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Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assistance in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Goals

  • Students will write, speak, and listen more effectively.
  • Students will understand structures and possibilities of the human experience through the study of the social sciences, fine arts, and humanities.
  • Students will understand and apply the fundamental processes, methods, and reasoning of mathematics and science.
  • Students will collect and interpret information using appropriate research technology.
  • Students will become more engaged with the Franciscan traditions of service, social justice, stewardship for the environment and personal responsibility.

Core Courses

Associate’s Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

All Other Baccalaureate Degrees

COM 1000 Fundamentals of Speech

3

3

3

WRI 1100 Writing in the Public Sphere 1

3

3

3

Any AML, BRL, or LIT course 2100–2999

3

3

Fine Arts, select ONEof the following courses:

     FA 1401 Music of the Western World

     FA 1402 Orientation in Art

     FA 1403 Music of Many Cultures

     FA 1420 American Art

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music, select ONE of the following courses:

     FA 1401 Music of the Western World

     FA 1403 Music of Many Cultures

 

 


 

 

3

 

 

Art, select ONE of the following courses

     FA 1402 Orientation in Art

     FA 1420 American Art

3

HIS 1201 History of the United States: 1896 to Present

3

3

3

Liberal Arts elective 2

3

Natural Science or Mathematics 3

6

3

6

Philosophy Group A, select ONE of the following courses:

     PHI 1101 Basic Problems in Philosophy

     PHI 1114 Reasoning and Argumentation

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

Philosophy elective 2000-2999

3

3

Philosophy elective 3000 or higher

3

REL elective (any 1000- or 2000-level)

3

SOC 1000 Principles of Sociology

3

3

3

Total

30

21

42

1 Students who achieve a superior score on the placement test or who meet other criteria established by the English department may be exempt from the WRI 1100 requirement and substitute another English course.

2 Liberal arts must be selected from AMJ, AML, BIO, BRL, CHE, COM, DRA, ECO, ENG, FA, FRE, HIS, HON, HS, ICS, ITA, LAT, LIT, MAT, PHI, PHY, PSC, PSY, REL, SCI, SOC, SPA, SS, or WRI listings. The following courses will not count as liberal arts electives: ECO 3331, ECO 3332, ECO 3333, ECO 4433

3 Natural Science courses must be selected from BIO, CHE, PHY, or SCI listings.

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