Inside Linfield - First Year Advising

First semester academic programs grid

Use this grid to determine 1 or 2 courses that are recommended for your intended major / minor (if major is known) or that interest you if you don’t know what you want to study. Fill your schedule with LCs or classes that interest you.

*See Advising and Course Placement Information for courses marked with (*) below.

If you are interested in... ...Then consider these courses for fall semester.
Art Consider 1-2 of the following courses:
ARTS 101: Intro to Studio
ARTS 102: 2D Design
ARTS 110: Intro to Visual Studies
ARTS 120: Drawing
Anthropology Consider 1-2 of the following courses:
ANTH 111: Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 112: Introduction to Archaeology & World Prehistory
Any other 200-level course offered by the department (with ANTH or SOAN prefixes)
Other appropriate courses offered this year include ANTH 255 or SOAN 210, 222, 226, 232
A student with a clear commitment to this major may take SOAN 085 and attain permission by emailing the department chair.
Applied Physics See Physics and Applied Physics below.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BIOL 210 and 210L* (lab required) and CHEM 210 and 210L* (lab required) are prerequisites for most Biology and Chemistry courses and are required for all Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors. Students should enroll in these courses as soon as possible in their academic careers, preferably in their first year. 
Take both of these courses if you are well-prepared for college-level work and/or have a strong science background. If not, take CHEM 210/211 first and consider MATH 150 or 170 as appropriate. Then take BIOL 210/211 sophomore year or as a soon as possible.
Biology BIOL 210 and 210L*: Principles of Biology and Lab (lab required) and/or CHEM 210 and 210L*: General Chemistry and Lab (lab required)
Take both of these courses if you are well-prepared for college-level work and/or have a strong science background. If not, take either BIOL 210/211 or CHEM 210/211 and consider MATH 150 or 170 as appropriate.
Business (Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sport Management) BNSS 250: Contemporary Business (Note that this course does not apply to the majors within the Business Department. It may be used toward the Management or Sport Management minors.)
ECON 210: Principles of Economics
MATH  140: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 160*: Finite Math with Calculus or MATH 170*: Calculus I, especially if interested in graduate study.
Chemistry CHEM 210 and 210L* (*lab required) are prerequisites for most Chemistry courses.
MATH 170 is a pre- or co-requisite for courses required in the major.
Take both of these courses (CHEM 210 & MATH 170) if you are well-prepared for college-level work and/or have a strong science background. If not, take CHEM 210/211 and consider MATH 150 in the fall.
PHYS 210 may be started in the spring if MATH 170 is taken in the fall and MATH 175 during January term.
Communication Arts Consider 1 or 2 of the following courses. All are LC courses as well as major/minor courses:
COMM 130: Interpersonal Communication (IS)
COMM 140: Public Speaking (IS)
COMM 230: Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives (IS or GP)
Computer Science COMP 121: Intro to the Internet and WWW
COMP 131: Computers in Modern Society
COMP 160 and 160L: Intro to Programming: Functions and Lab
MATH 170*: Calculus I
Note: COMP 121 and 131 are recommended for non-majors who want to gain proficiency in the use of the Computer as a tool.
Economics ECON 210*: Principles of Economics
MATH 160*: Finite Math with Calculus or MATH 170: Calculus I (preferred)
Education EDUC 150: Foundations of Education
MATH 135: Math for Elementary Teachers I
Engineering See Pre-Engineering below.
Environmental Studies ENVS 201 and 201L: Environmental Science and Lab (lab required)
Science Focus
ENVS 201 and 201L: Environmental Science and Lab (lab required)
BIOL 210 and 210L*: Principles of Biology and Lab (lab required) or
CHEM 210 and 210L*: General Chemistry and Lab (lab required)
Humanities Focus
ENVS 201 and 201L: Environmental Science and Lab (lab required) and/or
HIST 152: Environmental History of the U.S.
Human Performance: Exercise Science BIOL 210 and 210L*: Principles of Biology and Lab (lab required) or
CHEM 210 and 210L*: General Chemistry and Lab (lab required)
MATH 150*: Pre-Calculus or MATH 170*: Calculus I
HHPA 183: Seminar in Health and Human Movement
HHPA 280: Nutrition
PSYC 101: Intro to Psychology
Human Performance: Physical Activity and Fitness Studies HHPA 183: Seminar in Health and Human Movement
PSYC 101: Intro to Psychology
Human Performance: Physical Education EDUC 150: Foundations of Education
HHPA 183: Seminar in Health and Human Movement
Francophone and African Studies French Language courses or African Studies* (depending on placement or choose courses taught in English)
Note: Language courses start at 101. Courses taught in English are in cultural studies and carry LCs.
German Studies GLGR 101*: Elementary German I or appropriate German language course (depending on placement, choose a course taught in English)
HIST 122: History of World Civilizations I
POLS 210: Introduction to International Politics
COMM 230: Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives (IS)
Global Cultural Studies INQS 125: Inquiry Seminar
Language coursesminar
Appropriate cultural studies courses numbered 200 or 300 and taught in English
Global Languages (French, German, Japanese, and Spanish) First-year students who intend to continue a language begun in high school must refer to the Advising and Course Placement Information page. 
