University of Toledo

Core Curriculum Courses

Courses designated “OTM” are part of the University of Toledo Ohio Transfer Module, and are guaranteed to transfer to any other Ohio institution of higher learning as General Education courses.  Non-OTM courses may also transfer, but are not guaranteed to transfer as General Education courses at other institution.

1. Skills Areas

A. English Composition

(Select Composition I and one course from the Composition II list):

Composition I

Course Credit Hours Designation
ENGL 1110 College Composition I 3 OTM

Composition II

Course Credit Hours Designation
+ENGL 1130 College Composition II: Acad. Disciplines & Discourse 3 OTM
+ENGL 2950 Sci-Tech Report Writing 3 OTM
+ENGL 2960 Organizational Report Writing 3 OTM
HON 1010 Ideas, Innovation, & Society I  3  
+HON 1020 Ideas, Innovation, & Society II 3  

+ Students must complete a placement test or satisfy prerequisites in order to enroll in one of these courses. 

B. Mathematics

(Select one course from the following):

Course Credit Hours Designation
MATH 1180 Reasoning with Mathematics 3 OTM
MATH 1200 Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving 4  
+MATH 1210 Mathematics for Education Majors I 3  
+MATH 1220 Mathematics for Elementary Education II 3 OTM
+MATH 1320 College Algebra 3 OTM
+MATH 1330 Trigonometry 3 OTM
+MATH 1340 College Algebra & Trigonometry 5 OTM
+MATH 1730 Calculus with Applications to Business and Finance 5 OTM
+MATH 1750 Mathematics for the Life Sciences I 4 OTM
+MATH 1760 Mathematics for the Life Sciences II 3 OTM
+MATH 1830 Calculus I for Mathematicians, Scientists & Educators 4 OTM
+MATH 1840 Calculus II for Mathematicians, Scientists & Educators 4 OTM
+MATH 1850 Single Variable Calculus I 4 OTM
+MATH 1860 Single Variable Calculus II 4 OTM
+MATH 1890 Elementary Linear Algebra 3 OTM
+MATH 2450 Calculus for Engineering Technology I 4 OTM
+MATH 2460 Calculus for Engineering Technology II 4 OTM
+MATH 2600 Introduction to Statistics 3 OTM

+ Students must complete a placement test or satisfy prerequisites in order to enroll in one of these courses. 

II. Distributed Areas

A. Humanities

(Select two courses; minimum of six hours total from the following; no more than one course from any discipline):

Art and Art History

Course Credit Hours Designation
ART 1030 Multi-Cultural Art Appreciation: A Lived Game of Contemporary Art 3  
ART 1050 Fundamentals of Surface 3  
ART 1060 Fundamentals of Form 3  
ART 1080 Perceptual Drawing 3  
ART 1110 Art Journey 3 OTM
ARTH 1500 Art in History 3 OTM
ARTH 2080 History of Modern Art 3  
ARTH 2550 History of Graphic Design 3  

Communication

Course Credit Hours Designation
COMM 1010 Communication Principles and Practices 3  
COMM 2000 Mass Communication and Society 3  
COMM 2840 Interpersonal Communication 3  

