General Education Requirements



Class of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (August 2014) 
Courses which Satisfy the Seven Areas in the Program of General Education

Students must complete one course from each of the following seven areas, taken in seven different departments (as defined by the course designations). Each of these courses, when completed at Connecticut College, must be taken for a letter grade and must be worth at least four credit hours. Any exceptions to the seven department rule must be approved by the Committee on Academic Standing. These seven courses should normally be completed by the end of the sophomore year. With special permission, appropriate coursework taken at other institutions may be counted towards these requirements. 

AREA 1 - PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 

Astronomy 105, 110; Biology 103, 105, 106; Botany 115; Chemistry 101, 103, 107; Environmental Studies 115, 120; Geophysics 115, 120; Physics 107, 108, 109, 110, 111; Psychology 100; All Freshman Seminars numbered 11XX 

AREA 2 - MATHEMATICS AND FORMAL REASONING 

All 100-level courses in Computer Science; All 100- and 200-level courses in Mathematics (except 205); Philosophy 103; All Freshman Seminars numbered 12XX 

AREA 3 -SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology 102, 104, 229, 323; Art History 266; Comparative Race and Ethnicity 224, 424; Economics 111, 112; Education 223, 226, 394; English 110; Gender and Women's Studies 103, 224, 226, 253, 266, 323, 402; German Studies 110, 253; Government 110, 111, 112, 113, 240; Hispanic Studies 110; Human Development 111; Linguistics 110; Music 229; Sociology 102, 103, 424; All Freshman Seminars numbered 13XX 

AREA 4 - CRITICAL STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND THE ARTS 

American Studies 103, 117, 123, 127, 207, 208, 253; Anthropology 108; Arabic 120, 220, 320, 374; Art History 297 (formerly 207); Chinese 232, 236, 238, 244; Classics 203, 204, 205, 222; Comparative Race and Ethnicity 253; Dance 145, 341 (formerly 241); East Asian Studies 101, 230, 247, 250, 253, 277, 302, 357; All English courses at the 100 or 200 level and 374, except for Creative Writing courses, English 110, 150 (formerly 202), and 228; Environmental Studies 155, 261; Film Studies 101, 202, 209; 247, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 288, 357; French 327, 328, 329, 330; Gender and Women's Studies 106, 203, 230, 244, 264, 265, 316; German Studies 202, 254, 255, 256, 258, 261, 322, 436, 468; Hispanic Studies 208, 224, 250, 251; Humanities 258; Italian 216, 301, 302 (formerly 401), 316, 317, 405, 406, 408, 409; Music 103, 108, 117, 266; Slavic Studies 164, 230, 288, 320; Sophomore Research Seminar 299F; Theater 141, 222, 241, 242, 264, 265, 266, 297 (formerly 207); All Freshman Seminars numbered 14XX 

AREA 5 - CREATIVE ARTS 

Architectural Studies 241; Art 101, 102, 103, 104, 200, 241; Arts and Technology 104; Comparative Race and Ethnicity 165, 265; Dance 107, 110, 151, 152, 162, 165, 166, 222, 251, 252, 253, 254, 262, 265, 266; English 217, 221, 240; Film Studies 222, 321; Music 104, 122, 131, 132, 207, 223; Sophomore Research Seminar 299C; Theater 104, 110 (formerly 120), 230, 252,298, 299; All Freshman Seminars numbered 15XX 

AREA 6 - PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES 

American Studies 201K, 255; Anthropology 205; Art History 296 (formerly 230); Classics 104, 105, 210, 217; Comparative Race and Ethnicity 254, 256, 259; Environmental Studies 249; Film Studies 211, 252; Gender and Women’s Studies 258; Government 211, 214; All 100- and 200-level courses in Philosophy, and 412 (except 103, 213, 214, and 272); Religious Studies 101, 112, 120, 158, 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 229, 236, 241, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258, 259, 260, 271, 401, 426, 493B, 494B, 493E, 494E, 493M, 494M; Sophomore Research Seminar 299B; All Freshman Seminars numbered 16XX 

AREA 7 - HISTORICAL STUDIES 

American Studies 201D, 201M, 201S, 206, 217, 218; All 100- and 200-level courses in Art History, 360 (formerly 327), and 361 [except Art History 280 (formerly 258), 281 (formerly 263), 282 (formerly 270), 283 (formerly 274), 296 (formerly 230), 297 (formerly 207)]; Classics 101, 102, 209, 216, 229, 230, 231; Comparative Race and Ethnicity 206, 219, 252, 255; East Asian Studies 202, 203, 222, 225, 226, 254; English 233; Environmental Studies 252, 320 (formerly 224), 361; Gender and Women's Studies 217, 218, 222, 252, 327; German Studies 243, 272; Hispanic Studies 324; All History courses at the 100 or 200 level, and 306 (except U.S. History courses and 299); Linguistics 233; Music 102, 247, 248; Philosophy 213, 214; Religious Studies 208, 209; Slavic Studies 105, 106, 220 (formerly 248), 247, 264; All Freshman Seminars numbered 17XX 

PART II: LANGUAGE AND CROSS-CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS 

Foreign Language Requirement: Each student must include a course in a foreign language at the intermediate level or higher; as an option, students may choose a new language, in which case they must complete a two-semester sequence of the same elementary language. A new language is one in which a student has studied for not more than one full year in secondary school. 

Writing Across the Curriculum: Each student must complete two designated Writing (W) courses. 

Technology: Information skills are an essential part of a modern liberal arts education. Students should acquire skills in internet navigation and research, database searching, and traditional library research. In addition, students should be able to integrate appropriate technology into their learning and research.