Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts

Dr. Elahi in conversation with Latondra Newton (Kettering University alumna, class of 1991, BMS in Management Systems) Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Co.

Home Department: Liberal Arts

Department Head:

Babak Elahi, Ph.D.

Room 4-502 AB, 810-762-9699

General Education

As a part of their general education, all Kettering University undergraduate students are required to take the following courses:

First Year Experience
CILE-101First Year Foundations1
General Education
COMM-101Rhetoric & Writing4
ECON-201Economic Principles4
LA-201Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition4
LA-489Sr. Seminar:Leadership, Ethics4
Advanced Humanities Electives 18
Advanced Social Science Electives 18
Total Credit Hours33

Humanities and Social Science advanced electives must be selected from approved 300 and 400 level courses.

Courses eligible for 300-400 level humanities and social science elective credit include:

Humanities Elective Courses
COMM-311Rhetorical Principles of Persuasion4
COMM-313Rhetorical Principles of Public Speaking4
COMM-391Horror Film4
COMM-401Communicating about Data4
HUMN-380 Anticipating Futures: Technology, Nature, Society4
HUMN-391Special Topics in Humanities4
LIT-304American Literature and Philosophy4
LIT-307Poetry: Substance and Structure4
LIT-309The Literature of Multicultural America4
LIT-310African American Literature4
LIT-311Literatures of the African Diaspora4
LIT-372Masterpieces of Literature4
LIT-391Literature Special Topics4
PHIL-378Moral and Ethical Philosophy4
PHIL-391Philosophy Special Topics4
Social Science Elective Courses
ECON-342Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics4
ECON-344Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation4
ECON-348History of Economic Thought4
ECON-352International Economics4
ECON-354Money and Banking4
ECON-391Economics Special Topics4
HIST-306International Relations4
HIST-308America and the World4
HIST-319The Rise of the Global Community4
HIST-320Modern Middle East4
HIST-322Africa in the World Economy4
HIST-329Science, Technology, and the Modern World4
HIST-391History Special Topics4
PSYC-350Cognitive Psychology4
SOC-331Globalization in India and China: Comparative and Cross-Cultural Perspectives4
SOC-333Global Social Movements4
SOC-337Religion in Society4
SOC-341Law, Politics, and Society4
SOC-391Sociology Special Topics4
SSCI-310The Flint Water Crisis4
SSCI-314Technology and Sustainable Development4
SSCI-391Social Science Special Topics4

Students wishing to study a topic within the humanities and social sciences not offered as a regular course may request that a liberal arts faculty member provide an independent study course. This independent study course may not serve as a substitute for any of the courses in the general education component, including the 300-level electives and senior seminar. Written approval must be given by the instructor and Liberal Arts department head.

Besides the general education requirements, students are also able to broaden their education by choosing to use their free electives for courses beyond their majors.