College of Arts & Sciences

The following are the requirements for the core curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences and courses and examinations that fulfill these requirements for students required to complete 120 credits to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University.

UNIVERSITY CORE (16 credits)
All students must demonstrate college-level competence in the following courses:

CORE 1001 University Life (1 credit)
CORE 1101 The Journey of Transformation
CORE 2101 Christianity in Dialogue
CORE 3101 Engaging the World
ENGL 1201 Core English I
ENGL 1202 Core English II

As of Fall 2009, all incoming freshmen and transfer students with 29 or fewer credits who are majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate college-level competence in the following areas.

A. Aesthetics/Creativity (3 credits)
Students must complete at least one aesthetics/creativity course:

ARTH 1001 Art and Human Needs
ARTH 1101 Art and the Western World
ARTH 2101 Looking at Art and Visual Culture
ARTH 2107
American Art
COBF 2212 Introduction to Visual Theory and Technique
COST 2620
Oral Interpretation
COTH 2621 Introduction to Theatre
COTH 2626 Acting I
MUHI 1102 Music & Civilization
MUHI 1108
Music of America
MUHI 1119
History of Opera
MUHI 1133
Jazz and Rock
MUHI 1134
Music of Broadway
MUHI 2010
Music as Cultural Dialogue

B. Humanities (9 credits)
Students must complete 9 credits, including one two semester sequence. All 9 credits can not come from the same department.

AFAM 1111 Introduction to Africana Studies
AFAM 1201-1202 (HIST 1501-1502) History of African Civilization I-II
AFAM 1213-1214 (HIST 2375-2376) African American History I-II
AFAM 2411-2412 Early African American Literature/Modern African American Literature
ARTH 2111
Greek and Roman Art
ARTH 2115
Baroque Rococo Art
ARTH 2116
19th Century Art
ARTH 2118
20th Century Art
ASIA 2101-2102 Asian Literature in English Translation I-II
ASIA 1601-1602 (HIST 1601-1602) History of Traditional Asia/History of Modern Asia
CAST 1001 The Search for Human Fulfillment
CLAS 2301-2302 Epics and Novels of Greece & Rome
CLAS 2302 Greek & Roman Drama
CLAS 2303-2304 Politicians in Antiquity/Historians of Greece & Rome
CLAS 2325 Epics Greece and Roman
CLAS 2326 Novels of Greece and Rome
COBF 2231
Electronic Age in America
COBF 2232
Evolution of Film Art
COJR 2431
American Journalism
COST 2616
History of Rhetoric
ENGL 2101-2102 Great Books of the Western World I-II
ENGL 2103-2104 American Literature I-II
HIST 1101-1102 World History I-II
HIST 1201-1202 Western Civilization I-II
HIST 1301-1302 American History I-II
HIST 1401-1402 History of Latin America I-II
IDIS 1501-1502 Peoples and Cultures of America I-II
IDIS 1101-1102 Traditional Cultures of the Nonwestern World I-II
PHIL 1102-1103 Philosophy & the Classical Mind/Philosophy & the Modern Mind

C. Language: Modern and Ancient (6 credits)
*Can be waived by a test. Please contact the department for more information.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) students must complete 6 credits at the intermediate level or higher, selecting from the following courses:

ARAB 2101-2102 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I-II
CHIN 2101-2102 Intermediate Chinese I-II
FILI 2011-2012 Intermediate Filipino I-II
FREN 2001-2002 Intermediate French I-II
GERM 2001-2002 Intermediate German I-II
GREK 2205-2206 (CAST 2205-2206) Intermediate Greek I-II
GREK 2207-2208 (CAST 2207-2208) New Testament Greek I-II
ITAL 2001-2002 Intermediate Italian I-II
JAPN 2101-2102 Intermediate Japanese I-II
LATN 2101-2102 Intermediate Latin I-II
PORT 2103-2104 Portuguese for Luso-Brazilians I-II
RUSS 2001-2002 Intermediate Russian I-II
SPAN 2001-2002 Intermediate Spanish I-II
SPAN 2003 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish I-II (6 credit course)
SPAN 2103-2104 Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I-I

