How to form Gen Ed Cohesive Clusters

Below are the General Education themes and some clusters.   Your major at completion of your degree determines general Education requirements.  For more information, please contact the General Education Adviser or Dean of General Education ([email protected]). Course descriptions can be found at http://catalog.aua.am/.
Some courses might not be open to all majors as a General Education course. Check with your program chair. Italics indicates a course in the major with General Education seats (these courses cannot be applied as General Education courses to students in the respective major).

 

Arts & Humanities Social Sciences Quantitative Sciences

Theme # 1. The World of Human Symbols includes some courses dealing with:

Art, Literature, Music, Film, Cinema, Culture, Design, Drama, Linguistics, Media, Communications, Rhetoric, Logic, Great Books, Negotiation, Discourse Analysis,

Theme # 4.  Society and Culture includes some courses dealing with:

Law, Political Science, Political Philosophy, Sociology, Culture, Economics, Media, Communications, Development Policy, Regional Politics/International Relations, Negotiation

Theme # 7.  The Living World includes some courses dealing with:

Environmental/Climate, Biology, Health, Food, Water, and supporting fields, such as Engineering, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Data & Information Science, Critical Thinking, Geography

Theme # 2. The Diversity of Human Experience in Time and Space, includes some courses dealing with:

 History, Archeology, Political Science, Culture, Geography, Regional Politics/International Relations, Religion

Theme # 5.  Economics & Finance includes some courses dealing with:

Economics, Business, Personal Finance, Trade, Development Policy, Innovation/ Entrepreneurship, Political Science

Theme # 8.  The Physical World includes some courses dealing with:

Environmental/Climate, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Disasters, Water, Energy, and supporting fields, such as Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Statistics and Data & Information Science, Critical Thinking

Theme # 3. Beliefs and Thought includes some courses dealing with:

Religion, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Rhetoric, Logic, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Literature, Psychology, Culture, Discourse Analysis, Statistics for Humanities

Theme # 6.  Individual & Society includes some courses dealing with:

Psychology and related fields,

such as Critical Thinking, Education, Ethics, Social Psychology, Sociology, Media, Communications

Theme # 9.  The Built World includes some courses dealing with:

Technology, Design, Engineering, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Energy, Environmental/Climate and supporting fields, such as Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Statistics and Data

How to form a General Education Cluster

Courses in a student’s major (regardless of the track) cannot be used to satisfy Gen Ed requirements. 
Some courses might not be open to all majors as a General Education course. Check with your program chair.

 

