Becton College General Curricular Requirements

Candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science must complete a minimum of 120 credits of course work, including completion of Becton College’s general education requirements, which requires from 46 to 48 credits, depending on exemptions. Students must also complete 8 credits of University Requirements.

Programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree require from 30 to 45 credits in an area of concentration. The programs for Bachelor of Science degree require a greater number of credits.

Minors usually consist of 15 credits and are available in most disciplines in Becton College. Becton College also offers interdisciplinary area minors.

In addition to completing the requirements for the Becton College general education requirements and for their majors, students shall complete such additional credits in free electives to meet the minimum requirement of 120 credits.

The Major

Each student must select a major, consisting of group-related courses in an area of specialization, before entering the fifth or sixth semester. The courses in a major must total at least 30 credits including introductory-level courses, but may not total more than 45 in a single discipline for programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. A greater degree of specialization is allowed in programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. A 2.33 cumulative grade point ratio in the major and, if applicable, in the second major is required in the Becton College of Arts and Sciences in order to graduate.

Electives

Students may wish to take introductory courses in their major field of interest before the fifth or sixth semester. Other electives may be chosen from courses offered in any of the undergraduate colleges if prerequisites can be met. Qualified students may request permission to elect graduate courses in their seventh and eighth semesters.

Independent Study

Juniors and seniors may take from 1 to 3 credits each semester in individual intensive study under the direction of a specific faculty member, according to the criteria set forth for such independent study by the department concerned. Consent of the instructor and department chairperson is required

Students may count no more than 12 credits of independent study toward the completion of the minimum requirements of their majors or the minimum requirements for their degrees. Students may elect independent study in any of the discipline offerings of Becton College.

General Education

General Education Requirements

For students entering Fall 2017 or after.

I. Written Communication (6 credits)

II. Quantitative Analysis (6 to 7 credits)

One from the following:

The second course should be selected from following list of approved courses:

III. Speech/ Professional Communication (3 credits)

IV. Ethical and Moral Analysis (3 credits)

Select from the list of approved courses below:

V. Modern Language (3 to 4 credits). Waived for ALL BS Computer Science Majors ONLY.

  • ____ 1002 (Beg. Language II) (3)
  • ____ 1008 (Beg. Language II) Practicum (1)
  • ____ Advanced Language (3)

VI. Humanities (6 credits)

Choose two courses from the following disciplines: Animation (ANIMH), Art History (ARTH), Cinema Studies (CINE), Dance – Humanities (DANH), Graphic Design – Humanities (CGDH), History (HIST), Humanities (HUMN), Literature (LITS), Music -Humanities (MUSIH), Philosophy (PHIL) and Theater – Humanities (THEAH). One course must be at the 2000 level or above and may be within the same discipline. ART 3415 (Wroxton course) may also be taken.

VII. Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Choose two courses from the following disciplines: African American Studies (AFAM), Anthropology (ANTH), Communication Studies (COMM), Criminology (CMLGY), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG), Government and Law (GOVT, formerly Political Science), Psychology (PSYC) and Sociology (SOCI). One course must be at the 2000 level or above and may be within the same discipline.

VIII. Natural Sciences(7 credits)

Choose two courses from the following disciplines: Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), or Physics (PHYS). One of the two, which may be in the same discipline, must include a mandatory lab component.

Select one 4-credit course from:

Select one 3 credit class from:

IX. Creative and Expressive Arts (3 credits)

Choose one course from the following disciplines: Animation (ANIM), Art (ART), Graphic Design (CGD), Creative Writing (CREW), Dance (DAN), Music (MUSIC), Filmmaking (FILM), and Theater (THEA)

X. Global and Comparative Studies (3 credits) Waived for ALL BS Majors

Select from the following approved courses:

First Tier: Regions of Learning

A. Written Communication (6)

  • ENGW 1101 College Writing Workshop (3)
  • ENGW 1102 Research Writing Workshop (3)

B. Mathematics (3-4)

  • MATH 1126 Contemporary Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 1128 Mathematical Methods (3)
  • MATH 1107 Precalculus (4)

C. Modern Language (3-4)

  • Modern Language Component:
  • ____1002 (Beg. Language II) (3)
  • ____1008 (Beg. Language II) Practicum (1)
  • ____ Advanced Language (3)

