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Advising: Core Curriculum

Fine Arts (BFA) Core Requirements

The list below does not include the fine arts major or cognate requirements. Other professional program requirements will vary from this list. (Also compare to core requirements for general degrees - BA, BS, or BCS.) Visit the Off Campus Programs page to find out how a semester or interim abroad can fulfill some of the core requirements below.

Core Gateway

Category Courses Required Options
Developing a Christian Mind (DCM) one IDIS 150. Transfer credit not accepted for DCM.
First-Year Prelude one IDIS 149

 

Core Competencies

Category Courses Required Options
Written Rhetoric one ENGL 101, ENGL 102. Must complete with a grade of "C" or better.
Foundations of Information Technology one IDIS 110 (Exemption exam offered); CS 100, 106, 108; ENGR 101
Rhetoric In Culture one ART 153
Health & Fitness (Personal Fitness) one PER 101-119
Health & Fitness (Leisure & Lifetime) one PER 120-159
Health & Fitness (Sport, Dance & Society) one PER 160-189; KIN 223. A student participating in a varsity or junior varsity sport for a full season is exempt from the corresponding category.

Foreign Language

Completion of one of the following: CHIN 102; DUTC 102; FREN 102, 132; GERM 102, 122; GREE 102; JAPN 102; KOR 102; LATN 102; SPAN 102, 122. High school exemption possible. (This requirement has been reduced for BFA students.)

 

Core Studies

Category Courses Required Options
History of the West and the World one HIST 151, 152
Philosophical Foundations one PHIL 153
Biblical or Theological Foundations I one REL 121, 131. Students must take at least one of their religion core courses at Calvin.
Biblical or Theological Foundations II one If REL 131 (above), then REL 211-214, 221-224. - or - If REL 121 (above), then REL 230-235, 237, 243, 244, 251. Students must take at least one of their religion core courses at Calvin.
Persons in Community one EDUC 202; GEOG 200; PHIL 211; POLS 110; PSYC 151; SOC/SOWK 250. Cannot be from the same department as Societal Structures in N. America course
Societal Structures in N. America one CMS 151; ECON 151, 221, 232, 241; GEOG 241; IDIS 205; POLS 101, 102, 212; SOC 151, 210. Cannot be from the same department as Persons in Community course
Literature one CLAS 211; ENGL 200-234, 299; FREN 351, 361; GERM 303; GREE 302, 307; LATN 206, 300, 302, 304, 305; SPAN 309
Global and Historical Studies one ARTH 232, 233, 241, 243, 245; BIOL 364; DAN 310; ECON 236, 237, 337; ENGL 300, 310; ENST 210; FREN 362, 363; GEOG 110, 240, 242; HIST 231, 232, 233, 235, 238, 242, 245, 246, 261, 262, 263, 271; IDS 201; MUSC 205; PHIL 225, 226; POLS 207, 271, 276, 277, 279; REL 255, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356; SOC 153; SOWK 260; SPAN 308
The Arts one ARCT 201, 202; ARTH 101, 102, 234, 235, 237, 238, 239, 240; CAS 145, 203, 254, 281, 282, 320, 321; CLAS 221, 231; DAN 202, 330; EDUC 210; FREN 375; GERM 371; MUSC 103, 106, 107, 203, 236
Mathematics one MATH 100, 143, 145, 170, 171, 221; PSYC 255; SOC/SOWK 255
Natural World (Physical) one ASTR 110, 111, 112, 211, 212; CHEM 101, 103, 105, 115; GEOG 120, 181, 250; GEOL 112, 151, 153, 251; IDIS 160; PHYS 133, 212, 221, 223. Two course sequence options;
High school exemption also possible.
Natural World (Living) one BIOL 111, 115, 123, 141. Two course sequence options;
High school exemption also possible.
Cross Cultural Engagement one Cross Cultural Engagement (CCE) Requirements

 

Core Capstone

Category Courses Required Options
Integrative Studies one ARTS 395. Transfer Credit not accepted for Integrative Studies.

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