Beginners: Register in language courses numbered 101.*
History Consider 1-2 of the following courses:
HIST 121: Western Culture Since 1500
HIST 122: History of World Civilizations I
HIST 125: East Asia before 1800
HIST 150: Survey of US History
HIST 152: Environmental History of the US
HIST 210: Modern Japan
HIST 207: Jewish-Muslim Relations in Modern Europe and the Mediterranean
Intercultural Communication Consider 1-2 of the following courses. All are LC courses as well as major courses:
COMM 130: Interpersonal Communication (IS)
COMM 230: Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives (IS)
ANTH 111: Cultural Anthropology (IS or GP)
International Relations POLS 210: Introduction to International Politics
ECON 210*: Principles of Economics
ANTH 111: Cultural Anthropology
100 or 200 level electives of interest
Journalism and Media Studies JAMS 150: Living in a Media World
Latin American/Latino Studies Appropriate Spanish Language or culture course or a 100-200 history course with focus on Latin America
Laws, Rights, and Justice POLS 220: Great Political Thinkers
POLS 225: Study of Law
Any Laws, Rights, and Justice elective
Literature and Creative Writing ENGL 240: Hero(in)es, Monsters, and Protest: British Literature to 1660
ENGL 250: Poetry, Prose, and Plays
INQS 125: Inquiry Seminar
ENGL 200: Intro to Creative Writing
Mathematics MATH 170*: Calculus I or
MATH  175*: Calculus II
Students who have completed the equivalent of MATH 175 should consult with the mathematics department to determine the appropriate course.
Music MUSC 110: Concert band or MUSC 117: Concert choir
MUSC 140: Beginning Keyboard Skills
MUSC 203: Applied Lessons (Voice, Instruments, or Composition)
MUSC 210: Musicianship I
Nursing (Pre-Nursing Program) CHEM 201 and 201L* or BIOL 210 and 210L* or CHEM 210 and 210L*
Consider 1-2 of the following courses:
INQS 125: Inquiry Seminar
HHPA 280: Nutrition
MATH 140: Introduction to Statistics
PSYC 155: Lifespan Development Psychology
Visit the Pre-Nursing Advising page for more information. 
Philosophy PHIL 160: Philosophy of the East and West
PHIL 170: Critical Thinking
PHIL 180: Moral Problems
Physics and Applied Physics PHYS 210 and 210L: Intro to Mechanics and Lab (lab required) and MATH 170: Calculus I
Students not yet ready for calculus should take MATH 150: Precalculus. Also consider CHEM 210 and 210L: General Chemistry and Lab (lab required), or PHYS 101 Astronomy.
Political Science POLS 201: Introduction to American Politics
POLS 210: Introduction to International Politics
POLS 220: Great Political Thinkers
Pre-Athletic Training Any INQS 125: Inquiry Seminar and 1-2 courses from the following:
HHPA 184: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury
HHPA 250: Prevention and Control of Disease
HHPA 284: First Aid and CPR I
HHPA 183: Seminar in Health and Human Movement
PSYC 101: Survey of Psychology
Pre-Engineering PHYS 210 and 210L: Intro to Mechanics and Lab (lab required) and MATH 170: Calculus I
Students not yet ready for calculus should take MATH 150: Precalculus. Also consider CHEM 210 and 210L: General Chemistry and Lab (lab required), or PHYS 101 Astronomy.
Pre-Law 1-2 courses in potential major/minor interest area
1-2 courses to fulfill the Linfield Curriculum
Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Vet/Pre-Pharmacy BIOL 210 and 210L*: Principles of Biology and Lab (lab required) or
CHEM 210 and 210L*: General Chemistry and Lab (lab required)
MATH 170*: Calculus I
Note: Only enroll in both BIOL and CHEM if you have a strong science background – consult your advisor.
Pre-Physical Therapy BIOL 210 and 210L*: Principles of Biology and Lab (lab required) or
CHEM 210 and 210L*: General Chemistry and Lab (lab required)
MATH  170*: Calculus I
Psychology PSYC 101: Survey of Psychology
If you have completed 101 equivalency, take one or more of the following: 
PSYC 282 or 283
PSYC 284 or 287
PSYC 281 or 286
Public Health: Health Promotion HHPA 183: Seminar in Health and Human Movement
Consider 1-2 of the following courses:
MATH 140: Introduction to Statistics 
HSCI 098: Medical Terminology (Online)
SOAN 232: Medicine and Culture
INQS 125: Inquiry Seminar and/or 1-2 LC courses
Religious Studies Consider 1-2 of the following courses:
RELS 111: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
RELS 120: Old Testament
RELS 160: Philosophy East and West
RELS 202: Hebrew
RELS 220: Religious Thinkers
Note: RELS 110: Approaches to Religion is also appropriate and will be offered in January. 
Sociology Consider 1-2 of the following courses:
SOCL 101: Fundamentals of Sociology
Any other 200-level course offered by the department (with SOCL or SOAN prefixes)
 Other appropriate courses offered this year include SOCL 201 or SOAN 210, 222, 226, 232
A student with a clear commitment to this major may take SOAN 085 and attain permission by emailing the department chair.
Sport Management BNAC 260: Financial Accounting
ECON 210: Principles of Economics
MATH 140: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 160: Finite Math with Calculus
Theatre Arts Theatre majors and minors should take THTR 162: Fundamentals of Theatre Design and Drawing (CS). This course is offered only in the fall semester. This course is a pre-requisite for other courses so it is important for majors and minors to take it as soon as possible. 
Majors, minors, and students with general interest may take THTR 181: Acting (CS). This course is offered every semester.
Majors, minors, and students with general interest may take THTR 270: Play Reading (CS). This course is offered fall semester.
Wine Studies WINE 101: The Geography of Wine
JAMS 150: Living in a Media World
ENVS 201: Environmental Science
Note: A student can take WINE 211 or WINE 212 at the same time as WINE 101.