D. Social/Behavioral Sciences (3)

  • ANTH 1201 Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 1202 Cultural Anthropology
  • CMLGY 1201 Introduction to Sociology
  • CMLGY 1306 Introduction to Crime and Criminology
  • COMM 1001 Communication in Everyday Life
  • COMM 1105 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 2001 Perspectives on Communication Studies
  • COMM 2011 Introduction to Journalism
  • COMM 2099 Professional Communications
  • COMM 2210 Popular Culture and the Media
  • COMM 2866 Women & Minorities in the Media
  • COMM 3051 Communication and Gender
  • ECON 1111 Economics and Society (formerly Intro to Economics)
  • ECON 2001 Intro to Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1102 Geography and World Issues
  • GEOG 1111 Economic Geography
  • GOVT 1000 American Government and Politics (formerly POLS 1201)
  • GOVT 1100: Global Politics (formerly POLS 1220)
  • PSYC 1201 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2235 Positive Psychology
  • PSYC 3014 Abnormal Psychology in Film
  • SOCI 1201 Introduction to Sociology

E. Humanities (3)

  • AFAM 2001 Intro to African-American Studies
  • ANIM 1202 History of Special Effects and Animation
  • ARTH 1110 Life of the Contemporary Artist (formerly ARTH1111)
  • ARTH 1205 Development of Art – Prehistory to Medieval
  • ARTH 1206 Development of Art – Renaissance to Today
  • ARTH 1402 Museums of New York
  • ARTH 1803 Modern Art in the NY Museum (formerly ARTH3803)
  • ARTH 2220 Art from 1950’s – Present
  • ARTH 2265 History of Photography
  • ARTH 3423 Women Artists
  • DAN 1322 Dance History & Appreciation
  • FILM 1501 Intro to Visual Storytelling
  • CINE 1350 History of Film (formerly FILM 1350)
  • CINE 1360 History of Television (formerly FILM 1360)
  • CINE 2004 War on Film (formerly FILM 2004)
  • CINE 2350 The American Film Director (formerly FILM 2350)
  • CINE 2405 American Film Comedy (formerly THEA 2405)
  • CINE 2407 Experimental/Surreal Cinema (formerly THEA 2407)
  • CINE 2520 Growing Up on Film (formerly FILM 2520)
  • CINE 2522 From Comic Book to Big Screen (formerly FILM 2522)
  • CINE 2524 African American Cinema (formerly FILM 2524)
  • CINE 3335 The American Film (formerly THEA 3335)
  • HIST 1150 World History I
  • HIST 1151 World History II
  • HUMN 2201 Humanities Seminar I
  • LITS 2001 World Literature I: Ancient World
  • LITS 2002 World Literature II: 13th-18th Century
  • LITS 2003 World Literature III: 19th-20th Century
  • LITS 2011 American Literature I
  • LITS 2012 American Literature II
  • LITS 3013 African-American Literature
  • MUSIH 1021 Popular Music and Jazz (formerly MUSIC 1021)
  • MUSIH 2205 Music for the Movies (formerly MUSIC 2205)
  • MUSIH 2211 Survey of Music – Ancient to 1800 (formerly MUSIC 2211)
  • MUSIH 2212 Survey of Music – 1800 to Today (formerly MUSIC 2212)
  • MUSIH 2310 World Music (formerly MUSIC 2310)
  • PHIL 1101 Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 1102 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1103 Ethics
  • PHIL 1112 Critical Thinking for College and Life
  • PHIL 1440 Bio-Medical Ethics
  • THEAH 1201 Development of Theater – Ancient to Elizabethan (formerly THEA 1201)
  • THEAH 1202 Development of Theater – The Restoration to Today (formerly THEA 1202)

F. Laboratory Sciences (4)

  • BIOL 1005 Current Topics in Biology, BIOL 1006 (lab)
  • BIOL 1007 Animal Biology, BIOL 1017 (lab)
  • BIOL 1070 Ecosystem and Environmental Science, BIOL 1071 (lab)
  • BIOL 1080 Structure and Function of Human Body, BIOL1081 (lab)
  • BIOL 1090 Human Biology and Health, BIOL 1091 (lab)
  • BIOL 1201 Biological Diversity, BIOL 1203 (lab) – major course
  • BIOL 1400 Introduction to Microbes, BIOL 1401 (lab)
  • CHEM 1027 Chemistry for the Global Citizen, CHEM1028 (lab)
  • CHEM 1201 General Chemistry, CHEM 1203 (lab) – major course
  • PHYS 1001 General Physics I, PHYS 1101 (lab)
  • PHYS 1006 Basic Electronics with Applications, PHYS 1015 (lab)
  • PHYS 1010 Physics of Sustainable Energy, PHYS 1020 (lab)
  • PHYS 2003 General Physics with Calculus I, PHYS 2013 (lab)

