Dec 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements for the A.A. and A.S. Degrees (A&S)


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Communication (A.A.)
Humanities (A.A.)
Social Science (A.A.)
Biological Sciences (A.S.)
Physical Sciences (A.S.)

Communication (A.A.)


Basic Literacy Requirements


Students may satisfy any or all of the basic literacy requirements by appropriate validation for exemption as indicated below. No credit is awarded for literacy requirements exempted through testing. Students must substitute electives for the requirements they pass by testing.

Reading and Writing (0-6 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level reading and writing skills. Students typically demonstrate these abilities by successfully completing WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  or their honors equivalents, HON 182 and HON 210. Some students receive waivers for WRT 110W  and WRT 210W . WRT 110W  is waived for students who score a 30 on the ACT exam, score 650 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 4 on the AP Language and Composition exam. WRT 210W  is waived for students who score a 32 on the ACT exam, score 700 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 5 on the AP Language and Composition exam. Students who waive WRT 110W  must take WRT 210W , and they are strongly encouraged to take the honors version of the second course, HON 210. Students who waive WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  are encouraged to enroll in an advanced writing course..

Mathematics (0-3 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level mathematics skills by successfully completing any mathematics course (except M 118  and M 119 ) taught by the A&S Mathematics department.

Choose one of the following (0-6 credits):


Foreign Language or Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Foreign Language

The college believes that the study of foreign languages improves language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in a foreign language in one of three ways: attain a score of 440 or better on the MAPS Test for Foreign Languages of the College Board; attain a score of 400 or better on the MAPS test for Foreign Languages and successfully complete a foreign language course numbered 111; or successfully complete foreign language courses numbered 110 and 111.

Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Oral Communication. The college believes that the study of oral communication is one way of improving language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in oral communication by passing the School of Communication oral communication test or by successfully completing CMM 115 - Improving Communication Skills .

Computer Skills. The college believes that one way of improving communication skills is through the study of computers and computer language. Students may demonstrate computer skills by attaining a score of 80 percent or higher on an examination given by the department on topics covered in CS 110 , or by successfully completing any computer science course.

Breadth and Integration: Distribution Requirements


Humanities:


Literature

Additional humanities course (3 credits)

  • An additional humanities course in a foreign language, history, English, or philosophy (except PHI 220 )

Arts (3 credits):


Select

  • one course from art history (ART), music (HLM), cinema (CIN), drama (DRA), or UISA.

Social Sciences:


American Government

Select one course in the social sciences

  • EC, POL, PSY, SOC or UISS 3 credit(s)

Natural Sciences (8 credits):


Select

  • two 4-credit laboratory science courses from biology, chemistry, physics, or
  • PHY 130 - Astronomy 4 credit(s)
  • one may be a 4-credit UIST course.

Note(s):


At least two of the courses taken to satisfy the breadth and integration requirements must be UIS courses.

Communication


The remaining credits required for the minimum of 60 credits must be taken in the Communication department and must include

Humanities (A.A.)


Basic Literacy Requirements


Students may satisfy any or all of the basic literacy requirements by appropriate validation for exemption as indicated below. No credit is awarded for literacy requirements exempted through testing. Students must substitute electives for the requirements they pass by testing.

Reading and Writing (0-6 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level reading and writing skills. Students typically demonstrate these abilities by successfully completing WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  or their honors equivalents, HON 182 and HON 210. Some students receive waivers for WRT 110W  and WRT 210W . WRT 110W  is waived for students who score a 30 on the ACT exam, score 650 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 4 on the AP Language and Composition exam. WRT 210W  is waived for students who score a 32 on the ACT exam, score 700 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 5 on the AP Language and Composition exam. Students who waive WRT 110W  must take WRT 210W , and they are strongly encouraged to take the honors version of the second course, HON 210. Students who waive WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  are encouraged to enroll in an advanced writing course.

Mathematics (0-3 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level mathematics skills by successfully completing any mathematics course (except M 118  and M 119 ) taught by the A&S Mathematics department.

Choose one of the following (0–6 credits):


Foreign Language or Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Foreign Language

The college believes that the study of foreign languages improves language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in a foreign language in one of three ways: attain a score of 440 or better on the MAPS Test for Foreign Languages of the College Board; attain a score of 400 or better on the MAPS test for Foreign Languages and successfully complete a foreign language course numbered 111; or successfully complete foreign language courses numbered 110 and 111.

Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Oral Communication. The college believes that the study of oral communication is one way of improving language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in oral communication by passing the School of Communication oral communication test or by successfully completing CMM 115 - Improving Communication Skills .

