Liberal Education Program Requirements

Many majors and programs require students to select specific courses offered within the categories of the three LEP tiers. Students should plan their course work with their adviser in order to ensure that they meet the appropriate requirements needed for their intended major.

Tier 1: Foundations

(select one from each category)

First Year Experience (T1FY)

o ANT 100 – Cultural Anthropology
o ART 106 – Critical Thinking in the Visual Arts
o ENV 101 – Critical Thinking: Global Environmental Issues
o GEO 105 – Food Systems: A Geography
o HIS 150 – Critical Thinking through Historical Biography
o JST 110 – Narrating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
o MDS 101 – Media Persuasion and Everyday Life
o PHI 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
o PHY 111 – Physics for Today
o PHY 123 – Critical Thinking and Science for Future Leaders
o PSC 150 – Thinking about Politics
o SOC 102 – Exploring Social Issues

Critical Thinking (T1CT)

o ANT 100 – Cultural Anthropology
o ART 106 – Critical Thinking in the Visual Arts
o ENV 101 – Critical Thinking: Global Environmental Issues
o GEO 105 – Food Systems: A Geography
o HIS 150 – Critical Thinking through Historical Biography
o JST 110 – Narrating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
o MDS 101 – Media Persuasion and Everyday Life
o PHI 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
o PHY 111 – Physics for Today
o PHY 123 – Critical Thinking and Science for Future Leaders
o PSC 150 – Thinking about Politics
o SOC 102 – Exploring Social Issues

Multilingual Communication (T1MC)

o ARB 200 – Arabic III
o CHI 200 – Chinese III
o FRE 200 – French III
o GER 201 – Continuing German: Contemporary German Culture
o GER 202 – Continuing German: Exploring a German City
o HBR 200 – Hebrew III
o ITA 200 – Italian III
o JPN 200 – Japanese III
o LAT 200 – Latin III
o POR 200 – Portuguese III
o RUS 200 – Russian III
o SPA 200 – Spanish III
o SPA 220 – Medical Spanish

Quantitative Reasoning (T1QR)

o MAT 103 – Mathematics for Liberal Arts
o MAT 106 – Mathematics for Elementary Education II
o MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics
o MAT 108 – Mathematics for the Natural Sciences
o MAT 120 – College Algebra
o MAT 122 – Pre-calculus
o MAT 139 – Short Course in Calculus for Social Sciences
o MAT 150 – Calculus I

Technological Fluency (T1TF)

o COM 101 – Fundamentals of Professional Presentations
o COM 135 – Online Communication
o CSC 101 – Introduction to Computers and Applications
o CSC 104 – Web Technology
o CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software
o EDU 106 – New Literacies: Digital Text and Tools for Learning
o GEO 110 – Geography and Conflict: Ethnicity, Race, and Economy in the US
o JRN 135 – Journalism Technology
o PHY 103 – Physics and Technology for Health Professionals
o PHY 120 – Physics for Tomorrow: Nanotechnology
o WMS 150 – Women, Community, Technology

Written Communication (T1WC)

o ENG 112 – Writing Arguments

Tier 2: Explorations

(select one from each category)
Prerequisites to Tier 2: T1FY, T1CT, and T1WC (T1WC may be taken concurrently)
Only Two Courses per Subject May Be Taken Within Tier 2

American Experience (T2AE)

o ANT 321 – Indians of North America
o ENG 218 – American Experience and Literature
o JRN 101 – The Media: Freedom and Power
o JST 210 – Jewish American Literature
o HIS 110 – United States History I
o HIS 111 – United States History II
o HIS 248 – American Constitution in Historical Perspective
o PSC 210 – American Political Experience
o PSC 260 – US Government

