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NR3.2 Subject Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

NR3.2.1 English Composition: Students must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English Composition by completing a one-year sequence of college-level instruction in English Composition with no grade lower than C. UCR's sequence is ENGL 001A, ENGL 001B and ENGL 001C. (ENGL 01HC or ENGL 01SC may be substituted for ENGL 001C, but only one of these courses can be taken for credit). Transfer students who have credit for one semester of English Composition from another institution are required to take two additional quarters, i.e., ENGL 001B and ENGL 001C. Students have the option of using high school advanced placement with a score of 3 in English Composition to satisfy ENGL 001A; they must complete ENGL 001B and ENGL 001C. Students who have high school advanced placement with a score of 4 or 5 in English Composition have satisfied ENGL 001A, ENGL 001B; they must complete ENGL 001C. (Am 13 Jun 2005)

NR3.2.2 Foreign Language: 16 units. This requirement may be fulfilled in one language by completing course 4 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrating equivalent proficiency; or by completing course 2 with a minimum grade of C in each of the two languages; or by demonstrating equivalent proficiency (level 2) in each of two languages. (American Sign Language may also be used to satisfy this requirement.) (Am 28 Jan 82)(Am 5 Feb 98)

NR3.2.3 Humanities: 20 units in Humanities as described in R6.3 for the A. B. Degree. No course used to satisfy the English Composition requirement will apply toward Humanities credit. No more than two courses in performance may be counted in this 20 unit requirement. Foreign language at level 4 or above may be counted toward fulfillment of 4 units in this requirement. The college Executive Committee will determine which additional courses (courses from departments or programs cited in UCR campus regulation R6.3.3) will apply to the requirement and the Dean's office will implement this policy. (Am 28 Jan 82)(Am 12 Nov 92)(Am9 Feb 95)(Am 30 May 96)

NR3.2.4 Social Sciences: 16 units in Social Sciences as described in R6.4 for the A. B. Degree. The college Executive Committee will determine which additional courses (courses from departments or programs cited in UCR campus regulation R6.4.3) will apply to the requirement and the Dean's office will implement this policy (Am 28 Jan 82)(Am 9 Feb 95)(Am30 May 96)

NR3.2.5 Natural Sciences: 20 units in Natural Sciences and Mathematics as described in R6.2 for the A. B. Degree. No more than 4 units may be counted in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, or Statistics. No course in cultural geography maybe used The biological sciences course must have a laboratory component. The college Executive Committee will determine which courses may be used in satisfaction of the Natural Sciences requirement (courses from departments or programs cited in UCR Campus regulation R6.2.1., R6.2.2, and R6.2.3) and the Dean's office will implement this policy. (Am 28 Jan 82) (Am 9 Feb 96) (Am 30 May 96)

NR3.2.6 Ethnicity: One four-unit course dealing with general concepts and issues in the study of race and ethnicity in California and the United States. Courses that satisfy this requirement must concentrate on one or more of four principal minority groups (African-American, Asian-American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American). These courses must be comparative in nature, analyzing the minority group experience within the present and historical context of other racial and ethnic groups, such as European- American minorities. The courses are to be offered by or cross-listed with the Program in Ethnic Studies. (En 12 Nov 92)

NR3.2.6.1 Regardless of the student's college and major, the course may be counted toward the Humanities or the Social Sciences graduation requirements, depending upon the course's content as evaluated by the Committee on Educational Policy. (En 12 Nov 92)


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