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Liberal Arts Curriculum (Core)

Liberal Arts Curriculum

(Effective beginning Fall 2021)

All UNC students are required to complete 31 credit hours from their LAC, regardless of major. The UNC catalog contains information on the specific LAC requirements that students must complete. Students declared in catalog years prior to Fall 2021 should see the “Liberal Arts Core” section.

Current LAC Checklist

2021-2022 LAC Catalog

New LAC Summary

Liberal Arts Core

(Effective through Summer 2021)

All UNC students are required to complete 40 credit hours from their LAC, regardless of major. The UNC catalog contains information on the specific LAC requirements that students must complete.

2020-2021 LAC Checklist

2020-2021 LAC Catalog

Courses listed in the Liberal Arts Curriculum/Liberal Arts Core can count toward LAC categories if taken in the semester indicated. If your coursework is over 10 years old, please see the University Policy regarding previous credits earned and transfer credits.

For students with questions regarding the applicability of transfer coursework towards the LAC, please contact the Office of the Registrar at transfereval@unco.edu

For faculty, please visit the Liberal Arts Council website for LAC curriculum submissions.

Liberal Arts Curriculum/Liberal Arts Core Course Indicators

Liberal Arts Core Area (through Summer 2021)

Liberal Arts Core Description (through Summer 2021)

Liberal Arts Curriculum Area (begins Fall 2021)

Liberal Arts Curriculum Description (begins Fall 2021)

LC1a

Communication (Composition) - Elementary Composition

LAW1

Written Communication - Introductory Writing Course

LC1b

Communication (Composition) - Intermediate Composition

LAW2

Written Communication - Intermediate Writing Course

N/A

N/A

LAW3

Written Communication - Advanced Writing Course

LC2

Mathematics

LAX1

Mathematics

LC3A

Arts and Humanities - Arts

LAA1

Arts and Humanities - Arts and Expression

LC3B

Arts and Humanities - Literature and Humanities

LAA2

Arts and Humanities - Literature and Humanities

LC3C

Arts and Humanities - Ways of Thinking

LAA3

Arts and Humanities - Ways of Thinking

LC3D

Arts and Humanities - World Languages

LAA4

Arts and Humanities - World Languages

LC4

History

LAH1

History

LC5A

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economic and Political Systems

LAB1

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economic or Political Systems

LC5B

Social and Behavioral Sciences -Geography

LAB2

Social and Behavioral Sciences -Geography

LC5C

Social and Behavioral Sciences -Human Behavior and Social Systems

LAB3

Social and Behavioral Sciences -Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks

LC6

Physical and Life Sciences

LAS1

Natural and Physical Sciences

LCLB

Science Lab Course

LASL

Natural and Physical Sciences Lab

LC7

International Studies

LAIS

International Studies

LC8

U.S. Multicultural Studies

LAMS

U.S. Multicultural Studies

LCEL

Liberal Arts Core Elective

N/A

N/A