Saint Louis University

Bachelor of Arts Core Curriculum Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Core Worksheet

A single course may not fulfill more than one core requirement, except for Diversity
in the US and Global Citizenship courses, which may do "Double Duty" by satisfying
another core, major or minor requirement.

Foundations of Discourse Foreign Language
Mathematics Theology
Literature Philosophy
Sciences World History
Social Science Fine Arts
Diversity in the US Global Citizenship

3 hrs Foundations of Discourse
All students must complete ENGL1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research
or ENGL1940: Advanced Writing. Students needing prerequisite work in writing skills, as
determined by entering test scores, will be required to take ENGL1500: Process of
Composition, and perhaps ENGL0900: Introduction to Writing. ENGL1500 serves as elective
credit, but ENGL0900 does not count toward graduation.

Non-native speakers of English may substitute ESL150: The Process of Composition for
Foreign Students for ENGL1500, and ESL1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research
for Foreign Students for ENGL1900.

ENGL1900 Adv Strategies Rhetoric and Resr
ENGL1940 Advanced Writing
ENGL1500 Process of Composition
ENGL0900 Introduction to Writing
ESL150 College Comp for foreign Stdnt
ESL190 Adv Str Rhet & Res for Foreign

0-9 hrs Foreign Language (proficiency through intermediate level)
This requirement will be satisfied through achievement of an intermediate level of proficiency in a language
other than English. Students majoring in the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics,
Meteorology, Physics) have the option of taking the third semester of a language (XX-2010) or one of the
following approved scientifically oriented computer language courses: CSCI 1060 or CSCI 1300. 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 other than English is employed in courses taken. Appropriate academic
credit will be accepted in transfer. (SLU Language Lab placement tests do not satisfy the foreign language

AR 2010 Intermediate Arabic
CHIN2010 Intermediate Chinese
GK2010 Intermediate Greek Lang & Lit
LATN2010 Interm Latin: Language & Lit
FREN2010 Interm. French Lang & Culture
GR2010 Interm. German: Lang & Cltre
ITAL2010 Interm Italian: Lang & Culture
RUSS2010 Inter Russian: Lang & Culture
SPAN2010 Inter Spanish: Lang & Culture
CSCI1060  Introduction to Computer Science: Scientific Programming
CSC1300 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

3 hrs Mathematics
All students must earn at least 3 hours in a mathematics course numbered MATH 1200 or higher.
This excludes MATH1810: Informal Geometry.

9 hrs Theology
All students 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. This, in turn, is followed by a 3000-level
course dealing with concrete, practical, or interdisciplinary applications of theology. 

6 hrs Literature
All students must take two courses to satisfy the literature requirement. The first course
(3 hrs) must be chosen from any 2000-level English literature course. The second course
(3 hrs) must be chosen from one of the following:

  • any 3000 or 4000-level English literature course (with the exception of ENGL3850-3870,
    Writing and Rhetoric; ENGL4000-4040, Upper Level Writing & Rhetoric; and ENGL4100-
    4120, Language Studies);
  • an upper division (3000 or 4000-level) foreign literature course taught in the original
  • an upper division (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 3540  Mafia and Antimafia in Italian Culture: Perceptions, Representations, Experiences
  • ITAL 3550 Women, Knights, Weapons & Love: Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
  • ITAL 3650 - All Things Trans

International students may satisfy this requirement by either taking the two courses in the English
department, or ESL2110: Introduction to Literature for Foreign Students, plus one course in the English
Department or an upper division (3000 or 4000-level) foreign language literature course.   

9 hrs Philosophy
All students are required to take a three:course sequence in Philosophy. The first course is PHIL1050:
Intro Phil: Self & Reality. The second course is PHIL2050: Ethics. Students may then select any 3000-or
4000-level philosophy course in which philosophical insight is brought to bear on one of five distinct
academic areas: the humanities, the natural and mathematical sciences, the social sciences, the
professions, or theology.

