Breadth of Knowledge Classes 2018-19

To use a course to meet your Essential Studies (ES) requirements, it must be on the approved list in the semester you take it. This is important because the curriculum may change. A course that was on the approved list in the past may have been modified to meet a different ES requirement or it could have been dropped.

You must complete at least 9 credit hours in each of the four Breadth of Knowledge areas:

  • Communication
  • Social Sciences
  • Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Math, Science, & Technology

9 semester credits min.

Students must take ENGL 110 and ENGL 130; and 3 credits of oral communication.

SE Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
  ENGL 110 College Composition I 3  
  ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3  
Oral Communication Courses
  COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3  
  RHS 200 Helping Skills in Community Service 3  
  GEOL 356 Geoscience Lectures 1  
  GEOL 421 Seminar I 1  
  GEOL 422 Seminar II 1  
  ChE 412 Plant Design II: Process Project Engineering 5  
  ChE 413 Plant Design II: Preliminary Process Project Engineering 3  
  EE 481 Senior Design II 3  
  ME 488 Engineering Design 3  
  PtrE 484 Research Design 3  

9 semester credits min.

Must be taken in a minimum of 2 departments. Some of these courses are also approved to meet one of the Special Emphasis requirements.

SE Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
Anthropology
G ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3  
G ANTH 171 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3  
G ANTH 172 Introduction to Archaeology 3  
G ANTH 200 World Prehistory 3  
G ANTH 360 Environmental Change & Culture 3  
G ANTH 371 Cultural Dynamics 3  
G ANTH 377 North American Archaeology 3  
G ANTH 379 Culture Area Studies 3  
G ANTH 385 Antiquities, Culture and Law 3  
Aviation
G AVIT 372 Global Perspectives in Aviation History 3  
Business Administration
  BADM 101 Introduction to Business 3  
Chemical Engineering
  CHE 340 Professional Integrity in Engineering 3  
Communication
U COMM 102 Communication and the Human Community 3  
  COMM 103 Information, Technology and Social Change 3  
  COMM 302 Popular Culture 3  
  COMM 313 Persuasion 3  
  COMM 345 Social Media Strategy 3  
G COMM 402 Intercultural/International Communication 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders
G CSD 425 Language, Multiculturalism and Communication Disorders 3  
Criminal Justice Studies
  CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3  
Counseling  
  COUN 399 Relationships, Sexuality, and Violence Prevention 1  
Earth System Science and Policy
  ESSP 160 Sustainability and Society 3  
Economics
Q ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
Q ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
Engineering
  ENGR 460 Engineering Economy 3  
Entrepreneurship
  ENTR 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3  
Geography
G GEOG 151 Human Geography 3  
G GEOG 161 World Regional Geography 3  
U GEOG 262 Geography of North America I 3  
History
G HIST 230 History of Modern Science 3  
Honors
U HON 102 Inquiry in the Social Sciences 3  
U HON 272 Social Science Colloquium on US Diversity 3  
  HON 292 Colloquium in the Social Science 2-4  
U HON 372 Advanced Social Science Colloquium on US Diversity 3  
G HON 382 Exploring Global Diversity Through the Social Science 3-4  
  HON 392 Advanced Colloquium in the Social Sciences 2-4  
Humanities
U HUM 224 Integrated Social Science Inquiry 2-4`  
G HUM 225 Advanced Integrated Social Science 2-4  
Indian Studies
U IS 171 Hollywood Indians 3  
U IS 311 Health & American Indian Cultures 3  
G IS 385 Sustainable Communities 3  
Leadership
  LEAD 101 Learning Leadership 3  
Mechanical Engineering
  ME 370 Engineering Disasters and Ethics 3  
Music
  MUSC 180 Introduction to Music Therapy 3  
Nursing
U NURS 490 Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research and Practice 3  
Nutrition and Dietetics
G N&D 335 World Food Patterns 3  
Occupational Therapy
U OT 451 Multicultural Competency in OT 3  
Petroleum Engineering 
  PTRE 405 Petroleum Engineering Economy and Law 3  
Political Science
  POLS 115 American Government I 3  
  POLS 116 State and Local Government 3  
  POLS 220 International Politics 3  
G POLS 225 Comparative Politics 3  
U POLS 318 American Political Thought 3  
Psychology
  PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3  
  PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 4  
  PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology 3  
G PSYC 421 Diversity Psychology 3  
A PSYC 460 Advanced Social Psychology 3  
Public Health Education
  PHE 101 Introduction to Public Health 3  
Q PHE 102 Epidemiology in Public Health 3  
G PHE 103 Introduction to Global Health 3  
Recreational and Tourism Studies
  RTS 201 Recreation and Society 3  
Rehabilitation Services
U RHS 250 Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation 3  
U RHS 260 Inclusion in Recreation Setting 3  
Sociology
U SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3  
  SOC 115 Social Problems 3  
U SOC 250 Diversity in American Society 3  
  SOC 253 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice 3  
  SOC 340 Sociology of Gender 3  
  SOC 361 Social Psychology 3  
Teaching & Learning
  T&L 252 Child Development 3  
U T&L 433 Multicultural Education 3  
University
  UNIV 110A First Year Seminary (Social Science) 3  
  UNIV 115A First Year Research (Social Science) 3  

