Each student must satisfy the course requirements specified below. Nearly all of the courses are designed for the purposes of general education and are part of no major program. Students may satisfy the requirements by passing the course, or, in some cases, by demonstrating competence and knowledge through placement or special examination, or by meeting the condition specified for a waiver. The experiential education requirement may also be satisfied by a period of study abroad. The First-Year Seminar Sequence is required of all freshman students.

Experiential Education Requirement

The experiential education requirement may be satisfied in any of the following ways:

  • A 3-credit-hour January experiential education course in the sophomore or junior year
  • Three credit hours (15 events) of Mountain Challenge 
  • A period of study abroad approved by the International Programming Committee

Experiential education courses are offered occasionally in an evening format and in summer school.

 

Core Curriculum Course Listings

The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 58 credit hours for the Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and 54 credit hours for the Bachelor of Music degree. Some general education requirements are waived by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. List of Core Courses:

BIB130: Biblical Studies
Hebrew Bible World and Culture

BIB140: Biblical Studies
The New Testament World and Culture

CMP110: Composition
English Composition

CMP130: Composition
Advanced Composition

ETH490: Ethics
Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Ethical Thought

FNA140: Fine Arts
Introduction to the Fine Arts

FYS100: First Year Seminar 100
Introduction to the College

FYS110: First Year Seminar 110
Expectations and practices of a Liberal Arts College

FYS120: First Year Seminar 120
Communications Strategies

LIT270: Literature
The Early Western Literary Tradition

LIT290: Literature
The Modern Western Literary Tradition

ORN120: Orientation
Transfer Orientation

 

SCI150: Natural Science

Principles in Scientific Investigation

SCI350: Natural Science
Topics in Natural Science

SLS260: Social Sciences
Perspectives on the Social Order

SRS480: Senior Seminar
Senior Seminar

STA120: Statistics
Introductory Statistics

WCV180: Western Civilization
Foundations of Western Civilization

WCV190: Western Civilization
Modern Western Civilization

WRC370: World Cultures
Topics in World Culture

Various: Foreign Language

Various: Experiential Education Requirement
The experiential education requirement may be satisfied in any of the following ways:

  • A 3 credit hour January experiential education course in the sophomore or junior year
  • Three credit hours (15 events) of Mountain Challenge (PHR 125, 126, 127)
  • A period of study abroad approved by the International Programming Committee