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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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Carolina Core Courses

All Carolina Core courses must cover the learning goals identifed in the syllabi of approved Core courses. Instructors may add additional course content, but the essential outcomes must be covered. An interactive list of Faculty Senate-approved foundational courses meeting the Carolina Core requirements is available below.

Note that there are two types of Carolina Core courses. Foundational courses early in the undergraduate experience apply across disciplines. Integrative courses (PDF) near the end of study apply in discipline-specific majors.

Click on the course number to view sample syllabus.

Filter List of Approved Foundational Courses
Course Title Learning Outcome
AFAM 201
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to African American Studies: Social and Historical Foundations
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Primates, People, and Prehistory
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 102
College of Arts and Sciences
Understanding Other Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 161
College of Arts and Sciences
Human Origins: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology
SCI Scientific Literacy
ANTH 204
College of Arts and Sciences
Plagues Past and Present
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 210 / WGST 210
College of Arts and Sciences
The Human Life Cycle in Different Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 211
College of Arts and Sciences
Learning Across Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ARAB 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Arabic
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
ARAB 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Arabic Proficiency
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
ARTE 101
College of Arts and Sciences
ARTE 101 - Introduction to Art
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ARTE 260
College of Arts and Sciences
Interdisciplinary Relationships in the Arts
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ARTH 105
College of Arts and Sciences
History of Western Art I
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ARTH 106
College of Arts and Sciences
History of Western Art II
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ARTS 103
College of Arts and Sciences
Fundamentals of Art I
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ARTS 104
College of Arts and Sciences
3-Dimensional Design I
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ASTR 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Astronomy
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles I
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 101L
College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles I Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 102
College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles II
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 102L
College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles-II laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 110
College of Arts and Sciences
General Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 120L
College of Arts and Sciences
Laboratory in Human Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 120
College of Arts and Sciences
Human Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 206
College of Arts and Sciences
Genetics and Society
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 208
College of Arts and Sciences
Our Hungry World: From Malthus to McDonalds
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 243
College of Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 243L
College of Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 244
College of Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 244L
College of Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 270
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Environmental Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 270L
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Environmental Biology Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 105
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Modern Society I
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 111
College of Arts and Sciences
General Chemistry I
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 141
College of Arts and Sciences
Principles of Chemistry I
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHIN 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Chinese Mandarin
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
CHIN 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
CLAS 220
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Classical Mythology
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
COLA 298
College of Arts and Sciences
Interdisciplinary Special Topics in the Liberal Arts: Social Sciences
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
CPLT 150
College of Arts and Sciences
Values and Ethics in Literature
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
CPLT 270 / ENGL 270
College of Arts and Sciences
World Literature
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
CRJU 101
College of Arts and Sciences
The American Criminal Justice System
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
CSCE 101
College of Engr & Computing
Introduction to Computer Concepts
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
CSCE 102
College of Engr & Computing
General Applications Programming
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
CSCE 145
College of Engr & Computing
Algorithmic Design I
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
CSCE 390
College of Engr & Computing
Professional Issues in Computer Science and Engineering
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
DANC 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Dance Appreciation
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
EDUC 360X
College of Education
Global and Multicultural Perspectives on Education in International Settings
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ENGL 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Critical Reading and Composition
CMW Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Writing)
ENGL 102
College of Arts and Sciences
Rhetoric and Composition
INF Information Literacy
CMW Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Writing)
ENGL 270 / CPLT 270
College of Arts and Sciences
World Literature
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENGL 282
College of Arts and Sciences
Fiction
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENGL 283
College of Arts and Sciences
Themes in British Writing
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENGL 284
College of Arts and Sciences
Drama
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENGL 285
College of Arts and Sciences
Themes in American Writing
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENGL 286
College of Arts and Sciences
Poetry
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENGL 287
College of Arts and Sciences
American Literature
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENGL 288
College of Arts and Sciences
English Literature
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
ENVR 101L
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to the Environment Lab
SCI Scientific Literacy
ENVR 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to the Environment
SCI Scientific Literacy
FILM 110 / MART 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Media Culture
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
FILM 180
College of Arts and Sciences
Film Culture
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
FILM 240
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Film and Media Studies
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
FILM 300
College of Arts and Sciences
Film and Media History
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
FREN 109
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning French I
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
FREN 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning French II
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
FREN 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary French
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
FREN 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in French
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
FREN 290
College of Arts and Sciences
French Literature in Translation
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
GEOG 103
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Geography
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 104
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Physical Geography
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOG 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Lands and People of the World
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 201
College of Arts and Sciences
Landform Geography
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOG 202
College of Arts and Sciences
Weather and Climate
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOG 210
College of Arts and Sciences
Peoples, Places, and Environments
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 221
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography of South Carolina
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 223 / LASP 331
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography of Latin America
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 224
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography of North America
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 225
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography of Europe
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 226
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography of the Middle East
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 228
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOL 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to the Earth
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 103
College of Arts and Sciences
Environment of the Earth
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Cultural Geology
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 205
College of Arts and Sciences
Earth Resources
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 215L / MSCI 215L
College of Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern U.S. (Laboratory)
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 215 / MSCI 215
College of Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern United States
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 230
College of Arts and Sciences
Geology of the National Parks
SCI Scientific Literacy
GERM 109
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning German I
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
GERM 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning German II
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
