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Pathways

Recognizing that today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges are not confined to separate academic subject areas, the Marist Core engages you in a four-course interdisciplinary Pathway. This set of courses addresses a focused question or area of study from at least three disciplinary perspectives.

Language study is particularly crucial in today’s global community. Students may pursue proficiency through a Pathway in French, Spanish, or Italian, or take language courses as part of Pathways engaging with a particular culture.

All students must select their Pathway by the end of the first year of study. Even as it fulfills requirements in the Marist Core, this “bundle” of courses can help you explore a new area of interest and even begin working toward a potential minor or second major. A Biology major might decide that competency in Spanish would be an important asset and choose a Pathway in Spanish or Latin American & Caribbean Studies. An Accounting major with an interest in international business might opt for a Pathway involving cross-cultural analysis, such as Global Studies, Contemporary European Studies, or African Diaspora Studies. Courses taken in Pathways can count toward minors or second majors in a wide variety of areas.

Whichever Pathway you choose, its courses may help you pursue a minor, a second major, or any subject that will enrich your academic experience as a whole. Use your Pathway as an opportunity to explore new ground!

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Pathway Options

Your Pathway must contain 4 courses drawn from at least 3 of the disciplinary areas listed below. Honors, special-topics, and study-abroad courses may be used in Pathways if they have been approved for this purpose.

African Diaspora Studies

The African Diaspora Studies Pathway prepares students to live and work in an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world by exploring issues related to the African continent and to people of African descent. 

Ethics & Justice
REST 209 World Religions Fine Arts
MUS 106 Jazz and Sound
MUS 242 Popular Music in America

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 234 African American History
HIST 242 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies
HIST 273 Colonial Latin America
HIST 274 Modern Latin America
HIST 280 Modern Africa
HIST 340 Race and Nationality in American Life *prereq 6 creds History
HIST 343 Premodern African History *prereq 6 credits of History
HIST 375 History of Race in Latin America *prereq 6 credits of History

Literature
ENG 353 Ethnic American Literature

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
SPAN 260 Cultures of Latin America *taught in Spanish
SPAN 270 Cultures of Hispanics in the United States *taught in Spanish
SPAN 433 Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean *taught in Spanish; prereq upper-level Spanish-language courses or sufficient background in Spanish

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
POSC 236 Politics of Developing Areas
POSC 303 Politics of Prejudice
POSC 310/HIST 216 Race and Political Thought
POSC 351 African Politics
SOC 336 Social Inequality *prereq SOC 101
SOCW 395 Social Work with Diverse Populations *prereq SOC 101, SOCW 230

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
COM 325 Intercultural Communication
MDIA 326 Race & Ethnicity in Film
MDIA 422 Topics in Global Cinema *contingent on course topic

American Studies

The American Studies Pathway allows students to explore the broad interplay of ideas and events which have shaped the American past and which will continue to affect its future.

Ethics & Justice
REST 209 World Religions

Fine Arts (maximum 2 courses)
ART 255 Pre-Columbian Art
ART 280 American Art
MUS 242 Popular Music in America
MUS 343 Music in America

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 216 Black Political and Social Thought
HIST 217 Catholics in the U.S. *cross-listed POSC 217/REST 217 
HIST 220 New York: The Empire State 
HIST 223 American Military History 1607-present 
HIST 226 American History to 1877 
HIST 227 American History Since 1877 
HIST 228 America Since 1945 
HIST 234 African American History 
HIST 286 The Irish American Experience 
HIST 307 History of American Manhood *prereq 6 HIST credits or instructor permission 
HIST 312 History of the American Presidency *cross-listed POSC 312 
HIST 325 History of American Feminism *prereq 6 HIST credits or instructor permission 
HIST 381/MDIA 323 Film and History *prereq 6 HIST credits; contingent on course topic

