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Each student, following the requirements of the 2001-2002 through 2005-2006 catalogs, is required to complete one bridge course of at least three semester hours. Bridge courses contain substantial content that bridges at least two of the areas of inquiry within the college graduation requirements (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics and social and behavioral sciences).

Bridge courses cannot be double-counted to fill the University General Studies HU, SB, SG or SQ areas or any other college graduation requirement. If you wish to use a bridge course listed below to fill a humanities, natural sciences or social sciences requirement you must select another course from the list to fill the bridge course requirement.

Unless otherwise noted only the Tempe campus courses listed below will fulfill the bridge course requirement.

The following Learning Community themes will also fulfill the Bridge course requirement:

  • Politics, Culture and the Struggle for Democratic Rights - sophomore and above only
  • Medicine, Science and Public Policy: Making Better Choices - sophomore and above only

ASB

  • ASB 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia (cross-listed with GCU 240, HST 240, POS 240 and REL 240)
  • ASB 326 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments
  • ASB 350 Anthropology and Art
  • ASB 353 Death and Dying in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ASB 462 Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health

ASM

  • ASM 248 Bioarchaeology of Cannibalism, Violence and Social Pathology
  • ASM 345 Disease and Human Evolution

BIO

  • BIO 311 Biology and Society (cross-listed with HPS 340)
  • BIO 316 History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies (cross-listed with HPS 330)
  • BIO 318 History of Medicine (cross-listed with HPS 331)
  • BIO 319 Environmental Science - Nonmajors (cross-listed with PLB 320)
  • BIO 427 Fire

ENG

  • ENG 312 English in its Social Setting
  • ENG 469 Science and Literature

GCU

  • GCU 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia (cross-listed with ASB 240, HST 240, POS 240 and REL 240)
  • GCU 344 Geography of Hispanic Americans

GPH

  • GPH 210 Society and Environment
  • GPH 314 Global Change
  • GPH 405 Energy and Environment
  • GPH 422 Plant Geography (cross-listed with PLB 422)

HPS

  • HPS 322 History of Science
  • HPS 323 History of Science
  • HPS 330 History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies (cross-listed with BIO 316)
  • HPS 331 History of Medicine (cross-listed with BIO 318)
  • HPS 340 Biology and Society (cross-listed with BIO 311)

HST

  • HST 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia (cross-listed with ASB 240, GCU 240, POS 240 and REL 240)
  • HST 436 The Soviet Experiment
  • HST 460 History of Fire

HUM

  • HUM 420 Interpreting Latin America

KIN

  • KIN 422 Motor Control in Special Populations (cross-listed with PSY 422)
  • KIN 452 (EPE 452) Exercise Psychology

MIC

  • MIC 314 HIV/AIDS: Science, Behavior and Society

PLB

  • PLB 320 Environmental Science - Nonmajors (cross-listed with BIO 319)
  • PLB 322 Environmental Science - Majors only
  • PLB 422 Plant Geography (cross-listed with GPH 422)

POS

  • POS 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia (cross-listed with ASB 240, GCU 240, HST 240 and REL 240)
  • POS 305 Politics and Film

PSY

  • PSY 422 Motor Control in Special Populations (cross-listed with KIN 422)
  • PSY 424 Genetic Psychology
  • PSY 425 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PSY 426 Neuroanatomy
  • PSY 470 Psychopharmacology

REL

  • REL 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia (cross-listed with ASB 240, GCU 240, HST 240 and POS 240)
  • REL 379 Religion, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
  • REL 382 Religion, Magic and Science
  • REL 390 Women and Religion
  • REL 480 Religion and Global Politics

SCA

  • SCA 250 Introduction to Scandinavian Culture

SHS

  • SHS 350 Brain, Memory and Language

SOC

  • SOC 334 Technology and Society
  • SOC 420 Sociology of Religion
  • SOC 451 Comparative Sociology
  • SOC 483 History of Social Thought

Titles of Approved Special Topics Courses
There are no special topics/omnibus courses numbered 294, 394 or 494 currently being taught that fulfill the bridge course requirement. If you have questions about a past special topics course, contact christen.white@asu.edu.