Liberal Education Program - Tier 2

Tier 2 courses cover different areas of knowledge that prepare students for active citizenry and serve as the basis for lifelong learning.

Only two requirements in Tier 2 may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject area.

All students must complete both Natural World I and II and are required to complete any 6 of the 7 remaining areas of knowledge.

Course Offerings:

To ensure students receive a meaningful education in an ever changing world, SCSU faculty regularly adapts the course offerings to provide cutting edge curriculum within each LEP area. Students access the most up-to-date course offerings through one of the many advising resources or by meeting with a professional advisor. Also prospective students can also receive advise by meeting with a member of our transfer student services team.
   
Tier 2 Study Abroad policy:
 All students who study abroad for the span of a semester or year shall have the opportunity to waive two of their successfully completed courses for Tier 2 requirements. Students, however, may not waive departmental degree requirements, unless authorized by the department, nor may they waive both of the Natural World science requirements through the study abroad policy.

Tier 2 Courses (as of Fall 2021)

CHE 103 - 4 Credits - Crime Scene Chemistry

CHE 120 - 4 Credits - General Chemistry I

ESC 103 - 3 Credits - General Geology

ESC 105 - 3 Credits - General Meteorology

ESC 106 - 3 Credits - General Oceanography

ESC 107 - 3 Credits - General Astronomy

ESC 200 - 4 Credits - Physical Geology

ESC 205 - 4 Credits - Principles of Meteorology

ESC 220 - 3 Credits – Physical & Chemical Oceanography

GEO 201 - 4 Credits - Physical Geography

PHY 100 - 3 Credits - Physics through Inquiry

PHY 200 - 4 Credits - General Physics I

PHY 210 - 4 Credits - College Physics

PHY 230 - 4 Credits – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

T2PR 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Physical Realm

T2PR 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Physical Realm

T2PR 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Physical Realm

ANT 102 - 3 Credits - Biological Anthropology

BIO 100 - 3 Credits - General Zoology

BIO 101 - 3 Credits - General Botany

BIO 103 - 4 Credits - Biology II

BIO 120 - 4 Credits - Microbiology

BIO 200 - 4 Credits - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

CHE 101 - 4 Credits – Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

CHE 121 - 4 Credits - General Chemistry II

CHE 125 - 4 Credits – Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry

ESC 104 - 3 Credits - Geohazards: Impact Environment

ESC 111 - 3 Credits - Life Through Time

ESC 201 - 4 Credits - Historical Geology

MAR 210 - 4 Credits - Coastal Marine Studies

T2LE 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Life and Environment

T2LE 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Life and Environment

T2LE 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Life and Environment

ANT 321 - 3 Credits - Contemporary Issues in Indigenous North America

ENG 218 - 3 Credits - American Experience and Literature

FIN 250 - 3 Credits - US Financial Industry & Film

GEO 104 - 3 Credits - Sustainability in America

HIS 110 - 3 Credits - United States History I

HIS 111 - 3 Credits - United States History II

HIS 248 - 3 Credits - American Constitution in Historical Perspective

ITA 250 - 3 Credits - Italians in America

JRN 101 - 3 Credits - The Media: Freedom & Power

JRN 350 - 3 Credits - American Journalism History

JST 210 - 3 Credits - Jewish American Literature

PHI 219 - 3 credits - Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

PSC 210 - 3 Credits - American Political Experience

PSC 220 - 3 Credits - Grassroots Democracy: City & States

PSC 260 - 3 Credits - U.S. Government

SPA 210 - 3 Credits - Spanish IV: Latino America

T2AE 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in American Experience

T2AE 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in American Experience

T2AE 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in American Experience

ANT 211 - 3 Credits - Art of Ethnographic Writing

ART 113 - 3 Credits - 3-Dimensional Design

ART 150 - 3 Credits - Introductory Drawing I

ART 151 - 3 Credits - Introductory Drawing II

ART 201 - 3 Credits - Visual Art & Studio Experience

ART 220 - 3 Credits - Introductory Painting

ART 225 - 3 Credits - Creative Drawing

ART 233 - 3 Credits - Jewelry/Metals I

ART 236 - 3 Credits - Ceramics I: Hand-Building

ART 240 - 3 Credits – Introduction to Sculpture: Construction and Subtraction

ART 241 - 3 Credits - Sculpture: Modeling & Casting

ART 250 - 3 Credits - Intermediate Drawing

ART 260 - 3 Credits - Etching, Woodcut, & Collograph

ART 261 - 3 Credits - Lithography and Silkscreen

ART 264 - 3 Credits - Intro to Digital Photography

ART 266 - 3 Credits - Conspiracy Theories

COM 228 - 3 Credits - Capturing Family Stories 

DSC 205 - 3 Credits - Data Visualization

ENG 201 - 3 Credits - Intro to Creative Writing

ENG 209 - 3 Credits - Lyrics as Literature

GEO 270 - 3 Credits - Designing Maps

HIS 266 - 3 Credits - Conspiracy Theories

HMS 293 - 3 Credits - Movement Foundations

IDS 110 - 3 Credits - Experiencing the Arts

JRN 270 - 3 Credits - Intro to Photojournalism

JRN 306 - 3 Credits - Digital News Design

MAT 260 - 3 Credits - Geometry and the Arts

MUS 102 - 1 Credit - University Choir

MUS 104 - 1 Credit - University Band I

MUS 105 - 1 Credit - University Band II

MUS 230 - 3 Credits - Intro to Musical Improvisation

