Environmental Design (AU Only)

This template has been completed by the appropriate Academic Committee as a blueprint for guiding students who intend to major in this discipline. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the participating state senior institution are eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing. Not all two-year colleges or universities will offer every course or program and course numbers and names may vary. Students desiring to transfer will be advised to refer to catalogs or to access details about courses and programs through world-wide web sites of colleges and universities.

Areas I-IV General Studies Curriculum Core
41 Hours 
(Could be 42 if a 4-SH Mathematics course is taken in Area III.) 

Forty-one semester hours of credit in general studies core courses have been approved by the Articulation and General Studies Committee. The general studies curriculum core includes study in the areas of written composition, humanities and fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics, and history, social, and behavioral sciences.

Area I Written Communication
6 Semester Hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include at least 6 semester hours in written composition. 

NOTE: English Composition I and II are the only courses available in AREA I.

Area II Humanities and Fine Arts
12 Semester Hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Minimum requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum 3 semester hours in literature*, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. 

NOTE: Students must complete a 6 semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history in Area II or IV.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA II:

Students must complete a sequence in History in Area IV. Students must complete at least one 3 SH course from approved Literature courses. (Note: Students could chose to take an additional Literature course for a total of 6 SH.)

Students must complete one of the following courses in the ARTS (3 SH):
ART 203 Art History I
ART 204 Art History II
MUS 101 Music Appreciation
THR 120 Theatre Appreciation
THR 126 Introduction to Theatre

Any remaining hours could be taken from the following (Total number of hours in Area II should equal 12 SH):
PHL 106 Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 206 Ethics and Society
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Area III Natural Sciences and Mathematics
11 Semester Hours 
(Could be 12 if a 4-SH Mathematics course is taken in Area III.) 

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning.Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in mathematics at the precalculus algebra level or higher (some degrees may allow Finite Mathematics) and at least 8 semester hours in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

NOTE: Some mathematics courses are offered for 4 semester credit hours and some natural science laboratory courses are often 5 semester hours. Only minimum semester hour requirements are indicated.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA III:

Students must complete:
MTH 110 Finite Mathematics or higher

Students may select two course from the following (8 SH):
AST 220 Introduction to Astronomy
BIO 101 Introduction to Biology I
BIO 102 Introduction to Biology II
BIO 103 Principles of Biology I
BIO 104 Principles of Biology II
CHM 104 Introduction to General Chemistry
CHM 105 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
CHM 111 College Chemistry I
CHM 112 College Chemistry II
GEO 101 Principles of Physical Geography I
GEO 102 Principles of Physical Geography II
GLY 101 Introduction to Geology I
GLY 102 Introduction to Geology II
PHY 201 General Physics I
PHY 202 General Physics II
PHY 213 General Physics with Calculus I
PHY 214 General Physics with Calculus II

Area IV History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 Semester Hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a 3 semester hours course in history and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

NOTE: Students must complete a 6 semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history in Area II or IV.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA IV:

Students must complete a sequence in History (6 SH).

The remaining hours in Area IV may be selected from the following (6 SH):
ANT 200 Introduction to Anthropology
ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 100 World Regional Geography
POL 200 Introduction to Political Science
POL 211 American National Government
PSY 200 General Psychology
SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology

Area V Pre-Professional, Major and Electives
19-23 Semester Hours

Area V is designated for courses appropriate to the degree/major requirements of the individual student (it may also include electives). These courses are most often taken during the last part of the sophomore year to prepare a student to enter the four-year institution as a junior in their chosen major.

NOTE: Some institutions may include courses in wellness or physical education.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA V:

Students may take up to 6 SH from the following:
ART 174 Photography II (3 SH)
CIS 145 Advanced Web Page Development (3 SH)
ART 221 Computer Graphics I (3 SH)

The Hours in Area V can be fulfilled with a number of free elective courses. Please contact Auburn University CADC Student Services office for assistance with transfer students. The contact number is 334-844-5350.

Total Combined Hours for Areas I-V
60-64 Semester Hours 
(Could be 65 if a 4-SH Mathematics course is taken in Area III.) 

NOTE: For institutions requiring 120 semester hours for graduation the maximum allowable hours for transfer from a community college into a four-year baccalaureate degree program will be 60 semester hours. The primary goal of the template is to try to allow for 1/2 of the total degree hours to transfer from an Alabama public two-year community college to an Alabama public four-year university. The template sets the policy for the STARS TRANSFER GUIDE. If you are a transfer student, make sure you obtain and follow an official STARS TRANSFER GUIDE.

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