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Area or Course
Course Title/Semester of
Completion or
Intended Completion
Credit Hours Completed Credit Hours Remaining

Communications 9

English Composition I, EN (3)

English Composition II, EN (3)

Oral Communications, SP (3)


English Composition I/______

English Composition II/______








College Mathematics, MA 3 ____________________________/______
Computer Applications, CO 3 ____________________________/______

Science 6

One course with lab component, SL (3)

One course without lab component, SC (3)







History, HI 6 ____________________________/______

Humanities, HU 9

Comparative arts course, HA (3)

Literature, HL (3)

Additional humanities









Social Science, SS 6

Two courses from two different disciplines








Senior Seminar, SR 3 Senior Seminar/______
General Studies Elective 3
Select one course from Science, Mathematics, History, Humanities, Literature, or Social Science
Total (48 credit hours)
General Education credits completed: ______
General Education credits needed: ______

Current posted credits _____ + current enrolled credits _____ + credits needed after current semester _____ = 48 credits


Communications. 9 credit hours (table)

English Composition I and II. 6 credit hours (table)

Students must complete the composition requirements within the first 36 credit hours of their college program.
52-1111 English Composition I: Enhanced
52-1112 English Composition II: Enhanced
52-1121 ESL English Composition I
52-1122 ESL English Composition II
52-1151 English Composition I
52-1152 English Composition II
52-1162 Community Service English Composition II

Oral Communications. 3 credit hours (table)

28-2710 Oral Communications for Managers (Management)
31-7300 Speaking Out (Theater)
40-7221 Speech: Communicating the Message (Television)
51-1620 Fundamentals of Communication (Liberal Education)
52-1400 Basic Public Speaking–ESL (English)
52-1401 Basic Public Speaking (English)
52-1402 Public Speaking (English)
54-3701 Public Relations Presentation Skills (Marketing)

College Mathematics. 3 credit hours, placement by proficiency exam (table)
Basic requirement: 56-1720 College Mathematics

Advanced mathematics courses:
56-2710 College Algebra I
56-2711 College Algebra II
56-2720 Calculus I
56-2713 College Algebra and Trigonometry
56-1724 Geometry in the Arts
56-1726 Mathematics for Marketing and Management
56-1722 Introduction to Statistical Methods
56-2715 Mathematics in Art and Nature
56-2725 Environmental Algebra
56-2740 Tutoring Mathematics
57-1705 Mathematics for Survival: Random Patterns to Ordered Sense

Computer Applications. 3 credit hours (table)

35-1100 Foundations of Computer Applications
This course is a prerequisite for most advanced computer courses. This requirement may be waived upon successful completion of the proficiency exam. For students entering fall 2001, successful completion will also result in 3 General Education credits. Students anticipating taking additional courses in which computer skills are expected should take 35-1100 in the first 36 credit hours of their college program.

Science. 6 credit hours, 3 credit hours with laboratory component (table)

Science courses with laboratory component:
56-1210 Chemistry in Daily Life
56-1226 Chemistry of Photography
56-1220 Chemistry and Art: Textiles and Dyes
56-1224 Chemistry of Art and Color
56-1222 Chemistry of Metals
56-1815 Physics of Dance
56-2210 Molecules and You
56-1211 Scientific Investigations: Holmes to Courtroom
57-1425 Crime Lab Chemistry
57-1450 From Ozone to Oil Spills
57-2470 The Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things
56-1110 Biology: Living World Around Us 
56-1615 Science of Sensation and Perception
57-1310 Biology: Coffee, Chocolate, Sugar, and Spice
57-1360 Biology of the Human Immune System
56-1310 Geology: Earth as Planet
57-1510 Dinosaurs and More: Geology Explored
56-1810 Physics: Light, Sound, Electricity
56-2810 Image Optics
56-1820 Science of Electronics I
56-2820 Science of Acoustics
56-2610 Environmental Science
57-2810 Computer Models and Virtual Worlds in Science
57-1601 The Atmosphere and Motions of Earth/Planets
56-1110 Frontiers of Science
57-1620 The Physics of Music
57-1465 Modern Methods of Science
57-3830 Imaging Scientific Concepts
57-3210 Interdisciplinary Environmental Science (table)

