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Approved Courses for Liberal Learning

In using this page to identify courses that meet Liberal Learning requirements, please note the following:

  • Not all approved courses listed on this page are offered during any given semester.  To find out if a particular course is available during the current or next semester, go to PAWS and select “Class Search.” You will see if the course is offered and if there is still room in it.
  • Topics courses may satisfy Liberal Learning requirements, but you must check very carefully to be certain that the specific topic in which you wish to enroll satisfies a particular requirement, as different topics with the same course prefix and number may not satisfy the same Liberal Learning requirements. For example, CRI 370 Topics in Criminology (Gangs in America, Past and Present) satisfies Social Change in Historical Perspectives, whereas CRI 370 Topics in Criminology (Foundations of Forgiveness and Restorative Justice) does not.
  • A course can satisfy only one domain. For courses listed in the table below as satisfying two domains, students may choose which domain will be used to satisfy Liberal Learning requirements.
  • A course can satisfy up to two civic responsibilities. For courses listed in the table below as satisfying three civic responsibilities, students may choose which two civic responsibilities will be used to satisfy Liberal Learning requirements.
  • Dual majors in the Early Childhood and Elementary Department programs (Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Urban Education 5-year program, and the ECE/DHH and ECE/Special Education 5-year programs) must take a VPA course from this list.

Approved Courses

The table lists courses that satisfy Liberal Learning requirements other than those based on the course prefix (see list to the left and below).

The table indicates any domain or civic responsibility that the courses satisfy and is sortable based on the course prefix and number, course title, domain designation, and civic responsibility designation.

Topics courses (see left) are not included in this list, and only courses currently appearing in the Undergraduate Bulletin are included in the table.

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Domains

The following courses meet Liberal Learning requirements by virtue of their course prefixes.

AAH (Art History) – Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)

ANT (Anthropology) – Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Perspectives (BSCP)

BIO (Biology) – Natural Science (NS)

CHE (Chemistry) – Natural Science (NS)

CMP (Comparative Literature) – Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)

CSC (Computer Science) – Quantitative Reasoning

ECO (Economics) – Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Perspectives (BSCP)

HIS (History) – Social Change in Historical Perspectives (SCHP)

LIT (Literature) – Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)

MAT (Mathematics) – Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

PHL (Philosophy) – World Views and Ways of Knowing (WVWK)

PHY (Physics) – Natural Science (NS)

POL (Political Science) –  Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Perspectives (BSCP)

PSY (Psychology) – Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Perspectives (BSCP)

REL (Religion) – (WVWK)

SOC (Sociology) – Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Perspectives (BSCP)

STA (Statistics) – Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

VPA (Visual and Performing Arts) – Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)

Civic Responsibilities

AAS (African American Studies)—Race & Ethnicity

INB (International Business)—Global

INT (International Studies)—Global

WGS (Women’s and Gender Studies)—Gender

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