Subject Code Course Number Course Title Themes
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 4,5
BUS 105 Foundations of Management 5
BUS 109 Business Math. (Not open to CS, DS, ES majors) 7,8,9
BUS 110 Applied Statistics  (Not open to CS, DS, ES majors) 7,8,9
BUS 112 Social, Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3, 6
BUS 209 Business Math II 7,8,9
BUS 218 Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development 4,5
BUS 224 Introduction to Econometrics  4,5
BUS 288 Business Analytics  4, 5, 7, 8, 9
CBE 102 Introduction to Personal Finance (Not open to BAB majors as General Education) 5
CHSS 101 Eastern Armenian Language 1 1
CHSS 102 Eastern Armenian Language 2 1
CHSS 108 Contemporary Issues in American Education 1,2,3,6
CHSS 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3,6
CHSS 111 Introduction to Ethics 3,6
CHSS 112 Introduction to Logic & Rhetoric  1,3
CHSS 114 Introduction to Religion 2,3,6
CHSS 125 History of the Middle East 2,4
CHSS 127 World Civilizations 1 2,4
CHSS 128 History of the Modern World 2,4
CHSS 129 Global Perspectives and Site Stories 2,4
CHSS 130 Introduction to Art  1
CHSS 135 Acting Technique 1
CHSS 140 Music Appreciation 1
CHSS 141 Understanding the XXth century through Music 1,2
CHSS 142 Music Theory  1
CHSS 151 Introduction to French Language & Culture  1,2,4
CHSS 152 Introduction to Korean Language & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 153 Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 154 Armenian Society and Culture (Previously Armenian Language & Culture (through 2017)) 1,2,4
CHSS 155 Introduction to Russian Language & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 156 Introduction to Latin Language & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 157 Introduction to Italian Language & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 158 Introduction to Turkish Language & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 159 Introduction  to Chinese Language & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 160 Introduction to Arabic Language & Arab Culture  1,2,4
CHSS 170 Religion in America 1,2,3,4,6
CHSS 180 Introduction to Psychology 3,6
CHSS 181 Introduction to Sociology 4,6
CHSS 183 Statistics for Humanities and Social Sciences (Not open to BAB, CS, DS, or ES majors) 3,5,7,8,9
CHSS 184 Social Psychology 3,4,6
CHSS 185 Understanding Genocide  2,4
CHSS 186 World Regional Geography 2,4
CHSS 187 The Armenian Genocide  2,4
CHSS 188 The Holocaust 2,4
CHSS 189 Gender Perspectives 2,3,4
CHSS 190 Armenian Heritage & Culture 1,2,4
CHSS 192 Introduction to Classical Cultures 1,2,4
CHSS 194 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  2,4
CHSS 195 Introduction to Archaeology 2,4
CHSS 196 Archaeological Excavation Practice 2,4
CHSS 201 Comparative Education 3,6
CHSS 202 Perspectives in Education 3,6
CHSS 203 Philosophy of Mind 3,6
CHSS 204 Bioethics 3,4
CHSS 205 Learning, activism, and social movements 2,4,6
CHSS 206 Lens on Armenia: Photojournalism in Yerevan 1,4
CHSS 210 Philosophy, Politics and Economics Seminar 3,4,5
CHSS 211 Great Books 1,2,3
CHSS 212 Epistemology & Philosophy of Science 3,7,8,9
CHSS 215 Survey and Polling 4,8
CHSS 220 The Study of History 2,4
CHSS 221 Ancient Near East: History and Civilizations 2,4
CHSS 222 Soviet Armenia  2,4
CHSS 225 The Modern Middle East: Peoples, States and Societies 2,4
CHSS 230 Asian Art 1,2
CHSS 231 Armenian Visual Traditions: Illuminated Manuscripts 1,2
CHSS 232 Topics in Western Art History 1,2
CHSS 233 Creative Productions 1,2
CHSS 234 Cultural Policy and Arts Management 1,2,4,5
CHSS 235 Women/Gender and the Visual Arts 1,2,4,6
CHSS 236 Baroque Era 1,2
CHSS 237 20th Century Art 1,2,6
CHSS 238 Psychology of Gender 2,4,6
CHSS 239 The Age of Enlightenment 1,2
CHSS 240 Music and Literature 1
CHSS 241 Armenian Music 1,2,3
CHSS 250 Professional Communication in Armenian 1,5
CHSS 251 Topics in Cinema 1,2,4
CHSS 255 Russian Professional Communication 1,2,5
CHSS 256 Latin Language & Literature 1,2
CHSS 261 Armenian Literature in Perspective 1,2
CHSS 262 Russian Language and Literature 1,2
CHSS 272 Comparative Religion 1,2,3,4,6
CHSS 280 Clinical Psychology 3,6
CHSS 281 Human Development & Personality 3,6,7
CHSS 282 Trade 4,5
CHSS 285 Genocide Studies and Human Rights Seminar 2,4
CHSS 286 Comparative Genocide 2,4
CHSS 290 Cultural Geography 2,4
CHSS 291 Modernism 1,2,4
CHSS 292 Gender & Social Change 2,4
CHSS 294 Advanced Studies in Gender 2,4,6
CHSS 295 Special Topics in the Arts 1, 2, 3 (or as documented in the course schedule for a particular offering)
CHSS 296 Special Topics in Social Sciences 4, 5, 6  (or as documented in the course schedule for a particular offering)
CHSS 296 Special Topics in Social Sciences: Trust 4,5,6
CHSS 296 Special Topics in Social Sciences: Russia, the West and the Rest 2,4
CHSS 296 Special Topics in Social Sciences: Gender and Genocide 2,4
CHSS 297 Research Projects in Gender Studies 2,3,4
CHSS 298 Independent Study As determined as offering
CS 100 Calculus 1 (Not open to BAB majors as General Education) 7, 8, 9
CS 101 Calculus 2 7, 8, 9
CS 102 Calculus 3 7,8,9
CS 104 Linear Algebra 7,8,9
CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science 7,8,9
