REAL Curriculum

Foundational Courses

These courses help you build the skills needed to be successful in any major or minor!

Foundational Writing:  ENGL 111: Principles of College Composition

Learning Goal: To develop a student’s understanding of the principles and elements of effective written communication through applied practice, self-evaluation, and revision.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students employ reading strategies to facilitate written communication.
  2. Students engage in the recursive writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading to improve written communication.
  3. Students use appropriate vocabulary, mechanics, grammar, and style

Foundational Mathematics:

  • MATH 100: Quantitative Reasoning or
  • MATH 121: Math Content for Teachers 1 or
  • MATH 125: Precalculus I

Learning Goal: To apply the tools of mathematics to conceptualize and solve problems in everyday life.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students translate information among various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words).
  2. Students successfully solve problems using appropriate mathematical tools.
  3. Students draw appropriate conclusions based on mathematical evidence.

Cornerstones

Writing Intensive Courses

Build your writing skills through writing intensive coursework connected to your major or minor!

Writing Intensive Courses:

  • Substantially integrate sole-authored student writing within the course objectives and assessments.
  • Use discipline-specific reading strategies to facilitate effective written communication.
  • Engage students in a recursive writing process that includes revision supported by consistent, detailed instruction and the incorporation of feedback.

These courses fulfill the following learning goal and outcomes:

Learning Goal: Through instruction and feedback, students become more adept at producing appropriate and effective written work.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students demonstrate proficiency in the writing conventions of a discipline.
  2. Students communicate through writing their understanding of disciplinary content and/or texts.

You can find all writing intensive courses by searching for "(WI)" within the academic catalog.  

Within the schedule of classes, you can find WI designated courses by searching the course titles using "(WI)" as well.  Be sure to highlight all subjects to get the full list!

 

R (Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning) Area

Learning Goal: To apply scientific and quantitative reasoning to questions about the natural world, mathematics, or related areas.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students apply scientific and quantitative information to test problems and draw conclusions.
  2. Students evaluate the quality of data, methods, or inferences used to generate scientific and quantitative knowledge.

Majors Fulfilling the R Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Accounting, BBA
  • Anthropological Sciences, BS/BA
  • Biology, BS
  • Biomedical Sciences, BS
  • Chemistry-Biochemistry, BS
  • Chemistry-Forensics, BS
  • Chemistry-Professional Chemist, BS
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS/BA
  • Computer Science and Technology, BS
  • Cybersecurity, BS
  • Economics, BBA
  • Economics, BS
  • Emergency Services: Degree Completion, BS
  • Finance, BBA
  • Geology (Earth Science Concentration), BS
  • Geology (General or Engineering and Environmental Sciences Concentration) , BS
  • Geology, BA
  • Geospatial Science, BS/BA
  • Health Sciences, BS
  • IDS - Elementary Education PK-6 Licensure
  • IDS - Middle School - Math Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Science Concentration
  • IDS - Special Education - Early Childhood
  • Information Science and Systems, BS
  • Management, BBA
  • Marketing, BBA
  • Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, BS
  • Mathematics, Statistics, BS
  • Mathematics, Traditional, BS
  • Medical Laboratory Science, BS
  • Music Business, BM
  • Music Education, BM
  • Music Therapy, BM
  • Nursing, BSN
  • Physics-Astrophysics, BS
  • Physics-Biophysics, BS
  • Physics-Education, BS
  • Physics-Experimental and Theoretical, BS
  • Psychology, BS/BA
  • Public Health, BS
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Concentration Recreational Therapy), BS/BA
  • Respiratory Therapy, BS

Minors that Fulfill the R Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Anthropological Sciences Minor
  • Archaeology and Prehistory Minor
  • Astronomy Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Economics Forecasting Minor
  • Emergency Services Minor
  • Environmental Studies Minor
  • Forensic Science Minor
  • Geology Minor
  • Global Environmental Change Minor
  • Mathematics Minor
  • Physics Minor
  • Planetary Science Minor
  • Statistics Minor

E (Humanistic or Artistic Expression) Area

Learning Goal: To explore humanistic or artistic expression through inquiry or creativity.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students demonstrate understanding of diverse ideas, languages, products, or processes of humanistic inquiry or artistic expression.
  2. Students critically evaluate, synthesize, or create forms of human expression or inquiry.