Literature (maximum 2 courses) 
ENG 210 American Literature I 
ENG 211 American Literature II 
ENG 240 American Short Fiction 
ENG 266 Italian/American Experience *cross-listed HIST 266/POSC 266 
ENG 340 American Drama I 
ENG 341 American Drama II

Modern Languages
SPAN 270 Cultures of Hispanics in the United States *taught in Spanish

Philosophy
PHIL 213 Foundations of American Social Thought
PHIL 240 Pragmatism  

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ANTH 230 American Culture I
ANTH 231 American Culture II
ANTH 233 Native Americans
POSC 110 American National Government
POSC 210 US Constitutional Law: National Powers *prereq POSC 110
POSC 211 American State & Local Politics *prereq POSC 110
POSC 212 Political Parties & Interest Groups *prereq POSC 110
POSC 218 American Political Thought *prereq POSC 110 and 112
POSC 300 US Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Liberties *prereq any 200-level subfield course
POSC 312 History of the American Presidency *cross-listed HIST 312
POSC 360 Congress Today *prereq any 200-level subfield course

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
CRJU Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 221 Law & Society *cross-listed PRLG 221
CRJU 230 Policing in America
CRJU 235 Corrections
CRJU 250 Introduction to US Courts

Catholic Studies

The Catholic Studies Pathway offers students an opportunity to study how the tradition of Catholic Christianity has shaped the world we know today and to examine their beliefs and values in a mature and critical way.

Ethics & Justice (maximum 2 courses)
REST 203 Christianity
REST 204 Judaism
REST 214 Religious Themes in Literature *cross-listed ENG 214
REST 243 Catholic Thought and Spirituality Fine Arts
ART 245 Medieval Art
ART 380 Renaissance Art

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 217 Catholics in the U.S. *cross-listed POSC 217/REST 217
HIST 248 Medieval Europe
HIST 255 The Catholic Church in Modern Times
HIST 266 The Italian-American Experience *cross-listed POSC 266/ENG 266
HIST 286 The Irish American Experience

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
ENG 214 Religious Themes in Literature *cross-listed REST 214
ENG 266 The Italian-American Experience *cross-listed POSC 266/HIST 266
ENG 330 Medieval Literature

Philosophy
PHIL 321 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 331 Philosophy of Religion

Social Science
POSC 266 The Italian-American Experience *cross-listed ENG 266/HIST 266

Cognitive Science Studies

The Cognitive Science Studies Pathway introduces students to the examination of current empirical and theoretical research on the nature of cognition.

Literature
ENG 201 Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 302 World Englishes

Natural Science
BIOL 232 Sex, Evolution, & Behavior OR BIOL 305 Animal Behavior *pre-reqs CHEM 131-2 or equivalent & grade of C or higher in BIOL 130-131

Philosophy
PHIL 203 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 335 Metaphysics: The Nature of Reality
PHIL 336 Epistemology: The Theory of Knowledge
PHIL 345 Philosophy of Mind

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 301 Biopsychology and Lab *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 302 Neurobiology of Learning *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 303 Developmental Neuropsychology *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 305 Neurobiology of Learning Disabilities *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 306 Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuropsychology + Lab *prereq PSYC 101 & PSYC 350
PSYC 342 Learning and Cognition *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 343 Sensation and Perception *prereq PSYC 101

Contemporary European Studies

The Contemporary European Studies Pathway explores modern-day Europe from a broad range of perspectives, providing students with a strong grounding in the culture and politics of the continent.

Fine Arts
ART 365 History of 19th Century Art
ART 366 History of 20th Century Art
ITAL 308 Italian Cinema

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 207 History of the Holocaust
HIST 252 Modern Europe
HIST 261 Russian History, 1801-1917
HIST 262 Russian Revolution
HIST 263 Eastern Europe and Russian from 1928 to the Present

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
ENG 213 English Literature II
ENG 261 Spanish Literature in Translation *cross-listed SPAN 222
ENG 321 English Drama II
ENG 363 Modern Drama

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
Language courses in Italian, German, French, or Spanish (any proficiency level)

Philosophy (maximum 2 courses)
PHIL 242 Existentialism
PHIL 323 19th and Early 20th Century Philosophy
PHIL 324 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 325 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
PHIL 340 Marx and Marxism

Social Science
POSC 233 Modern Political Thought
POSC 251 European Politics

Non-Breadth Option
CRJU 377 Politics of Crime and Terrorism *prereq POSC 110 or CRJU 101

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Pathway explores environmental resources, problems, and solutions in order to develop students’ ability to function as highly responsible environmental citizens and professionals.

