Please note, from Fall 2019 we will be launching our new Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (GLACC), replacing this system of general education requirements. Read more about GLACC.

AUP’s prior general education program requirements included five components of study: Mapping the World, Modeling the World, Comparing the World, Speaking the World, and FirstBridge.

Mapping the World

At AUP, courses in Mapping the World correspond to the social sciences and help students understand how human experience has been organized in and across time and space—and how various forms of social experience emerged spatially and historically around the globe. 

Courses that fulfill the Mapping the World requirement are numerous and varied—everything from social anthropology to social robotics, intercultural communication to contemporary feminist theory. Just as cartography is the study of making maps, study in the social sciences helps you explore social experience and organization—and “map” the human world.

Requirements: 

  • Four credits (one course) from the Mapping the World rubric 

  • Four credits (one course) from the Comparing Worlds rubric 

  • Four credits (one course) from either 

 

COURSES

AN1002 Socio-cultural Anthropology

AN3061 Anthropology Of Cities

AR1010 Visual And Environmental Studio

BA2020 Management & Organizational Behavior

CL1025 The World, The Text, & The Critic I

CL2006 Contemporary Feminist Theory

CL2010 Paris Through Its Books

CM2006 Media Globalization

CM3004 Communicating Fashion

CS1040 Intro To Computer Programming I

CS2020 Computer Games Design

CS2021 Social Robotics

CS3068 Database Applications

EC2010 Principles Of Microeconomics

EC2020 Principles Of Macroeconomics

EC2010 Principles Of Microeconomics

ES3061 Anthropology Of Cities

FM2075 Intro To History Of Narrative Film I

FM2076 Intro To History Of Narrative Film II

FR2060 Intro To Linguistics / À La Linguistique

GS2006 Contemporary Feminist Theory

GS2010 Psychology & Gender

GS2016 Gender And Sexuality: Global Perspectives

GS3004 Communicating Fashion

GS3014 Art, Cult., & Gender In Ital. Renaissance

HI1002 History Of Western Civ. From 1500

HI1003 The Contemporary World

HI1005 World History Up To 1500

HI1013 The City In World History

HI1091 Topics In History

HI2010 Early Islamic History

HI2020 The Historical Foundations Of Law

HI2030 Intro. To History, Law & Society

IDISC1091 Interdisciplinary Topics

LI1000 Language Acq And Soc Policy

LI1000 Language Acq And Soc Policy

LW2020 The Historical Foundations Of Law

LW2030 Intro. To History, Law & Society

PL2003 Political Philosophy

PL2071 Critique Of Political Economy

PL2072 Freud & Nietzsche

PL3007 Concepts In Relativity And Quantum Theories

PO1011 Foundations Of Modern Politics

PO1091 Topics In Politics

PO2003 Political Philosophy

PO2012 Intro To Polit'l Geography & Geopolitics

PY1000 Intro To Psychology

PY2010 Psychology & Gender

PY2021 Psychoanalytic Theories Of Personality

PY2046 Cultural Psychology

PY3067 Social Memory

PY3068 The Autobiographical Process

VC3014 Art, Cult., & Gender In Ital. Renaissance

Modeling the World

Science, math and quantitative reasoning are essential to a 21st-century education. Analyzing data, understanding the scientific method, learning to differentiate between pattern and anecdote—these are all important problem-solving skills that can be applied in a variety of contexts. 

Modeling the World is our general education requirement that invites you into the world of mathematical and scientific investigation and will help shape the way you think about framing questions and finding solutions to contemporary problems. 

 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Four credits (one course) in the natural or physical sciences with laboratory 
  • Four credits (one course) in mathematics 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR SCIENCE 

  • One science course with laboratory (4 credits) will satisfy this requirement. 
  • For transfer students, any university-level science course will be accepted in fulfillment of the general education science requirement. Advanced credit awards in science will also satisfy this requirement. 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR MATH 

  • All first-year students take the AUP math placement exam during orientation of their first semester
  • Students who are able to demonstrate mastery of basic math and quantitative reasoning skills on the assessment test may be exempted from this requirement. 
  • If not exempted, students can complete any math course other than algebra at AUP to fulfill the requirement. 
  • Transfer students who have been awarded sufficient transfer credits for university-level math courses other than algebra will be exempted from the general education math requirement. Advanced credit awards in mathematics will also satisfy this requirement. 
Comparing Worlds

PLEASE NOTE, FROM FALL 2019 WE WILL BE LAUNCHING OUR NEW GLOBAL LIBERAL ARTS CORE CURRICULUM (GLACC), REPLACING THIS SYSTEM OF GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. READ MORE ABOUT GLACC.

