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2006-2007 University Catalogue 
    
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Liberal Arts Curriculum


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Freshmen entering UArts in and after Fall 2005 follow a different set of Liberal Arts requirements than those who entered before 2005. This is the result of a new Liberal Arts curriculum. The new Liberal Arts requirements, along with those that govern currently enrolled and upper-class transfer students, are specified in the information that follows.

Liberal Arts Requirements For Freshmen Matriculating as of Fall 2005


Total Credits: 42

Liberal Arts Core Credits: 12


Based on transcripts, SAT scores, TSWE scores on the verbal test of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and a placement test, students may be placed in LACR 007/008 (ESL) or LACR 009. These courses do not satisfy the First Year Writing requirements and will not apply toward degree requirements. Students who successfully complete LACR 007 (and sometimes LACR 008) or LACR 009 will then take LACR 101, or may in some cases be assigned to LACR 100, First Year Writing, which counts toward the degree and substitutes for LACR 101.

Satisfactory completion of the First Year Writing sequence is required before registration for most other courses that carry Liberal Arts credit. Specific prerequisites are listed with the course description in the back of this catalog. In addition, failure to complete this sequence may cause the student to receive censure from the Academic Review Committee.

Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (SIFT) Credits: 3


Choose one of these seven courses:

Texts and Contexts


Perspectives on the Humanities 3 credits

Discipline History (DH) Credits: 9


Majors in:

Acting


Animation


Applied Theater Arts


Communication


Crafts


Dance


Film


Fine Arts (PT, PR, SC)


  • Art History Elective

Graphic Design


Illustration


  • Art History Elective

Industrial Design


Music


Musical Theater


Photography


Theater Design and Technology


Writing for Film and TV


Period Interpretations Credits: 6


Period Interpretations are interdisciplinary courses that explore the process by which we understand cultural eras. Students consider both conventional and innovative interpretations of cultural history. All students are required to take two Period Interpretation courses, one twentieth century, and one pre-twentieth century. Ideally, the twentieth century course is completed in the Junior year. Please note that a wide variety of Period Interpretations will be phased into the new Liberal Arts curriculum beginning in the Fall of 2007.

Electives Credits: 15


Students may choose electives from the extensive listing of courses. Some students concentrate their study in a single area (literature, psychology) while others take an array of courses from across the range of Liberal Arts offerings. The new Liberal Arts curriculum offers students a great deal of flexibility and freedom of choice. To make the best use of these opportunities, students should study the elective lists carefully, explore their educational opportunities with their advisors and with the Liberal Arts faculty and Dean, and create a coherent study plan.

Art History


Language, Literature, and Film


  • LA XXXX - Spanish I
  • LA XXXX - Spanish I

Period Interpretation


Until Fall 2007, PI courses are open only to students completing their Liberal Arts requirements under the “old Liberal Arts curriculum.”

Philosophy, Religion, and Interdisciplinary Studies


Science and Mathematics


Social Sciences


Liberal Arts Requirements For Students Matriculated Prior to Fall 2005


Total Credits: 42

Common Core Credits: 12


Discipline History (DH) Credits: 9


Majors in:

Acting


Animation


Applied Theater Arts


Communication


Crafts


Dance


Film


Fine Arts (PT, PR, SC)


  • Art History Elective

Graphic Design


Illustration


  • Art History Elective

Industrial Design


Multimedia


Six credits chosen from any Arts/Discipline History

Music


Musical Theater


Photography


Theater Design and Technology


Writing for Film and TV


Liberal Arts Distribution Credits: 21


  • Humanities (HU) Credits: 3 cr
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 6 cr
  • Literature (LIT) Credits: 3 cr
  • Natural Science or Mathematics (SCI/M) Credits: 3 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS) Credits: 6 cr

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