Forms & Information for Current Students

The college catalog is the final authority on all requirements, but the materials linked here will provide help in tracking and understanding requirements.  For a general overview of requirements, see INQ Basics for Students.  For more information on how the courses within the Intellectual Inquiry curriculum fit together to achieve the goals of a liberal arts education, see Description of the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum.

The INQ Check Sheet summarizes most of what you need to know and is helpful in tracking your progress.  Need more specifics? Check out the Registrar's Course Registration Materials.

Students may substitute up to three disciplinary courses for 200-level INQ courses.  See INQ Basics for Students for more details and restrictions.

Note that the Global requirement MUST be satisfied with a 200-level INQ course.  No substitutions are allowed.

What can substitute for . . .

Disciplinary Courses

INQ 240

Any MATH or STAT course

INQ 241

Any MATH, STAT, or CPSC course

INQ 250 or 251

Any laboratory science course from BIOL, CHEM, ENVI, or PHYS

INQ 260

Any ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, IR, POLI, PSYC, or SOCI course

INQ 270

Any Humanities course focused on a time before 1500, including ARTH 146, ENGL 330, 334, FREN 421, HIST 125, 222, 223, 230, 281, MUSC 261, PHIL 251, 253, 301, 302, RELG 201-211, 215-217, 282, THEA 315.

Courses without a time period focus may not be used.  These include language acquisition, studio art, creative writing, communications, or other topics lacking a time period focus.

INQ 271

Any Humanities course focused on a time after 1500, including ARTH 156, ENGL 240, 250, 256, 260, FREN 420, 431-480, GRMN 205, 314-321, HIST 150, 175, 231, 233, 241-274, 282, 284, 285, MUSC 262, PHIL 255, 265, 266, 267, RELG 212, 214, 240, 246, 250, 284, 286, SPAN 313-323, THEA 316.

Courses without a time period focus may not be used.  These include language acquisition, studio art, creative writing, communications, or other topics lacking a time period focus.

 

 

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