Core Curriculum

In Fall, 2015, the Xavier core is changing to a more intentional and condensed liberal arts education that still retains Xavier’s Jesuit Catholic educational traditions.  More information will be coming as we prepare for this change, but in the meantime, we wanted to share with you some information about the transition. Please visit this website for more information: http://www.xavier.edu/core-transition/index.cfm.

Transition Table

How do I use the table? Check off the courses you have taken in the Transition column.  If you’re not sure, you can refer to the Degree Audit available online, and look at the Old Core column to see what aligns.  Whatever you didn’t check, you must still take in future years, either from the Transition or New Core.

Old Core (expires Fall, 2015)

Transition (available now)

Composition/Rhetoric

Same

Two math courses >105

Two math courses > 105

Language (two or 202)

Language (two or 202)

Fine Arts (3 credits)

Fine Arts (3 credits)

Sciences

 

Old Core (expires Fall, 2015)

Transition (available now)

Three Nat. Sci. courses in two disciplines

Any old core science course (min. total 3 hrs in Bio., Chem., Physics or Psych. including lab)

Any old core Nat. Sci. course (min. total 3 hrs in Bio., Chem. or Physics including lab)

Two Soc. Sci. courses

Any old core Soc. Sci. course

Humanities

 

Old Core (expires Fall, 2015)

Transition (available now)

Hist. 1 + Hist. 2

Hist. 1 + Hist. 2

Lit. Elec. + Theo 300s + Phil. 300s

Any* Classics, History 200+, Literature (except 205), Theology 300+ or Phil. 300+ (3 hrs)

Theo. 111

Same

Phil. 100

Same

Theo 200s

Theo 200s or 300s

Phil. 290

Phil. 290

Lit. + Moral Imag. 205

Same

Flags

 

Old Core (expires Fall, 2015)

Transition (available now)

E/R&S elective (3 hrs)

Same

Diversity (6 hrs)

Diversity (3 hrs)

 

Online Financial Literacy (if available; short zero-credit module)

                       
† - Study abroad courses that satisfy the 201 requirement to be determined
* - May not double count as E/RS elective (though may be an E/RS course)