Nov 14, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Core Curriculum Requirements


Bridgewater State University’s Core Curriculum was developed to serve as the educational foundation that all Bridgewater State University students will build on to complete their program of study. The Core Curriculum features a skills-centered, outcomes-based distribution model of general education that allows students a wide choice of courses and the flexibility to integrate the requirements of their major with the broader, liberal education that is required of responsible citizens of the 21st century. Students who complete the BSU Core Curriculum will learn a significant body of factual knowledge as well as understand the intellectual foundations, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies of the major academic disciplines.

 

The BSU Core Curriculum is composed of four main areas:

Skill Requirements: All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the skill areas of writing, logical reasoning, mathematical reasoning and spoken communication.

Core Distribution Requirements: All students will learn about the arts, humanities, the natural and social and behavioral sciences, global culture, multiculturalism, application of quantitative skills and the U.S. and Massachusetts Constitutions.

Seminars: The First and Second Year Seminars are key features of the BSU Core Curriculum. These topic courses will allow students to explore an area of interest in a small, discussion-oriented course. The First Year Seminar is a writing intensive course designed to engage the student in university-level learning. The Second Year Seminar is either speaking or writing intensive and will engage students in the connections between classroom learning and the world. Second Year Seminars may be used for the major or minor, if specifically permitted by the major or minor.

Requirements in the major: To connect the core curriculum with each major, students will complete one writing designated course in their major and will be able to demonstrate information literacy and technology proficiency in their major.

 

NOTES:

  • Only certain BSU courses have been approved for use in the Core Curriculum. This site provides a complete list of approved courses and the most up-to-date information regarding the Core Curriculum.
  • Returning students who completed all of the GER’s (the general education requirements in place prior to fall 2006) before leaving BSU, should contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at 508.531.2616.
  • Appeals for substitutions of transfer courses of the Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning and the Natural Sciences requirements should be directed to the Associate Dean of Science and Mathematics at 508.531.2418. All other substitutions should be directed to the Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at 508.531.1218.

Core Skills Requirements

Writing Skills (CWR1, CWR2)

This requirement must be completed in the first year.

ENGL 101/101E - Writing Rhetorically  (CWR1)
ENGL 102 - Writing Rhetorically with Sources  (CWR2)

 

Foundations of Logical Reasoning (CLOR)

This requirement must be completed in the first year.

Complete one course, selected from the following:

COMP 111 - Logic and Computers  
MATH 180 - Transition to Advanced Mathematics  
PHIL 111 - Foundations of Logical Reasoning  

Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning (CMAR)

This requirement must be completed before the end of the second year.

Complete one course, selected from the following:

MATH 105 - Mathematical Thought and Practice 
MATH 110/MATH 110E - Elementary Statistics I 
MATH 112 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I  
MATH 113 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 
MATH 114 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III  
MATH 120 - Introduction to Linear Algebra 
MATH 130 - Discrete Mathematics I 
MATH 140/MATH 140E - Elements of Precalculus 
MATH 141 - Elements of Calculus I 
MATH 142 - Elements of Calculus II  
MATH 144 - Applied Calculus for Business  
MATH 150 - Precalculus with Trigonometry  
MATH 161/161E - Single Variable Calculus I  
MATH 162 - Single Variable Calculus II  

Spoken Communication (CSPK)

This requirement must be completed by the end of the second year.

Complete one course, selected from the following:

COMM 102 - Introduction to Public Speaking  
THEA 210 - Oral Interpretation  

Seminars

Each seminar may also fulfill a Core Distribution Requirement and an Additional Distribution Requirement.

XXXX 199 First Year Seminar (CFYS)Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.

and

XXXX 298 Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive) (CSYS)Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199;
Open to all
sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills (CSPK) requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.

or XXXX 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive) (CSYS)*Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199;
Open to all
sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students
with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.


*XXXX 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive) CANNOT count toward the upper-level
Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement.

NOTES:

  • Bridgewater State University considers any student with fewer than 24 credit hours to be a first year student and any student with 24-53 earned credit hours to be a second year student.
  • Students who transfer more than 23 credits to BSU will have the CFYS (First Year Seminar) waived. Students who transfer more than 53 credits will have the CSYS (Second Year Seminar) waived. However, transfer students will still need to fulfill the Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive requirements.
  • First Year Seminars may not count toward the major or minor. Second Year Seminars may be used for the major or minor, if specifically permitted by the major or minor.
  • Students may take only one First Year Seminar (XXXX 199) and one Second Year Seminar (XXXX 298 or XXXX 299).

