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Courses Approved for Foundational Disciplines and Overlays

NOTE: Students who started taking classes at Northwestern in Spring 2023 or earlier should refer to the Courses Approved for Distribution Credit. The information below pertains to students who start at Northwestern after Spring 2023.

 

2023-2024 Courses

Information will be posted to these lists as it becomes available. Some courses on the lists will not be offered in 2023-24, but in a future year. Certain courses appear on more than one list, but courses approved in more than one foundational area may not be counted in more than one area at the same time (i.e. not double-counted between foundational areas).

Starting September 2023 please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for full lists. This page will only include mid-year updates.

Foundational Disciplines
FD-NS
Foundational Discipline - Natural Sciences
Subject Number Title
ANTHRO 213-0 Human Origins
BIOL_SCI 103-0 Diversity of Life
BIOL_SCI 109-0 The Nature of Plants
BIOL_SCI 164-0 Basic Genetics and Evolution
BIOL_SCI 201-0 Molecular Biology


FD-EDR: Empirical and Deductive Reasoning

 

FD-SBS
Foundational Discipline - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Subject Number Title
ANTHRO 221-0 Social and Health Inequalities1
GBL_HLTH 201-0 Introduction to Global Health2
GBL_HLTH 320-0 Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health
SOCIOL 235-0 Critical Thought on Race and Ethnicity

1 Also Overlay 1: U.S. Perspectives on Power, Justice, and Equity

2 Also Overlay 2: Global Perspectives on Power, Justice, and Equity


FD-HS: Historical Studies
FD-EET: Ethical and Evaluative Thinking
FD-LA: Literature and Arts

US and Global Overlays
OVRL-US
Overlay 1: U.S. Perspectives on Power, Justice, and Equity
Subject Number Title
ANTHRO 221-0 Social and Health Inequalities1

1Also FD-Social and Behavioral Sciences

2Also FD-Historical Studies

3Also FD-Ethical and Evaluative Thinking

4Also FD-Literature and Arts

OVRL-G
Overlay 2: Global Perspectives on Power, Justice, and Equity
Subject Number Title
GBL_HLTH 201-0 Introduction to Global Health1

1Also FD-Social and Behavioral Sciences

2Also FD-Historical Studies

3Also FD-Ethical and Evaluative Thinking

4Also FD-Literature and Arts

 

Previous course lists

NOTE: Students who started taking classes at Northwestern in Spring 2023 or earlier should refer to the Courses Approved for Distribution Credit. The information above pertains to students who start at Northwestern after Spring 2023.

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