Manchester University Academic Catalog 2017-2018

Academic Program: Core Program Requirements

Manchester Core: A Program in the Liberal Arts

Core Program requirements may be met by any of the following, subject to appropriate policies and limitations:


Completion of appropriate courses from the Core Program list with a passing grade


Proficiency credit by examination for courses on the following Core Program list


Proficiency credit via General Examinations of the Advanced Placement Program (AP), International Baccalaureate Program (IB) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


Transfer credit for courses evaluated as equivalent to courses on the Core Program list or approved alternate courses


Completion of courses specified as approved substitutes for Core Program courses with a passing grade


 Semester hours required Baccalaureate Associate of Arts

Foundational Skills (C-1FOQ)



First Year Seminar in Critical Thinking (C-1F)




FYS First Year Seminar






Oral Communication (C-1O)




COMM 110 Foundations of Human Communication






Quantitative Reasoning (C-1Q)




MATH 113 Quantitative Reasoning (BA only)




MATH 115 Elementary Probability and Statistics




MATH 121 Calculus I




MATH 210 Statistical Analysis




PSYC 241 Statistics and Research Design I






Physical Activity and Wellness (C-2)



PE 101 (C-2LA) Lifetime Activity




Choice of any two (one for Associate of Arts) from the courses offered. A maximum of 1.0 credits count toward the baccalaureate degree. A maximum of .5 credits count toward the associate degree. Student-athletes who compete at the intercollegiate level are not allowed to enroll in an activity course in the same sport in which they compete.






PE 105 (C-2FA) Fitness and Wellness Activity




Choice of any two (one for Associate of Arts) from the courses offered. A maximum of 1.0 credits count toward the baccalaureate degree. A maximum of .5 credits count toward the associate degree. Student-athletes who compete at the intercollegiate level are not allowed to enroll in an activity course in the same sport in which they compete.






Integration Into the World (C-3)




Three courses (two courses for AA), at least one in each category.







Responsible Citizenship (C-3RC)




COMM 212 Small Group Communication




COMM 314 Language and Thought




COMM 415 Rhetoric of War




ECON 240 Topics in Social Economics




EDUC 216 Building Communities in Schools




ENG 361 Women in Literature




FIN 204 Financial Responsibility




GNST 125 Intro to Gender Studies




GNST 201 Intro to Queer Studies




HIST 227 Race & Ethn in Amer Hist




HIST 236 Aspects of American Social History




HIST 250 Hist of Holocaust




IDIV 221 Race, Power, and Marginalization in Schools




PEAC 110 Intro to Peace Studies




POSC 131 Introduction to International Studies




POSC 201 Political Concepts




PSYC 201 Social Psychology




SOC/SOWK 220 Social Gerontology




SOSC 102 Human Conflict




SOWK 110 Intro to Social Work




SOC/SOWK 228 Race, Ethnic, and Gender Inequality






Global Connections (C-3GC)




ART 348 History of World Art




BUS 202 Exploring International Business




BUS 371 International Sport Governance




ENG 250 Literary Passport




ESAT 313 International Sports Medicine




FREN 110 Inside France




FREN 111 Elem French 1




FREN 112 Elem French 2




FREN 201 Intermed French 1




FREN 202 Intermed French 2




FREN 301 Adv French 1




GER 111 Elem German 1




GER 112 Elem German 2




GER 201 Intermed German 1




GER 202 Intermed German 2




HIST 210 Modern China and East Asia: 1750 to the Present




HIST 220 African History




HIST 226 Imperialism and the Modern World




HIST 242 South and Southeast Asia: Ancient to 1500




HIST 244 Topics in Chinese History




HIST 246 South and Southeast Asia: 1500 to Present




HIST 252 Comparative Civilization




HIST 255 The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict




HIST 263 The Making of India and Pakistan




IDIV 240 Making of the Modern Mind




IDIV 350 The India Story




MODL 231 Pre-Hispanic Mesoamer/Andean Cultures




MUS 119 World Musics




PEAC 250 Peacemaking in Practice Abroad




POSC 236 Comparative Foreign Policy




POSC 237 African Politics




PSYC 352 Culture & Psychology




REL 131 Jewish Faith, Culture and People




REL 222 Religions of East Asia




REL 223 Religions of India




SOC 311 Cultural Anthropology




SPAN 111 Elem Spanish 1




SPAN 112 Elem Spanish 2




SPAN 201 Intermed Spanish 1




SPAN 202 Intermed Spanish 2




SPAN 230 Living the Spanish Lang






Ways of Knowing (C-4)



Philosophical, Religious and Creative Inquiry*




One course from each category.








