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College of Communication and Fine Arts

College of Communication and Fine Arts
University Core Requirements


Beginning Fall 2013, LMU will introduce a new set of University Core requirements.  Transfer students who begin their studies at LMU before Fall 2015 may continue to take the courses for the former University Core pattern listed below to fulfill the new Core pattern.  As of Fall 2015 all transfer students will be required to take courses offered by their College that have been designated to fulfill the new Core requirements.  Information regarding these courses for the new Core will be posted soon.

The Bachelor of Arts degree for elementary and secondary teacher preparation follows a University Core pattern that may be specific for some majors.  Please use this link to access the core requirements for each degree.
For assistance or questions about this program, please contact Admissions at admissions@lmu.edu . 

American Cultures Studies (3 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students take one of the following courses:

CINEMA 123
INTERD 100
SOCI 105

College Writing (3 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students choose one of the following courses:

ENGL 101, 101H

Communication or Critical Thinking (3 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students choose one of the following courses:

COMS 105*, 105H*, 225, 246
PHILOS 106

*Note: Those who intend to major in Communication Studies at LMU take this course.

Critical and Creative Arts (6 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students choose one from each category. Students may not choose courses in the department of their major.

Critical Arts Category:
ANIM 100
ART 110, 111, 115
HUMAN 101
MEA 102
MUSIC 100, 112

Creative Arts Category:
ANIM 101
ART 124A, 237
ENGL 105
PHOTO 160, 190

History (6 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students choose one course from each category:

Western Civilization Category:
HIST 101, 101H, 102

Contemporary Civilization Category:
HIST 112, 242

Literature (3 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students choose one of the following courses:

ENGL 263, 264, 273, 274
SPAN 240
THEATR 220, 221

Mathematics, Science and Technology (6 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students choose one mathematics course and one science or technology course:

Mathematics
BUS 291
ECON 291
MATH 102, 103, 104, 130, 140, 140H, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 240

Science/Technology
ANTHRO 101, 101h
ASTRON 100, 101, 102
BIOSCI 100, 106, 107, 107H, 112, 130, 132, 140, 170, 180, 201, 202, 204, 205, 215, 216, 219, 221, 230, 240, 250
CHEM 110, 151, 201, 202, 255, 256
CMPELC 130
CMPSCI 111, 122, 132, 182, 192, 222, 235, 236, 282
ENGR 110, 151, 152, 153, 155
GEOG 101, 103, 151
GEOL 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 218
HLHSCI 150
KPET 201
PHYSCI 101
PHYSED 110
PHYSIC 101, 110, 111, 220, 221, 222

Philosophy (6 semester hours)
Students are required to take PHIL 160: Philosophy of Human Nature at LMU and 3 semester hours of upper division philosophy to fulfill the core requirement.

Social Sciences (6 semester hours)
College of the Canyons students choose one of the three following options:

Option A:  Select 2 courses from the following departments.  Each course must be from a different department.
Economics Department
ECON 201, 201H, 202, 202H
Geography Department
GEOG 102
Political Science Department
POLISC 150, 150H, 250
Psychology Department
PSYCH 101, 101H
Sociology Department
ANTHRO 103, 103H
SOCI 101, 101H
OR
Option B: Select 1 course from each section:
Section 1:
SOCI 200

Section 2:
ANTHRO 103, 103H
ECON 201, 201H, 202, 202H
GEOG 102
POLISC 150, 150H, 250
PSYCH 101, 101H
SOCI 101, 101H
OR
Option C:  Select one course from the following.  Students who select this option are required to take an upper division course in the same department at LMU to fulfill the University Core requirement in Social Sciences.
Economics Department
ECON 201, 201H, 202, 202H
Geography Department
GEOG 102
Political Science Department
POLISC 150, 150H, 250
Psychology Department
PSYCH 101, 101H
Sociology Department
ANTHRO 103, 103H
SOCI 101, 101H

Theological Studies (6 semester hours)
Students are required to take one 100-level theology course and one 300-level theology course. College of the Canyons students fulfill the lower division requirement by taking the following course:

PHILOS 220