Writing and Speaking Intensive Requirements

These requirements may be completed at any time.
Speaking Intensive (CSPI)*

Complete one course, selected from the following:

ANTH 130 - Monkeys, Apes and Us  (beginning Spring 2011)
ANTH 216 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East  
ANTH 318 - Anthropology of Childhood  
ARTH 208 - Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture  
ARTH 211 - Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems of Power  
ARTH 212 - Art and Culture in Latin America: From Independence to the Present  
ARTH 218 - History of Photography  
ARTH 219 - Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture  (beginning Fall 2018)
ARTS 116 - Introduction to Digital Photography  
CHST 203 - Introduction to Childhood Studies  
COMM 260 - Group Communication and Decision Making  
LANG 260 - The Art of Zen  
PHIL 220 - Ethics Bowl: Making the Case for What’s Right  
SOCI 230 - Art and American Society  
A speaking intensive Second Year Seminar (XXXX 298)
A second Spoken Communication Skills (CSPK) course, not already used to fulfill another requirement

*Alternatively, students may elect to take an additional Writing Intensive (CWRT) course.

Writing Intensive (CWRT)

Complete two courses, selected from the following:

AMST 220 - Introduction to American Studies  (formerly INTD 220)
ANTH 110 - Introduction to Folklore  
ANTH 111 - Myth and Culture  
ANTH 212 - Africa Through Film 
ANTH 213 - Latin American Peoples and Cultures  (beginning Spring 2012)
ANTH 215 - The Caribbean  
ANTH 230 - Culture, Health and Illness  (formerly ANTH 330)
ANTH 307 - Anthropology of Religion  
ANTH 324 - Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional Communities  (formerly ANTH 426)
ANTH 340 - Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East  
ARTH 214 - Global Art History Study Tour  
ARTS 215 - Global Studio Art Study Tour I  
ARTS 415 - Global Studio Art Study Tour II  
CRJU 241 - Women and Violence  
CRJU 290 - Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System  
CRJU 346 - Criminal Law and Procedure  
CRJU 347 - Restorative and Transformative Justice  
CRJU 350 - Behind the Walls: Crime and Justice  
CRJU 369 - Gender, Crime and Justice  
DANC 251 - Dance History  
ENGL 200 - Personal and Public Writing 
ENGL 201 - Technical Writing I 
ENGL 202 - Business Communication 
ENGL 206 - Sustainability: Reading and Writing the Environment  
ENGL 211 - Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600 
ENGL 214 - The Classical Tradition  
ENGL 216 - Early Irish and Celtic Literature  
ENGL 221 - Major British Writers to 1800  
ENGL 222 - Major British Writers since 1800  
ENGL 231 - Major American Writers to 1865  
ENGL 232 - Major American Writers since 1865  
ENGL 233 - Introduction to the African American Novel  
ENGL 241 - Shakespeare  
ENGL 251 - Literary Themes  
ENGL 252 - Literary Types  
ENGL 253 - Non-Western Literature  
ENGL 254 - Literature for Elementary Education Majors 
ENGL 255 - East Asian Literature in Translation 
ENGL 261 - Film Study: Introduction to the Art  
ENGL 262 - Film Study: Literature and Film  
ENGL 269 - Topics in Children’s Literature  
ENGL 280 - The Journalistic Essay  
GEOG 381 - Latin America: Globalization and Cohesion  
GEOG 386 - Geography of Canada 
HIST 161 - History and Culture of Mexico  
INTD 200 - Introduction to Canadian Studies  (beginning Fall 2014)
LTAC 201 - Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies  
MUSC 260 - Introduction to Western Classical Music  (formerly MUSC 160)
PHIL 155 - World Philosophy  (formerly PHIL 257)
PHIL 213 - Philosophies of China and Japan 
PHIL 222 - Philosophy of Law  
PHIL 225 - Philosophy of Art  
PHIL 228 - Philosophy of Religion 
PHIL 231 - Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism  
PHIL 234 - Free Will, Determinism and Responsibility  
PHIL 261 - SEISMIC Problems: Science, Values and Society  
PHIL 301 - Ancient Philosophy  
PHIL 302 - Medieval Philosophy  
PHIL 303 - Modern Philosophy  
PHIL 304 - 19th Century Philosophy  
PHIL 306 - 20th Century Philosophy  
PHIL 307 - Classical Indian Philosophy  (formerly PHIL 212)
PHIL 320 - Topics in Philosophy  
PHIL 402 - Epistemology  
PHIL 403 - Ethics and Action 
PHIL 404 - Philosophy of Mind  
PHIL 405 - Metaphysics  
POLI 274 - Western Political Thought - Plato to the Present  
POLI 285 - Law and the Judicial Process  
READ 201 - Teaching Content Area Literacies in Elementary and Early Childhood Classrooms  
SOCI 204 - Gender, Sexuality and Society  
SOCI 211 - Homelessness in U.S. Society  
SOCI 214 - Middle Eastern Societies  
SOCI 219 - Population and Society 
SOCI 226 - Food and Society  
SOCI 232 - Understanding Japanese Society 
SOCI 239 - Unequal Spaces 
SOCI 256 - City Neighborhoods: Exploring the Formation of Urban Enclaves  
SOCI 315 - Race and Ethnicity in America  (beginning Spring 2014)
SOCI 337 - Environmental Sociology  
SOCI 347 - Immigration and Migration: A Sociological Perspective  
SOCI 353 - Experiencing World Cities  (beginning Spring 2014)
SOCI 360 - Feminist Theory in Sociology  
THEA 236 - The American Musical Theatre  
THEA 319 - Latin American and Latino Theatre  
WGSS 240 - Critical Perspectives in Women’s and Gender Studies  (formerly INTD 240)

XXXX 199 First Year Seminars and writing intensive XXXX 299 Second Year Seminars may also be used.


