- Not all approved courses are offered during any given semester. To find out if a particular course is available during the current or next two semesters, please use either the Liberal Learning Course search tool, or the Class Search function in PAWS.
- 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 single course can satisfy up to one domain and up to two civic responsibilities. Some courses satisfy a domain but no civic responsibilities, and others satisfy civic responsibilities but no domain.
- 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.
- A list of writing-intensive courses can be found on the Writing Program website.
Courses with Designations beyond Course Prefix
The table lists courses that satisfy Liberal Learning requirements other than those based on the course prefix (see list to the left and below). To search all courses, including those that meet only the Liberal Learning requirements based on their course prefix, please use the Liberal Learning Course search tool.
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.
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) – Except MAT 120
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)
AAS (African American Studies)—Race & Ethnicity
INB (International Business)—Global
INT (International Studies)—Global
WGS (Women’s and Gender Studies)—Gender