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Achievement Centered Education (ACE)

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College Distribution Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

Use this guide for selecting College Distribution Requirements in addition to ACE requirements (16 semester hours plus Language) for the College of Arts and Sciences. Guide revised Fall 2012. CONFIRM YOUR COURSE SELECTIONS WITH A UNL COLLEGE ADVISER!

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are designed to further the purposes of liberal education by encouraging study in several different areas. Courses satisfying these requirements may impart specialized knowledge or broadly connect the subject matter to other areas of knowledge. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements. A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one of the following five distribution requirements. A student cannot use a single course to satisfy both an ACE outcome and a College distribution requirement. A student cannot use a course from their major to satisfy the Breadth Requirement (F), but may apply an ancillary requirement of the primary major or a course from their second major toward this requirement.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (16 credits + Language)

A. Written Communication: 3 hours To be selected from courses approved for ACE outcome 1. Pre-Health students are encouraged to take English composition to satisfy this requirement.

  • If your school does not offer courses for this requirement, take the requirement at UNL.

B. Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences: 4 hours Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics and astronomy, geography*, and anthropology*. All other courses select from: biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science and engineering, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics and astronomy, and statistics. * Contact College of Arts and Sciences adviser for approved geography and anthropology lab courses, approved non-lab psychology courses.

  • If your school does not offer courses for this requirement, take the requirement at UNL.

C. Humanities: 3 hours Select from classics*, English, history, modern languages and literatures*, philosophy, and religious studies*. *Language courses numbered 210 or below apply only for the foreign language requirement.

  • If your school does not offer courses for this requirement, take the requirement at UNL.

D. Social Sciences: 3 hours Select from anthropology*, communication studies, geography*, political science, psychology*, or sociology *See degree audit or College of Arts and Sciences adviser for list of natural/physical science courses in anthropology, geography, and psychology that do not apply as social sciences.

  • If your school does not offer courses for this requirement, take the requirement at UNL.

E. Languages Classical and Modern: 0-6 hours Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies, modern languages and literatures, or anthropology. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Biblical Hebrew, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Omaha, Russian, and Spanish. A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.

  • If your school does not offer courses for this requirement, take the requirement at UNL.

F. Additional Breadth Requirement (may not be used toward the primary major; may apply toward ancillary requirements and second majors): 3 hours Select from Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Area B), Humanities (Area C), or Social Sciences (Area D).

  • If your school does not offer courses for this requirement, take the requirement at UNL.