With its Core Curriculum, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee provides all of its students with the broad knowledge base and skills necessary to solve modern interdisciplinary problems in the vast array of careers open to college graduates. At the lower level, the University Core Curriculum consists of twelve courses (36 credits) as General Education (Gen Ed) and two courses (3 credits) as Foundations of Success (Foundations).  At the upper-level, students take at least three (3) Pillars of Intellectual Engagement courses (9 credits): one Communication and Critical Thinking course, one Leadership and Ethics course, and one Community Engagement and Diversity course.  In cases where General Education courses also meet degree requirements, the degree program may require a higher minimum grade.

The Core Learning Outcomes: “Pillars of Intellectual Engagement”

The Pillars of Intellectual Engagement arise from the mission of USFSM and reflect the characteristics most sought by employers.

  1. Communication: Students will communicate reasoning effectively.
  2. Critical Thinking: Students will (1) form vital questions and problems clearly, (2) gather and assess relevant information, (3) identify relevant assumptions, alternatives, and implications, and (4) develop well-reasoned conclusions.
  3. Leadership: Students will apply task-oriented and interpersonal skills to lead groups.
  4. Ethics: Students will develop a personal ethic, describe their beliefs and the origin of those beliefs.
  5. Diversity: Students will interact effectively in diverse cultural contexts by applying knowledge of own culture and multiple world views to evaluate social issues and develop an effective approach to multiculturalism.
  6. Community Engagement: Students will improve quality of life through engagement, personal growth, and impact on community.

Core Curriculum Chart

Lower Level

  • Students must achieve a grade of “C-” or better in each of their lower-level General Education courses.
  • Students must achieve an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in the lower-level requirements.
  • Transfer students should refer to “Transfer Credit Evaluation” in the Admissions section.
State-mandated General Education Requirements Credits 
Communication  (2 courses) 6
Mathematics  (2 courses) 6
Natural Sciences  (2 courses) 6
Social Sciences  (2 courses) 6
Humanities  (2 courses) 6
Electives from any of the above disciplines or from the approved elective list  (2 courses) 6

         Total

36
Foundations of Success Requirements  Credits
SLS 1107 – Foundations of University Success  1
SLS 2122 – Foundations of Professional Success  2

          Total

 3

Upper Level

  • Students must achieve a grade of “C-” or better in each of their upper-level required Pillar courses.

 

Pillars of Intellectual Engagement Requirements Credits 
Communication and Critical Thinking Pillar Course 3
Leadership and Ethics Pillar Course 3
Community Engagement and Diversity Pillar Course 3

Total

9

 

Graduation Requirements

All students graduating from USFSM must satisfy both lower-level requirements (General Education and Foundations) and the upper-level requirements (Pillars).

  • Students who transfer in to USFSM with a completed A.A. degree from a Florida public university or college have satisfied the lower level of USFSM’s General Education and Foundations of Success Requirements, but still must satisfy the upper-level Pillars requirements.
  • Students who transfer from a regionally accredited institution have their transcript audited to credit course equivalencies.
    • Students who enter the university with fewer than 30 credits or as first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are required to take both Foundations of Success courses.
    • Students who enter the university with 30 to 59 credits may take both courses, but are required to take only Foundations of Professional Success.  Students must complete at least 30 credits before enrolling in Foundations of Professional Success.
    • Students who enter the university with 60 credits or more may take either or both courses, but are not required to do so.
    • Students seeking second baccalaureate degrees (those coded as 5B) are exempt from these requirements.

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Foundations of Success Curriculum

The two Foundations of Success courses (SMFS) emphasize all six Pillars of Intellectual Engagement through discussion and reflective writing as they develop the skills needed for academic and professional success.  Each Foundations of Success course includes projects that develop and assess all six outcomes of the Pillars of Intellectual Engagement.

Students take the Foundations of Success courses as part of their first 60 credits, along with the General Education curriculum.  Students take SLS 1107 Foundations of University Success (1 credit) during their first semester at USFSM.  Students must complete at least 30 credits before they can take SLS 2122, Foundations of Professional Success (2 credits).

