Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The Liberal Arts Core requirements are a requirement of the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. Transfer students in the following programs have this requirement: Art, Economics, English, Foreign Language, Journalism and Mass Communications, Liberal Studies, Music, History, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Speech Communication, and Theater.

I. Fine arts (3 credits)

Select one course from the following:

ART 102Understanding Art

3

ART 115Basic Design I: Composition

4

ART 131Drawing I

4

ART 281Painting

4

MP 101Symphonic Band

1

MP 131Chamber Choir

2

MP 141Symphony Orchestra

1

MP 231Chamber Choir

2

WR 241Creative Writing: Fiction

3

WR 242Creative Writing: Poetry

3

II. Humanities (3 credits)

Select one course from the following:

ART 204History of Western Art

3

ART 205History of Western Art

3

ART 206History of Western Art

3

ENG Any except 199

3

HST Any except 198, 280, 298, 299

3

PHL 202Elementary Ethics

3

III. Non-Western Culture (3 credits)

Select one course from the following:

ANTH 232Native North Americans

3

GEOG 202Wrld Reg Geo: Latin Amer/Carib

3

GEOG 203World Reg Geography: Asia

3

GEOG 204Wrld Reg Geo: Africa/Mid East

3

ENG 207Non-Western World Lit: Asia

3

ENG 208Non-Western World Lit: Africa

3

ENG 209Non-Western World Lit:Americas

3

MUS 108Music Cultures of the World

3

IV. Social Sciences (3 credits)

Select one course from the following:

ANTH 110Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH 230Time Travelers

3

EC 201Introduction to Microeconomics

4

EC 202Introduction to Macroeconomics

4

HST 101History of Western Civ: Ancient World to 1000 AD

4

HST 102History of Western Civ: 1000 to 1789

4

HST 103History of Western Civ: 1789 to the Present

4

HST 201US History: Origins to 1820

4

HST 202US History: 1820-1920

4

HST 203US History: 1920- the Present

4

PS 201Intro Amer Politics/Government

3

PS 204Intro To Comparative Politics

3

PS 205Intro International Relations

3

PSY 201General Psychology

4

PSY 202General Psychology

4

PSY 215Intro Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 216Social Psychology

3

SOC 204Introduction To Sociology

3

SOC 205Institutions And Social Change

3

SOC 206Social Problems And Issues

3

V. Select one additional course (3 credits) from previous categories I-IV.

No credit may be used for more than one requirement. The College of Liberal Arts does not allow students to take courses in the same prefix as their major field of study to satisfy the Liberal Arts Core requirements.