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Fundamental Skills and Knowledge (12-18 credits)

Oral Communication (3 credits) Must pass with a grade of C or better
COMM 129, 132, 203, 228, 329

Written Communication (3 credits) Must pass with a grade of C or better
ENGL 101

Research (1 credit)
Information Literacy 101

Quantitative Reasoning & Information Technology (3 credits) Must pass with a grade of C or better
CSCI 281, MATH 131 or higher, STAT 213, STBE 137

Health and Fitness (2 credits)
KIN 149 plus one other KIN activity course; Good Samaritan course (KIN 200, 206) or varsity sport

Second Language
French, German, Spanish through 102 level

Liberal Arts Perspectives (15 credits)

Creative Arts
Art: ART 100, 135, 200, 201, 203, 207, 208, 220, 231, 232, 233, 234, 303, 304, 331
English: ENGL 199, 317, 319, 321, 328, 415, 418
Kinesiology: KIN 211, 212, 213, 218, 301
Music: MUS 102-106, 111, 117, 118, 119,
121-127, 150, 203, 303, 311, 313
OR one year music ensemble
OR one year same musical instrument
Theatre: THTR 105, 205, 206, 207, 209, 307, 390

Natural Sciences
Astronomy: ASTR 201, 221
Biology: BIOL 101, 106-109, 112, 115, 120, 123, 199
Chemistry: CHEM 103-105, 120
Criminal Justice: CRJU 120
Geography: GEOG 201
Natural Science: NSCI 105, 106, 202, 205
Physics: PHYS 203, 251

Social Sciences

Computer Science: CSCI 101
Criminal Justice: CRJU 101, 316
Economics: ECON 201, 202
Education: EDUC 284
Finance: FNCE 200
Geography: GEOG 205
International Studies: INTL 221
Kinesiology: KIN 335
Management: MGMT 101
Political Science: PSCI 101, 103, 104, 110, 120, 130, 199, 230, 232, 299, 301, 304, 305, 309, 310, 313, 320, 370, 330, 399
Psychology: PSYC 105, 201, 203, 212, 375
Sociology: SOC 101, 120, 210, 220, 235, 250, 260, 323, 325, 326, 340, 350, 356, 360, 365, 375

Humanities

Art History: AH 120, 130, 250, 251, 320, 323, 324, 326, 345-347, 350-355, 357, 451
Classical Studies: CSM 101
English: ENGL 120-125, 201, 202, 210, 211, 220-223, 240-243, 246, 302-304, 306, 307, 309, 310, 341, 343-348, 360, 370
French: 202, 301, 303, 304
German Studies: GS 202, 301-304
History: HIST 100-103, 201, 202, 210-213, 215-217, 250, 306-312, 317-326, 330, 336-346, 350
International Studies: IS 101, 201, 204, 210
Kinesiology: KIN 273
Latin: LAT 101, 102
Music: MUS 101, 110, 114-116, 120, 130, 309
Spanish: SPAN 202, 311, 313, 314
Theatre: THTR 202, 210, 218, 304, 305, 315, 316, 321, 385
Women and Gender Studies: WGS 201, 210, 310, 315, 320, 330, 340

Catholic Intellectual Tradition (12 credits)

Philosophy (3 credits)
Theology: THEO 101, 107, 110, 120, 125, 130, 132, 141, 160, 165, 250, 255, 275, 301-304, 306, 310, 311, 316,
319-326, 331-337, 341-342, 344, 351, 352, 354, 355, 360, 401, 450
Catholic Studies: CATH 201, 401
Justice and Peace: JPS 101, 201
Philosophy: PHIL 100-102, 207, 200, 210, 217, 302, 305, 310, 311, 340, 343, 350, 360, 375, 390, 400

Integrated Learning (0-24 additional credits)

This requirement addresses a core value of St. Ambrose University: integration of the liberal arts with the Catholic intellectual tradition. As the patron saint of St. Ambrose observes: "in all people there lies, in accordance with human nature, a desire to search out the truth which leads us on to have a longing for knowledge and learning and infuses into us a wish to seek after it. To excel in this seems a noble thing" (de Off.I.125). An integrated multi-discipline approach to learning enables students to practice critical thinking to solve problems and equips students for success.

Students may choose one of the following options:

A. Individualized Interdisciplinary Minor (IIM) 15 credits. Helpful models exist for many majors including: art, education, engineering, kinesiology, nursing, pre-OT and pre-healthcare. For details, go to General Education Forms for Students. With early planning and advising, this option may be completed using liberal arts and Catholic intellectual tradition courses already required for general education.

B.  Interdisciplinary Option

Course

# Credits required

# Credits already addressed in general education coursework

Catholic Studies

18

18

Classical Studies

21

18

Environmental Studies

19

13

German Studies

15

12

Justice & Peace Studies

17

17

Organizational Leadership

15

12

Pre-Law Studies

18

15

Women and Gender Studies

18

18

 C. Signature Integration Concentration Option (12 credits)

  • at least 12 credits from at least three academic departments;
  • at least 3 credits at 300+ level;
  • experiential learning may substitute for 3 credits;
  • capstone element;
  • up to 6 completed credits may be applied to SIC.


D. Honors Option: Program Level One

Complete Honors Program Level I: HON 101, 102, 112, 201, 301; SVLN 201, 301 
(For those accepted into Honors I)

E. Second Major in economics or in any department in the College of
Arts and Sciences. Credits may vary.