  • Students who are first-time-in-college (FTIC) and transfer students with fewer than 30 credits are required to take both Foundations of Success courses.
  • Students who enter the university with 30-59 credits may take both courses, but are only required to take Foundations of Professional Success.
  • Students who enter the university with 60 credits or more may take either or both courses, but are not required to do so.
Course Number Title Credits Requisites (KEY)
SLS 1107 Foundations of University Success 1 None
SLS 2122 Foundations of Professional Success 2 PR: SLS 1107; Sophomore standing or higher

 


 


General Education Requirements

Communications (SMCO) (2 courses, 6 credits)

This requirement consists of a minimum of six (6) semester credits of approved course work in Communications, at least three (3) credits of which must come from the State-mandated General Education Course list (see below). USFSM students are required to take both English Composition I (ENC 1101) and English Composition II (ENC 1102).

Students awarded college credit in English Composition through dual enrollment, advanced placement or international baccalaureate shall be considered to have satisfied this requirement to the extent of the college credit awarded.

All USFSM Communications courses assess the following student learning outcomes:

  1. Communication: Students will communicate effectively by means of written and/or oral modalities.
    • USFSM Core “Communication” Learning Outcome
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Communications Learning Outcome #1
  2. Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to be proficient critical thinkers.
    • USFSM Core “Critical Thinking” Learning Outcome
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Communications Learning Outcome #2
Course Number Title Credits Requisites (KEY)
State-mandated General Education Communications Course 
ENC 1101 Composition I 3 Scores of: STI1 of 440 or TFL4 of 550 or TFIT of 079 or EAC1 of 17 or EAC3 of 18
Additional USFSM General Education Communications Course
ENC 1102 Composition II 3 PR: ENC 1101 (or the equivalent, i.e. passing the CLEP exam)

Mathematics (SMMA) (2 courses, 6 credits)

This requirement consists of a minimum of six (6) semester credits of approved course work in mathematics. At least three credits must come from the State-mandated General Education Mathematics Course list (see below).  At least one course must have either an MAC or an MGF prefix.  Students should consult with their advisor about the best course options for their degree and career aspirations.

Students awarded college credit in approved mathematics courses through dual enrollment, advanced placement, or international baccalaureate shall be considered to have satisfied this requirement to the extent of the college credit awarded.

All USFSM Mathematics courses assess the following student learning outcomes:

  1.  Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to be proficient critical thinkers.
    • USFSM Core “Critical Thinking” Learning Outcome
  2. Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Mathematics Learning Outcome #1
  3. Students will apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Mathematics Learning Outcome #2

Course Number

Title

Credits

Requisites (KEY)

State-mandated General Education Mathematics Courses*
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 PR: C (2.00) or better in MAT 1033, or 490 or better SAT Math score, or 21 or better ACT Math score, or 90 or better Elementary Algebra CPT score, or 40 or better College-Level Math CPT score.  No credit for students with prior credit for MAC 1140 or MAC 1147.
MAC 2311 Calculus I 4 PR: C (2.0) or better in MAC 1114 and C (2.0) or better in MAC 1140, or C (2.0) or better in MAC 1147, or 650 or better SAT Math score, or 29 or better ACT Math score, or 90 or better College-Level Math CPT score
MGF 1106 Finite Mathematics 3 PR: C (2.00) or better in MAT 1033, or 440 or better SAT Math score, or 19 or better ACT Math Score, or 72 or better Elementary Algebra CPT score.
STA 2023 Introductory Statistics I 3 PR: C (2.00) or better in High School Algebra or Elementary Algebra CPT score of 72 or better.
Additional USFSM General Education Mathematics Courses
MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry 4 PR: C (2.00) or better in MAC 1105, or 550 or better SAT Math score, or 24 or better ACT Math score, or 60 or better College-Level Math CPT score.
No credit for students with credit for either MAC 1140 or MAC 1114.
MAC 2233 Business Calculus 3 PR: C (2.00) or better in MAC 1105, or C (2.0) or better in MAC 1140, or C (2.0) or better in MAC 1147, or 590 or better SAT Math score, or 26 or better ACT Math score, or 78 or better College-Level Math CPT score.
MAC 2241 Life Sciences Calculus I 3 PR: C (2.00) or better in MAC 1114, or C (2.0) or better in MAC 1147, or 650 or better SAT Math score, or 29 or better ACT Math score, or 90 or better College-Level Math CPT score.

  * Transfer credits will be accepted for the following state-mandated Mathematics courses not currently offered at USFSM: MGF X107. Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core.

 

Natural Sciences (SMNS) (2 courses, 6 credits)

Courses in the natural sciences deal with the content, theories, history, presuppositions, and methods involved in study of natural phenomena.  They include demonstrations and address problems, ambiguities, and different perspectives in the natural sciences. They also provide students with an appreciation of how the discipline fits within the natural sciences and relates to their own lives as well as the broader human experience.  Students pursuing degrees or career aspirations involving science should opt to take courses with lab components.