MUS 235 - 3 Credits - Guitar I

MUS 237 - 3 Credits - Fundamentals of Piano I

MUS 250 - 3 Credits - Arts and Ideas: Experiencing

MUS 251 - 3 Credits - Music and Movement

PHI 222 - 3 Credits - The Creative Process

PHI 242 - 3 Credits - Death and the Meaning of Life

REC 220 - 3 Credits - Inclusive Recreation

T2CD 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Creative Drive

T2CD 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Creative Drive

T2CD 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Creative Drive

THR 121 - 3 Credits - Foundations of Acting

THR 131 - 3 Credits - Principles:Theatrical Design

THR 224 - 3 Credits - Beginning Tap and Jazz Dance

THR 228 - 3 Credits - Shakespeare Workshop

ART 104 - 3 Credits - History of Western Art I

ART 105 - 3 Credits - History of Western Art II

CHI 120 - 3 Credits - Chinese Songs and Pop Culture

CHI 210 - 3 Credits - China: Culture through Food

ENG 217 - 3 Credits - Introduction to Literature

GEO 200 - 3 Credits - Human Geography

ITA 210 - 3 Credits - Language through Culture

JPN 210 - 3 Credits - Heart and Soul of Japan

JST 200 - 3 Credits - Jewish Stories

LIT 308 - 3 Credits - Spanish National Cinema

MDS 224 - 3 Credits – Reading Film: Form, Genre, Culture

MUS 110 - 3 Credits - Music History: Western World

MUS 210 - 3 Credits - Music History I

PHI 270 - 3 Credits - Philosophy of Education

PSC 240 - 3 Credits - Introduction to Political Thought

T2CE 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Cultural Expression

T2CE 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Cultural Expression

T2CE 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Cultural Expression

THR 100 - 3 Credits - Understanding Theatre

ANT 201 - 3 Credits - The Global Community

ANT 222 - 3 Credits - Modern Human Variation

ECO 101 - 3 Credits - Principles of Micro-Economics

ENV 220 - 3 Credits - Global Climate Change

FRE 210 - 3 Credits - Continuing French

HIS 104 - 3 Credits - Islamic Civilization

HIS 105 - 3 Credits - Intro: Southeast Asia to 1500

HIS 106 - 3 Credits - East Asia to 1850

HIS 128 - 3 Credits - Latin America History

ITA 220 - 3 Credits - Food Culture in Italy

JST 204 - 3 Credits – Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies 

LAC 128 - 3 Credits - Latin American History

MUS 115 - 3 Credits - Music in World Culture

PHI 211 - 3 Credits - Asian Philosophy: India

PHI 212 - 3 Credits - Asian Philosophy: China &Japan

PSC 230 - 3 Credits - War

PSC 270 - 3 Credits - International Relations

T2GA 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Global Awareness

T2GA 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Global Awareness

T2GA 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Global Awareness

WLL 208 - 3 Credits - Chinese Society and Culture

ANT 224 - 3 Credits - Self, Language & Society

ANT 382 - 3 Credits - People and Weight

HMS 212 - 3 Credits - Lifetime Physical Activity

HMS 380 - 3 Credits - Sport Psychology

NUR 250 - 3 Credits - Health Care Has a Narrative

PCH 201 - 3 Credits - Wellness

PHI 207 - 3 Credits – The Religious Dimension of Human Existence

PHI 220 - 3 Credits - Ethics: Know Thyself

PSY 100 - 3 Credits - Introduction to Psychology

REC 120 - 3 Credits - Leadership Development

SHE 203 - 3 Credits - School Health

SOC 265 - 3 Credits - Self and Society

T2MB 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Mind and Body

T2MB 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Mind and Body

T2MB 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Mind and Body

ACL 200 - 3 Credits - Civic Leadership in American Society

ANT 101 - 3 Credits - Cultural Anthropology

ECO 100 - 3 Credits - Principles of Macro-Economics

EDU 200 - 3 Credits - Teachers, Schools, & Societies

EDU 206 - 3 Credits – Principles of Early Childhood Education

GEO 260 - 3 Credits - Population Geography

GEO 308 - 3 Credits - Social Geographies

HIS 227 - 3 Credits - Colonial Latin Amer. History 

HIS 235 - 3 Credits - The Holocaust

HIS 241 - 3 Credits - The Modern Middle East 

LAC 227 - 3 Credits - Colonial Latin Amer. History 

MUT 350 - 3 Credits - Multicult. in Mus. Therapy

PSC 100 - 3 Credits - Pow & Conflict: Mod Societies

PSC 200 - 3 Credits - Political Change and Conflict

SOC 203 - 3 Credits - Social Organizations

SOC 213 - 3 Credits – Introduction to Racial & Intersectional Justice

SOC 216 - 3 Credits - Men's Studies

SOC 235 - 3 Credits - Environmental Sociology

SOC 251 - 3 Credits - Sociology of Religion

T2CC 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Conflict & Consensus

T2CC 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Conflict & Consensus

T2CC 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Conflict & Consensus

ANT 205 - 3 Credits - Archaeology & the Human Past

ENG 219 - 3 Credits - Time and Place in Literature

ESC 115 - 3 Credits - Connecticut Geology

ESC 210 - 4 Credits - Principles of Astronomy

GEO 100 - 3 Credits - People, Places, & Environments

HIS 100 - 3 Credits - Western Civilization I

HIS 101 - 3 Credits - Western Civilization II

ITA 270 - 3 Credits - Italian Cities 

LAC 100 - 3 Credits - Latin Amer and Carib Stud

PHI 296 - 3 Credits – Ancient Philosophy: Pre-Socrates to Plotinus

PHI 297 - 3 Credits – Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy: Augustine to Machiavelli

REC 241 - 3 Credits - Outdoor Adventure Leadership

SOC 250 - 3 Credits - Apocalypse Now?

T2TP 298 - 3 Credits - Topics in Time and Place

T2TP 398 - 3 Credits - Topics in Time and Place

T2TP 498 - 3 Credits - Topics in Time and Place