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Undergraduate Degrees

The University offers three baccalaureate degrees:

  • The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, Art and Graphic Design, Communication, English, History, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Theatre Arts
  • The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Musical Performance
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Computer and Information Science, Human Services and Kinesiology

Specific Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

A curriculum that may require a maximum of 60 units of course work in or out of the major department beyond the General Education Requirements. A minimum of 24 upper-division units is required in the major.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

A rigorous curriculum designed to prepare talented students for professional careers in the arts. The BFA in Musical Theatre leads to a professional degree in musical theatre. The BFA or its equivalent is generally a prerequisite to graduate professional studies (MFA). A total of 72-78 units of work in the major is required for the BFA. Students in the program are encouraged to enroll in selected Summer courses to spread the program requirements more evenly over four years.

Bachelor of Science

A curriculum that may require a maximum of 75 units of course work in or out of the major department beyond the General Education Requirements. A minimum of 33 units shall be required in the major or in directly related fields, and of these, at least 24 units shall be upper-division work in the major department.

Degrees with Multiple Majors

While a student may be eligible for a degree with multiple majors, Notre Dame de Namur University does not award degrees of more than one type (for example, a BA and a BS) simultaneously. Students completing requirements for majors in more than one degree type must declare a primary major that dictates which degree is awarded.

Professional Studies/Evening Program

The Professional Studies/Evening Programs at Notre Dame de Namur University are upper-division programs designed to enable career-oriented working adults to complete a bachelor's degree in the evening. Majors in Computer Science and Psychology are offered in the regular 15-week Fall and Spring semesters. Majors in Business Administration, Human Services, and Liberal Studies are offered in six seven-week terms in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Only students accepted into the Accelerated Programs may enroll in seven-week Accelerated courses; however, Accelerated Program students may enroll concurrently in 15-week semester courses. Evening classes generally meet one night per week. Students should consult with their advisors regarding the availability and scheduling of General Education courses in the evening.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

To be eligible for graduation with a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame de Namur University, a student must meet the following requirements, as defined in this section:

  • Major Requirements
  • Institutional Requirements
  • General Education Requirements

The goals of this tripartite structure for bachelor's degree programs are: the General Education segment promotes connection to the University's Mission while developing essential skills, attitudes, and breadth for full participation in our diverse society; the Major segment requires students to achieve depth in a specific area; and the Institutional Requirements segment provides further structure for the academic integrity of the degree and the opportunity for exposure to other areas of interest through elective courses.

Major (and Optional Minor) Requirements

Each student must complete the program for a defined academic major, as described later in this Catalog, or the program for an interdisciplinary major, as defined in this section.

Students may optionally complete an academic minor or second major. As with majors, a minor must be a defined program, as described later in this Catalog, or an interdisciplinary minor, as defined in this section. General rules and restrictions for completion of majors and minors are cataloged in this section.

Major: Minimum Unit Requirement

An academic major must include a minimum of 24 discrete units of upper-division course work in the major discipline.

Minor: Minimum Unit Requirement

An academic minor must include a minimum of 12 discrete units in the chosen area, of which 6 units must be upper-division and taken in residency.

Majors and Minors: Discrete Unit Requirement

Units of course work counted toward the minimum 24 units required for a major and the minimum 12 units required for a minor cannot be used to meet the minimum unit requirements for another major or minor (i.e., the units must be discrete). For example, a double major must consist of at least 48 discrete units, a major and minor of 36 discrete units, and a major and two minors of 48 discrete units.

Interdisciplinary Majors

Students may design interdisciplinary majors under the guidance of an academic advisor and by agreement of the chairs of the departments concerned. The major will involve a program flexible enough to satisfy the individual needs of the student but structured enough to ensure a practical group of related courses that includes at least 24 upper-division units and a concentration in one area. The following interdisciplinary majors are examples of possible programs:

  • Humanities: A broad background in the humanities and a special competence in English, Modern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy or Religious Studies
  • Languages and Literature: Training in linguistics, literary criticism, English and foreign languages, and their literatures
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies: A selection of courses from these two areas to bring focus to the intersection of faith, reason, spirituality and ethics
  • Software Engineering and Management: Courses from Computer Science and Business appropriate to entry-level technical management
Interdisciplinary Minors

Students may design interdisciplinary minors under the guidance of an academic advisor and by agreement of the chairs of the departments concerned. The minor will involve a program flexible enough to satisfy the individual needs of the student but structured enough to ensure a practical group of related courses that includes at least 12 units, of which 6 units must be upper-division and taken in residency. Possible program areas in which interdisciplinary minors might be developed include European Studies, Film Studies, Social Justice Studies and Women Studies.

