Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IdLS) - BS

This major is restricted to students pursuing teaching programs in the areas of Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and Middle School Education

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use when you enroll in classes in June prior to attending Summer Springboard.

The purple area identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd courses to select from for your first semester.

The green area contains courses that are required for your major but are optional for the first semester.

If you do not enroll in the optional courses your first semester, you will do so in a later semester.

Use the GenEd section to identify additional classes to add to your schedule to create a full schedule.

Departmental Recommendations:

  1. Enroll in a math course as designated by your math placement score.
  2. Enroll in one course from the Natural Sciences options. If you have AP or dual enrollment credit for one or more of the courses, enroll in one of the other two options.
  3. Enroll in one course from the Cluster One Critical Thinking OR Human Communications requirement section.
  4. Consider enrolling in one of the History/Political Science options and/or one of the Health or Psychology options.
  5. Select from the remaining GenEd options to create a schedule of 14-16 credit hours.

Placement Exams:

Your placement exam scores identify the appropriate course level based upon your current skills.

Math Placement Exam (MPE) Score: You need to know your Math Placement Exam scores to determine your math placement for the 1st-semester or a future semester. After completion of the MPE, enter your scores in the field below so you have this information available if you are required to take a math course your 1st-semester. If a math course is required the 1st-semester, it will be identified in the purple section below. If math is not listed, you will take math in a future semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.


CALC          STAT         How to find your MPE scores

 

Major Requirement(s) for the 1st Semester

  Course Subject Code / Course Number / Course Name Fulfills

1st-Semester Math Requirement:

Enroll in ONE of these courses based on your MPE CALC score. Each course is 3 credit hours.

CALC Score Course
21-45 MATH 107
<21 MATH 105*

*MATH 105 is a prep course for MATH 107. This class does not fulfill your IdLS major math requirement.

Major & Cluster 3 requirement

Natural Sciences: Enroll in ONE of these science courses. If you have AP or dual enrollment credit, enroll in one of the other two options. Each course is 3 credit hours.

Major & Cluster 3 requirement

Cluster One Requirement:

Select ONE course from EITHER the Human Communications section OR the Critical Thinking courses for your 1st-semester. You will take a course from the other area in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course in the 1st-semester.

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

 

Human Communications course options:

Critical Thinking course options:

 

Cluster One requirement

1st-Semester Course Options

Below are optional courses for the 1st-semester. If these courses are not available and/or you do not meet the requirements, you will take these classes in a future semester.

 

  Course Subject Code / Course Number / Course Name Fulfills

History/Political Science:

Enroll in ONE of the HIST course options. HIST 101 and 102 are 3 credit hours. HIST 225 and POSC 225 are 4 credit hours.

Major & Cluster 2 Human Context & Questions requirement

Major & Cluster 4 American Experience requirement

Health:

Enroll in ONE of these Cluster 5 Wellness Domain courses. To view the exercise activity for the KIN classes, view the NOTES section when enrolling. HTH 100 has a 15-hour physical requirement for the semester of your choice at UREC. Both courses are 3 credit hours.

  • HTH 100 - Personal Wellness - This course has a 15-hour physical activity requirement of your choice for the semester.
  • KIN 100 - Lifetime Fitness and Wellness - This course has a designated activity depending on the section. Fitness options include swim conditioning (must be a swimmer), indoor cycling, cardio/strength, yoga, boot camp and others. See the NOTES section of the class when enrolling to identify the fitness option.

Major & Cluster 5 Wellness Domain requirement

Psychology:

Consider enrolling in PSYC 160. 3 credit hours.

PSYC 160 Life Span Human Development - Do not enroll if you have dual enrollment credit for a human development course that spans the life cycle from birth through death.

Note: A human development course that spans from birth through adolescence will not count as credit for this course. Also, an introduction to psychology course will not count as credit for this course.

Major & Cluster 5 Socioccultural Domain requirement

General Education Courses

Complete the schedule planning process by using the General Education Planner below to identify courses to add to your schedule to create a full schedule of 14 - 16 credit hours. The number of GenEd courses you need to add from the list below is major dependent. Based on the required courses above, some majors will only need to add one GenEd course from the list below while others may need to add three GenEd courses to create a full schedule.

Notes:

Cluster One - Writing: If you do not have AP,IB,CIE or dual enrollment credit for WRTC 103, we encourage you enroll your 1st-semester. If a WRTC 103 course is not available, you will enroll in the following semester.

Cluster Three - Quantitative Reasoning: Math courses are restricted to students in majors that require a math class in the 1st-semester. If your major requires math in the 1st-semester, it will be indicated above in the purple Required area of this worksheet. If a math course is not identified in the purple Required section above, your advisor will discuss your math placement score and math recommendation for your major when you meet in the summer.

Cluster Four - American Experience: This is an area where many students have earned credit through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from a different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Cluster Five - Sociocultural Domain: If you are waiting on test or grade results for Psychology through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Modified GenEd Planner for 1st-Semester Use

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

Cluster One - Skills for the 21st Century

Cluster Four – Social and Cultural Processes

Critical Thinking (C1CT)

See the required section of this worksheet.

Human Communication (C1HC)

See the required section of this worksheet.


You will enroll in either a critical thinking OR human communications course for your 1st-semester.

The American Experience (C4AE) 4 credit hours

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement.

The Global Experience (C4GE) 3 credit hours

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement.

Writing (C1W) 3 credit hours

If you are waiting for test or grade results for writing through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment, wait for your results.

  • WRTC 103: Critical Reading and Writing

Cluster Two – Arts and Humanities

Cluster Five – Individuals in the Human Community

Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC) 3 credit hours

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement.


Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • ART 200: Art in General Culture
  • ARTH 205: Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
  • ARTH 206: Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
  • MUS: 200: Music in General Culture
  • MUS 203: Music in America
  • MUS 206: Introduction to Global Music
  • THEA 210: Introduction to Theatre

Wellness Domain (C5WD) 3 credit hours

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement.


Sociocultural Domain (C5SD) 3 credit hours

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement. See the green section above.

Cluster Three – The Natural World

Quantitative Reasoning (C3T1G1)

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement.

 

Physical Principles (C3T1G2) 3 credit hours

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement.

Natural System (C3T1G3) 3 credit hours unless indicated

This cluster area requirement is fulfilled by a major requirement.

Save and/or print this worksheet to use as a guide when you enroll in classes in June.