Creative Drive (T2CD)

o ANT 211 – Writing Culture: The Art of Ethnographic Writing
o ART 113 – 3-Dimensional Design
o ART 150 – Drawing I, Materials and Techniques
o ART 151 – Drawing II, Drawing and Composition
o ART 220 – Painting Media and Techniques
o ART 225 – Creative Drawing
o ART 233 – Jewelry/Metals I
o ART 240 – Sculpture: Construction and Subtraction
o ART 241 – Modeling and Casting
o ART 250 – Drawing III: Figure Drawing
o ART 260 – Etching, Woodcut, Collograph
o ART 261 – Lithography and Silkscreen
o ART 264 – Introduction to Digital Photography
o COM 228 – Capturing, Analyzing, and Presenting Family Stories
o ENG 201 – Introduction to Creative Writing
o ENG 209 – Lyrics as Literature: Reading and Writing Song Lyrics
o IDS 110 – Experiencing the Arts
o MAT 260 – Geometry and the Arts
o MKT 350 – Product and Market Planning
o Select 3 Credits from Among:
       - MUS 102 – University Choir
       - MUS 103 – University Choir II
       - MUS 104 – University Band I
       - MUS 105 – University Band II
o MUS 230 – Introduction to Musical Improvisation
o MUS 235 – Guitar I
o MUS 250 – Arts and Ideas: Experiencing the Arts in New Haven
o MUS 251 – Music and Movement in Early Childhood
o PHI 222 – The Creative Process
o PHI 242 – Death and the Meaning of Life
o THR 227 – Oral Interpretation
o THR 228 – Shakespeare Workshop

Cultural Expression (T2CE)

o ART 104 – History of Western Art I
o ART 105 – History of Western Art II
o CHI 210 – A Taste of China: Culture through Food
o ENG 217 – Introduction to Literature
o GEO 200 – Human Geography
o ITA 210 – Italian Language through Culture
JPN 210 – Heart and Soul of Japan
o JST 200 – Jewish Stories
o MUS 110 – Music History of the Western World
o PSC 240 – Introduction to Political Thought
o THR 100 – Understanding Theatre

Global Awareness (T2GA)

o ANT 201 – The Global Community
o ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
o ENV 220 – Environmental Studies II
o FRE 210 – Continuing French
o GEO 102 – World Regional Geography
o HIS 104 – Islamic Civilization
o HIS 105 – Introduction to Southeast Asia: Southeast Asia to 1500
o HIS 106 – East Asia to 1850
o HIS 227 – Colonial Latin America
o HIS 228 – Modern Latin America
o ITA 220 – Italian Food Culture in Italy and America
o JST 204 – Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies
o MUS 115 – Music in World Culture
o PHI 211 – Asian Philosophy: India
o PHI 212 – Asian Philosophy: China and Japan
o PSC 230 - War
o PSC 270 – International Relations
o WLL 208 – Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture

Mind and Body (T2MB)

o ANT 204 – Language and Culture
o ANT 224 – Children, Language, and Socialization
o EXS 212 – Lifetime Physical Fitness
o EXS 380 – Sport Psychology
o PCH 201 – Wellness
o PHI 207 – The Religious Dimension of Human Existence
o PHI 220 – Ethics: Know Thyself
o PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
o PSY 208 – Sleep: Implications for Mind and Body
o REC 120 – Leadership Development
o SHE 203 – School Health
o SOC 265 – Self and Society

Natural World I: Physical Realm (T2PR)

o CHE 103 – Crime Scene Chemistry
o CHE 120 – General Chemistry I
o ESC 103 – General Geology
o ESC 105 – General Meteorology
o ESC 106 – General Oceanography
o ESC 107 – General Astronomy
o ESC 200 – Physical Geology
o ESC 205 – Principles of Meteorology
o ESC 220 – Principles of Oceanography
o GEO 201 – Physical Geography
o PHY 100 – Physics through Inquiry
o PHY 101 – Inquiries in Elementary Physics
o PHY 200 – General Physics I
o PHY 210 – College Physics
o PHY 230 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