Institutional Requirements

Total Unit Requirement

A total of 124 semester units are required for the bachelor's degree. These must include a minimum of 46 units in upper-division courses; at least 24 of the upper-division units must be in the major.

A single course may be used to fulfill both a General Education Requirement and a major or minor requirement. While a single course may be used to satisfy multiple requirements, no course may be counted more than once toward the 124 semester unit requirement.

A maximum of 16 units in performance and activities courses, excluding courses required in the major, may be applied toward the total unit requirement with a limit of 5 units per semester. A list of performance and activities courses can be found in the Undergraduate Policies and Procedures section.

Academic Residency Requirement

A student must complete at least 30 units at Notre Dame de Namur University in at least two semesters. The last 12 units toward the degree must be done consecutively at NDNU. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division units in the major at NDNU. (These may be included in the 30 residency units.) Only units earned after matriculation may be applied to residency.

Requirements for Second Bachelor's Degrees

Students admitted to a second bachelor's degree program must complete at least 30 units of course work toward the second bachelor's degree at Notre Dame de Namur University taken in at least two semesters after admission. See Undergraduate Admission for admissions requirements. This NDNU course work must include a minimum of 12 upper-division units in the second major. In addition, each student must follow NDNU's General Education Requirements in effect at the time of (re)admission. These same requirements apply to students whose prior bachelor's degree was earned at NDNU. Such students must be readmitted to the University after their prior NDNU degree was awarded. The 30 units that they must complete in residence, as well as the minimum of 12 upper-division units in the second major, must be in terms subsequent to the term in which their prior NDNU degree was awarded.

Academic Standing Requirement

To be eligible to graduate, a student must have been in clear academic standing during the last semester of study. The student also must have achieved at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in course work toward the degree and at least a 2.0 GPA in Major Requirements in any major included on the degree at the time that all other graduation requirements are satisfied.

U.S. History Requirement

Students who have not completed a United States history course with grade "C" (2.0) or higher for each term in an American high school or an American international school are required to pass one 3-unit course in United States History. NDNU does not accept a C- or lower. An official high school transcript is required.

The U.S. History requirement can be satisfied at NDNU by taking and passing one of the following courses:

HST1020                        United States History

HST2300                        American History, 1607 – 1877

HST2310                        American History, 1877 – Present

HST2330                        History and Politics of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

HST2340                        America’s Ethnic History

PSC2320                        The Constitution

General Education Requirements

The Foundations Requirements and the Thematic Curriculum Requirements are collectively referred to as the University General Education Requirements.

Summary

Foundations Requirements

Freshman Year Seminar – IDS1200                                                                            3

(for traditional-aged students entering day undergraduate
programs with 12 or fewer transfer units)

Lower-Division Writing                                                                                               3

World History                                                                                                              6

Mathematics                                                                                                                3

Modern Language (for BA, BFA)                                                                                6

or Culture and Language (for BS)

Upper-Division Writing                                                                                               3

Thematic Curriculum Requirements

Social and Personal Responsibility

Philosophy                                                                                                              3

Religious Studies*                                                                                                  6

*Only students in day undergraduate programs must additionally take at least 3 of these units at the upper-division level, and one course must be taken in residence.

The Individual, Society, and the Environment

Natural and Physical Science                                                                                 3

Social and Behavioral Science                                                                                3

Additional course from either of the above disciplines or                                      3

from Computational Sciences for all students

Creative Arts

Literature                                                                                                                3

Visual and Performing Arts                                                                                                3

Additional course from either of the above disciplines                                          3

required for students in day undergraduate programs only

Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity

Community Engagement                                                                                        3

Cultural Diversity (may not be double-dipped with Culture and Language)                       6

Notes on Cultural Diversity Requirement

The Cultural Diversity Requirement generally does not add units to a student's program. Rather, it is intended to be fulfilled by choosing courses from the approved list that also satisfy requirements in other areas of the student’s program with the exception of Culture and Language for BS students.

Fulfilling the Foundations Requirements

Freshman Year Seminar (3 units)

Freshmen satisfy this requirement by taking IDS1200 – Freshman Year Seminar. Students in evening programs, students matriculating with more than 12 units, and nontraditional age students need not satisfy this requirement.