9 semester credits minimum in Fine Arts and Humanities combined.

Must be taken in a minimum of 2 departments and also must include 3 credits designated as Fine Arts and 3 credits designated as Humanities. Some of these courses are also approved to meet one of the Special Emphasis requirements.

SE Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
Art
  ART 112 Basic Design 3  
  ART 200 Intro to Sculpture 3  
  ART 204 Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing 3  
  ART 220 Intro to Painting 3  
  ART 230 Intro to Drawing 3  
  ART 240 Intro to Printmaking 3  
  ART 245 Intro to Black and White Photography 3  
  ART 250 Intro to Ceramics: Handbuilding 3  
  ART 253 Ceramics: Throwing 3  
  ART 260 Intro to Color Photography 3  
  ART 272 Digital Foundations 3  
  ART 273 Intro to Graphic Design 3  
  Communications      
  COMM 339 Digital Video Production 3  
English
  ENGL 226 Introduction to Creative Writing 3  
  ENGL 235 The Art of Filmmaking 3  
A ENGL 308 The Art of Writing Non-Fiction 3  
Fine Arts
  FA 150 Introduction to the Fine Arts 3  
Humanities
  HUM 212 Integrated Cultural Experience 3  
Music
  MUSC 100 Introduction to the Understanding of Music 3  
  MUSC 101 Fundamentals of Music 3  
  MUSC 150 Class Lessons 1  
  MUSC 200 Music in America 3  
  MUSC 260 Concert Choir 1  
  MUSC 263 Varsity Bards Men's Chorus 1  
  MUSC 264 Women's Chorus 1  
  MUSC 270 Wind Ensemble 1  
  MUSC 271 University Band 1  
  MUSC 272 Marching/Athletic Band 1  
  MUSC 273 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble 1  
  MUSC 275 University Chamber Orchestra 1  
Technology
  TECH 322 Fundamentals of Photography 3  
Theatre Arts
  THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre Arts 3  
  THEA 161 Acting I 3  
  THEA 270 Stagecraft 3  
University
  UNIV 110B First Year Seminar (Fine Arts) 3  
  UNIV 115B First Year Research (Fine Arts) 3  

9 semester credits minimum in Fine Arts and Humanities combined.

Must be taken in a minimum of 2 departments and also must include 3 credits designated as Fine Arts and 3 credits designated as Humanities. Some of these courses are also approved to meet one of the Special Emphasis requirements.

