Foundation Courses

Course Descriptions and Abbreviations

Foundation courses are listed below according to the area they satisfy (English composition; fine arts, humanities; etc.). Some Foundation courses will appear in two or more Foundation areas. For example, ARC 188 is classified as a course in the fine arts as well as one in the humanities; it appears, then, in Foundation IIA (fine arts) and Foundation IIB (humanities). Students who take such courses may use them to fulfill one Foundation area requirement only.

I, II, III, IV, V: (Refers to Foundation courses outline.) Course fulfills a part of one of the five major Foundation area requirements (for example, I. English Composition).

A, B, or C: (Refers to Foundation courses outline.) Course fulfills a part of a sub-area of one of the Foundation requirements (for example: IIA. Fine Arts; IIB. Humanities; IIC. Social Science).

LAB: (all uppercase letters): Fulfills the laboratory course requirement for the Global Miami Plan.

Note: Other abbreviations and terms are explained in the Registering for Courses and Courses of Instruction chapters.

Foundation Courses

Foundation I. English Composition (3 hours minimum)

ENG 109Composition and Rhetoric for Second-Language Writers4
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3

Foundation II. Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Science (9 semester hours)

IIA. Creative Arts (3 hours minimum)

ARC 107Global Design3
ARC 188Ideas in Architecture3
ARC 221History of Architecture I3
ARC 222History of Architecture II3
ART 162Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America3
ART 181Concepts in Art3
ART/AMS 183Images of America3
ART 185India and Southeast Asia3
ART 187History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic3
ART 188History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern3
ART 189History of Western Dress3
ART 233Global Perspectives on Dress3
ART 256Design, Perception & Audience3
ART/BWS 276Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora3
ART 283Modern America3
ART 286History of Asian Art, China, Korea, and Japan3
CCA 111Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking3
CCA 121Introduction to the Integrated Arts and Culture3
MUS/AMS 135Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context3
MUS 181Music in our Lives3
MUS 184Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts3
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 186Global Music for the I-Pod3
MUS 188The Music of Russia3
MUS 189Great Ideas in Western Music3
MUS 211History of Western Music3
MUS/IMS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 225And the Beat Goes On. . . The History of Rock and Roll3
MUS 285Introduction to African American Music3
MUS 287Enter the Diva: Women in Music3
POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music3
THE 101Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis 13
THE 123Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance3
THE 191Experiencing Theatre3

IIB. Humanities (3 hours minimum)

AAA 201Introduction to Asian/ Asian American Studies3
AAA/REL 203Global Religions of India3
AMS 205Introduction to American Cultures3
AMS 207America: Global and Intercultural Perspectives3
AMS/AAA/ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ARC 188Ideas in Architecture3
ARC 221History of Architecture I3
ARC 222History of Architecture II3
ART/AMS 183Images of America3
ART 185India and Southeast Asia3
ART 187History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic3
ART 188History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern3
ART 189History of Western Dress3
ART/JPN 279Buddhism and Culture: China and Japan3
ART 283Modern America3
ART 286History of Asian Art, China, Korea, and Japan3
CHI 251Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation3
CHI 252Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation3
CHI/JPN 255Drama in China and Japan in Translation3
CHI 257Chinese Satire3
CIT/CSE 262Technology, Ethics, and Global Society3
CLS 101Greek Civilization in its Mediterranean Context3
CLS 102Roman Civilization3
CLS 121Introduction to Classical Mythology3
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
ENG 122Popular Literature3
ENG 123Introduction to Poetry3
ENG 124Introduction to Fiction3
ENG 125Introduction to Drama3
ENG 131Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 132Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 133Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 134Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 141Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 142Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 143Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 144Major American Authors3
ENG 162Literature and Identity3
ENG 163Literature and Travel3
ENG 165Literature and Sexuality3
ENG/DST 169Disability Identity3
ENG/IMS 171Humanities and Technology3
ENG 202Varieties of English: Dialect Diversity and Language Change3
ENG/FST 220Literature and Film3
ENG/IMS 238Narrative and Digital Technology3
ENG/AMS 246Native American Literature3
ENG 247Appalachian Literature3
ENG 251Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG 252Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG/LAS 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG/RUS 256Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov3
ENG/AMS 271Cultures and Literature of the American South3
FRE 131Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation3
FRE 202Critical Analysis of French Culture3
FRE/GER/RUS 212Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism3
FRE/FST/GER 255Visual Representations of the Holocaust3
FST 201Film History and Analysis3
FST/IDS 206Diversity and Culture in American Film3
GER 151The German-American Experience3
GER 231Folk and Literary Fairy Tales3
GER 232The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film3
GER 252The German-Jewish Experience3
GER/FST 261German Film in Global Context3
GER 321Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe Since 18703
GER 322Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the3
HST 111Survey of American History3
HST 112Survey of American History3
HST 197World History to 15003
HST 198World History Since 15003
HST/BWS 224Africa to 18843
HST/BWS 225The Making of Modern Africa3
HST 245Making of Modern Europe, 1450-17503
HST 254Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies3
HST/LAS 260Latin America in the United States3
HST 296World History Since 19453
ITL 221Italy, Matrix of Civilization3
ITL/AMS/FST 222Italian American Culture3
JPN 231Japanese Tales of the Supernatural in English Translation3
JRN 101Introduction to Journalism3
MAC 143Introduction to Media3
MUS/AMS 135Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context3
MUS 184Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts3
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 186Global Music for the I-Pod3
MUS 225And the Beat Goes On. . . The History of Rock and Roll3
MUS 285Introduction to African American Music3
MUS/WGS 287Enter the Diva: Women in Music3
PHL 103Society and the Individual3
PHL 104Purpose or Chance in the Universe3
PHL 105Theories of Human Nature3
PHL 106Thought and Culture of India3
PHL 131Introduction to Ethics3
POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music3
POR/BWS/ENG/WGS/FST 383By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women3
REL 101Introduction to the Study of Religion3
REL/BIO 128Religion, Science, and Origins3
REL/RUS 133Imagining Russia3
REL 275Introduction to the Critical Study of Biblical Literature3
REL 286Global Jewish Civilization3
REL 314Social and Religious History of the Jewish People3
RUS 137Russian Folklore3
RUS/ENG 255Russian Literature in English Translation From Pushkin to Dostoevsky3
RUS/ENG 256Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov3
RUS 257/ENG 267Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present3
SPN 315Intro to Hispanic Literatures3
STC/FST 281Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and the Electronic Media3
WGS 202Introduction to GLBT Studies3
WST 201Self and Place3

