Overview of Required Courses
General Education Course
First Year Seminar
Writing Through Literature*
Introduction to Philosophy
Explorations in Natural Sciences
Introduction to Theology
Explorations in Western Cultures & History
Global Language I
Global Language II
Explorations in Societies of the World
Explorations in Creativity and Imagination
Explorations in Writing for Career and Creativity*
Explorations in the U.S. in the World
Explorations in Catholic Worldview
Explorations in Global Dynamics
Capstone Course in Major
* Students will be required to take three sequential writing courses – possibilities follow:
- ENG 103, ENG 104, EC in Writing for Career and Creativity
- ENG 102, ENG 103 and ENG 104
** Students are required to achieve a grade of C or better in ENG 102, 103 and 104. Each course may only be repeated twice. If a student fails any one of these courses twice the student will be dismissed from the College.
Exploration Courses available for any given semester will be indicated through the online course scheduling system and available to students through the, faculty advisors, and the Registrar’s Office. All courses approved to meet these requirements will be identified as such in the Anna Mariaonline student registration portal. A description of each Exploration category is located below.
Global Language Course(s)
All students will be required to take any two Global Language courses. Students are exempt from the first course in the Global Language sequence through two years of a global language in high school. The only exception to the Global Language requirement is granted to students who can prove competency in a Global Language other than English. The exemption is granted either through documentation (such as school transcripts) that they are fluent in a language other than English or demonstration of that competency determined by a formal assessment conducted by a designated member of the School of Humanities.
Quantitative Reasoning Requirement
This course may be taken during any semester – Freshman through Senior year. Students should consult their program of study prior to selecting a course to meet this requirement.
Philosophy, Theology, Catholic Worldview Sequence
Students must complete the three-course philosophy and theology sequence. Students first take PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy during their freshman or sophomore year. After successful completion of PHL 110, students complete THE 210 Introduction to Theology. Finally, after successfully completing both PHL 110 and THE 210, students select an approved course to meet the Explorations in Catholic Worldview requirement.
General Education Requirements for Transfer Students
Transfer students enrolling at Anna Maria College with an earned Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have earned a minimum of 60 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution are potentially eligible for General Education exemptions for first and second year general education courses. Anna Maria College reserves the right to require transfer students to successfully complete ENG103 and/or ENG104 and any additional first and second year General Education courses if needed for the major. Please refer to the Transfer Admissions Section of the Course Catalog for complete information regarding Transfer Enrollment policies.