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Core Curriculum Course List

The General Education (Core) Requirements are designed to help students gain essential intellectual skills and knowledge that will be important throughout life. To fulfill Towson University’s Core Curriculum requirements, students must complete a minimum of 43 units of coursework in the 14 categories in this part of the curriculum. The course lists for each category are below. “View Core Curriculum courses.

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Core 1  Towson Seminar (3) (A grade of C or higher is required for successful completion)
TSEM 102 Towson Seminar 3 units Varied Topics


Core 2  English Composition (3) (A grade of C or higher is required for successful completion)
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education 3 units  
ENGL 190 Honors Writing Seminar 3 units  


Core 3   Mathematics (3-4 units)

ECON 205
MATH 105
MATH 106
MATH 109
MATH 111
MATH 115
MATH 119
MATH 205
 

Statistics for Business and Economics
Mathematical Ideas
Intro to Contemporary Mathematics
Transition to Algebra for Application
Finite Mathematics
Basic Mathematics for the Sciences
Pre-Calculus(4)
Mathematical Concepts & Structure II(4)

MATH 211
MATH 231
MATH 233
MATH 237
MATH 263
MATH 273
MATH 274
MATH 283
MATH 284
MATH 293
 
Calculus for Application
Basic Statistics
Honors Basic Statistics
Elementary Biostatistics(4)
Discrete Mathematics
Calculus I(4)
Calculus II(4)
Honors Calculus I(4)
Honors Calculus Il(4)
Honors Seminar: Mathematics

 

 

Core 4      Creativity & Creative Development   (3 units)

                  Must be from a different discipline than Core 5

ART 103
ART 106
ART 107

ART 109
ART 113

ART 146
ART 157

COSC 109
COSC 225
DANC 106
DANC 235
ENGL 283
ENGL 311

2D Process
Drawing for Non-Majors

Ceramics for Non-Art Majors
Sculpture for Non-Majors
Painting for Non-Majors

Honors Drawing for Non-Art Majors

Letterpress for Non-Art Majors new
Computers & Creativity
Honors Introduction to Lego Robotics
Fundamentals of Dance Movement (NM)
Dance Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing
Writing Poetry

ENGL 312
ENGL 332
HONR 225
MUSC 105
MUSC 116
THEA 101
THEA 102
THEA 142
THEA 204

Writing Fiction

Honors Writing Fiction
Honors Seminar: Creativity & Creative Dev
Music Theory for Non-Majors
Songwriting & Basic Music Comp (NM)
Acting I
Honors Acting I
Introduction to Theatre Design
Creating Communities of Action


Core 5      Arts & Humanities (3)

                  Must be from a different discipline than Core 4

ARAB 101
ARAB 201
ARAB 301
ARTH 105
ARTH 109
ARTH 207
ARTH 208
ARTH 221
ARTH 222
CHNS 101
CHNS 201
CHNS 301
COMM 131
COMM 132
DANC 101
DANC 105
DANC 123
DANC 130
DFST 104
EMF 313
ENGL 205
ENGL 221
ENGL 222
ENGL 240
ENGL 243
ENGL 244
ENGL 261
ENGL 263
ENGL 265
ENGL 290
FREN 101
FREN 201
FREN 301
GERM 101
GERM 201
GERM 301
GRK 103
Arabic Elements I
Arabic Intermediate I
Arabic Composition & Conversation
Art in Culture
Art and the Human Body
Honors Art History
Honors Seminar: Non Western ARTH
Survey of Western Art I
Survey of Western Art II
Elementary Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese I
Chinese Composition & Conversation
Fundamental of Speech Communication
Honr Fundamentals Speech Communication
The Alexander Technique
Movement Skills for Men
Introduction to Dance: European Court
Dance and Myth
American Sign Language I
History of Film
Shakespeare for Non-Majors
British Literature to 1798
British Literature Since 1798
Classics of the Western Heritage
Introduction to Classical Mythology
World Folklore
Elements of Poetry
Elements of Fiction
Elements of Drama
Honors Seminar: Literature
French Elements I
French Intermediate I
Advanced Conversation
German Elements I
German Intermediate I
German Composition & Conversation
Ancient Greek Elements
HEBR 101
HEBR 103
HEBR 201
HEBR 203
HEBR 301
HIST 101
HIST 102
HIST 103
HONR 235
ITAL 101
ITAL 201
ITAL 301
JPNS 101
JPNS 201
JPNS 301
LATN 101
LATN 201
LATN 301
MUSC 101
MUSC 114