IIC. Social Science (3 hours minimum)

AAA 201Introduction to Asian/ Asian American Studies3
AAA 207Asia and Globalization3
AAA/BWS/PSY 210Psychology Across Cultures3
ATH 145Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations3
ATH 155Introduction to Anthropology4
ATH 175Peoples of the World3
ATH 180F Great Ape Biology and Behavior3
ATH 185Cultural Diversity in the U.S.3
ATH 405/ATH 505Food, Taste, and Desire3
BWS 209Civilization of Africa3
BWS 151Introduction to Black World Studies4
CIT/CSE 262Technology, Ethics, and Global Society3
CJS 101Introduction to the Criminal Justice Studies3
CJS 451/CJS 551Comparative Justice Systems3
CMR 106Introduction to Business and the Economy3
CMR 117Personal Finance, An Introduction3
ECO 131Economic Perspectives on Inequality in America3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDL/BWS 203Introduction to Critical Youth Studies3
EDL 232Introduction to Community-Based Leadership3
EDP 101Psychology Of The Learner3
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
EDP/DST/SOC 272Introduction to Disability Studies3
EDP 279Technology + Media Literacy and Learning3
ENG/STC 201Special Topics in Language Awareness3
FSW 142Exploring Helping Professionals3
FSW 206Social Welfare: Impact on Diverse Groups4
FSW 245Children and Families: Ages Conception - 123
FSW 261Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle3
GEO 101Global Forces, Local Diversity3
GEO 111World Regional Geography: Patterns and Issues3
GEO/SJS 159Creating Global Peace3
GEO 201Geography of Urban Diversity3
GEO/ITS/SOC 208The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia3
GER 322Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the3
GTY 154Big Ideas in Aging3
IDS 159Strength Through Cultural Diversity3
ITS 201Introduction to International Studies3
KNH 125Introduction to Public Health3
KNH 188Physical Activity and Health3
KNH 214Global Well-Being3
KNH 242Personal Health3
KNH 276The Meaning of Leisure3
KNH/BWS/SOC 279African Americans in Sport3
LAS 207Latin America before 19103
LAS 208/ATH 206Introduction to Latin America3
MAC 143Introduction to Media3
MGT 111Introduction to Business3
POL 142American Politics and Diversity3
POL 221Modern World Governments3
POL 241American Political System3
POL 271World Politics3
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
SJS/SOC 165Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
SOC 151Social Relations4
SOC 153Sociology in a Global Context3
SPA 127Introduction to Communication Disorders3
SPA 223Theories of Language Development3
SPA/DST 312Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues3
STC 134Intro to Speech Communication3
STC 136Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
WGS 201Introduction to Women's Studies3

Foundation III. Global Perspectives (6 hours)

IIIA. Study Abroad (6 hours)

Six hours of Foundation credit from any Miami-approved Study Abroad program.

OR

IIIB. Global Courses (6 hours minimum)

G-Courses are specially designed to have a global perspective and help students develop the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences.

