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).
|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.)
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
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).
|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
Minor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGS)
Students will fill out the WGS Minor Declaration form in the Program office.
All Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies minors must complete two required courses (6 credit hours) and five electives (15 credit hours) from at least two academic departments for a total of 21 credit hours. Elective courses (WGS or cross-listed) which do not appear on the list below must be approved for minor credit by the WGS advisor or coordinator and may not exceed 3 credit hours.
|WGS-101||Introduction To Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies||3|
|WGS-350||Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies Seminar||3|
|ANTH-307||Anthropology Of Gender, Sexuality And The Body||3|
|Communication, Media and Theatre|
|CMTC-313||Communication, Gender & Identity||3|
|CMTM-377||Gender And Media||3|
|CMTT-337||Women In Playwriting||3|
|EDFN-314L||Gender, Race, And Class Issues In Education||3|
|ENGL-303||Contemporary LGBTQ+ Literature||3|
|ENGL-367||Re-Thinking Race And Gender||3|
|ENGL-371||Studies In Women's Literature||3|
|ENGL-372||American Women Writers Of The Nineteenth Century||3|
|HIST-315||Women In Medieval Society||3|
|HIST-338||Women In American History||3|
|JUST-311||Women, Crime, And The Criminal Justice System||3|
|JUST-321||Violence Against Women||3|
|JUST-322||Women, Justice And The Law||3|
|JUST-324||Women As Political Prisoners||3|
|JUST-325||Women And Revolution: Theories Of Justice||3|
|JUST-328||Social Justice & LGBTQ Issues||3|
|JUST-355||LGBTQ Communities & Crime||3|
|PHIL-218||Philosophy Of Sex||3|
|PHIL-353||Feminism And The Philosophy Of Science||3|
|PSCI-322||Women And Political Influence In The 21st Century||3|
|PSCI-373||Gender And Politics||3|
|PSCI-398||Law And Social Change||3|
|PSYC-312||Psychological Development In Women||3|
|SOC-105||Social Inequalities And Social Change||3|
|SOC-214||Sociology Of Intimacy, Marriages And Families||3|
|SOC-270||Sociology Of Latinas||3|
|SOC-306||Women, Gender And The "F Word"||3|
|SOC-307||Men & Masculinities||3|
|SOC-329||Sociology Of Violence||3|
|SOC-332||Schools, Domination & Liberation: Sociology Of Education||3|
|SOC-340||Sociology Of Sexualities||3|
|SOC-344||African American Women:Feminism, Race, And Resistance||3|
|SOC-347||Sociology Of Media||3|
|SOC-352||Sociology Of HIV/AIDS||3|
|SWK-300||Human Sexuality And Social Work||3|
|SWK-312||Women And Social Work||3|
|SWK-320||Domestic Violence Social Work:Theory And Practice||3|
|Women's and Gender Studies|
|WGS-201||Writing Intensive Program: Writing For Social Change||3|
|WGS-210||Introduction To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies||3|
|WGS-310||Lesbian & Queer Cultures: Identities, Histories & Resistance||3|
|WGS-311||Power, Knowledge & Communities: Feminists Engagements With Education||3|
|WGS-312||Women & Global Human Rights||3|
|WGS-313||Radical Feminist Imagination||3|
|WGS-316||Science And The Gendered Body||3|
|WGS-321||Internship In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies||1|
|WGS-322||Internship In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies||2|
|WGS-323||Internship In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies||3|
|WGS-331||Independent Study In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies||1|
|WGS-332||Independent Study In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies||2|
|WGS-333||Independent Study In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies||3|
|WGS-361||Queer Latin American Narrative And Film||3|