Freshman Level

Freshman Level Requirements (22 credit hours)

RHET 1010

CORE 1010

      

Freshman Writing and

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 taught in 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    
BIOL 102/1040   Essentials of Environmental Biology (3 cr.) and
     

BIOL 102/1040 

SCI 150/1015  

 

Essentials of Environmental Biology (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

BIOL 103/1010    Introduction to Life Sciences (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)
BIOL 104/1011    Introductory Biology II
BIOL 105/1012    Introductory Biology II (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)
BIOL 130/1410    Current Health Issues (4 cr.)

BIOL 199/1930

SCI 150/1015  

 

Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

CHEM 103/1003 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Chemistry and Society (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.) (for students with no chemistry background)

CHEM 104/1004

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Man and the Environment (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

CHEM 105/1005 

SCI 150L/1015 -

 

General Chemistry I (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

PHYS 100/1001 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Physics for Poets (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

PHYS 199/1930 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

SCI 105/1005 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Science and Technology of Ancient Egypt (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

SCI 109/1009 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Exploration of the Universe (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

SCI 199/1930 

SCI 150L/1015

 

Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

SCI 240/2004 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Chemistry, Art and Archaeology (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

SCI 250/2005 

SCI 251L/2015 

 

Introduction to Geology (3 cr.) and

Introduction to Geology Lab (1 cr.)

MACT 112/1221 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Statistical Reasoning (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

MACT 199/1930 

SCI 150L/1015 

 

Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.) and

General Science Laboratory (1 cr.)

For more information about the course description please visit the AUC Catalog

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 199/1099    Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
AMST 000/1090    What is America?
ANTH 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
ARIC 199/1099    Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3cr.)
ARIC 000/1102   Passionate Love in Arabic and World Literatures (3 cr.)
ARIC 100/1300   Arabs and Muslims Encountering the Other (3 cr.)
ARTV 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
CORE 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
CORE 000/1130   The Human Spirit (3 cr.)
CORE 1140    Community Matters (3 cr.)
CREL 135/2601  

Dimensions of the Sacred: Exploring Religious Experience(3 cr.)

ECLT 123/1023   Experiencing Creativity: Texts and Images
ECLT 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
ECON 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
EDUC 000/1099   Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
EGPT 199/1099   Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
FILM 199/1099    Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
HIST 110/1101   World Cultures (3 cr.)
HIST 111/1102   Big History for Freshmen (3 cr.)
HIST 122/1103  

Words That Made History:Great Speeches of the 20th Century (3 cr.)

HIST 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
HIST 123/1201   Family History in the Modern Middle East (3 cr.)
MUSC 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
PHIL 100/1010   Reading Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHIL 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
POLS 101/1001   Introduction to Political Science (3 cr.)
RHET 199/1099   Selected Topics (3 cr.)
SEMR 123/1023  

Celebrating Ideas: A Voyage Through Books, film, Art and Theatre (3 cr.)

SEMR 199/1099    Selected Topics in Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
SOC 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
SEMR 000/1110   Creative Thinking and Problem Solving (3 cr.)
THTR 130/1101   The World of the Theatre (3 cr.)
THTR 199/1099   Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)

 

For more information about the course description please visit the AUC Catalog

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).