Religion (C-4RL)





REL 101 The Hebrew Bible





REL 102 Introduction to New Testament





REL 111 Christian Traditions





REL 120 Intro to Religious Studies





REL 210 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam





REL 228 The Brethren Heritage





REL 241 Jesus and the Gospels





REL 245 The Hebrew Prophets




Philosophy (C-4PH)





ECON 234 Economics and the Ideal Society





PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy





PHIL 215 Ethical Decision Making





PHIL 235 Bioethics





PHIL 330 Philosophy of Religion




Visual and Performing Arts (C-4AR)





ART 201 Art and Life





ART 230 Introduction to Visual Art





ART 251 Art in Context





ART 253 Women in the Visual Arts





ART 342 Hist of Anc & Med Art





ART 344 Hist of Renaiss & Baroque Art





ART 346 Hist of Mod & Contemp Art





HUM 130 Experiencing the Arts

MUS 123 American Music





MUS 120 Introduction to Music





MUS 122 Jazz History





MUS 220 Music for Stage and Film





MUS 232 Music Hist & Analysis II





THTR 201 Theatre and Society




Literature (C-4LT)





ENG 214 Classical & Medieval Lit





ENG 238 World Literature





ENG 242 African Amer Lit





ENG 309 Contemporary Literature





ENG 338 Culture Through Literature





FREN 315 Intro to French Literature





LIB 210 Banned Children's Literature





MODL 201 European Literature





MODL 225 Legends Revisited





MODL 241 US Latino Literature and Culture





REL 266 Religious Classics





SPAN 315 Intro to Literary Analysis







Human Behavior and Institutions




Three courses, each in a different discipline*








Economics (C-4HE)




ECON 115 Economic Concepts





ECON 221 Princ of Microecon





ECON 222 Princ of Macroecon




Education (C-4HD)





EDUC 230 Educational Psychology




History (C-4HH)





HIST 104 Intro European Hist Anc to 1500





HIST 105 Intro European Hist 1500 to Present





HIST 111 American History: Colonial-1865





HIST 112 American History: 1865-present





HIST 121 World History to 1500





HIST 123 World History from 1500





HIST 201 Medieval Europe





HIST 202 Renaissance and Reformation Europe





HIST 203 Early Modern Europe





HIST 204 Modern Europe





HIST 205 Ancient Europe




Political Science (C-4HP)





POSC 121 Amer Natl Politics





POSC 122 State & Local Politics





POSC 140 International Politics





POSC 233 Comparative Politics




Psychology (C-4HY)





PSYC 110 Intro to Psychology




Sociology (C-4HS)





SOC 101 Intro to Sociology







Natural World*




Two courses, each in a different discipline*








Biology (C-4NB)





BIOL 101 General Biology





BIOL 102 Human Biology: Stages of Life





BIOL 106 Princ of Biology I





BIOL 108 Princ of Biology II





BIOL 204 Fundamentals of Human Physiology





BIOL 214 Field Ecology




Chemistry (C-4NC)





CHEM 101 Chemical Science





CHEM 105 Intro to Inorganic Chem





CHEM 111 General Chemistry I




Earth/Space (C-4NE)





NASC 203 Descriptive Astronomy





NASC 209 Physical Geology





NASC 211 Weather, Climate, and Civilization




Environmental Science (C-4NN)





ENVS 130 Intro to Environmental Studies




Physics (C-4NP)





NASC 103 Physical Science





PHYS 111 College Physics I





PHYS 210 General Physics I





PHYS 220 General Physics II




*one course only required for the AA degree







Synthesis & Critical Connections (C-5)



Critical Connections (C-5CC)




INTD 320 Narrative Eye: Film & Story




INTD 324 Feminist Theory




INTD 330 Ethnobotany




INTD 341 Rethinking God: The Reality of the Virtual




INTD 345 Religion and Ideological Power




INTD 401 Arts and Ideas

INTD 403 Requiem: The Mass and its Music




INTD 405 Life and Death




INTD 407 Media and Religion




INTD 410 Cinema for Social Change




INTD 413 The Fashion Police




INTD 417 Dispelling the Myths of the Wild West




INTD 421 Queen Elizabeth I




INTD 425 Environmental Philosophy




INTD 427 International Women's Rights




INTD 430 Evolution: Hist & Cltr Significance




INTD 435 Biology and Society




INTD 437 Science & Archaeology of Ancient Greece




INTD 441 Globalization




INTD 443 History of American Medicine




INTD 445 Development of Scientific Thought in Great Britain




INTD 447 Medieval Fntn of Western Society




INTD 450 Adv Studies in Gerontology







Values, Ideas and the Arts (C-5VIA)




Students are required to attend five VIA events for each semester of full-time enrollment. Credit accumulates at 0.25 semester hours for every ten VIA events attended. A maximum of 2.0 hours may be used toward graduation for BA/BS degrees; a maximum of 1.0 hours may be used toward graduation for the AA degree. Attendance requirements will be waived for any semester in which the student is enrolled full time but studying off campus (i.e. student teaching, internships, field instruction or study abroad).

Bachelor of Arts


Students who seek the BA degree will demonstrate language proficiency, other than in their native language, at the intermediate level. Students can demonstrate intermediate language level by


a. Completing the intermediate (201/202) sequence at Manchester University,



b. Placing into the advanced level (300) of a language and receiving a grade of C or higher in one course at this level,



c. Passing a proficiency examination with a grade of B or higher, in addition to completing the language placement test,



d. Completing the courses at another accredited institution with grades of C or higher, or


e. Earning a score of four or five on the Advanced Placement examination.



Bachelor of Science


Students who seek the BS degree will demonstrate mastery of quantitative thinking skills at the level of introductory statistics or applied calculus or higher. Courses listed in the Core Quantitative Reasoning section (C-1Q) fulfill this requirement.





Each academic major in the baccalaureate degree programs will designate (W) courses within the major requirements. Each student must successfully complete one (W) course in her/his major in addition to the writing requirement in foundations. These courses will be designated in the Catalog with a (W) in the course title.