Natural World II: Life and Environment (T2LE)

o ANT 102 – Biological Anthropology
o BIO 100 – General Zoology
o BIO 101 – General Botany
o BIO 103 - Botany
o BIO 104 – General Biology (not offered at SCSU; transfer only)
o BIO 110 – Human Biology I
o BIO 111 – Human Biology II
o BIO 120 - Microbiology
o CHE 101 – Chemistry in Contemporary Issues
o CHE 125 – Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry
o ESC 104 – Geohazards: The Impact on the Environment
o ESC 111 – Life through Time
o ESC 201 – Historical Geology
o MAR 210 – Coastal Marine Studies

Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus (T2CC)

o ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology
o ECO 100 – Principles of Macroeconomics
o EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society
o EDU 206 – Principles of Early Childhood
o GEO 260 – Population Geography
o PSC 200 – Political Change and Conflict
o SOC 203 – Social Organizations
o SOC 216 – Men's Studies
o SOC 235 – Environmental Sociology
o SOC 251 – Sociology of Religion
o SWK 200 – Social Welfare and Social Services in America

Time and Place (T2TP)

o ANT 205 – Archaeology and the Human Past
o ENG 219 – Time and Place in Literature
o ESC 210 – Principles of Astronomy
o GEO 100 – People, Places, and Environments
o HIS 100 – Western Civilization I
o HIS 101 – Western Civilization II
o PHI 296 – Ancient Philosophy: Pre-Socratics to Platinus
o PHI 297 – Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
o SOC 250 – Apocalypse Now?

TIER 3: CONNECTIONS

Prerequisite to Tier 3:  Completion of 7 of the 9 Tier 2 categories

CAPSTONE (T2CP)

o Any Course Numbered 294
o ANT 311 – Applied Anthropology
o ANT 470 – Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods
o ART 401 – History of Art since 1945
o BIO 396 – Synthetic Biology: Engineering Life
o All of:
          - CHE 301 – The Preparation of Scientific Documents for Chemistry
          - CHE 445 – Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety
          - CHE 496 – Chemistry Seminar
o CSC 400 – Computer Science Project Seminar
o EDU 311 – Responsive Curriculum and Assessment
o EDU 322 – Family, School, and Community Partnerships
o ENV 491 – Seminar in Environmental and Marine Studies
o ESC 332 – Invertebrate Paleontology and the Fossil Record
o EXS 403 – Athletic Training Clinical Practice VI – Capstone in Athletic Training
o EXS 442 – Practicum Seminar in Physical Education
o EXS 492 – Principles of Sport Studies
o FRE 410 – French and Francophone Studies
o FRE 415 – Sexual Citizenship in the French-Speaking World
o GEO 311 – The United States and Canada
o GEO 315 – Geography of Connecticut
o GEO 325 – Latin America
o GEO 330 - Europe
o GEO 343 – Former Soviet Union
o GEO 345 - Africa
o GEO 357 – Coastal and Marine Geography
o GEO 400 – Geography of Wine
o HIS 367 – The 20th Century World
o HIS 450 – Narrative History: Telling the Story of Our Past
o IDS 401 – Interdisciplinary Investigations of Globalization
o ITA 380 – Contemporary Italian Culture
o JRN 490 – Capstone Seminar in Journalism
o MAT 496 – Service Learning for Mathematics Education
o MDS 320 – Propaganda in the Media
o MGT 400 – Values and Conflicts in Managerial Decision Making
o MKT 425 – Managing for People, Planet, and Profit
o MUS 330 – Improvisation and Contemporary Music Culture
o NUR 443 – Nursing Capstone
o PCH 353 – Global Health
o PHI 309 – Women and Religion: The Old and New Eve
o PSC 475 – Political Science Capstone Seminar
o PSY 306 – Understanding Intelligence
o SOC 394 – Civic Engagement Service Learning
o WLL 403 – Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
o WMS 309 – Women and Religion: The Old and New Eve