NOTE: Writing Intensive (CWRT) courses, XXXX 199 First Year Seminars and writing intensive XXXX 299 Second Year Seminars, DO NOT count toward the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement. CWRM is an additional requirement. CWRM courses may not be used to fulfill the CWRT requirement.

Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM)

Select one course for each major as described in the major requirements listed in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

NOTE: XXXX 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive) CANNOT count toward the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement.

Core Distribution Requirements

These requirements may be completed at any time.

These courses will not satisfy the Core Skills Requirements. A course may be applied to a Core Distribution Requirement and one or more of the Additional Distribution Requirements. All requirements must be met.

Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA)

Complete two courses, selected from the following:

ARTH 103 - Survey of Global Art from Prehistory to Fourteenth Century  
ARTH 104 - Survey of Global Art from Fourteenth Century to the Present  
ARTH 203 - American Art and Architecture  
ARTH 205 - Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan  
ARTH 206 - History of Architecture  (formerly ARTH 102)
ARTH 207 - Introduction to African Art  
ARTH 208 - Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture  
ARTH 211 - Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems of Power 
ARTH 212 - Art and Culture in Latin America: From Independence to the Present  
ARTH 214 - Global Art History Study Tour  
ARTH 215 - Themes in the Visual Arts  
ARTH 217 - African-American Art  
ARTH 218 - History of Photography  
ARTH 219 - Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture  
ARTH 220 - United States Art Study Tour  
ARTH 288 - Buddhist Art and Architecture  
ARTH 308 - Women in the Visual Arts  
ARTS 104 - Digital Imaging and Four-Dimensional Design  
ARTS 116 - Introduction to Digital Photography  
ARTS 125 - Drawing I  
ARTS 130 - Two-Dimensional Design  
ARTS 140 - Three-Dimensional Design  
ARTS 204 - Video Art  
ARTS 215 - Global Studio Art Study Tour I  
ARTS 415 - Global Studio Art Study Tour II  
DANC 146 - Dance Appreciation  (formerly PHED/THEA 146)
DANC 251 - Dance History  (formerly THEA 251)
DANC 255 - Creative Dance  (formerly PHED/THEA 255)
DANC 260 - World Dance  (formerly PHED/THEA 260)
DANC 263 - Dance History to 1915  (formerly PHED/THEA 263)
DANC 264 - Dance History from 1915  (formerly PHED/THEA 264)
MUSC 120 - Class Guitar I (Classical Guitar)  
MUSC 130 - Voice Class I  
MUSC 140 - Class Piano I 
MUSC 162 - Introduction to Music of Africa  
MUSC 163 - Introduction to Musics of the World  
MUSC 166 - Survey of Jazz  
MUSC 168 - American Popular Music 
MUSC 170 - Music Fundamentals  
MUSC 220 - Class Guitar II  
MUSC 240 - Class Piano II  
MUSC 260 - Introduction to Western Classical Music  (formerly MUSC 160)
THEA 110 - Theatre Appreciation  
THEA 115 - Play Production  
THEA 120 - Introduction to Acting  
THEA 222 - Asian Theatre 
THEA 226 - Children’s Theatre  
THEA 230 - Creative Dramatics 
THEA 236 - The American Musical Theatre  
THEA 319 - Latin American and Latino Theatre  

Humanities (CHUM)

Complete three courses, selected from the following:

