Tier One Numbers and Definitions

Conversion to the new system is effective with registration for Fall 2011.  The heading in bold font is the old designation.  Underneath, the second bullet is the new designation:  the 3-digit number represents the study area, and the letter represents the category.

Tier One Natural Sciences


NATS 101 - The Earth and Its Environment:

  • areas of study include, but are not limited to, physical and chemical processes and their application to events in the everyday world; formation and development of the earth, continents and oceans; development of the atmosphere, weather and climate; soil and water sciences; the interplay between applied sciences and technology; interactions between the physical environment, resources and human beings.
  • XXXX 170A* [XXXX denotes the offering department's prefix]
  • e.g., GEOG 170A1 - Earth’s Environment:  Introduction to Physical Geography

NATS 102 - Beyond the Earth in Space and Time:

  • areas of study include, but are not limited to, astronomy and planetary sciences, formation of the universe, cosmology and stellar evolution, life and humanity in the universe.
  • XXXX 170B*
  • e.g., PTYS 170B1 - The Universe & Humanity: Origin & Destiny

NATS 104 - Biological Sciences:

  • areas of study include, but are not limited to, biological processes and their application to events in the everyday world, the evolution of diverse life forms, interdependence of plant and animal systems, conservation and preservation of diverse life forms, nutrition and processes contributing to good health and well-being.
  • XXXX 170C*
  • e.g., GEOS 170C1 - Life on Earth

Tier One Traditions & Cultures


TRAD 101 - Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations

  • areas of study include, but are not limited to, non-European and non-North American cultures, emerging regions of the world, native peoples and civilizations, prehistoric migrations and agriculture, non-Western modes of thought and religions, contacts between traditions.
  • XXXX 160A*
  • e.g., AIS 160A1 - Many Nations of Native America

TRAD 102 - Western Cultures and Civilizations: Classical to Renaissance

  • areas of study include, but are not limited to, historical development and fundamental concepts in Europe, the Western heritage of ideas, values, and artistic expressions and the ways these have evolved with social changes through the 16th Century.
  • XXXX 160B*
  • e.g., CLAS 160B1 - In the Beginning: Roots of Western Culture

TRAD 103 - Western Cultures and Civilizations: Renaissance to Present

  • areas of study include, but are not limited to, the historical development and fundamental concepts in Europe and North America from the 17th Century to the present, the continuing development of Western ideas, values, literature and fine arts, science and technology.
  • XXXX 160C*
  • e.g., GER 160C1 - German Speaking World

TRAD 104 - Topics in Culture and Civilization

  • areas of study include, but are not limited to, global studies, the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural analysis of societies, the assessment and critique of cultures, topics that cover a broad span of time and place/geography.
  • XXXX 160D*
  • e.g., PHIL 160D1 - Justice & Virtue

Tier One Individuals & Societies


INDV 101 - Mind, Self and Language

  • The focus is on the individual – areas of study include, but are not limited to, personal identity, basic human thought processes, perception, knowledge acquisition, judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
  • XXXX 150A*
  • e.g., LING 150A1 - Language

INDV 102 - Social Interaction and Relationships

  • The focus is on interactions among groups – areas of study include, but are not limited to, family and kinship structure, group identity, gender and cultural diversity, development of ethical and moral principles within groups, issues of social justice, business transactions.
  • XXXX 150B*
  • e.g., GWS 150B1 - Gender & Contemporary Society

INDV 103 - Societal and Institutional Systems

  • The focus is on institutions and societies – areas of study include, but are not limited to, formation of political systems and states, legal and religious organizations, economic systems, globalization, health and human services systems.
  • XXXX 150C*
  • e.g., ECON 150C1 - An Economic Perspective

 

* A number following the letter desginates the classes offered by the department in this study area category.