G. Creative and Expressive Arts (3)

  • ANIM 1650 Game Design
  • ANIM 1750 Motion Graphics with After Effects
  • ANIM 1850 3-D Computer Modeling
  • ANIM 2240 Low-Poly 3-D Modeling
  • ANIM 3307 Flash for the Web
  • ART 1191 Photography I
  • ART 1201 Drawing I
  • ART 1225 Painting I
  • ART 1231 2D Design
  • ART 1235 Sculpture I
  • ART 1250 Art of Graphic Novel
  • ART 1315 Ceramics I
  • ART 3302 Life Drawing
  • ART 3337 Life Sculpture
  • CGD 1313 Creative Imagery with Photoshop
  • CGD 1314 Illustrator Graphics & Design
  • CGD 3303 Web Design
  • CGD 3315 WordPress
  • CREW 1001 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • CREW 2250 Screenwriting I
  • CREW 2300 Young Adult & Children’s Literature
  • CREW 3010 Invented Worlds
  • CREW 3030 Pathological Perspectives
  • DAN 1320 Beginning Dance I
  • DAN 2020 Basic Tap
  • DAN 2021 Ballet I
  • DAN 2600 Theatre Dance
  • FILM 1005 Video/Film Concepts
  • FILM 2250 Screenwriting I
  • MUSIC 1015 Basic Vocal Techniques
  • MUSIC 1020 Chorus (1 credit), MUSIC 1022 Chorus II, MUSIC 1023 Chorus III, MUSIC 1024 Chorus IV
  • MUSIC 1050 Band (1 credit), MUSIC  1052 Band II, MUSIC 1053 Band III, MUSIC 1054 Band IV
  • MUSIC 1361 Private Instruction Bass (1 credit)
  • MUSIC 1375 Private Instruction Piano (1 credit), MUSIC 1386 Piano II, MUSIC 1387 Piano III, MUSIC 1388 Piano IV
  • MUSIC 1376 Private Instruction Voice (1 credit), MUSIC 1380 Voice II, MUSIC 1401 Voice III, MUSIC 1402 Voice IV
  • MUSIC 1377 Private Instruction Flute (1 credit), MUSIC 1378 Flute II, MUSIC 1379 Flute III, MUSIC 1381 Flute IV
  • MUSIC 1391 Private Instruction Guitar (1 credit), MUSIC 1392 Guitar II, MUSIC 1393 Guitar III, MUSIC 1394 Guitar IV
  • MUSIC 1396 Private Instruction Violin (1 credit), MUSIC 1397 Violin II, MUSIC 1398 Violin III, MUSIC 1399 Violin IV
  • MUSIC 4430 Selected Studies in Music: Clarinet (1 credit)
  • THEA 1015 Basic Vocal Techniques
  • THEA 1110 Introduction to Acting (formerly Basic Acting I for Non-Majors)