AAA 201Introduction to Asian/ Asian American Studies3
AAA/REL 203Global Religions of India3
AAA 207Asia and Globalization3
AAA/BWS/PSY 210Psychology Across Cultures3
AAA/AMS/ENG 248Asian American Literature3
AMS 207America: Global and Intercultural Perspectives3
ARC 107Global Design3
ART 162Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America3
ART/BWS 276Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora3
ART 335Arts of West Africa3
ATH/FST 135Film as Ethnography1
ATH 145Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations3
ATH 155Introduction to Anthropology4
ATH 175Peoples of the World3
ATH 185Cultural Diversity in the U.S.3
ATH 358Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities3
ATH 361Language and Power3
ATH 390ZPokman: Local and Global Cultures3
ATH 405/ATH 505Food, Taste, and Desire3
BWS 156Introduction to Africa4
CEC 266Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music3
CHI 257Chinese Satire3
CIT 448Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology3
CJS 451/CJS 551Comparative Justice Systems3
CMR 244Introduction to Global Business3
CMR 402Cross Cultural Leadership Skills3
EDT 202Global Childhood Education: Diversity, Education & Society3
EDT 221Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Culture & Second Language Acquisition3
EDT 323Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Instructional Theories & Practices3
EDT 425Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Active Learning & Literacy3
ENG 108U.S. Cultures & Composition for Second-Language Writers4
ENG/LAS 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
FRE 131Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation3
FRE 202Critical Analysis of French Culture3
GEO 101Global Forces, Local Diversity3
GEO/SJS 159Creating Global Peace3
GER 232The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film3
GER/FST 261German Film in Global Context3
GER 322Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the3
GHS 101Introduction to Global Health3
GTY 260Global Aging3
HST 197World History to 15003
HST 198World History Since 15003
HST 245Making of Modern Europe, 1450-17503
HST/LAS 260Latin America in the United States3
HST 296World History Since 19453
IDS 159Strength Through Cultural Diversity3
ITS 201Introduction to International Studies3
KNH 214Global Well-Being3
LAS 208/ATH 206Introduction to Latin America3
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 186Global Music for the I-Pod3
MUS/AMS 285Introduction to African American Music3
POL 221Modern World Governments3
POL 271World Politics3
POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music3
POR/BWS/ENG/WGS/FST 383By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women3
REL/RUS 133Imagining Russia3
REL 286Global Jewish Civilization3
RUS/ENG 256Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov3
RUS 257/ENG 267Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present3
SJS/SOC 487Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights3
SOC 153Sociology in a Global Context3
SOC 165Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
or SJS 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies
SPA/DST 312Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues3
WGS 201Introduction to Women's Studies3
SPN 392Language and the Latin American Diaspora3

Foundation IV. Natural Science (6 hours, must include one laboratory course)

IVA. Biological Science (3 hours minimum)

BIO 101Biotechnology: Coming of Age in the 21st Century3
BIO 113Animal Diversity4
BIO 114Principles of Biology4
BIO/MBI 115Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity4
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
BIO 121Environmental Biology3
BIO 126Evolution: Just a theory?3
BIO 131Plants, Humanity, and Environment3
BIO 155Field Botany3
BIO 161Principles of Human Physiology4
BIO 171Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 176Ecology of North America3
BIO 181Medicinal and Therapeutic Plants3
BIO 191Plant Biology4
MBI 111Microorganisms and Human Disease3
MBI 121The Microbial World3
MBI 123Experimenting with Microbes1
MBI 131Community Health Perspectives3
MBI 143Parasitology and Mycology Labs1
MBI 161Elementary Medical Microbiology4

IVB. Physical Science (3 hours minimum)

CHM 111Chemistry in Modern Society3
CHM 111LChemistry in Modern Society Laboratory1
CHM 121Introduction to Forensic Chemistry4
CHM 131Chemistry of Life Processes4
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHM 141R
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
6
CHM 144MCollege Chemistry Laboratory for Majors2
EDT 181Physical Science4
EDT 182Physical Science4
GEO 121Earth's Physical Environment4
GEO 122Geographic Perspectives on the Environment3
GLG 111The Dynamic Earth3
GLG 115LUnderstanding the Earth1
GLG 121Environmental Geology3
GLG 141Geology of U.S. National Parks3
PHY 101Physics and Society3
PHY 103Concepts in Physics Laboratory1
PHY 111Astronomy and Space Physics3
PHY 118Introduction to Atmospheric Science3
PHY 121Energy and Environment3
PHY 131Physics for Music3
PHY 141Physics in Sports3
PHY 161Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I4
PHY 162Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II4
PHY 191General Physics with Laboratory I5
PHY 192General Physics with Laboratory II5

Foundation V. Mathematics, Formal Reasoning, Technology (3 hours minimum)

ARC 212Principles of Environmental Systems3
ATH 309/CLS 303/ENG 303/GER 309/SPN 303Introduction to Linguistics4
CCA 111Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking3
CEC 266Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music3
CMR 282Computer-Based Business Analysis3
CSE 151Computers, Computer Science, and Society3
CSE 163Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming3
CSE 243Problem Analysis Using Computer Tools3
MTH 115Mathematics for Teachers of Grades P-64
MTH 121Finite Mathematical Models3
MTH 151Calculus I5
MTH 153Calculus I4
MTH 249Calculus II5
MUS/IMS 221Music Technologies3
PHL 273Formal Logic4
STA 261Statistics4