Nov 14, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog

Category IV - The Humanities and the Arts

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The CORE Concentration

At least 15 credits

The CORE Concentration is designed to ensure depth, sequence, and progressive learning in one liberal arts discipline or interdisciplinary program unrelated to the major. Because each CORE Concentration consists of specific courses and prerequisites, students should declare their CORE Concentration and begin required courses no later than the sophomore year to ensure that course work is completed before graduation. Most CORE Concentrations may be expanded to a minor by taking one additional course. Students who declare double majors are not required to complete a separate CORE Concentration if both of the following conditions are met: one of the majors must have an approved CORE Concentration and that concentration must not be restricted from the other major.

Juniors and seniors intending to declare an International Studies CORE Concentration should contact the Center for Global and International Programs as soon as possible so that they are aware of requirements to go abroad. For example, students will need passports and specific cumulative grade point averages.

Course Requirements by CORE Concentration

Minimum Standard:

It is necessary from time to time for students to substitute other courses for specified CORE Concentration course requirements. Substitutions may be made only if the following criteria are met:

  1. At least two courses in the CORE Concentration disciplinemust be at the 100 or 200 level;
  2. At least two courses in the CORE Concentration disciplinemust be at the 300 or 400 level;
  3. At least five courses (or a total of 15 credits) must be takenin one CORE Concentration discipline.

This standard applies to all matriculated students.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

American Studies Core Concentration

Art and Architectural History Core Concentration

Creative Writing Core Concentration

Dance/Performance Core Concentration

  • DANCE 101 - The Creative Athlete
  • Three Dance Technique Classes or a total of nine credits in Dance Technique (Placement made through consultation with a member of the dance faculty).

English Literature Core Concentration

  • At Least two (2) English courses at the 100-200 level
  • At Least two (2) English courses at the 300-400 level
  • One English course at any level.

Film Studies Core Concentration

  • FILM 100 - Introduction to Film Studies
  • Any four (4) FILM courses, at least two of which are at the 300 level or above.

Global Communication Core Concentration

History Core Concentration

Music Core Concentration

*Students may take a placement examination for MUSIC 170  to waive this requirement and thus create room for an additional elective in the Core Concentration.

Performing Arts Core Concentration

6 credits

  • At least three credits must be from studio/performance courses.
  • At least three credits must be from theory/literature courses.
  • With one course at the 300 level or above.

Professional and Public Writing Core Concentration

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