Ethics & Justice
PHIL 301 Environmental Ethics

History
HIST 218 History and Culture of the Mid-Hudson Valley
HIST 263 Eastern Europe & Russia from 1928 to the Present

Literature
ENG 231 Literature of the Hudson River Valley

Natural Science (maximum 2 courses)
BIOL 101 Topics in Biology
BIOL 214 Life on Earth
BIOL 327 Freshwater Ecology *cross-listed ENSC 327; prereqs BIOL 130-131 and at least one semester of Chemistry with a lab;
OR BIOL 360 Ecology *cross-listed ENSC 360; prereqs BIOL 130-131, MATH 130, and one semester of Chemistry with a lab
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
ENSC 101 Introduction to Environmental Issues
ENSC 210 Introduction to Geology *prereq ENSC 101
ENSC 306 Environmental Health *prereq BIOL 101 or 130 or ENSC 101 or instructor permission

Social Science
ECON 305 Environmental Economics *prereq ECON 103
POSC 202 Environmental Politics & Policy *cross-listed ENSC 202; prereqs ENSC 101 and POSC 110

Non-Breadth Option
MDIA 332 Current Issues in Film *contingent on appropriate topic

French

Designed for students beyond FREN 105 Intermediate French I, the French Pathway provides students with the opportunity to pursue proficiency in French through Core courses and to expand their understanding of the rich range of cultures in which French functions as a primary or secondary mode of expression. Please note: there are no History courses listed below, but History courses taken abroad could count as an additional disciplinary area in this Pathway.

Fine Arts
FREN 305 Studies in French Film & Literature (may count as Fine Arts OR Literature)

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
FREN 305 Studies in French Film & Literature (may count as Fine Arts OR Literature)
FREN 315 French Literature of Africa & the Caribbean
FREN 330 Modern Literary Perspectives: The 20th Century

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
FREN 106 Intermediate French II
FREN 201 Workshop in Writing
FREN 202 Workshop in Oral Expression
FREN 310 French Grammar & Composition I
FREN 311 French Grammar & Composition II
FREN 325 Language & Technology Practicum
FREN 440 French for Current Affairs

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
FREN 250 French Culture & Thought
FREN 251 Contemporary France

Gender Studies

The Gender Studies Pathway focuses on gender as a significant cultural and cognitive category. Courses examine how gender has influenced the lives, status, and opportunities of all people, and attend to ways in which gender intersects with race, class, and ethnicity to shape social structures and individual experiences.

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 130 Introduction to Women’s Studies
HIST 232 U.S. Women’s History
HIST 267 Women in Asia
HIST 307 History of American Manhood *prereq 6 HIST credits or instructor permission
HIST 325 History of American Feminism *prereq 6 HIST credits or instructor permission
HIST 332 Women & Religion in America *prereq 6 HIST credits or instructor permission

Literature
ENG 220 Literature and Gender

Natural Science
BIOL 232 Sex, Evolution, & Behavior

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ECON 200 Economics of Gender *prereq sophomore status
POSC 214 Gender and the Law *prereq POSC 110
POSC 303 Politics of Prejudice *prereq 1 200-level class from any subfield
POSC 320 Feminist Political Thought *prereq 1 200-level class from any subfield
PSYC 331 Psychology of Women *prereq PSYC 101

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
COM 400 Gender, Culture, Communication
MDIA 335/WMST 385 Gender & Media

Global Studies

The Global Studies Pathway prepares students to live and work in, and make sense of, an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world. Courses focus on the critical study of cultures and systems outside the United States, as well as on the political, economic, social, and cultural interrelationships within the contemporary global system.