D. Oral Communication/Rhetoric (2 or 3 credits)
All students must demonstrate competence in spoken communication.

COST 1500 Foundations in Oral Rhetoric
COST 1600 Oral Communication (3 credit)

E. Philosophy and Religion (6 credits)
Take one course from each department. One course must be an Ethics course.

PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1104 Logic
PHIL 1105 Ethics*
PHIL 1107 Self & Community: Philosophy in Theory & Practice I
PHIL 1108 Self & Community: Philosophy in Theory & Practice II*
PHIL 1204 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 1251
(AFAM 2516)
African Cultural Philosophy
RELS 1010 Religious Dimension of Life
RELS 1102 Introduction to the Bible
RELS 1103 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
RELS 1104 Introduction to the New Testament
RELS 1202 Christian Belief & Thought
RELS 1302 Introduction to Catholic Theology
RELS 1402
(ASIA 1101)
World Religions
RELS 1403
(ASIA 1403)
History of Asian Religious Reflections
RELS 1502 Contemporary Moral Values*
RELS 1503 Christian Ethics*
RELS 1504 Faith and Justice*
RELS 2261
(AFAM 2417)
The Black Church
RELS 2411 Jewish Beliefs and Practices
RELS 2415 Introduction to Islam
RELS 2418
(ASIA 2118)
Buddhist World of Thought and Culture*
RELS 2513
War, Peace, and Theological Ethics*

*Ethics course.

F. Science and Mathematics (6-7 credits)
Students must complete two courses, of which one must be a mathematics course. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) majors can take a science course with or without a laboratory component.

MATH 1101 Statistical Concepts & Methods
MATH 1102 Mathematical Perspectives
MATH 1202 Mathematical Models in the Social Sciences
MATH 1203 Statistical Models for the Social Sciences
MATH 1303 Quantitative Methods for Business (No longer offered; however, may transfer in an equivalency)
MATH 1401 Calculus I
MATH 1501 Calculus I for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
BIOL 1101 Introduction to Human Biology
BIOL 1122/1123 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 1133/1134 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL1104 Biology in the World Around Us
BIOL 1105 Human Structure & Function I
BIOL 1106 Human Structure & Function II
BIOL 1211/1212 General Biology/Organisms & General Biology Organisms Lab
BIOL 1222/1223 General Biology/Cell & General Biology Cell Lab
CHEM 1001 Chemistry & the World Around Us
CHEM 1123 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1125 General Chemistry Lab I*
CHEM 1124 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1126 General Chemistry Lab II*
CHEM 1107 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1108 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 1301 Elements of Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry
PHYS 1001 Introduction to Physical Science
PHYS 1007 Introduction to Astronomy
PHYS 1701 General Physics I
PHYS 1702 General Physics II
PHYS 1705 Principles of Physics I
PHYS 1706 Principles of Physics II
PHYS 1811 Physics Laboratory I*
PHYS 1812 Physics Laboratory II*
PHYS 1815 Physics Laboratory & Data Analysis I*
PHYS 1816 Physics Laboratory & Data Analysis II*

* Lab must be taken with appropriate lecture.

G. Social Science (6 credits)
Courses must be from two different departments.

ANTH 1201 Physical Anthropology
ANTH 1202 Cultural Anthropology
ARCH 1001
(IDIS 1201)
Archaeology for Liberal Arts
ECON 1402 Principles of Economics I*
ECON 1403 Principles of Economics II*
ECON 1411 Introduction to Economics
POLS 1211 United States Politics
POLS 1401 Western Political Thought
POLS 1611 Comparative Politics
POLS 1711 International Relations
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 1222 International Psychology
PSYC 1223 Psychology of Religion
SOCI 1101 Understanding Society
SOCI 2601 Social Problems
SOCI 2701 Social Change
SOWK 1111 Introduction to Social Work
SOWK 2201 Social Problems and Programs
SOWK 2301 Social Policy Analysis
WMST 1401 Women, Culture and Society

* Both ECON 1402 and 1403 must be taken to count for 3 credits in this section.

Total: 54-55 Credits

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