Core Curriculum Requirements

Requirements that are filled through Saint Louis University's College of Arts and Sciences' core curriculum differ if you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. 

In general, a single course can fill only one core requirement. Exceptions are made for diversity in the U.S. and global citizenship courses, which may be used more than once to satisfy another core, major or minor requirement.

Bachelor of Arts Core Curriculum Requirements

If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts through the College of Arts and Sciences, you will take courses in the following areas:

Cultural Diversity (6 hours)

You must complete one three-hour course from the Diversity in the U.S. list and one three-hour course from the Global Citizenship list below. 

Diversity in the U.S. Course Options

AAM 2000: Introduction to African American Studies
AAM 2010: Contemporary Black America
AAM 2220/ARTH 2220: Introduction to African-American Art
AAM 2500/CMM 2300: Intergroup Dialog
AAM 2900: Intergroup Dialogue - Black Male Identity
AAM 3370: Spirituals, Motown, and Hip Hop: African American Social History and Music
AAM 4340/PSY 4340: African American Psychology
AAM 4330/WGST 4330/PSY 4330: Psychology of Oppression
AAM 4810/PHIL 4820: Philosophy and Race
AAM 4900/WGST 4800: Black Women in Society
ANTH 3290: Native Peoples of North America
ARTH 2220/AAM 2220: Introduction to African-American Art
ASTD 3200: The Urban Crisis
ASTD 3600: American Food and Cultures
ASTD 1000: Investigating America: An Introduction to American Studies  
ASTD 2600: American Places
ASTD 2700: Gender, Race, Social Justice
ASTD 3000: American Decades
ASTD 3100: Making the American City: Culture, Space, and 20th-century U.S. Urbanisms
ASTD 3900: Mixed-Race America
ASTD 3020: American Mosaic - Literature and Diversity
CCJ 2250: Introduction to Corrections
CMM 2300/AAM 2500: Intergroup Dialogue
CMM 3300/WGST 3300: Intercultural Communication
CMM 4300:  Gender and Communication
CMM 4320: Communication Across Racial Divisions
CMM 4350: Stereotyping and Bias in Mass Media
CSDI 3000: Characteristics of a Multicultural Population
ENGL 3280: American Literatures After 1856
ENGL 3520: African American Literary Traditions II: After 1900
ENGL 3550: Native American Literature
ENGL 3560: Ethnic American Literature
ENGL 3240: Reading the Female Bildungsroman
HCE 3100: Public Health and Social Justice
HCE 4260: Race and Research Ethics
HIST 3500: Progressive Era to the Jazz Age, 1890-1920
HIST 3580: American Slavery
HIST 3590: American Women
HIST 3640: History of the American West
LLC 3210 : Repairing the World: Social Justice through the Lenses of the Jewish Tradition
MUSC 1180: Music of the African Diaspora
MUSC 1190: American Musical Mosaic
PHIL 4320: Feminism and the History of Ethics
PHIL 4810/WSTD 4810: Philosophy of Feminism
PHIL 4820/AAM 4810: Philosophy and Race
POLS 2010: Ethics and Politics
POLS 2150: Race and Politics
POLS 2200: U.S. State and Urban Politics
POLS 2220: Urban Politics
POLS 3130: Civil Liberties and Rights
POLS 3770/WSTD 3775: Feminist Theory-Gender Justice
POLS 3780: Disability Theory and Politics
POLS 3800: The Structure of Poverty: Globally and Locally
POLS 3330: Metropolitan Environment
POLS 4710: Citizenship and Social Difference
PSY 4330/WGST 4330/AAM 4330: Psychology of Oppression
PSY 4340/AAM 4340: African American Psychology
PUBH 3100: Public Health and Social Justice
SOC 1110: Introduction to Sociology: Diversity Emphasis
SOC 1120: Sociology: Diversity and Health
SOC 1500: The Urban Community:Race, Class and Spatial Justice
SOC 2110: Sociology of Sport
SOC 2480:  Drugs and Society:  Legal and Medical Implications of the U.S. "War on Drugs"
SOC 3220: Urban Sociology and The Wire
SOC 3430/WSTD 3430: Marriage and Family
THR 2700: Exploring U.S. Diversity in Theatre
SWRK 3200: Diversity and Anti-Oppression Practice
WGST 1900: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2700: Multicultural US Feminisms
WGST 3300/CMM 3300: Intercultural Communication
WGST 3430/SOC 3430: Marriage and Family
WGST 3775/POLS 3770: Feminist Theory-Gender Justice
WGST 4200/PSY 426: Psychology of Women
WGST 4300:  Gender and Communication
WGST 4330/PSY 4330/AAM 4330: Psychology of Oppression
WGST 4800/AAM 4900: Black Women in Society
WGST 4810/PHIL 4810: Philosophy of Feminism

