The All-University Curriculum A&S requirements
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The All-University Curriculum A&S requirements

The All-University Curriculum (AUC) is an integral component of the general education portion of the College of Arts and Sciences' baccalaureate programs. The AUC provides students with a breadth of knowledge in their liberal arts education by clarifying the relationship among disciplinary areas through integrated cross-disciplinary courses. Courses emphasize written and oral communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving, value identification and independent decision-making, social interaction, and responsibility for civic life.

Undergraduates who matriculate into the College of Arts and Sciences as first-year students are expected to take at least four AUC courses during their four years at the University. One course must be selected from four of these five broad areas: Living in a Cultural Context: Western Heritage (AUCW), Living in a Cultural Context: Other Cultures (AUCC), Living in a Scientific and Technological World (AUCT), Living Responsively to the Arts (AUCT), and Living in a Social Context (AUCS).

The list below summarizes AUC requirements by major fields.

Arts majors

AUCC, AUCS, AUCT, and AUCW

  • Cinema

Humanities majors

AUCA, AUCC or AUCW, AUCS, and AUCT

  • Communication
  • English
  • History
  • Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy

Mathematics and the Sciences majors

AUCA, AUCC, AUCS, and AUCW

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry-Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Social Science majors

AUCA, AUCC, AUCT, and AUCW

  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • International Studies
  • Politics and Government
  • Psychology
  • Sociology