AMST 220 - Introduction to American Studies  (formerly INTD 220)
AMST 285 - Intensive American Studies  
COMM 356 - International Study in Communication  
ENGL 206 - Sustainability: Reading and Writing the Environment  
ENGL 211 - Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600  
ENGL 214 - The Classical Tradition  
ENGL 216 - Early Irish and Celtic Literature  
ENGL 221 - Major British Writers to 1800  
ENGL 222 - Major British Writers since 1800  
ENGL 231 - Major American Writers to 1865  
ENGL 232 - Major American Writers since 1865  
ENGL 233 - Introduction to the African American Novel  
ENGL 241 - Shakespeare  
ENGL 251 - Literary Themes  
ENGL 252 - Literary Types  
ENGL 253 - Non-Western Literature  
ENGL 254 - Literature for Elementary Education Majors  
ENGL 255 - East Asian Literature in Translation  
ENGL 261 - Film Study: Introduction to the Art  
ENGL 262 - Film Study: Literature and Film 
ENGL 269 - Topics in Children’s Literature  
ENGL 324 - Language and Society  
ENGL 355 - International Study Tour  
ENSL 101 - English as a Second Language I  
ENSL 102 - English as a Second Language II 
ENSL 151 - Intermediate English as a Second Language  
GRST 200 - Approaches to Global Religious Studies  
HIST 111 - Western Civilization to the Reformation  
HIST 112 - Western Civilization since the Reformation  
HIST 131 - World History to 1500  
HIST 132 - World History since 1500  
HIST 151 - Asian Civilization  
HIST 161 - History and Culture of Mexico  
HIST 221 - United States History and Constitutions to 1865  
HIST 222 - United States History and Constitutions since 1865  
LAAR 101 - Elementary Arabic I  
LAAR 102 - Elementary Arabic II  
LACH 101 - Elementary Chinese I  
LACH 102 - Elementary Chinese II  
LACV 101 - Elementary Cape Verdean Creole  
LAFR 101 - Elementary French I  
LAFR 102 - Elementary French II  
LAGE 101 - Elementary German I  
LAGE 102 - Elementary German II  
LAIT 101 - Elementary Italian I 
LAIT 102 - Elementary Italian II  
LAJA 101 - Elementary Japanese I 
LAJA 102 - Elementary Japanese II  
LAJA 151 - Intermediate Japanese  
LAJA 172 - Business Japanese  
LALT 101 - Elementary Latin I  
LALT 102 - Elementary Latin II  
LANG 260 - The Art of Zen  
LANG 350 - International Women’s Cinema  
LANG 360 - Japanese Cinema and Theater  
LAPO 101 - Elementary Portuguese I  
LAPO 102 - Elementary Portuguese II  
LAPO 151 - Intermediate Portuguese I  
LAPO 152 - Intermediate Portuguese II  
LARU 101 - Elementary Russian I  
LASP 101 - Elementary Spanish I  
LASP 102 - Elementary Spanish II  
LASP 151 - Intermediate Spanish I  
LASP 200 - Intermediate Spanish II  
LASW 101 - Elementary Swahili I  
LASW 102 - Elementary Swahili II  
PHIL 151 - Introduction to Philosophy  
PHIL 152 - Contemporary Moral Problems  
PHIL 153 - Ethics  
PHIL 154 - Explaining the Paranormal  (formerly PHIL 229)
PHIL 155 - World Philosophy  (formerly PHIL 257)
PHIL 203 - Happiness and the Meaning of Life  
PHIL 204 - Sex and Personal Relations  
PHIL 205 - Biomedical Ethics  (beginning Summer 2015)
PHIL 211 - Inductive Logic  
PHIL 213 - Philosophies of China and Japan  
PHIL 214 - Philosophy of Race  
PHIL 215 - Environmental Ethics  
PHIL 216 - Values and Technology  
PHIL 217 - Ethical Issues in Business  
PHIL 218 - Ethical Issues in Media  
PHIL 219 - Public Health Ethics  
PHIL 222 - Philosophy of Law  
PHIL 225 - Philosophy of Art  
PHIL 228 - Philosophy of Religion  
PHIL 231 - Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism  
PHIL 232 - Philosophy and Feminist Thought  
PHIL 234 - Free Will, Determinism and Responsibility  
PHIL 235 - Political Philosophy  
PHIL 242 - Philosophy of Human Nature  
PHIL 247 - Existentialism  
PHIL 252 - Philosophy of Money  
PHIL 260 - Philosophy of Science  
PHIL 261 - SEISMIC Problems: Science, Values and Society  
PHIL 288 - Philosophy of Language  
PHIL 295 - Readings in Philosophy  
PHIL 301 - Ancient Philosophy  
PHIL 302 - Medieval Philosophy  
PHIL 303 - Modern Philosophy  
PHIL 304 - 19th Century Philosophy  
PHIL 306 - 20th Century Philosophy  
PHIL 307 - Classical Indian Philosophy  (formerly PHIL 212)
PHIL 320 - Topics in Philosophy  
PHIL 402 - Epistemology  
PHIL 403 - Ethics and Action  
PHIL 404 - Philosophy of Mind  
PHIL 405 - Metaphysics  
WGSS 240 - Critical Perspectives in Women’s and Gender Studies  (formerly INTD 240)

Natural Sciences (CNSL; CNSN)

Complete two courses, selected from the following; at least one must be a laboratory science:

Laboratory Sciences (CNSL)

BIOL 100 - General Principles of Biology  
BIOL 102 - Introduction to Zoology  
BIOL 117 - Environmental Biology  
BIOL 121 - General Biology I  
BIOL 326 - Marine Biology  
CHEM 131 - Survey of Chemistry I  
CHEM 132 - Survey of Chemistry II  (beginning Fall 2013)
CHEM 141 - Chemical Principles I  
CHEM 142 - Chemical Principles II  
GEOG 121 - Physical Geography  
GEOG 221 - Meteorology  
GEOL 100 - Physical Geology  (formerly EASC 100)
PHYS 107 - Exploring the Universe  
PHYS 108 - The Physics of Music  
PHYS 181 - Elements of Physics I 
PHYS 182 - Elements of Physics II  
PHYS 183 - Aviation Physics  
PHYS 243 - General Physics I  
PHYS 244 - General Physics II  

