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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Livingston College Degree Requirements Requirements Core Distribution Requirements (CDRs)   

Core Distribution Requirements (CDRs) 

Livingston College requires all students to meet Core Distribution Requirements. The purpose of the Livingston College core is to engage students in a broad spectrum of intellectual experiences reflective of the college's commitment to preparing students to understand the local, national, and global components of our historical and modern social order. The core embodies Livingston College's focus on community and ethical leadership and begins with the college's mission course, Building Community through Leadership and Understanding, which all first-year students mustcomplete witha Cor better. (Transfer students, including those from other Rutgers colleges, are exempted from the Building Community requirement.)

All Livingston students must also complete nine CDR courses with a minimum grade of Cor better. No course may be used to fulfill more than onecore distribution requirement, and no more than three courses may come from any one academic department. Only in-class credits may be used. Core Distribution Requirements are in addition to other graduation requirements such as the proficiency and writing requirements, the completion of one major, 120 credits, and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0.

Note: AP and CLEP credits do not satisfy the college's core requirements.

The Livingston College Core Distribution Requirements are as follows:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities

Two courses, each from a different department, in any of the following disciplines: American studies, art history, classics, comparative literature, English, foreign language,* history, linguistics, music, philosophy, religion, or theater.

Area 2: Social Science

One course in any of the following disciplines: anthropology, communication, criminal justice, economics, geography, labor studies, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, urban studies, or women's and gender studies.

Area 3: Natural Science

Two courses in any of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, geology, or physics. See the college web site for other approved natural science courses.

Area 4: Analytic and Quantitative Sciences

One course in any of the followingdisciplines: computer science, mathematics, or statistics.See the college web site for a complete list of approved analytic and quantitative courses.

Area 5: Global Awareness-National and International

Two courses, one national and one international, from two different departments. See the college web site for the complete list of approved national and international courses.

Area 6: Ethical Leadership

One course from any of the following departments: philosophy, religion, or social work. See the college web site for a complete list of approved ethical leadership courses offered in other academic departments.

Information or clarification of any college requirement is available from the Academic Information Center, Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216; the Livingston Advising Center, Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-225; or the Office of the Dean.

* Only one foreign language course may be applied to Area 1: Arts and Humanities.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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