North Central College - Naperville, IL

Core Courses

Updated Spring 2012 for 2012-13 academic year

Below you will find a listing of courses at North Central College that meet general education requirements for students entering after September 1, 2006. Please consult the catalog for detailed information regarding general education at NCC, including core and all-college requirements and, for transfers, Illinois Articulation Agreement (IAI) equivalencies. Students, in consultation with advisors, are encouraged to develop a general education plan that will invite exploration, complement study in the major, and offer opportunities for making connections across the curriculum. The list of general education courses will be updated annually to reflect NCC legislative changes and special offerings.

Go to the All-College Requirements page to find which courses fulfill the Religion & Ethics; Intercultural Seminar; and Leadership, Ethics, and Values Seminar requirements. You can jump to a specific Core requirement by selecting Composition, Speech Communication, Mathematics, Life and Physical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, or Interdisciplinary Requirement.

Composition: 6 credit hours

One of:
ENG 115
ENG 125
First-Year Writing or
First-Year Seminar (contingent on placement)
And
ENG 315
Advanced Writing

Speech Communication: 3 credit hours

LEV 230 Conflict Resolution
SPC 100 Speech Communication
SPC 200 Interpersonal Communication
SPC 214 Group Process
SPC 285 Argumentation and Debate
SPC 287 Advanced Public Speaking

Mathematics: 3 credit hours

See catalog for prerequisites, placement recommendations, and AP credit options.
BUS 241 Business and Economic Statistics (same as ECN 241)
CSC 230 Discrete Structures I (same as MTH 230)
ECN 241 Business and Economic Statistics (same as BUS 241)
MTH 108 Elementary Mathematics IIII (Prereq: MTH 107)
MTH 111 Quantitative Reasoning
MTH 118 Finite Mathematics
MTH 130 Survey of Calculus
MTH 141 Integrated Calculus II: Calculus of Derivatives (Prereq: MTH 140)
MTH 151 Calculus I
MTH 152 Calculus II
MTH 153 Calculus III
MTH 230 Discrete Structures I (same as CSC 230)
MTH 254 Calculus IV
PSY 250 Statistics

Life and Physical Sciences: 6.5 credit hours minimum, including one laboratory course

Courses which include a significant laboratory component:
BCM 140 Nutrition (3.5 credit hours)
BIO 100 Principles of Biology (3.5 credit hours)
BIO 101 Biology I (3.75 credit hours)
BIO 102 Biology II (3.75 credit hours)
BIO 106 Introduction to Environmental Science (3.5 credit hours; same as ENV 106)
BIO 108 Water, Food, and Sex (3.5 credit hours)
BIO 109 Genes, Genomes, and Genethics (3.5 credit hours)
BIO 120 Topics in Modern Biology (3.0-3.5 credit hours; when taken for 3 hours does not fulfill lab requirement)
BIO 147 Anatomy and Physiology (3.75 credit hours)
CHM 100 Chemistry Today (3.5 credit hours)
CHM 141 General Chemistry I (3.75 credit hours)
CHM 142 General Chemistry II (4.0 credit hours)
ENV 106 Introduction to Environmental Science (3.5 credit hours; same as BIO 106)
NSC 100 Introduction to Neuroscience
PHY 100 Principles of Physics (3.5 credit hours)
PHY 115 Summer Physics I (4 hours)
PHY 116 Summer Physics II (4 hours)
PHY 141 Physics I (3 hours)
PHY 142 Physics II(3 hours)
PHY 143A Physics III-Algebra Based(3 hours)
PHY 143C Physics III (3.75 hours)
SCI 141 Physical Geology (3.50 credit hours)
Courses that count towards the science requirement, but not the laboratory component:
BIO 242 Introduction to Bioinformatics (same as CSC 242)
CSC 242 Introduction to Bioinformatics (same as BIO 242)
PHY 121 Principles of Astronomy
SCI 210 Landmark Discoveries in Natural Science
SOA 205 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credit hours distributed over three courses*

ART 117 Silver Photography
ART 120 Drawing I
ART 130 Painting I
ART 150 Ceramics I
ART 215 Sculpture I
ART 261 Chicago Art and Architecture
ART 264 Non-Wester Art Survey
ART 270 Aesthetics (same as PHL 220)
ART 272 Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art
ART 274 Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art
ART 276 Art History III: Late 18th Century to Contemporary Art
CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II
CLS 250 Classical Mythology
CLS 255 Greek and Roman History (same as HST 255)
EAS 165 Introduction to East Asia (same as HST, HTB 165)
EAS 292 Japanese Culture and Society
ECN 210 History of Economic Thought
ENG 196 Reading Literature
ENG 240 Introduction to Film
ENG 245 Literature, Science, and Culture
ENG 270 Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
ENG 280 Introduction to Women's Literature (same as GWS 280)
ENV 120 People and Nature
ENV 248 American Environmental History (same as HST 248)
FRN 202 Intermediate French II
FRN 330 History of France
GER 202 Intermediate German II
GER 320 German History & Culture
GWS 100 Women and Men in Society
GWS 230 Gender in the Judeo-Christian Tradition (same as REL 230)
GWS 235 Sexuality and Christianity (same as REL 235)
GWS 250 U.S. Women’s History (same as HST 250)
GWS 280 Introduction to Women’s Literature (same as ENG 280)
HOI 102 History of Ideas I: Greek and Hebrew Thought
HOI 103 History of Ideas II: Roman and Christian Thought
HOI 201 History of Ideas III: Medieval and Renaissance Thought
HOI 202 History of Ideas IV: Early Modern Thought
HOI 203 History of Ideas V: 19th and 20th Century Thought
HST 101 Western Civilization I
HST 104 Western Civilization II
HST 108 Western Civilization III
HST 115 Topics in U.S. History
HST 120 Chicago History
HSt 140 Modern Ireland
HST 154 Global Perspectives: Premodern Era
HST 155 Global Perspectives: Modern Era
HST 165 Introduction to East Asia (same as EAS, HTB 165)
HST 175 Latin American History
HST 185 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (same as SOA 185)
All 200-level HST courses meet the Humanities or Social Science requirements (except HST 200).
HTB 165 Introduction to East Asia (same as EAS, HST 165)
HTB 175 Cultural Regions of the World
HTB 210 City Life (same as HST 210)
HTB 263 Japanese History (same as HST 263)
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II
MUS 150 Listening to Music
MUS 156 The World of Music
MUS 250 Music Literature I
MUS 251 Music Literature II
PHL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 110 Ethics
PHL 210 Professional Ethics
PHL 220 Aesthetics (same as ART 270)
PHL 230 Logic
PHL 235 Existentialism
PHL 241 Philosophy of Law (same as PSC 241)
PHL 260 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
PHL 270 Early Modern Philosophy
PHL 280 Modern Philosophy
PSC 241 Philosophy of Law (same as PHL 241)
REL 100 Introduction to World Religions
REL 110 Introduction to Bible
REL 115 Christian Ethics
REL 125 Religious Ethics
REL 210 Old Testament
REL 215 The Evolution of God
REL 220 New Testament
REL 222 Violence, War, and Peace in the Bible
REL 225 Urban Ethics and Religion
REL 230 Gender in the Judeo-Christian Tradition (same as GWS 230)
REL 235 Sexuality & Christianity (same as GWS 235)
REL 240 Religion in the United States
REL 245 Religion and Film
REL 255 The Religions of India
REL 260 The Religions of China
REL 265 The Religions of Japan
REL 270 Judaism
REL 280 Islam and the Middle East
SOA 185 People and Cultures of Africa (same as HST 185)
SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
SPN 333 Civilization & Culture of Spain
THE 175 Introduction to Theatre Arts
THE 257 Dance History
THE 265 American Musical Theatre

Social Sciences: 9 credit hours distributed over three courses*

CLS 255 Greek and Roman History (same as HST 255)
EAS 165 Introduction to East Asia (same as HST, HTB 165)
EAS 292 Japanese Culture and Society
ECN 100 Economics of Social Issues
ECN 250 Microeconomic Principles
ECN 252 Macroeconomic Principles
ENV 248 American Environmental History (Same as HST 248)
FRN 331 Contemporary France
GWS 100 Women and Men in Society
GWS 220 Family (same as SOA 220)
GWS 250 U.S. Women's History (same as HST 250)
HOI 202 History of Ideas IV: Early Modern Thought
HOI 203 History of Ideas V: 19th and 20th Century Thought
HPE 150 History of Physical Education and Sport
HST 101 Western Civilization I
HST 104 Western Civilization II
HST 108 Western Civilization III
HST 115 Topics in U.S. History
HST 120 Chicago History
HST 140 Modern Ireland
HST 154 Global Perspectives: Premodern Era
HST 155 Global Perspectives: Modern Era
HST 165 Introduction to East Asia (same as EAS, HTB 165)
HST 175 Latin American History
HST 185 People and Cultures of Africa (same as SOA 185)
All 200-level HST courses meet the Humanities or Social Science requirements (except HST 200).
HTB 115 Human Geography
HTB 165 Introduction to East Asia (same as EAS, HST 165)
HTB 175 Cultural Regions of the World
HTB 210 City Life (same as HST 210)
HTB 263 Japanese History (same as HST 263)
LEV 121 Contemporary Issues in Leadership
LEV 230 Conflict Resolution
PSC 101 Introduction to American Government
PSC 102 Introduction to International Relations
PSC 103 Introduction to Law
PSC 200 Theories of Political Science
PSC 201 Practices of Political Science
PSC 211 American Presidency
PSC 212 American Congress
PSC 213 Elections and Campaigns
PSC 214 American Political Parties and Interest Groups
PSC 215 Political Behavior and Public Opinion
PSY 100 Psychology: Science of Behavior
PSY 210 Child Development
PSY 220 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 230 Adulthood and Aging
PSY 240 Social Psychology
SOA 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOA 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SOA 155 Native Americans
SOA 165 Introduction to Archaeology
SOA 185 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (same as HST 185)
SOA 190 Urban Problems
SOA 205 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
SOA 220 Family (same as GWS 220)
SOA 280 Racial and Ethnic Minorities
SPC 185 Mass Media and Society
SPC 287 Advanced Public Speaking
SPN 331 Latin American Area and Civilization
*Within the total of 18 credit hours required in the Humanities and Social Science categories, up to six credit hours may be taken in the same department. This maximum does not apply to interdisciplinary programs that offer courses drawn from across departments to fulfill their major or minors (EAS, ENV, GLS, GWS, HOI, LEV, USS).

Interdisciplinary Requirement

IDS 125 or
ENG 125
First-Year Seminar