Core Requirements & Courses

Core Requirements & Courses

The Boston College Core Curriculum is a 15-course program required of all Boston College undergraduates.

Arts

​The need to make, experience, and comprehend art has been one of the essential, defining human activities since history began. The arts are thus integral to human experience and expression, the development of critical interpretive skills, an understanding of creative processes, and the fostering of imagination and empathy. The critically engaged practice of the arts, arrived at through rigorous training, uniquely nurtures creativity and innovation. Anchored in experimentation and creative problem-solving, the arts challenge students to make connections across traditional disciplinary boundaries. ​

Three credits of coursework in art history, studio art, film, music or theater are required and will address some combination of the following criteria: students will acquire a greater understanding of the technical skills required to create works of art; students will gain knowledge of the aesthetic questions raised by works of art; and students will understand the historical contexts in which such works were created. As a result, students will be able to engage meaningfully with art through creative work and/or to articulate their understanding of art in oral and written expression.

Courses Fulfilling the Core Requirement

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
ARTH1101 Art from Prehistoric Times to the High Middle Age
ARTH1107 History of Architecture
ARTH1109 Clues to Seeing
ARTH1701 Living on Water: Venetian Art/Architecture/Enviroment
ARTH2213 Islamic Architecture
ARTH2221 Mysteries and Visions:Early Medieval Art
ARTH2258 Twentieth Century Art
ARTS1101 Drawing I: Foundations
ARTS1102 Painting I: Foundations
ARTS1104 Design: Seeing is Believing
ARTS1107 Design I: Foundations
MUSA1100 Fundamentals of Music Theory I
MUSA1200 Introduction to Music
MUSA1300 History of Popular Music
THTR1120 Elements of Dance
THTR1170 Introduction to Theatre
THTR1172 Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process
THTR1702 Your Brain on Theatre: Neuroscience & the Actor
UNAS1104/1105 Modernism & the Arts I/Perspectives II

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
ARTH1102 Art: Renaissance to Modern Times
ARTH1109 Clues to Seeing
ARTH2222 Imagination and Imagery: Later Medieval Art
ARTH2251 Modern Architecture
ARTH2280 Masterpieces of Islamic Art
ARTS1101 Drawing I: Foundations
ARTS1102 Painting I: Foundations
ARTS1104 Design: Seeing is Believing
ARTS1150 Painting Plus: Collage
ARTS1701 Art of Creativity: Buzzword to Artwork
FILM1701 Coming of Age: Film
MUSA1100 Fundamentals of Music Theory I
MUSA1200 Introduction to Music
MUSA1300 History of Popular Music
POLI1031 Performing Politics
THTR1120 Elements of Dance
THTR1170 Introduction to Theatre
THTR1503 Performing Politics
UNAS1106, 1107 Modernism & the Arts II/Perspectives II

Cultural Diversity

A critical component of a liberal education is the capacity to see human experience from the point of view of others who encounter and interpret the world in significantly different ways. Courses in Cultural Diversity, by introducing students to different cultures and examining the concepts of cultural identity and cultural differences, are aimed at developing students' appreciation of other ways of life and providing a new understanding of their own cultures.

More specifically, the Task Force envisions a one-course Cultural Diversity requirement being fulfilled by:

  • courses on Asian, African, Middle Eastern and Latin American cultures
  • courses on minority cultures of the United States derived from these cultures
  • courses on Native American cultures
  • courses that address the concept of culture from a theoretical and comparative perspective either separately or in the context of the courses listed in above.

Cultural Diversity courses could be designed as departmental offerings or as interdisciplinary courses and could approach the culture in various ways: through its religious or ethical values; from an understanding of its historical development; from the perspective of its social, economic and political systems; or from an appreciation of its literary, artistic or other cultural achievements.

The Cultural Diversity requirement functions as a graduation requirement, and, unlike other Core requirements, may be fulfilled by a course above the Core level. It may simultaneously fulfill another requirement of the Core or the major.

Click here for a list of Core courses on the theme of Difference, Justice, and the Common Good, which fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement.