Global Citizenship Course Options

AAM 2120/ARTH 2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
AAM 2320/ARTH 2320: Art of African Diaspora
ANTH 1200: Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 2080: Urban Issues: Poverty in a Global Perspective
ANTH 2200: Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2460: Global Mental Health
ARTH 1090: Global Masterpieces in Art
ARTH 2100: Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths: Past and Present
ARTH 2120/AAM 2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
ARTH 2140: Islamic Art and Society
ARTH 2320/AAM 2320: Art of African Diaspora
ARTH 2350: Excavating Culture of Three Faiths
ARTH 3140: Islamic Art and Society
ASTD 2200: American Homefronts, Global Wars
ASTD 2300: Americans Abroad
BIOL 1340: Diversity of Life
BIOL 3280: Ethnobotany
CMM 4650: International Public Relations
EAS 1090: Climate Change
ENGL 3500: Literature of the Postcolonial World
ENGL 3540: Literature of the African Diaspora
ENGL 3310: World Literary Traditions I
ENGL 3320: World Literary Traditions II
ENGL 3330: World Literary Traditions III
ENGL 4680: Major Postcolonial Writers
FREN 4180: French and International Relations
FREN 4380: Hugo and the Miserables
FREN 4870: Exoticism: France and its "Others"
HIST 3230: Africa to 1884
HIST 3240: Africa since 1884
ITAL 3300: Madonnas, Witches, Rebels: Women and Gender
ITAL 3450: Mafia and Antimafia in Italian Culture: Perceptions, Representations, Experiences
ITAL 3650: All Things Trans: Modern Italy Across Borders, Cultures, and Disciplines
ITAL 3700: Global Italy Migration and Multiculturalism in Literature
LAS 3000: Introduction to Latin American Studies
LLC 3200: Israeli Culture: From the birth of Zionism to the 21st Century
LLC 3250: Migrants and Borders on Screen
MUSC: 1170 World Music
PHIL 3420: Environmental and Ecological Ethics
PHIL 3490: Jewish Life: Middle Ages to Modern Time
POLS 1510: Introduction to Politics of the Developing World
POLS 1600: Introduction to International Politics
POLS 2520: African Politics
POLS 2530: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
POLS 2540: Ethnicity and Internal War
POLS 2550: Political Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
POLS 2560: The Politics of Asia
POLS 2570: Introduction to Latin American Politics
POLS 2600: Introduction to International Political Economy
POLS 2590: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
POLS 3500: East Asian Political Economy
POLS 3520: Communism, Capitalism and Social Justice
POLS 3530: Comparative Revolutions
POLS 3540: Latin American Social Movements
POLS 3600: Problems of Globalization
POLS 3650: International Relations of Africa
PSY 4270: Cross-Cultural Psychology
PUBH 2100: Introduction to Global Health
SOC 1180: World Geography
SOC 3180: Immigration
SPAN 4350: Latin American Testimony
SPAN 4380: Cultural Stereotypes: Latin America
SPAN 4400: Strangers in a Familiar Land: Displacements in Latin America
THEO 2710: Religions of the World
THEO 2720: Islam:Religion and Culture
WGST 4860: Global and Transnational Feminism  

Fine Arts (3 hours)

You  must satisfy this requirement through taking one or more of the following courses (for a total of three hours). All courses are three credit hours except where noted. If you are a fine arts major, you must fulfill the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts core requirements via a fine arts course outside of your primary major.

