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Core Requirements

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The following are Wilkes University’s Core requirements taken by all university students regardless of the chosen major. Transfer students may receive credit for any of the following courses due to course work completed prior to attending Wilkes.

  • Computer Literacy: CS115 - Computers and Applications or higher
    • min 3 credit hours

  • Written Communication: ENG 101 – English Composition
    • 4 credit hours

  • Oral Communication: COM101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • 3 credit hours

  • Quantitative Reasoning: MTH 101 – Solving Problems Using Mathematics or higher
    • min 3 credit hours

  • Area I: The Humanities – must complete 3 of the courses listed below for 9 credit hours
    • ENG 120 – Introduction to Literature
    • HST 101 – Historical Foundations of the Modern World
    • PHL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy OR Foreign Language

  • Area II: The Scientific World – must complete 2 of the courses listed below for 6 credit hours minimum
    • BIO 105 or 121 – Biology
    • CHM 105 or CHM 115 – Chemistry
    • EES 105, EES 211, EES 230, EES240, EES 251, or EES271 - Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • PHY 105, PHY 174, or PHY 201 – Physics
       
  • Area III: The Social Sciences – must complete at least 2 of the courses listed below for 6 credit hours minimum
    • ANT 101 – Introduction to Anthropology
    • EC 102 - Principles of Economics II
    • PS 111 – Introduction to American Politics
    • PSY 101 – General Psychology
    • SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
       
  • Area IV: The Visual and Performing Arts – must complete 1 course for 3 credit hours minimum
    • ART 101 – Experiencing Art
    • DAN 100 – Dance Appreciation: Comprehensive Dance Forms
    • MUS 101 – Introduction to Music I
    • THE 100 – Approach to Theatre

 

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