This requirement consists of a minimum of six (6) semester credits of approved course work in the natural sciences. At least three credits must come from the State-mandated General Education Natural Sciences Course list (see below).  Students should consult with their advisor about the best course options for their degree and career aspirations.

Students awarded college credit in an approved natural science course through dual enrollment, advanced placement, or international baccalaureate shall be considered to have satisfied this requirement to the extent of the college credit awarded.  However, science majors and science minors may not exempt lower-level requirements of their programs through testing.

All USFSM Natural Science courses assess the following student learning outcomes:

  1.   Students will apply ethical perspectives and concepts to situations and justify the implications of their applications.
    • USFSM Core “Ethics” Learning Outcome
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis, or model construction, and the use of scientific method to explain the natural world.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Natural Sciences Learning Outcome #1
  3. Students will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and processes about the natural world.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Natural Sciences Learning Outcome #2

Course Number

Title

Credits

Requisites (KEY)

State-mandated General Education Natural Sciences Courses*
AST 2002 Descriptive Astronomy 3 None
BSC 1005 Biological Principles for Non Majors 3 None
BSC 2010 Cellular Processes 3 CR: BSC 2010L
CHM 2020 Chemistry for Liberal Studies I 3 None
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I 3 550 SAT Quantitative score or completion of MAC 1105 College Algebra with a C or better AND one year of high school chemistry or completion of CHM 2023 with a grade of C or better.
EVR 2001 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 None
PHY 2020 Conceptual Physics 3 None
PHY 2048 General Physics I – Calculus Based 3 PR: MAC 2281 or MAC 2311; CR: PHY 2048L
PHY 2053 General Physics I 3 PR:  MAC 1140 and MAC 1114, or MAC 1147; CR: PHY 2053L; May not receive credit for both the PHY 2053 and PHY 2048 courses.
Additional USFSM General Education Natural Sciences Courses
BSC 2011 Biodiversity 3 CR: BSC 2011L
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II 3 PR: CHS 2440 or CHM 2045 with a C or better or Chemistry with a minimum score of 4
CHM 2414C Science of Cooking 3 None
OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography 3 None
PHY 2054 General Physics II 3 PR: PHY 2053, PHY 2053L; CR: PHY 2054L; May not receive credit for both the PHY 2054 and PHY 2049 courses.

* Transfer credits will be accepted for the following state-mandated Natural Sciences course not currently offered at USFSM:  ESC X000. Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural science core.

 

Social Sciences (SMSS) (2 courses, 6 credits)

Courses in the social sciences deal theoretically and empirically with individuals and their relationships to each other and to society. Courses introduce the content, theories, history, presuppositions, and methods of the discipline. They also address problems, ambiguities, and different perspectives in the discipline. These courses provide students with an appreciation of how the discipline fits within the social sciences and relates to their own lives and the broader human experience.

This requirement consists of a minimum of six (6) semester credits of approved course work in the social sciences.  At least three credits must come from the State-mandated General Education Social Sciences Course list (see below).  Students should consult with their academic advisors about the best course options for their degree and career aspirations.

Students awarded college credit in an approved social science course through dual enrollment, advanced placement, or international baccalaureate shall be considered to have satisfied this requirement to the extent of the college credit awarded.

 

All USFSM Social Science courses assess the following student learning outcomes:

  1.  Students will demonstrate and integrate an understanding of the complexity of elements important to various cultures, groups, beliefs, and/or practices.
    • USFSM Core “Diversity” Learning Outcome
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and/or cultural issues from a variety of points of view.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Social Sciences Learning Outcome #1
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and/or behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and/or cultural issues – past and/or present, local and/or global.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Social Sciences Learning Outcome #2

Course Number

Title

Credits

Requisites (KEY)

State-mandated General Education Social Sciences Courses
AMH 2020 American History II 3  None
ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology 3  None
ECO 2013 Economic Principles (Macroeconomics) 3  None
POS 2041 American National Government 3  None
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychological Science 3  None
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3  None
Additional USFSM General Education Social Sciences Courses
AMH 2010 American History I 3  None
ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology 3  None
DEP 2004 The Life Cycle 3  None
ECO 2023 Economic Principles (Microeconomics) 3  None
EUH 2012 Ancient History II 3  None
FIN 2100 Personal Finance 3  None
GEB 2011 Introduction to Business 3  None
GEY 2000 Introduction to Aging Sciences 3  None
INR 1015 World Perspective 3  None
POS 2080 The American Political Tradition 3  None
REL 2300 Introduction to World Religions 3  None

 

Humanities (SMHU) (2 courses, 6 credits)

Courses in the humanities deal theoretically and experimentally with the aesthetic dimensions of culture, contemporary and historical.  Approaching the interaction between artist and public through analysis, critique, and speculation, humanities courses explore the problems, ambiguities, and different perspectives in human creative response to lived experience.