Courses Fulfilling the Core Requirement

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
AADS1104 African American History I
AADS1110 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies
AADS1114 Intro to African & African Diaspora Religions
AADS1137 Managing Diversity
AADS2201 Versions in Black: Genres of Black Women's Writing
AADS2248 Advanced Community Service Research Seminar I
APSY1031 Family School & Society
ARTH2213 Islamic Architecture
ARTH2245 Japanese Visual Culture
ARTH4315 The Material Culture of Private Life in China
COMM4442 Intercultural Communication
COMM4485 Advanced Intercultural: Study abroad
EALC2161 Ghosts & Strange Happenings in Chinese Literature
ECON3374 Development Economics and Policy
ENGL2201 Versions in Black: Genres of Black Women's Writing
ENGL2348 Modern Middle Eastern and Arabic Literature
ENGL4637 Capstone: Vision Quest: A Multicultural Approach
FILM3314 Cinema of the Greater Middle East
FREN3300 The French and the Peoples of America
HIST1055 Globalization I
HIST2051 Modern China
HIST2481 African American History I
HIST4005 Asia Pacific War: A Transnational History
HIST4150 Modern Iran
HIST4483 African American Life Stories
HIST4552 Race, Rights, and the Law
ICSP1199
Islamic Civilization
ICSP2309
Music and Culture in the Middle East
INTL2200 Where on Earth
INTL3374 Development Economics and Policy
MGMT2265 Globalization, Culture, and Ethics
MUSA1320 Introduction to Musics of the World
MUSA2300 Music and Culture in the Middle East
NELC2161 Modern Middle Eastern and Arabic Literature
PHIL4476 Classical Chinese Philosophy
PHIL5387 Mahayana Buddhism in East Asia
POLI2302 Dilemmas of Unity & Diversity in American Politics & Society
POLI2420 Modern Iran
RLRL2292 Modern Middle Eastern and Arabic Literature
SLAV2065 Society and National Identity in the Balkans
SOCY1030 Deviance and Social Control
SOCY1038 Race, Class and Gender
SOCY2254 Advanced Community Service Research Seminar I
SOCY2280 Society and National Identity in the Balkans
SOCY3304 Race, Ethnicity, & Popular Culture
SOCY3316 The Sociology of W.E.B. DuBois
SOCY3367 Social Justice in Israel/Palestine
SOCY3388 Culture Through Film
SPAN6614 History and Identity in Spanish America
SPAN6662 Violence in Hispanic Culture
THEO1161 Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives I
THEO2114 Intro to African & African Diaspora Religions
THEO2800 Race, Freedom, and the Bible in America
THEO5387 Mahayana Buddhism in East Asia
THTR3385 African American Theater and Drama
UNAS2254 Advanced Community Service Research Seminar I
UNCP5544 Capstone: Vision Quest: A Multicultural Approach

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
AADS1105 African American History II
AADS1114 Intro to African & African Diaspora Religions
AADS1137 Managing Diversity
AADS2306 Musics of Africa
AADS2482 Introduction to African American Literature
APSY1031 Family School & Society
ARTH2244 Chinese Visual Culture
ARTH2274 Buddhist Arts of Asia
ARTH2280 Masterpieces of Islamic Art
ARTH3314 Art & Archaeology/Egypt/Ancient Near East
ARTH4402 Art and Architecture of the Forbidden City
COMM4442 Intercultural Communication
COMM4485 Advanced Intercultural: Study Abroad
ECON2273 Development Economics
ENGL2123 Language and Ethnicity
ENGL2482 Introduction to African American Literature
FILM3312
World Cinema
HIST1006 Asia in the World II
HIST1056 Globalization II
HIST2302 Modern Latin America
HIST2485 Foodways & Folkways in African American History
HIST4140 Middle East in the 20th Century
HIST4551 American Hate
ICSP3301 Women and Gender in Islam
INTL2274
Development Economics
LING2379 Language and Ethnicity
MGMT2137 Managing Diversity
MGMT2265 Globalization, Culture, and Ethics
MUSA1320 Introduction to Musics of the World
MUSA2306 Musics of Africa
NELC2062 States and Minorities in the Middle East
PHIL3343 Introduction to Black Philosophy
PHIL4423 Spanish American Philosophy
POLI2405 Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLI4449 Domestic Politics of Post-1945 Europe
SLAV2169 Slavic Civilizations
SOCY1030 Deviance and Social Control
SOCY1038 Race, Class and Gender
SOCY1039 African World Perspectives
SOCY1093 Comparative Social Change
SOCY1150 States and Minorities in the Middle East
SOCY2275 Language and Ethnicity
SOCY3316 The Sociology of W.E.B. DuBois
THEO1162 Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives II
THEO6578 Daoism

History

History Core courses offer long-term and global perspectives on the social, economic, political, and cultural factors shaping human experience. They introduce students to the importance of historical context and the process of historical change by examining which aspects of human life have changed and which have endured over time and across different regions of the world. Students learn how to interpret the past using primary sources, and they acquire breadth of knowledge, a critical framework, and analytical skills. By studying past events, students develop an understanding of the historical roots of contemporary societies and come to view the present with a sharper eye, appreciating that it, too, is contingent and will one day be re-examined and reconstructed. Through this process, students become better-informed and more open-minded whole persons, prepared to engage in the world.

