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Currently Approved University Studies Curriculum

University Studies Curriculum

How It Works

Approved Courses

Rationale for University Studies

The Value of Liberal Education

Resources for Faculty

  

1. Foundations for Engagement: Skills for the 21st Century

             A. Critical Writing and Reading I (3 credits)

ENL 101 - Critical Writing and Reading I

             B. Critical Writing and Reading II (3 credits)

ENL 102 - Critical Writing and Reading II

             C. Intermediate Writing (3 credits)

AED 302 - Researching Technology for K-12 Art Education

ARH 200 - Studies in Visual Culture

CJS 257 - Foundations in Justice Studies

ECO 350 - Intermediate Writing in Economics

ENL 260 - Intermediate Composition

ENL 264 - Communicating in the Sciences

ENL 265 - Business Communication

ENL 266 - Technical Communication

HST 201 - Critical Skills for the History Major

NUR 214 - Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing

PHY 225 - Introductory Experimental Physics I

PHL 399 - Intermediate Writing in Philosophy

PSC 249 - Intermediate Writing in Political Science

PSY 39X - Research Methods in Psychology

SOC/ANT 2XX - Thinking Through Writing in Sociology and Anthropology

SOC/ANT 316 - Research Methods

SPA 302 - Spanish Composition and Conversation II

WGS 201 - Introduction to Feminist Theory

             D. Mathematics (3 credits)

MTH 140 - Quantitative Reasoning (formerly MTH 120)

MTH 146 - Finite Mathematics (formerly MTH 103)

MTH 147 - Fundamentals of Statistics (formerly MTH 104)

MTH 148 - College Algebra (formerly MTH 101)

MTH 149 - Introductory Calculus (formerly MTH 102 - Elementary Calculus for Life and Social Sciences)

MTH 150 - Pre-calculus (formerly MTH 131)

MTH 151 - Calculus I (formerly MTH 111 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I)

MTH 152 - Calculus II (formerly MTH 112 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II)

MTH 153 - Calculus for Applied Science and Engineering I (formerly MTH 113)

MTH 154 - Calculus for Applied Science and Engineering II (formerly MTH 114)

             E. Foundation for Learning through Engagement (variable credit)

CAS 101 - Introduction to the Arts and Sciences

EGR 101 - Introduction to Engineering Through Applied Science I (approved for 2013-2014 only)

FOU 101 - Visual Arts Colloquium

HON 101 - Scholarship in Community**

MIS 101 - The Business Organization

NUR 106 - Introduction to Professional Nursing

PHY 109 - Freshman Seminar I

UNV 101 - Introduction to the University

    2. The Natural World: Scientific Inquiry and Understanding

             A. Science of the Natural World (3 credits)

BIO 101 - General Biology I

BIO 103 - Topics in Biology

BIO 112 - The Ocean Environment

BIO 122 - Biology of Organisms II

BIO 221 - Anatomy & Physiology I

CHM 155 - Modern Chemical Principles I

CHM 130 - Chemistry and the Environment

CHM 132 - Chemistry and Nutrition

MAR 105 - Introductory Ocean Sciences

MAR 110 - Natural Hazards and the Ocean

MLS 105 - Contemporary Topics in Human Ecology I

MLS 211 - Introduction to Human Physiology

PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics I

PHY 102 - Introduction to Physics II

PHY 111 - Physics for Science and Engineering (Impulse Physics I)

PHY 112 - Physics for Applied Science and Engineering II

PHY 114 - Classical Physics II

PHY 115 - Introduction to Classical Physics*

PHY 151 - Introductory Astronomy

PHY 171 - Planet Earth & Its Resources I

PHY 182 - Introduction to the Weather

PHY 251 - Intermediate Astrophysics

             B. Science in the Engaged Community (3 credits)

BIO 102 - General Biology II

BIO 143 - Ecology and Environmental Issues

BIO 107 - Biology of Genetic Disease

BIO 108 - Cancer Biology

BIO 314 - General Ecology

BIO 437 - Evolutionary Biology

BNG 162 - Current Topics in Bioengineering: Designing a Healthier Planet and Its People

