Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in civil engineering will have approximately 18 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.
Clarkson Common Experience Curriculum (CCEC): Each student must complete six courses (18 hours) in the required knowledge areas (KA). The 6 courses include UNIV190 Clarkson Seminar and EC350 Micro and Engineering Economics. University courses (UC) are interdisciplinary and cover at least two knowledge areas. The six knowledge areas are
- The nature of cultures and societies (CSO)
- Contemporary and global issues (CGI)
- The imaginative arts and their role in society (IA)
- Science and technology, including their relationship to society (STS)
- Economic and organizational concepts and decision-making (EC)
- Methods for studying and explaining individual and group behavior (IG)
The list of appropriate KA associations of courses is listed at http://www.clarkson.edu/sas under Master Schedule Fall or Spring, under Knowledge Area, Communication and Technology Courses.
In addition to UNIV190 Clarkson Seminar, students are required to take at least five courses that have KA designators. At least one of these five courses must be a UC that has two KA designators. At least four of the six Knowledge Areas must be covered.
EC150 Microeconomics should not be taken as a KA elective by civil engineering or environmental engineering majors, as it duplicates most of the material covered in EC350. Students who transfer to civil or environmental engineering after taking EC150 or a similar introductory course that may be designated as EC2 may satisfy the EC350 graduation requirement by taking EC200, which is simply the engineering economics portion of EC350 (typically the last one-third of the semester). EC200 is a 1-credit course. Civil and environmental engineering (CEE) students who take EC151 as a KA elective still need to take EC350 to satisfy their graduation requirements. For more information, please see the CEE Executive Officer in Rowley 140A. In addition to the KA and UC requirements, the Clarkson Common Experience curriculum requires a minimum of 6 communication points to be accumulated before graduation. At least 2 communication points should be from 300- and 400-level courses within the student’s major. The following CEE courses have 1 communication point: CE212, CE310, CE320, CE330, CE380, CE490, CE491 and CE492.
Students majoring in civil engineering will have approximately 18 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.