Non-Laboratory Sciences (CNSN)

AVSC 180 - Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance  
BIOL 110 - Biology: A Human Approach  
BIOL 128 - The Biology of Human Sexuality  
CHEM 102 - Chemistry in Everyday Life  
GEOG 122 - Global Physical Systems  
GEOG 130 - Environmental Geography  
GEOG 222 - Climatology  
GEOL 102 - History of the Earth  (formerly EASC 102)
GEOL 135 - Geology of National Parks and Monuments  (formerly EASC 135)
GEOL 150 - Earth’s Climate  (formerly EASC 150)
GEOL 180 - Forensic Geology  (formerly EASC 180)
GEOL 194 - Environmental Geology  (formerly EASC 194)
PHYS 102 - Modern Physics for the Humanist  
PHYS 180 - Energy and its Social Uses  

Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSOC)

Complete two courses, selected from the following:

ANTH 100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 101 - Biological Anthropology  
ANTH 103 - Introduction to Archaeology  
ANTH 110 - Introduction to Folklore  
ANTH 111 - Myth and Culture  
ANTH 115 - Anthropology of Race, Class, and Gender  
ANTH 120 - First Nations: Global Indigenous People  
ANTH 130 - Monkeys, Apes and Us  
ANTH 204 - Global Human Issues  
ANTH 206 - Native Cultures of North America  
ANTH 208 - The Lives of Women  
ANTH 209 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
ANTH 212 - Africa Through Film  
ANTH 213 - Latin American Peoples and Cultures  
ANTH 215 - The Caribbean  
ANTH 216 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East  
ANTH 224 - Anthropology of Asia  
ANTH 230 - Culture, Health and Illness  (formerly ANTH 330)
ANTH 306 - The Dynamics of City Life  
ANTH 307 - Anthropology of Religion  
ANTH 309 - Anthropology of Art  
ANTH 311 - The Emergence of Cities  
ANTH 318 - Anthropology of Childhood  
ANTH 319 - Contemporary Native Americans  
ANTH 322 - War, Peace and Culture  
ANTH 324 - Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional Communities  (formerly ANTH 426)
ANTH 326 - African Ethnomedicine  
ANTH 328 - Archaeology of North America  
ANTH 331 - Power, Politics and Culture  
ANTH 340 - Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East  
ANTH 355 - Anthropological Study Tour  
ANTH 396 - Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 397 - Special Topics in Biological Anthropology  
ANTH 398 - Special Topics in Archaeology  
ANTH 399 - Special Topics in Anthropology  
ANTH 405 - Forensic Anthropology  
ANTH 406 - Human Origins: The Fossil Record  
ANTH 417 - Seminar: She/He “Two Spirits” Gender Cross-Culturally  
ANTH 420 - Culture, Media and the Visual Imagination  
ANTH 432 - Seminar: Critical Issues in Global Health  
COMM 365 - Introduction to Intercultural Communication  
CRJU 241 - Women and Violence  
CRJU 265 - Study Tour in Criminal Justice  
CRJU 290 - Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System  
CRJU 347 - Restorative and Transformative Justice  
CRJU 350 - Behind the Walls: Crime and Justice  
CRJU 369 - Gender, Crime and Justice  
CRJU 428 - Culture and Crime  
ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics  
ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics  
GEOG 151 - Human Geography  
GEOG 171 - Geography of the Developing World 
GEOG 296 - Field Study Tour in Geography  (formerly GEOG 395)
GEOG 374 - Middle East: Islam and Theater of Conflict  
GEOG 375 - South Asia: Land of Diversity and Disparity  
GEOG 381 - Latin America: Globalization and Cohesion  
GEOG 386 - Geography of Canada  
GEOG 388 - Africa: People, Resources and Development  
INTD 200 - Introduction to Canadian Studies  
POLI 172 - Introduction to American Government  
POLI 250 - Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Political Science  
POLI 260 - International Relations  
POLI 274 - Western Political Thought - Plato to the Present  
POLI 275 - Comparative Government  
POLI 277 - American Government: State and Local  (formerly POLI 305)
POLI 279 - Introduction to Public Administration  
POLI 280 - Politics and Government of Ireland  
POLI 285 - Law and the Judicial Process  
PSYC 100 - Introductory Psychology  
PSYC 200 - Non-Western Theories of Personality   
PSYC 230 - Cross-Cultural Psychology  
PSYC 245 - Study Tour in Psychology  
SCWK 250 - Introduction to Social Welfare 
SCWK 270 - Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 
SCWK 355 - Study Tour in Social Work  
SOCI 102 - Introduction to Sociology  
SOCI 103 - Social Problems  
SOCI 104 - Global Social Problems  
SOCI 204 - Gender, Sexuality and Society  
SOCI 211 - Homelessness in U.S. Society  
SOCI 214 - Middle Eastern Societies  
SOCI 216 - Latin American Societies  
SOCI 217 - East Asian Societies: China and Japan  
SOCI 218 - Chinese Society and Culture  
SOCI 219 - Population and Society  
SOCI 220 - The Developing World  
SOCI 222 - African World Perspectives  
SOCI 226 - Food and Society  
SOCI 230 - Art and American Society  
SOCI 232 - Understanding Japanese Society  
SOCI 239 - Unequal Spaces  
SOCI 256 - City Neighborhoods: Exploring the Formation of Urban Enclaves  
SOCI 315 - Race and Ethnicity in America  
SOCI 337 - Environmental Sociology  
SOCI 347 - Immigration and Migration: A Sociological Perspective  
SOCI 353 - Experiencing World Cities  
SOCI 360 - Feminist Theory in Sociology  
SOCI 391 - Seminar: Social Data Analysis  