BNG 255 - Biology for Engineers

CHM 170 - Chemistry of the Elements

CIS 381 - Social and Ethical Aspects of Computing

EGR 110 - Environmental Science and Business

IST 111 - Science of Kriyayoga

MLS 106 - Contemporary Topics in Human Ecology II

MNE 220 - Thermodynamics I

NUR 105 - Human Nutrition

PHY 115 - Introduction to Classical Physics*

PHY 162 - Science Technology & Society II: Environment 

    3. The Cultural World: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding

             A. Literature (3 credits)

ENL 200 - Studies in Literature

ENL 202 - American Authors

ENL 203 - Survey of World Literature I

ENL 204 - Survey of World Literature II

ENL 205 - Travel Literature

ENL 212 - Introduction to Shakespeare

ENL 216 - Comedy and Satire

ENL 246 - Women Writers

ENL 258 - Literary Studies

FRN 204 - French Literature in Translation

POR 214 - Portuguese Literature in Translation

SPA 209 - Spanish Literature in Translation

             B. Visual and Performing Arts (3 credits)

ARH 105 - Visual Imagery:  A Critical Introduction

ARH 125 - Renaissance to Modern Art and its Antecedents

ARH 150 - Modern to Contemporary Art

MUS 101 - Introduction to Music I

MUS 103 - Introduction to World Music

MUS 106 - Art of Rock: History of Rock Music

MUS 107 - Fundamentals of Theory

MUS 125 - Jazz:  The Listener's Guide

MUS 171 - Music Theory I

    4. The Social World: Humanity and Society

             A. Human Questions and Contexts (3 credits)

ECO 231 - Principles of Microeconomics*

HON 101 - Scholarship in Community**

HST 101 - History of Western Civilization I

HST 102 - History of Western Civilization II

PHL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy

PHL 110 - Principles in Critical Thinking

PHL 215 - Introduction to Ethics

PHL 221 - History of Western Philosophy: Ancient

PHL 222 - History of Western Philosophy: Modern

PSY 101 - General Psychology

SUS 202 - Topics in Sustainability

REL 300 (A) - Women and Gender in the Hebrew Bible

REL 300 (B) - The Hebrew Bible and Its Influence

             B. The Nature of US Society (3 credits)

ANT 111 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology*

CJS 190 - Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies

ECO 231 - Principles of Microeconomics*

ECO 232 - Principles of Macroeconomics

EGR 303 - Engineering Economy

HST 115 - History of the United States I

HST 116 - History of the United States II

POL 102 - Introduction to Policy Studies

PSC 101 - Introduction to American Politics

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology*

WGS 101 - Introduction to Women's Studies

WGS/PHL 104 - Identities: Gender, Race, Sexuality

WGS 202 - Women's Health and Environment

             C. The Nature of the Global Society (3 credits)

ANT 111 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology*

ATR 380 - History of Craft I

ATR 381 - History of Craft II

HST 103 - World History I

HST 104 - World Civilizations II

IST 151 - Introduction to Indian Civilization

MGT 120 - Green Entrepreneurship

POR 120 - Introduction to the Portuguese-Speaking World

PHL 230 - Global Philosophies

PSC 151 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

PSC 161 - Introduction to International Relations

REL 201 - Introduction to Religious Studies

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology*

SUS 101 - Principles of Sustainability

WGS 213 - Sex Workers, Nannies and Maids

WGS 369 - Global Women's Health Politics and Activism

    5. The Educated and Engaged Citizen: Integrating the UMD Experience

             A. Capstone Study (3 credits)

AED 411 - Practicum/Seminar: Elementary School

AED 412 - Practicum/Seminar: Secondary School

BIO 499 - Capstone Research**

ECE 458 - Design Project II

ECO 445 - Economics of Education

ECO 461 - Urban Economics**

PHL 409 - Seminar

PSC 498 - Capstone in Political Science

SOC/ANT 420 - Capstone Study

SCO/ANT 492 - Thesis Research I

             B. Learning Through Engagement (variable credit) 

ANT 450 - Anthropology Internship

BIO 499 - Capstone Research**

CJS 450 - Crime & Justice Studies Internship

DES 321 - Illustration III

DES 451 - Graphic Design 5

DES 481 - Photography 5

ECE 457 - Design Project I

ECO 461 - Urban Economics**

HST 298 - Experience Program (History Internship)

HST 392 - Public History in America

POR 399 - Portuguese Internship

PSC 305 - Political Science Internship

SOC 450 - Sociology Internship

SERVICE LEARNING - courses with a service-learning component satisfy 5B; click here for a list of course sections by semester

STUDY ABROAD - any study abroad experience satisfies 5B

 

* "Flexible" courses, which are approved for use in more than one cluster requirement, but may only be used for one cluster (no double counting).

** "Compound" courses, which simultaneously fulfill the requirements in more than one cluster requirement (allows double counting).

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