Majors that Fulfill the E Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Art Education, BFA
  • Art History and Museum Studies, BA
  • Dance Education, BS
  • Dance, BFA/BA
  • Design Management, BS
  • Emergency Services: Degree Completion, BS
  • Emergency Services: Paramedic Critical Care, BS
  • Emergency Services: Paramedic Firefighter, BS
  • English, BS/BA
  • Fashion Design, BFA
  • Fashion Merchandising, BS
  • Graphic Design, BFA
  • History, BS/BA
  • IDS - Middle School - English Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Social Studies Concentration
  • Interior Design, BFA
  • Music Business, BM
  • Music Education, BM
  • Music Therapy, BM
  • Music, BS/BA
  • Philosophy, BS/BA
  • Religious Studies, BS/BS
  • Social Science, BS/BA
  • Studio Art, BFA
  • Studio Art, BS
  • Theatre, BS/BA

Minors that Fulfill the E Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Creative Arts and Design Minor
  • Creative Writing Minor
  • Culture Studies Minor
  • Dance Minor
  • E Minor-Design Studies - Expression
  • EA Minor- Design Studies in Design Expression and Culture
  • EL Minor – Design Studies in Applied Design and Expression
  • Ethics Minor
  • GIS, Remote Sensing, and Data Visualization Minor
  • Health Humanities Minor
  • History Minor
  • International Studies Minor
  • Leadership Minor
  • Literature and Expression Minor
  • Music Industry Minor
  • Music Performance Minor
  • Music Production Minor
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Professional Writing Minor
  • Religious-Cultural Literacy for Healthcare Professions
  • Religious Studies Minor
  • Theatre Minor (General)
  • Theatre Minor (Performance)

A (Cultural or Behavioral Analysis) Area

Learning Goal: To examine the context and interactions of culture(s) and/or behavior(s)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students describe behaviors, beliefs, cultures, social institutions, and/or environments.
  2. Students analyze the interactions of behaviors, beliefs, cultures, social institutions, and/or environments.

Majors that Fulfill the A Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Accounting, BBA
  • Anthropological Sciences, BS/BA
  • Art Education, BFA
  • Art History and Museum Studies, BA
  • Communication-Communication Studies, BS/BA
  • Criminal Justice, BS
  • Design Management, BS
  • Economics, BBA
  • Economics, BS
  • Emergency Services: Degree Completion, BS
  • Emergency Services: Paramedic Critical Care, BS
  • Emergency Services: Paramedic Firefighter, BS
  • English, BS/BA
  • Fashion Design, BFA
  • Fashion Merchandising, BS
  • Finance, BBA
  • Graphic Design, BFA
  • Health and Exercise Science, BS
  • Health Sciences, BS
  • Healthcare Administration, BS
  • History, BS/BA
  • IDS - Elementary Education PK-6 Licensure
  • IDS - Middle School - English Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Math Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Science Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Social Studies Concentration
  • IDS - Special Education - Early Childhood
  • Interior Design, BFA
  • Management, BBA
  • Marketing, BBA
  • Music Business, BM
  • Music Education, BM
  • Music Therapy, BM
  • Nursing, BSN
  • Nutrition and Dietetics, BS
  • Physical Education Teaching, BS
  • Political Science, BS/BA
  • Psychology, BS/BA
  • Public Health, BS
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Concentration Recreational Therapy), BS/BA
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Concentrations in Tourism and Special Events and Outdoor Recreation and Leadership), BS/BA
  • Respiratory Therapy, BS
  • Social Science, BS/BA
  • Social Work, BSW
  • Sociology, BS/BA
  • Sport Management, BS
  • Studio Art, BFA
  • Studio Art, BS

