If you know the social science discipline in which you will be taking your 'Advance Social Science' Core Distribution Requirement, you must be sure to take the introductory level course which is prerequisite for upper level courses. Check with your program director to determine if there is a suggested course.
All students are required to take six credits of Intellectual Heritage and nine credits of Core Distribution Requirements (three credits in World Cultures, History/Literature, and Advanced Social Sciences). However, students have choices in the themes studied in Intellectual Heritage and many elective options in all three areas of the Core Distribution Requirements.
The choice of IH themes is determined by the student not by the major. Students can select their preferred themes during the preregistration process for the Fall semester of the second year. While every effort is made to provide the student with her/his first choice, schedule conflicts and class size may affect the section which is assigned.
In most cases, the student is free to select any course to fulfill the requirements in World Cultures, History/Literature and Advanced Social Sciences. However, the student should check with the program director to insure that the proper discipline/course is being selected.
The course selected for the Core Elective must be outside of the major and major requirements. The student is free to select any course as long as any specified prerequisites have been met.
Yes. Scores of AP test results and official transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to matriculating. The documents will be evaluated and the student will be advised of any credits which are acceptable. After a student has enrolled, requests to take courses at another institution must be approved prior to taking such courses - contact the Dean of your college.
In the "World Cultures" component of the Core Distribution Requirement, some courses (ex. East Asian Civilization) are cross-listed with other disciplines. In such instances, the student may apply the course to a particular requirement; however, the student cannot use the same course to fulfill more than one requirement.
While most of the Core components are applicable to all majors, you should request the program director of the new major for an evaluation of your record to determine if any additional work needs to be done.
Read the statement (on the Core curriculum Brochure passed by Faculty Council on August 18, 1997 and contact your advisor/program director.