Errata for the 2017-2018 University Catalog Publications

2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

The College of Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements

All students must complete a minimum of core courses in English composition, foreign language, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences to satisfy the university general education requirements. In addition to satisfying university general education requirements, all students completing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete the following College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements, which include courses from the areas of humanities, natural sciences/mathematics, and social sciences. General education requirements are to be distributed as follows:

General Education Curriculum

Core Requirements (18 credit hours)

The core requirements, which include writing, computing, and reasoning, are enabling skills students need to participate successfully in the intellectual life of the university and pursue any degree successfully. Course work in these areas provides the fundamental background essential to developing proficiency in individual majors. Courses that teach these skills should be taken during the freshman year.

(6 hours) Composition: English 1230 or 1270 and English 1240 or 1280.

(6 hours) Foreign Language: Two-semester sequence in a single foreign language from the following: AFL/CHIN/FREN/GER/JPN/SPAN 1010 & 1020, FREN 1200 & 1210, FREN/SPAN 2010 & 2020 (AF L 1100, FREN 2120, and RUS 1200 may not be used to satisfy the language requirement).

(3 hours) Mathematics: MATH 1200 (and any other courses of a “higher” level than this course).

(3 hours) Oral Communication: CMAT 1130, 1140, 2030, ENG 2011

General Requirements (21 credit hours)

The general requirements provide students with exposure to the content, tradition, and methods of mathematics and the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. They provide an appreciation of the complexity and interdependence of these broad areas of knowledge, and they afford a familiarity with a common pool of knowledge generally used to understand and used to approach problems in society.

(6 hours) Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credit hours must be from Humanities (AFL 1100, ENG 1260, ENG 2160, ENG 2190, ENG 2210, ENG 2330, ENG 2340, ENG 2410, ENG 2440, ENG 2910, ENG 2940, PHIL 1010, PHIL 1020, PHIL 1030, PHIL 1040, PHIL 2710) and 3 credit hours in the area of Fine Arts ( ART 1100, ART 1200, ART 2030, ART 2040, ART 2050 (cross-listed with MUS 2050), ART 2101, ART 2102, ART 2103, ART 2105, ART 2110, ART 2120, ART 2140, ART 2150, ART 2401, ART 2455, ART 2500, ART 2540, ART 2570, ART 2600, CMAT 2040, CMAT 2170, CMAT 2140, CMAT 2310, CMAT 2550, MUS 1134, MUS 2050 (cross-listed with ART 2050), MUS 2215, MUS 2216, MUS 2217, MUS 2285, MUS 2286, MUS 2287).

(6 hours) Natural Sciences: Three hours from the life sciences and three hours from the physical sciences, of which one course must have a lab. , chosen from the following:

BIOL 1070, BIOL 1080, BIOL 1300, BIOL 1710, CHEM 1400 (lec) & 1410 (lab), GEOG 1400, PH S 1000, PH S 1080, PH S 1100, PH S 1130, PH S 1150, PHYS 2110.

(9 hours) Social Sciences: At least two different disciplines, chosen from the following: AFAM 1000, AFAM 1020, ANTH 1010, ANTH 2010, ECON 1000, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, GEOG 1000, GEOG 1100, GEOG 2200, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 1300, HIST 1310, H S 2200, LIMS 1100, POL 1010, PSYC 1100, PSYC 2000, PSYC 2040, SOC 1010, SOC 1110, SOC 1200, SOC 1250, SOC/GEOG 1500, SOC 2120, WS 2000.

Embedded General Education Requirements

Embedded requirements are requirements that can be satisfied at the same time other requirements are satisfied. For example, Sociology 1250 fulfills both a social science requirement and the diversity requirement.

(3) Critical Thinking*: 3 credit hours of critical thinking courses, chosen from the following: ECON 1000, GEOG 2200, LIMS 1100, PH S 1080, PHIL 1020, PHIL 1030, PHYS 2110, POL 1000.

(3) Diversity*: 3 credit hours of courses that fulfill the diversity requirement, chosen from the following: AFAM 1000, AFAM 1020, ANTH 1010, ANTH 2010, ART 2110, ART 2150, CMAT 2170, CMAT 2140, CMAT 2310, ENG 2210, ENG 2410, ENG 2910, GEOG 1000, GEOG 1100, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 2840, HIST 2850, MUS 2285, MUS 2286, MUS 2287, PHIL 2710, REC 2050, SOC 1200, SOC 1250, WS 2000.

* Lists of critical thinking and diversity courses are subject to change due to further course approvals by the University General Education Committee.

Major Requirements: See departmental listing for the specific major.

Electives:See departmental listing for the specific major.

Other Requirements

Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination and the Reading Qualifying examination.

Total semester hours required for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is a minimum of 120 credit hours.

***NOTE: Minor programs must be completed prior to graduation in order to appear on the transcript.

General Education Requirements for Professional Degrees

Students pursuing professional degrees in the Department of Music must complete general education requirements as listed with the Department of Music.

General Education Requirements in Teacher Education Options

See the departmental listings in this catalog for the specific general education requirements of the teacher education programs in art, biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, mathematics, music, physics, and Spanish.

Professional Education Requirements

The following courses are required in all teacher education programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Some programs have additional professional education courses beyond those listed here. See individual departmental listings for details. Refer to the College of Education requirements for information regarding requirements for Professional Educator Licensure (PEL).

Formal admission to the College of Education requires successful completion of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Alternatively, students may be admitted with an ACT Plus Writing composite score of 22 or SAT composite score of 1030 on critical reading and mathematics. Scores earned more than 10 years ago will not be accepted.Beginning Fall 2015, students will also complete the pre-service Teacher Performance Assessment of their readiness to practice. This assessment, the edTPA, will be completed during student teaching and includes planning, instructional delivery, use and teaching of “Academic Language”, assessment and reflection. edTPA has been implemented as a result of the enactment of Illinois Senate Bill 1799.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has changed requirements for middle grade endorsements that will become effective February 1, 2018. Candidates in current programs who wish to obtain middle grade endorsements must complete the program and have the middle grade endorsement issued by January 31, 2018.

Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Certification

CAS 2630 Classroom Management Seminar (1)

ED 1500 College of Education Seminars (1)*
ED 1520 Introduction to Teaching (2)*
ED 2000 History and Philosophy of American Public Education (3)
ED 4500 Principles and Practices in Secondary Education (2)
PSYC 2020 Educational Psychology (3)
S ED 4301 Characteristics of Exceptional Children (3)
S ED 4303 Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs (2)
READ 4100 Content Reading for Middle School and Secondary School Teachers (2)
Teaching Methodology in the Content Area/ Student Teaching and Seminars I (varies by program; see departmental listing for details)
Student Teaching and Seminar II (6 credit hours)
***Music Education has alternative courses to meet these requirements.

Art and Design

Department Chairperson: Lillian Kay Dawson

Minor in Art (21 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

Art 1100, 1200, 1280

Elective Courses: (12 credit hours)

Twelve credit hours of any art courses with approval of program.

Minor in Art History (21 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

Art 2101, 2102, 2103

Elective Courses: (12 credit hours)

Twelve credit hours of any art history courses with approval of program.