Minors that Fulfill the A Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Design Studies  - Culture
  • Design Studies in Applied Design and Culture
  • Anthropological Sciences Minor
  • Appalachian Studies Minor
  • Archaeology and Prehistory Minor
  • Business Administration Minor
  • Cinematic Arts Interdisciplinary Minor
  • Coaching Education Minor
  • Conservation Law Enforcement Minor
  • Criminal Justice Minor
  • Culture Studies Minor
  • EA Minor- Design Studies in Design Expression and Culture
  • Economics Minor
  • Education Minor
  • Global Perspectives Minor
  • History Minor
  • International Studies Minor
  • Literature and Cultural Analysis Minor
  • Management Minor
  • Marketing Minor
  • Peace Studies Minor
  • Political Science Minor
  • Public Health Minor
  • Sociology Minor
  • Sport Management Minor
  • Women and Gender Studies Minor

 

L (Applied Learning) Area

Learning Goal: To explore professional practice through the application of knowledge, skills, and critical reflection.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students apply acquired knowledge and skills to develop professional identity or professional practice.
  2. Students critically reflect on their learning, abilities, experiences, or role within professional contexts

Majors that Fulfill the L Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Accounting, BBA
  • Allied Health Science, BS
  • Art Education, BFA
  • Art History and Museum Studies, BA
  • Biology, BS
  • Biomedical Sciences, BS
  • Chemistry-Biochemistry, BS
  • Chemistry-Forensics, BS
  • Chemistry-Professional Chemist, BS
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS/BA
  • Communication-Public Relations, BS/BA
  • Computer Science and Technology, BS
  • Criminal Justice, BS
  • Cybersecurity, BS
  • Dance Education, BS
  • Dance, BFA/BA
  • Design Management, BS
  • Economics, BBA
  • Emergency Services: Paramedic Critical Care, BS
  • Emergency Services: Paramedic Firefighter, BS
  • Fashion Design, BFA
  • Fashion Merchandising, BS
  • Finance, BBA
  • Geology (General or Engineering and Environmental Sciences Concentration) , BS
  • Geology, BA
  • Geospatial Science, BS/BA
  • Graphic Design, BFA
  • Health and Exercise Science, BS
  • Health Sciences, BS
  • Healthcare Administration, BS
  • IDS - Elementary Education PK-6 Licensure
  • IDS - Middle School - English Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Math Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Science Concentration
  • IDS - Middle School - Social Studies Concentration
  • IDS - Special Education - Early Childhood
  • Information Science and Systems, BS
  • Interior Design, BFA
  • Management, BBA
  • Marketing, BBA
  • Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, BS
  • Mathematics, Statistics, BS
  • Media Studies BS/BA
  • Medical Laboratory Science, BS
  • Music, BS/BA
  • Nursing, BSN
  • Nursing, RN to BSN
  • Nutrition and Dietetics, BS
  • Physical Education Teaching, BS
  • Physics-Astrophysics, BS
  • Physics-Biophysics, BS
  • Physics-Education, BS
  • Physics-Experimental and Theoretical, BS
  • Political Science, BS/BA
  • Public Health, BS
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Concentration Recreational Therapy), BS/BA
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Concentrations in Tourism and Special Events and Outdoor Recreation and Leadership), BS/BA
  • Respiratory Therapy, BS
  • Social Work, BSW
  • Sport Management, BS
  • Studio Art, BFA
  • Theatre, BS/BA

Minors that Fulfill the L Area

Please review academic catalog requirements for program specific information.

  • Design Studies in Applied Design and Culture
  • Biology Minor
  • Business Administration Minor
  • Coaching Education Minor
  • Criminal Justice Minor
  • Dance Minor
  • Dance Technique Minor
  • Education Minor
  • EL Minor – Design Studies in Applied Design and Expression
  • Emergency Services Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Forensic Studies Minor
  • GIS, Remote Sensing, and Data Analytics Minor
  • Information System Minor
  • L Minor – Design Studies in Professional Practice
  • Leadership Minor
  • Management Minor
  • Marketing Minor
  • Music Industry Minor
  • Music Performance Minor
  • Theatre Minor (General)
  • Theatre Minor (Production)