Given the wide range of applicable courses, students should work with their advisors to choose courses that will inform their understanding of a particular issue, theme, or geographic area.

Ethics & Justice (maximum 2 courses)
PHIL 301 Environmental Ethics
REST 209 World Religions
REST 219 Sociology of Religion
REST 230 Religion and Politics
REST 225 Global Liberation Theology
REST 231 Social Ethics and Economics

Fine Arts (maximum 2 courses)
ART 230 Greek and Roman Art
ART 255 Pre-Columbian Art
ART 256 Chinese Art
ITAL 308 Italian Cinema
MUS 226 Music Cultures of the World

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 242 Introduction to the African Diaspora
HIST 252 Modern Europe
HIST 262 History of Russia
HIST 263 Eastern Europe and Russian from 1928 to the Present
HIST 267 Women in Asia
HIST 269 Modern Asia
HIST 271 Modern China
HIST 274 Modern Latin America
HIST 280 Africa Since 1800
HIST 285 The History & Political Culture of Ireland *cross-listed POSC 285

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
ENG 201 Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 302 World Englishes
ENG 353 Ethnic American Literature
ENG 370 Modern Jewish Literature
ENG 373 Literature of the Holocaust

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
Any foreign language course

Philosophy
PHIL 212 Philosophy of Society

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 232 Religion and Culture
ECON 150 Economics of Social Issues
GBST 103 Introduction to Global Issues *cross-listed POSC 103 and CSCU 103
POSC 113 International Relations
POSC 202 Environmental Politics & Policy
POSC 213 Politics of Human Rights
POSC 236 Politics of Developing Areas
POSC 251 European Politics
POSC 252 Comparative Politics of Russia/Eastern Europe
POSC 255 Political Economy: The Rise of the Asia-Pacific
POSC 280 International Communications and Negotiations
POSC 285 The History and Political Culture of Ireland
POSC 290 International Law & Organization

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
BUS 202 Global Business and Society
FASH 100 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 

Hudson River Valley Regional Studies

The Hudson River Valley Studies Pathway fosters students’ understanding of the history, culture, and environment of this region and the place of regionalism generally. The knowledge, skills, and approaches to understanding developed can be applied to all regions.

Fine Arts
ART 290 Museum Studies

History
HIST 218 History and Culture of the Mid-Hudson Valley
HIST 220 The Empire State: A History of New York

Literature 
ENG 231 Literature of the Hudson River Valley

Natural Science
ENSC 101 Introduction to Environmental Issues

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ECON 210 Innovation in the Hudson Valley
POSC 202 Environmental Politics and Policy *prereq ENSC 101 and POSC 110
POSC 211 American State and Local Politics *prereq POSC 110

Italian

Designed for students beyond ITAL 105 Intermediate Italian I, the Italian Pathway enables students to pursue proficiency in Italian through Core courses and to expand their understanding of Italian history and culture. Please note: there are no history courses listed below, but history courses taken abroad could count as an additional disciplinary area in this Pathway.

Fine Arts
ITAL 308 Italian Cinema

Literature
ITAL 282 Advanced Reading & Composition *can be used for either the Literature or the Modern Languages disciplinary area

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
ITAL 106 Intermediate Italian II
ITAL 201 Advanced Italian I
ITAL 202 Advanced Italian II
ITAL 281 Italian for Conversation
ITAL 282 Advanced Reading & Composition *can be used for either the Literature or the Modern Languages disciplinary area

Non-Breadth Option
ITAL 250 Civilization of Italy

Italian & Italian-American Studies

The Italian & Italian-American Studies Pathway helps students expand their knowledge of Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian language through focused interdisciplinary coursework that explores social, political, and cultural history. Elementary and intermediate-level language courses are included in this Pathway.

