesthetic Experiences 
ARCH 2220: Architectural History and Theory II
CST 1120: Visual Communication
CST 4120: Documentary Film Production
DMS 1710: Introduction to Design
ENL 2050: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENL 2550: Studies in Film
ENL 3750: Film Genres
FINA 2000: Introduction to the Arts
HIS 3170/ARCH 3175: Social History of Art in Italy
HIS 3190: Introduction to World Art History
MUS 2020: Survey of Our Music Heritage
MUS 2060: Music of the Theatre
MUS 2080: American Music
MUS 2090: African-American Women in Music
PHL 3050: Aesthetics
TRE 1310: Introduction to the Theatre
TRE 1500: Fundamentals of Human Expression
TRE 1610: Fundamentals of Acting

Knowledge Area F - Ethics and Social Responsibility

KA-F1 Ethics
ENGR 1000: Engineering Ethics
ETH 3580: Health Care Ethics
ETH 3590: Ethics and Public Policy
PHL 2010: Foundations of Ethics
RELS 2340: Introduction to Christian Ethics
RELS 3480: Justice - Contemporary Issues and Theories
RELS 4340: Christian Ethics

Integrating Theme 1 - Reading, Writing, & Research Across the Curriculum

ARCH 2220: Architectural History and Theory II
BIO 4990: Biology and Social Issues
BUS 2310: Business Law
CHM 1015: Chemical Principles
CHM 1030: Chemistry in Society
CHM 2300: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHM 4740: Recent Advances in Biochemistry
ENGR 1080: Fundamentals of Engineering Design
ENL 2040: Business Writing
ENL 2060: Introduction to Professional Writing
ENL 3030: Technical Writing
ENL 3260: History of the English Language
NUR 3275 and NUR 4230 and NUR 4245: Proj Dev Phases 2,3,4 Implem Plan
NUR 4500: Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
PHL 4060: Metaphysics
PYC 2500: Developmental Psychology
PYC 3420: Abnormal Psychology
PYC 3430: Health Psychology
PYC 3540: Sex Differences and Sex Roles
SOC 4520: Contemporary Social Problems
SWK 2050: Critical Thinking and Writing for Social Workers
WGS 3300: The Complexities of Gender: Applied Approaches for Inquiry & Social Change

Integrating Theme 2 - Critical Thinking

ARCH 2520: Architectural History & Theory III
BIO 4490: Ecology Laboratory
BUS 2310: Business Law
CSSE 4150: Introduction to Software Engineering
ENGR 3150: Thermodynamics I
ENL 2060: Introduction to Professional Writing
HIS 2510: United States Since 1877
NUR 2500: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
NUR 3256: Leadership in Nursing Practice
PHL 1500: Critical Thinking
PHY 1600 and PHY 1610: General Physics I and Lab
RELS 2340: Introduction to Christian Ethics
RELS 3060: Buddhism
RELS 4130: Christianity and World Religions
SWK 2050: Critical Thinking and Writing for Social Workers
WGS 3300: The Complexity of Gender: Applied Approaches for Inquiry & Social Change

Integrating Theme 3 - Cultural Diversity

AAS 2000/SOC 2120: Black America Social Relations & Social Institutions
ADS 4950: Multicultural Competence in Treating Substance-Related Disorders
ARB 1100: Introduction to Arabic I
ARB 1110: Introduction to Arabic II
ARB 1120: Introduction to Arabic III
ARB 2100: Intermediate Arabic I
BUS 4790: International Human Rights Law
CHI 1100: Introductory Chinese I
CST 3140: Intercultural Communication
ECN 4355: Comparative Economic Systems
ECN 4705: Economic Development
EDU 3200: Comparative Education
ENGR 3110: Professional Practice of Engineering
FRE 1100: Introduction to French I
FRE 1110: Introduction to French II
FRE 1120: Introduction to French III
FRE 2100: Intermediate French
GER 1100: Introduction to German I
GER 1110: Introduction to German II
GER 1120: Introduction to German III
GER 2100: Intermediate German I
HIS 3480: African-American History
HLH 2550: Population Health and Epidemiology 
HSA 3300: Health in the Community 
HUS 4410: Multicultural Understanding
ITL 1100: Introduction to Italian I
ITL 1110: Introduction to Italian II
PHL 3050: Aesthetics
PHL 3081: Philosophy of Feminism
PLS 1100: Introduction to Polish I
PYC 3430: Health Psychology
PYC 4400: Cross-Cultural Socialization
RELS 2020: Asian Religions
RELS 2030: Western Religions
RELS 3060: Buddhism
RELS 3061: Buddhisms in American
RELS 4132: Religions and Global Wellbeing
SOC 2100: Cultural Anthropology
SPA 1100: Introduction to Spanish I
SPA 1110: Introduction to Spanish II
SPA 1120: Introduction to Spanish III
SPA 2100: Intermediate Spanish I