GERM 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary German
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
GERM 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in German
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
GERM 280
College of Arts and Sciences
German Culture and Civilization
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
GERM 290
College of Arts and Sciences
Viking Mythology
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
GREK 121
College of Arts and Sciences
ELEMENTARY ANCIENT GREEK I
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
GREK 122
College of Arts and Sciences
ELEMENTARY ANCIENT GREEK II
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
HIST 101
College of Arts and Sciences
European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 102
College of Arts and Sciences
European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 104
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 105
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to East Asian Civilization
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 106
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to African History
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 108
College of Arts and Sciences
Science and Technology in World History
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 109
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Latin American Civilization
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 111
College of Arts and Sciences
United States History to 1865
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 112
College of Arts and Sciences
United States History since 1865
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HIST 214
College of Arts and Sciences
The Practice of Public History
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
HRTM 280
College Hosp Retail Sport Mgmt
HRTM 280: Foundations of Tourism
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ITAL 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Italian
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
ITAL 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in Italian
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
JAPA 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Japanese
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
JAPA 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in Japanese
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
LASP 331 / GEOG 223
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography of Latin America
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
LATN 109
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning Latin 1
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
LATN 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning Latin II
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
LATN 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Latin
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
LATN 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in Latin
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
LIBR 101
College Mass Comm/Info Studies
Information Literacy
INF Information Literacy
LING 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Linguistics 1: Introduction to Language
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
LING 240
College of Arts and Sciences
Language Conflict and Language Rights
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
MART 110 / FILM 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Media Culture
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
MART 210
College of Arts and Sciences
Digital Media Arts Fundamentals
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
MATH 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
MATH 141
College of Arts and Sciences
Calculus I
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
MATH 142
College of Arts and Sciences
Calculus II
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
MATH 170
College of Arts and Sciences
Finite Mathematics
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
MATH 172
College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
MSCI 101
College of Arts and Sciences
The Ocean Environment
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 102
College of Arts and Sciences
The Living Ocean
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 210L
College of Arts and Sciences
Oceans and Society Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 210
College of Arts and Sciences
Oceans and Society
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 215L / GEOL 215L
College of Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern U.S. (Laboratory)
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 215 / GEOL 215
College of Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern United States
SCI Scientific Literacy
MUSC 110
School of Music
Introduction to Music
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
MUSC 113
School of Music
Special Topics in Popular Music
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
MUSC 114
School of Music
Introduction to Music Theory
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
MUSC 115
School of Music
Music Theory I
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
MUSC 140
School of Music
Jazz and American Popular Music
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
PHIL 103
College of Arts and Sciences
Special Topics in Ethics and Values
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Logic I
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
PHIL 211
College of Arts and Sciences
Contemporary Moral Issues
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 320
College of Arts and Sciences
Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 321
College of Arts and Sciences
Medical Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 322
College of Arts and Sciences
Environmental Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 325
College of Arts and Sciences
Engineering Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
CMS Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Speech)
PHYS 201
College of Arts and Sciences
General Physics I
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 201L
College of Arts and Sciences
General Physics Laboratory I
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 202
College of Arts and Sciences
General Physics II
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 202L
College of Arts and Sciences
General Physics Laboratory II
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 211L
College of Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics I Lab
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 211
College of Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics I
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 212
College of Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics II
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 212L
College of Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics II Lab
SCI Scientific Literacy
POLI 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Global Politics
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
POLI 201
College of Arts and Sciences
American National Government
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
POLI 302
College of Arts and Sciences
Classical and Medieval Political Theory
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
POLI 303
College of Arts and Sciences
Modern Political Theory
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
POLI 304
College of Arts and Sciences
Contemporary Political Theory
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PORT 121
College of Arts and Sciences
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
PORT 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in Portuguese
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
PSYC 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Psychology
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
RELG 205
College of Arts and Sciences
Morality, Ethics, and Religion
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
RUSS 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Russian
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
RUSS 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in Russian
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
RUSS 280
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Russian Civilization
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
SAEL 200
College of Arts and Sciences
Social Advocacy & Ethical Life
CMS Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Speech)
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
SLIS 202
College Mass Comm/Info Studies
Introduction to Information Literacy and Technology
INF Information Literacy
SOCY 101
College of Arts and Sciences
Introductory Sociology
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
SOST 101
College of Arts and Sciences
The Literary South
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
SPAN 109
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning Spanish I
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
SPAN 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Beginning Spanish II
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
SPAN 111
College of Arts and Sciences
Intensive Beginning Spanish
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
SPAN 121
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Spanish
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
SPAN 122
College of Arts and Sciences
Basic Proficiency in Spanish
GFL Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - More Than One Language
SPAN 220
College of Arts and Sciences
Selected Works of Hispanic Literature in English Translation
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
SPCH 140
College of Arts and Sciences
Public Communication
CMS Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Speech)
STAT 110
College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Statistical Reasoning
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
STAT 112
College of Arts and Sciences
Statistics and the Media
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
INF Information Literacy
STAT 201
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Statistics
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
STAT 205
College of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Statistics for the Biological and Life Sciences
ARP Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving
THEA 170
College of Arts and Sciences
Fundamentals of Acting
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
THEA 181
College of Arts and Sciences
Shakespeare in Performance
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
THEA 200
College of Arts and Sciences
Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
WGST 112
College of Arts and Sciences
Women in Society
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
WGST 113
College of Arts and Sciences
Women's Health
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
WGST 210 / ANTH 210
College of Arts and Sciences
The Human Life Cycle in Different Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities

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