Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

As a liberal arts student at Nichols, you are required to complete a base curriculum for liberal arts that includes selections from three separate groups of courses. You will also take required and elective courses within your specialization. Students who are enrolled in the educator preparation program will follow a different set of requirements.

Foundation Courses

ECON 221
 
Principles of Microeconomics
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ECON 222
 
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ENGL 105
 
Expository Writing
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ENGL 252
 
Effective Speaking
3 Hours, 1 Semester
HIST 107
 
World Civilizations I OR
3 Hours, 1 Semester
HIST 108
 
World Civilizations II
3 Hours, 1 Semester
MATH 117
 
College Mathematics I OR
3 Hours, 1 Semester
MATH 122
 
Mathematical Business Analysis OR
3 Hours, 1 Semester
MATH 190
 
Calculus I
3 Hours, 1 Semester
MGMT 100
 
Business and Society
3 Hours, 1 Semester
MIS 109
 
Micro Computer Applications
1 Hours, 1 Semester
SEM 115
 
Current Issues Symposium
3 Hours, 1 Semester
SEM 139
 
Professional Development Seminar – First year
1 Hours, 1 Semester
SEM 239
 
Professional Development Seminar – Second year
1 Hours, 1 Semester
SEM 339
 
Professional Development Seminar – Third year
1 Hours, 1 Semester
SEM 449
 
Professional Development Seminar – Fourth year
1 Hours, 1 Semester

Focused Choices

Advanced Writing – Select 1 from:

ENGL 320
 
Fiction Writing
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ENGL 321
 
Professional Writing
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ENGL 345
 
Non-Fiction Writing OR
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ENGL 346
 
Journalism
3 Hours, 1 Semester

 

Environmental Science/Mathematics – Select 1 course from:

ESCI 233
 
The Environment OR 
4 Hours, 1 Semester
ESCI 243
 
Physical World
4 Hours, 1 Semester

and 1 additional from Environmental Science or Mathematics course offerings

 

Human Behavior – Select 2 from:

BCOM 247
 
Business Communication Survey
3 Hours, 1 Semester
BCOM 310
 
Intercultural Communication
3 Hours, 1 Semester
BCOM 311
 
Visual Communication
3 Hours, 1 Semester
BCOM 316
 
Mass Media, Public Relations and Media Management OR
3 Hours, 1 Semester

any Psychology, Sociology or Environmental Science course offerings

 

Humanities

Select 2 from any Art, Dance, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Philosophy or Religion course offerings.

Social Science 

Select 1 from any Economics, History, Political Science or Public Administration course offerings.

Liberal Arts Core

World Culture and People – Select 2 from:

A Foreign Language course

BCOM 310
 
Intercultural Communication
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ECON 412
 
International Economics
1 Hours, 1 Semester
ENGL 238
 
The Modern World Through Literature: World Literature IV
3 Hours, 1 Semester
ESCI 309
 
World Economic Geography
3 Hours, 1 Semester
HIST 369
 
World History Since 1945
3 Hours, 1 Semester
HUM 254
 
Around the World in 30 Classes
3 Hours, 1 Semester
REL 322
 
World Religions
3 Hours, 1 Semester
SOC 107
 
Cultural Anthropology
3 Hours, 1 Semester
SPAN 290
 
Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking World
3 Hours, 1 Semester

or other relevant courses by petition

Liberal Arts Electives

Select 2 at the 200 level or above from Art, English, Environmental Science, History, Mathematics, Music/Dance, Philosophy/Religion or Psychology. These electives may not be taken in your major.