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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

General Education Core Requirements for B.F.A. 43-44 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.
XXX 4015 or GND 4015, Senior Capstone Seminar 3  
Linked Cohort Courses, 1000- and/or 2000-level
The hours for the Linked Cohorts (LCCs) may count below in III, V, and / or VII-XII 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. Oral Communication   3
COM 1100, Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3  
III. Written Communication   6
ENG 1010, First-Year Writing 3  
ENG 3010, Third-Year Writing 3  
IV. Fine Arts 1    3
ART 2800, Art History I (3)  - Required for ART majors    
TDR 2800, The Theatre Experience (3) - Required for TDR majors    
MUH 1200, Introduction to Music: History, Style, and Culture (3) – Required for BFA in Musical Theatre
V. Humanities
First semester studies in a foreign language (e.g. XXX 1010), will fulfill the Humanities requirement in Gen. Ed. only if the second semester of the same language (e.g. XXX 1020) is successfully completed.
Select one course from the following prefixes:
(ENG 1050 and ASN 2000 will also count in this category. See footnote 3)
VI. Mathematics
Select one of the following courses: 4
MTH 1080, Mathematical Inquiry (3)
MTH 1020, An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
CSC 1020, Inquiry Through Computer Science (3)
VII. 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, Introduction to Old Testament (3)
Plus one of the following courses:
REL 3050, Introduction to New Testament (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 3030, God, the Bible, and Scientific Discovery (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 3095, Ethics in World Religions (3)
REL 3950 Study Abroad taken as "The New Testament World" (3)
VIII. Sciences
Select one of the following courses: 6,7
BIO 1010, Biological Sciences (4)
BIO 1110, Principles of Biology (4)
BIO 1120, Principles of Biology II (4)
CEM 1010, Chemistry, Your Environment and You (4)
CEM 1610, General Chemistry I (4)
CEM 1620, General Chemistry II (4)
ENV 1110, Introduction to Environmental Science (4)
PHY 1010, Science: A Process of Inquiry (4)
PHY 1100, Acoustical Physics (4)
PHY 1110, Basic College Physics I (4)
PHY 1120, Basic College Physics II (4)
PHY 1140, Introduction to Physics (4)
PHY 2110, General College Physics I (4)
PHY 2120, General College Physics II (4)
PSY 1200, Introduction to Psychological Science (4)
IX. Social Sciences 8
Choose one of the following courses:
ASN 2010, Asia for the Social Sciences
COM 2020, Argumentation and Debate
COM 2140, Family Communication (3)
COM 4920, Political Communication (3)
ECO 2210, Principles of Macroeconomics (3) or ECO 2220, Principles of Microeconomics (3)
HIS 1010, World History to 1500 (3)
HIS 1020, World History since 1500 (3)
HIS 1100, The African American Experience after 1865 (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 1600, The Modern U.S. from the Cold War to Bush v. Gore (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)
MDS 1500, Mass Media and Society (3)
MDS 1700, Digital Citizenship
PRL 1180, Public Relations Principles (3)
PSC 1100, Special Topics in Gen. Ed.: Political Science (3)
PSC 1210, American Government (3)
PSC 1300, The United States and World Affairs (3)
SOC 1010, Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 1020, Social Problems (3)
SOC 1100, Special Topics in Gen. Ed.: Sociology (3)
X. Wellness 9
Choose one path:
a. WEL 1600, Health and Fitness Concepts (2)
WEL 2000 - 20_ _ (1) , any course or
DAN 1101 or 1201 or 1301 or 1401 10

b. WEL 1500, Lifetime Fitness (1)
WEL 2000 - 20_ _ (1) , any course or
DAN 1101 or 1201 or 1301 or 1401 10
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)
XI. Elective in General Education
Select three hours of coursework from any of the General Education disciplinary areas as identified in the BFA degree.


Core Total   43-44

1 Education majors completing a Pre-K-4 or a 5-8 license, and students 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 will meet 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 BIO 1010 is intended for most non-science majors. BIO 1110 is an introductory course for BIO majors, BIO minors, and pre-health students. CEM 1010 and PHY 1010 are intended for most non-science majors. CEM 1610 is the introductory course for chemistry majors, minors and pre-health sciences. PHY 1100 is intended for those with interests in sound. PHY 1140 is intended for AET (Audio Engineering Technology) majors. PHY 1110 (trigonometry-based) and PHY 2110 (calculus-based) are introductory courses for science majors and pre-health students. CEM 1610, PHY 1110, & PHY 1120 have mathematics prerequisites.

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

8 Students seeking art K-12 licensure must select among the following courses to meet their Social Sciences requirement: HIS 1010, HIS 1020, HIS 2010, HIS 2020, PSC 1210, and PSC 1300.

9 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.

10 Marching band do not substitute.