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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Degree Requirements Requirements General Curricular Requirements  

General Curricular Requirements

A candidate for the bachelor's degree must complete at least 120 credits of college work with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better. A candidate for a bachelor's degree must fulfill the requirements of an authorized major with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the major and meet the general curricular requirements of the Camden College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Camden, or the School of Business-Camden. No exceptions are made. The colleges recommend that the student complete the general curricular requirements by the end of the second year (48 credits).

The general curricular requirements for the B.S. in medical technology and nursing are specified in individual program descriptions. The general curricular requirements for the B.S. in accounting, finance, management, and marketing are specified in the School of Business-Camden chapter of this catalog.

The general curricular requirements are designed to improve students' ability to think clearly and communicate effectively; to expand their awareness of the history and variety of human achievements, experiences, values, and modes of self-expression; and generally to enrich their sense of the opportunities, responsibilities, and rewards of life in modern society.

To develop these skills and this broad acquaintance with the various departments of human knowledge, students in the Camden College of Arts and Sciences or University College-Camden, with the exception of those listed above, are required to complete the following curriculum:

1. Language Skills: 12 credits (9 if the W course is double-counted), as follows:

a. 6 credits in English Composition (50:350:101-102),

b. 3 credits in a spoken foreign language at the 102 (Elementary II) level or higher,

c. 3 credits of a writing intensive course, either a writing course offered by the English department (50:989:300,301,302,303) or a course labeled "writing intensive" (indicated by a "W" in the catalog) offered in any discipline. This course may be double-counted to satisfy another requirement, if appropriate.

2. Quantitative Skills:6 credits, as follows:

a. 3 credits in mathematics (640 courses only),

b. 3 additional credits in mathematics (640), computer science (198), statistics (960), or from the following courses: 50:730:201, 332, or 430; 50:790:391; 50:830:250; 50:920:301.

3. Ancient and Modern Heritages:9 credits, as follows:

a. 3 credits in World Masterpieces (50:090:238),

b. 6 credits in history, philosophy, or religion (not including 50:730:201, 332, or 430).

4. Literature and Fine Arts:6 credits, as follows:

a. 3 credits from the fine arts department (not including speech courses),

b. 3 credits in the Departments of English (350, 352, or 354) or Foreign Languages (not including courses devoted primarily to the acquisition of a language).

5. Social Sciences:6 credits in anthropology (070), criminal justice (202), economics (220), political science (790), psychology (830), sociology (920), or urban studies (975). (No more than 3 credits can be taken in any one discipline.)

6. Diversity or Global Studies:3 credits, as follows:

a. 3 credits in a course, designated "D" in the catalog, that explores the philosophical, theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic bases of diversity in contemporary American society. Diversity refers to multicultural differences within the United States, including race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and social class; or
b. 3 credits in a course, designated "G" in the catalog, that focuses on societies, languages, and cultures outside the English-speaking world, including continental Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

7. Natural Sciences: 6 credits in astronomy (100), biological sciences (120), chemistry (115, 160), geology (460), or physics (750).

Courses required for major programs may count toward completing both major and general curricular requirements, but no course may be counted toward fulfilling two different categories of the general curricular requirements.

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