Dec 15, 2019  
2019-20 University Catalog 
    
2019-20 University Catalog

Area IV (2+2)


Goal: Students should understand questions and modes of analysis in liberal arts areas outside of their major areas of interest and study.

Two sets of approved courses (set = 2 courses with the same course prefix) in any two disciplines outside of a student's primary major pattern. One set of courses must be taken outside the division of the primary major. Cross-listed Area IV courses may be paired with another course of either course prefix.

Students should check individual course descriptions and discuss all Area IV selections with an academic advisor. Ordinarily, transfer courses may not be used to satisfy Area IV general education requirements.

Requirements


4 courses/units in a "2+2" pattern

Two sets of approved courses (set = 2 courses with the same course prefix) in any two disciplines outside of a student's primary major pattern. One set of courses must be taken outside the division of the primary major. For example, if a student's major is philosophy (in the humanities division), possible Area IV sets would be 2 English courses (same division) and 2 math courses (outside the major's division). Qualifying courses are marked IV. An Area IV course listed as NS may be paired with any Area IV course listed as BIO, CHEM or PHYS. Cross-listed Area IV courses may be paired with another course of either course prefix. For example, an Area IV course cross-listed as both WGS and SOC may be paired with either a WGS or SOC course. Students must notify the registrar if they wish to pair cross-listed Area IV courses.