Studying a broad sweep of time is essential to forming a rich sense of history. Toward this end, and as part of the Core Curriculum, students take two (2) three-credit History Core courses, one pre-1800 and one post-1800. Learning history also involves more than books and lectures. We learn by doing, and the History Core shows that history is alive and that we are part of it. In addition to reading documents, examining artifacts, writing essays, and attending lectures, students move outside the classroom to explore living history in interdisciplinary ways. We make use of the outstanding resources on campus and in the greater Boston area, visiting museums and historic sites, attending special presentations and performances, and conducting oral interviews.

Fall 2018

History I

Course Number Course Name
CLAS1702 Rome: Art, Regime, & Resistance
HIST1001 Europe in the World I
HIST1005 Asia in the World I
HIST1011 Atlantic Worlds I
HIST1055, 1077, 1083, 1087 Globalization I
HIST1701 Truth-telling in History
HIST1709 From Weevils to Wolves: How Animals Made World
HIST1831 Core Topics Colonial Latin America

History II

Course Number Course Name
HIST1012 Atlantic Worlds II
HIST1094 Modern History II
HIST1511 Science and Technology in American Society
HIST1706 How Democracies Die: A Historical Postmortem
UNAS1702 Life, Liberty, & Health: Policy, Politics & Law
UNAS1703
Humans & Other Animals: Changing Perceptions

Spring 2019

History I

Course Number Course Name
HIST1093 Modern History I

History II

Course Number Course Name
HIST1002, 1042 Europe in the World II
HIST1056, 1078, 1084, 1088 Globalization II
HIST1513 Powering America: Energy, Tech, Environment
HIST1710 Nature & Power: Modern World
HIST1711 Human Rights in History
HIST1712 Sic Semper Tyrannis: History of Empire & War

Literature

Classical Studies, English, German Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures

Literature, in all its genres, is a fundamental vehicle for understanding human experiences. By taking three credits of the Core Curriculum in literature, students read in order to explore the characteristics and values of their own and other cultures; to discover alternative ways of looking at the world; to gain insights into issues of permanent importance and contemporary urgency; and to distinguish and appreciate the linguistic and formal satisfactions of literary art.

To read literature critically is to examine the human condition through language’s expressive power and to place the reception of literary works in cultural, historical, and social contexts. In Literature Core courses, students will be introduced to disciplinary skills including close reading, analysis of texts, and the practice of writing about them with clarity and engagement. Through shared critical and reflective inquiry, students will explore ways in which meaning is textually produced in the world.

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
AADS1501 From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo
ENGL1080 Literature Core
ENGL1701 Truth-telling in Literature
ENGL1721 Finding the Animal: Beasts & Boundaries in Literature
ENGL1723 Feeling Like Ourselves: Literature
FREN3300 The French and the Peoples of America
FREN3393 Life at the Limit: Narratives of Transformation
GERM1063
Triumph & Fail Modern Man
RLRL3350 Pursuit of Happiness: Lit and Film
RLRL3373 Love, Gender, Marriage: Western Literary Tradition
SLAV1161 What is the Good Life? Tolstoy to Chekhov
SLAV1166 St. Petersburg: Dream & Reality
SLAV2162 Classics of Russian Literature (In Translation)
SPAN3395 Contextos
UNAS1704 When Life Happens: Disability & Stories

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
COMM1703 Rhetoric of Social Inequality in America
ENGL1079 Literature Core for English Language Learners
ENGL1080 Literature Core
ENGL1708 Narrating Black Intimacies
ENGL1709 Living in the Material World
ENGL1716 Metamorphosis: Story-Telling
ENGL1724 Nature & Power: Reading the American Place
ENGL1725 Narrative & Myth in American Culture: Disney
ENGL1726 Reading the Impossible Universe
GERM1701 Constructing Deviance: Madmen, Hysterics, Criminal
GERM2240 King Arthur in German Literature
SPAN3395 Contextos
UNAS1708 Coming of Age: Literature

Mathematics

Mathematics has been a significant component of human knowledge throughout history, and today its reach has expanded beyond the natural sciences and technology to encompass the social sciences, business, law, health care, and public policy, among other fields. The study of mathematics fosters the use of quantitative methods to analyze diverse problems, the urge to recognize commonality in such problems and seek generalization, comfort with mathematical abstraction, and the ability to solve problems in new and unfamiliar contexts. Mathematics is universal, and a well-educated person will rely on these skills throughout life.

