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Well-rounded.

Our core curriculum will broaden your understanding of the world and establish a foundation for your education. Courses in the core provide students with both basic writing skills and an introduction to the values that have been central to western and world civilization.

The core curriculum requirements, comprised of the College Core and Humanities Core, include literature, history, math, science and other courses.  Additionally, students must take a minimum of 24 credits in Judaic Studies. Education majors and Speech majors have slightly different requirements and should consult with their department chair for more information - Professor Barbara Epstein for Education, and Dr. Randi Sherman for Speech.

College Core

All students are required to take English, Math, Science and Computer Science, and receive a grade of C or above in these courses. 

  • English: LLE 101 and 102: English Composition I and II. (6 credits)
    Unless exempted by placement examination
  • Math: one semester of Math. (3 credits)
    Typically students choose from College Mathematics (MAT 111), Statistics (MAT 261), Pre-Calculus (MAT 120)
  • Science: one semester Science without lab. (3 credits)
    Typically students choose from Principles of Biology I (BIO 101), Human Biology (BIO 111), Nutrition and Human Development (BIO 246), Principles of Chemistry 1 (CPC 101)  
  • Computer Science: MCO 140 or 104: One semester of Computer Science. (3 credits) 
    Unless exempted by examination.

In addition to the College Core courses listed above, students must fulfill their Humanities Core requirements by choosing to take either the Classic Humanities Core or the Alternative Humanities Core.

Classic Humanities Core

Humanities History: select three courses (9 credits)

  • HMH 101       Greek and Roman History
  • HMH 102       Medieval History
  • HMH 201       Renaissance History
  • HMH 202       Modern World History

Humanities Literature:  select three courses (9 credits)

  • HML 101        Greek and Roman Literature
  • HML 102        Medieval Literature
  • HML 201        Renaissance Literature
  • HML 202        Modern World Literature

 

Alternative Humanities Core

Communications

  • COC 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)

Humanities History: select two courses (6 credits)

  • HMH 101       Greek and Roman History
  • HMH 102       Medieval History
  • HMH 201       Renaissance History (equivalent to HIS 220 Survey of Modern History I)
  • HMH 202       Modern World History (equivalent to HIS 221 Survey of Modern History II)

Humanities Literature:  select two courses (6 credits)

  • HML 101        Greek and Roman Literature
  • HML 102        Medieval Literature
  • HML 201        Renaissance Literature (equivalent to LLE 220: Survey of Modern Literature I)
  • HML 202        Modern World Literature (equivalent to LLE 221: Survey of Modern Literature II)

Political Science/Economics:  select one course (3 credits)

  • POL 101 American Politics
  • EBE 101 Macroeconomics
  • EBE 102 Microeconomics

 

Judaic Studies Core

In order to graduate, you need a minimum of 24 credits in Judaic Studies. Even once that minimum is met, students must take at least three credits of Judaic Studies each semester at Lander College for Women. Students must take at least 3 credits each of Tanakh (JSB), Halakhah (JSL), and Jewish Heritage (JSH) at Lander College for Women. The Judaic Studies courses are offered on three levels: Makhon (Introductory), Advanced, and Honors.

In order for Makhon students to graduate, they must demonstrate competence in Biblical Hebrew by receiving a “B” or above in two courses: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew and Introduction to Pentateuch. All students must take a Judaic Studies exit exam during their last semester at LCW.