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Subject Catalog Title UC Requirements
ADV 2374 Survey of Advertising Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
ANTH 1321 First Year Seminar in Anthropology Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
ANTH 2301 Introductory Cultural Anthropology Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
ANTH 2302 People of the Earth: The First Five Million Years Historical Contexts (HC1)
ANTH 2315 Human Evolution: Biological and Social Beginnings of Humankind Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
ANTH 2363 The Science of Our Past: An Introduction to Archaeology Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
APSM 2310 Contemporary Issues in Applied Physiology and Sport Management  
ARHS 1306 Introduction to Architecture Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1), Historical Contexts (HC1)
ARHS 1307 Introduction to Art History  
ASAG 1300 Observation  
ASCE 1300 Introduction to Ceramics Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)
ASDR 1300 Introduction to Drawing Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)
ASIM 1300 Introduction to Creative Computation  
ASPH 1300 The Basics of Photography  
ASPT 1300 Introduction to Painting  
ASSC 1300 Introduction to Sculpture  
BIOL 1303 Essentials of Biology Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
BIOL 1401 Introductory Biology Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
BLI 1110 Special Topics in Business Administration: BBA Scholars Seminar  
CCJN 2302 Ethics of Convergent Media  
CCPA 2310 Rhetoric, Community, and Public Deliberation  
CEE 1302 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
CEE 1331 Meteorology Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
CHEM 1113 General Chemistry Lab Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
CHEM 1301 Chemistry for Liberal Arts Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
CHEM 1303 General Chemistry Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
CHIN 1401 Beginning Chinese  
COMM 3300 Free Speech and the First Amendment  
CSE 1340 Intro to Computing Concepts  
CSE 1341 Principles of Computer Science Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)
CSE 1342 Programming Concepts  
CSE 2353 Discrete Computational Structures  
DISC 1311 Foundations of Written and Oral Discourse Discernment and Discourse (DISC)
DISC 1312 Introduction to Academic Discourse Discernment and Discourse (DISC)
DISC 1313 Inquiry Seminar Discernment and Discourse (DISC)
DISC 1315 Perspectives of Thought Discernment and Discourse (DISC)
DISC 2305 Honors Humanities Seminar I Discernment and Discourse (DISC)
ECO 1311 Principles: Consumers, Firms, and Markets (Microeconomics) Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
ECO 1312 Principles: Inflation, Recession, and Unemployment (Macroeconomics)  
EE 1301 Modern Electronic Technology Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS2)
EE 1382 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering  
EMIS 1305 Computers and Information Technology  
EMIS 1360 Introduction to Management Science  
ENGL 1330 The World of Shakespeare Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)
FILM 1301 Art of Film and Media Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)
FREN 1401 Beginning French: Semester One  
FREN 1402 Beginning French: Semester Two  
GEOL 1301 Earth Systems Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
GEOL 1305 Oceanography Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
GEOL 1307 The Solar System Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
GEOL 1313 Earthquakes and Volcanoes Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
GEOL 1315 Introduction to Environmental Science Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
GERM 1401 Beginning German  
HDEV 1110 Optimum Reading, Attention, Comprehension, Learning Efficiency  
HIST 1322 First-Year Seminar in European History Historical Contexts (HC1)
HIST 2311 Out of Many: U.S. History to 1877 Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
HIST 2312 Unfinished Nation: U.S. History Since 1877 Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
ITAL 1401 Beginning Italian  
ITOM 2305 Managerial Statistics  
JAPN 1401 Beginning Japanese  
MATH 1303 Precalculus for Business  
MATH 1304 Precalculus Mathematics  
MATH 1307 Introduction to Mathematical Sciences Quantitative Foundation (QF)
MATH 1309 Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science Quantitative Foundation (QF)
MATH 1337 Calculus I Quantitative Foundation (QF)
MATH 1338 Calculus II  
MATH 2339 Calculus III  
ME 1102 Introduction to Engineering Laboratory Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)
ME 1202 Introduction to Engineering Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)
ME 1301 Machines & Society Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS2)
ME 1305 Information Technology & Society Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
MSA 1001 FACE: First-Year Arts Community Experience  
MSA 1350 The Arts in their Cultural Context: The City of the Imagination  
PERB 1203 Class Guitar  
PERB 1205 Beginning Class Piano  
PERB 1206 Class Voice  
PERE 1110 Point: Interdisciplinary Project and Performance Ensemble  
PHIL 1300 Introduction to Critical Thinking Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
PHIL 1305 Introduction to Philosophy Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
PHIL 1317 Business Ethics Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
PHIL 1318 Contemporary Moral Problems Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
PHYS 1105 Mechanics Laboratory Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
PHYS 1301 The Ideas of Modern Physics Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
PHYS 1303 Introductory Mechanics Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
PHYS 1311 Elements of Astronomy Pure and Applied Sciences (PAS1)
PLSC 1320 Introduction to American Government and Politics Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
PLSC 1340 Introduction to Comparative Politics Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
PLSC 1360 Introduction to Political Theory Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1), Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
PLSC 1380 Introduction to International Relations Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
PRW 1101 PRW1: Concepts of Wellness Personal Responsibility and Wellness (PRW)
PSYC 1300 Introduction to Psychology Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
PSYC 2319 Social Psychology Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
RELI 1301 Ways of Being Religious Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
RELI 1303 Introduction to Asian Religions Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
RELI 1304 Introduction to Western Religions Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
RELI 1311 Judaism, Christianity, and The Bible Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics (PRIE1)
SOCI 2300 Social Problems Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
SOCI 2310 Introduction to Sociology Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures (IIC1)
SPAN 1401 Beginning Spanish I  
SPAN 1402 Beginning Spanish II  
STAT 1301 Introduction to Statistics Quantitative Foundation
STAT 2301 Statistics for Modern Business Decisions Quantitative Foundation
STAT 2331 Introduction to Statistical Methods Quantitative Foundation
THEA 1381 Mirror of the Age  
THEA 2311 The Art of Acting Creativity and Aesthetics (CA1)