6 hrs Sciences
All students must complete six hours of course work in the Natural Sciences. This requirement can be
fulfilled by any two 3-hour courses from the  departments of  Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences or Physics, or SOC2210, 2600, 3630, 3620.  SOC 2210, 2600, 3630, and 3620 cannot satisfy
both the social science and a natural science requirement of the core curriculum.

6 hrs World History
All students must complete two courses: HIST1110: Origins of the Modern World to 1500, and HIST1120:
Origins of the Modern World 1500 to the Present.

6 hrs Social Science
All students must complete six hours of course work in the Social Sciences. This requirement can be
fulfilled by two three-hour courses in the Social Sciences from: AAM 2500, ASTD 3200, Communication
(CMM1000, 2000, 2400, 2800, CMM2300 only), Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDI1000,
3000 only), Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Education (EDF4240, EDI4620, EDSP4310
only), Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy Studies (except for field service), Social Work
(SWRK1000, 2100, 3100, 3200 only), or Sociology and Anthropology. SOC 2210, 2600, 3630, and
3620 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.

3 hrs Fine Arts

Students must satisfy this requirement through taking one or more
of the following courses (for a total of 3 hours).  Exception: A student
may not take Class Piano or Class Voice for core credit concurrently
with applied (private) lessons on that instrument. A student may,
however, receive core credit for a combination of class and private
lessons on a single instrument if the instruction occurs during different
semesters. All courses are 3 credit hours except where noted. Fine
Arts majors must fulfill the Fine Arts Bachelor of Arts Core Requirements
via an FA arts course outside of their primary major.

Fine Arts Courses
FPA1000 Intro to the Arts
FPA1100 The Arts and Social Change

Studio Art Courses
ART2000: Drawing I                             
ART2100: Design                                  
ART2120: Intro to 3D Design
ART2150: Color Theory
ART2200: Painting I
ART2300: Printmaking I
ART2400: Ceramics I
ART2450: Sculptural I
ART2480 Fibers and Textiles
ART2490 Jewelry and Metalsmithing
ART2500: Computer Art I
ART2600: Photography I
ART2700: Graphic Design I

Art History Courses
AAM 2120 Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
AAM2220 Introduction to African-American Art
AAM2320 Art of the African Diaspora
ARTH1000: Approaching the Arts
ARTH1010: History of Western Art
ARTH1020: History of Architecture
ARTH1030: Parallel Themes in Art and Literature
ARTH1040: Art and Film
ARTH1080: Masterpieces in Art
ARTH1090 Global Masterpieces in Art
ARTH1110: History of Western Art I
ARTH1120: History of Western Art II
ARTH1500: Life and Times of Michelangelo
ARTH1800: Approaching Abstract Art
ARTH2050: Controversy in Art
ARTH 2070:  Art and the Body
ARTH2100:  Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths: Past and
ARTH2120: Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
ARTH2130: Pre-Columbian Art
ARTH2140 Islamic Art and Society
ARTH2150: Saints in Art
ARTH2200: Art in Rome
ARTH2220: Introduction to African-American Art
ARTH2300: Ancient Art Survey
ARTH2320: Art of African Diaspora
ARTH2350: Excavating Culture of Three Faiths
ARTH2400: Medieval Art Survey
ARTH2500: Renaissance Art Survey
ARTH2600: Baroque and Rococo Art Survey
ARTH 2700: American Art: Colonial to WW II
ARTH2710: American Art Survey
ARTH2750: Nineteenth Century Art
ARTH2800: Modern Art Survey
ARTH2900: The History of Art Media
ARTH3140: Islamic Art & Society
ARTH 3700: American Art: Colonial to WWII: Advanced Studies
ASTD2100: Studies in American Photography
CMM1400:  Film Criticism 

Dance Courses
DANC2630:  Modern Dance/Modern Movement
DANC2640: Dance: Ballet, Modern, and Jazz