Fine Arts (maximum 2 courses)
ART 230 Greek and Roman Art
ART 380 Renaissance Art
ITAL 308 Italian Cinema
MUS 335 Opera

History
HIST 247 Ancient Rome
HIST 266 Italian-American Experience *cross-listed POSC 266/ENG 266

Literature
ENG 266 Italian-American Experience *cross-listed POSC 266/HIST 266

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
Italian language courses from ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I and beyond

Social Science
POSC 266 Italian-American Experience *cross-listed ENG 266 and HIST 266

Non-Breadth Option
ITAL 250 Civilization of Italy

Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies Pathway is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture. These courses can help students perceive the relationship of Judaism to other world religions and to understand Judaism’s impact on Western culture. It can stimulate reflection on fundamental human values.

Ethics & Justice (maximum 2 courses)
REST 201 Religion in America
REST 204 Judaism
REST 300 Judeo-Christian Scriptures

History
HIST 207 History of the Holocaust
HIST 263 Eastern Europe & Russia from 1928 to the Present

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
ENG 370 Modern Jewish Literature
ENG 371 The Hebrew Bible as Literary Classic
ENG 373 Literature of the Holocaust

Social Science
POSC 303 Politics of Prejudice *prereq 1 200-level class from any subfield

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Pathway helps prepare students interested in working with Latin American/Caribbean communities in the United States and abroad. It provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and language skills with integrative work in a wide variety of fields. Intermediate-level language courses are included in this Pathway.

Ethics & Justice
REST 219 Sociology of Religion
REST 225 Global Liberation Theology

Fine Arts
ART 255 Pre-Columbian Art
SPAN 335 Themes in Latin American Cinema *taught in Spanish

History
HIST 273 Colonial Latin America
HIST 274 Modern Latin America

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
FREN language courses at the intermediate level and beyond
SPAN language courses at the intermediate level and beyond
SPAN 260 Cultures of Latin America *taught in Spanish

Social Science
ANTH 233 Native Americans
POSC 213 Politics of Human Rights *prereq POSC 112 or 113
POSC 236 Politics of Developing Areas *prereq POSC 111
POSC 350 Latin American Politics *prereq 1 200-level class from any subfield
SOCW 395 Social Work with Diverse Populations *prereqs SOC 101 and SOCW 230

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)

MDIA 422 Topics in Global Cinema *contingent on appropriate topic

Legal Studies

The Legal Studies Pathway approaches the law from political, historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Courses provide students with an understanding of the law as both a profession and a field of scholarly inquiry.

Ethics & Justice
REST 244 Prison, Praxis, and Prisoners

History
HIST 210 Constitutional Law: National Powers *prereq POSC 110; cross-listed PRLG 206 & POSC 210

Philosophy (maximum 2 courses)
PHIL 203 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 337 Political Philosophy

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
POSC 102 Introduction to Law *cross-listed PRLG 101
POSC 110 American National Government
POSC 210 Constitutional Law: National Powers *prereq POSC 110; cross-listed PRLG 206 & HIST 210
POSC 221 Law and Society *prereq POSC 110; cross-listed PRLG 221 and CRJU 221
POSC 290 International Law and Organizations *prereq POSC 111 or POSC 113
POSC 300 US Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Liberties *prereq 1 200-level class from any subfield
POSC 360 Congress Today *prereq 1 200-level class from any subfield
PSYC 202 Abnormal Psychology *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 348 Psychological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior *prereq PSYC 101 or CRJU 101
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 223 Juvenile Delinquency *prereq SOC 101

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 250 Introduction to US Courts
Any PRLG course not listed above

Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The Medieval & Renaissance Studies Pathway provides students with the opportunity to study the culture, history, and intellectual legacy of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This Pathway is suitable for students interested in investigating the antecedents of modernity, in identifying enduring cultural and philosophical issues, and in comparing and contrasting past and contemporary society.