Film/Video

Course Credit Hours Designation
FILM 1310 Introduction to Film 3 OTM

Foreign Language and Culture

Course Credit Hours Designation
NUARBC 1080 Culture and Commerce in the Arabic-Speaking World 3  
NUARBC 1090 Culture of the Arabic-Speaking World 3  
ARBC 1120 Elementary Arabic II 4  
ARBC 2140 Intermediate Arabic I 3  
ARBC 2150 Intermediate Arabic II 3  
CHIN 1120 Elementary Chinese II 4  
CHIN 2140 Intermediate Chinese I 3  
CHIN 2150 Intermediate Chinese II 3  
FREN 1080 Culture and Commerce in the French-Speaking World 3  
FREN 1090 French Francophone Culture in Modern World 3  
FREN 1120 Elementary French II 4  
FREN 2140 Intermediate French I 3  
FREN 2150 Intermediate French II 3  
GERM 1080 German Culture and Commerce 3  
GERM 1090 Introduction to Modern German Culture 3  
GERM 1120 Elementary German II 4  
GERM 2140 Intermediate German I 3  
GERM 2150 Intermediate German II 3  
NUJAPN 1080 Japanese Culture and Commerce 3  
NUJAPN 1090 Introduction to Japanese Culture 3  
JAPN 1120 Elementary Japanese II 4  
JAPN 2140 Intermediate Japanese I 3  
JAPN 2150 Intermediate Japanese II 3  
LAT 1120 Elementary Latin II 4  
LAT 2140 Intermediate Latin I 3  
LAT 2150 Intermediate Latin II 3  
SPAN 1080 Culture & Commerce in the Spanish-Speaking World 3  
NUSPAN 1090 Culture of Latin America 3  
SPAN 1100 Culture of Spain 3  
SPAN 1120 Elementary Spanish II 4  
SPAN 1500 Review of Elementary Spanish 4  
SPAN 2140 Intermediate Spanish I 3  
SPAN 2150 Intermediate Spanish II 3  

NU Indicates a course that is also a non-U.S. Culture Multicultural Course

History

Course Credit Hours Designation
HIST 1010 Europe to 1600 3 OTM
HIST 1020 Europe from 1600 3 OTM
HIST 1050 World History to 1500 3 OTM
HIST 1060 World History since 1500 3 OTM
NUHIST 1070 The Contemporary World 3 OTM
NUHIST 1080 East Asia to 1800 3 OTM
NUHIST 1090 East Asia from 1800 3 OTM
NUHIST 1100 Latin American Civilizations 3 OTM
NUHIST 1110/AFST 1110 African Civilizations 3 OTM
NUHIST 1120 Middle East Civilization 3 OTM
HIST 1130 Introduction To Historical Thinking 3  
HIST 2010 America to 1865 3 OTM
HIST 2020 America from 1865 3 OTM
NUHIST 2040 Ancient Near East 3 OTM
HIST 2050 Ancient Greece 3 OTM
HIST 2060 Ancient Rome 3 OTM

Humanities

Course Credit Hours Designation
COCA 2000 Mindful Creativity 3  
HUM 2010 World Humanities Traditions 1 3  
PJS 2000 Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation: Theory and Practice 3  
UC 1130 Information Literacy for College Research 3  

Literature

Course Credit Hours Designation
ENGL 2710 Reading Fiction 3 OTM
ENGL 2720 Reading Drama 3 OTM
ENGL 2730 Reading Poetry 3  
USENGL 2770 American Minority Writers 3  
ENGL 2800 Writing About Literature 3  
USHON 2020 Multicultural Literatures: The North American Experience 3 OTM
NUHON 2030 Multicultural Literatures: The Non-European World 3 OTM


Music

Course Credit Hours Designation
MUS 2200 Music Theory for the Non-Major 3  
MUS 2210 Introduction to Music 3 OTM
USMUS 2220/AFST 2220 History of Jazz 3 OTM
MUS 2240 History of Rock and Roll 3 OTM
USMUS 2250 Musical Diversity in the United States 3 OTM
NUMUS 2420 Cultures and Music of Non-Western Styles 3 OTM

Philosophy

Course Credit Hours Designation
PHIL 1010 Intro to Logic 3 OTM
PHIL 1020 Critical Thinking 3 OTM
PHIL 2200 Intro to Philosophy 3 OTM
PHIL 2400 Contemporary Moral Problems 3 OTM


Religion

Course Credit Hours Designation
NUREL 1220 World Religions 3 OTM
REL 2000 Introduction to Religion 3 OTM
NUREL 2300 Understanding the Monotheistic Religions 3 OTM
REL 2310 Old Testament/Tanakh 3 OTM
REL 2330 New Testament History and Ideas 3 OTM

Theatre

Course Credit Hours Designation
THR 1100 Introduction to Theatre 3 OTM

NU Indicates a course that is also a non-U.S. Culture Multicultural Course
US Indicates a course that is also a Diversity of U.S. Culture Multicultural Course

B. Social Sciences

(Select two courses; minimum of six hours total from the following; no more than one course from any discipline):