Music Courses
MUSC1000: Approaching the Arts: Music
MUSC1100: Music Fundamentals
MUSC1150: History of Jazz
MUSC1160: Music in St. Louis
MUSC1170: World Music
MUSC 1180  Music of the African Diaspora
MUSC 1190  American Musical Mosaic
MUSC1260: Piano for Beginner 1
MUSC 1270: Piano for Beginners 2
MUSC 1400: Lower Division Class Music
MUSC2010-2070: Applied Music
MUSC2270: Music Theory I
MUSC2360: Music Literature Seminar
MUSC2500: Intermediate Piano 1
MUSC2510: Intermediate Piano 2
MUSC3300: History of Music I
MUSC3310: History of Music II
MUSC3420: University Chorale
MUSC3440: University Mastersingers
MUSC3450: Jazz Ensemble
MUSC3460: String Ensembles
MUSC3470: Pep Band
MUSC3480: Guitar Ensemble
MUSC3490: Concert Band
MUSC3500: Piano Ensemble

Theatre Courses
THR1000: Approaching the Arts: Theatre
THR1500: Intro to Theatre
THR2050: Intro to 3D Design
THR2400: Page to Stage
THR2510: Acting 1: Fundamentals
THR2700: U.S. Diversity in Theatre

6 hrs Cultural Diversity
A&S degree seeking students enrolling Fall semester 2011 or thereafter must complete one course
from the Diversity in the U.S. list and one course from the Global Citizenship list below.  Diversity
in the US and Global Citizenship courses may do "Double Duty" by satisfying another core, major or 
minor requirement. (To view the Cultural Diversity requirement for students enrolled at SLU
BEFORE Fall 2011, click on this link:
Cultural Diversity requirement-Before Fall 2011.)

3 hrs Diversity in the U.S.
AAM2000 Introduction to African American Studies
AAM2010 Contemporary Black America
AAM2220/ARTH2220 Introduction to African-American Art
AAM2500/CMM2300 Intergroup Dialog
AAM2900 Intergroup Dialogue - Black Male Identity
AAM3370 Spirituals, Motown, and Hip Hop:  African American Social History and Music
AAM4340/PSY4340 African American Psychology
AAM4330/WGST 4330/PSY4330 Psychology of Oppression
AAM4810/PHIL4820 Philosophy and Race
AAM4900/WGST4800 Black Women in Society
ARTH2220/AAM2220 Introduction to African-American Art
ASTD 3200 The Urban Crisis
ASTD1000 Investigating America: An Introduction to American Studies 
ASTD2600 American Places
ASTD 2700 Gender, Race, Social Justice
ASTD3000 American Decades
ASTD3100 Making the American City: Culture, Space, & 20th-century U.S. Urbanisms
ASTD3900 Mixed-Race America
ASTD3020 American Mosaic - Literature and Diversity
CCJ2250 Introduction to Corrections
CMM2300/AAM2500 Intergroup Dialogue
CMM3300/WGST3300 Intercultural Communication
CMM4320 Communication across Racial Divisions
CMM4350 Stereotyping and Bias in Mass Media
CSDI3000 Chara. Multicult Poultn
ENGL 3280 American Literatures after 1856
ENGL 3520 African American Lit. Traditions II: After 1900
ENGL3550 Native American Literature
ENGL3560 Ethnic American Literature
ENGL3240 Reading the Female Bildungsroman
HCE4260 Race and Research Ethics
HIST3500 Progressive Era to the Jazz Age, 1890-1920
HIST 3580 American Slavery
HIST3590 American Women
HIST3640 History of the American West
MLNG3210 Repairing the World: Social Justice through the Lenses of the Jewish Tradition
MUSC 1180 Music of the African Diaspora
MUSC 1190 American Musical Mosaic
PHIL4320 Feminism and the History of Ethics
PHIL4810/WSTD4810 Philosophy of Feminism
PHIL4820/AAM4810 Philosophy and Race
POLS 1200 U.S. State and Urban Politics
POLS2010 Ethics and Politics
POLS2150 Race and Politics
POLS2220 Urban Politics
POLS3130 Civil Liberties and Rights
POLS3770/WSTD3775 Feminist Theory-Gender Justice
POLS3780 Disability Theory and Politics
POLS3800 The Structure of Poverty: Globally and Locally
POLS3330 Metropolitan Environment
POLS 4710 Citizenship and Social Difference
PSY4330/WGST4330/AAM4330 Psychology of Oppression
PSY4340/AAM4340 African American Psychology
PUBH3100 Public Health and Social Justice
SOC1110 Introduction to Sociology: Diversity Emphasis
SOC1120 Sociology: Diversity and Health
SOC1500 The Urban Community:Race, Class and Spatial Justice
SOC2110 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
SOC3290 Native Peoples of North America
SOC3430/WSTD3430 Marriage and Family
THR2700 Exploring U.S. Diversity in Theatre
SWRK3200 Diversity and Anti-Oppression Practice
WGST1900 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2700 Multicultural US Feminisms
WGST3300/CMM3300 Intercultural Communication
WGST3430/SOC3430 Marriage and Family
WGST3775/POLS3770 Feminist Theory-Gender Justice
WGST4200/PSY426 Psychology of Women
WGST4330/PSY4330/AAM4330 Psychology of Oppression
WGST4800/AAM4900 Black Women in Society
WGST4810/PHIL4810 Philosophy of Feminism