FPA 1000: Intro to the Arts
FPA 1100: The Arts and Social Change
ART 2000: Drawing I                              
ART 2100: Design                                   
ART 2120: Intro to 3D Design
ART 2150: Color Theory
ART 2200: Painting I
ART 2300: Printmaking I
ART 2400: Ceramics I
ART 2450: Sculptural I
ART 2480 Fibers and Textiles
ART 2490 Jewelry and Metalsmithing
ART 2500: Computer Art I
ART 2600: Photography I
ART 2650: Digital Photography
ART 2700: Graphic Design I
AAM 2120 Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
AAM 2220 Introduction to African-American Art
AAM 2320 Art of the African Diaspora
ARTH 1000: Approaching the Arts
ARTH 1010: History of Western Art
ARTH 1020: History of Architecture
ARTH 1030: Parallel Themes in Art and Literature
ARTH 1040: Art and Film
ARTH 1080: Masterpieces in Art
ARTH 1090 Global Masterpieces in Art
ARTH 1500: Life and Times of Michelangelo
ARTH 2050: Controversy in Art
ARTH 2070:  Art and the Body
ARTH 2100: Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths: Past and
ARTH 2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
ARTH 2140 Islamic Art and Society
ARTH 2150: Saints in Art
ARTH 2200: Art in Rome
ARTH 2220: Introduction to African-American Art
ARTH 2300: Ancient Art Survey
ARTH 2320: Art of African Diaspora
ARTH 2350: Excavating Culture of Three Faiths
ARTH 2400: Medieval Art Survey
ARTH 2450:  Art of Pilgrimage and Crusades
ARTH 2500: Renaissance Art Survey
ARTH 2510: High Renaissance Art in Italy
ARTH 2600: Baroque and Rococo Art Survey
ARTH 2700: American Art: Colonial to WW II
ARTH 2710: American Art World War II to the Present
ARTH 2750: Nineteenth Century Art
ARTH 2800: Modern Art Survey
ARTH 3140: Islamic Art and Society
ARTH 3450:  Art of Pilgrimage and Crusades: Advanced
ARTH 3510: High Renaissance Art in Italy (Advanced)
ARTH 3700: American Art: Colonial to WWII: Advanced Studies
ASTD 2100: Studies in American Photography
CMM1400:  Film Criticism
DANC 2630:  Modern Dance/Modern Movement
DANC 2640: Dance: Ballet, Modern, and Jazz
MUSC 1000: Approaching the Arts: Music
MUSC 1100: Music Fundamentals
MUSC 1150: History of Jazz
MUSC 1170: World Music
MUSC 1180  Music of the African Diaspora
MUSC 1190  American Musical Mosaic
MUSC 1260: Class Piano I (2 credits)
MUSC 1270: Class Piano II (2 credits)
MUSC 1400: Lower Division Class Music (1-2 credits)
MUSC 2010-2070: Applied Music (1-2 credits)
MUSC 2270: Music Theory I
MUSC 2360: Music Literature Seminar
MUSC 2500: Class Piano III (2 credits)
MUSC 2510: Class Piano IV (2 credits)
MUSC 3300: History of Music I
MUSC 3310: History of Music II
MUSC 3420: University Chorale (1 credit)
MUSC 3440: University Mastersingers (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3450: Jazz Ensemble (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3460: String Ensembles (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3470: Pep Band (0-.5 credit)
MUSC 3480: Guitar Ensemble (0-1 credit) 
MUSC 3490: Concert Band (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3500: Piano Ensemble (0-1 credit) 
THR 1000: Approaching the Arts: Theatre
THR 1500: Intro to Theatre
THR 2400: Page to Stage
THR 2510: Acting 1: Fundamentals
THR 2700: U.S. Diversity in Theatre

Foundations of Discourse (3 hours)

All students must complete ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research or ENGL 1940: Advanced Writing. If you need prerequisite work in writing skills, as determined by your entering test scores, you will be required to take ENGL 1500: Process of Composition and possibly ENGL 0900: Introduction to Writing.

ENGL 1500 serves as elective credit but ENGL 0900 does not count toward graduation.


Non-native English speakers may substitute ESL 150: The Process of Composition for Foreign Students for ENGL 1500 and ESL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research for Foreign Students for ENGL 1900.