MUSC 127

PHIL 101
PHIL 111
PHIL 221
PORT 101
PORT 201
PORT 301
RLST 201
RLST 202
RLST 211
RUSS 101
RUSS 201
SEMS 250
SPAN 101
SPAN 201
SPAN 203
SPAN 301
SPAN 303
THEA 100
THEA 242

Elements of Hebrew I
Biblical Hebrew I
Hebrew Intermediate I
Biblical Hebrew III
Hebrew Composition & Conversation
Introduction to Ancient Mediterranean Cvl
History of European Civilization Thru 17th C.
History of European Civilization from 17th C.
Honors Seminar: Arts & Humanities
Italian Elements I
Italian Intermediate I
Italian Composition & Conversation
Japanese Elements I
Japanese Intermediate I
Japanese Composition & Conversation
Latin Elements I
Latin Intermediate I
Advanced Readings in Latin I
Intro to Music of the Western Heritage

Music, Technology & Culture
Elements and History of Rock Music
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Logic
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Portuguese Elements I
Portuguese Intermediate I
Composition & Conversation in Portuguese
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Introduction to Christianity
Introduction to Jewish Thought
Russian Elements I
Russian Intermediate I
Perspectives in Science and Mathematics
Spanish Elements I
Spanish Intermediate I
Honors Spanish Intermediate I
Composition & Conversation I
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
Introduction to Theatre

Costume, Dress, & Society new

 

 

Core 6    Social & Behavioral Science  (3 units)
ECON 201
ECON 202
ECON 203
ECON 204
FMST 101
FMST 102
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Honors Microeconomic Principles
Honors Macroeconomic Principles
Introduction to Family Studies
Honors Introduction to Family Studies
GERO 101
HONR 237
POSC 101
POSC 102
PSYC 101
PSYC 102
SOCI 101
SOCI 102
Introduction to Gerontology
Honors Seminar: Social & Behavioral
Introduction to Political Science
Honors Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Psychology
Honors Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Honors Introduction to Sociology

 

 

Core 7  Biological & Physical Sciences (lab) (4, 5 units)

               Courses taken to fulfill Core 7 and 8 must be from different disciplines or two sequenced courses

               within one discipline.

 

ASTR 161

ASTR 162

BIOL 117

BIOL 120

BIOL 190

BIOL 192

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

CHEM 104

CHEM 115

CHEM 121 + 121L

CHEM 122 + 122L

CHEM 131+ 131L

CHEM 132 + 132L

General Astronomy I

General Astronomy II

Honors Principles of Biology

Principles of Biology (must take BIOL 120L)

Introductory Biology Health Professions

Honors Biology Health Professions

Biology I:  Cellular Biology & Genetics

Biology II:  Intro to Ecology & Genetics

Intro to Environmental Chemistry

Honors Allied Health Professionals I

Chemistry Allied Health Professionals I

Chemistry Allied Health Professionals II

General Chemistry

General Chemistry II

GEOL 120
GEOL 121

GEOL 122

GEOL 123

PHSC 101

PHYS 131

PHYS 143

PHYS 202

PHYS 211

PHYS 212

PHYS 241

PHYS 242

PHYS 251

PHYS 252

Geology of National Parks
Physical Geology

Honors Physical Geology

Historical Geology

Physical Science

Light and Color

Physics of Sound and Music

General Physics for Health Sciences(5)

General Physics I Non-Calculus Based

General Physics II Non-Calculus Based

General Physics II Calculus Based

General Physics II Calculus Based

Honor General Physics I Calculus Based

Honor General Physics II Calculus Based

 


Core 8     Biological & Physical Sciences (lab & non-lab) 3,4 units, 5(4)units)

                  Courses taken to fulfill Core 7 and 8 must be from different disciplines or two sequenced courses

                  within one discipline

ANTH 212
ASTR 161

ASTR 162

BIOL 105

BIOL 117

BIOL 120

BIOL 190

BIOL 192

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

CHEM 100

CHEM 104

CHEM 115

CHEM 121 + 121L

CHEM 122 + 122L

CHEM 131 + 131L

CHEM 132 + 132L

GEOG 101

Paleoanthropology and Archeology new
General Astronomy l (4)