Lower-Division Writing (3 units)

Students entering as freshmen fulfill this requirement by taking and passing ENG1030 – Freshman Composition. Transfer students with 30 units or more and nontraditional age students may substitute for ENG1030 an equivalent course in freshman composition from another institution or an additional upper-division writing course at NDNU.

Note: Freshman students who have passed a College Board Advanced Placement Examination(s) in English with a score of 3 or higher may earn 3 to 6 units of college credit and thereby fulfill all or part of the Writing and Literature Requirement.

Note: In addition to the Writing and Literature Requirement, all students must also satisfy the Upper-Division Writing Proficiency Requirement.

World History (6 units)

Students entering as freshmen fulfill this requirement by taking and passing HST1000 and HST1010. Transfer students (30 or more transferable units) may fulfill this requirement by satisfying Section A and Section B requirements below.

Note:  History course work taken by any student prior to matriculation to NDNU may be transferred in to satisfy NDNU’s World History requirement, provided course content meets the criteria for Section A and/or Section B requirements below.  After matriculation, only World History course work may be transferred in by any student to satisfy this requirement.

Section A: 3 of the 6 units required must be in World History. To fulfill this section of the requirement, students may take any NDNU course from the following list:

HST1000                        World History I*

HST1010                        World History II*

HST2000                        World History I*

HST2010                        World History II*

HST2020                        World History*

HST2100                        History of Western Culture

HST2110                        History of Political and Social Thought

HST2120                        Modern Western Thought

HST2410                        Modern Times

*Students who have received credit for HST1000, HST1010, HST2000, or HST2010 are not permitted to take HST2020, and vice-versa. Students who have received AP credit for World History may take any Section A course other than HST1000, HST1010, HST2000, HST2010 or HST2020, OR any Section B course to satisfy the remainder of their History requirement.

Section B: The remaining 3 units of the requirement may be fulfilled by any 3-unit NDNU History (HST) course or one NDNU Political Science (PSC) course from the following list:

PSC2130                        Latin American Area Studies

PSC2140                        African Area Studies

PSC2150                        Asian Area Studies

PSC2160                        Middle East Area Studies

PSC2330                        Gender and the Law

Mathematics (3 units)

MTH1105                      Mathematics and Life

MTH1111                      Statistical Concepts

MTH1216                      Precalculus with Trigonometry

MTH1225                      Statistics for Business

MTH1320                      Calculus I

MTH1321                      Calculus II

MTH1322                      Applied Calculus

MTH1330                      Calculus III

MTH2419                      Discrete Math

MTH2450                      Linear Algebra

MTH2502                      Statistics

MTH2522                      Probability and Statistics

MTH2606                      Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

MTH2607                      Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

All courses that fulfill the requirement assume mathematics placement at Level 1 or higher.  Per Policies for Awarding Transfer Credit (see page 34), to satisfy the Mathematics GE Foundations requirement, transferable courses that are not covered by current articulation agreements must be approved by the Mathematics Department.

Modern Language (6 units at NDNU or a placement test score of 3, which is equal to Level 2 proficiency)

At entrance, BA/BFA students may be tested for proficiency and placed at a skill level commensurate with prior experience in the language, unless eligible for exemption. (*see exemption list below.)

Two courses from another institution equivalent to the academic content of two NDNU courses of the same language will also satisfy the Modern Language requirement, provided that the courses appear on an NDNU articulation agreement or are otherwise approved by the Modern Languages department chair.

Note: Many community colleges are offering full-semester courses that cover only half of the academic content of NDNU language courses, requiring four of these half-semester-equivalent courses to meet the NDNU two-semester course requirement.

Note: For colleges on the quarter system, three (3) quarter courses are equivalent to two semester-equivalent courses to meet the requirement.

Students who place into the first semester of language study at NDNU are required to take the equivalent of two NDNU semester courses, mastering proficiency level 2. These students may choose any two courses in the same language from this list:

FRE1001                        Basic Practical French I

FRE1008                        Basic Practical French II

ITA1001                        Introduction to Italian I

ITA1008                        Introduction to Italian II

LAT1001                        Introduction to Latin I

LAT1008                        Introduction to Latin II

SPA1001                        Introduction to Spanish I

SPA1008                        Introduction to Spanish II

**Students who place into and pass any one of the following second-semester (or higher) NDNU language courses are considered to have satisfied the Modern Language requirement.

