Curriculum

The General Education core requirement is 30 credit hours, although each of Watkins’s individual programs has additional requirements that must be met.

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General Education Core Requirements  30 Credit Hours
  • ART 101

    Art History Survey I

    Art History Survey I

    3

  • ART 102

    Art History Survey II

    Art History Survey II

    3

  • COM 220

    Speech Communication

    Speech Communication

    3

  • ENG 101

    English Composition I

    English Composition I

    3

  • ENG 102

    English Composition II

    English Composition II

    3

  • HIS 101

    History of World Civilization I

    History of World Civilization I

    3

  • HIS 102

    History of World Civilization II

    History of World Civilization II

    3

  • MAT 101

    Mathematics for Visual Arts

    Mathematics for Visual Arts

    3

  • SCI 3XX

    Natural Science Series

    Natural Science Series

    3

  • Various

    Social Science Requirement

    Social Science Requirement

    3

General Education Elective Explorations Each​ ​baccalaureate​ ​program​ ​requires​ ​electives​ ​in​ ​General​ ​Education. ​Some​ ​of​ ​these​ ​courses​ ​may​ ​be required​ ​for your​ ​major. We​ ​encourage you​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​electives​ ​outside​ ​your ​major whenever possible from the General Education Elective Explorations list below.
  • ART 221

    Modern Art History 1800 – 1945 (Fall)

    Modern Art History 1800 – 1945 (Fall)

    3

  • ART 222x

    Art History Special Topic Series

    Art History Special Topic Series

    3

  • ART 321

    Contemporary Art History (Spring)

    Contemporary Art History (Spring)

    3

  • BUS 330

    The​ ​Business​ ​of​ ​Art​ ​&​ ​Design

    The​ ​Business​ ​of​ ​Art​ ​&​ ​Design

    3

  • ENG 210

    Classics of Modern Literature

    Classics of Modern Literature

    3

  • ENG 300

    Writing About the Humanities (Spring)

    Writing About the Humanities (Spring)

    3

  • ENG 310

    Creative Writing

    Creative Writing

    3

  • ENG 311

    Advanced Creative Writing

    Advanced Creative Writing

    3

  • ENG 312

    Special Topics in Creative Writing

    Special Topics in Creative Writing

    3

  • ENG 350

    Southern Gothic Literature

    Southern Gothic Literature

    3

  • ENG 400

    Graphic Novels as Literature

    Graphic Novels as Literature

    3

  • ENG 401

    Studies in American Literature

    Studies in American Literature

    3

  • ENG 401A

    Banned Books

    Banned Books

    3

  • ENG 402

    Studies in British Literature

    Studies in British Literature

    3

  • ENG 403

    Studies in Contemporary Literature

    Studies in Contemporary Literature

    3

  • ENG 420

    Literature of the Other

    Literature of the Other

    3

  • FLM 103

    Elements of Film Art (Fall)

    Elements of Film Art (Fall)

    3

  • FLM 201

    Film History I: Late 1890’s to 1940’s (Fall)

    Film History I: Late 1890’s to 1940’s (Fall)

    3

  • FLM 202

    Film History II: 1940’s to present (Spring)

    Film History II: 1940’s to present (Spring)

    3

  • FLM 35X

    Special Topics in Film

    Special Topics in Film

    3

  • FLM 451

    Film Industry, Business, and Finance (Fall)

    Film Industry, Business, and Finance (Fall)

    3

  • GRD 101

    History of Graphic Design (Fall)

    History of Graphic Design (Fall)

    3

  • HUM 200

    Art & Design Explorations Abroad

    Art & Design Explorations Abroad

    3

  • HUM 220

    World Mythologies

    World Mythologies

    3

  • HUM 300

    Poetry and Film

    Poetry and Film

    3

  • HUM 310

    Literature in Film

    Literature in Film

    3

  • HUM 480

    Independent Study

    Independent Study

    3

  • IND 203

    Interior Materials (Fall)

    Interior Materials (Fall)

    3

  • IND 205

    Textiles & Furnishings (Spring)

    Textiles & Furnishings (Spring)

    3

  • IND 206

    History of Architecture & Design I (Fall)

    History of Architecture & Design I (Fall)

    3

  • IND 207

    History of Architecture & Design II (Spring)

    History of Architecture & Design II (Spring)

    3

  • IND 305

    20th Century Design (Spring)

    20th Century Design (Spring)

    3

  • IND 316

    The Ecology of Design (Fall)

    The Ecology of Design (Fall)

    3

  • PHL 220

    Introduction to Philosophy

    Introduction to Philosophy

    3

  • PHL 301

    Ethics

    Ethics

    3

  • PHL 310

    Aesthetics

    Aesthetics

    3

  • PHL 350

    Modern and Postmodern Philosophy

    Modern and Postmodern Philosophy

    3

  • PHO 101

    Photography: A Cultural Lens

    Photography: A Cultural Lens

    3

  • PHO 102

    A Critical Introduction to Photography

    A Critical Introduction to Photography

    3

  • PSY 201

    Psychology of Sensation and Perception

    Psychology of Sensation and Perception

    3

  • REL 201

    World Religions

    World Religions

    3