 

The ability to make comparisons across cultures and time periods is a critical interpretive skill for citizens of the twenty-first century. It helps us articulate similarities and differences and gives us insight into how people think and live—with all the moral, ethical, and ideological forces at play. 

The courses encourage you to compare worlds past and present in an effort to promote historical and cross-cultural understanding. The humanities—be it history, literature, philosophy, languages, religion, or art—help us to make sense of the world. As the root of the very word suggests, the humanities explore what it means to be human. 

Requirements: 

  • Four credits (one course) from the Mapping the World rubric 

  • Four credits (one course) from the Comparing Worlds rubric 

  • Four credits (one course) from either 

 

COURSES

AH1000 Intro To Western Art I

AH1003 Intro To Art Through Paris Museums

AH1020 Intro To Western Art II

AH2000 Paris Through Its Architecture I

AH2011 Ancient Art & Architecture

AH2012 Medieval Art & Architecture

AH2013 Renaissance Art & Architecture

AH2014 Baroque & Rococo Art & Architecture

AH2016 19th & 20th Cent. Art & Architecture

AH3074 Philosophy Of Aesthetics

CL1025 The World, The Text, & The Critic I

CL1050 The World, The Text, And The Critic II

CL1091 Freshmen Topics

CL2010 Paris Through Its Books

CL2051 English Literature Before 1800

CL2052 English Literature Since 1800

CL2054 Modern Latin American & Spanish Lit.

CL2059 Tales From Europe Central

CL2094 French Fiction Now: Traduire Le Roman Francais Contemp.

CL3017 Greek & Roman Key Texts

CL3025 Dante & Medieval Culture

CL3035 Contemporary World Literature

CL3043 Paris Attraction: Modernist Experiments In Migration

CL3050 Intermediate Latin II

CL3063 Kafka And World Literature

CL3070 Intermediate Ancient Greek II

CL4050 Advanced Study In Latin

CL4070 Advanced Study In Ancient Greek

CM2004 Comparative Communications History

EN2051 English Literature Before 1800

EN2052 English Literature Since 1800

ES1010 The Modern City

ES2010 Early Islamic History

ES3002 Berlin From Allied Occupation To Capital

ES3017 The Islamic City

ES3025 Dante & Medieval Culture

ES3043 Paris Attraction: Modernist Experiments In Migration

FM1010 Films & Their Meanings

FM2075 Intro To History Of Narrative Film I

FM2090 Film Noir

FM3076 Arab Cinema

FM3087 Paris Cinema

FR2094 French Fiction Now: Traduire Le Roman Francais Contemp.

FR3087 Paris Cinema

FR3090 Topics In French And Another Discipline

FR3091 Topics

GK1005 Elementary Ancient Greek I

GK4070 Advanced Study In Ancient Greek

GS2016 Gender And Sexuality: Global Perspectives

GS3014 Art, Cult., & Gender In Ital. Renaissance

HI1000 Englishbridge: Los Angeles 1900-1950

HI1013 The City In World History

HI2010 Early Islamic History

HI2020 The Historical Foundations Of Law

HI3002 Berlin From Allied Occupation To Capital

HI3017 The Islamic City

HI3090 Topics In History (sorbonne)

IDISC1091 Interdisciplinary Topics

LI1000 Language Acq And Soc Policy

LT1001 Elementary Latin I

LT4050 Advanced Study In Latin

PL1000 Belief, Knowledge, Facts

PL1100 History Of Philosophy I: Ancient & Medieval

PL1200 History Of Philosophy II

PL2003 Political Philosophy

PL2071 Critique Of Political Economy

PL2072 Freud & Nietzsche

PL3007 Concepts In Relativity And Quantum Theories

PL3017 Greek & Roman Key Texts

PL3074 Philosophy Of Aesthetics

PO2003 Political Philosophy

PY3067 Social Memory

VC1091 Topics:visual Culture

VC3014 Art, Cult., & Gender In Ital. Renaissance

Speaking the World

Eight credits earned in two consecutive courses: 

  • EN1010 College Writing
  • EN2020 Writing & Criticism

 

Demonstrated intermediate French language proficiency; French language courses through Elementary French Language and Culture:

  • FR1200 French And Culture II
FirstBridge (Freshmen only)