Fine Arts (maximum 2 courses)
ART 230 Greek & Roman Art
ART 245 Medieval Art
ART 281 History of Costume
ART 380 Renaissance Art
MUS 340 Baroque Masters
MUS 344 Medieval and Renaissance Music

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 248 Medieval Europe
HIST 249 Early Modern Europe
HIST 314 Witchcraft & Sorcery in Pre-Modern Europe *prereq 6 credits in history

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
ENG 212 English Literature I
ENG 221 Themes in Shakespeare
ENG 270 Classics of Western Literature
ENG 324 Chaucer
ENG 329 Seventeenth-Century Literature
ENG 330 Medieval Literature
ENG 361 Ancient Roman and Early Christian Literature

Modern Languages (maximum 2 courses)
FREN 250 French Culture & Thought: Problems & Perspectives *Taught in French
SPAN 250 Cultures of Spain *Taught in Spanish
Any elementary-level or above language course in Greek, Latin, or Arabic
Any intermediate-level or above language course in French, German, Italian, or Spanish

Philosophy
PHIL 211 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 321 Medieval Philosophy

Public Health Studies

The Public Health Studies Pathway enables students to understand crucial health issues in local, regional, and global contexts. Courses equip students to analyze pressing community health questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Ethics & Justice
REST 231 Social Ethics and Economics

Mathematics
MATH 130 Introductory Statistics I

Natural Science (maximum 2 courses)
BIO 237 Human Biology
ENSC 101 Introduction to Environmental Issues
ENSC 306 Environmental Health *prereq BIOL 101 or BIOL 130 or ENSC 101
HLTH 225 Topics in Nutrition

Philosophy
PHIL 301 Environmental Ethics

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ECON 150 Economics of Social Issues
POSC 202 Environmental Politics & Policy *cross-listed ENSC 202; prereq ENSC 101 and POSC 110
POSC 240 Introduction to Public Policy *prereq POSC 110
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 220 Social Psychology *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 222 Community Psychology *prereq PSYC 101
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCW 230 Introduction to Social Work

Non-Breadth Option

CRJU 242 Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse

Public Praxis

With a view to fully engaged learning and a commitment to social transformation, the Public Praxis Pathway engages students in ethical, political, economic, and religious analysis and critical reflection.

Ethics & Justice (maximum 2 courses)
REST 225 Global Liberation Theology
REST 230 Religion & Politics
REST 231 Social Ethics & Economics
REST 244 Prison, Praxis, & Prisoners
REST 300 Judeo-Christian Scriptures
REST 320 Public Praxis I
REST 325 Public Praxis II

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 207 History of the Holocaust
HIST 216 Race and Political Thought *cross-listed POSC 310
HIST 234 African American History

Philosophy
PHIL 340 Marx & Marxism

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 150 Economics of Social Issues
ECON 340 Economic Development: Towards Global Equality *prereqs ECON 103, 104, or 150
POSC 113 International Relations
POSC 202 Environmental Politics & Policy *cross-listed ENSC 202; prereqs POSC 110 & ENSC 101
POSC 211 American State & Urban Politics *prereq POSC 110
POSC 213 Politics of Human Rights *prereq POSC 112 or 113
POSC 221 Law & Society *prereq POSC 110; cross-listed PRLG 221 and CRJU 221
PSYC 220 Social Psychology *prereq PSYC 101
PSYC 222 Community Psychology *prereq PSYC 101
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 220 Sociology of Religion *prereq SOC 101

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
COM 203 Interpersonal Communication *prereq sophomore standing
MDIA 332 Current Issues in Film *contingent on course topic

Quantitative Studies

The Quantitative Studies Pathway exposes students to scientific and logical modes of analysis in a wide variety of fields, including mathematics, the sciences, philosophy, and music.

