College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Core Course List

Fine Arts

ART 160 Art Appreciation (3)
ART 260 Survey of Art History I (3)
ART 261 Survey of Art History II (3)
ART 262 Survey of Asian Art (3)
ART 263 Survey of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art (3)
ART 264 Survey of American Art (3)
ART 265 Introduction to Contemporary Art (3)
ART 267 Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture (3)
ART 275 Survey of History of Photography (3)
DAN 101 Dance Appreciation (3)
MUS 121 Music Appreciation (3)
MUS 125 History of Rock Music (3)
MUS 126 History of Black Popular Music (3)
MUS 128 Masterworks of Music (3)
MUS 133 History of The Beatles (3)
MUS 134 Jazz Appreciation (3)
MUS 140 History of Jazz/Pop Vocal Styles (3)
MUS 191 Survey of Electronic Music (3)
MUS 229 Survey of Latin American Music (3)
MUS 236 History of Electronic Music (3)
THTR 100 Introduction to Theatre (3)

Natural Sciences

An asterisk (*) indicates a course that may be taken for laboratory credit.
AST 101 General Astronomy (3)
AST 103 Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System (3)

  • Must be taken with AST 105

AST 104 Introductory Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies (3)

  • Must be taken with AST 105

AST 105 Introductory Astronomy Laboratory* (1)
BIOL 101Biology for Non-Majors* (4)
BIOL 103 Biology Laboratory* (1)
BIOL 112 Introduction to Animal Behavior (3)
BIOL 116 Natural History (3)
BIOL 120 Plants and People (3)
BIOL 121 Human Nutrition (3)
BIOL 122 Desert Plants (3)
BIOL 189 Fundamentals of Life Science* (4)
BIOL 196 Principles of Modern Biology I* (4)
BIOL 197 Principles of Modern Biology II* (4)
BIOL 202 General Botany (4)
BIOL 208 Introduction to Human Genetics (3)
BIOL 220 (same as ENV 220) Introduction to Ecological Principles (3)
CHEM 103 Preparatory Chemistry (3)
CHEM 105 Chemistry, Man and Society (3)
CHEM 106 Beginning Chemistry Laboratory* (1)
CHEM 110 Chemistry for Health Science I* (4)
CHEM 111 Chemistry for Health Science II* (4)
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I* (4)
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II* (4)
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science (3)
ENV 220(same as BIOL 220) Introduction to Ecological Principles (3)
GEOG 103 Physical Geography (3)
GEOG 104 Physical Geography Lab* (3)
GEOG 116 Oceanography (3)
GEOG 117 Meteorology/Climatology (3)
GEOL 100 Introduction to Geology (3)

  • Must be taken with GEOL 103

GEOL 101 Geology: Exploring Planet Earth* (4)
GEOL 102 Earth & Life Through Time* (4)
GEOL 103 Physical Geology Laboratory* (1)
GEOL 115 Introduction to Gemology (3)
GEOL 120 Natural Disasters (3)
PHYS 110 Conceptual Physics* (3)
PHYS 151 General Physics I* (4)
PHYS 152 General Physics II* (4)

Humanities

COM 101 Oral Communication (3)
Any Literature Course ENG 231 or higher (3)
Any Philosophy Course (other than 102, 105, 109) (3)
Any History Course (3)
Foreign Language Course 111 or above
AM 145 American Sign Language I (3)
AM 146 American Sign Language II (3)
AM 147 American Sign Language III (3)
AM 148 American Sign Language IV (3)

Social Science

ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 106 Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics (3)
ANTH 205 Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies (3)
ANTH 206 African Culture Through Oral History and Storytelling (3)
ANTH 209 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
COM 216 Survey of Communication Studies (3)
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
PSC 210 American Public Policy (3)
PSC 211 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
PSC 231 Introduction to International Relations (3)
PSY 101 General Psychology (3)
PSY 102 Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment (3)
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology (3)
WMST 101 Introduction to Women s Studies (3)

Cultural Diversity

ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
EDU 280 Valuing Cultural Diversity (3)
ENG 231 World Literature I (3)
ENG 232 World Literature II (3)
ENG 292 Introduction to Chicano Literature (3)
SOC 102 Contemporary Social Issues (3)
WMST 101 Introduction to Women s Studies (3)

Study and Technology Skills (0-2 credits required)

CEP 121-Introduction to the College Experience (1)
AND
CEP 122- Enhancing Academic Success (1)
or
CEP 123-College of Career Success (2)
*Note: Study and Technology Skills requirement will be waived with 30+ transferable credits

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