This requirement consists of a minimum of six (6) semester credits of approved course work in the humanities.  At least three credits must come from the State-mandated General Education Humanities Course list (see below).  Students should consult with their advisors about the best course options for their degree and career aspirations.

Students awarded college credit in an approved humanities course through dual enrollment, advanced placement, or international baccalaureate shall be considered to have satisfied this requirement to the extent of the college credit awarded.

 

All USFSM Humanities courses assess the following student learning outcomes:

  1.  Students will communicate effectively by means of written and/or oral modalities.
    • USFSM Core “Communication” Outcome 
  2. Through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy, the student will confirm the ability to think critically.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Humanities Learning Outcome #1
  3. The student will acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition.
    • Florida DOE Statewide General Education Humanities Learning Outcome #2

Course Number

Title

Credits

Requisites (KEY)

State-mandated General Education Humanities Courses
ARH 2000 Art and Culture 3 None
HUM 1020 Introduction to Humanities 3 None
LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature 3 None
MUL 2010 Music and Culture 3 None
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy 3 None
THE 2000 Theater and Culture 3 None
Additional USFSM General Education Humanities Courses
FIL 1002 Introduction to Film Studies 3 None
LIT 2030 Introduction to Poetry 3 None

Electives (SMEL) (2 courses, 6 credits)

To complete the required 12 courses (36 credits) in General Education coursework students select two additional lower-level courses (6 credits).  Any course listed in the five (5) categories above can be taken as an elective.  The courses below may also be counted as General Education electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses that may be helpful to their major.

Course Number Title Credits Requisites (KEY)
Electives
EDF 2005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3 None
EDF 2085 Education, Diversity, and Global Society 3 None
EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Educators 3 None
ENC 2210 Technical Writing 3 PR: (ENC 1101 and ENC 1102) or (ENC 1121 and ENC 1122)
IDH 2930 Selected Topics 0-3 PR: IDH 2010
LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization 3 None
MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics 3 None
SPC 2608 Public Speaking 3 None

 


State Communication and Computation Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule)

Florida’s Communication and Computation requirement, formerly known as Gordon Rule, requires students to successfully complete 4 writing-intensive courses (12 credits) and 2 math-intensive courses (6 credits) prior to receipt of an associate in arts degree or entry into the upper division of a Florida public university or college.

Communication courses develop and assess competency in college-level writing skills through multiple assignments. At a minimum, students in Communication courses must write 4500 words that receive instructional feedback that relates to writing effectiveness. At least one assignment must include submission of a revision in response to previous feedback. In such cases both the original draft and the revised draft can count toward the 4500 word minimum. The Communications requirement is met by the following courses:

  • Two courses (6 credits) of English Composition, taken as part of General Education
  • Two courses (6 credits) of additional coursework that require college-level writing skills through multiple assignments. At USFSM General Education Humanities courses fulfill this part of the writing requirements.

Computation courses develop and assess competency in college-level mathematics skills. The Computation requirement is met by the following courses:

  • Two courses (6 credits) of approved General Education mathematics coursework.

State Communication and Computation Requirement Policies

  • Communication and Computation credit requires earning a course grade of at least C-.
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00 in courses meeting the State Communication and Computation requirement.
  • Students with certain types of disabilities may request test accommodations in State Communication and Computation courses.
  • The State Communication and Computation requirements are considered met for any student entering USFSM with an A.A. from a Florida public institution.
  • The State Communication requirement is considered met for any student entering USFSM with 60 or more semester hours.
  • Students shall receive Communication and Computation credit for specific courses upon entering USFSM in the following situations:
    • Students awarded college credit in English composition or mathematics at the level of College Algebra or higher, based on having taken a dual enrollment course, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate.
    • Students who transfer in with Communication and Computation credit, awarded at another public Florida institution.

The State Communication and Computation requirement is codified by State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030/BOG Articulation Resolution (Statewide Articulation Manual).