Second Tier: Regions of Navigation and Exploration

A. Global and Comparative Studies (3)

  • ANTH 2335 African Peoples and Cultures
  • ANTH 2338 Israeli Society and Culture
  • ANTH 2430 Anthropology of Law
  • ANTH 2440 Sustainability & Anthropology
  • ANTH 3102 Anthropology of Children and Childhood
  • ANTH 3349 War and Crime (formerly Anthropology of War)
  • ANTH 3351 Folklore and the Media
  • ANTH 3353 Food and Folklore
  • ARTH 3825 Exploring the Great Museums of England
  • CGDH 2020 History of Graphic Design (formerly CGD 2020)
  • CINE 2207 East Asian Cinema (formerly FILM 2207)
  • CINE 3215 Introduction to World Cinema (formerly FILM 3215)
  • CMLGY 3030 Surveillance and Security
  • CMLGY 3040 Capture and Control: Geographies of Detention and Incarceration
  • CMLGY 3251 Crime and Punishment in Latin America
  • CMLGY 3349 War and Crime
  • CMLGY 3404 International Criminal Law
  • CMLGY 3424 Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • COMM 3019 Global Communication
  • GEOG 2500 Global Development: Geographies of Wealth and Poverty
  • GEOG 2600 Urban Geography
  • GEOG 2700 Environmental Geography
  • GEOG 3030 Surveillance and Security
  • GEOG 3040 Capture and Control: Geographies of Detention and Incarceration
  • GOVT 3121: Nationalism and Ethnic Violence (formerly POLS 3421)
  • GOVT 3122: Rebels and Revolutionaries (formerly POLS 3422)
  • GOVT 3123 Democratic Erosion
  • GOVT 3150: Terrorism and Counterterrorism (formerly POLS 3423)
  • HIST 2400 Indian Ocean
  • HIST 2401 Pacific Worlds
  • HIST 2402 Atlantic Worlds
  • HIST 2403 Mediterranean Worlds
  • HIST 2502 Modern Latin America
  • HIST 3317 America and the Cold War
  • HIST 3351 The U.S. as a Global Power in the 20th Century
  • LITS 2008 Literary Perspectives on Global Cultures and Forms of Expression
  • LITS 3061 Contemporary World Literature
  • LITS 3070 Voices of Contemporary India
  • LITS 3071 Contemporary African Literature and Culture
  • LITS 3125 The International Short Story
  • LITS 3302 Myth and Sacred Texts
  • LITS 3303 World Folk Literature
  • LITS 3313 Nobel Literature
  • LITS 3321 Post-Modern Literature
  • LITS 3322 Post-Colonial Studies
  • LITS 3351 Literary Perspectives on the Environment
  • PSYC 3361 Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • SOCI 2248 Globalization, Culture and Identity
  • SOCI 2901 A World on the Move: Contemporary Migration
  • SOCI 3030 Gender in Contemporary World
  • SOCI 3344 Schools and Society
  • SOCI 3365 Sociology of Religion
  • SPAN 2008 Hispanic Film Writing & Conversation
  • SPAN 2507 Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • THEAH 3337 Night at the Theater (formerly THEA 3337)
  • THEAH 3339 The London Theater Experience (formerly THEA 3339)

B. Math, Science, and Technology (formerly Mathematics and Science) (6)

  • BIOL 1002 Plants and Society and BIOL 1012 (lab)
  • BIOL 1010 Human Sexuality I (non lab)
  • BIOL 1024 Advanced Topics in Biology (non lab)
  • BIOL 1041 Tropical Biology (non lab)
  • BIOL 1170 Introduction to Ocean Life (non lab)
  • BIOL 1180 Climate Biology (non lab)
  • BIOL 1190 Exploring the Biology behind the American Museum of Natural History (non lab)
  • CHEM 1022 Chemistry of Nutrition (non lab)
  • CHEM 1051 Chemistry of the Crime Scene (non lab)
  • CMLGY 4844 Game Theory
  • CMLGY 4845 Agents in the Matrix
  • CSCI 1205 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSCI 2100 Mobile App. Development
  • CSCI 2255 Discrete Structures
  • CSCI 3294 Data Analysis and Visualization
  • CSCI 3371 Modeling and Simulation
  • ECON 4844 Game Theory
  • ECON 4845 Agents in the Matrix
  • MATH 1130 Invitation to Math
  • MATH 1133 Applied Statistics
  • MATH 1155 Mathematical Ideas
  • MATH 2133 Forensic Mathematics and Statistics
  • MATH 2202 Calculus II
  • MATH 2255 Discrete Structures
  • MATH 3371 Modeling and Simulation
  • PHIL 2777 Formal Logic
  • PHYS 1002 General Physics II, PHYS 1012 (lab)
  • PHYS 1125 Astronomy, PHYS 1025 (lab)
  • PHYS 1201 Physics for the Global Citizen, PHYS 1202 (lab)
  • PHYS 2004 General Physics with Calculus II, PHYS 2014 (lab)
  • POLS 4844 Game Theory
  • POLS 4845 Agents in the Matrix