FRE1008                        Basic Practical French II

FRE1016                        Intermediate Conversation I

FRE1024                        Intermediate Conversation II

FRE2100                        Advanced Conversation I

FRE2108                        Advanced Conversation II

FRE2116                        Pronunciation in Cultural Context

FRE2124                        French Society in Texts and Films

FRE2126                        French Culture and Gastronomy

FRE2128                        Litterature de Jeunesse

FRE2132                        The French Today

FRE2134                        Introduction to French Civilization

FRE2140                        Women in French Literature

FRE2886                        Special Topics: Les Penseurs Sociaux

ITA1008                        Introduction to Italian II

LAT1008                        Introduction to Latin II

SPA1008                        Introduction to Spanish II

SPA1016                        Intermediate Spanish I

SPA1024                        Intermediate Spanish II

SPA2106                        Spanish Conversation through Theatre

SPA2108                        La herencia cultural de latinoamérica

SPA2124                        Spanish for a Bilingual World: Community Service and Business

SPA2125                        Spanish for Professionals

SPA2134                        “Reel” Latin America: A Continent through Film

SPA2135                        Introducción a la literatura latinoaméricana
SPA2136                        Literature and Film of the Spanish-Speaking World

Culture and Language (6 units)

BS students may choose from the following options:

  1. Two courses of the same Modern Language equivalent to two semesters at NDNU. See requirements for BA/BFA students;
  2. Two Culture and Language courses at NDNU from the following list;
  3. One Modern Language course equivalent to a semester course at NDNU and one course from the following list of Culture and Language courses.

Note: Students who take these courses to fulfill their Culture and Language requirement may not use the same courses to fulfill their Cultural Diversity requirement.

CUL2100                        Introduction to French Literature in Film

CUL2108                        French Cinema, Culture, and Language

CUL2124                        Modern France: Culture and Language

CUL2135                        Business Culture of France vs. USA

CUL2140                        Business French II

CUL2200                        Mexico: Politics, Culture, and Language

CUL2208                        Central America: Politics, Culture, and Language

CUL2216                        Andean Nations: Politics, Culture, and Language

CUL2224                        Indigenous Cultures of Latin America

CUL2232                        Latino/Hispanic Experience in the USA

CUL2240                        Mexican American Literature, Language, and Film

CUL2248                        Culture and Language of Latin America through Film

CUL2250                        Literature of Latin America

CUL2308                        Intercultural Cinema

CUL2316                        Cultural Heritage and Language of China

CUL2400                        African Cinema, Culture, and Language

CUL2500                        Service Learning: Spanish Community Service Project

HST2200                        History, Culture, and Language of France I

HST2210                        History, Culture, and Language of France II

*Exemption from Modern Language or Culture and Language Requirement

Students who demonstrate oral and written language competency by meeting one of the following criteria are exempt from the Modern Language (BA or BFA) or the Culture and Language (BS) requirement. To demonstrate competency, a student may:

  • Be a native speaker of a language other than English and provide an official transcript showing attendance at a school in the native language
  • Pass an NDNU foreign language placement examination with a proficiency score of 3, or pass an equivalent exam at a corresponding level (Exam must be approved in advance by the Chair of the Modern Languages Department. For non-European languages, this usually involves passing a test sent from the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C., and administered at NDNU.)
  • Complete the third-year level of a foreign language in high school with grades "C" (2.0) or higher for each term within the third year. NDNU does not accept a C- or lower. An official high school transcript is required.
  • Score 600 or higher on a College Board Achievement Test in foreign language
  • Pass a College Board Advanced Placement Examination in a foreign language with a score of 3 or higher
  • Transfer in a course equivalent to a second-semester NDNU course of a language with a C (*2.0) or higher
Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)

All students must complete 3 upper-division units in writing (in addition to the Lower-Division College Writing requirement that is part of the General Education). These units may be completed in a variety of ways:

  • By taking writing-intensive courses in the disciplines that are designated as WAC courses with a W suffix (e.g., BUS2116W Economic Development of Less Developed Countries, BUS2335W International Business, BUS2980W Business Policy, PSY2175W Abnormal Psychology, PSY2180W History and Systems of Psychology; each course satisfies 1 unit of the writing requirement)
  • By taking units in ENG2000 Writing Center and/or COM2456L Media Production Lab
  • By taking one of the following upper-division courses in writing:

