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Undergrad Catalog 2010

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

General Education Core Requirements for B.S.W. 51-53 Hours
I. Featured Courses   6
GND 1015, First-Year Seminar 3  
XXX 3015, Junior Cornerstone Seminar
Students must take a "3015" course to satisfy this requirement. The hours for the Junior Cornerstone (JCS) may count below in V-VI or VIII-XI depending on its prefix. In the unlikely event that students take additional JSC courses, they may be applied below in V or VI-XI. JCS credits may not count in major or minor.
SWK 4015, Senior Capstone Seminar
Note: Total offerd Senior Capstone hours may be counted  either in the major or in the General Education Core requirements (depending upon the program of study), but not both.
Linked Cohort Courses, 1000- and/or 2000-level
The hours for the Linked Cohorts (LCCs) may count below in III and / or V-XI depending on their prefixes
Global Studies (GS), 4 courses
Experiential Learning (EL), 2 courses
Global Studies (GS) and Experiential Learning (EL) courses may be taken in the BELL Core, or in the major, the minor, or other required or elective courses. Note that the Junior Cornerstone Seminar is, by definition, an EL course, but the category of EL will vary. For the comprehensive list of all GS and EL courses offered at Belmont, and for the "key" to the codes, go to, click on "Academic Advising," and then "GS/EL Permanently Designated Courses" or "GS/EL Codes." For the list of currently offered GS and EL courses, go to the homepage of ClassFinder and look for the appropriate link in the BELL Core box. For a list of transfer courses that count for GS credit, go to the same web address, click on "Academic Advising" and click on "Global Studies Transfer Courses."
II. Computer Proficiency   0
GND 1050, Computer Proficiency, Level 1 0  
III. Oral Communication   3
COM 1100, Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3  
IV. Written Communication   6
ENG 1010, First-Year Writing 3  
ENG 3010, Third-Year Writing 3  
V. Fine Arts
Select one of the following courses: 1
  3 to 4
ART 2000, The Art Experience (3)
ART 2800, Art History I (3)
MUH 1200, Introduction to Music: History, Style and Culture (3)
MUH 2000, The Musical Experience (3)
MUH 2010, Popular Music Experience (3)
MUH 2020, World Music Experience (3)
MUH 2140, The Arts for Education (4)
TDR 2000, The Film Experience (3)
TDR 2800, The Theatre Experience (3)
DAN 2000, The Dance Experience (3)
VI. Humanities
Select one courses from the following prefixes:
(Students will receive credit for their study at the 1010 level of a foreign language only if they also successfully complete the 1020 level of the same foreign language.) 2, 3
  3 to 4
(ENG 1050 and ASN 2000 will also count in this category. See footnote 3)
VII. Mathematics
[Students who transfer 30 or more hours to Belmont University may count any MTH course100/1000-level or above]
MTH 1150, Elementary Statistics (3)
Plus one of the following courses:
MTH 1080, Mathematical Inquiry (3) 4
MTH 1020, An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
CSC 1020, Inquiry Through Computer Science (3)
VIII. Religion
Six hours must be done in the same path. Choose six hours from path "a" or six hours from path "b": 5
a. REL 1020, Old Testament History (3)
Plus one of the following courses:
REL 3050, New Testament History (3)
REL 3950 Study Abroad taken as "The New Testament World" (3)
b. REL 1010, Understanding the Bible (3)
Plus one of the following courses:
REL 3020, Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Issues (3)
REL 3060, Jesus in the Gospels and Film (3)
REL 3080, Certainty and Ambiguity in Religious Thought (3)
REL 3090, Comparative Spirituality in World Religions(3)
REL 3056, Ethics in World Religions (3)
REL 3950 Study Abroad taken as "The New Testament World" (3)
IX. Sciences 6   7-8
BIO 1010, Biological Sciences (4) 4  
PSY 1200, Introduction to Psychological Science (4) or
PSY 1100, General Psychology (3)
X. Social Sciences Choose three courses from at least two prefixes:   9
a. COM 2020, Argumentation and Debate
COM 3140, Family Communication (3)
COM 4920, Political Communication (3)
b. ECO 2210, Principles of Macroeconomics (3) or
ECO 2220, Principles of Microeconomics (3)
c. HIS 1010, World History to 1500 (3)
HIS 1020, World History since 1500 (3)
HIS 1200, The Wild West (3)
HIS 1300, The Roman World (3)
HIS 1400, The Medieval World: Kings, Queens, Commoners, & Crusaders (3)
HIS 1500, The Islamic World Since 1750 (3)
HIS 1700, The Samurai and Their World (3)
HIS 2010, American Experience From Colonial to Civil War (3)
HIS 2020, American Experience From Reconstruction to Cold War (3)
HIS 1895, Special Studies (3)
HIS 2895, Special Studies (3)
d. MDS 1500, Mass Media and Society (3)
MDS 1700, Digital Citizenship (3)
e. PSC 1100, Special Topics in Gen. Ed.: Political Science (3)
PSC 1210, American Government (3)
PSC 1300, The United States and World Affairs (3)
f.  SOC 1010, Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 1020, Social Problems (3)
SOC 1100, Special Topics in Gen. Ed.: Sociology (3)
g. ASN 2010, Asia for the Social Sciences (3)
XI. Wellness 7
Choose one path:
a. PED 1600, Health and Fitness Concepts (2)
PED 2000 - 20_ _ (1) , any course or
DAN 1101 or 1201 or 1301 or 1401 8

