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2014-2015
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BACHELOR OF ARTS

This degree, offered by all departments of the College of Arts and Sciences is awarded to those students who follow a broad course of study and is designed to provide a liberal education. For this degree, students must complete a minimum of 124 credits composed of requirements for general education, college skills and breadth requirements, required courses in a major, and elective courses. A grade of C- is required in all major courses. No more than 45 credits with the same departmental prefix (including cross-listed courses) may be counted toward the total required for the degree.

CORE CURRICULUM: CREDITS

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS
  
ENGL 110  Critical Reading and Writing (minimum grade C-) 3
ENGL 110 will be taken by all students as freshmen. ENGL 110 must be completed by the time a student has earned 60 credits. Students who transfer into the College of Arts and Sciences with 45 credits or more must complete this requirement within two semesters. Transfer students who have completed college-level courses in research writing should check the English Department website to see if they qualify for exemption:
http://www.english.udel.edu/programs/writing/Pages/transfer-credit.aspx .

First Year Experience (FYE) 0-4
   
University Breadth Requirement
Up to 3 credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements.
12
    
Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) 3

Multi-cultural Courses (MCC) 3


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES REQUIREMENTS 

SKILLS

Second Writing Requirement: (minimum grade C-) 3
A second writing course involving significant writing experience including two papers with a combined minimum of 3,000 words to be submitted for extended faculty critique of both composition and content. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours. Appropriate writing courses are designated in the semester's course offerings. Only the specific sections designated within each academic term will satisfy the second writing requirement. Please check the UDSIS registration system to ascertain whether a particular course section will be offered as as second writing course. 
   
Mathematics: 0-4
(Complete one of the following four options.  (minimum grade D-)

OPTION ONE:
MATH 113 Contemporary Mathematics (designed for students who do not intend to continue the study of mathematics)

OPTION TWO:
MATH 114 College Mathematics and Statistics (designed for students who do not intend to continue the study of mathematics)
or
MATH 115 Pre-Calculus (designed for students who intend to continue the study of mathematics)
or
MATH 117 Pre-Calculus for Scientists and Engineers (designed
to prepare students for MATH241) 
OPTION THREE:
Successful completion of any mathematics course at or above the 200-level except MATH 201, MATH 202, MATH 205, MATH 250, MATH 251, MATH 252, MATH 253, MATH 266, MATH 300 or MATH 450.
OPTION FOUR:
Successful performance on a proficiency test in mathematics administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. (0 credits awarded)

The math requirement must be completed by the time a student has earned 60 credits. Students who transfer into the College of Arts and Sciences with 45 credits or more must complete this requirement within two semesters.

Foreign Language:  (minimum grade D-) 0-12
Completion of the intermediate-level course (107 or 112 or 202) in an ancient or modern language. The number of credits needed and initial placement will depend on the number of years of high school study of foreign language. Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language, or who have gained proficiency in a foreign language by other means, may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination through the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department.

BREADTH

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES BREADTH REQUIREMENTS (minimum grade C-) 
These Breadth requirements apply to all Bachelor of Arts degrees. The College Breadth requirements are in addition to the University Breadth requirement. Up to 3 credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy these College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements.

Group A Creative Arts and Humanities 9
These courses provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, of aesthetic forms, designs, or craftsmanship, or of literary, philosophical, and intellectual traditions. Courses may focus on a single aesthetic form or intellectual tradition, or cross-cultural comparisons. Nine credits of courses representing at least two departments or appropriate instructional units.

Group B History and Cultural Change 9
These courses provide students with an understanding of the sources and forces of historical changes in ideas, beliefs, institutions, and cultures. Courses may address social, cultural, intellectual, economic, technological, artistic, scientific, and political development, changes in a discipline, or globalization and its effects.
Nine credits of courses representing at least two departments or appropriate instructional units.

Group C Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
These courses provide students with an understanding of the behavior of individuals and social groups in the context of their human and natural environments. Courses emphasize the empirical findings, applications, and methods of the social and behavioral sciences. Nine credits of courses representing at least two departments or appropriate instructional units.

Group D Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology 10
These courses provide students with an understanding of fundamental and/or applied concepts and phenomena from mathematics, logic, natural or physical sciences, and technology including quantitative reasoning and methods used to approach and solve problems. Ten credits of courses representing at least two departments or appropriate instructional units and including a minimum of one course with an associated laboratory. The laboratory component provides exposure to the working methods of science.

If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.



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