Foreign Language (0-9 hours)  

The foreign language requirement of the core will be satisfied when you achieve of an intermediate level of proficiency in a language other than English. You may transfer appropriate academic credit.

Courses that count toward this core requirement include:

  • AR 2010: Intermediate Arabic
  • CHIN 2010: Intermediate Chinese
  • GK 2010: Intermediate Greek Language and Literature
  • LATN 2010:Intermediate  Latin: Language and Literature
  • FREN 2010: Intermediate  French Language and Culture
  • GR 2010: Intermediate  German: Language and Culture
  • ITAL 2010: Intermediate  Italian: Language and Culture
  • RUSS 2010: Intermediate  Russian: Language and Culture
  • SPAN 2010: Intermediate  Spanish: Language and Culture

Students majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, geophysics, meteorology and physics) have the option of taking a third semester of a language (XX-2010) or CSCI 1060: Introduction to Computer Science: Scientific Programming or CSCI 1300: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming, which are scientifically oriented computer language courses.

The foreign language requirement may also be satisfied by a minimum of one semester's study in a foreign country at a college/university where a language courses are taught in a language other than English.

SLU Language Lab placement tests do not satisfy this requirement but language proficiency can be shown with approved scores on certain exams.

For more information, view the College's language proficiency policy.
Literature (6 hours)  
 All Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Arts and Sciences must take two courses to satisfy the literature requirement. The first course must be chosen from any 2000-level English literature course. The second course must be chosen from the following:

  • Any 3000 or 4000-level English literature course with the exception of ENGL 3850-3870: Writing and Rhetoric, ENGL 4000-4040: Upper Level Writing and Rhetoric and ENGL 4100-4120: Language Studies.
  • A 3000 or 4000-level foreign literature course taught in the original language.
  • A 3000 or 4000-level Greek or Latin literature course with readings in the original language
  • ASTD 3030:History and Fiction;
  • ASTD 3020 : American Mosaic: Literature and Diversity.
  • ITAL 3450: Mafia and Antimafia in Italian Culture: Perceptions, Representations, Experiences
  • ITAL 3550:Women, Knights, Weapons and Love: Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
  • ITAL 3650: All Things Trans: Modern Italy Across Borders, Cultures, and Disciplines
  • ITAL 3700: Global Italy Migration and Multiculturalism in Literature
  • RUSS 3300:  Lev Tolstoy: Writer, Soldier, Lover, Activist

International students can also satisfy the literature requirement by either taking ESL 2110: Introduction to Literature for Foreign Students plus one course in the English department or a 3000 or 4000-level foreign language literature course.   

Mathematics (3 hours)  
All Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn at least three hours in a mathematics course numbered MATH 1200 or higher. This excludes MATH 1810: Informal Geometry.
Philosophy (9 hours)  
 All Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take a three course sequence in philosophy. The first course is PHIL 1050: Intro Philosophy: Self and Reality. The second course is PHIL 2050: Ethics. You may then select any 3000-or 4000-level philosophy course in which philosophical insight is offered on one of five distinct academic areas: the humanities, the natural and mathematical sciences, the social sciences, the professions, or theology.
Sciences (6 hours)  

 All Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete six hours of coursework in the natural sciences.

This requirement can be fulfilled by any two three-hour courses from the departments of biology, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences or physics. It can also be satisfied by ANTH 2210, FRSC 2600, FRSC 3620 or ANTH 3630 but these courses cannot be used to meet both the social science and natural science requirement of the core curriculum.

Social Science (6 hours)  

All Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete six hours of coursework in the social sciences. This requirement can be fulfilled by two three-hour courses chosen from the following areas:

  • African American Studies: AAM 2500 only
  • American Studies: ASTD 3200 only
  • Communication: CMM1000, 2000, 2400, 2800 or 2300 only
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: CSDI 1000 or 3000 only
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education: EDF 4240, EDI 4620 or EDSP 4310 only
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy Studies (except for field service)
  • Social Work: SWRK 1000, 2100, 3100, 3200 only
  • Sociology and Anthropology (Please note that ANTH 2210, FRSC 2600, FRSC 3620, and FRSC 3630 cannot satisfy both a social science and a natural science requirement of the core curriculum.)