General Astronomy II (4)

Environmental Biology (3)

Honors Principle of Biology (4)

Principle of Biology (must take BIOL 120L) (4)

Intro Biology for Health Professions(4)

Honors Intro Biology Health Professions (4)

Biology I Cellular Biology & Genetics (4)

Biology II: Intro to Ecology & Evolution (4)

Chemistry and Current Problems (3)

Intro to Environmental Chemistry (4)

Honors Allied Health Professionals I (4)

Chemistry Allied Health Professionals I (4)

Chemistry Allied Health Professionals II (4)

General Chemistry (4)

General Chemistry II (4)

Physical Geography (3)

GEOL 109

GEOL 121

GEOL 122

GEOL 123

HONR 227

PHSC 101

PHYS 100
PHYS 102

PHYS 103

PHYS 131

PHYS 143

PHYS 202

PHYS 211

PHYS 212
PHYS 220

PHYS 241

PHYS 242

PHYS 251

PHYS 252

Volcanoes and Earthquakes (3)

Physical Geology (4)

Honors Physical Geology (4)

Historical Geology (4)

Honors Seminar:  Biological/Physical Science (3)

Physical Science (4)*

Understanding Physics(3)

Engineering Mechanics I
How Things Work (3)

Light and Color (4)

Physics of Sound and Music (4)

General Physics for Health Sciences (5)

General Physics I Non-Calculus Based (4)

General Physics II Non-Calculus Based (4)

Engineering Mechanics II
General Physics I Calculus Based (4)

General Physics II Calculus Based (4)

Honors General Physics I Calculus Based (4)

Honors General Physics II General Calculus Based (4)

 

 


Core 9  Advanced Writing Seminar  (3-4 units) (A grade of C or higher is required for successful completion)
AHLT 440
ANTH 401
ART 351
BIOL 381
CHEM 301
DANC 321
ECED 422
EDUC 301
ELED 320
EMF 377
ENGL 310
ENGL 313
ENGL 316
ENGL 317
ENGL 318
ENVS 337
FMST 485
GEOG 383
GEOG 401
HIST 300
Technical and Professional Issues in Allied Health
Anthropological Theory
Writing About Art
Biological Literature
Professional Ethics for Scientists
Responding to Dance
Writing Techniques for Teachers in ECED
Writing & Communication Skills for Teacher
Writing for Elementary Educators
Broadcast/Film Writing
Writing Argument
Academic Essay
Writing About Literature
Writing for Business and Industry
Advanced Informational Writing
The Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed
Research Methods in Family Studies
Natural Resources and Society
Growth of Geographic Thought
Introduction to Historical Study

HLTH 315
KNES 351
KNES 353
KNES 354
KNES 417

KNES 469
MCOM 356
MCOM 357
MUSC 302
NURS 333
OCTH 430
PHIL 460
PSYC 313
PSYC 314
SEMS 350
SOCI 300
SPPA 417

THEA 307

WMST 333
WRIT 312
WRIT 375

Curriculum and Planning
Philosophy: The Sport Experience
Sport and Society
Honors Sport and Society
Org. & Admin. of Athletic Training
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Feature Writing
Public Relations Writing
Western Music From 1750-1914
Professional Nursing II: Issues
Research Methods in Occupational Therapy
Writing Seminar in Philosophical Studies
Research Design & Statistical Analysis
Research Methods in Psychology
Research Methods
Sociological Analysis
Research and Clinical Writing in Communications Disorders
Theories of Theatre
Women’s Words, Women’s Lives
History of Science
Public Administration

 

 

Perspectives
One of the Perspective courses (Core 10-14) must be from a discipline in the Arts & Humanities and must be from a different discipline from the course taken for the Core 5 requirement.
One of the Perspective courses (Core10-14) must be from a discipline in the Social & Behavioral Sciences and must be in a different discipline from the course taken for the Core 6 requirement. Also considered Social & Behavioral Sciences within the Core list: AFST, AMST, CLST, CRMJ, EDUC, GEOG, HLTH, KNES, MTRO, OCTH, WMST


