Structure of the Salve Regina University Core Curriculum

The Common Core:


The Portal Course GST 150 Seeking Wisdom: From Wonder to Justice

Literature ENG 150 What It Means to Be Human


Religious Studies RST 210 Christianity in Dialogue with World Religions

Philosophy PHL 220 Philosophy and Responsibility


Capstone Course: GST 450 Living Wisdom: Contemporary Challenges

The Core Complement:

Foreign Languages 6 Credits

Literature 3 Credits

Religious Studies 3 Credits

Mathematics 3 Credits

Social Sciences 9 Credits

Visual/Perform Arts 3 Credits

Options for the Core Complement

Foreign Languages

Students at the elementary level will complete two sequential courses in the same language according to individual interests and placement guidelines. Students interested in French or Spanish at the intermediate level will take two sequential 200 level courses in the same language.

SPA101 Practical Spanish I, Total Immersion

SPA102 Practical Spanish II, Total Immersion

SPA111 SPA112 Elementary Spanish I & II

FRN111 FRN112 Elementary French I & II

ITL111 ITL112 Elementary Italian I & II

PTG111 PTG112 Elementary (Brazilian) Portuguese I & II

GRM111 GRM112 Elementary German I & II

CHN111 CHN112 Elementary Chinese I & II

LAT101 102 Elementary Latin I & II

FRN200 Intermediate French

FRN201 French Conversation

FRN203 French Grammar and Composition

SPA203 Intermediate Spanish I

SPA204 Intermediate Spanish II

SPA207 Spanish for Business and Finance

SPA213 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SPA241 Spanish Conversation, Composition, and Reading I

SPA242 Spanish Conversation, Composition, and Reading II


In addition to the Common Core Literature Course, students will complete one course from the following list:

ENG201 Literary Masterpieces

ENG205 Contemporary Global Literature

ENG210 Myth and Symbol

ENG215 American Literature from 1915 to the End of the Twentieth Century

ENG228 British Literature British Romantic Literature: 1784 to 1832

ENG229 British Victorian Literature: 1837 to 1900

ENG247 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

ENG335 Comparative Literature II

Religious Studies

In addition to the Common Core Religious Studies Course, students will complete one course from the following list:

RST250 Introduction to the Bible

RST330 Understanding the Old Testament

RST333 Symbol and Sacrament

RST335 Christian Ethics and Social Issues

RST336 Christian Marriage

RST 340 The Church in the New Millennium

RST350 Jesus and the Gospels

RST360 Christianity, Ethics and the Environment

RST370 Women in the Christian Traditions

RST375 Women of the Bible

RST380 Mercy as the Art of Remembering

RST410 Contemporary Christian Spirituality

RST420 Introduction to the Pauline Epistles

RST430 Emerging Theologies

RST440 Jesus Christ Through History

RST450 Christian Ethics and Biomedical Issues

RST460 Christian Ethics and Leadership

RST490 The Jewish Experience

RST485 The Catholic Experience


Students complete one course from the following list:

MTH170 Contemporary Mathematics and Its Applications

MTH191 Applied Calculus I

MTH200 Discrete Mathematics

MTH201 Calculus I

MTH202 Calculus II

MTH203 Calculus III

Natural Sciences

Students may fulfill the six credits of the Natural Sciences Core Curriculum course area by completing any two 3 or 4 credit course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Science.

BIO110 Human Biology

BIO111 112 General Biology I & II

BIO140 Humans and Their Environment

BIO ISM 150 Bioinformatics

BIO160 The Biology of Women in Health Issues

BIO205 206 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II

BIO210 Microbiology

BIO220 Cell Biology and Chemistry

BIO240 Nutrition

CHM113 114 General Chemistry I & II

CHM121 Chemistry of Human Health

CHM130 Liberal Arts Chemistry

PHY201 202 Workshop Physics I & II

SCI103 Physical Science

SCI104 Earth Science

SCI105 Integrated Science with Computers

Social Sciences

Students will complete one course from each of the following pairs of disciplines for a total of three 3-credit courses:

One course from Economics or Politics

One course from Anthropology or History

One course from Psychology or Sociology

Each of the courses in the Social Sciences will expose students to one or more of the following three themes:

Cross Cultural Understanding

Struggles for Justice

Citizenship and its Global Contexts

Students are strongly encouraged to experience all three themes.

ECN100 Introduction to Cultural Economics

ECN101 Economic Principles

ECN105 Basic Economics

POL115 The American Political System: Its Institution and Its Struggles

POL120 Introduction to World Politics

APG110 Human Diversity An Introduction to Anthropology

APG335 Cultural Dynamics and Globalization

APG CHP251 The African-American Diaspora

HIS103 104 Western Civilization I and II

HIS110 Survey of American History

HIS111 Interpretations of American History to 1877

HIS112 Interpretations of American History 1877-present

PSY100 Introduction to Psychology

PSY255 Psychology of Prejudice

PSY290 Cross-Cultural Psychology

SOC110 The Sociological Perspective

SOC SWK120 Social Problems: Analysis by Race, Class & Gender

SOC272 The Sociology of Immigration

Visual and Performing Arts

Students will complete one 3-credit course from the following list:

ART101 Art in Society

ART102 Film Appreciation

ART106 Introduction to Art: Masterpieces

ART131 Drawing I

ART205 Art History Survey I: Prehistoric through Gothic Art

ART206 Art History Survey II: Renaissance through Early 20th Century Art

ART231 Ceramics I

MSC100 Introduction to Music: Masterpieces

MSC111 Essentials of Music Theory

MSC215 American Music

MSC221 Bach to Rock: Music from 1750 to the Present

THE101 Introduction to Theatre Arts

THE211 Theatre History I

THE212 Theatre History II