At the College of Arts and Sciences, if you can think of it, chances are we have a class (or six) that covers it, uncovers it and dives deeper into every facet of it, so you can show the world what’s possible.
The Arts and Sciences offers hundreds of courses that explore your interests in astronomy, theatre, sociology, history and everything in between. Our classes, created and developed by our renowned faculty, will tap into your passions and position you for success.
GEOG 3701 critically investigates the spatial formation and transformation of our modern world. By scrutinizing the forces and concepts of modernity, modernism, and modernization, we will examine what animates the modern world system in order to help students better understand the world we live in, and their place in it.
Examines the aesthetic and historical evolution of rhythm and blues (black music tradition including bebop, rock and roll and hiphop) that redefined American popular culture post-WWII.
The goals of courses in this category are for students to understand the principles, theories, and methods of modern science, the relationship between science and technology, the implications of scientific discoveries, and the potential of science and technology to address problems of the contemporary world.
This course examines the relationships between language and culture in different societies with a view to shedding light on cross-cultural similarities and differences.
This course will explore how the end of the world—generally understood to be preceded by enormous wars and disasters as well as the judgment of people and a reckoning of their deeds—was imagined over two millennia by Christians, Jews and Muslims.
Surveys dance forms from around the globe, offering insights into the religious, social, and political functions of dances in their historical and contemporary practices.
Rated "best GE course on campus" in The Lantern's "Best of OSU" online poll.
Introductory study of digital artmaking through interpreting contemporary artists, constructing a language of art critique, and producing images using graphic design software.
An exploration of philosophical and ethical issues concerning the future of humanity. Topics will include climate change, sustainability, population growth, automation and its implications for unemployment, human enhancement and transhumanism, space colonization, artificial intelligence and the risk of human extinction.
Explore the arts of Japan from 1868-present, covering a wide range of materials, including sculpture, performance art, photography, contemporary painting, and manga.
Survey of the behavior, morphology and conservation of living primates; particular emphasis given to field studies and the position of humans within the Order Primates.
General introduction to gemstones, including the origin of gems, identification techniques, and the history of important gems. Precious metals are also discussed.
The college champions creative scholarship and performance, and promotes an environment for students and faculty to inspire, discover and create on campus and beyond.
The world is the classroom for Arts and Sciences students. From the mountains of New Zealand to the cobblestone streets of Paris, Buckeyes traverse the globe and expand their horizons.
As soon as you enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences, choose a few career communities to join through the Center for Career and Professional Success. Each community is based around an industry and will offer unique content. Regardless of your chosen major, you can explore multiple career communities and attend events across the industries — you’ll develop a great network for future opportunities and learn about the wonderful career paths available to arts and sciences students.
ERWIN RAPHAEL, Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Motor America
Sherry Chan, NYC Chief Actuary
KATELYN JACKSON NNAKE, Director of Community Partnerships at Coca-Cola