ART2278           Writing about Art
BUS2006            Contemporary Professional Writing

COM2440          Writing for the Media

ENG2010          Writing in the Disciplines

ENG2108          Advanced Writing

HSP2206            Professional Writing

HSP2233            Grant Writing

NSC2432            Writing for the Sciences

Fulfilling the Thematic Curriculum Requirements:

Social and Personal Responsibility

Philosophy (3 units)

PHL1001                        Introduction to Philosophy

PHL1100                        Ancient Philosophy

PHL1105                        Modern Philosophy

PHL1110                        Nineteenth Century Philosophy

PHL1200                        Moral Problems

PHL1205C                     Law, Morality, and Society

PHL2100                        Ancient Philosophy

PHL2105                        Modern Philosophy

PHL2110                        Nineteenth Century Philosophy

PHL2115                        Asian Philosophies

PHL2200                        Moral Problems

PHL2210                        Political and Social Philosophy

PHL2215                        Theories of the Good Life

PHL2220                        Philosophy and the Environment

PHL2225                        Business Ethics

PHL2230                        Ethics and Professional Responsibility

PHL2235                        Bioethics

PHL2301                        Logic

PHL2400                        Philosophy of Science

PHL2405                        Philosophy of Mind

PHL2410                        Women and Philosophy

PHL2415                        Philosophy of Religion
PHL2420                        Philosophy of Love

Religious Studies (6 units)

Note: Only students in day undergraduate programs must additionally take at least 3 of these units at the upper-division level, and at least one course must be taken at NDNU.

ART2225                       Art History: Medieval

ART2230                       Art History: Art and Religion of the Far East

COM2416                      The Holocaust

HST2430                        Islam and the West

PHL2415                        Philosophy of Religion

REL1000                        Introduction to the Old Testament

REL1005                        Introduction to the New Testament

REL1105                        Jesus and the Gospels

REL1200                        Christianity: Beginnings to 1500

REL1205                        Modern Christianity

REL1250                        Religions of the World

REL1300                        Church and Sacraments

REL1400                        Challenged by Christian Ethics

REL1405                        The Christian in Society

REL1620                        Way of the Earth

REL2100                        Jesus of History/Christ of Faith

REL2110                        The Study of the Gospel of Mark

REL2120                        The Study of the Gospel of Luke and Acts

REL2130                        John, Gospel and Letters

REL2140                        The Pauline Letters

REL2145                        Mystical Experience in the Religions of the Book

REL2210                        Reel Religion: Christianity in Film

REL2250                        Religions of the World

REL2255C                     Social Justice in the World Religions (CE)

REL2260                        Islam: Faith and Practice

REL2265                        Buddhist Traditions

REL2310                        Religion and Technology

REL2425C                     Theologies of Liberation (CE)

REL2430                        Developments in Gender and Sexuality in Christianity

REL2600                        Voices in Christian Spirituality

REL2605                        Women's Spirituality

REL2620                        Way of the Earth

The Individual, Society, and the Environment

Natural and Physical Sciences (3 units)

BIO1004                        Human Biology

BIO1009                        Introduction to Biology

BIO2108                        Contemporary Environmental Issues

BIO2124                        Forensic Science

BIO2138C/2138L         Environmental Toxicology with Lab (CE)

CHE1202                       General Chemistry I

KIN2110                        Wellness and Stress Management

NSC1012                        Introduction to Nutrition

NSC2012                        Introduction to Nutrition

PHY2000C                     Science in Action (CE) (4)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 units)

BUS1100                        Macroeconomics

BUS1108                        Microeconomics

BUS1200                        Personal Financial Planning

HST2110                        History of Political and Social Thought

HST2120                        Modern Western Thought

HST2230                        Europe since World War II

HST2300                        American History, 1607-1877

HST2310                        American History, 1877-Present

HST2320                        Modern America

HST2330                        History and Politics of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

HST2340                        America's Ethnic History

HST2350                        California History

HST2400                        Novels as History

HST2410                        Modern Times

HST2420                        History and Politics in Films

HST2430                        Islam and the West

HST2440C                     Environmental History/Environmental Justice (CE) (4)

PSC1000                        Introduction to American Government

PSC1100                        Introduction to Comparative Government

PSC2100                        Introduction to Comparative Government

PSC2110                        International Relations

PSC2120                        World Geography

PSC2130                        Latin American Area Studies

PSC2140                        African Area Studies

PSC2150                        Asian Area Studies

PSC2160                        Middle East Area Studies

PSC2301C                      State and Local Government (CE) (4)