SE Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
Art
  ART 110 Introduction to the Visual Arts 3  
  ART 210 History of Art I 3  
  ART 211 History of Art II 3  
Arts & Sciences
  A&S 252 Introduction to Canadian Studies 3  
Communication
  COMM 300 Communication and Society 3  
A COMM 310 Media & Diversity 3  
English
  ENGL 225 Introduction to Film 3  
  ENGL 227 Introduction to Literature and Culture 3  
G ENGL 228 Diversity and Global Literatures 3  
U ENGL 229 Diversity in U.S. Literature 3  
A ENGL 271 Reading and Writing About Texts 3  
  ENGL 315 Shakespeare 3  
  ENGL 357 Women Writers and Readers 3  
U ENGL 365 Black American Writers 2-4  
U ENGL 367 American Indian Literature 3  
A ENGL 408 Writing for Digital Environments 3  
German
G GERM 206 Germany in a Global World 3  
G GERM 306 Contextualizing Culture: Intro to German Studies 3  
History
G HIST 101 Western Civilization I 3  
G HIST 102 Western Civilization II 3  
U HIST 103 United States to 1877 3  
U HIST 104 United States Since 1877 3  
G HIST 105 World Civilizations I 3  
G HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3  
  HIST 220 History of North Dakota 3  
U HIST 260 Slaves, Citizens, and Social Change 3  
A HIST 325 American West 3  
U HIST 332 Women in Early America 3  
U HIST 333 Women in Modern America 3  
U HIST 371 African-American History since 1877 3  
Honors
U HON 101 Inquiry in the Humanities 3  
  HON 291 Colloquium in the Humanities 1-4  
G HON 381 Exploring Global Diversity through Humanities 3-4  
  HON 391 Advanced Colloquium in the Humanities 1-4  
Humanities
  HUM 101 The Human Experience 4  
  HUM 102 The Human Community 4  
  HUM 300 Knowledge, Truth and Reality 1-3  
Indian Studies
U IS 121 Introduction to American Indian Studies 3  
U IS 151 Popular Culture and American Indians 3  
U IS 181 Native North America to 1600 3  
U IS 201 History of the Sioux 3  
U IS 203 History of the Ojibwe 3  
U IS 207 History of the Three Affiliated Tribes 3  
U IS 221 North American Indians before 1815 3  
U IS 222 North American Indians since 1815 3  
U IS 346 Gender in American Indian Cultures 3  
A IS 360 Oral Traditions in American Indian Cultures 3  
U IS 395 Ethnohistory of North America 3  
Languages
G CHIN 101 First Year Chinese I 4  
  CHIN 102 First Year Chinese II 4  
G CHIN 201 Second Year Chinese I 4  
  CHIN 202 Second Year Chinese II 4  
G CLAS 101 First Year Latin I 4  
  CLAS 102 First Year Latin II 4  
  CLAS 185 Intro to Classical Mythology 3  
G CLAS 201 Second Year Latin I 4  
  CLAS 202 Second Year Latin II 4  
A CLAS 311 Ancient Greek Theater 3  
G FREN 101 First Year French I 4  
  FREN 102 First Year French II 4  
G FREN 201 Second Year French I 4  
  FREN 202 Second Year French II 4  
G GERM 101 First Year German I 4  
  GERM 102 First Year German II 4  
G GERM 201 Second Year German I 4  
  GERM 202 Second Year German II 4  
A LANG 380 Global Gateways 3  
G NORW 101 First Year Norwegian I 4  
  NORW 102 First Year Norwegian II 4  
G NORW 201 Second Year Norwegian I 4  
  NORW 202 Second Year Norwegian II 4  
G SPAN 101 First Year Spanish I 4  
  SPAN 102 First Year Spanish II 4  
G SPAN 201 Second Year Spanish I 4  
  SPAN 202 Second Year Spanish II 4  
Music
  MUSC 201 Rock and Roll History I: From World War II to 1975 3  
G MUSC 203 Music and Culture 3  
Philosophy
  PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3  
  PHIL 110 Forward or Delete? An Introduction to Logic 3  
  PHIL 120 Introduction to Ethics 3  
  PHIL 130 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3  
  PHIL 253 Environmental Ethics 3  
  PHIL 300 History of Philosophy I (Ancient/Modern) 3  
  PHIL 301 History of Philosophy II (Medieval/19th Century) 3  
  PHIL 312 American Philosophy 3  
G PHIL 315 Philosophy of Race and Postcolonialism 3  
U PHIL 355 Social and Political Philosophy 3  
  PHIL 360 Feminist Philosophy 3  
G PHIL 282 Asian Philosophy 3  
  PHIL 451 Current Topics in Political Philosophy 3  
Religion
  RELS 100 Introduction to Religious Studies 3  
G RELS 101 Religions of the West 3  
G RELS 102 Religions of Asia 3  
  RELS 201 Introduction to the Bible 3  
  RELS 216 Sex, Gener and Religion 3  
  REL 220 Religion in America    
  RELS 325 Religious Violence 3  
G RELS 245 Death and Dying 3  
  RELS 309 Atheism and Secularism 3  
G RELS 315 Daoism and Confucianism 3  
G RELS 320 Hinduism 3  
  RELS 334 Judaism 3  
G RELS 380 Buddhism 3  
University
  UNIV 110C First Year Seminar (Humanities) 3  
  UNIV 115C First Year Research (Humanities) 3  
Women and Gender Studies
U WGS 200 Introduction to Gender Studies 3  
G WGS 225 The Study of Women 3

9 semester credits minimum.