Computer Skills. The college believes that one way of improving communication skills is through the study of computers and computer language. Students may demonstrate computer skills by attaining a score of 80 percent or higher on an examination given by the department on topics covered in CS 110 , or by successfully completing any computer science course.

Breadth and Integration: Distribution Requirements


Arts (3 credits):


Select

  • one course from art history (ART), music (HLM), cinema (CIN), drama (DRA), or UISA.

Social Sciences:


American Government

Select one course in the social sciences

  • EC, POL, PSY, SOC or UISS 3 credit(s)

Natural Sciences (8 credits):


Select

  • Two 4-credit laboratory science courses from biology, chemistry, physics, or
  • PHY 130 - Astronomy 4 credit(s)
  • one may be a 4-credit UIST course.

Notes(s):


At least two of the courses taken to satisfy the breadth and integration requirements must be UIS courses.

Humanities


Remaining credits


The remaining credits required for the minimum of 60 credits must be taken in the humanities programs:

  • Art History (ART)
  • Cinema (CIN)
  • Communication (CMM)
  • Drama (DRA)
  • English (ENG)
  • History (HIS)
  • Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC)
  • Music History (HLM)
  • Philosophy (PHI)

Social Sciences (A.A.)


Basic Literacy Requirements


Students may satisfy any or all of the basic literacy requirements by appropriate validation for exemption as indicated below. No credit is awarded for literacy requirements exempted through testing. Students must substitute electives for the requirements they pass by testing.

Reading and Writing (0-6 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level writing skills. Students may demonstrate these skills by successfully completing WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  (or HON 182 and HON 210), scoring 650 or higher on the SAT Verbal section, or earning at least a 4 on the AP English Composition exam. The scores of 700+ on the SAT Verbal and 5 on the AP exam waive both WRT 110W  and WRT 210W , and these students are advised to enroll in an advanced college writing course.

Mathematics (0-3 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level mathematics skills by successfully completing any mathematics course (except M 118  and M 119 ) taught by the A&S Mathematics department.

Choose one of the following (0–6 credits):


Foreign Language or Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Foreign Language

The college believes that the study of foreign languages improves language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in a foreign language in one of three ways: attain a score of 440 or better on the MAPS Test for Foreign Languages of the College Board; attain a score of 400 or better on the MAPS test for Foreign Languages and successfully complete a foreign language course numbered 111; or successfully complete foreign language courses numbered 110 and 111.

Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Oral Communication. The college believes that the study of oral communication is one way of improving language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in oral communication by passing the School of Communication oral communication test or by successfully completing CMM 115 - Improving Communication Skills .

Computer Skills. The college believes that one way of improving communication skills is through the study of computers and computer language. Students may demonstrate computer skills by attaining a score of 80 percent or higher on an examination given by the department on topics covered in CS 110 , or by successfully completing any computer science course.

Breadth and Integration: Distribution Requirements


Humanities:


Literature

Additional humanities course (3 credits)

An additional humanities course in a foreign language, history, English, or philosophy (except PHI 220 ); or one UISC course

Arts (3 credits):


Select

  • one course from art history (ART), music (HLM), cinema (CIN), drama (DRA), or UISA.

Natural Sciences (8 credits):


Select

  • Two 4-credit laboratory science courses from biology, chemistry, physics, or
  • PHY 130 - Astronomy 4 credit(s)
  • one may be a 4-credit UIST course.

Note(s):


At least two of the courses taken to satisfy the breadth and integration requirements must be UIS courses.

Social Sciences:


American Government


Remaining credits


The remaining credits required for the minimum of 60 credits must be taken in the social science departments:

  • Economics (EC)
  • Politics and Government (POL)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Sociology (SOC)

Biological Sciences (A.S.)


Basic Literacy Requirements


Students may satisfy any or all of the basic literacy requirements by appropriate validation for exemption as indicated below. No credit is awarded for literacy requirements exempted through testing. Students must substitute electives for the requirements they pass by testing.

Reading and Writing (0-6 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level reading and writing skills. Students typically demonstrate these abilities by successfully completing WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  or their honors equivalents, HON 182 and HON 210. Some students receive waivers for WRT 110W  and WRT 210W . WRT 110W  is waived for students who score a 30 on the ACT exam, score 650 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 4 on the AP Language and Composition exam. WRT 210W  is waived for students who score a 32 on the ACT exam, score 700 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 5 on the AP Language and Composition exam. Students who waive WRT 110W  must take WRT 210W , and they are strongly encouraged to take the honors version of the second course, HON 210. Students who waive WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  are encouraged to enroll in an advanced writing course.