Anthropology

Course Credit Hours Designation
ANTH 1020 Introduction to Anthropology 3 OTM
ANTH 2020 Introduction to Archaeology 3 OTM
NUANTH 2100 Human Society Through Film 3  
ANTH 2700 Human Evolution 3  
ANTH 2750 World Pre-History 3 OTM
NUANTH 2800/LST 2800 Cultural Anthropology 3 OTM
USANTH 2900/SOC 2900 African American Culture 3 OTM

economics

Course Credit Hours Designation
ECON 1010 Intro. to Economic Issues 3 OTM
ECON 1150 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 OTM
ECON 1200 Principles of Microeconomics 3 OTM

Education

Course Credit Hours Designation
PJS 1000 Intro to Peace and Justice Studies 3  

Geography

Course Credit Hours Designation
GEPL 1010 Human Geography 3 OTM
GEPL 1100 Environmental Geography 3 OTM

Political Science

Course Credit Hours Designation
PSC 1200 American National Government 3 OTM

Pyschology

Course Credit Hours Designation
PSY 1010 Principles of Psychology 3 OTM

Sociology

Course Credit Hours Designation
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3 OTM
SOC 1020 Social Problems 3  
SOC 2410 Communities 3  
USSOC 2640/LST 2640/WGST 2640 Race, Class and Gender 3 OTM
SOC 2750 Sociology of Sport 3  
USSOC 2900/ANTH 2900 African American Culture 3 OTM
NUWGST 2400/SOC 2500 Women’s Roles: A Global Perspective 3 OTM

Social Work

Course Credit Hours Designation
USSOCW 1030 Introduction to Social Welfare 3  

NU Indicates a course that is also a non-U.S. Culture Multicultural Course
US Indicates a course that is also a Diversity of U.S. Culture Multicultural Course

C. Natural Sciences

(Select two courses; minimum of six hours total from the following including one laboratory; no more than one course from any discipline):

Anatomy/Physiology

Course Credit Hours Designation
KINE 1460 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1  
KINE 1560 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 3  
KINE 2460 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1  
KINE 2510 Human Anatomy 3  
KINE 2520 Human Anatomy Lab 1  
KINE 2560 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 OTM

Astronomy

Course Credit Hours Designation
ASTR 1010 Survey of Astronomy 3 OTM
ASTR 2010 Solar System Astronomy 3 OTM
ASTR 2020 Stars, Galaxies and the Universe 3 OTM
ASTR 2050 Elementary Astronomy Lab 1 OTM

Biology

Course Credit Hours Designation
+BIOL 1120 Survey of Biology 3 OTM
BIOL 2010 Major Concepts in Biology 3  
+BIOL 2150 Fundamentals of Life Sciences I 4 OTM
BIOL 2160 Fundamentals of Life Sciences I Lab 1 OTM
+BIOL 2170 Fundamentals of Life Sciences II 4 OTM
BIOL 2180 Fundamentals of Life Sciences II Lab 1 OTM

Chemistry

Course Credit Hours Designation
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society 3 OTM
+CHEM 1120 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3 OTM
CHEM 1150 Chemistry and Society Lab 1 OTM
+CHEM 1230 General Chemistry I 4 OTM 
+CHEM 1240 General Chemistry II 4 OTM
+CHEM 1280 General Chemistry Lab I 1 OTM
+CHEM 1290 General Chemistry Lab II 1 OTM

Ecology (Environmental Biology)

Course Credit Hours Designation
EEES 1130 Down to Earth: Environmental Science 3 OTM
EEES 1140 Environmental Problems Lab 1  
EEES 1150 Marine Biology 3  
EEES 1170 Microbes and Society 3  
EEES 1180 Marine Biology Coral Reef Lab 1  
EEES 2150 Biodiversity 4 OTM
EEES 2160 Biodiversity Lab 1  

Geology

Course Credit Hours Designation
EEES 1010 Physical Geology 3 OTM
EEES 1020 Introductory Geology Lab 1 OTM
EEES 1050 Geological Hazards and the Environment 3  

