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Disciplinary Perspectives

Every student should understand the different ways in which knowledge about the natural and human world is created.

Scientific Literacy  

Learning Outcome: Students will create and assess hypotheses using research methods, interpret and express the results of observation and experimentation, understand the fundamental concepts of natural and social sciences, and apply scientific knowledge to situations common to daily life to promote physical and psychological well-being.

Rationale: The world is constantly changing with new developments in economics, the sciences (behavioral and natural), health, criminal justice, and technology. Literate Fayetteville State University graduates/citizens must have the ability to critically seek out, analyze, and interpret representative data.  These skills will have a profound impact on the way they live, spend, and plan.   Current research indicates there is a strong link between economics, the sciences (behavioral and natural), health, criminal justice, and technology.   If FSU students are to become fully productive citizens, they should understand how these scientific and behavioral disciplines enable them to function successfully in an evolving society.

Requirement* (13-14 cr)

  • Natural Sciences. Select two of the following
    • ASTR 111, Astronomy I
    • ASTR 112, Astronomy II
    • BIOL 110, General Biology I
    • BIOL 130, General Biology II
    • BIOL 150, Principles of Biology I
    • BIOL 160, Principles of Biology II
    • CHEM 101, Introduction to Chemical Principles
    • CHEM 102, Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
    • CHEM 141-2, General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 161-2, General Chemistry II
    • NSCI 110, Comprehensive Physical Science
    • NSCI 120, Modern Biology
    • PHYS 111, General Physics I
    • PHYS 112, General Physics II
    • PHYS 121, College Physics I
    • PHYS 122, College Physics II 
  • Social Sciences. Select one of the following
    • ECON 211, Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 212, Principles of Microeconomics
    • GEOG 210, Principles of Geography
    • HIST 212, US History Since 1865
    • POLI 200, Introduction to Political Science
    • POLI 210, Principles of American Government
    • POLI 220, Principles of Public Administration
    • PSYC 210, General Psychology
    • SOCI 210, Principles of Sociology

Humanities and Creative Arts

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate comprehension, analysis, and/or synthesis of the cultural and historical contributions of the humanities and/or arts to human cultural and intellectual advancement by engaging in inquiry, writing, and/or creative processes.

Rationale: Students will demonstrate comprehension, analysis, and/or synthesis of the cultural and historical contributions of the humanities and/or arts to human cultural and intellectual advancement by engaging in inquiry, writing, and/or creative processes.

Requirement* (3 cr). Select one of the following:

  • ART 210, Survey of Art
  • COMM 220, Film and Video Visual Appreciation
  • ENGL 220, African American Literature I
  • ENGL 223, African American Literature II
  • ENGL 240, Intro to Literature
  • ENGL 250, Women in Literature
  • ENGL 253, Images of Women
  • HIST 210, African American History
  • HUMN 211, Humanities, Music, Art, and Ideas I
  • HUMN 212, Humanities, Music, Art, and Ideas II
  • MUSI 210, Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 225, History of Jazz in American Culture
  • MUSI 260, African American Music
  • PHIL 210, Intro to Philosophy
  • RELI 215, Introduction to the Bible
  • THEA 203, Intro to Theater
*Courses listed are subject to change. The official list of requirements will be contained in the 2013-2014 FSU Undergraduate Catalog.

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