Additional Distribution Requirements

These requirements may be completed at any time.

Core Skills courses may not satisfy these requirements. Courses listed in Core Distribution Requirement areas may also be listed here.

Global Culture (CGCL)

Complete two courses, selected from the following:

ANTH 100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 110 - Introduction to Folklore  
ANTH 111 - Myth and Culture  
ANTH 120 - First Nations: Global Indigenous People  
ANTH 204 - Global Human Issues  
ANTH 206 - Native Cultures of North America  
ANTH 208 - The Lives of Women  
ANTH 209 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
ANTH 212 - Africa Through Film  
ANTH 213 - Latin American Peoples and Cultures  
ANTH 215 - The Caribbean  
ANTH 216 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East  
ANTH 224 - Anthropology of Asia  
ANTH 230 - Culture, Health and Illness  (formerly ANTH 330)
ANTH 307 - Anthropology of Religion  
ANTH 309 - Anthropology of Art  
ANTH 311 - The Emergence of Cities  
ANTH 318 - Anthropology of Childhood  
ANTH 319 - Contemporary Native Americans  
ANTH 322 - War, Peace and Culture  
ANTH 326 - African Ethnomedicine  
ANTH 328 - Archaeology of North America  
ANTH 331 - Power, Politics and Culture  
ANTH 340 - Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East  
ANTH 355 - Anthropological Study Tour  
ANTH 417 - Seminar: She/He “Two Spirits” Gender Cross-Culturally  
ANTH 432 - Seminar: Critical Issues in Global Health  
ARTH 103 - Survey of Global Art from Prehistory to Fourteenth Century  
ARTH 104 - Survey of Global Art from Fourteenth Century to the Present  
ARTH 205 - Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan  
ARTH 206 - History of Architecture  
ARTH 207 - Introduction to African Art  
ARTH 208 - Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture  
ARTH 212 - Art and Culture in Latin America: From Independence to the Present  
ARTH 214 - Global Art History Study Tour  
ARTH 218 - History of Photography  
ARTH 219 - Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture  
ARTH 288 - Buddhist Art and Architecture  
ARTS 215 - Global Studio Art Study Tour I  
ARTS 415 - Global Studio Art Study Tour II  
BIOL 355 - Biology Study Tour  
COMM 356 - International Study in Communication  
CRJU 265 - Study Tour in Criminal Justice  
CRJU 323 - Comparative Legal Systems in a Global Context  
CRJU 347 - Restorative and Transformative Justice  
CRJU 349 - Perspectives on the Holocaust  
DANC 260 - World Dance  (formerly PHED/THEA 260)
EDHM 355 - International Study Tour in Secondary Education  
ENGL 211 - Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600  
ENGL 214 - The Classical Tradition  
ENGL 216 - Early Irish and Celtic Literature  
ENGL 253 - Non-Western Literature  
ENGL 255 - East Asian Literature in Translation  
ENGL 355 - International Study Tour  
ENSL 101 - English as a Second Language I  
ENSL 102 - English as a Second Language II  
ENSL 151 - Intermediate English as a Second Language  
GEOG 151 - Human Geography  
GEOG 171 - Geography of the Developing World  
