College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Four Year Progression Plan Religious Studies - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Online

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. REL150 Religions Of The World 3
Description: Introduces the major religions of the world. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
5. FSCOURSE Freshman Seminar Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. REL1XX/3XX REL 100-300 Level Elective 3 REL1XX/3XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from 100-, 200-, or 300-level REL courses.
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCS250 Cultural Perspectives 3
Description: A topics course emphasizing interdisciplinary inquiry into cultural practices and products in a global framework. Includes comparative analysis of artistic, literary, and religious practices from the disciplinary perspectives in Comparative Cultural Studies. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENG 105
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. REL1XX/3XX REL 100-300 Level Elective 3 REL1XX/3XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from 100-, 200-, or 300-level REL courses.
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select 3 of the 6 units of 100/200 level required from two of the following four prefixes: ACM, ARH, CINE, and HUM.
4. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
5. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. REL1XX/3XX REL 100-300 Level Elective 3 REL1XX/3XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from 100-, 200-, or 300-level REL courses.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select 3 of the 6 units of 100/200 level required from two of the following four prefixes: ACM, ARH, CINE, and HUM.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCS350W Words At Work: Writing/Culture 3
Description: This seminar focuses on academic writing and effective oral communication skills through interdisciplinary engagement with various modes of cultural production. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and (CCS, IS Arts & Letters, or IS Hum major) w/ Junior Status (60 units)
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. REL3XX/4XX REL 300-400 Level Elective 3 REL3XX/4XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from 300 or 400-level REL courses.
3. REL3XX/4XX REL 300-400 Level Elective 3 REL3XX/4XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from 300 or 400-level REL courses.
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. REL3XX/4XX REL 300-400 Level Elective 3 REL3XX/4XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from 300 or 400-level REL courses.
2. REL3XX/4XX REL 300-400 Level Elective 3 REL3XX/4XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from 300 or 400-level REL courses.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
REL421 Seminar In Christianity 3
Description: Intensive study of selected aspects of, or developments in, Christian belief, practice, or history. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: 3 units of Religious Studies and Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
REL441 Seminar In Hinduism 3
Description: Intensive study of selected aspects of, or developments in, Hindu belief, practice, or history. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: 3 units of Religious Studies and Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option C-
REL451 Seminar In Buddhism 3
Description: Intensive study of selected aspects of, or developments in, buddhist belief, practice, or history. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: 3 units of Religious Studies and Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option D-
REL481 Native American Religion 3
Description: Intensive study of selected aspects of, or developments in, Native American belief, practice, or history. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: 3 units of Religious Studies and Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option E-
REL491 Seminar In Comparative Rel 3
Description: Intensive study of selected aspects of, or developments in, religious belief, practice, or history, involving comparative considerations of more than one religious tradition. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit.
Prerequisite: 3 units of Religious Studies and Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit graduation application during 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CCS490C CCS Capstone 3
Description: A topics-oriented, interdisciplinary seminar in which students pursue a project in their emphasis; includes comparative analysis of artistic, literary, and religious practices from the disciplinary perspectives in CCS. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CCS 250, CCS 350W, and Junior status or higher
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) LANGUAGE 101 (4), LANGUAGE 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) LANGUAGE 201 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students may not use CCS, ARH, REL, or HUM prefix courses to meet any liberal studies requirements.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all 42 units of major coursework.

At least 12 upper division units in the emphasis must be taken at NAU.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Comparative Cultural Studies Office
Riles, (Bldg. 15), Room 104
PHONE: 928-523-3881
http://www.cal.nau.edu/ccs

Student Services Center
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://www.cal.nau.edu/

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.