Mathematics (0-3 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level mathematics skills by successfully completing any mathematics course (except M 118  and M 119 ) taught by the A&S Mathematics department.

Choose one of the following (0–6 credits):


Foreign Language or Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Foreign Language

The college believes that the study of foreign languages improves language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in a foreign language in one of three ways: attain a score of 440 or better on the MAPS Test for Foreign Languages of the College Board; attain a score of 400 or better on the MAPS test for Foreign Languages and successfully complete a foreign language course numbered 111; or successfully complete foreign language courses numbered 110 and 111.

Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Oral Communication. The college believes that the study of oral communication is one way of improving language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in oral communication by passing the School of Communication oral communication test or by successfully completing CMM 115 - Improving Communication Skills .

Computer Skills. The college believes that one way of improving communication skills is through the study of computers and computer language. Students may demonstrate computer skills by attaining a score of 80 percent or higher on an examination given by the department on topics covered in CS 110 , or by successfully completing any computer science course.

Breadth and Integration: Distribution Requirements


Humanities:


Literature

Additional humanities course (3 credits)

An additional humanities course in a foreign language, history, English, or philosophy (except PHI 220 ); or one UISC course

Arts (3 credits):


Select

  • one course from art history (ART), music (HLM), cinema (CIN), drama (DRA), or UISA.

Social Sciences:


American Government

Select one course in the social sciences

  • EC, POL, PSY, SOC or UISS 3 credit(s)

Note(s):


At least two of the courses taken to satisfy the breadth and integration requirements must be UIS.

Biology


  • Two 4-credit biology courses

one of which must be


Remaining credits


The remaining credits required for the minimum of 60 credits must include

Additional Information:


Any additional credits must be taken from the Department of Biology.

Physical Sciences (A.S.)


Basic Literacy Requirements


Students may satisfy any or all of the basic literacy requirements by appropriate validation for exemption as indicated below. No credit is awarded for literacy requirements exempted through testing. Students must substitute electives for the requirements they pass by testing.

Reading and Writing (0-6 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level reading and writing skills. Students typically demonstrate these abilities by successfully completing WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  or their honors equivalents, HON 182 and HON 210. Some students receive waivers for WRT 110W  and WRT 210W . WRT 110W  is waived for students who score a 30 on the ACT exam, score 650 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 4 on the AP Language and Composition exam. WRT 210W  is waived for students who score a 32 on the ACT exam, score 700 or higher on the SAT verbal, or earn a 5 on the AP Language and Composition exam. Students who waive WRT 110W  must take WRT 210W , and they are strongly encouraged to take the honors version of the second course, HON 210. Students who waive WRT 110W  and WRT 210W  are encouraged to enroll in an advanced writing course.

Mathematics (0-3 credits)


The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level mathematics skills by successfully completing any mathematics course (except M 118  and M 119 ) taught by the A&S Mathematics department.

Choose one of the following (0–6 credits):


Foreign Language or Oral Communication and Computer Skills 

Foreign Language

The college believes that the study of foreign languages improves language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in a foreign language in one of three ways: attain a score of 440 or better on the MAPS Test for Foreign Language of the College Board; attain a score of 400 or better on the MAPS test for Foreign Languages and successfully complete a foreign language course numbered 111; or successfully complete foreign language courses numbered 110 and 111.

Oral Communication and Computer Skills

Oral Communication. The college believes that the study of oral communication is one way of improving language skills. Students may demonstrate skill in oral communication by passing the School of Communication oral communication test or by successfully completing CMM 115 - Improving Communication Skills .

Computer Skills. The college believes that one way of improving communication skills is through the study of computers and computer language. Students may demonstrate computer skills by attaining a score of 80 percent or higher on an examination given by the department on topics covered in CS 110 , or by successfully completing any computer science course.

Breadth and Integration: Distribution Requirements


Humanities:


Literature

Additional humanities course (3 credits)

An additional humanities course in a foreign language, history, English, or philosophy (except PHI 220 ); or one UISC course

Arts (3 credits):


Select

  • one course from art history (ART), music (HLM), cinema (CIN), drama (DRA), or UISA.

Social Sciences:


American Government

Select one course in the social sciences

  • EC, POL, PSY, SOC or UISS 3 credit(s)

Note(s):


At least two of the courses taken to satisfy the breadth and integration requirements must be UIS.

Physical Sciences


Remaining credits


The remaining credits required for the minimum of 60 credits must include

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