Students taking one (1) three-credit Core course in mathematics should therefore:

  • learn the nature of mathematical inquiry: abstraction and generalization;
  • understand the power of mathematical reasoning to reach conclusions with assurance;
  • communicate solutions clearly and effectively;
  • study and appreciate applications of mathematics to other disciplines.

Courses Fulfilling the Core Requirement

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
CSCI1101 Computer Science I
MATH1004 Finite Probability & Applications
MATH1007 Ideas in Mathematics
MATH1100 Calculus I
MATH1101 Calculus II
MATH1102 Calculus I (Math/Science Majors)
MATH1105 Calculus II-AP (Math/Science Majors)
MATH1190 Fundamentals of Mathematics I
MATH2202 Multivariable Calculus
MATH2203 Multivariable Calculus (Honors)
UNAS1109, 1110 Horizons of New Soc Sciences I/Perspectives III
UNAS1119, 1120 New Scientific Visions I/Perspectives IV

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
MATH1004 Finite Probability & Applications
MATH1007 Ideas in Mathematics
MATH1100 Calculus I
MATH1101 Calculus II
MATH1103 Calculus II(Math/Science Majors)
MATH1180 Principles of Statistics for the Health Sciences
MATH1191 Fundamentals of Mathematics II
MATH2202 Multivariable Calculus
MATH2290 Number Theory for Teachers
UNAS1111, 1112 Horizons of New Soc Sciences II/Perspectives III
UNAS1121, 1122 New Scientific Visions II/Perspectives IV

Natural Science

Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics

We live in a vast and complex universe and natural world, from the largest cluster of galaxies to the smallest subatomic particle. Science is our way of making sense of and understanding nature through systematic observation and experimentation. Scientific knowledge is organized through logical, theoretical, and mathematical frameworks. Mindful of the impact that discoveries and technology can have on our society, we seek to apply scientific understanding to the ultimate benefit of humankind.

The Natural Science Core consists of two (2) three- or four-credit courses in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences or Physics. Students completing the Natural Science Core will:

  1. expand their understanding of the principles, body of knowledge, and investigative strategies that comprise science and its technological applications;
  2. develop a scientific literacy that will promote curiosity, respect for the scientific method, and general awareness of the limitations of scientific conclusions;
  3. recognize the role of scientific discovery, past, present and future, in interrelated concerns such as human health, societal well-being, and planetary sustainability; and
  4. appreciate the role of science in defining their relationship with the natural world and their position within the cosmos.

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
BIOL1100 General Biology
BIOL1503 Science and Technology in American Society
BIOL1703 Your Brain on Theatre: On Stage & Off
BIOL1705 In the Beginning Scientific Explorations Origins
CHEM1105 Chemistry and Society I
CHEM1109
General Chemistry I
CHEM1117 Honors Modern Chemistry I
EESC1132
Exploring the Earth
EESC1150 Astronomy
EESC1157 Oceanography
EESC1168 Environmental Geosciences: Processes and Risks
EESC1170 Rivers and the Environment
EESC1172 Weather, Climate and Environment
EESC1180 The Living Earth I
EESC1702 Living on Water: Coasts, Development, Sea Level
PHYS1500
Foundations of Physics I
PHYS2100 Introduction to Physics I (Calculus)
PHYS2200 Introductory Physics I (Calc)

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
BIOL1440 Sustaining the Biosphere
BIOL1702 Human Disease: Plagues, Pathogens & Chronic Disorder
BIOL1704 Metamorphosis: Evolution and Genetics of Change
CHEM1102 Intersection of Science and Painting
CHEM1106 Chemistry and Society II
CHEM1110 General Chemistry II
CHEM1118 Honors Modern Chemistry II
CHEM1701 Living in the Material World
EESC1125 Exploring Earth History
EESC1146 Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth
EESC1174 Climate Change and Society
EESC1177 Cosmos
EESC1182 The Living Earth II
EESC1187 Geoscience and Public Policy
EESC1507 Powering America: Energy, Tech, Environment
EESC1701 Building a Habitable Planet
PHYS1501 Foundations of Physics II
PHYS1701 Inspiration in Imagination
PHYS2101 Introduction to Physics II (Calculus)
PHYS2201 Introductory Physics II (Calc)