Physcial Science

Course Credit Hours Designation
NASC 1100 Our Physical World 3 OTM
NASC 1110 Physical World Lab 1 OTM
PHYS 1050 The World of Atoms 3  
PHYS 1300 Physics in Everyday Life 3  
PHYS 1310 Physics of Music and Sound 3 OTM
PHYS 1320 Jurassic Physics 3  
PHYS 1330 Physics of Light and Color 3 OTM
PHYS 1340 The Nature of Science 3  
PHYS 1750 Intro to Physics 4 OTM
+PHYS 2010 Technical Physics I 5 OTM 
+PHYS 2020 Technical Physics II 5 OTM
PHYS 2070 General Physics I 5 OTM
+PHYS 2080 General Physics II 5 OTM
+PHYS 2130 Physics for Science & Engr. I 5 OTM
+PHYS 2140 Physics for Science & Engr. II 5 OTM

+Students must complete a placement test or satisfy prerequisites in order to enroll in one of these courses.

III. Electives

(Select as many additional courses listed above in the Math and/or the Distributive categories as needed to fulfill the total Core requirements of 36-42 hours of course work.)

IV. Multicultural

A. Diversity of US Culture

(At minimum, select one course of at least three hours from the following):

Course Credit Hours Designation
AED 3130 Multicultural Approaches for Art Appreciation 3  
AFST 1100 Introduction to Africana Studies 3  
AFST 2100 Foundations of Black Intellectual History 3  
AFST 3600 Entrepreneurship and the Black Community 3  
AFST 3900 Perspectives on African American Education 3  
SOCANTH 2900/SOC 2900 African American Culture 3 OTM
ANTH 3920 Indians of North America 3  
ANTH 4860 The Irish-American Experience 3  
ARTH 3820/WGST 3020 Visual Construction of Gender 3  
BMGT 2700 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3  
BMGT 2750 Cultural Communications in the Workplace 3  
CI 4360 Multicultural Literature 3  
DST 2020 Disability in the United States  3  
ECON 3050/LST 3050/WGST 3650 Economics of Gender 3  
ECON 3490/AFST 3490 Economic History of the African American Community 3  
HUMENGL 2770 American Minority Writers 3  
ENGL 3750/WGST 3750 Women and Literature 3  
ENGL 4650/AFST 4650 African-American Writers before the 20th Century 3  
ENGL 4660/AFST 4660 African-American Literature in the 20th Century 3  
ENGL 4690 Native American Literature and Culture 3  
GEPL 3050 Geography of U.S. and Canada 3  
HIST 2340 American Indian History 3  
HIST 3160 The American West 3  
HIST 3250/AFST 3250 African-American History to 1865 3  
HIST 3260/AFST 3260 African-American History from 1865 3  
HIST 3310 Ethnic America 3  
HIST 3480 American Labor and Working-Class History I 3  
HIST 3600/WGST 4510 Women in American History 3  
HIST 4210 Women in Early America 3  
HIST 4430/AFST 4430 Slavery in America 3  
HIST 4450 United States and Latin America 3  
HUMHON 2020 Multicultural Literatures: The North American Experience (WAC) 3 OTM
HUMMUS 2220/AFST 2220 History of Jazz 3 OTM
HUMMUS 2250 Musical Diversity in the United States 3 OTM
PHIL 3540/WGST 3550 Feminism & Philosophy 3  
PSC 2210/WGST 2610 Women in American Politics 3  
PSC 4540 Race & Public Policy 3  
PSC 4590 Law, Policy and Politics of Sexuality 3  
PSY 3730 Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination 3  
SOCSOC 2640/LST 2640/WGST 2640 Race, Class and Gender 3 OTM
SOCSOCW 1030 Introduction to Social Welfare 3  
TSOC 2000 Diversity in Contemporary Society 3  
WGST 2010 Introduction to Gender Studies: Gender, Sex & Differences 3  
WGST 2020 Girlhood and Adolescence 3  
WGST 2880 Contemporary U.S. Queer Cultures 3  
WGST 3030 Woman and the Body 3  
WGST 4880 Queer Theory (WAC) 3  

SOC Also fulfills a Social Science requirement

HUM Also fulfills a Humanities requirement

B. Diversity of Non-U.S. Culture

(At minimum, select one course of at least three hours from the following):