State Communication Courses (6ACM) (12 credits)

State Communication requirements are satisfied through the completion of General Education Requirements.  Lower-level General Education Communication Courses (ENC 1101 and ENC 1102) and all Lower-level General Education Humanities courses at USFSM are approved for the State Communication requirement.

The State Communication requirement should be fulfilled at the lower level; however, all Communication and Critical Thinking Pillars courses have been approved to meet this requirement for transfer students who have already taken a version of the qualifying lower-level courses and thus need another option to meet the State Communication requirement.

Please refer to the General Education Requirements and Upper-level Pillars pages for full course listings.

State Computation Courses (6AMM) (2 courses, 6 credits)

State Computation Requirements are satisfied through the completion of General Education Requirements.  Lower-level general education mathematics courses at USFSM are approved for the State Computation requirement.  Additionally, any mathematics course with an MAC prefix and number above 1105 qualifies as a State Computation course.

Please refer to the General Education Requirements page for full course listings.


 


Upper-Level Pillars

At USFSM, students continue to take upper-level courses that develop the Pillars of Intellectual Engagement: communication, critical thinking, leadership, ethics community engagement, and diversity.

Students take upper-level Pillars courses when they are classified as juniors, having earned at least 60 credits (exceptions may be made with dean’s approval). As juniors and seniors, students have been previously introduced to the Pillar values and competencies and are able to reflect upon them at a more sophisticated level.

In the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, students take three (3) Pillar courses to meet the university’s upper-level Pillars requirement.  These courses each have two Pillar values and competencies to a field of inquiry:

Communication and
Critical Thinking
This Pillar is addressed in each student’s degree capstone course.
Leadership and Ethics Depending on a student’s degree program offerings, this Pillar requirement may be met within the major or outside of it.
Community Engagement and Diversity Depending on a student’s degree program offerings, this Pillar requirement may be met within the major or outside of it.

In the School of Education, the Pillars are developed and assessed throughout the curriculum, so students do not take specific Pillar courses in addition to their major course of study.

Pillars courses are all numbered 3000-4999 and can count toward the required minimum of 48 upper-level credits for a bachelor’s degree.  Students are required to meet their upper-level Pillar course requirements with USFSM courses; therefore, no transfer credit can be used to satisfy the Pillars requirements.  All students must achieve a grade of “C-” or better in each of the upper-level Pillar courses.

Communication and Critical Thinking Pillar Courses (SMCC) (1 course)

Typically, the capstone course in a student’s major will count for this requirement. The degree capstones all require advanced competency in communication and critical thinking as students apply and synthesize the learning outcomes that shape their degree.  In Communication and Critical Thinking courses, a significant portion of the student’s grade is based on assignments that allow students to demonstrate mastery of the following Core Outcomes:

  1. Communication: Students will communicate effectively by means of written and/or oral modalities.
  2. Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to be proficient critical thinkers.

Upper-Level Communication and Critical Thinking Pillar Courses

Course Number

Title

Credits

Requisites (KEY)

BSC 4938 Biology Capstone 3 Biology Majors only
CCJ 4939 Senior Capstone Seminar 3 PR: CCJ 3024, CCJ 3117, CCJ 3701
CIS 4916 Cyber Security and IT Capstone Project 2 Senior Standing BSAS CyS&IT Majors only
CIS 4935 Senior Project in Information Technology 3-5 Senior Standing CyS&IT Majors only; DPR
EDG 4909 Directed Studies 1-4 Senior Standing
ENC 4268 Senior Seminar in Professional & Technical Writing 3 PR: ENC 4946; Senior Standing
ENG 4934 Senior Literature Seminar 3 PR: ENG 3014; Senior Standing
GEB 4890 Strategic Management and Decision Making 3 PR: FIN 3403, MAN 3025, MAR 3023; Senior Standing
GEY 4692 Professional Development and Engagement in Aging 3 PR: GEY 3601, GEY 3625, GEY 4612; DPR
HFT 4295 Hospitality Leadership & Strategic Management 3 PR: HFT 3503 and HFT 4221
HIS 4936 Pro-Seminar in History 3 PR:  HIS 4104; History Majors only with 2.25 GPA or better
ISS 4939 Senior Capstone Seminar in ISS 3 PR: ISS 3937; Senior Standing
LDR 3263 Community Leadership Practicum 3 PR: LDR 2010 or LDR 3331 with a minimum grade of C-
PCB 4679 Biology Capstone Course: Evolution 3 PR: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, and BSC 2011L; Senior Standing Biology Majors only
PSY 4938 Pro Seminar 3 PR: PSY 3213; Area 1 and Area II requirements complete; Senior Standing
SPA 4050 Introduction to the Clinical Process 3 PR: SPA 3004 and SPA 3310

Leadership and Ethics Pillar Courses (SMLE) (1 course)

Students will take one upper-level Pillars course designed to develop and evaluate advanced application of principles and methods of leadership and ethics through interdisciplinary examination of a topic.