GEOG 296 - Field Study Tour in Geography  (formerly GEOG 395)
GEOG 374 - Middle East: Islam and Theater of Conflict  
GEOG 375 - South Asia: Land of Diversity and Disparity  
GEOG 381 - Latin America: Globalization and Cohesion  
GEOG 388 - Africa: People, Resources and Development  
GRST 200 - Approaches to Global Religious Studies  
HIST 111 - Western Civilization to the Reformation  
HIST 112 - Western Civilization since the Reformation  
HIST 131 - World History to 1500  
HIST 132 - World History since 1500  
HIST 151 - Asian Civilization  
HIST 161 - History and Culture of Mexico  
HIST 455 - History Study Tour  
INTD 200 - Introduction to Canadian Studies  
INTD 345 - Social Justice Study Tour – Global  
LAAR 101 - Elementary Arabic I  
LAAR 102 - Elementary Arabic II  
LACH 101 - Elementary Chinese I  
LACH 102 - Elementary Chinese II  
LACV 101 - Elementary Cape Verdean Creole  
LAFR 101 - Elementary French I  
LAFR 102 - Elementary French II  
LAGE 101 - Elementary German I  
LAGE 102 - Elementary German II  
LAIT 101 - Elementary Italian I  
LAIT 102 - Elementary Italian II  
LAJA 101 - Elementary Japanese I  
LAJA 102 - Elementary Japanese II  
LAJA 151 - Intermediate Japanese  
LAJA 172 - Business Japanese  
LALT 101 - Elementary Latin I  
LALT 102 - Elementary Latin II  
LANG 260 - The Art of Zen  
LANG 360 - Japanese Cinema and Theater  
LAPO 101 - Elementary Portuguese I  
LAPO 102 - Elementary Portuguese II  
LAPO 151 - Intermediate Portuguese I  
LAPO 152 - Intermediate Portuguese II  
LARU 101 - Elementary Russian I  
LASP 101 - Elementary Spanish I  
LASP 102 - Elementary Spanish II  
LASP 151 - Intermediate Spanish I  
LASP 200 - Intermediate Spanish II  
LASW 101 - Elementary Swahili I  
LASW 102 - Elementary Swahili II  
LTAC 201 - Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies  
MATH 355 - Mathematics Study Tour  
MGMT 357 - International Business Study Tour  
MUSC 162 - Introduction to Music of Africa  
MUSC 163 - Introduction to Musics of the World  
MUSC 260 - Introduction to Western Classical Music  (formerly MUSC 160)
PHIL 155 - World Philosophy  (formerly PHIL 257)
PHIL 213 - Philosophies of China and Japan  
PHIL 301 - Ancient Philosophy  
PHIL 307 - Classical Indian Philosophy  (formerly PHIL 212)
POLI 275 - Comparative Government  
POLI 280 - Politics and Government of Ireland  
PSYC 200 - Non-Western Theories of Personality  
PSYC 230 - Cross-Cultural Psychology  
PSYC 245 - Study Tour in Psychology  
SCWK 349 - Perspectives on the Holocaust  (beginning Fall 2014)
SCWK 355 - Study Tour in Social Work  
SOCI 104 - Global Social Problems  
SOCI 214 - Middle Eastern Societies  
SOCI 216 - Latin American Societies  
SOCI 217 - East Asian Societies: China and Japan  
SOCI 218 - Chinese Society and Culture  
SOCI 220 - The Developing World  
SOCI 222 - African World Perspectives  
SOCI 226 - Food and Society  
SOCI 232 - Understanding Japanese Society  
SOCI 337 - Environmental Sociology  
SOCI 347 - Immigration and Migration: A Sociological Perspective  
SOCI 353 - Experiencing World Cities  
THEA 222 - Asian Theatre  
THEA 319 - Latin American and Latino Theatre  