PSC2310                        Parties, Politics, and Campaigning

PSC2320                        The Constitution

PSC2330                        Gender and the Law

PSY1001                        Introduction to Psychology

PSY2101                        Personality Theory

PSY2133                        Social Psychology

PSY2141                        Developmental Psychology

PSY2149C                      Developmental Psychology in the Classroom and Community (CE) (4)

PSY2150                        Lifespan Development

PSY2157                        Abnormal Psychology

PSY2157W                     Abnormal Psychology (Writing Intensive)

PSY2201                        Counseling and Psychotherapy

PSY2217                        Conflict Resolution

PSY2233                        Jungian Psychology

PSY2309C                      Community Psychology (CE) (4)

PSY2409                        Building Community through Diversity

PSY2701                        Human Sexuality

PSY2717                        Women, Shakespeare, and Psychoanalysis

SOC1001                       Introduction to Sociology

SOC1009                       Cultural Anthropology

SOC2201C                     Social Change through Social Service I (CE)

SOC2205C                     Social Change through Social Service II (CE)

SOC2301                       The Family

SOC2309                       Criminology

SOC2317                       Deviant Behavior

SOC2345                       The Color of Crime: Race and Criminal Justice

SOC2349                       Youth, Crime, and Society

SOC2417                       Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication

SOC2502C                     Exploring the Inner World of the Inner City            (CE) (4)

SOC2504C                     The Promise of the Inner City (CE) (4)

SOC2601                       Animals in Society

SOC2609                       The Animal-Human Bond

SOC2617                       Teaching, Learning, and Healing Through Animals

SOC2750                       Social Change through Advocacy and Activism (1)

One additional course required (all students) from either of the above disciplines or from Computational Sciences below: (3 units)

CIS1130                         Foundations of Computer Science

CIS2885                         Senior Project

MTH2419                      Discrete Mathematics

MTH2450                      Linear Algebra

MTH2522                      Probability and Statistics

MTH2606                      Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

MTH2607                      Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

Creative Arts

Literature (3 units)

Students entering as freshmen fulfill this requirement by taking and passing ENG1040 Classics of World Literature I. Transfer students with 30 units or more and nontraditional age students may substitute for ENG1040 an equivalent course in literature from another institution or take 3 units of literature at NDNU from the following list:

ENG1040                      Classics of World Literature I

ENG1041                      Classics of World Literature II

ENG2200                      Survey of American Literature I

ENG2201                      Survey of American Literature II

ENG2220                      American Literary Movements: Jazz Age (1)

ENG2222                      American Literary Movements: Harlem Renaissance (1)

ENG2224                      American Literary Movements: Beat Poets (1)

ENG2248                      Great American Writers: Hawthorne (1)

ENG2252                      Great American Writers: Melville (1)

ENG2256                      Great American Writers: Twain (1)

ENG2260                      Great American Writers: Hemingway (1)

ENG2264                      Great American Writers: Faulkner (1)

ENG2268                      Great American Writers: Morrison (1)

ENG2270                      Great American Writers: Poe (1)

ENG2272                      Great American Writers: Dickinson (1)

ENG2274                      Great American Writers: Wharton (1)

ENG2400                      British Literature: Myth, Epic, and Romance

ENG2403                      British Literature: The Age of Elizabeth

ENG2408                      British Literature: Enlightenment and Revolution

ENG2412                      British Literature: Modernism and Postmodernism

ENG2544                      Shakespeare

ENG2545                      Shakespeare in Ashland (1-3)

ENG2600                      Women's Literature

ENG2604                      African-American Literature

ENG2608                      Asian-American Literature (1)

ENG2612                      Latino Literature (1)

ENG2616                      Native American Literature (1)

ENG2624                      Children's Literature

ENG2632                      Graphic Novels and Manga

ENG2636                      Mythology of Superheroes

ENG2646                      Detective Fiction

ENG2650                      Modern Poetry

ENG2656                      Literary Theory

ENG2997                      Senior Seminar

Visual and Performing Arts (3 units)