Courses that meet both requirements of the core curriculum and a department's or program's requirement for the major or minor may be regarded as fulfilling both requirements simultaneously, provided departmental and program policies are preserved. Communication majors may count one communication course in the social science core toward their social science requirement.

Neither cross-listed courses nor courses meeting both a core curriculum and a department's or program's requirement for the major or minor are counted twice for degree credit.

Theology (9 hours)  
All Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take a three course sequence in theology. THEO 1000 introduces the academic discipline of theology and its basic components. The second course, chosen from the 2000-level, builds on the foundation course and presents a choice of six areas or specialties in theology. The final 3000-level course will deal with concrete, practical or interdisciplinary applications of theology.   
World History (6 hours)  

All Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete two courses: HIST 1110: Origins of the Modern World to 1500 and HIST 1120: Origins of the Modern World 1500 to the Present.



Updated 4/18/17

Bachelor of Arts Core Curriculum Worksheet

Bachelor of Science Core Curriculum Requirements

If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts through the College of Arts and Sciences, you will take courses in the following areas:

Cultural Diversity (6 hours)

You must complete one three-hour course from the Diversity in the U.S. list and one three-hour course from the Global Citizenship list below.

Diversity in the U.S.

AAM 2000: Introduction to African American Studies
AAM 2010: Contemporary Black America
AAM 2220/ARTH 2220: Introduction to African-American Art
AAM 2500/CMM 2300: Intergroup Dialog
AAM 2900: Intergroup Dialogue - Black Male Identity
AAM 3370: Spirituals, Motown, and Hip Hop: African American Social History and Music
AAM 4330/WGST 4330/PSY 4330: Psychology of Oppression
AAM 4340/PSY 4340: African American Psychology
AAM 4810/PHIL 4820: Philosophy and Race
AAM 4900/WGST 4800: Black Women in Society
ANTH 3290: Native Peoples of North America
ARTH 2220/AAM 2220: Introduction to African-American Art
ASTD 1000: Investigating America: An Introduction to American Studies  
ASTD 2600: American Places
ASTD 2700: Gender, Race, Social Justice
ASTD 3000: American Decades
ASTD 3100: Making the American City: Culture, Space, and 20th-Century U.S. Urbanisms
ASTD 3200: The Urban Crisis
ASTD 3600: American Food and Cultures
ASTD 3900: Mixed-Race America
ASTD 3020: American Mosaic - Literature and Diversity
CCJ 2250: Introduction to Corrections
CMM 2300/AAM 2500: Intergroup Dialogue
CMM 3300/WGST 3300: Intercultural Communication
CMM 4300: Gender and Communication
CMM 4320: Communicating Across Racial Divisions
CMM 4350: Stereotyping and Bias in Mass Media
CSDI 3000: Chara. Multicult Poultn
ENGL 3280: American Literatures after 1856
ENGL 3520: African American Literary Traditions II: After 1900
ENGL 3550: Native American Literature
ENGL 3560: American Ethnic Literature and Film
ENGL 3240: Reading the Female Bildungsroman
HCE 3100: Public Health and Social Justice
HCE 4260: Race and Research Ethics
HIST 3500: Progressive Era to the Jazz Age, 1890-1920
HIST 3580: American Slavery
HIST 3590: American Women
HIST 3640: History of the American West
LLC 3210: Repairing the World: Social Justice through the Lenses of the Jewish Tradition
MUSC 1180: Music of the African Diaspora
MUSC 1190: American Musical Mosaic
PHIL 4320: Feminism and the History of Ethics
PHIL 4810/WSTD 4810: Philosophy of Feminism
PHIL 4820/AAM 4810: Philosophy and Race
POLS 2010: Ethics and Politics
POLS 2150: Race and Politics
POLS 2200: U.S. State and Urban Politics
POLS 2220: Urban Politics
POLS 3130: Civil Liberties and Rights
POLS 3770/WSTD 3775: Feminist Theory-Gender Justice
POLS 3780: Disability Theory and Politics
POLS 3800: Structure of Poverty: Globally and Locally
POLS 3330: Metropolitan Environment
POLS 4710: Citizenship and Social Difference
PSY 4330/WGST 4330/AAM 4330: Psychology of Oppression
PSY 4340/AAM 4340: African American Psychology
PUBH 3100: Public Health and Social Justice
SOC 1110: Introduction to Sociology: Diversity Emphasis
SOC 1120: Diversity and Health
SOC 1500: The Urban Community: Race, Class and Spatial Justice
SOC 2110: Sociology of Sport
SOC 2480: Drugs and Society:  Legal and Medical Implications of the U.S. War on Drugs
SOC 3220: Urban Sociology and The Wire
SOC 3430/WSTD 3430: Marriage and Family
THR 2700 U.S. Diversity in Theatre
SWRK 3200: Diversity and Anti-Oppression Practice
WGST 1900: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2700: Multicultural US Feminisms
WGST 3300/CMM 3300: Intercultural Communication
WSTD 4200: Psychology of Women
WGST 4300: Gender and Communication
WGST 4330/PSY 4330/AAM 4330: Psychology of Oppression
WGST 4800/AAM 4900: Black Women in Society
WGST 4810/PHIL 4810: Philosophy of Feminism