Core 10     Metropolitan Perspectives (3)

EDUC 202
FMST 201

HIST 338
HIST 375
HIST 390

HONR 229

IDFA 202
ITEC 201

Perspectives on America’s Urban Schools
Family Resources

The Making of the Modern Middle East: An Urban Perspective
The City in American History
Medieval Cities of Europe  -

Honr Seminar: Metropolitan Perspectives

American  Vision: Honors Balto Visual & Perf Arts

Metropolitan Information Technology Infrastructure

MTRO 101
POSC 304
POSC 305

 

Introduction to Metropolitan Studies
Politics of Metropolitan Growth and Change

Urban Government and Politics

Arts & Humanities courses are highlighted in  purple. Social & Behavioral Sciences courses are highlighted in green.

 

CORE 11   The United States as a Nation (3)
AMST 201
ANTH 209

ARTH 113
CLST 201
CLST 202
CRMJ 254

DANC 127
ENGL 230
ENGL 231
ENGL 232
ENGL 238
FMST 315
HIST 145
HIST 146
HIST 148

HLTH 101
HLTH 102
HLTH 207

Introduction to American Studies
Anthropology of American Culture

Myths and Stories in American Art
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Honors Introduction to Cultural Studies
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Intro to Dance: American Experience
Main Currents in American Literature
American Literature to 1865
American Literature since 1865
Survey of American Literature -
American Families on Television
History of the U.S. to Mid-19th Century
History of the U.S. since Mid-19th Century
Honors History of the U.S. since Mid-19th C.

Wellness for a Diverse Society
Honors Wellness for a Diverse Society
Health Care in the U.S.

HLTH 217
HONR 230
KNES 235
KNES 251

MUSC 111
MUSC 123
MUSC 125
MUSC 201

POSC 103
POSC 207
POSC 209
POSC 212
POSC 343
SOCI 210

THEA 103
WMST 235
Honors Health Care in the U.S.
Honors Seminar: United States as a Nation
Physical Wellness for a Healthy America
History of Sport in America

Introduction to Music in the U.S.
Jazz History for Non-Majors
Honors Jazz History for Non-Majors
Music in the U.S.: Analytic Emphasis

American National Government
State Government
Introduction to Law
Honors in Political Science
African-American Politics
Sociology of Sport

Introduction to American Theatre
American Women & Popular Culture

Arts & Humanities courses are highlighted in  purple. Social & Behavioral Sciences courses are highlighted in green.   HONR courses can be used as an Arts and Humanities or Social Science course

 

Core 12   Global Perspectives (3)
ANTH 207
ANTH 210

ARAB 102
ARAB 202
ARAB 302
ARTH 107
CHNS 102
CHNS 202
CHNS 302
DANC 125
ENGL 248
FREN 102
FREN 202
FREN 302

GEOG 102
GEOG 105
GEOG 109
GEOG 110
GEOG 112

GERM 102
GERM 202
GERM 302
GRK 104
HEBR 102
HEBR 104
HEBR 202
HEBR 204
HEBR 302
HIST 110
HIST 111
HIST 117
HIST 118
HIST 121
HIST 122
HIST 160

Cultural Anthropology
Honors Cultural Anthropology

Arabic Elements II
Arabic Intermediate II
Arabic Composition & Conversation II
Art: Themes, Dreams and Visions
Elementary Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese II
Chinese Composition & Conversation II
Dance: Global Perspectives
Literature of Global Perspectives
French Elements II
French Intermediate II
Advanced Composition

World Regional Geography
Geography of International Affairs
Introduction to Human Geography
Honors Intro to Human Geography
Honors World Regional Geography

German Elements II
German Intermediate II
German Composition & Conversation II
Ancient Greek Elements II
Elements of Hebrew II
Biblical Hebrew II
Hebrew Intermediate II
Biblical Hebrew IV
Hebrew Composition & Conversation
East Asian Civilization to 19th Century
Modern East Asia since 19th Century
Islamic History
Modern Middle East History
Latin America: Colonial Period
Latin America: National Period
World History Before 1300
HIST 161
HONR 243
ITAL 102
ITAL 202
ITAL 302
JPNS 102
JPNS 202
JPNS 302

