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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 secondary teacher preparation follows University core requirements that are specific to each major.  Please use this link to access the core requirements specific to each degree.

For assistance or questions about this program, please contact Admissions at admissions@lmu.edu .

American Cultures Studies (3 semester hours)
Pasadena City College students take the following course:

SOC 14

College Writing (3 semester hours)
Pasadena City College students take the following course:

ENGL 1A

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

PHIL 25, 30
PHSC 2
SPCH 1*, 2*, 6, 10, 12*

*Note: Those who intend to major in Communication Studies at LMU take one of these courses.

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

Critical Arts Category:
ART 1A, 1B, 4D
MUSC 1, 40
THRT 5

Creative Arts Category:
ART 23A, 23B, 23C, 24, 38A
DANC 8A+8B+8C (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
ENGL 5A, 5B, 9
MUSC 41A+41B+42A (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
MUSC 71A+71B+72 (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
MUSC 81A+81B+81C (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
MUSC 83A+83B+84 (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
PHOT 21
THRT 2A

History (6 semester hours)
Pasadena City College students choose one course from each category:

Western Civilization Category:
HIST 1A

Contemporary Civilization Category:
HIST 7B, 9B, 27B

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

CHNSE 12
ENGL 1B, 24, 44A, 44B, 44C, 60
FRNCH 12
GRMAN 12
ITALN 12
JPNSE 12
SPAN 12
THRT 5

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

Mathematics
BUS 14A, 14B
MATH 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 22, 38, 55, 55H
STAT 15, 18, 50

Science/Technology
ANAT 25
ANTHR 1
ASTR 1, 12
BIOL 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 10A, 10B, 10C, 11, 14, 16, 28, 30, 35, 37, 38, 39
CHEM 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 22
CS 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 18, 39, 43, 45, 50, 66
ELTRN 9, 15, 25, 31, 32
ENGR 1A, 1B, 14, 15A, 15B, 16
ENVS 1, 2, 3
GEOG 1
GEOL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
MICR 2
NUTRI 11
KINT 2, 5
PHYS 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 31A, 31B
PHSC 3, 37
PYSO 1, 2A, 2B

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)
Pasadena City College 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 1A, 1B
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
POLS 1, 2
Psychology Department
PSYC 1
Sociology Department
ANTHR 2
SOC 1
OR
Option B:  Select 1 course from each section:
Section 1:
Pasadena City College fulfill this requirement at LMU.

Section 2
:
ANTHR 2
ECON 1A, 1B
GEOG 2
POLS 1, 2
PSYC 1
SOC 1
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 1A, 1B
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
POLS 1, 2
Psychology Department
PSYC 1
Sociology Department
ANTHR 2
SOC 1

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

RELG 1