Global Citizenship 

AAM 2120/ARTH 2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
AAM 2320/ARTH 2320: Art of African Diaspora
ANTH1200: Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 2080: Urban Issues: Poverty in a Global Perspective
ANTH 2200: Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2460: Global Mental Health
ART 2650: Digital Photography
ARTH 1090: Global Masterpieces in Art
ARTH 2100: Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths
ARTH 2120/AAM 2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
ARTH 214: Islamic Art and Society
ARTH 2320/AAM 2320: Art of African Diaspora
ARTH 2100: Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths: Past and
ARTH 2140: Islamic Art and Society
ARTH 2350: Excavating Culture of 3 Faiths
ARTH 3140: Islamic Art and Society
ASTD 2200: American Homefronts, Global Wars
ASTD 2300: Americans Abroad
BIOL 1340: Diversity of Life
BIOL 3280: Ethnobotany
CMM 4650: International Public Relations
EAS 1090: Climate Change
ENGL 3500: Literature of the Postcolonial World
ENGL 3540: Lit of the African Diaspora
ENGL 3310: World Literary Traditions I
ENGL 3320: World Literary Traditions II
ENGL 3330: World Literary Traditions III
ENGL 4680: Major Postcolonial Writers
FREN 4180: French and International Relations
FREN 4380: Hugo and the Miserables
FREN 4870: Exoticism: France and its "Others"
HIST 3230: Africa to 1884
HIST 3240: Africa since 1884
ITAL 3300: Madonnas, Witches, Rebels: Women and Gender
ITAL 3450:  Mafia and Antimafia in Italian Culture: Perceptions, Representations, Experiences
ITAL 3650: All Things Trans-: Modern Italy Across Borders, Cultures, and Disciplines
ITAL 3700: Global Italy Migration and Multiculturalism in Literature
LAS 3000: Introduction to Latin American Studies
LLC 3200: Israeli Culture: From the birth of Zionism to the 21st Century
LLC 3250:  Migrants and Borders on Screen
MUSC 1170: World Music
PHIL 3420: Environmental and Ecological Ethics
PHIL 3490: Jewish Life: Middle Ages to Modern Time
POLS 1510: Introduction to Politics of the Developing World
POLS 1600: Introduction to International Politics
POLS 2520: African Politics
POLS 2530: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
POLS 2540: Ethnicity and Internal War
POLS 2550: Political Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
POLS 2560: The Politics of Asia
POLS 2570: Introduction to Latin American Politics
POLS 2590: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
POLS 2600: Introduction to International Political Economy
POLS 3500: East Asian Political Economy
POLS 3520: Communism, Capitalism and Social Justice
POLS 3530: Comparative Revolutions
POLS 3540: Latin American Social Movements
POLS 3600: Problems of Globalization
POLS 3650: International Relations of Africa
PSY 4270: Cross-Cultural Psychology
PUBH 2100: Introduction to Global Health
SOC 1180: World Geography
SOC 3180: Immigration
SPAN 4350: Latin American Testimony
SPAN 4380: Cultural Stereotypes: Latin Am
SPAN 4400: Strangers in a Familiar Land: Displacements in Latin America
THEO 2710: Religions of the World
THEO 2720 Islam:Religion and Culture
WGST 4860: Global and Transnational Feminism

Fine Arts (3 Hours)

You must satisfy this requirement through taking one or more of the following courses (for a total of three hours). All courses are three credit hours except where noted.

