Liberal Education Program - Tier 3

The Tier 3 capstone seminar integrates all three goal categories of the general education program: competencies, areas of knowledge and experience, and discussions of values.

Students may take a Tier 3 seminar after completing 6 Tier 2 courses.

Students may replace a Tier 3 course with the completion of a departmental honors thesis, HON 495. This option is available to all students, and not only those in the Honors College. If Tier 3 is restricted for the student’s major, the department chairperson can decide whether to allow HON 495 to replace the required departmental Tier 3 course.

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.

Note: Students in the Honors College are required to fulfill the Tier 1 Quantitative Reasoning and Multilingual Communication requirement. All other LEP requirements are met by the Honors College curriculum.

Tier 3 Courses (as of Fall 2022)

ANT 311 - 3 Credits - Applied Anthropology

ANT 390 - 3 Credits - Ethics in Anthropology

ANT 470 - 3 Credits - Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods

ART 401 - 3 Credits - History of Art Since 1945

ART 414 - 3 Credits - Socially Engaged Art Ed

ART 415 - 3 Credits - Prof. Practice Graphic Design

ART 493 - 3 Credits - Studio Art Capstone

BIO 396 - 4 Credits - Synth. Biology: Engr. Life 

BIO 450 - 3 Credits - Research Methods

CHE 301 - 1 Credit - Prep. of Scientific Documents

CHE 445 - 1 Credit - Chemical Hazards/Lab Safety

CHE 496 - 1 Credit - Chemistry Seminar

CSC 400 - 3 Credits - Computer Science Project Sem

DSC 490 - 3 Credits - Data Science Capstone Project

ECO 450 - 3 Credits - Seminar in Applied Economics

EDU 322 - 3 Credits - Family, School & Community

EDU 415 - 3 Credits - Resp. Curriculum & Assessment

EGR 471 - 3 Credits - Engineering Capstone

ENG 318 - 3 Credits - Writing for the Web

ENG 496 - 3 Credits - Student Teaching Seminar - ENG

ENV 491 - 3 Credits - Environmental Problem Solving

ESC 332 - 4 Credits - Invertebrate Paleontology

ESC 461 - 3 Credits - Glacial Geology

FIN 450 - 3 Credits - Finance Capstone

FRE 410 - 3 Credits - French and Francophone Studies

FRE 415 - 3 Credits - Sexual Citizenship Fr Spk Wld

GEO 311 - 3 Credits - The United States and Canada

GEO 315 - 3 Credits - Geography of Connecticut

GEO 325 - 3 Credits - Latin America

GEO 330 - 3 Credits - Europe

GEO 341 - 3 Credits - Asia

GEO 343 - 3 Credits - Former Soviet Union

GEO 345 - 3 Credits - Africa

GEO 357 - 3 Credits - Coastal and Marine Geography

GEO 400 - 3 Credits - Geography of Wine

HIS 367 - 3 Credits - The 20th-Century World

HIS 450 - 3 Credits - Narrative History

HIS 496 - 3 Credits - Student Teaching Seminar - HIS 

HLS 380 - 3 Credits - Cultural Humility Healthcare

HMS 403 - 3 Credits - Ath Clin VI- Capstone

HMS 442 - 3 Credits - Practicum Seminar:Physical Ed.

HMS 492 - 3 Credits - Principles of Sport Studies

HMS 497 - 6 Credits - Exs & Sport Sci Internship

HON 495 - 3 Credits - Departmental Honors

IDS 320 - 3 Credits - Human Flourishing

IDS 401 - 3 Credits - Interdis Invest Globalization

IDS 405 - 3 Credits - In a World: Capstone Exp.

ITA 380 - 3 Credits - Contemporary Italian Culture

JRN 490 - 3 Credits - Capstone Seminar in Journalism

JST 303 - 3 Credits - The Israeli Short Story

JST 304 - 3 Credits - Social Hist. of Jewish People

MAT 342 - 3 Credits - Statistical Decision Making

MAT 496 - 3 Credits - Student Teaching Seminar

MDS 320 - 3 Credits - Propaganda in Media

MDS 385 - 3 Credits - Political Satire & New Media

MGT 400 - 3 Credits - Business and Society

MGT 460 - 3 Credits - International Business

MKT 325 - 3 Credits - Marketing Research

MUS 330 - 3 Credits - Improv Contemp Music

MUS 490 - 3 Credits - Music Tech. in the Classroom 

MUT 400 - 3 Credits - Psych. of Music

NUR 443 - 5 Credits - Nursing Capstone

PCH 353 - 3 Credits - Global Health

PCH 371 - 3 Credits - Food Systems and Food Justice

PHI 300 - 3 Credits - Human Rights and Human Wrongs

PHI 309 - 3 Credits - Women & Religion:Old & New Eve

PHI 323 - 3 Credits - Ethical Individualism

PHY 471 - 3 Credits - Capstone Experience: Physics

PSC 475 - 3 Credits - Capstone Seminar

PSY 306 - 3 Credits - Understanding Intelligence

PSY 307 - 3 Credits - Motivation & Self-Regulation

PSY 308 - 3 Credits - Psychology of Social Bias

REC 381 - 3 Credits - Leisure in Contemp. Society

REC 425 - 3 Credits - Seminar in Leadership

RSP 445 - 3 Credits - Respiratory Care Seminar

SED 449 - 3 Credits - School Based Practicum

SOC 394 - 3 Credits - Civic Engagement Serv Learning

SPA 410 - 3 Credits - Theor Pract Translation

THE 381 - 3 Credits - Leisure in Contemp Society

THR 415 - 3 Credits - The Critical Eye

TSL 321 - 3 Credits - Assessment English Learners

WGS 309 - 3 Credits - Women & Religion

WGS 435 - 3 Credits - Women's & Social Movements

WLL 403 - 3 Credits - Intro to 2nd Lang Acquisition