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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Information for specific audiences:

Carolina Core Courses

The Carolina Core curriculum has 10 Core components, each with learning outcome and credit hour requirements. The Carolina Core Requirements Chart shows what students need to take.

Types of Carolina Core Courses

  • Foundational Courses
    apply across disciplines early in the undergraduate experience
  • Integrative Courses
    apply in discipline-specific majors near the end of study
  • Overlay Courses
    offer students the option of meeting two (2) Core learning outcomes in a single course, students may not take more than two overlay courses to complete Core requirements.

Honors students have access to additional honors courses that may satisfy the Carolina Core requirement.

To see which foundational courses fulfill each area of learning, use the filters to search the table below. The list of integrative courses can be downloaded as a PDF.

Click on the course number to view a sample syllabus.

Foundational Carolina Core Courses
Course Title Learning Outcome
AFAM 201
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to African American Studies: Social and Historical Foundations
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 101
Arts and Sciences
Primates, People, and Prehistory
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 102
Arts and Sciences
Understanding Other Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 204
Arts and Sciences
Plagues Past and Present
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 210 / WGST 210
Arts and Sciences
The Human Life Cycle in Different Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
ANTH 211
Arts and Sciences
Learning Across Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
COLA 298
Arts and Sciences
Interdisciplinary Special Topics in the Liberal Arts: Social Sciences
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
CRJU 101
Arts and Sciences
The American Criminal Justice System
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
EDUC 360X
Education
Global and Multicultural Perspectives on Education in International Settings
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 103
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Geography
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 121
Arts and Sciences
Lands and People of the World
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 210
Arts and Sciences
Peoples, Places, and Environments
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 221
Arts and Sciences
Geography of South Carolina
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 223 / LASP 331
Arts and Sciences
Geography of Latin America
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 224
Arts and Sciences
Geography of North America
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 225
Arts and Sciences
Geography of Europe
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 226
Arts and Sciences
Geography of the Middle East
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
GEOG 228
Arts and Sciences
Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
HRTM 280
Hospitality, Retail, & Sport Management
HRTM 280: Foundations of Tourism
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
LASP 331 / GEOG 223
Arts and Sciences
Geography of Latin America
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
LING 101
Arts and Sciences
Linguistics 1: Introduction to Language
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
POLI 101
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Global Politics
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
POLI 201
Arts and Sciences
American National Government
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PSYC 101
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Psychology
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
SOCY 101
Arts and Sciences
Introductory Sociology
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
WGST 112
Arts and Sciences
Women in Society
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
WGST 113
Arts and Sciences
Women's Health
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
WGST 210 / ANTH 210
Arts and Sciences
The Human Life Cycle in Different Cultures
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities

Questions?

Students who have questions about the Carolina Core should contact their academic advisor or undergraduate College office.

Other important links:

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