KNES 285
LATN 102
LATN 202
LATN 302
MUSC 112
MUSC 113

OCTH 205

PHIL 219
PORT 102
PORT 202

POSC 105
POSC 107
POSC 108

RLST 105
RLST 203
RLST 207
RLST 208
RUSS 102
RUSS 202
SPAN 102
SPAN 202
SPAN 204
SPAN 302
SPAN 304
WMST 233
World History Since 1300
Honors Seminar: Global Perspectives
Italian Elements II
Italian Intermediate II
Italian Composition & Conversation II
Japanese Elements II
Japanese Intermediate II
Japanese Composition & Conversation II

Sport: Cross-Cultural Perspective
Latin Elements II
Latin Intermediate II
Advanced Readings in Latin II
World Music: Americas, Africa, W Euro
World Music: East Europe, Asia, Mid Eas

Alternative and Complimentary Health Care
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Portuguese Elements II
Portuguese Intermediate II

Governments of the World
Introduction to International Relations
Honors Intro to International Relations

Introduction to the Study of Religion
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Buddhism
Introduction to Hinduism
Russian Elements II
Russian Intermediate II
Spanish Elements II
Spanish Intermediate II
Honors Spanish Intermediate II
Spanish Composition & Conversation II

Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
International Perspectives of Women

Arts & Humanities courses are highlighted in  purple. Social & Behavioral Sciences courses are highlighted in green. HONR courses can be used as an Arts and Humanities or Social Science course

 

 

Core 13  Diversity & Difference (3)

AFST 201
ARTH 108

DANC 210

DFST 101
EDUC 203
EMF 205
ENGL 233
ENGL 234
ENGL 235
ENGL 239
FMST 310
FMST 360

HLTH 220
HONR 240
IDHP 300
LGBT 101
MUSC 205
NURS 416

PHIL 204
RLST 205
RLST 206
RLST 209
RLST 210


Main Themes in African & African-Am St
Introduction to Non-Western Art

The Gender Dance

Introduction to Deaf Studies
Teaching & Learning in a Diverse Society
Women and Gender in Film & Media
Survey of African-American Literature
Major Writers in African-American Lit
Ethnic-American Literature
Modern Jewish Literature
LGBT Families
Diversity Culture and Team Dynamics

Sexuality in a Diverse Society

Heath Honors Seminar: Diversity & Difference
Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Introduction to LGBT Studies
Women in Western Music

Cultural Diversity in Health Care
Race, Class and Gender
Women in World Religions
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Religious Traditions of Asia
Introduction to Judaism

SOCI 241
SOCI 243

THEA 303

THEA 304

THEA 316

THEA 380

WMST 231

WMST 232

Blacks in America: Myths and Reality

Sociology of Race, Class and Gender

Cultural Diversity Contemporary Theater

Honr Cultural Div Contemporary Theater

Theatre of Crossing Culture

Topics in Diversity

Women in Perspective

Honors Women in Perspective

Arts & Humanities courses are highlighted in  purple. Social & Behavioral Sciences courses are highlighted in green.   HONR courses can be used as an Arts and Humanities or Social Science course

 

Core 14  Ethical Issues & Perspectives (3)

ASTR 301
BIOL 306
CLST 311
COSC 418
ENGL 301
FMST 325

HIST   205
HIST   330

HONR 345

MUSC 355

Cosmic Origins
Human Ecology & Sustainability
Science, Technology & Culture
Societal & Ethical Concerns of Computer Sci.
Rhetoric and Science
Ethics in Human Services  new

Ethical Perspectives in History   new
Ethical Dilemmas in the History of Science & Tech  new
Honr Seminar: Ethical Issues & Perspectives

Ethical Issues & Perspectives in Music


PHIL 103
PHIL 212
PHIL 255
PHIL 361
RLST 305
RLST 313

SCED 304

THEA 310
WMST 382

Introduction to Ethics

Honors Special Studies in Philosophy
Environmental Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Faith Perspectives in Medical Ethics

Islamic Ethics
Education, Ethics and Change (EDUC 205)

Theatre for Social Change new

Christian Sexual Ethics new

Arts & Humanities courses are highlighted in  purple. Social & Behavioral Sciences courses are highlighted in green HONR courses can be used as an Arts and Humanities or Social Science course

You cannot count more than two courses in the same discipline for both the major and the University Core.

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