UO Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the three CHC disciplinary courses that you’ll be taking inside the honors college, you will also take three UO disciplinary courses outside of the honors college. These courses will enable you to explore various majors through their foundational course offerings.  

Unlike the courses that must be taken within the honors college, you will be able to use certain transfer, AP, IB, CLEP, and/or other UO credits to fulfill the UO disciplinary course requirement. Courses with an HC subject code cannot be used to satisfy these requirements. See the Office of the Registrar for minimum test score requirements for AP/IB coursework. UO courses that satisfy this requirement can be found here. 

All CHC students will take one course in each of the following subject areas at any point over the course of their four years of study (but most likely during their first two years): 

Arts & Letters (Area of Inquiry >1) 

Arts & Letters (A&L) courses will create meaningful opportunities for students to engage actively in the modes of inquiry that define a discipline. Courses will be broad in scope and demonstrably liberal in nature (that is, courses that promote open inquiry from a variety of perspectives). Though some courses may focus on specialized subjects or approaches, there will be a substantial course content locating that subject in the broader context of the major issues of the discipline. Qualifying courses will not focus on teaching basic skills but will require the application or engagement of those skills through analysis and interpretation. 

Social Science (Area of Inquiry >2) 

Social Science (SSC) courses will be liberal in nature rather than being professionally oriented or limited to the performance of professional skills. They will cover a representative cross-section of key issues, perspectives, and modes of analysis employed by scholars working on the subject matter addressed by the course. The subject matter of the course will be relatively broad, e.g., involving more than one issue, place, or time. 

Science (Area of Inquiry >3 or >4)

Science (SC) courses will introduce students to the foundations of one or more scientific disciplines, or should provide an introduction to fundamental methods (such as mathematics) that are widely used in scientific disciplines. Courses will introduce students to the process of scientific reasoning.