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University of Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum

updated 10/14/17

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
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 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: Introduction to 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
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
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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