Elective Courses

You will review these options with your summer advisor in your one-on-one advising appointment to select which course might make sense for your schedule.

You may also be interested to review more information about required courses generally, or our list of recommended first-year courses by major.

As part of our core curriculum requirements, Monmouth requires all students to take one course in the “Beauty and Meaning in Works of Art” category. This requirement does need to be satisfied in your first semester; it may be taken in a later semester, depending on room in your schedule and your preferences. Click on each course title to read a full description.

Beauty and Meaning in Works of Art

ARTD-232 Poster Design (1st half semester) - 0.50 Credits
ARTD-243 Observational Painting - 1.0 Credits
ARTD-250 Minimalism (2nd half semester) - 0.50 Credits
ARTD-260 Hand-Built Ceramics - 1.0 Credits
CLAS-230 Mythology: Dionysus & Thesban Myths - 1.0 Credits
ENGL-180 Intro to Literature: Sherlock Holmes - 1.0 Credits
MUSI-101 Intro to Music - 1.0 Credits
MUSI-203 Evolution of Jazz - 1.0 Credits
THEA-171 Intro to Theatre - 0.50 Credits
THEA-173 Intro to Technical Theatre - 1.0 Credits
THEA-175 Principles of Acting - 1.0 Credits

The following elective courses are additional Fall 2020 offerings that may be a fit for new incoming first-year students based on interest. Click on the title of each course to read a full description.


ASIA-100 Intro to Asian Studies - 1.0 Credits
COMM-261 Mass Media & Modern Society - 1.0 Credits
DATA-151 Introduction to Data Science - 1.0 Credits
EDST-100 Foundations of Education - 1.0 Credits
GPHS-110 Health, Wellness and College Success (Offered both 1st and 2nd half semesters) - 0.25 Credits
HIST-111 U.S.History; 1865 to Presents - 1.0 Credits
HIST-120 Intro to Latin America - 1.0 Credits
HIST-188 History of the Samurai - 1.0 Credits
MILS-111 Intro to Military Science - 0.25 Credits
PHIL/REGL-207 Ethics - 1.0 Credits
RELG-108 Intro to New Testament - 1.0 Credits
POLS-103 American Politics - 1.0 Credits
POLS-120 Film and Politics - 1.0 Credits
SOCI-101 Intro to Sociology - 1.0 Credits

Lab Science

BIOL-201 Field Botany with Laboratory - 1.0 Credits
PHYS-103 Astronomy - 1.0 Credits
PSYC-101 Intro to Psychology - 1.0 Credits

Elective/May also satisfy Quantitative Reasoning in Practice course

PHIL-201 Critical Thinking: Intro to Logic - 1.0 Credits