Science courses without laboratory component:
56-1420 Animal Ecology and Behavior
56-1120 Botany: Plant World
56-1830 Astronomy: Exploring the Universe I
56-1831 Astronomy: Exploring the Universe II
56-2110 Anatomy and Physiology
56-1510 Science of Nutrition
56-2130 Blueprint of Life: Genetics
56-2312 Planetary Geology
56-1330 Meteorology
56-1624 Science Film Seminar
56-1410 Ecology and Human Affair
56-2310 Oceanography
56-1817 Lasers and Holography
56-1115 Biology of Human Sexuality
56-1520 Life Savers or Killers: The Story of Drugs
56-1840 Einstein: His Science and Humanity
56-1833 Space Exploration
56-2134 Evolution of the Human
56-1621 Science, Technology, and Society
56-1837 The Origin and Fate of the Universe
56-1412 Ecology of Art
56-3640 Tutoring Science
56-1320 Natural Disasters: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention
56-1515 Personal Wellness (table)

History. 6 credit hours taken from either or both of the two groups (table)

Group One: Introductory courses that cover large geographic or cultural areas of the world and that are designed to introduce students to historical cultures and to the historical method.
49-1601 U.S. History I: to 1877
49-1602 U.S. History II: from 1877
49-1001 African History and Culture: to 1880
49-1002 African History and Culture: since 1880
49-1501 Middle East History: to Muhammad
49-1502 Middle East History: since Muhammad
49-1401 Latin-American and Caribbean History: to 1800
49-1402 Latin-American and Caribbean History: since 1800
49-2401 History of Mexico and Central America
49-1301 Europe and West: Ancient Civilizations
49-1302 Europe and West: Medieval Culture
49-1303 Europe and West: Modern Europe
49-1101 Asia: Early China, India, and Japan
49-1102 Asia: Modern China, India, and Japan
49-2672 Oral History
49-1670 Gender, Class, and Race in U.S. History

Group Two: Courses that cover specific topics, geographic areas, time periods, and minority groups within the United States.
49-1710 Women in History
49-2656 History of Sports
49-2630 Civil Rights Movement in Biography and Film
49-2660 The 1960s: Years of Turbulence
49-2302 Russian and Soviet History
49-7680 History of Chicago
49-2683 History of the American City
49-2659 History of the American Working Class
49-2661 Family and Community History
49-1641 Women in U.S. History: before 1877
49-1642 Women in U.S. History: to 1877
49-1628 African-American History and Culture: to 1860
49-1629 African-American History and Culture: since 1860
49-2632 Hispanics in the U.S. since 1800
49-2641 Latinas in the U.S. since 1500
51-2626 The Writings of Black Protest: to 1860
49-2627 The Writings of Black Protest: since 1860
49-2774 Atlantic Studies: Race, Color, and Culture since 1700

Humanities. 9 credit hours (table)

Humanities/Arts. (3 credit hours)

Art Criticism or Analysis:
51-2103 Critical Vocabulary for the Arts
52-2816 Reviewing the Arts
51-2401 Philosophy of Art and Criticism

Comparative Art Forms:
51-1101 Western Humanities
51-1102 Eastern Humanities
51-1111 Latin-American Art, Literature, and Music
51-2101 Harlem: 1920s Black Art and Literature
51-1112 Women in Art, Literature, and Music
52-2690 Literature in Film
38-3180 The Role of Art in Development
51-1110 America in Art, Literature, and Music
51-2111 Revolution and Art: Mexico, Spain, Cuba

Comparative Art Forms/Art History:
22-1101 History of Art I: Stone Age to Gothic
22-1102 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern
22-2110 History of Twentieth-Century Art
22-2140 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
22-2145 Arts of Africa
22-2150 Arts of Mexico
22-2160 Women in Art
23-7760 Photography in Chicago Now
22-2115 Dada Surrealism, and Futurism
22-2135 African-American Art

Comparative Art Forms/Theater:
31-3100 Styles and Crafts: Ancient to Baroque
31-3105 Styles and Crafts: Baroque to Modern
31-3110 Styles and Crafts: Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
51-2102 Development of Afro-American Theater

Comparative Art Forms/Music:
32-1610 Music through the Ages
32-1621 Introduction to Black Music
51-7101 Creative People, Creative Products (table)

Humanities/Literature. (3 credit hours)
52-1600 Introduction to Literature (required for students, unless they receive permission from the English Department chairperson to take a more advanced literature course)