ART 2000: Drawing I                              
ART 2100: Design                                   
ART 2120: Intro to 3D Design
ART 2150: Color Theory
ART 2200: Painting I
ART 2300: Printmaking I
ART 2400: Ceramics I
ART 2450: Sculptural I
ART 2480 Fibers and Textiles
ART 2490 Jewelry and Metalsmithing
ART 2500: Computer Art I
ART 2600: Photography I
ART 2700: Graphic Design I
AAM 2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
AAM 2220: Introduction to African-American Art
AAM 2320: Art of the African Diaspora
ARTH 1000: Approaching the Arts
ARTH 1010: History of Western Art
ARTH 1020: History of Architecture
ARTH 1030: Parallel Themes in Art and Literature
ARTH1040: Art and Film
ARTH1080: Masterpieces in Art
ARTH 1090 Global Masterpieces in Art
ARTH 1500: Life and Times of Michelangelo
ARTH 2050: Controversy in Art
ARTH 2070: Art and the Body
ARTH 2100:  Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths: Past and
ARTH 2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
ARTH 2140 Islamic Art and Society
ARTH 2150: Saints in Art
ARTH 2200: Art in Rome
ARTH 2220: Introduction to African-American Art
ARTH 2300: Ancient Art Survey
ARTH 2320: Art of African Diaspora
ARTH 2350: Excavating Culture of Three Faiths
ARTH 2400: Medieval Art Survey
ARTH 2450:  Art of Pilgrimage and Crusades
ARTH 2500: Renaissance Art Survey
ARTH 2510: High Renaissance Art in Italy
ARTH 2600: Baroque and Rococo Art Survey
ARTH 2700: American Art: Colonial to WW II
ARTH 2710: American Art World War II to the Present
ARTH 2750: Nineteenth Century Art
ARTH 2800: Modern Art Survey
ARTH 3140: Islamic Art and Society
ARTH 3450: Art of Pilgrimage and Crusades: Advanced
ARTH 3510: High Renaissance Art in Italy (Advanced)
ARTH 3700: American Art: Colonial to WWII: Advanced Studies
ASTD 2100: Studies in American Photography
CMM1400: Film Criticism
DANC 2630:  Modern Dance/Modern Movement
DANC 2640: Dance: Ballet, Modern and Jazz
FPA 1000: Intro to the Arts
FPA 1100: The Arts and Social Change
MUSC 1000: Approaching the Arts: Music
MUSC 1100: Music Fundamentals
MUSC 1150: History of Jazz
MUSC 1170: World Music
MUSC 1180: Music of the African Diaspora
MUSC 1190: American Musical Mosaic
MUSC 1260: Class Piano I (2 credits)
MUSC 1270: Class Piano II (2 credits)
MUSC 1400: Lower Division Class Music (1-2 credits)
MUSC 2010-2070: Applied Music (1-2 credits)
MUSC 2270: Music Theory I
MUSC 2360: Music Literature Seminar
MUSC 2500: Class Piano III (2 credits)
MUSC 2510: Class Piano IV (2 credits)
MUSC 3300: History of Music I
MUSC 3310: History of Music II
MUSC 3420: University Chorale (1 credit)
MUSC 3440: University Mastersingers (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3450: Jazz Ensemble (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3460: String Ensembles (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3470: Pep Band (0-.5 credit)
MUSC 3480: Guitar Ensemble (0-1 credit) 
MUSC 3490: Concert Band (0-1 credit)
MUSC 3500: Piano Ensemble (0-1 credit)
THR 1000: Approaching the Arts: Theatre
THR 1500: Intro to Theatre
THR 2400: Page to Stage
THR 2510: Acting 1: Fundamentals
THR 2700: U.S. Diversity in Theatre

Foreign Language (0-6 hours)

Bachelor of Science students in the College of Arts and Sciences must show foreign language proficiency through second course level (1020) in any of the following: Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, French, Italian, Latin, Russian or Spanish. The foreign language requirement may also be satisfied by a minimum of one semester's study in a foreign country at a College/University where classes are taught in a language other than English.

