University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements


Major in K-12 Art Education

All undergraduate students majoring in Art Education must be admitted to the College of Education. Students must complete 57 credit hours in art, specific general education requirements, and the College of Education professional K-12 requirements. ("Refer to the College of Education's section on Teacher Education for additional details.")

Major in K-12 Art Education Requirements
15 Hours of Core Requirements:
ARTH-106Introduction To Art History I3
ARTH-107Introduction To Art History II3
ART-120Drawing I3
ART-130Two-Dimensional Design3
ART-140Three Dimensional Design3
21 Hours at the 200 level:
ART-220Drawing II3
ART-234Color3
ART-230Painting I3
ART-240Sculpture I3
ART-250Printmaking I3
ART-261Photography I3
ART-270Ceramics I3
21 Hours at the 300 Level:
Three courses in a studio area of concentration selected in consultation with an advisor 49
Select two 300-level art history courses6
ARTH-300Contemporary Art3
Writing Intensive Requirement
ART-395Writing Intensive Program: Professional Practices In Studio Art3
Senior Capstone
ART-396Senior Seminar And Exhibition3
28 Hours of the Following:
EDFN-305Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of Public Education3
EDFN-306Education And Individual Differences 13
EDFN-307Psychology Of Instruction And Learning 13
LTCY-301Teaching Literacy In Junior & Senior High Schools3
SCED-301Writing Intensive Program:Methods Of Teaching On The Secondary Level3
SCED-303AContemporary Art Education In The Secondary School3
SCED-304AClinical Experiences In The Secondary School:Art 21
SCED-305ASecondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Art 39
Total Hours85
1

This course includes 10 clock hours of clinical experience in an appropriate school.
 

2

This course requires 100 clock hours of clinical experience with a cooperating teacher in the appropriate subject at a local secondary school. (See Clinical Experiences and Student Teaching section for application procedures)
 

3

This course requires full-time experienced cooperating teacher in the appropriate subject at a local secondary school. (See Clinical Experiences and Student Teaching section for application procedures)

4

 This requirement will be sent through curricular governance and reduced to six credit hours.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
ENGL-101Writing I3
General Education Course3
General Education Math Course3
Core Art Course3
Core Art Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ENGL-102Writing II3
General Education3
General Education3
Core Art Course3
Core Art Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 3
Core Art Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours6
Second Year
Term 1
HLED-107 or HLED-3123
General Education3
200-Level Art Course3
200-Level Art Course3
 Term Hours12
Term 2
General Education Course3
CMT-101 or CMT-2023
200-Level Art Course3
200-Level Art Course3
 Term Hours12
Term 3
General Education Course3
200-Level Art Course3
 Term Hours6
Third Year
Term 1
General Education Course3
200-Level Art Course3
200-Level Art Course3
300-Level Art Concentration Course3
 Term Hours12
Term 2
200-Level Art Course3
300-Level Art Concentration Course3
General Education Course3
ART-395Writing Intensive Program: Professional Practices In Studio Art3
 Term Hours12
Term 3
300-Level Art Course3
 Term Hours3
Fourth Year
Term 1
General Education Course3
SCED-304AClinical Experiences In The Secondary School:Art1
300-Level Art Concentration Course3
300-Level Art Concentration Course3
 Term Hours10
Term 2
SCED-305ASecondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Art9
 Term Hours9
 Total Hours: 112