Course Credit Hours Designation
AFST 1200 Introduction to the African Experience 3  
AFST 2200 Foundations of Culture in the African Diaspora 3  
SOCANTH 2100 Human Society Through Film 3  
SOCANTH 2800/LST 2800 Cultural Anthropology 3 OTM
ANTH 3300 Food, Health Society 3  
ANTH 3500 Cultural Diversity in Business 3  
ANTH 3850 Peoples of the World: An Evolutionary Approach 3  
ANTH 3940 Peoples of Subsaharan Africa 3  
ANTH 4730 Biocultural Ecology 3  
ANTH 4760 Medical Anthropology 3  
ANTH 4820/LST 4820 Anthropology of Religion 3  
HUMARBC 1080 Culture and Commerce in the Arabic-Speaking World 3  
HUMARBC 1090 Culture of the Arabic-Speaking World 3  
ARTH 2100 Asian Art 3  
ARTH 2200 Ethnographic Art 3  
ARTH 3300/AFST 3300 African Art 3  
ARTH 3350 Ancient Art of the Americas 3  
ASST 2100 Introduction to Asian Studies 3  
ECON 3500 Comparative Economic Systems 3  
ENGL 3770 World Literatures and Cultures 3  
ENGL 4730 World Cinemas and Cultures 3  
FILM 3420 Third Cinema 3  
FLAN 3440 Intercultural Communications: Principles and Practice 4  
FREN 3400 Cross-Cultural Understanding 3  
GEPL 2030/LST 2030 Cultural Geography 3  
GEPL 3120 Geography of Asia 3  
GEPL 3220/AFST 3220 Geography of Africa 3  
GEPL 3300 Geography of Latin America 3  
GEPL 4310 Geography of Gypsies (Romanies) and Travelers (WAC) 3  
GLST 2000 Principles of Global Studies 3  
HUMHIST 1070 The Contemporary World 3 OTM
HUMHIST 1080 East Asia to 1800 3 OTM
HUMHIST 1090 East Asia from 1800 3 OTM
HUMHIST 1100 Latin American Civilizations 3 OTM
HUMHIST 1110/AFST 1110 African Civilization 3 OTM
HUMHIST 1120 Middle East Civilization 3 OTM
HUMHIST 2040 Ancient Near East 3 OTM
HIST 2640 Medieval Russia 3  
HIST 2650 Modern Russia 3  
HIST 2700 Japan and WWII 3  
HIST 2710 Postwar Japan 3  
HIST 2730 The Chinese Revolution 3  
HIST 3200 Colonial Latin America 3  
HIST 3210 Modern Latin American 3  
HIST 3540 History of the Mid. East from 600 to 1500 3  
HIST 3550 History of the Middle East Since 1500 3  
HIST 4470 People and Politics in Mexico 3  
HIST 4660 Imperial Russia, 1700-1917 3  
HIST 4680 20th Century Russia 3  
HIST 4720 Modern Chinese History 3  
HIST 4740 Modern Japanese History 3  
HUMHON 2030 Multicultural Literatures: The Non-European World 3 OTM
IBUS 3150 Cultural Differences for Business 3  
HUMJAPN 1080 Japanese Culture and Commerce 3  
HUMJAPN 1090 Introduction to Japanese Culture 3  
HUMMUS 2420 Cultures and Music of Non-Western Styles 3 OTM
PHIL 3500 Eastern Thought 3  
PSC 1710 Current International Problems 3  
HUMREL 1220 World Religions 3 OTM
HUMREL 2300 Understanding the Monotheistic Religions 3 OTM
REL 2500 Introduction to Islam 3  
REL 3100 Islam 3  
REL 3500 Eastern Thought 3  
REL 3580 Contemporary Issues in Islam 3  
SOCSOC 2500/WGST 2400 Women’s Roles: A Global Perspective 3 OTM
SOC 4800/AFST 4800 Social Change in Developing Nations 3  
HUMSPAN 1090 Culture of Latin America 3  
WGST 3010 Issues in Women’s Studies 3  
WGST 4190/SOC 4810 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3  

SOC Also fulfills a Social Science requirement

HUM Also fulfills a Humanities requirement

Students may satisfy both of the two multicultural requirements with approved courses that simultaneously fulfill another required area.

Last Updated: 9/6/17