Fine Arts (maximum 2 courses)
MUS 106 Jazz & Sound
MUS 120 Theory of Music I
MUS 220 Theory of Music II *prereq MUS 120 or instructor permission

Mathematics (maximum 2 courses)
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 205 Discrete Mathematics I *4 credits; prereq 3 years of high school mathematics
MATH 210 Linear Algebra *coreq MATH 241 or instructor permission
MATH 241 Calculus I *4 credits; prereq 3 yrs. of high school mathematics including trigonometry or MATH 120
MATH 242 Calculus II *4 credits; prereq 241

Natural Science (maximum 2 courses)
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II *Lab course; prereq CHEM 131
ENSC 305 Environmental Economics *cross-listed ECON 305; prereq ECON 103
PHYS 108 Introduction to Cosmology
PHYS 201 College Physics I
PHYS 202 College Physics II *prereq College Physics I, PHYS 211 General Physics I, or instructor permission
PHYS 211 General Physics I *pre- or co-req MATH 241
PHYS 212 General Physics II *pre- or co-req MATH 241
PHYS 221 Modern Physics *prereq MATH 241

Philosophy (maximum 2 courses)
PHIL 203 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 235 Philosophy and Technology
PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics *prereq ECON 103
ECON 150 Economics of Social Issues
ECON 305 Environmental Economics *prereq ECON 103; cross-listed ENSC 305
POSC 121 Polling & the Survey Instrument *1-credit course
POSC 122 Survey Design & Data Collection *1-credit course
POSC 124 Polling & the Media *1-credit course
POSC 235 Scopes & Methods of Political Analysis *prereq sophomore standing, POSC 110 & POSC 111
POSC 289 Public Opinion & Politics *prereq POSC 110
POSC 325 Political Economy: The Rise of the Asia-Pacific *prereq POSC 111 or POSC 113 or instructor permission
POSC 342 Survey Research & Political Data Analysis *prereq 1 200-level course from any subfield or instructor permission
PSYC 350 Psych. Research Method. & Lab *prereqs PSYC 101 MATH 130 & CSIS 103 or EDUC 150
SOCW 383 Social Work Methods I *prereq SOCW 330; majors only

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
COM 200 Communication Research *prereqs COM 102, CMPT 103
CMPT 120 Introduction to Programming
CRJU 374 Criminal Justice Research Methods *prereq MATH 130, CRJU 105
ENG 222 Introduction to Professional Writing
DATA 220 Introduction to Data Analysis
FASH 365 Merchandise Planning & Control *prereq FASH 265

Religion & Society

The Religion & Society Pathway explores the interplay between major world religions and cultural traditions, artistic expression, social change, and historical events. The Pathway encompasses courses dealing with a wide variety of global religious traditions.

Ethics & Justice (maximum 2 courses)
REST 107 Introduction to Religion
REST 201 Religion in America
REST 203 Christianity
REST 204 Judaism
REST 209 World Religions
REST 210 Film & the Bible
REST 230 Religion and Politics
REST 231 Social Ethics and Economics
REST 243 Catholic Thought and Spirituality
REST 244 Prison, Praxis and Prisoners
REST 245 Jesus and Discipleship
REST 300 Judeo-Christian Scriptures
REST 315 Global Liberation Theology
REST 320 Public Praxis I

Fine Arts
ART 245 Medieval Art
ART 380 Renaissance Art

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 207 History of the Holocaust
HIST 217 Catholics in the U.S. *cross-listed REST 217 and POSC 217
HIST 248 Medieval Europe
HIST 268 Traditional Asia
HIST 285 History & Political Culture of Ireland *cross-listed POSC 285
HIST 332 Women & Religion in America *prereq 6 credits HIST; cross-listed REST 332

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
ENG 214 Religious Themes in Literature *cross-listed REST 214
ENG 266 The Italian-American Experience *cross-listed POSC 266 and HIST 266
ENG 370 Modern Jewish Literature
ENG 373 Literature of the Holocaust

Philosophy (maximum 2 courses)
PHIL 211 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 321 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 331 Philosophy of Religion

Social Science
ANTH 232 Religion and Culture
SOC 220 Sociology of Religion *prereq SOC 101

Spanish

Designed for students beyond SPAN 105 Intermediate Spanish I, the Spanish Pathway enables students to pursue proficiency in Spanish through Core courses and and to expand their understanding of the rich range of cultures in which Spanish functions as a primary or secondary mode of expression. For additional information, see the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures' Spanish Pathway page.

