Essential Studies Courses
Essential Studies courses form the core education for UND undergraduate students.
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.
Essential Studies requirements for Intercultural Knowledge and Skills changed in Fall 2020. Students are still required to complete 2 courses in the area but rather than completing courses focusing on Global (G) and US (U) Diversity; students will instead be required to complete courses on Diversity of Human Experience (D) and Analyzing Worldviews (W).
Started Fall 2020 or later
If you began at UND in Fall 2020 or later, you must follow the requirements which include Diversity of Human Experience and Analyzing Worldviews as meeting the Intercultural Knowledge and Skills Special Emphasis area. Those courses are posted in the course catalog.
Started prior to Fall 2020
Students who began at UND prior to Fall 2020, may follow their catalog year requirements which include Global and US Diversity courses as meeting the Intercultural Knowledge and Skills Special Emphasis area. Those courses are listed below. Student may choose to follow requirements from the most recent catalog and instead complete Diversity of Human Experience and Analyzing Worldview courses. Speak with your advisor about making a change to your catalog if you would prefer to follow these requirements.
Global Diversity Courses
U.S. Diversity Courses
Past ES Courses
To use a course to meet your Essential Studies requirements, it must be on the approved list in the semester that you take it.
This is important because the curriculum may change. A course that was the approved list in the past may have been modified to meet a different ES requirement or it may have been dropped from ES because of other changes.
- 2021 Fall - 2022 Spring
- 2020 Fall - 2021 Spring Essential Studies
- 2019 Fall - 2020 Spring Capstone
- 2019 Fall - 2020 Spring Special Emphasis
- 2019 Fall - 2020 Spring Breadth of Knowledge
- 2018 Fall-2019 Spring Capstone
- 2018 Fall-2019 Spring Special Emphasis
- 2018 Fall-2019 Spring Breadth of Knowledge
- 2017 Fall-2018 Spring
- 2016 Fall-2017 Spring
- 2016 Summer
- 2015 Fall-2016 Spring
- 2015 Summer
- 2015 Spring
- 2014 Fall
- 2014 Summer
- 2014 Spring
- 2013 Fall
- 2013 Summer
- 2013 Spring
- 2012 Fall
- 2012 Summer
- 2012 Spring
- 2011 Fall