General Education - Distributive Learning 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

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.

At least 3
*

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 Art (Studio Art) requirements

All undergraduate students majoring in art must complete 54 credit hours consisting of the following:

15 Hour Core Requirements:
ART-106Introduction To Art History I3
ART-107Introduction To Art History II3
ART-120Drawing I3
ART-130Two-Dimensional Design3
ART-140Three Dimensional Design3
19 Hours at the 200 Level:
ART-201Contemporary Art3
ART-220Drawing II3
ART-234Color3
ART-292Writing Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
Select three of the following:9
Painting I
Sculpture I
Printmaking I
Photography I
Ceramics I
Metals And Jewelry I
Graphic Design I
20 Hours of the Following:
Select three 300 level courses in an area of concentration selected in consultation with an advisor:9
Select two 300-level art history courses6
ART-392AWriting Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
ART-392BWriting Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
Select one art elective3
Total Hours54

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
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Core ART Course3
Core ART Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Core ART Course3
Core ART Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
200-Level ART Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Core ART Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
200-Level ART Course3
200-Level ART Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
200-Level ART Course3
200-Level ART Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
300-Level ART Concentration Course3
200-Level ART Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
ART-292Writing Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
 Term Hours16
Fourth Year
Term 1
300-Level ART Concentration Course3
300-Level Art History Course3
300-Level ART Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
ART-392AWriting Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
 Term Hours16
Term 2
300-Level ART Concentration Course3
300-Level Art History Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
ART-392BWriting Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
 Term Hours13
 Total Hours: 120