52-1602 Introduction to Poetry
52-1604 Introduction to Drama
52-1606 Introduction to Fiction
52-2630 World Literature: to 1660
52-2631 World Literature: since 1660
52-2610 Major English Authors: Beowulf to Blake
52-2611 Major English Authors: Romantics to Contemporary
52-2620 American Authors: through Dickinson
52-2621 American Authors: Twentieth Century
52-1670 Mythology and Literature
52-2660 Shakespeare
52-2640 Introduction to Multicultural Literature
52-3644 U.S. Latino Literature
52-2672 Bible as Literature
52-2665 Dramatic Literature
52-3670 The Romantic Poets
52-3671 Modern British and American Poetry
52-1608 Introduction to the Short Story
52-2646 Introduction to Native-American Literature
52-3642 African-American Literature
52-2655 Gay and Lesbian Literature
52-3672 Contemporary American Poetry
52-3660 Shakespeare
52-3610 British Novel
52-3620 American Novel
52-1642 African-American Cultural Experience in Literature
52-1643 African-American Cultural Experience through Literature and Art
52-2670 Topics in Myth and Archetypes
52-3695 American Authors Seminar
52-2695 Connections in Literature
52-2520 Literary Collage Seminar
52-2700 Topics in Literature, topic varies each semester
52-2697 Literary Genres, topic varies each semester (table)

Humanities Elective. (3 credit hours)
Select one course from list below or any course listed in Humanities/Literature or Humanities/Art

51-1301 Spanish I: Language and Culture
51-1302 Spanish II: Language and Culture
51-2301 Spanish III: Language and Culture
51-2305 Spanish for Native Speakers
51-1330 Japanese I: Language and Culture
51-1331 Japanese II: Language and Culture
51-1310 French I: Language and Culture
51-1311 French II: Language and Culture
51-2330 French III: Language and Culture
51-1320 Italian I: Language and Culture
51-1321 Italian II: Language and Culture
51-2320 Italian III: Language and Culture
51-1401 Philosophy I
51-1410 Critical Thinking
51-2403 Political Philosophy
51-7401 Philosophical Issues of Film
51-7402 Philosophy of Love
51-2402 Twentieth-Century Philosophy
51-2212 Arts, Technology, and Science
51-1411 Ethics and the Good Life
51-1501 Comparative Religions
51-7501 Mystical Consciousness, East and West
51-2501 Exploring the Goddess
51-7202 Peace Studies
51-2220 Holocaust
51-2211 Urban Images in Media and Film
51-1120 Afro-American Folk Culture
51-2110 Twentieth-Century Music
51-1103 Humanities for the Performing Artist
51-1104 Humanities for the Visual Artist
51-7403 Philosophy and History of Science (table)

Social Science. 6 credit hours from two separate disciplines (table)

50-1101 Introduction to Anthropology
50-2101 Ethnographic Films
50-1111 Urban Anthropology
50-1110 Gender and Culture
50-7101 Artist in Society
50-7102 Visual Anthropology
50-7170 Anthropology of Performance

50-1501 Introduction to Sociology
50-2501 Law and Society
50-1510 Social Problems
50-1512 Family and Society
50-1511 Race and Ethnic Relations
50-1601 Education, Culture, and Society
50-1513 Women and Society
50-1602 Women's Health Care Issues
50-1402 Social Psychology
40-7211 Culture, Race, and the Media
50-2631 Arts and Community Development
38-3120 Schools and Society

50-1201 Introduction to Economics

Political Science:
50-1301 Politics, Government, and Society
50-1302 U.S. Foreign Policy and Society
50-2301 Civil Rights and the American Constitution
50-1303 Urban Politics

50-1401 Introduction to Psychology
50-7401 Psychology of Creativity
50-1410 Child Development
50-2401 Theories of Personality
50-2402 Abnormal Psychology
50-1603 Human Sexuality
51-1212 Psychodynamics of the Underclass

General Education Elective. 3 credit hours (table)
Select from any of the above approved courses.

60-3000 Senior Seminar. 3 credit hours (table)

For seniors or students who have completed General Education requirements, this seminar explores the impact of the college experience on students' development of a "personal voice" and upon the values determining their life and career choices. What roles do friends and community, work and service play in their vision of the "good life"? Emphasis is placed on critical and creative thinking, self-inquiry, and the experience of shared community. The seminar culminates in a senior thesis/project presenting each student's "personal myth" of the good life, incorporating methods and media of their chosen fields of study. Prerequisite: Senior status or completion of General Education requirements

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