Freshman Level

Freshman Level Requirements (22 credit hours)

RHET 1010 Freshman Writing
and CORE 1010 Freshman Seminar (6 credit hours, semester one) RHET 1020 Research Writing (3 credit hours) LALT 1010 Information Literacy (non-credit) SCI 1020 Scientific Thinking (3 credit hours) PHIL 2100 Philosophical Thinking (3 credit hours; prerequisite RHET 1010; normally taken in semester three)

Pathways of Learning courses:

Pathways One: Scientific Encounters (3 credit hours plus 1 lab credit)
Students majoring in any of the fields of the School of Sciences and Engineering meet these requirements through their program requirements rather than as part of the Core Curriculum. Actuarial science students are required to take a lab as part of the core.

Students choose one course with lab from the following list. Students will complete these requirements in their first three semesters.

BIOL 1010 Introduction to Life Science
BIOL 1011 Introduction to Biology I BIOL 1012 Introduction to Biology II BIOL 1040 Essentials of Environmental Biology BIOL 1410 Current Health Issues BIOL 1930 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum CHEM 1003 Chemistry and Society (for students with no chemistry background) CHEM 1004 Man and the Environment CHEM 1005 General Chemistry I MACT 1221 Statistical Reasoning MACT 1930 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum PHYS 1001 Physics for Poets (for students with no physics background) PHYS 1930 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum SCI 1005 Science and Technology of Ancient Egypt SCI 1009 Exploration of the Universe SCI 1930 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum SCI 2004 Chemistry, Art and Archaeology SCI 2005 Introduction to Geology

Pathways Two: Cultural Explorations (3 credit hours)

Students choose one course from the following list.

Note: The course taken to fulfill the humanities/social science requirement at the Secondary Level must be from a department other than the one offering the course taken to meet the Pathways Two requirement, and should be from a different discipline. Most students will complete these requirements in their first three semesters.

AMST 1090 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
ANTH 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
ARIC 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
ARIC 1300 Arabs and Muslims Encountering the Other
ARTV 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
CORE 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
CREL 2601 Dimensions of the Sacred: Exploring Religious Experience
ECLT 1023 Experiencing Creativity: Texts and Images
ECLT 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
ECON 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
EGPT 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
FILM 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
HIST 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
HIST 1101 World Cultures
HIST 1102 Big History for Freshmen
HIST 1103 Words That Made History: Great Speeches of the 20th Century
HIST 1201 Family History in the Modern Middle East
MUSC 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
PHIL 1010 Reading Philosophy
PHIL 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
POLS 1001 Introduction to Political Science
RHET 1099 Selected Topics
SEMR 1023 Celebrating Ideas: A Voyage Through Books, film, Art and Theater
SEMR 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
SEMR 1110 Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
SOC 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
THTR 1101 The World of the Theatre
THTR 1099 Selected Topics for Core Curriculum

Arabic Language (0 - 6 credit hours)

All newly admitted students, except those who have passed the thanawiya amma exam or its equivalent, will take an Arabic placement exam. Based on examination results, students may be required to take up to two modern standard Arabic courses (ALNG 1101, ALNG 1102 or ALNG 1103; and ALNG 2101, ALNG 2102 or ALNG 2103).