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These courses may be used to fulfill certain general education requirements, major requirements, or general elective credits as indicated below.

General Education Requirements

An in-depth study of an interdisciplinary topic directly related to the student’s area of concentration. A final oral report is required.

AMST 200: Introduction to American Studies

Fulfills 3 credits toward the Humanities general education requirement.

This interdisciplinary course will highlight the student’s role in interrogating the cultural and political function of representations of America in literature, history, philosophy, religion, popular culture, music and art. Students will gain an understanding of why definitions of American identity matter and learn about the contemporary debates that inform the discipline of American Studies today. Questions about the changing role of national studies in the face of globalization are central. May be used for general education credit.

ART 200: Art in General Culture

Fulfills 3 credits toward the Humanities general education requirement.

An exploratory course that aims to develop a non-technical, general cultural understanding of the space arts, such as architecture, painting, sculpture and industrial design. Emphasis is on the contemporary. May be used for general education credit.

HIST 225: U.S. History

Fulfills the U.S. History general education requirement.

A survey of U.S. history from the Colonial period to the present, emphasizing the development of American civic life, the involvement of the U.S. in world affairs and the cultural richness of the American people. This course stresses the analysis and interpretation of primary sources. May be used for general education credit.

ISCI 101: Physics, Chemistry, and the Human Experience

Fulfills 3 credits toward the Natural Science general education requirement.

A survey of the fundamental concepts, principles and ideas of chemistry and physics. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the development of the principles and their application in understanding the world around us. May be used for general education credit. Prerequisite: One of the following: MATH 103, MATH 107, MATH 205, MATH 220, MATH 231 or MATH 235. Corequisite: One of the following: MATH 103, MATH 107, MATH 205, MATH 220, MATH 231 or MATH 235. Adult Degree Program Student Handbook 2020-2021 25

PSYC 160: Life Span Human Development

Fulfills 3 credits toward the Social and Behavioral Science general education requirement.

An introduction to human development. Emphasis is on life span processes within physical, emotional, cognitive, psychosexual, social, personality and moral development. May be used for general education credit.

Major Requirements

IS 200: Individualized Studies Major Program Development

Fulfills 3 credits toward major requirements.

An introductory course designed to prepare students for transition into higher education programs. Specific content includes focusing a concentration, selecting an academic advisor, creating an individualized program, technology in higher education, accessing career resources, career decision making skills, self-awareness, life planning, identifying college level experiential learning, documenting experiential learning, determining a credit request, and organizing a portfolio for assessment.

IS 498: Individualized Study Project

Fulfills 3 credits toward major requirements.

An in-depth study of an interdisciplinary topic directly related to the student’s area of concentration. A final oral report is required.

General Elective

IS 206: Researching, Writing and Documenting Prior Learning

Fulfills 3 credits toward general electives.

This course provides an opportunity for students to analyze and articulate college-level learning they have acquired outside a classroom context. Specific content includes identifying college-level learning, writing narrative evaluations of learning, integrating multiple sources of learning and disciplinary theory, producing and arranging sufficient documentation of learning, and organizing a portfolio for assessment. At the end of the class, students who have completed all of the assignments will have the components of a portfolio ready for submission for credit evaluation. May not be repeated.

Senior Project and Additional Online Courses

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