In addition to developing the core competencies of UNCG’s Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC) and the specialized knowledge within their field, College of Arts and Sciences majors will also complete the College of Arts and Sciences’ Communicating Ideas in Context (CiC) curriculum. Answering the important questions of our time and solving the serious problems that we face will require the cooperation and the collaboration of a diverse group of committed, thoughtful, and knowledgeable people. Such cooperation and collaboration are built on excellent communication skills.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Communicating Ideas in Context (CiC) curriculum is designed to strengthen your communication skills by developing:
In addition to the MAC Written Communication competency, students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 2 courses at the 200 level or above carrying the College Writing (CW) attribute. At least 1 of these courses must be in the student’s major.
Courses with a College Writing attribute can also be used to fulfill requirements for the student’s majors and/or minors and the CIC Breadth of Knowledge requirement.
Students who transfer 60 or more credits to UNCG are exempt from the CiC College Writing Requirement.
In addition to the MAC, students must complete 12 additional credits distributed across three categories:
The categories of courses are defined by the following course prefixes:
The 12 credits can be at any undergraduate level (100-499). Transfer credits that are not equivalent to specific UNC Greensboro courses can also be used to fulfill the Breadth of Knowledge requirements, as long as they are at the undergraduate level and include these course prefixes: ADS, AST, ATY, BIO, BLS, CCI, CHE, CSC, CST, ENG GES, HIS, IAR, IGS, LLC, MAT, MST, PHI, PHY, PSC, PSY, REL, SOC, SSC, STA, WGS.
Three of the 12 Breadth of Knowledge credits may also be used to fulfill requirements for the student’s primary major (i.e., the 3 credits can be used to fulfill both a major requirement and a Breadth of Knowledge requirement).
Credits used to fulfill the College Writing requirement may also be used to fulfill the Breadth of Knowledge requirement.
However, 101-204 language courses used to fulfill the Additional-Language Requirement cannot be used to fulfill the Breadth of Knowledge requirement.
Students who transfer 60 or more credits to UNCG are exempt from the CiC Breadth of Knowledge Requirement.
Students are encouraged to take a placement test to determine what level they should start with the additional language. For both BA and BS students, the demonstration of proficiency of an additional language above the 204-level (either via placement test or successful completion of a 300-level language class) will satisfy this requirement.
|ADS 350||Contemporary Africa|
|ADS 356||The Making of the African Diaspora|
|ATY 311||Reading Culture and Society|
|ATY 334||Latin American Art and Archaeology|
|ATY 354||Modern Asia through its Music|
|BLS 327||Contemporary Asian Literature|
|BLS 386||Women, War, and Terror|
|CCI 323||The World of Alexander the Great|
|CCI 332||Comparative Studies in World Epics|
|CCI 354||Roman Republic 754 BC – 44 BC|
|CHI 313||Major Figures in Chinese Literature|
|CST 337||Intercultural Communication|
|ENG 315||Postcolonial Literatures|
|ENG 340||Shakespeare: Later Plays|
|GER 310||German Culture: Advanced Intermediate-Topics in German Film|
|GES 301||Cities of the World|
|GES 306||World Economic Geography|
|HIS 312||The Crusades|
|HIS 318||Revolution and Reform in Modern Latin America|
|HIS 348||The World at War, 1914-1918|
|HIS 349||The World at War, 1939-1945|
|HIS 354||Roman Republic 754 BC – 44 BC|
|HIS 369||History of Spain|
|HIS 377||Russian History to 1900|
|HIS 378||Russian History since 1900|
|HIS 380||Topics in the Near and Middle East|
|HIS 382||Viet Nam: History, Culture, and Resistance|
|HIS 384||The Modern Transformation of China: 1800 to Present Day|
|HIS 389||West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade|
|HIS 408||Latin America and Caribbean: Selected Topics|
|IPS 305||Global Awareness and Intercultural Competence|
|JNS 306||Current Issues in Japan|
|PSC 344||Politics of Globalization|
|PSC 355K||Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Russian Politics|
|REL 301||Early Christianity|
|REL 341||Topics in Jewish Thought|
|REL 370||Religions of Iran: Selected Topics|
|REL 371||Topics in Islam: Islamic Thought, Culture, and History|
|REL 382||Topics in Christian Thought|
|RUS 313||Major Authors in Russian Literature|
|RUS 314||Major Movements in Russian Literature and Culture|
|SOC 342||Global Inequalities|
|SOC 344||Global Society|
|SOC 371||Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in a Global Context|
|WGS 333||Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms|
The CIC requirements are waived for students in:
The following modification of the CIC requirements apply to students in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies program:
Departments/Programs can request a WAM to all or part of the College’s Communication in Context (CiC) curriculum. They can propose and justify a WAM on any grounds they deem appropriate, although the assumption is that the CIC will apply to all College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) majors in most programs. Among the reasons that a Department/Program might seek a WAM are for:
WAM requests should be sent to Associate Dean Maura Heyn. The requests will be considered by a subcommittee of the CAS C&T Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Dean, who will make a final decision on whether to approve the request.