SLU Language Lab placement tests do not satisfy this requirement but language proficiency can be shown with approved scores on certain exams. 

For more information, view the College's language proficiency policy.

Foundations of Discourse (3 hours)  

All students must complete ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research or ENGL 1940: Advanced Writing. If you need prerequisite work in writing skills, as determined by your entering test scores, you will be required to take ENGL 1500: Process of

Composition and possibly ENGL 0900: Introduction to Writing. ENGL 1500 serves as elective credit but ENGL 0900 does not count toward graduation.

Non-native English speakers may substitute ESL 150: The Process of Composition for Foreign Students for ENGL 1500 and ESL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research for Foreign Students for ENGL 1900.

Literature (3 hours)  

All Bachelor of Science students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete a three-hour literature course chosen from one of the following:

  • Any 3000- or 4000-level English literature course, except ENGL 3850-3870: Writing and Rhetoric, ENGL 4000-4040: Upper Level Writing and Rhetoric, or ENGL 4100-4120: Language Studies
  • A 3000- or 4000-level foreign literature course taught in the original language
  • A 3000- or 4000-level Greek or Latin literature course with readings in the original language
  • ASTD 3020: American Mosaic: Literature and Diversity
  • ASTD 3030:History and Fiction
  • ITAL 3450:Mafia and Antimafia in Italian Culture: Perceptions, Representations, Experiences
  • ITAL 3550: Women, Knights, Weapons and Love: Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
  • ITAL 3650: All Things Trans: Modern Italy Across Borders, Cultures, and Disciplines
  • ITAL 3700: Global Italy Migration and Multiculturalism in Literature
  • RUSS 3300: Lev Tolstoy: Writer, Soldier, Lover, Activist

International students can also satisfy the literature requirement by either taking a course in the English department or an upper division foreign language literature course.

Mathematics (4-7 hours)  
Bachelor of Science students at SLU take four to seven hours of math through Calculus I (MATH 1510) or higher level. 
Philosophy (6 hours)  
 Bachelor of Science students in the College of Arts and Sciences take a two-course sequence including PHIL 2050: Ethics. You may then take PHIL 1050 or an upper division philosophy as your second course.
Sciences (8 hours)  
 The core science requirement for Bachelor of Science students in the College of Arts and Sciences take is satisfied by eight credit hours in a single science - biology, chemistry, earth and atmospheric science or physics - outside the department in which you are seeking your B.S. degree.
Social Science (6 hours)  

All Bachelor of Science students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete six hours of coursework in the social sciences. This requirement can be fulfilled by two three-hour courses chosen from the following areas:

  • African American Studies: AAM 2500 only
  • American Studies: ASTD 3200 only
  • Communication: CMM1000, 2000, 2400, 2800 or 2300 only  
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: CSDI 1000 or 3000 only
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education: EDF 4240, EDI 4620 or EDSP 4310 only
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy Studies (except for field service)
  • Social Work: SWRK 1000, 2100, 3100, 3200 only
    Sociology and Anthropology (Please note that ANTH 2210, FRSC 2600, FRSC 3620, and FRSC 3630 cannot satisfy both a social science and a natural science requirement of the core curriculum.)

Courses that meet both requirements of the core curriculum and a department's or program's requirement for the major or minor may be regarded as fulfilling both requirements simultaneously, provided departmental and program policies are preserved. Communication majors may count one communication course in the social science core toward their social science requirement. Neither cross-listed courses nor courses meeting both a core curriculum and a department's or program's requirement for the major or minor are counted twice for degree credit.

 
Theology (6 hours)  

Bachelor of Science students in the College of Arts and Sciences take a two-course sequence in theology: THEO 1000: Theological Foundations and a 2000-level course. 

World History (6 hours)  
Bachelor of Science students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete two world history courses: HIST 1110: Origins of the Modern World to 1500 and HIST 1120: Origins of the Modern World 1500 to the Present.



Updated 4/18/17

Bachelor of Science Core Curriculum Worksheet