Fine Arts
SPAN 330 Themes in Spanish Cinema
SPAN 335 Themes in Latin American Cinema

Literature (maximum 2 courses)
SPAN 202 Spanish: Fiction and Expression
SPAN 315 The Experience of Hispanic Literature
SPAN 370 Latin American Women Writers
SPAN 420 Medieval Spanish Literature
SPAN 421 Spanish Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries
SPAN 422 Contemporary Spanish Literature
SPAN 424 Cervantes
SPAN 425 Literature of the Golden Age
SPAN 430 Spanish American Literature I
SPAN 431 Spanish American Literature II
SPAN 433 Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean

Modern Languages
SPAN 106 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 201 Spanish: Communicating in the Spanish-Speaking World

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
SPAN 250 Cultures of Spain
SPAN 260 Cultures of Latin America
SPAN 270 Cultures of Hispanics in the United States
SPAN 281 Spanish Conversation & Culture I
SPAN 282 Spanish Conversation & Culture II
SPAN 301 Spain Today

Studies in Political Economy

The Studies in Political Economy Pathway explores interaction between markets and governments from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, providing students with the opportunity to analyze traditions, controversies, and questions related to democracy and capitalism.

Ethics and Justice
REST 231 Social Ethics and Economics

History (maximum 2 courses)
HIST 226 American History to 1877
HIST 227 American History Since 1877
HIST 228 American Since 1945
HIST 249 Early Modern Europe
HIST 252 Modern Europe
HIST 263 Eastern Europe and Russia from 1928 to the Present
HIST 269 Modern Asia
HIST 271 Modern China

Philosophy
PHIL 234 Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL 340 Marx & Marxism

Social Science (maximum 2 courses)
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics *prereq ECON 103
ECON 150 Economics of Social Issues
BST 103 Introduction to Global Issues *cross-listed POSC 103 and CSCU 103; open only to students with a declared GBST minor at the time of registration
POSC 110 American National Government
POSC 232 Classical Political Thought *prereq POSC 112
POSC 233 Modern Political Thought *prereq POSC 112
POSC 236 Politics of Developing Areas *prereq POSC 111
POSC 251 European Politics *prereq POSC 111 or 113
POSC 252 Comparative Politics of Russia/Eastern Europe *prereq POSC 111
POSC 325 Political Economy: Rise of the Asia-Pacific *prereq POSC 111 or POSC 113, or instructor permission

Technology & Society

The Technology & Society Pathway develops students’ ability to analyze both theoretical and practical questions related to technological change and its effect on social, political, and cultural life.

Fine Arts
ART 362 Art and Technology
MUS 248 History of Motion Picture Music

History
HIST 252 Modern Europe
HIST 263 Eastern Europe and Russia from 1928 to the Present

Literature
ENG 205 Modern Speculative Fiction

Modern Languages
SPAN 325 Spanish in a Digital Age *taught in Spanish

Philosophy (maximum 2 courses)
PHIL 211 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 235 Philosophy and Technology
PHIL 345 Philosophy of Mind

Social Science
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Non-Breadth Options (maximum 1 course)
CMPT 230 Software Systems and Analysis
CMPT 305 Technology, Ethics, & Society *prereq Junior standing
CRJU 206 Criminal & Scientific Investigation
ENSC 230 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems *prereq ENSC 101
FASH 289 Production & Sourcing
MDIA 110 Media Literacy
MDIA 210 Interactive Media I
MDIA 312 Participatory Media
MDIA 313 Convergent Media
MDIA 316 Ethics and Gaming
MDIA 320 History of Electronic Media