2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

University Foundational Studies


Foundational Studies Categories

 

 I. Composition

Freshman Composition 

ENG 101   and ENG 105   (ACT < 20; SAT < 510), or

ENG 107  or ENG 108  (ACT 20 or higher; SAT 510 or higher), or

GH 101  and GH 201  (SAT verbal score of 650 or higher (or an ACT verbal score of 29 or higher) and completion of the University Honors curriculum

Junior Composition (must have completed 45 credit hours to enroll in a junior level composition course)

Select one upper-division course from the following:

BEIT 336 , ENG 305 , ENG 305T , ENG 307 ENG 308 , ENG 313  or HRD 340   

II. Communication

Select one course from the following:

COMM 101 COMM 202  

IIIA. Quantitative Literacy

a.  One Quantitative Literacy course, select from one of the following choices:

ECON 101 , FIN 108 , or MATH 102 , MATH 241 ; or

b.  SAT Math score of 650 or above (or an ACT Math score of 27 or above)

IIIB. Mathematics

a.  One Mathematics course, select from one of the following choices:

MATH 115 MATH 241  or MET 215 ; or

b.  SAT Math score of 650 or above (or an ACT Math score of 27 or above)

IV. Health and Wellness

a.  Select one course from the following choices:

AHS 111 , AHS 201   or PE 101 ; or

b.  Completion of U.S. armed military services basic training (reserves or enlisted – does not include ROTC training).

V. Laboratory Science

a.  One Foundational Studies designated laboratory science course, select one pair from the following:

BIO 112  and BIO 112L , CHEM 100  and CHEM 100L ENVI 110  and ENVI 110L , or PHYS 101  and PHYS 101L , or SCED 100  and SCED 100L ; or

b.  Any two laboratory science courses from two different science disciplines. 

VI. Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one course from the following:

AET 461 ECON 100 , ECON 346 , EPSY 202 EPSY 221 , PSCI 130 , PSCI 305 , PSY 101 , or SOC 101  

VII. Literary Studies 

Select one course from the following:

ENG 239 ENG 338 ENG 339 ENG 346 LAT 215 , or PHIL 321  

VIII. Fine and Performing Arts

Select one course from the following:

ART 151 ARTE 390 COMM 240 ENG 219 , IAD 110 MUS 150 MUS 233 , MUS 236 , MUS 333 THTR 150 , or THTR 174  

IX. Historical Perspectives

Select one course from the following:

HIST 201 HIST 202 , HIST 213  , HIST 313 , or MUS 351  

X. Global Perspective and Cultural Diversity

Students who have not met Indiana State University’s Non-Native Language requirement, must take the non-native language pathway:

  • Two courses (6 credits) at ISU in a single or multiple non-native languages, (select from 101 and 101, or 101 and 102), or two courses (6 credits), from an accredited college or university, in a single language, including American Sign Language

International Students must successfully complete the ESL curriculum (103A and B, or 103B, and completion of ENG 105) and:

  • One GPCD course (3 credits) as designated below

Students who have met the non-native language component in high school (two years in high school in a single non-native language, including American Sign Language, with a C- or better) must complete the Global Perspective and Cultural Diversity pathway:

  • Select one course from the following:

AFRI 113 AFRI 212 AFRI 222 ENG 340 ENVI 130 , ECON 347 EPSY 341 HIST 101 , HIST 102 HRD 335 , PSCI 105 SOC 110 , SOC 465 , or GNDR 301  

XI. Ethics and Social Responsibility

Select one course from the following:

AFRI 323 ATTR 413 , BUS 204 CIMT 475 , CNST 401 CRIM 100 , ECON 103 , ENVI 442 , ENVI 461  , ENVI 462 , HIST 334 , HRD 488  , MKTG 150 MUS 418 , PHIL 201 PHIL 303 PKG 381 , PSCI 107 , or GNDR 200  

XII. Upper Division Integrative Electives

Select from one of the options listed below. Upper Division Electives require 45 earned credit hours or more at time of registration. 

a.  Select two upper-division, integrative electives from the following:

ACE 350 AET 330 AFRI 312 , AFRI 329 , AHS 305 BUS 401 , COUN 425 CRIM 355 ECON 302 ECON 331 ECON 353 ECON 355 , ELED 457 ENG 335 ENG 484 , ENG 486 ENG 487 ENVI 310 ,  ENVI 360  /PHYS 360 ENVI 361 ENVI 376 ENVI 419 ENVI 423 , ENVI 426 ENVI 460 , EPSY 401 HIST 320 HIST 336 HIST 345 HIST 350 LLL 350 MATH 492 , MUS 300 MUS 329 MUS 350 , NURS 317  , NURS 486 , PE 333 PHIL 313 PHYS 360 , PSCI 479 PSY 350 PSY 485 SOC 302 SOWK 450 SOWK 494 TMGT 421 , GNDR 402 GNDR 450 , or Sycamore Career Ready Certificate; or

b.  One upper-division, integrative elective and a one-course equivalent study abroad experience; or

c.  One upper-division, integrative elective and completion of a second major, a minor, a certificate, or an education degree where the content is taken outside of the Bayh College of Education.

The University Honors Program and Foundational Studies.  Students who complete the University Honors curriculum will have met the following requirements: social or behavioral studies, literary studies, fine and performing arts, ethics and social responsibility, and upper-division integrative electives.

Foundational Studies through Study Abroad.  Students should meet with the coordinator for academic programs abroad to discuss how to meet foundational studies requirements while studying abroad.  The upper division elective requirement, in part, can be met by taking courses abroad.