Special Emphasis 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 3 credit hours in each of the four Special Emphasis areas:

  • Advanced Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Global Diversity
  • United States Diversity

3 semester credits minimum

Many of these courses also satisfy Breadth of Knowledge or Capstone requirements.

BOK Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
  Anthropology 480 Senior Capstone
3  
  Art 498 Seminar in Art & Design Capstone 3  
  Arts & Sciences 260 Exploring Topical Challenges 3  
  Atmospheric Sciences 492 Senior Project 3 (required)  
  Aviation 485 Aviation Senior Capstone 3  
  Biology 480 Senior Capstone Seminar 3  
  Biology 481 Fisheries and Wildlife Senior Capstone 3  
  Chemical Engineering 411 Plant Design I: Process Design and Economics 4  
  Chemistry 492 Senior Research 5  
  Chemistry 495 Chemistry Capstone 4  
  Civil Engineering 301, 302 Civil Engineering Lab I and Civil Engineering Lab II 2, 2  
  Classical Studies 311 Ancient Greek Theater    
  Communication 310 Media & Diversity 3  
  Communication 339 Digital Video Production 3  
  Communication 360 Communication Science 3  
  Communication 410 Research Methods in Communication 3  
  Computer Science 492 Senior Project I 3  
  Computer Science 493 Senior Project II 3  
  Criminal Justice 401 Administration of Criminal Justice Systems 3  
  Electrical Engineering 480 Senior Design I 3  
  English 271 Reading and Writing About Texts 3  
  English 308 The Art of Writing Nonfiction 3  
  English 408 Writing for Digital Environments 3  
  Sports Medicine 343 Organizational Administration of Athletic Training 3  
  Geography 454 Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 3  
  Geological Engineering 484 Geological Engineering Design 3  
  Geology 420 Geology Capstone 3  
  History 325 American West 3  
  History 440 Research Capstone 3  
  Honors 489 Senior Honors Thesis 1-9  
  Humanities 283 Integrated Source Analysis 3  
  Humanities 408 Writing Across Disciplines 3  
  Indian Studies 360 Oral Traditions in American Indian Cultures 3  
  Info Systems & Business Comm 320 Professional Communication for Business 3  
  Interdisciplinary Studies 495 Service & Citizenship 3  
  Kinesiology 491 Senior Capstone 3  
  Languages 380 Global Gateways 3  
  Math 488 Senior Capstone 3  
  Mechanical Engineering 480 Mechanical Engineering Seminar 3  
  Medical Lab Science 490 Financial and Quality Management of the Clinical Laboratory 3  
  Music 310 Music History Survey 1 3  
  Music 311 Music History Survey 2 3  
  Music 441 Methods and Materials for Middle and Secondary School Music 3  
  Music 490 Seminar in Music 3  
  Nursing 474 Professional Development II 3  
  Nutrition & Dietetics 345 Community Nutrition 3  
  Occupational Therapy 458 Qualitative Research Methods for O.T. 3  
  Petroleum Engineering 485 Senior Design 3  
  Philosophy 480 Public Philosophy 3  
  Physical Therapy 402 & 514 Professional Communication and Behavior & Case Management I 2 & 2  
  Political Science 495 Senior Colloquium in Political Science and Public Administration 3  
  Psychology 433 Psychology of Learning 4  
  Psychology 460 Advanced Social Psychology 3  
  Rehabilitation & Human Services 493 Senior Capstone Seminar 3  
  Religion 480 Religion Capstone 3  
  Social Work 442 Social Policy 3  
  Sociology 306 Social Change 3  
  Teaching & Learning 489 Senior Capstone: Responsive Teaching 3  
  Theatre 424 History of the Theatre: 17th Century to the Present 3  

3 semester credits minimum

Many of these courses also satisfy Breadth of Knowledge or Capstone requirements.

BOK Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
  Atmospheric Sciences 110 Meteorology I 3  
  Atmospheric Sciences 120 Severe & Hazardous Weather 3  
  Aviation 468 ATC: Non-Radar Procedures 4  
  Biology 333 Population Biology 3  
  Chemical Engineering 431 Chemical Engineering Lab IV 3  
  Chemistry 121 General Chemistry I 4  
  Chemistry 122 General Chemistry II 4  
  Chemistry 221 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3  
  Economics 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
  Economics 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
  Geography 121 Global Physical Environment 3  
  Geography 134 Introduction to Global Climate 3  
  Mathematics 103 College Algebra 3  
  Mathematics 105 Trigonometry 2  
  Mathematics 115 Introduction to Mathematical Thought 3  
  Mathematics 146 Applied Calculus I 3  
  Mathematics 321 Applied Statistical Methods 3  
  Philosophy 221 Symbolic Logic 3  
  Physics 110 Introductory Astronomy 4  
  Physics 130 Natural Science - Physics 4  
  Physics 161 Introductory College Physics I 4  
  Physics 211 College Physics I 4  
  Philosophy 221 Symbolic Logic 4  
  Psychology 241 Introduction to Statistics 4  
  Public Health Education 102 Epidemiology in Public Health 3  
  Sociology 326 Sociological Statistics 3  

3 semester credits minimum

Many of these courses also satisfy Breadth of Knowledge or Capstone requirements.

