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Content Areas

General Education Program

The content area component of the general education program includes a broad exposure to the liberal arts in academic disciplines. Courses are carefully coded into content areas. Students taking the Lasallian Core Traditions Program must complete course work in all coded areas. Students in the Lasallian Honors Program must complete one faith traditions course, one natural scientific systems course with a lab, and one quantitative systems course.

Aesthetics (AE)
ID160 and one course from:
AR101 Art Appreciation
AR103 Art Foundations I
AR122 Drawing I
AR211 Ceramics
AR260 Introduction to Italian Art & Culture
AR370 Philosophy of Art
AR371 Art History I
MU150 Experiencing Music
MU171 Piano Class
MU255 Jazz History
MU341 Music History I
MU342 Music History II
PH370 Philosophy of Art
TA160  Theatre Appreciation
TA302 Modern Movies
Cultural Traditions (CT)
One course from:
AN300 Introduction to Anthropology
F331 French Civilization/Culture
F332 Francophone Societies
F447 La Littérature Engagée
GE305 Introduction to Geography
H111 Global History to 1500
H112 Global History Since 1500
H113 U.S. History to 1865
H114 U.S. History Since 1865
H151 American History for Education Majors
H315 American-East Asian Relations
H321 The Early Middle Ages
H322 The High Middle Ages
H390 Modern China
SP331 Civilization/Culture Spain
SP332 Civilization/Culture Latin America
TA221 History of Theatre I: Origins through the Renaissance
TA321 History of Theatre II: Enlightment to Romanticism
Faith Traditions One (FT1)
One course from:
TH112 History of the Bible
TH113 Bible and Belief
TH114 Religions of the Book
TH115 The Mystery of Salvation
Faith Traditions Two (FT2)
One course from:
H333 The Reformation
TH250 Christian View of the Human Person
TH260 Foundations in Catholic Theology
TH270 Christianity in a Global Context
Human Systems (HS)
One course from:
CJ111 Introduction to Criminal Justice
EC261 Principles of Microeconomics
HS111 Introduction to Human Services
MC111 Introduction to Mass Communication
PS102 American National Government
PS304 Political and Social Thought I
PS305 Political and Social Thought II
PY111 General Psychology
PY220 Abnormal Psychology
S110 Sociological Imagination
S304 Political and Social Thought I
S305 Political and Social Thought II


Literature (LI)
One course from:
E175 Introduction to Literature
E300 Dimensions of Literature
E333 Shakespeare
F443 French/Francophone Novel
F445 French/Francophone Theater
F446 French/Francophone Poetry
SP443 Medieval/Renaissance Spanish Literature
SP444 18th-20th Century Spanish Literature
SP445 Latin American Literature through the 18th Century
SP446 19th-20th Century Latin American Literature
Moral Traditions (MT)
One course from:
PH202 Philosophy in Our World
PH305 Health Care Ethics
PH343 Contemporary Ethical Issues
PH345 Philosophy of the Person
PH346 Ethical Issues in the Sciences
PH362 Business Ethics
PH387 Philosophy of the Law
Natural Scientific Systems (NS)
Two courses; at least one course must have a lab:
B105 Environmental Biology with Laboratory
B110 &
Botany & Zoology I &
Botany & Zoology I Laboratory
B120 &
Botany & Zoology II &
Botany & Zoology II Laboratory
B200 &
Human Biology &
Human Biology Laboratory
B210 Current Scientific Issues
B350 Heredity and Society
C110 World of Materials with Laboratory
C131 &
General Chemistry I &
General Chemistry I Laboratory
P111 The Earth and the Solar System
P113 Physics of Sound and Music
P121 Astronomy: The Stars and Beyond
P155 Foundations of Physics
P201 &
Introductory to Physics I &
Introductory to Physics I Laboratory

The Natural Scientific Systems Content Area requirement has as its primary goal that, in the process of completing these courses, students come to recognize science as an important human endeavor which continues to influence contemporary cultures by its distinctive approach and worldview. To that end, the requirement identifies the necessity for educated critical participants within those cultures to possess

  1. A basic level of literacy about science (as a systematic enterprise of gathering knowledge about the world and organizing that knowledge into testable laws and theories); courses fulfilling this requirement should therefore require that students demonstrate mastery of a subset of material representative of the particular discipline (biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology); as well as
  2. A basic familiarity with science's methods (particularly its radical openness to exposing ideas and results to independent testing and replication, and a self-correcting willingness to modify accepted conclusions when confronted with more complete or reliable experimental evidence); courses fulfilling this requirement should therefore require that students be able to discuss specific situations or scenarios within the course material as illustrative examples of science's methods.
Quantitative Systems (QS)
One course from:
BU215 Business Statistics
M109 Mathematical Concepts II: Geometry
M149 Calculus with Precalculus II
M151 Calculus I
ST132 Reasoning with Statistics
ST232 Introduction to Statistics