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About the Program
Situating students in a critical context is paramount if they
are to grasp the complex nature of social, political and psychological
issues in the twenty-first century. Without adequate grounding
in the liberal arts, students cannot develop the abstract thinking
skills to grapple with issues like the problematic nature of
economic growth and development, cultural studies and the arts,
the contemporary nature of the nation-state, the relevance of
the human genome project for the development of drug therapies,
the impact of laboratory information systems in chemistry, and
the changing hegemony of psychological theories.
Both the College and the larger social context have been altered
during the past two decades. The nature of technology, the organization
of the economy (locally, nationally and globally) and academic
discourse (to name just a few examples) have been transformed
during this period. These changes are reflected in the general
All students are obligated to fulfill a basic program in General
Education. The courses in the program are distributed throughout
the four years of study.
The diagram below shows the distribution of the required General
Education Core courses and categories. Courses which fulfill
the General Education categories are listed each semester in
the Schedule of Classes. Any item preceded by a course number
denotes a specific class. All other items are categories from
which students must select courses to take.
listing of General Education Courses offered in Fall 2002 by
category is available from the links below. Because of recent
changes in General Education requirements, new students and
current students have different General Education requirements
to fulfill. Be sure to choose the list which applies to you.
101 First Year Seminar
Introduction* (2 courses)
101 Social Issues**
BBAD 115 Perspectives of Business and Society***
180 College English
201 Readings in Humanities
/ Senior (300 / 400 level)
Ethics, Aesthetics, and Society
ZSRS 400 level Senior Seminar
Four writing intensive courses required.
Two lower level writing intensive courses (100/200)
and Two upper level writing courses: One in major
and Senior Seminar (ZSRS)
Year Seminar Courses and Descriptions
Offered Fall 2003:
Education Courses (students enrolled prior to Fall 2002)
Courses (students enrolled Fall 2002 or later)
Writing Intensive Courses offered
*Students intending to affiliate with the School
of Theoretical and Applied Science should consult with their
advisor before registering for these courses.
**Recommended for students affiliating with the School of social
Science and Human Services.
***Recommended for students affiliating with the School of Administration
Senior Seminar Requirement
Senior Seminars are specially-designed courses in which a limited
number of students participate in the exploration of a particular
issue, problem, or area of study from an interdisciplinary perspective.
These seminars normally provide students with the opportunity
to make formal oral presentations, undertake independent research,
and produce a major paper or project. A Senior Seminar is required
for graduation, and is separate and distinct from those senior
interdisciplinary seminars offered as part of a school-based
program or major.
Four writing intensive courses are required. Two should be
lower level writing intensive courses (100/200) and two must
level writing intensive courses: one in the major and one
a Senior Seminar (ZSRS)