Also referred to as Analytical: Natural
1 course (4 credits)
Mathematics, formal reasoning, and, more recently, computational sciences have been crucial foundations for many disciplines by enabling and supporting formal modes of inquiry, particularly for disciplines related to the natural and physical world. For example, today's physics and engineering knowledge would be impossible without accompanying advances in mathematics. Similarly, advances in the life sciences, like genomics, rely heavily on computational sciences. Students must take one course in this area, which is designed to provide all students, regardless of the student's major area of study, the basic knowledge of how to understand and use principles of mathematics and computational sciences as a formal means of inquiry in the natural and physical world.In these courses, students will:
- Apply formal reasoning, mathematics or computational science approaches to problem solving within mathematics or computational science, and other disciplines.
- Understand and communicate connections between different areas of logic, mathematics or computational science, or their relevance to other disciplines.
- Communicate formalisms in logic, mathematics or computing sciences.
Analytical Inquiry in Society & Culture
Also referred to as Analytical: Society
Typically 2 course (8 credits)
Through these courses, students gain knowledge essential for today's global society, recognizing that human cultures are specific to time and place and that the practices and values of different societies vary widely. By gaining greater understanding of diverse cultural products, students will be better able to understand the world today and their own place in it. Students take 2 courses in this area, exploring culture and society from different perspectives. In these courses, students learn how to analyze the products of human cultures, including works of art, music, literature, philosophy, and history. Students engage critically with such works through exposure to the vocabulary, concepts, and methods used to analyze those works. Students explore how ideas and creative expressions both shape and are shaped by human experiences.In these courses, students will:
- Demonstrate the ability to create or interpret the texts, ideas, or artifacts of human culture.
- Identify and analyze the connections between texts, ideas, or culture artifacts and the human experience and/or preception of the world.
- Students may apply 1 course (4-5 credits) per major/minor program to partially satisfy both major/minor and Common Curriculum requirements and only if the course is listed as meeting the outcomes of a section of the Common Curriculum requirements. Please speak with a major/minor faculty adviser if you have questions.
Non-music majors may take up to four 1-credit ensembles towards this requirement.
Music students (BA in music or BM in music) can earn Analytic Inquiry: Society credit by taking the designated ensemble courses (listed below). These student can take classes that fulfill BOTH common curriculum requirements and music requirements.
The following are 1-credit ensembles. Students will need to take four quarters of ensembles to equal one 4-credit Analytic Inquiry: Society requirement.
MUEN 3710 Opera
MUEN 3712 Lamont Chorale
MUEN 3900 Lamont Women's Chorus
MUEN 3751 Lamont Jazz Orchestra
MUEN 3752 Lamont Wind Ensemble
MUEN 3753 Lamont Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 3760 Lamont Symphony Orchestra