Undergraduate Programs

Approved Distribution Courses by Department

Economics (one course) (3 cr.)
Students may select from approved distribution courses in the School of Liberal Arts economics department.

Literature or Fine Arts History or Appreciation (one course) (3 cr.)
Literature courses must be devoted entirely to print literature. Fine arts (Herron) courses must be selected from courses with an "H" preceding the course number. Courses must be approved distribution courses in the School of Liberal Arts.

Arts and Humanities (two courses) (6 cr.)
This area presents insights into aesthetics ideas, and systems of values. Two courses (6 cr.) must come from the following list. Courses in ones major cannot be used to fulfill this requirement; however, one course taken as part of a minor may be used. Creative writing, drawing, performance or studio courses will not satisfy the arts and humanities requirement.

  • Africana Studies: A150*
  • American Studies: A103
  • Classics: C205*
  • English Literature: L105, L115
  • Fine Arts: Communication Studies (theater) T130 or M150; English (film) C292; Herron H100, H101, H102; Music M174
  • Folklore: F101*
  • History: H105, H106, H108*, H109*, H113*, H114*, H217
  • Philanthropic Studies: P105
  • Philosophy: P110, P120
  • Religious Studies: R111, R120, R133*, R173, R180, R212*
  • Women's Studies: W105*
  • World Languages and Cultures: F200, German G265, Japanese E231

Social Sciences (two courses) (6 cr.)
This area uses procedures and information developed in the social sciences to examine the complexities of societies and human interaction. The 6 credit hours must come from two of the following areas. Courses in one's major cannot be used to fulfill this requirement; however, courses taken as part of a structured minor may be used to fulfill this requirement.

  • Africana Studies: A150*
  • Anthropology: A104
  • Communication Studies: C180, M150
  • Economics: E101, E201, E202
  • English: Z104
  • Folklore: F101*
  • Geography: G110*, G130
  • History: H117
  • International Studies: I100
  • Medical Humanities and Health Studies: M201
  • Political Science: Y101, Y103, Y213, Y219
  • Psychology: B104, B310
  • Public and Environmental Affairs: V170
  • Sociology: R100, R121
  • Women's Studies: W105*

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (two courses) (6 cr.)

  • Astronomy: A100, A105, A205
  • Biology: K101, K103, N100, N107, N200, N212, N213 (lab), N214, N215 (lab), N217, N251, N261, N322
  • Chemistry: C100, C101, C110, C105, C125 (lab), C106, C126 (lab), C341, C342
  • Computer Science: N201, N207, N211, 23000, 24000
  • Geography: G107, G117 (lab), G115, G109, G119 (lab), G110, G120 (lab), G206 (lab), G130, G132, G180
  • Mathematics: M118, M119, 15200, 15300, 15400, 15900, 16500, 16600, 22100, 22200, 23100, 23200, STAT 30100
  • Physics: 10000, 15200, 20000, 21800, 21900, 25100, P201, P202
  • Psychology:& B105, B305, B307, B320, B334, B344

Comparative World Cultures (one course) (3 cr.)**

This area presents culture in a comparative and conceptual manner and includes material from several cultures. Students must take one course from one of the areas below:

  • Anthropology: A104
  • Classics: C205
  • Geography: G110
  • History: H108
  • International Studies: I100
  • Political Science: Y217
  • Religious Studies: R133, R212
  • World Languages and Cultures: F200

* This course appears on more than one list or in more than one section. However, this course may be used to satisfy only one requirement unless specifically stated.

**These courses may be used for Comparative World Cultures and one other requirement if it appears on the Arts and Humanities or Social Science list.