3 hrs Global Citizenship
AAM2120/ARTH2120 Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
AAM2320/ARTH2320 Art of African Diaspora
ARTH1090 Global Masterpieces in Art
ARTH2100 Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths: Past and
ARTH2120/AAM2120 Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
ARTH2140 Islamic Art and Society
ARTH2320/AAM2320 Art of African Diaspora
ARTH2350 Excavating Culture of 3 Faiths
ARTH3140 Islamic Art & Society
ASTD2200 American Homefronts, Global Wars
ASTD2300 Americans Abroad
BIOL1340 Diversity of Life
BIOL3280 Ethnobotany
CMM4650 International Public Relations
EAS1090 Climate Change
ENGL3500 Literature of the Postcolonial World
ENGL3540 Lit of the African Diaspora
ENGL3310 World Literary Traditions I
ENGL3320 World Literary Traditions II
ENGL3330 World Literary Traditions III
ENGL4680 Major Postcolonial Writers
FREN4180 French and International Relations
FREN4380 Hugo and the Miserables
FREN4870 Exoticism: France and its "Others"
HIST3230 Africa to 1884
HIST3240 Africa since 1884
ITAL 3540  Mafia and Antimafia in Italian Culture: Perceptions, Representations, Experiences
ITAL3650 All Things Trans-: Modern Italy Across Borders, Cultures, and Disciplines
LLC 3250 Migrants and Borders on Screen
MLNG3200 Israeli Culture:  From the birth of Zionism to the 21st Century
MUSC1170 World Music
PHIL3420 Environmental and Ecological Ethics
PHIL3490 Jewish Life: Middle Ages to Modern Time
POLS1510 Introduction to Politics of the Developing World
POLS1600 Introduction to International Politics
POLS2520 African Politics
POLS2530 Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
POLS2540 Ethnicity and Internal War
POLS2550 Political Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
POLS2560 The Politics of Asia
POLS2570 Introduction to Latin American Politics
POLS2600 Introduction to International Political Economy
POLS 2590 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
POLS3500 East Asian Political Economy
POLS3520 Communism, Capitalism and Social Justice
POLS3530 Comparative Revolutions
POLS3540 Latin American Social Movements
POLS3600 Problems of Globalization
POLS3650 International Relations of Africa
PSY4270 Cross-Cultural Psychology
PUBH2100 Introduction to Global Health
SOC1180 World Geography
SOC1200 Introduction to Anthropology
SOC 2080 'Urban Issues: Poverty in a Global Perspective' 
SOC2200  Cultural Anthropology
SOC 2460  Global Mental Health
SOC3180 Immigration
SPAN4350 Latin American Testimony
SPAN4380 Cultural Stereotypes: Latin Am
SPAN4400 Strangers in a Familiar Land: Displacements in Latin America
THEO2710 Religions of the World
THEO2720 Islam:Religion and Culture
WGST4860 Global and Transnational Feminism 


Updated 10/24/16

College of Arts & Sciences Facebook Page

Higher purpose. Greater good.
© 1818 - 2016  SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY   |   Disclaimer   |  Mobile Site
St. Louis   |   Madrid