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Academic Program: Core Program Requirements Print this Page

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:

1. Completion of appropriate courses from the Core Program list with a passing grade
2. Proficiency credit by examination for courses on the following Core Program list
3. Proficiency credit via General Examinations of the Advanced Placement Program (AP), International Baccalaureate Program (IB) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
4. Transfer credit for courses evaluated as equivalent to courses on the Core Program list or approved alternate courses
5. 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-1WOQ) 9 9
Written Communication (C-1W) 3 3
  ENG 111 College Writing    
Oral Communication (C-10) 3 3
  COMM 110 Foundations of Human Communication    
Quantitative Reasoning (C-1Q) 3 3
  MATH 113 Quantitative Reasoning (BA only)    
  MATH 115 Elementary Probability and Statistics    
  MATH 121 Calculus I    
  MATH 210 Statistical Analysis    

Physical Activity and Wellness (C-2PA)

2 1
  PE 101 Choice of any four (two for Associate of Arts) from the courses offered. A maximum of 2.0 credits count toward the baccalaureate degree. A maximum of 1.0 credits count toward the associate degree.    

Integration Into the World (C-3)

9 6
  Three courses (two courses for AA), at least one in each category.    
Responsible Citizenship (C-3RC)    
  COMM 212 Small Group Communication    
  COMM 415 Rhetoric of War    
  ENG 361 Women in Literature    
  GNST 125 Intro to Gender Studies    
  HIST 227 Race & Ethn in Amer Hist    
  HIST 250 Hist of Holocaust    
  IDIV 200 Entrepreneurial Thinking    
  POSC 201 Political Concepts    
  PSYC 301 Social Psychology    
  SOC/SOWK 220 Social Gerontology    
  SOSC 102 Human Conflict    
  SOWK 110 Intro to Social Services    
Global Connections (C-3GC)    
  ART 348 History of World Art    
  ENG 250 Literary Passport    
  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    
  HIST 210 East Asia in the World: Past/Pres    
  HIST 220 African History    
  HIST 241 Topics in Japanese History    
  HIST 252 Comparative Civilization    
  IDIV 350 The India Story    
  MUS 119 World Musics    
  POSC 236 Comparative Foreign Policy    
  POSC 237 African Politics    
  PSYC 352 Culture & Psychology    
  REL 131 Jewish Faith, Culture and People    
  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    
  SPAN 315 Intro to Literary Analysis    

Ways of Knowing (C-4)

27 9
Philosophical, Religious and Creative Inquiry* 12 3
  One course from each category.    
  Religion (C-4RL)    
    REL 101 Introduction to Old Testament    
    REL 102 Introduction to New Testament    
    REL 111 Christian Traditions    
    REL 241 Jesus and the Gospels    
    REL 245 The Hebrew Prophets    
    REL 312 Reform & Erl Mod Christians    
  Philosophy (C-4PH)    
    PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy    
    PHIL 215 Ethical Decision Making    
    PHIL 330 Philosophy of Religion    
  Visual and Performing Arts (C-4AR)    
    ART 201 Art and Life    
    ART 251 Art in Context    
    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 120 Introduction to Music    
    MUS 232 Music Hist & Analysis II    
  Literature (C-4LT)    
    ENG 214 Classical & Medieval Lit    
    ENG 238 World Literature    
    ENG 242 African Amer Lit    
    FREN 315 Intro to French Literature    
    MODL 201 European Literature    
Human Behavior and Institutions 9 3
  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 205 Ancient Europe    
    HIST 214 American History: Colonial-1865    
    HIST 215 American History: 1865-present    
  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* 6 3
  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 Fund of Chem I    
  Earth/Space (C-4NE)    
    NASC 203 Descriptive Astronomy    
    NASC 209 Physical Geology    
  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) 3 0
  INTD 320 Narrative Eye: Film & Story    
  INTD 330 Ethnobotany    
  INTD 361 US Latino Lit & Culture    
  INTD 401 Arts and Ideas    
  INTD 405 Life and Death    
  INTD 410 Cinema for Social Change    
  INTD 425 Environmental Philosophy    
  INTD 430 Evolution: Hist & Cltr Significance    
  INTD 435 Biology and Society    
  INTD 441 Globalization    
  INTD 443 History of American Medicine    
  INTD 450 Adv Studies in Gerontology    
  INTD T331 Codes, Ciphers & Society    
Values, Ideas and the Arts (GE-N) 1 0.5
  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).
  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.