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Core Curriculum

University of Detroit Mercy's mission statement describes an education that integrates “the intellectual, spiritual, moral and social development” of its students.  As the shared academic experience of all Detroit Mercy undergraduates, the Core Curriculum is the foundation for achieving this mission, and for ensuring that each of its graduates will understand, pursue, and live out that mission. 

This page contains an outline of the University of Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum requirements.

Below are the course options for the Core Curriculum - Knowledge Areas and Integrating Themes. Some Detroit Mercy programs have courses that will fulfill both a Core and a program requirement, so college/school information is provided directly below. Always consult with your advisor. Note that some courses have prerequisites.  Check the catalog and class schedule before registering. 

For more details, select your specific college or school from the following list:

If students are following the Old Core due to an approved situation, please refer to the 2016-2017 catalog or the class schedule.

List of University Core Curriculum approved courses

Additional approved classes may exist and will be noted in the TitanConnect course catalog and class schedule.

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    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    A1: Oral Communication
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    A2: Written Communication
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

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    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    B1: Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    B2: Statistical and Probabilistic Reasoning
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

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    Knowledge Area C: Scientific Knowledge

    C1: Physical Sciences
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    C2: Social Sciences
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Knowledge Area D: Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    D1: Philosophical Knowledge
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    D2: Religious Knowledge
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    D3: Additional PHL/RELS Elective
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Knowledge Area E: Essential Humanities

    E1: Historical Experiences
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    E2: Literary Experiences
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    E3: Aesthetic Experiences
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Knowledge Area F: Ethics and Social Responsibility

    F1: Ethics
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Integrating Theme 1: Reading, Writing, and Research across the Curriculum

    IT1: Reading, Writing, and Research across the Curriculum 
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Integrating Theme 2: Critical Thinking

    IT2: Critical Thinking 
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Integrating Theme 3: Cultural Diversity

    IT3: Cultural Diversity 
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Integrating Theme 4: Human Difference

    IT4: Human Difference 
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Integrating Theme 5: Personal Spiritual Development

    IT5: Personal Spiritual Development 
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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    Integrating Theme 6: Spirituality and Social Justice

    IT6: Spirituality and Social Justice 
    (see College/School specific page for program requirements)

    (2) - Fulfills two core requirements
    (3) - Fulfills three core requirements

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