Humanities Core Course Enrollment Questions
If you are having difficulties enrolling in a section of Humanities Core Course, you should contact the Humanities Core office. Office staff will assist you in determining your placement eligibility and in placing you into an appropriate section on a space-available basis. Honors students should consult the office of the Campuswide Honors Program.
Students seeking broader academic counseling related to enrolling in Humanities Core Course should consult an academic counselor in the school of their major.
Add/drops, Switching Sections, and Grade Option Changes
Add/Drops and grade option changes for Humanities Core Course must be effected by the end of the second week of classes regardless of what the general campus deadlines for add/drops and grade option changes are. Requests to add or drop or grade option changes after the second week will be granted only for exceptional circumstances. All add/drops beginning the first day of the second week of instruction are coordinated and authorized by staff in the Humanities Core Course Program Office (HIB 185). Students should not ask Humanities Core Course instructors for authorization codes. All school and major requirements must be taken for letter grades.
Progression in Humanities Core Course
Students receiving deficient grades of C- or below or NP (no pass) may progress to the next quarter as long as a grade of F (or an F which converted to NP) was not received. Students who receive an F in either component of Humanities Core Course in fall or winter may not progress to the next quarter of Humanities Core Course unless special permission is granted by the Director.
Students receiving a deficient grade of C- or below (including F) or NP (no pass) in either component of Humanities Core Course may retake the quarter in a subsequent year in most cases. Students repeating only one component of Humanities Core Course should enroll in both components of Core Course and then see staff in the Humanities Core office (HIB 185) during the second week of classes to drop the component not being repeated.
Satisfaction of Requirements and GE Credits
Students who complete all three quarters of the Humanities Core lecture with a grade of D- or better or P (pass), and Humanities Core Writing with a C or better or P (pass) will have satisfied Writing (Category I), Arts and Humanities (Category IV), Multicultural Studies (Category VII) and International/Global Issues (Category VIII) of the UCI GE requirements.
If the three quarter series is not completed, each Humanities Core lecture course with a passing grade of D- or better or P (pass) will count as 1 Arts and Humanities (Category IV) and each Humanities Core writing course with a passing grade of C or better or P (pass) will count as 1 Writing (Category I) for either Fall or Winter and 1 Writing (Category I) for Spring.
Students who want to begin Humanities Core in the winter can do so as long as they have satisfied the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement. After completing the winter and spring quarters, students will have met the lower division writing requirement as long as they have a grade of C or better in the writing component. Completion of the lecture component over two quarters with grades of D- or better will fulfill two Arts and Humanities (Category IV) of the GE requirements. (Students who finish the fall in Humanities Core but need to withdraw for the winter can return in the spring for the credits described in this paragraph.)
Majors within Humanities do not have the option of taking Humanities Core Course for P/NP (pass/no pass). The entire sequence of Humanities Core satisfactorily completed for a letter grade satisfies a school requirement. Other schools may have similar requirements. Non-Humanities majors should consult an academic counselor in the school of their major before opting to take the course for P/NP.
UC Entry Level Writing Requirement and HUMAN 1AES and HUMAN 1BES
In addition to the regular discussion sections of Humanities Core Course (HUMAN 1AS-BS-CS), the Program offers sections (designated ES) for students who have not met the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement. HUMAN 1AES, offered in fall, must be taken for a letter grade. Students who successfully pass the writing component of Human 1AES with a grade of C or better will have simultaneously met the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement and may progress to a regular section of Humanities Core Course (HUMAN 1BS) in winter quarter. Students who do not pass HUMAN 1AES with a grade of C or better will have a second opportunity to pass the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement in winter quarter by enrolling in HUMAN 1BES for a letter grade. Completion of HUMAN 1BES with a grade of C or better will satisfy the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement and will allow students to move on to HUMAN 1CS to complete the lower-division writing requirement.
Last updated July 2018. Requirement information is provided here merely for your convenience; please refer to the UCI General Catalogue for official documentation.
Disability Services and Accommodations:
Students with disabilities who believe they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Center (http://disability.uci.edu, 949-824-7494) as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All exams are administered in seminars (discussion sections) in Humanities Core; therefore, students should specify their seminar instructors when requesting exam accommodations.
The Counseling Center (http://www.counseling.uci.edu) offers support services to all enrolled students. You can call 949-824-6457 or visit the center, in Student Services I, 2nd floor, Room 203.
The Policies and Procedures document distributed in each seminar explains grading components. Please note that these are guidelines intended to help students plan their work in this course. The Core Course Director reserves the right to make changes in these evaluation criteria during the course of the quarter.
Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin service is subject to its Usage Policy agreement. Students should familiarize themselves with the UCI Policy on Academic Honesty.