C. Arts and Humanities (formerly Textual and Aesthetic Analysis) (3)

  • ART 2233 3-D Design
  • ART 2236 Introduction to Color
  • ARTH 3217 Late 19th Century Art
  • CGDH 2216 Computer Graphic Design for Social Responsibility (formerly CGD 2216)
  • CREW 3080 Introduction to Music & Poetry
  • ENGW 3001 Advanced Writing Workshop
  • ENGW 3022 Digital Rhetoric and Writing
  • CINE 2005 French Cinema (formerly FILM 2005)
  • CINE 2008 Films of Wes Anderson (formerly FILM 2008)
  • CINE 2010 Films of Spike Lee (formerly FILM 2010)
  • CINE 2015 Italian Cinema (formerly FILM 2015)
  • CINE 2205 Blondes and Bombshells (formerly FILM 2205)
  • CINE 2355 American Film – American Scandal (formerly FILM 2355)
  • CINE 2404 The Films of Alfred Hitchcock (formerly THEA 2404)
  • CINE 2406 Clint Eastwood, the Total Artist (formerly THEA 2406)
  • CINE 2408 The Films of Woody Allen (formerly THEA 2408)
  • CINE 2524 African American Cinema (formerly FILM 2524)
  • CINE 3010 Film Noir: Dark Side of Cinema (formerly FILM 3010)
  • CINE 3012 The Films of Steven Soderbergh (formerly FILM 3012)
  • CINE 3014 Movies, TV and Rock and Roll: American Entertainment and Society (formerly FILM 3014)
  • CINE 3345 Films of Steven Spielberg (formerly THEA 3345)
  • CINE 3350 Twentieth Century Cinema (formerly FILM 3350)
  • CINE 4801 Horror/Sci Fi Movies (formerly THEA 4801)
  • FREN 3051 Sex and Politics in French Literature
  • HIST 2100 Medieval History in Film
  • HIST 2202 Intro to African History
  • HIST 2203 Modern African History
  • HIST 2223 Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIST 2244 Islamic Empires
  • HIST 2322 Gender Film and History
  • HIST 2346 Birth of Modern America: 1877-1929
  • HIST 2348 Amer in the Age of Ref 1929-68
  • HIST 2352 Civil War and Reconstruction: 1820-1877
  • HIST 2701 Modern Mexico: 1876-Present
  • HIST 3250 Crime & Punishment in Southern Africa
  • HIST 3321 The Roman Republic
  • HIST 3322 The Roman Empire
  • HIST 3324 Medieval Religion
  • HIST 3326 Topics in World History: Islam and Christianity
  • HIST 3405 Medieval Explorers & Exploration
  • HUMN 2110 Florham Scholars in Arts & Humanities (formerly HUMN 1110)
  • LITS 3103 Modern Drama: 1880-1930
  • LITS 3104 Contemporary American Drama
  • LITS 3130 Comedy, Satire and Parody
  • LITS 3151 Detective Fiction
  • LITS 3201 British Writers
  • LITS 3202 American Writers
  • LITS 3551 Sex & Politics in French Literature
  • MUSIC 2221 Fundamentals of Music Theory
  • MUSIC 3344 History of the Musical
  • PHIL 1107 Dreams and the Imagination
  • PHIL 2207 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 2432 Philosophy of Law
  • POLS 2322 Gender, Film and History
  • SPAN 2506 Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • THEAH 2255 Playwriting and Dramatic Structure (formerly THEA 2255)
  • THEAH 3103 Modern Drama: 1880-1930 (formerly THEA 3103)

D. Social and Behavioral Analysis (3)

  • CMLGY 2203 Research Methods in Criminology
  • COMM 2002 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 2003 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2004 Public Relations Principles
  • COMM 2005 Narrative Communication in Everyday Life
  • COMM 2900 Self Presentation for Employment
  • COMM 3004 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 3005 Social Media, Communication and Community
  • COMM 3014 Family Communication
  • COMM 3018 Mass Communication
  • COMM 3050 Communication Theory
  • ECON 2102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • POLS 2240 Political Theory
  • POLS 2250 Political Methodology
  • POLS 2308 Public Opinion
  • POLS 2310 Women and American Politics
  • POLS 3300 The Supreme Court
  • POLS 3302 The American Presidency
  • POLS 3348 Torture, Interrogation, and the State
  • POLS 3420 Dictators and Democrats
  • POLS 3423 Votes, Seats, and Parties
  • PSYC 3001 Human Development-Child
  • PSYC 3005 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3302 Human Development-Adolescent
  • PSYC 3322 Industrial Psychology
  • SOCI 2203 Methods of Social Research
  • SOCI 2204 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOCI 2318 Law and the Family
  • SOCI 2500 Food and Society
  • SOCI 2750 Men and Masculinities
  • SOCI 2810 Contemporary Social Issues
  • SOCI 2950 Identity Puzzle
  • SOCI 2951 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCI 3314 Sociology of Gender
  • SOCI 3337 Social Movements and Social Change