McDaniel College Budapest 

Liberal Arts courses
McDaniel College Budapest provides a comprehensive program of general education alongside a rigorous program in the student' s major. The general program consists of competence courses which all students must take or otherwise fulfill the requirements of, and a range of elective courses from which a certain number must be taken to fulfill liberal arts distribution requirements.(Please scroll down for details about distribution requirements.)

Elective courses     Distribution requirement
AHY 1113 – History of Western Art I CE
AHY 1114 – History of Western Art II CE
AHY 2222 – Art of the Medieval World
AHY 2239 – Romanticism and Impressionism IW, SCH
ART 1101 – Perceptual Drawing CE
ART 1117 – Design CE
ART 2210 – Digital Photography CE
ART 3307 – Web Design
BIO 2100 – The Molecular Design of Life SIL
CCS 2203 – Introduction to Hungarian Culture  
CCS 2212 – World Music IN, SCH
CCS 2065 – Contemporary Hungary in Its European Context
COM 1110 – Public Speaking  
ECO 2201 – Principles of Economics SCH
ENG 2100 – Multicultural Voices in American Literature MC, TA
ENG 2215 – Newspaper Practicum  
ENG 2216 – Newspaper Practicum  
ENG 2220 – World Literature IW, TA
GSC 2210 – History of Modern Science SI
HIS 1106 – Western Civilization: 1700 to the Present IW
HIS 1134 – Understanding Europe I IW, SCH
HIS 1135 – Understanding Europe II IW, SCH
HIS 2105 – Holocaust and Memory MC, SCH
HIS 2202 – Formation of Western Europe IW
HIS 2229 – U.S. History in the Cold War Era, 1890-1920 SCH
HIS 2298 – Independent Studies in History  
HUN 1101 – Elementary Hungarian I  
HUN 1102 – Elementary Hungarian II  
MAT 1107 – College Algebra and Trigonometry QR
MAT 1117 – Calculus I QR
MAT 2218 – Linear Algebra; Budapest Semesters in Mathematics offerings (open to all McDaniel College students with permission of Department). Click here for courses list and descriptions. QR
PHI 1113 – Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Renaissance SCH, TA
PSI 1101 – Introduction to Political Science SCH
PSI 1111 – Classical Political Thought SCH
PSI 1112 – Modern Political Thought SCH
PSI 2206 – American Political Thought SCH
PSI 2203 – International Law and Organization IN
PSI 2213 – Comparative Politics of Western European Polities IW
PSY 1106 – Introduction to Psychology SCH
PSY 3212 – Psychology of Gender  
SIS 2025 - Correspondences in Art and Literature
SIS 2212 – Gender, Fiction, and Sexuality in Central Europe  
STA 2215 – Elementary Statistics for Social Science QR
Global Citizenship: Multicultural (MC)
Multicultural education will give students an understanding of the cultural pluralism of American society. Multicultural courses focus on the cultures and experiences of diverse groups in the United States or elsewhere that have been historically subordinated or marginalized and defined by such categories as race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and disability. Students must complete one course with a multicultural focus.

Global Citizenship: International (IW & IN)
International education is a critical component of global education. Students must understand, from contemporary and historical perspectives, their place in the global community and be prepared to navigate ever faster and more complex patterns of social and institutional interaction. International courses examine the perspectives and customs of cultures outside the U.S. or the relationship between the U.S. and foreign cultures. Students must complete two courses with an international focus. One of these courses must be nonwestern—that is, it must examine the cultures of Asia, Africa, the indigenous Americas, or the Pacific Rim, either exclusively or in explicit comparison with other regions.

Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (SI, SIL, QR)
Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning courses explore various areas of scientific knowledge and quantitative analysis. Scientific Inquiry courses teach students how scientists ask particular questions and the methods by which they attempt to answer these questions. Quantitative Reasoning courses teach students how to think logically and how to analyze problems. They provide students with the ability to read and use quantitative data, interpret quantitative evidence, and apply basic quantitative skills to problem solving. Students must take three classes in Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: these three must include one course in Quantitative Reasoning and one Scientific Inquiry course that includes an approved laboratory component.

Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding (SCH)
Courses in Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding explore the richness of human experience. These courses examine the myriad dimensions of human experience and achievement—ethical, historical, political, psychological, religious, and social—and teach students the methods of research and theoretical analysis necessary for the study of individuals, societies, or cultures. Students must take two courses in Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding.

Textual Analysis and Creative Expression (TA, CE)
Human creativity may be defined by and explored from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives—the humanities, sciences, and the fine arts. Creativity usually results in new insights, understanding or aesthetic appreciation. Courses in this category require students to examine creativity from different perspectives. Textual Analysis courses focus on the interpretation of written texts. They provide students with extensive practice in the art of reading and close analysis of sophisticated writing. Creative Expression courses focus on the interpretation of creative texts or products, or on the reflective participation in the creative process itself. Students must take one course in Textual Analysis and one course in Creative Expression.

Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS)
Courses offered in the Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies Program examine an issue, topic or question from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to offering an enlarged perspective on the subject, these courses introduce students to the relationships between disciplines: their similarities and differences in content and methods, and the ways in which different disciplines inform and define one another

Liberal Arts courses