St. Mary's College of Maryland

First Year Courses

First Year Major Recommendations - 07

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Anthropology(ANTH)

Required core courses:

First Year:

Art and Art History (ART and ARTH)

Recommended courses in the first year:

For Studio Art Focus:

For Art History Focus:

Please note: due to limited availability in Art & Art History courses students considering the art major and are closed out of an art course should fill out a course request form (in the advising packet). Every attempt will be made to place potential majors in at least one art course in the first semester.

ASIAN STUDIES (ASIA)

Biology (BIOL)

Recommended courses for first semester:

Biochemistry (BIOC)

Recommended courses for first semester:

Note: Students with the Biochemistry major may not pursue a second degree in Chemistry.

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C-D


Chemistry (CHEM)

Recommended courses for first semester:

Computer Science (COSC)

Required core courses:

Admission to a graduate program in computer science may require MATH 151(Calculus)

I). Certain upper-level computer science positions in government require 15 credits of mathematics (including calculus and statistics); we recommend MATH 200, MATH 151, MATH 152 (Calculus II) and MATH 221 (Intro to Statistics).

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E-G


Economics (ECON)


Required theory core courses:

Required analytical skills core course:

Educational Studies: Teacher Education Program

Recommended course sequence for those interested in teacher certification:

Year One:

English (ENGL)

All English literature classes, as well as all writing classes beyond ENGL102, require either 102 (Composition) or CORE101 as a prerequisite; thus, only first-year students entering with AP or transfer credit for Composition may begin taking classes towards the major in their first semester. Students who have fulfilled the prerequisite may begin their major with the following:

Required lower-division courses:

1. ENGL281: Literature in History I: The Beginnings through the Renaissance 2. ENGL282: Literature in History II: The Rise of Anglo-American Literature 1700-1900 3. ENGL283: Literature in History III: Twentieth-Century Voices

Students desiring more thorough preparation in the essentials of literary analysis should consider registering for ENGL106: Introduction to Literature, which may be counted as elective credit in the major.

Environmental Studies

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History (HIST)

Majors choose between one 100-level and two 200-level classes from the following. And both levels are appropriate for first-year students.

Human Studies (HMST)

Required core courses:

International Languages and Cultures (ILCC, ILCF, ILCG, ILCS, etc)

Students interested in pursuing a degree or concentration in any of the languages offered at St. Mary's College (Chinese, French, German, and Spanish) should take a language course at the level into which they place. Another required course for both the degree and concentration is the Introduction to Literature for each language. This course can also take the place of the General Education Requirement in Literature.

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Mathematics(MATH)

Core requirements recommended for the first year:

Music (MUSC & MUSA)

Core courses recommended for the first year:

Also one or more ensembles, plus private instruction on main instrument, or voice

Other requirements include:

Natural Science (NASC)

Core requirements:

Concentration requirements:

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Philosophy (PHIL)

Core requirements recommended for the first year:

Physics (PHYS)

Recommended courses for first semester:

Political Science (POSC)

Required introductory course:

Psychology (PSYC)

Required core courses, recommended to be taken in order:

At least one class must also be chosen from:

Public Policy (PPOL)

Required introductory courses:

Religious Studies (RELG)

Core requirements recommended for the first year:

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Sociology (SOCI)

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Theater, Film, and Media Studies (TFMS)

Theater Studies' Courses that are recommended as soon as possible:

If these classes are full, simply make a point to register for them when they are next offered.

Courses that are also recommended to take early but are less likely to be full:

Film & Media Studies

Courses that are recommended as soon as possible:

If these classes are full, simply make a point to register for them when they are next offered.

Courses that are also recommended to take early but are less likely to be full:

NOTE:

THEATER STUDIES MAJOR:

We recommend Spring Semester of Sophomore Year that the following are completed:

  1. At least 20 semester hours of coursework in the department; includes the following courses:
    • TFMS 170: Stagecraft
    • TFMS 171: Elements of Theatrical Design
    • TFMS 200: Theater in History
    • TFMS 230: Acting I
    • TFMS 250: Movement I
  2. Participation in at least one major production
    • Obtained an advisor in TFMS (unless a double major and an advisor has been selected from another field of study)
    • Declared a theater studies major in TFMS.
NOTE:

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES MAJOR

We recommend Spring Semester of Sophomore Year that the following are completed:

  1. At least 16 semester-hours of coursework in the department; includes the following courses:
    • TFMS 130: Introduction to Performance
    • TFMS 171: Elements of Theatrical Design
    • TFMS 200: Theater in History OR ARTH 100: Introduction to Art History
    • TFMS 220: Introduction to Film and Media Studies
  2. Obtained an advisor in TFMS (unless a double major, and an advisor ha been selected from another field of study
  3. Declared a film and media studies major in TFMS.

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W


Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

For WGSX, required courses for the minor are

OR

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