b. PED 1500, Lifetime Fitness (1)
PED 2000 - 20_ _ (1) , any course or
DAN 1101 or 1201 or 1301 or 1401 8
plus one of the following courses:
NUR 1100, Wellness Nutrition (1)
NUR 1110 Wellness and Mental Health (1)
NUR 1310, Healthy Beginnings (1)
NUR 1320, Women's Health (1)
NUR 1330, Health Promotions of the Family(1)
NUR 1340, Men's Health: Wellness (1)
Core Total   51-53

1 Education majors completing a Pre-K-4 or a 5-8 license must take MUH 2140 (4 hrs)--or, alternatively, MUH 2160 (2 hrs) + ART 2160 --for the Fine Arts requirement.

2 Correspondence work in Foreign Language is not accepted as credit for Belmont students. Also, students who have had three years or more of a Foreign Language in high school may be ready to begin language study at Belmont with the 2000-level courses. Incoming students with previous language study are encouraged to consult instructors in each language to determine specific placement.

3 Exceptions:1) ENG 1050 and ASN 2000 will count as a Humanities credit. 2)  These individual courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements in General Education: ENG 1000, 1030, 1010, 2030, 3010; ENL 1990, 2000, 3440, 4900; ENW 2000, 3050, 3960, 3970, 4010, 4900; EUR 4500; PHI 1540,  2330, 2340, 2350, 2360, 3150, 3160, 3240, 3430, 4110, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4200. (The following PHI willmeet the Gen Ed Humanities requirement: PHI 1510, 1520, 1600, 2250, 2310, 2380, 3110, 3200, 3260, 1950, 2950, 3950).

4 Education students seeking K-12 or 7-12 licensure must take MTH 1080 if they have a score of 25 or above on the Math ACT test; otherwise, they must take MTH 1110 (College Algebra) to fulfill state licensure requirements.   For K-12 and 7-12 Licensure students, MTH1110 is approved to meet a General Education requirement for Mathematics for those students who do not qualify to take MTH 1080.

5 Once a student has matriculated to Belmont, he or she may not take a lower-level Religion course at another institution and transfer this course in as Belmont 3000-level General Education course in Religion. A 3000-level (or above) course in Religion may, however, be taken elsewhere and transferred in for Belmont’s 3000-level Religion requirement after the student has acquired 45 credit hours toward his or her degree.

6 Education students seeking secondary or K-12 licensure should consult their advisors before taking courses to meet their Science requirements.

7 Students who have successfully completed 5 semesters of ROTC may petition the chair of the Department of Sport Science for waiver of the Wellness requirement.

8 Marching band do not substitute.