Multiculturalism (CMCL)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

ANTH 100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 115 - Anthropology of Race, Class, and Gender  
ANTH 204 - Global Human Issues  
ANTH 206 - Native Cultures of North America  
ANTH 208 - The Lives of Women  
ANTH 209 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
ANTH 212 - Africa Through Film  
ANTH 213 - Latin American Peoples and Cultures  
ANTH 215 - The Caribbean  
ANTH 216 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East  
ANTH 230 - Culture, Health and Illness  (formerly ANTH 330)
ANTH 306 - The Dynamics of City Life  
ANTH 311 - The Emergence of Cities  
ANTH 318 - Anthropology of Childhood  
ANTH 319 - Contemporary Native Americans  
ANTH 322 - War, Peace and Culture  
ANTH 324 - Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional Communities  (formerly ANTH 426)
ANTH 326 - African Ethnomedicine  
ANTH 331 - Power, Politics and Culture  
ANTH 355 - Anthropological Study Tour  
ANTH 396 - Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 417 - Seminar: She/He “Two Spirits” Gender Cross-Culturally  
ANTH 420 - Culture, Media and the Visual Imagination  
ANTH 432 - Seminar: Critical Issues in Global Health  
ARTH 203 - American Art and Architecture  
ARTH 205 - Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan  
ARTH 207 - Introduction to African Art  
ARTH 208 - Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture  
ARTH 211 - Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems of Power  
ARTH 212 - Art and Culture in Latin America: From Independence to the Present  
ARTH 214 - Global Art History Study Tour  
ARTH 217 - African-American Art  
ARTH 218 - History of Photography 
ARTH 219 - Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture  (beginning Fall 2018)
ARTH 220 - United States Art Study Tour  
ARTH 288 - Buddhist Art and Architecture  
ARTH 308 - Women in the Visual Arts  
COMM 365 - Introduction to Intercultural Communication  
CRJU 241 - Women and Violence  
CRJU 290 - Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System  
CRJU 347 - Restorative and Transformative Justice  
CRJU 349 - Perspectives on the Holocaust  
CRJU 350 - Behind the Walls: Crime and Justice  
CRJU 358 - Race, Class, Crime and Justice  
CRJU 369 - Gender, Crime and Justice  
CRJU 428 - Culture and Crime  
ENGL 233 - Introduction to the African American Novel  
ENGL 255 - East Asian Literature in Translation  
ENGL 324 - Language and Society  
GEOG 151 - Human Geography  
GEOG 171 - Geography of the Developing World  
GEOG 296 - Field Study Tour in Geography  (formerly GEOG 395)
GEOG 374 - Middle East: Islam and Theater of Conflict  
GEOG 375 - South Asia: Land of Diversity and Disparity  
GEOG 381 - Latin America: Globalization and Cohesion  
HIST 111 - Western Civilization to the Reformation  
HIST 112 - Western Civilization since the Reformation  
HIST 131 - World History to 1500  
HIST 132 - World History since 1500  
HIST 151 - Asian Civilization  
HIST 161 - History and Culture of Mexico  
LANG 260 - The Art of Zen 
LANG 350 - International Women’s Cinema  
LANG 360 - Japanese Cinema and Theater  
LTAC 201 - Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies  
MUSC 163 - Introduction to Musics of the World  (beginning Summer 2015)
MUSC 166 - Survey of Jazz  
MUSC 168 - American Popular Music  
PHIL 232 - Philosophy and Feminist Thought  
PHIL 214 - Philosophy of Race  
PHIL 307 - Classical Indian Philosophy  (formerly PHIL 212)
POLI 275 - Comparative Government  
PSYC 200 - Non-Western Theories of Personality  
PSYC 230 - Cross-Cultural Psychology  
SCWK 270 - Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression  
SCWK 349 - Perspectives on the Holocaust  
SOCI 102 - Introduction to Sociology  
SOCI 103 - Social Problems  
SOCI 104 - Global Social Problems  
SOCI 204 - Gender, Sexuality and Society  
SOCI 214 - Middle Eastern Societies  
SOCI 216 - Latin American Societies  
SOCI 217 - East Asian Societies: China and Japan  
SOCI 220 - The Developing World  
SOCI 222 - African World Perspectives  
SOCI 226 - Food and Society  
SOCI 347 - Immigration and Migration: A Sociological Perspective  
SOCI 360 - Feminist Theory in Sociology  
SPED 203 - Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society  
TESL 203 - Cultural Issues in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language  (beginning Fall 2017)
THEA 222 - Asian Theatre  
THEA 319 - Latin American and Latino Theatre  
WGSS 240 - Critical Perspectives in Women’s and Gender Studies  (formerly INTD 240)
WGSS 265 - Introduction to GLBT Studies  (formerly INTD 265)

Application of Quantitative Reasoning Skills (CQUR)

Complete one course, selected from the following, or a second Mathematical Reasoning (CMAR) may be taken:

ACFI 150 - Personal Finance  
ACFI 200 - Financial Accounting  
ACFI 340 - Intermediate Accounting I  
ACFI 341 - Intermediate Accounting II  
ACFI 350 - Managerial Accounting  
ACFI 385 - Managerial Finance  
BIOL 297 - Biometry  
CHEM 141 - Chemical Principles I  
CHEM 142 - Chemical Principles II  
CRJU 330 - Analyzing Criminal Justice Data  (formerly CRJU 430)
ECON 210 - Statistics for Economics and Business  
GEOG 221 - Meteorology  
GEOG 315 - Quantitative Methods in Geography  
MUSC 170 - Music Fundamentals  (beginning Summer 2015)
PHIL 310 - Symbolic Logic  
PHYS 102 - Modern Physics for the Humanist  
PHYS 107 - Exploring the Universe  
PHYS 108 - The Physics of Music  
PHYS 180 - Energy and its Social Uses  
PHYS 181 - Elements of Physics I  
PHYS 182 - Elements of Physics II  
PHYS 183 - Aviation Physics  
PHYS 243 - General Physics I  
PHYS 244 - General Physics II  
POLI 250 - Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Political Science  
PSYC 201 - Statistics for Psychology  
SCWK 375 - Data Analysis for Social Work  
SOCI 391 - Seminar: Social Data Analysis  
 

United States and Massachusetts Constitutions (CUSC)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

ACFI 305 - Business Law I  
HIST 221 - United States History and Constitutions to 1865  
HIST 222 - United States History and Constitutions since 1865  
POLI 172 - Introduction to American Government  
POLI 277 - American Government: State and Local  (formerly POLI 305)
POLI 279 - Introduction to Public Administration  
POLI 285 - Law and the Judicial Process