In Leadership and Ethics Pillar courses, a significant portion of the student’s grade is based on assignments that allow students to demonstrate competency in the following Core Outcomes:

  1. Leadership: Students will analyze and apply specific leadership theories or characteristics.
  2. Ethics: Students will apply ethical perspectives and concepts to situations and justify the implications of their applications.

Upper-Level Leadership and Ethics Pillar Courses

Course Number

Title

Credits

Requisites (KEY)

CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Lab 2 PR: CHM 2210L CR: CHM 2211
CIS 4253 Ethics for Information Technology 3 Junior or Senior Standing
ECP 3203 Labor Economics 3 PR: ECO 3101 or ECP 3703 with grade of “C”or better
EDF 3802 Dynamics of Unity 3 None
ENC 3242 Technical Communication for Majors 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122
GEY 4647 Ethical and Legal Issues of Aging 3 None
HFT 3603 Hospitality Industry Law & Leadership 3 None
INP 4004 Industrial Psychology 3 PR: PSY 3213 with a grade of C or better
INR 3038 International Wealth and Power 3 None
INR 3202 International Human Rights 3 None
LDR 4204 Ethics and Power in Leadership 3 None
LIT 3621 Literature of Climate Change: Climate Fiction 3 None
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3 None
REL 4171 Contemporary Christian Ethics 3 Junior Standing
SPA 4510 Intro. to Clinical Methods and Counseling in CSD 3 PR: SPA 3004, SPA 3310
SPC 4701 Intercultural Communication 3 None

Community Engagement and Diversity Pillar Courses (SMCD) (1 course)

Students will take one upper-level Pillars course designed to develop and evaluate advanced application of principles and methods of community engagement and diversity through interdisciplinary examination of a topic.  This course will be experiential as student engage in course-relevant local and/or global community involvement.

In Community Engagement and Diversity Pillar courses, a significant portion of the student’s grade is based on assignments that allow students to demonstrate competency in the following Core Outcomes:

  1. Community Engagement: Students will demonstrate and integrate understanding of a societal issue as the result of engagement outside the classroom (literal or virtual).
  2. Diversity: Students will demonstrate and integrate an understanding of the complexity of elements important to various cultures, groups, beliefs, and/or practices.

Upper-Level Community Engagement and Diversity Pillar Courses

Course Number

Title

Credits

Requisites (KEY)

AML 3604 African American Literature 3 None
AML 3630 U.S. Latino/Latina Literature in English 3 PR: ENC 1101, ENC 1102
BSC 4057 Environmental Issues 3 None
CCJ 3336 Prisoner Reentry and Recidivism: When Inmates Come Home 3 None
COM 3014 Communication, Gender, & Identity 3 None
COM 4022 Health Communication 3 None
EDF 3604 Schools and Society 3 Junior or Senior Standing
ENC 3310 Expository Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122
HFT 3894 International Food & Culture 3 None
GEY 3323 Community Resources for the Older Adult 3 None
LIT 3031 Survey of Poetry 3 None
LIT 3043 Modern Drama 3 None
LIT 3093 Contemporary  Literature 3 None
MCB 4277 Insect-Borne Diseases and Global Health 3 PR: BSC 2010, BSC 2011
PCB 3346C Field Experience Research Abroad: Costa Rica 3 PR: BSC 3453 with a grade of C or higher
PCB 3404 Medicines of the Rainforest 3 PR: CHM 2211 with a grade of C or higher, BSC 2010 with a grade of C or higher
POS 3078 Veterans’ Reintegration and Resilience 3 None
SPA 4321 Introduction to Audiological Rehabilitation 3 PR: SPA 3310
SPC 3425 Group Communication 3 PR: SPC 2608 and COM 2000
SSE 4380 Global and Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3 PR: EDG 3604 and EDG 4620
SYD 4601 Community Building and Social Change 3 None
SYG 3235 Latina/Latino Lives 3 PR: SYG 2000 or SYG 2010

 

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