ART1001                       Drawing I

ART1010                       Drawing with Illustrator

ART1018                       Life Drawing I

ART1101                       Two-Dimensional Design

ART1109                       Color Design

ART1118                       Three-Dimensional Design

ART1127                       Advanced Design

ART1201                       Art through Time: An Art History Survey

ART2201                       Art History: Modern Art

ART2205                       Art History: Art of the Americas

ART2210                       Art History: Art in Business and Industry

ART2215                       Art History: Contemporary Art since 1945

ART2220                       Art History: Postmodern World in Art

ART2225                       Art History: Medieval

ART2230                       Art History: Art and Religion of the Far East

ART2301                       Representational Painting

ART2305                       Projects in Painting

ART2310                       Outdoor Painting

ART2401                       Media Graphics: Graphic Design

ART2405                       Media Graphics: Layout and Typography

ART2410                       Media Graphics: Production Techniques

ART2415                       Elements of Web Design: Photoshop

ART2501                       Printmaking: Etching

ART2505                       Printmaking: Multimedia Workshop

ART2601                       Techniques in Water-Based Media

ART2605                       Art Education Concepts

ART2615                       Sculpture I

ART2625                       Photography I

ART2635/2635C           Gallery Techniques*

DAN1045                      Dance Techniques I *

DAN2045                      Dance Techniques I *

MUS1200                       Music Theory I

MUS1310                       Creative Arts Experience

MUS1600                       Individual Instruction: Voice*

MUS1605                       Individual Instruction: Piano*

MUS1610                       Individual Instruction: Instrument**

MUS2310                       Creative Arts Experience

MUS2600                       Individual Instruction: Voice*

MUS2605                       Individual Instruction: Piano*

MUS2610                       Individual Instruction: Instrument**

THE1000                       Introduction to the Theatre

THE1005                       Oral Interpretation and Communication of Literature

THE1013                       Theatre and Drama in the Schools

THE1015                       Beginning Acting

THE1030                       Theatre Production and Stagecraft

THE1055                       Scenic Design and Model Building

THE1059C                    Introduction to Arts Management (CE)

THE2123                       Costume Development and Design

THE2125                       Theatre Production and Stagecraft I

THE2135W                   Development of Drama and Theatre to 1600

THE2140W                   Development of Drama and Theatre from 1600 to 1800

THE2145W                   Development of Drama and Theatre from 1800 to Present

THE2150                       Directing

THE2153                       Theatre and Drama in the Schools

THE2159C                    Introduction to Arts Management (CE)

*Qualifies when 3 units of this course are taken within a four-semester sequence.

**Qualifies when 3 units of the same instrument are taken within a four-semester sequence.

One additional Literature or Visual and Performing Arts course – day students only (3 units)

Community Engagement (CE) (3 units)

As part of NDNU’s general education semi-thematic model, all baccalaureate day students are required to complete units in Community Engagement (CE).*

Students entering as freshmen are required to take the first-year seminar, which includes community engagement. In addition to this course, all traditional day undergraduates will take a second 3- or 4-unit, lower- or upper-division course designated as a community engagement course. Courses granting units in this requirement include community-based learning, community-based research, internships, and alternative break/immersion programs, all of which require a minimum of 15 hours of community service/research.

CE courses may be used to fulfill other General Education requirements or requirements within the major. Courses fulfilling this requirement carry the notation CE after their title.  Check the course description in this Catalog and the listings of each semester’s class schedule.

*For  those students who entered NDNU under an earlier Catalog, they may substitute a community engagement course for the career development requirement.

ART2635C                  Gallery Techniques (3)

BIO2138C              Environmental Toxicology (with lab component BIO2138L)

BUS1300C                  Community-Based Research and Statistical Analysis

BUS2990C                  Business Internship

COM2990C                 Internship

ENG2990C                 Internship

HST2440C                  Environmental History/Environmental Justice (4)

PHL1205C                  Law, Morality, Society

PHY2000C                  Science in Action (4)

PSC2301C                   State and Local Government (4)

PSY2149C                   Developmental Psychology in the Classroom and Community (4)

PSY2309C                   Community Psychology (4)

REL2255C                  Social Justice in the World Religions

REL2425C                  Theologies of Liberation

SOC2117C                  Analyzing Social Settings (4)

SOC2201C                  Social Change through Social Service I

SOC2205C                  Social Change through Social Service II

SOC2502C                  Exploring the Inner World of the Inner City (4)

SOC2504C                  Promise of the Inner City (4)

SOC2519C                  Streetwise Sociology (4)

THE1059C                 Introduction to Arts Management

THE2159C                 Introduction to Arts Management

Cultural Diversity (CDiv) (6 units)