Philosophy

Philosophy has a permanent and central place in Jesuit higher education and is an important part of the Boston College Core Curriculum. By introducing students to the great philosophical questions, philosophy offers a perspective which makes possible an integrated vision of physical, human and spiritual reality; it weighs propositions fundamental to personal identity, dignity, religious belief, and social responsibility; and it examines moral issues that affect individuals and communities. The philosophy Core teaches critical and analytical skills so that students develop an intellectual and moral framework for considering questions of ultimate value and significance, challenging them to translate philosophical principles into guides for life. All Core offerings in philosophy bring students to reflect critically on the kinds of claims made in different disciplines from the natural sciences to theology by considering questions about the nature of reason, evidence, belief, and certainty. The two (2) sequential three-credit courses in the philosophy Core aim to teach students that the philosophical habit of mind is part of a well-lived life, providing the perspective and tools for critical evaluation of and engagement with contemporary problems and questions.

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
PHIL1070 Philosophy of the Person I
PHIL1071 Philosophy of the Person II
PHIL1088 Person and Social Responsibility I
PHIL1090 Perspectives on Western Culture I
PHIL1707 Seeking Justice: Social Change

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
PHIL1070 Philosophy of the Person I
PHIL1071 Philosophy of the Person II
PHIL1089 Person and Social Responsibility II
PHIL1091 Perspectives on Western Culture II
PHIL1708
Seeking Justice II: Social Change
PHIL1709 Art of Creativity: Crisis & Transformation
PHIL1710 Modern Science & Ancient Faith: Philosophical
UNAS1706 God and Love

Social Sciences

Psychology in Education, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

The social sciences help us better understand the social worlds in which we live. The social science Core requirement explores the influences on the way people think, feel, and behave in those social worlds by considering the nature of the individual, institutions, and social interactions. Although the social science disciplines have different approaches, they share a common methodology—a theory-driven empirical analysis of data that has relevance to real-world issues. The majority of complex problems that we face in today’s world have economic, political, psychological, and sociological dimensions. The social sciences help students to develop skills to grasp the complexity of the world and to understand themselves and their place in the world.

The Core requirement consists of two (2) three-credit courses chosen from one or more of the following disciplines: economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Core courses in the social sciences emphasize one or more of the following: major concepts and central questions of the discipline, key methods for using logic and evidence to evaluate findings and conclusions, or real-world and policy applications.

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
AADS1110 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies
APSY1031 Family School & Society
ECON1131 Principles of Economics I/Microeconomics
ECON1132 Principles of Economics II/Macroeconomics
ECON1702 Life, Money & Health: The Economics of Healthcare
INTL2200 Where on Earth
NURS1210 Public Health in a Global Society
POLI1021 How to Rule the World:Intro to Political Theory
POLI1026 Taking Power: Social Change
POLI1041 Fundamental Concepts of Politics
POLI1042 Introduction to Modern Politics
POLI1048 How Democracies Die: A Political Postmortem
POLI1061 Introduction to American Politics
POLI1081 Introduction to International Politics
PSYC1011
Psychobiology of Mental Disorders
PSYC1091 Thinking about Feelings: Psychology
PSYC1092 Humans & Other Animals: Mental Life
PSYC1110 Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science
PSYC1111 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science
SOCY1001
Introductory Sociology
SOCY1002 Intro to Sociology for Healthcare Professions
SOCY1030 Deviance and Social Control
SOCY1049 Social Problems
SOCY1073 States, Markets, and Bodies
SOCY1089 Women and the Body
SOCY1092 Peace or War: United States/Third World
SOCY1511 From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo
UNAS1701 Oppression & Change in US: Sociocultural & Psych
UNAS1705 When Life Happens: Psychology Views Disability