Must be taken in a minimum of 2 departments and must include a 4-hour science course with a lab. Lab courses are designated with an L. Some of these courses are also approved to meet one of the Special Emphasis requirements.

  Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
Anthropology
  ANTH 170 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3  
  ANTH 270 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 3  
Atmospheric Sciences
L ATSC 110 & 110L Meteorology I (with Meteorology Lab 110) 3  
  ATSC 120 Sever and Hazardous Weather 3  
Biology
L BIOL 111 & 111L Concepts of Biology (with Biolology Lab 111) 4  
L BIOL 150 & 150L General Biology I (with Biology Lab 150) 4  
L BIOL 151 & 151L General Biology II (with Biology Lab 151) 4  
  BIOL 333 Population Biology 3  
Chemical Engineering
  CHE 431 Chemical Engineering Laboratory IV 3  
Chemistry
L CHEM 115 & 115L Introductory Chemistry (with Chemistry Lab 115) 4  
L CHEM 116 & 116L Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (with Chemistry Lab 116) 4  
L CHEM 121 & 121L General Chemistry I (with Chemistry Lab 121) 4  
L CHEM 122 & 122L General Chemistry II (with Chemistry Lab 122) 4  
L CHEM 221 & 221L Fundamentals of Chemistry - Concepts (with Chemistry Lab 221) 4  
Computer Science
  CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3  
  CSCI 110 Introduction to Computer Science 3  
  CSCI 120 Computer Programming I 4  
  CSCI 130 Introduction to Scientific Programming 4  
  CSCI 160 Computer Science I 4  
  CSCI 289 Social Implications of Computer Technology 3  
  CSCI 290 Cyber-Security and Information Assurance 3  
Economics
  ECON 210 Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics 3  
Earth System Science and Policy
  ESSP 200 Sustainability Science 3  
Geography
  GEOG 121 Global Physical Environment 3  
L GEOG 121 & 121L Global Physical Environment (with GEOG Lab 121) 4  
  GEOG 134 Introduction to Global Climate 3  
L GEOG 134 & 134L Introduction to Global Climate (with GOEG Lab 134) 4  
Geology
L GEOL 101 & 101L Introduction to Geology (with Geology Lab 101) 4  
  GEOL 102 The Earth Through Time 3  
  GEOL 103 Introduction to Environmental Issues 3  
  GEOL 106 Global Warming: The Facts and Myths 3  
  GEOL 111 Views of Earth and Planets 3  
  GEOL 205 Surviving on Planet Earth 3  
Honors
  HON 103 Inquiry in the Sciences 3  
  HON 293 Colloquium in the Sciences 2-4  
  HON 393 Advanced Colloquium in the Sciences 2-4  
Humanities
  HUM 270 Integrated Studies Life Sciences 3  
L HUM 271 & 271L Integrated Studies General Science (with HUM Lab 271) 4  
Mathematics
  MATH 103 College Algebra 3  
  MATH 105 Trigonometry 2  
  MATH 115 Introduction to Mathematical Thought 3  
  MATH 146 Applied Calculus I 3  
  MATH 165 Calculus I 4  
  MATH 166 Calculus II 4  
  Music      
  MUSC 340 Introduction to Music Technology 3  
Nutrition and Dietetics
  N&D 240 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3  
Philosophy
  PHIL 221 Symbolic Logic 3  
Physics
L PHYS 110 & 110L Introductory Astronomy (with Astronomy Lab 110) 4  
L PHYS 130 Natural Science - Physics (includes lab) 4  
L PHYS 161 Introductory College Physics I (includes lab) 4  
L PHYS 211 College Physics I (includes lab) 4  
Psychology
  PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics 4  
Sociology
  SOC 326 Sociological Statistics 3  
Technology
  TECH 300 Technology and Society 3  
University
  UNIV 110D First Year Seminary (Math/Science/Tech) 3  
  UNIV 115D First Year Research (Math/Science/Tech) 3