Integrating Theme 4 - Human Difference

AAS 2000/SOC 2120: Black America Social Relations and Social Institutions
AAS 3100: Science, Technology, and Race
BUS 4790: International Human Rights Law
CJS 4540: Sociology of Deviant Behavior
EDU 3200: Comparative Education
ENL 2360: Diverse Voices in Literature
ENL 2850: African American Literature
GEO 2110: World Regional Geography
HIS 2900: Modern Africa
HIS 3480: African-American History
HUS 4410: Multicultural Understanding
MUS 2090: African-American Women in Music
NUR 2100: Introduction to Nursing Practice in Mercy and Jesuit Traditions
NUR 3256: Leadership in Nursing Practice
PHL 3081: Philosophy of Feminism
PYC 2500: Developmental Psychology
PYC 2650: Psychology of Environment
PYC 2750: Human Sexuality
PYC 3410: Psychology of Personality
PYC 3420: Abnormal Psychology
PYC 3540: Sex Differences and Sex Roles
RELS 2180: Black Religion in America
RELS 2440: Sexuality and Love in Contemporary Christian Thought
RELS 4140: Gender and Religions
RELS 4141: Gender in Asian Traditions
WGS 2000: Gender, Sex, and Justice

Integrating Theme 5  - Personal Spiritual Development

CAS 2000/RELS 2000: Catholicism: Spirit & Methods
CAS 3000/RELS 4320/HIS 3090: Classical and Contemporary Catholicism
CAS 3530/RELS 3530: Dynamics of Spiritual Growth
ENGR 3000 and CTA 3010 and CTA 3020: Introduction to Cooperative Education in Engineering and Science and Engineering Co-op I & II
NUR 2100: Introduction to Nursing Practice in Mercy and Jesuit Traditions
NUR 3251: Transitions Into Professional Practice in the Mercy and Jesuit Traditions
PHL 3020/RELS 3000: Philosophy of Religion
PYC 2620/LEAD 2000: Exploring Leadership: Yourself, Your Profession and Your Community

Integrating Theme 6 - Spirituality & Social Justice

AAS 3100: Science, Technology, and Race
ARCH 1290: Introduction to Architecture II
BUS 3190: Business and Society
CAS 2000/RELS 2000: Catholicism: Spirit & Methods
CAS 3000/RELS 4320/HIS 3090: Classical & Contemporary Catholicism
CAS 3470/RELS 3470: Catholic Social Thought
CAS 3530/RELS 3530: Dynamics of Spiritual Growth
CHM 4740: Recent Advances in Biochemistry
EDU 4000: Introduction to Education
ENGR 1000: Engineering Ethics
ENL 2360: Diverse Voices in Literature
NUR 3251: Transitions Into Professional Practice in the Mercy and Jesuit Traditions
NUR 4755: Professional Practice from a Mercy and Jesuit Perspective
PHL 3020/RELS 3000: Philosophy of Religion
PHL 3560: Peace & Social Justice
PYC 2620/LEAD 2000: Exploring Leadership: Yourself, Your Profession and Your Community
RELS 2200: Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)
RELS 2230: Prophets and Visionaries
RELS 2240: Jesus and the Gospels
RELS 2245: Introduction to the New Testament
RELS 3430: Ethics and Economic Theories
RELS 3480: Justice: Contemporary Issues and Theories
RELS 4132: Religions and Global Wellbeing
WGS 2000: Gender, Sex, and Justice
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