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
APSY1031
Family School & Society
COMM1701 Social Norms & Values: Disney
COMM1702 Being Human: Secular-Humanist Perspective
ECON1131 Principles of Economics I/Microeconomics
ECON1132 Principles of Economics II/Macroeconomics
ECON1701 Human Disease: Health, the Economy, and Society
NURS1210 Public Health in a Global Society
POLI1025 Human Rights in International Politics
POLI1028 God and Politics
POLI1031 Performing Politics
POLI1032 Sic Semper Tyrannis: Politics of Empire & War
POLI1041 Fundamental Concepts of Politics
POLI1042 Introduction to Modern Politics
POLI1061 Introduction to American Politics
POLI1091 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PSYC1011
Psychobiology of Mental Disorders
PSYC1032 Science of Emotion
PSYC1110 Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science
PSYC1111 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science
SOCY1001
Introductory Sociology
SOCY1002 Intro to Sociology for Healthcare Professions
SOCY1024 Gender and Society
SOCY1030 Deviance and Social Control
SOCY1071 Global Inequalities
SOCY1072 Inequality in America
SOCY1078 Sociology of Health and Illness
SOCY1092 Peace or War: United States/Third World
SOCY1093 Comparative Social Change
SOCY1710 Constructing Deviance: Power, Control, Resistance
SOCY1711 Social Inequality in America
UNAS1707
Modern Science & Ancient Faith: Neuroscientific

Theology

Theology is the disciplined reflection on the mystery of God in the world and on the traditions of belief, worship, and ethics that shape communities of faith. It explicitly reinforces the tradition of Jesuit humanism, which prizes the scholarly investigation of religious faith and its impact on human culture. The study of theology is an essential feature of the Core Curriculum in a Jesuit, Catholic university. This implies an institutional commitment to the Roman Catholic tradition, but also encourages the study and understanding of other theological traditions.

The Core requirement in theology is six credit hours and may be fulfilled by one of several two-semester sequences. Each sequence in the theology core offers a distinctive contribution, but together they share the following goals in common: engaging the quest for truth and meaning that generates theological insight in Christianity and other religious traditions; exploring the fundamental texts and practices that shape Christian theology; understanding the dynamic relationship between religious truth-claims and their moral implications, both personal and societal; engaging the various disciplinary methods required for theological reflection, including textual, historical, social, and cultural analysis; and relating theological inquiry to the enduring questions animating the broader liberal arts tradition.

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
THEO1001 Biblical Heritage I
THEO1016 Introduction to Christian Theology I
THEO1023 Exploring Catholicism I: Tradition & Transformation
THEO1088 Person and Social Responsibility I
THEO1090 Perspectives on Western Culture I
THEO1161 Religious Quest:Comparative Perspectives I
THEO1700 Theological Inquiry
THEO1702 God and the Good Life
THEO1704 In the Beginning Biblical Explorations Origins
THEO1705 Pursuit of Happiness: Theology & Spirituality

 

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
THEO1102 Biblical Heritage II
THEO1017 Introduction to Christian Theology II
THEO1024 Exploring Catholicism II: Tradition & Transformation
THEO1089 Person and Social Responsibility II
THEO1091 Perspectives on Western Culture II
THEO1162 Religious Quest:Comparative Perspectives II
THEO1700 Theological Inquiry
THEO1703 Building a Habitable Planet
THEO1706 Being Human: Theological Perspective

Writing

Writing should be an important component of the Core Curriculum, both as a mode of learning, as well as of expression. Good writing results from an active effort to organize ideas and express them precisely. In addition, it can help students define issues, take stands, and expose their ideas to critical evaluation. In professional, as well as personal life, writing is an important step in translating ideas into action.

Students will be exposed to the practice of writing in two ways. First, freshmen will be required to take a new course entitled "Writing as Critical Practice" (unless exempted through advanced placement examinations). This course will develop the student's ability to think critically and write effectively through frequent writing assignments and individual student-teacher conferences. The course will be best taught in small sections, and will be taken, if possible, in the first semester of freshman year. Second, as an overall goal of the Core Curriculum, a strong writing component, designed to engage students actively with the material they study, will be included in as many Core courses as possible.

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name
ENGL1009
First Year Writing Seminar/English Language Learners
ENGL1010 First Year Writing Seminar
ENGL1011 Writing as Activism
ENGL1704 Love, Gender & Marriage: Writing & Rewriting Tradition
ENGL1713 Roots & Routes: Writing Identity/Migration/Culture
ENGL1722 Oppression & Change in US: Writing

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name
ENGL1010 First Year Writing Seminar
ENGL1011 Writing as Activism