BOK Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
  Anthropology 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3  
  Anthropology 171 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3  
  Anthropology 172 Introduction to Archaeology 3  
  Anthropology 200 World Prehistory 3  
  Anthropology 360 Environmental Change & Culture 3  
  Anthropology 371 Cultural Dynamics 3  
  Anthropology 377 North American Archaeology 3  
  Anthropology 379 Culture Area Studies 3  
  Anthropology 385 Antiquities, Culture and Law 3  
  Aviation 372 Global Perspectives in Aviation History 3  
  Chinese 101 First Year Chinese I 4  
  Chinese 201 Second Year Chinese I 4  
  Classical Studies 101 First Year Latin I 4  
  Classical Studies 201 Second Year Latin I 4  
  Communication 402 Intercultural/International Communication 3  
  Communication Sciences & Disorders 425 Language, Multiculturalism and Communication Disorders 3  
  English 228 Diversity and Global Literatures 3  
  French 101 First Year French I 4  
  French 201 Second Year French I 4  
  Geography 151 Human Geography 3  
  Geography 161 World Regional Geography 3  
  German 101 First Year German I 4  
  German 201 Second Year German I 4  
  German 206 Germany in a Global World 3  
  German 306 Contextualizing Culture: Introduction to German Studies 3  
  History 101 Western Civilization I 3  
  History 102 Western Civilization II 3  
  History 105 World Civilizations I 3  
  History 106 World Civilizations II 3  
  History 230 History of Modern Science 3  
  Honors 381 Exploring Global Diversity Through the Humanities 3-4  
  Honors 382 Exploring Global Diversity Through the Social Sciences 3-4  
  Humanities 225 Advanced Integrated Social Science 2-4  
  Indian Studies 385 Sustainable Communities 3  
  Music 203 Music and Culture 3  
  Norwegian 101 First Year Norwegian I 4  
  Norwegian 201 Second Year Norwegian I 4  
  Nutrition & Dietetics 335 World Food Patterns 3  
  Philosophy 315 Philosophy of Race and Postcolonialism 3  
  Philosophy 383 Asian Philosophy 3  
  Political Science 225 Comparative Politics 3  
  Psychology 421 Diversity Psychology 3  
  Public Health Education 103 Introduction to Global Health 3  
  Religion 101 Religions of the West 3  
  Religion 102 Religions of Asia 3  
  Religion 203 World Religions 3  
  Religion 227 Mysticism and Spirituality in Religion 3  
  Religion 245 Death and Dying 3  
  Religion 250 East and West in Religion 3  
  Religion 305 Mysticism 3  
  Religion 315 Daoism and Confucianism 3  
  Religion 320 Hinduism 3  
  Religion 380 Buddhism 3  
  Spanish 101 First Year Spanish I 4  
  Spanish 201 Second Year Spanish I 4  
  Women and Gender Studies 225 The Study of Women 3  

3 semester credits minimum

Many of these courses also satisfy Breadth of Knowledge or Capstone requirements.

BOK Course Number Course Name Credits Goals
  Communication 102 Communication and the Human Community 3  
  Counseling 250 Dialogue on US Diversity 3  
  English 229 Diversity in U.S. Literature 3  
  English 365 Black American Writers 3  
  English 367 American Indian Literature 3  
  Geography 262 Geography of North America I 3  
  History 103 United States to 1877 3  
  History 104 United States Since 1877 3  
  History 260 Slaves, Citizens, and Social Change 3  
  History 332 Women in American History to 1865 3  
  History 333 Women in American History Since 1865 3  
  History 371 African-American History Since 1877 3  
  Honors 101 Inquiry in the Humanities 3  
  Honors 102 Inquiry in the Social Sciences 3  
  Honors 103 Inquiry in the Sciences 3  
  Honors 272 Social Science Colloquium On US Diversity 3  
  Honors 372 Advanced Social Science Colloquium on US Diversity 3  
  Humanities 224 Integrated Social Science Inquiry 2-4  
  Indian Studies 121 Introduction to American Indian Studies 3  
  Indian Studies 151 Popular Culture and American Indians 3  
  Indian Studies 171 Hollywood Indians 3  
  Indian Studies 181 Native Americans Before 1600 3  
  Indian Studies 201 History of the Sioux 3  
  Indian Studies 203 History of the Ojibwe 3  
  Indian Studies 207 History of the Three Affiliated Tribes 3  
  Indian Studies 221 North American Indians before 1815 3  
  Indian Studies 222 North American Indians since 1815 3  
  Indian Studies 311 Health and American Indian Cultures 3  
  Indian Studies 346 Gender in American Indian Cultures 3  
  Indian Studies 395 Ethnohistory of North America 3  
  Nursing 322 Communications, Diversity, Families 3  
  Nursing 331 Patient & Family-Centered Care 3  
  Nursing 490 Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, & Practice 3  
  Occupational Therapy 451 Multicultural Competency in OT 3  
  Philosophy 355 Social & Political Philosophy 3  
  Political Science 318 American Political Thought 3  
  Recreation & Tourism Studies 260 Inclusion in Recreation Settings 3  
  Rehab & Human Srvc 250 Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation 3  
  Religion 410 Asian Religions in the United States 3  
  Sociology 110 Introduction to Sociology 3  
  Sociology 250 Diversity in American Society 3  
  Teaching & Learning 433 Multicultural Education 3  
  Women and Gender Studies 200 Introduction to Gender Studies 3