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Core Curriculum

As the shared academic experience of all Detroit Mercy undergraduates, the Core Curriculum is the signature element of a Detroit Mercy education. The Core serves as the foundation the university's mission to "integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students."  

Though all Detroit Mercy undergraduates complete the Core Curriculum, there are different recommended paths depending on a student's course of study. Some Core courses also have prerequisites. For these reasons it is vitally important that students consult closely with their academic advisor before registering for Core courses.

This page contains an outline of the University of Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum requirements.For more details on recommended paths through the Core Curriculum, 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 Titan Pass 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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