Academics

Auburn Montgomery Core Curriculum


The university’s undergraduate instructional program requires that each student complete a component of general studies in addition to the requirements of his or her school or departmental major. This general studies component as defined by the State Articulation Committee includes course work in English composition, literature, history, sciences, fine arts, social sciences and mathematics to be taken during the lower-division years, primarily at the freshman level.


Core Curriculum Requirements                                                                 
Semester Hours

Area I. Written Composition (ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020)1

  6

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts

12

Literature2 - minimum of 3 semester hours
Fine Arts3 - minimum of 3 semester hours
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective(s)

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics

11

Natural Sciences4 - minimum of 8 semester hours
Mathematics5 - minimum of 3 semester hours

 

Area IV. History, Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences

12

Area V. Determined by Major and Degree Requirements7

23

1 A grade of C or better must be earned in each class. No student earning a grade of D or F in a first-year English composition course at AUM will be permitted to transfer credit from another school to offset that lower grade; the course must be repeated in residence at AUM.
2 One mandatory literature course. Students must complete a 6-semester hour sequence either in literature or in history. If two literature courses are taken in a sequence, then only one history course is required. (Minimum of 12 semester hours required in Area II.)
3 One mandatory fine arts course selected from the following: Art Appreciation or Art History, Music Appreciation or Music History, Theatre Appreciation or Theatre History.
4 Each course must include a lab.
5 MATH 1100, MATH 1120, MATH 1610, MATH 1620, MATH 2630 or MATH 2660. No student earning a grade of F in a core mathematics course at AUM will be permitted to transfer core mathematics credit from another school to fulfill the core mathematics requirement; under such circumstances the mathematics core requirement must be completed at AUM.
6 One mandatory history course. Students must complete a 6-semester hour sequence either in literature or in history. If two history courses are taken in a sequence, then only one literature course is required; if two literature courses are taken in a sequence, then only one history course is required. (Minimum of 12 semester hours required in Area IV.)
7 Computer literacy: one semester hour minimum or by challenge, handled in the major.

 

The AUM Core Courses

The following list of courses has been approved by the State Articulation General Studies Committee. The courses can be used to fulfill the AUM Core Curriculum requirements. Students should check with their advisor for other courses that may have been approved after the publication date of this catalog.

The following list of courses has been approved by the State Articulation General Studies Committee. The courses can be used to fulfill the AUM Core Curriculum requirements. Students should check with their advisor for other courses that may have been approved after the publication date of this catalog.


Courses Semester Hours

Area I. Written Composition
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1017 English Composition I, Honors 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 1027 English Composition II, Honors 3


Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts
COMM 1010 Introduction to Human Communication 3
COMM 2212 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 2530 Survey of English Literature I 3
ENGL 2540 Survey of English Literature II 3
ENGL 2570 Survey of American Literature I 3
ENGL 2580 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENGL 2600 Survey of Literature of the Western World I 3
ENGL 2610 Survey of Literature of the Western World II 3
FREN 1010 Beginning French I 4
FREN 1020 Beginning French II 4
FREN 2010 Intermediate French I/Lab 4
FREN 2020 Intermediate French II/Lab 4
GERM 1010 Beginning German I 4
GERM 1020 Beginning German II 4
GERM 2010 Intermediate German I/Lab 4
GERM 2020 Intermediate German II/Lab 4
INTL 2600 Survey of Literature of the Western World I 3
INTL 2610 Survey of Literature of the Western World II 3
MUSI 2110 Music Appreciation1 3
PHIL 2000 Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 2100 Applied Ethics 3
SPAN 1010 Beginning Spanish I 4
SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish II 4
SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I/Lab 4
SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II/Lab 4
THEA 2040 Theatre Appreciation1 3
VISU 1000 Art Appreciation1 3
VISU 2030 Art History I1 3
VISU 2040 Art History II1 3
VISU 2600 Architecture Appreciation1 3


Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics
BIOL 1000/1001 Introduction to Biology/Lab 4
BIOL 1010/1011 Principles of Biology I/Lab 4
BIOL 1020/1021 Principles of Biology II/Lab 4
BIOL 1050/1051 Introduction to Environmental Biology/Lab 4
CHEM 1100/1101 General Chemistry I/Lab 4
CHEM 1200/1201 General Chemistry II/Lab 4
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics 3
MATH 1120 Precalculus Algebra 3
MATH 1150 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry 3
MATH 1610 Calculus I 4
MATH 1620 Calculus II 4
MATH 2630 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH 2660 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 2100/2101 General Physics I/Lab 4
PHYS 2200/2201 General Physics II/Lab 4
PSCI 1100/1101 Introduction to Physical Science/Lab 4
PSCI 1400/1401 Introduction to Astronomy/Lab 4
PSCI 1500/1501 Introduction to Chemistry/Lab 4


Area IV. History, Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 2110 Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 2010 Essentials of Economics
3
ECON 2020 Economics II 3
GEOG 2050 Geography of World Regions
GEOG 2150 Human Geography 3
HIST 1010 World History I 3
HIST 1017 World History I, Honors 3
HIST 1020 World History II 3
HIST 1027 World History II, Honors 3
HIST 1060 Western Civilization to 1648 3
HIST 1070 Western Civilization since 1648 3
HIST 2010 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 2020 U.S. History Since 1877 3
INTL 2050 Geography of World Regions 3
INTL 2110 Cultural Anthropology 3
INTL 2150 Human Geography 3
POLS 2020 Institutions of American State and National Government 3
PSYC 2110 General Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 2007 Introduction to Sociology, Honors 3
SOCI 2010 Social Problems 3

1
Approved Fine Arts course.