CS 111 Discrete Math 7,8,9
CSE 111 The Scientific Method & Critical Thinking 3,6,7,8,9
CSE 112 Mathematical Thinking  (Not open to CS, DS, ES majors) 7,8,9
CSE 120 Introduction to the World of Programming   (Not open to CS, DS, ES majors) 7,8,9
CSE 130 Technology Marketing  5,9
CSE 131 Industrial Technologies  5,8,9
CSE 141 Understanding Data  (Not open to DS majors) 7,8,9
CSE 145 Geographic Information Systems 7,8,9
CSE 150 Cybersecurity Essentials  (Not open to CS majors) 4,8,9
CSE 151 Introduction to Energy Sources 8,9
CSE 162 Introduction to Bioscience  7,8,9
CSE 165 Introduction to Chemistry  (Not open toES majors or to DS majors in the Bioinformatics track) 7,8,9
CSE 171 Conceptual Physics. (Not open to CS, DS, ES majors) 7,8,9
CSE 175 Relativity 8
CSE 181 Creativity and Technological Innovation 5,9
CSE 190 Engineering for non-Engineers (Not open to ES majors) 7,8,9
CSE 210 Historical Development of Mathematical Ideas 3,7,8,9
CSE 220 Tomorrow’s Technologies 7,8,9
CSE 221 Nanotechnology  7,8,9
CSE 230 Music and Technology 1,4,9
CSE 241 Data Mining (Not open to DS majors) 7,8,9
CSE 262 Quantitative Biology 7,8,9
CSE 263 Human Physiology 7
CSE 264 Human Brain 3,6,7
CSE 265 Genetics: The Code Broken 3,6,7,8,9
CSE 270 Sports Analytics (Not open to DS majors as General Education) 7,8,9
CSE 271 Number Statistics and the Environment 7,8,9
CSE 281 Design Thinking 8, 9
CSE 285 How things work 7,8,9
CSE 290 Start-up Culture 5,7,8,9
CSE 291 Introduction to Product Design 1,9
CSE 292 Building a Learning Organization 3,5,6,9
EC 103 Introduction to Language and Culture 1,2,4
EC 104 Introduction to Communications 1,4
EC 105 Structure of English 1
EC 120 American Literature 1 1
EC 121 English Literature 1 1
EC 122 World Literature 1 1,2
EC 130 Introduction to Journalism 1,4
EC 140 Expository Writing 1
EC 141 Persuasive Writing 1
EC 151 Consecutive & Simultaneous Interpreting 1
EC 200 Discourse Analysis 1
EC 220 American Literature 2 1
EC 221 English Literature 2 1
EC 222 World Literature 2 1,2
EC 227 Modern Poetry 1,3
EC 231 Public Speaking 1
EC 232 Public Relations 1,4,5
EC 233 Professional Communications 1,5
EC 234 Advertising 1,4,5
EC 235 Communications Ethics 1,3
EC 236 Survey and Polling Methodology (Through Fall 2018) 4
EC 237 Filmmaking 1 1,4
EC 238 Media & Society 1,4,5,6
EC 240 Creative Writing 1
EC 243 Practice of Art of Non-Fiction 1
EC 244 Writing for Media 1,4
EC 245 Writing for Tourism, Culture and Country Promotion 1,4
EC 246 Business Journalism 1,5
EC 250 Introduction to Translation 1
EC 253 Literary Translation 1
EC 260 Negotiation 1,4
EC 261 World Media 1,2,4
EC 262 Film and Video Editing (previously titled Filmmaking 2) 1,4
EC 263 Opinion Making in the Age of New Media 1,4,6
EC 268 Photography 1
EC 269 Visual Communication 1
ECON 101 Introduction to Economics (Not open to BAB majors) 4,5
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 4,5
ECON 122 Principles of Macroeconomics 4,5
ECON 201 Economics and Public Policy 4,5
ENGS 123 Electricity and Magnetism  7,8,9
ENGS 131 Chemistry 7,8,9
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 7,8,9
ENV 105 Numbers, Responsibility and the Environment  4,7,8,9
ENV 110 Climate Change 4,7,8,9
ENV 120 Sustainable Food Systems (Previously Food) 7,9
ENV 130 Plants and Society 4,7
ENV 140 Waste in Circular Economy (Previously Solid and Hazardous Waste) 8,9
ENV 150 Basics of Sustainable Energy  (Not open to ES students as General Education) 4,7,8,9
ENV 170 Chemistry in Everyday Life (Not open to ES majors or to DS majors in the Bioinformatics track) 7,8,9
ENV 201 Environmental Field Studies 4,7,8,9
ENV 202 Projects in Environmental Sciences 4,7,8,9
ENV 203 Environmental Monitoring  4,7,8,9
ENV 204 Environmental Decision Tools 4,7,8,9
ENV 210 Disasters 7,8,9
ENV 211 Sustainable Cities 4,7,8,9
ENV 212 Mining 4,7,8,9
ENV 230 Water 7,8
ENV 250 Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration 7
ENV 251 Forests 4,7,9
ENV 290 Special Topics in Environment Sciences 7,8,9 (or as documented in the course schedule for a particular offering)
EPIC 231 Translations: Design and Fabrication 1,9
FND 101 Freshman Seminar 1 Foundation
FND 102 Freshman Seminar 2 Foundation
FND 103 Armenian Language & Literature 1 Foundation
FND 104 Armenian Language & Literature 2 Foundation
FND 221 Armenian History 1 Foundation
FND 222 Armenian History 2 Foundation
LAW 101 Law in Everyday Life 4
LAW 110 Introduction to Armenian Justice System 4
LAW 142 Introduction to Human Rights 4
LAW 160 Law & Justice in Popular Culture 3,4
LAW 201 Armenian Constitution 4
LAW 202 Legal Anthropology 2,4
LAW 262 Public Advocacy 1,4
PH 101 Basics of Healthy Lifestyle 7
PH 201 Global Health 4,7
PH 202 Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Cancer 4,7
PH 203 Human Nutrition and Health 6,7
PSIA 101 Introduction to Political Science (Not open to PG majors) 4
PSIA 102 Introduction to US Government 4
PSIA 103 Introduction to Armenian Government 4
PSIA 201 Political Philosophy 2,3,4
PSIA 205 International Relations 4
PSIA 271 Religion & Politics 1,2,3,4,6
PSIA 272 Geopolitics of Asia 2,4,5
PSIA 273 Geopolitics of Europe 2,4,5
PSIA 281 Development Policy 4,5
PSIA 282 Survey of Regional Politics 2,4,5