All students are required to take 6 units in Cultural Diversity. An appreciation of cultural diversity is an important aspect of NDNU's social justice mission and CDiv courses are concerned with exploring cultural differences in a mindful effort to advance this aspect of our mission. Cultural diversity is integral to CDiv courses and cultural diversity content is presented throughout the course. Therefore, the number of CDiv units awarded for any course will equal the total number of units of that course (for example, any 3-unit CDiv course will be worth three CDiv units). Cultural Diversity courses may be used also to fulfill other General Education requirements (except Culture and Language) or requirements within the major. (Students in BS programs may not apply a Culture and Language course to both the Culture and Language requirement and the Cultural Diversity requirement). Courses fulfilling this requirement carry the notation (CDiv) after their title. Check the course descriptions in this Catalog and the listings in each semester's class schedule.

The following is an approved list of Cultural Diversity courses:

ART2205                       Art History: Art of the Americas

ART2230                       Art History: Art and Religion of Far East

BUS2016                        Change and Conflict Management: Theory and Practice

BUS2024                        Comparative International Management

BUS2040                        Women in Management

BUS2116/W                    Economic Development of Less Developed Countries

BUS2332                        International Marketing

BUS2335/W                   International Business

COM2416                      The Holocaust

CUL2140                        Business French II

CUL2200                        Mexico: Politics, Culture, and Language

CUL2208                        Central America: Politics, Culture, and Language

CUL2216                        Andean Nations: Politics, Culture, and Language

CUL2224                        Indigenous Cultures of Latin America

CUL2232                        Latino and Hispanic Experience in the USA

CUL2400                        African Cinema, Culture, and Language

CUL2500                        Service Learning: Spanish Community Service Project

ENG2222                      American Literary Movements: Harlem Renaissance

ENG2268                      Great American Writers: Morrison (1)

ENG2272                      Great American Writers: Dickinson (1)

ENG2274                      Great American Writers: Wharton (1)

ENG2600                      Women's Literature

ENG2604                      African-American Literature

ENG2608                      Asian-American Literature

ENG2612                      Latino Literature

ENG2616                      Native American Literature

ENG2632                      Graphic Novels and Manga

ENG2636                      Mythology of Superheroes

ENG2642                      History of World Cinema

FRE2140                        Women in French Literature

HSP2209                        Human Services

HSP2248                        Managing Cultural Diversity

HST2330                        History and Politics of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

HST2340                        America's Ethnic History

HST2430                        Islam and the West

MUS1320                       World Music

MUS2320                       World Music

NSC1001                        Science and Technology in Developing Countries

NSC1003                        Revolutionary Women and Minorities in Science

NSC1018                        Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries

NSC2001                        Science and Technology in Developing Countries

NSC2003                        Revolutionary Women and Minorities in Science

NSC2018                        Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries

PHL2115                        Asian Philosophies

PHL2410                        Women and Philosophy

PSC2120                        World Geography

PSC2130                        Latin American Area Studies

PSC2140                        African Area Studies

PSC2150                        Asian Area Studies

PSC2160                        Middle East Area Studies

PSC2161                        Model Arab League (1)

PSY2409                        Building Community through Diversity (1)

PSY2717                        Women, Shakespeare, and Psychoanalysis

REL1250                        Religions of the World

REL1620                        Way of the Earth

REL2250                        Religions of the World

REL2255C                     Social Justice in the World Religions (CE)

REL2260                        Islam: Faith and Practice

REL2265                        Buddhist Traditions

REL2425C                     Theologies of Liberation (CE)

REL2430                        Developments in Gender and Sexuality in Christianity

REL2605                        Women's Spirituality

REL2620                        Way of the Earth

SOC1009                       Cultural Anthropology

SOC2301                       The Family

SOC2345                       The Color of Crime: Race and Criminal Justice

SOC2401                       Race and Ethnicity

SOC2417                       Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication

SOC2425                       Cultures, Communities, and Criminality

SOC2433                       Cross-Cultures and Subcultures

SOC2502C                     Exploring the Inner World of the Inner City (CE) (4)

SOC2504C                     The Promise of the Inner City (CE) (4)

SOC2519C                     Streetwise Sociology (CE) (4)

SOC2527                       Urban Sociology

SOC2725                       Social Problems

SPA2108                        La herencia cultural de latinoaméricana

SPA2136                        Literature and Film of the Spanish-Speaking World

THE1052                       Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre