Core Transfer Equivalencies
In place of general education courses in English Literature, English Composition, History of Western Civilization, Speech, Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Science or Mathematics, Philosophy and Theology, Saint Joseph's College operates an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. This approach treats each subject in an historical framework, examining the problems of each period studied. The essence of the approach is to create in the student a solid grounding in communications, social responsibility and personal awareness.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Core courses, some institutions experience difficulties determining how to apply these credits toward their own general education requirements.
|Core course||May be distributed as|
|Contemporary Situation||3 credits of English Composition I
3 credits in Social Problems
|Modern World||3 credits of English Composition II
3 credits of US Government, US History I or American Literature
|Western Civilization I||6 credits in any combination of Old Testament, Introduction to Philosophy, Ancient History and Speech|
|Western Civilization II||6 credits in any combination of New Testament, Medieval History, Medieval Philosophy, History of Christianity, Art History or Music History|
|Humanity in the Universe I||3 credits of Physical Science|
|Humanity in the Universe II||3 credits of Life Science or Anthropology|
|India and China, Latin America and Africa||3 credits in History, Political Science or Literature|
|Towards a Christian Humanism||6 credits in Religion and Philosophy|
|Christianity and the Human Situation||3 credits in Ethics or Moral Theology|