Common Curriculum

Common Curriculum courses provide you with a well-rounded education, create context for major or minor courses of study and introduce you to new areas of interest. Promoting multidisciplinary learning, Common Curriculum challenges you to advance scholarly inquiry, generate knowledge and cultivate critical and creative thought regardless of your major or minor.

View Common Curriculum requirements in the Undergraduate Bulletin

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WRIT 1113: Writing & Research

Building on the skills you learned in WRIT 1122, this online course shifts attention from general rhetorical strategies to specific rhetorical strategies that shape different kinds of academic inquiry. You'll explore quantitative, qualitative, and textual research traditions, developing skills to answer questions and question answers.

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SPAN 1001: Beginning Spanish

This online Common Curriculum course covers the basics of Spanish grammar, syntax and vocabulary with an emphasis on oral skills. As part of a 3-quarter sequence, this language course will expand your understanding of the world by immersing you in the study of its languages, literatures and cultures.

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COMP 1102: Analytical Inquiry 1

Explore the use of mathematics and computer programming in creating animations in this online, synchronous course. You’ll have the opportunity to create animations on your laptop computer using innovative animation software with the help of a top-notch professor.

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ARTS 1015: Thinking and Making in Visual Art

This lecture course explores the language of the visual arts and how it can be used to communicate ideas about culture, history and the personal. Through hands-on exercises and experimentation, you’ll create visual artworks that help you interpret the world and the visual arts and creative process.

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BIOL 1220: Molecules to Humankind 1

Examine the mechanisms that sustain life in an online course this Summer. With emphasis on understanding the human body at the molecular, cellular and physiological levels, explore the properties of complex molecules in order to see how molecules are used and organized by living organisms.

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MFJS 2210: Intro to Media & Culture Online

Join this asynchronous online course taught by Professor Rachael Liberman to investigate the organization of the U.S. media industries and their historical and contemporary role in U.S. culture.

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