Because of laboratory or recitation require-ments, some courses are listed as four credit hoursin this catalog. All four hours will be credited asgraduation requirements, but only three hours willbe credited in General Education for these courses.Students will take most General Educationcourses during their freshman and sophomoreyears, along with some courses in their major orother elective courses. While some specificcourses are important to take as part of prepa-ration for a major (such as certain mathematicsor science courses), the choices of which courseto take in each category are decisions for stu-dents to make. Students are encouraged to choosecourses that will give them the broadest possiblegeneral education and to explore and challengethemselves through their course choices.The Illinois State University General EducationProgram consists of a 14-course requirement out-lined as the following:Inner Core(5 courses):— a 2-course, first-year sequence integrating com-position, communication, critical thinking, andinformation literacy;— 1 course chosen from the inner-core mathemat-ics category; and— 2 courses chosen from a four-course naturalscience category or an alternative sciencecourse required by certain majors.Middle Core (5 course categories):— 5 courses, one chosen from each course category.Outer Core (4 courses; one each of four disciplines):— 4 courses, one chosen from each category. Moststudents not taking a course in their major orminor that satisfies the Global Studies gradua-tion requirement will also take one Outer-Corecourse whose content focuses on the cultures ofAsia, the Middle-East, Africa, Latin America, orthe indigenous peoples of the world (See GlobalStudies requirement).Students must comply with the followingrequirements: — Complete the General Education Programthrough completion of at least 14 courses (42semester hours), as designated in the programdescription.— Students may count one General EducationMiddle- or Outer-Core course from their firstmajor department or school toward the total of14 courses. Additionally, depending on theirmajor, students may be exempted from oneGeneral Education category (maximum of onecourse) because of disciplinary expertise gainedin their major listed below:General Education Category Exemptions byCollege and Major Program:College of Applied Science and TechnologyAGRAll major programsMC-QRCJS All major programsOC-SSFCSAll major programsMC-ISHSCClinical Laboratory ScienceOC-SMTEnvironmental HealthMC-QRHealth Education (students must pass Constitution Examination)MC-ICLHealth Information Management OC-SMTSafetyOC-SMTITKAll major programsOC-SMTKNRAll major programsOC-SMTTECIndustrial TechnologyOC-SMTConstruction Management OC-SSGraphic CommunicationsOC-SMTIndustrial Computer Systems OC-SMTIntegrated ManufacturingOC-SMTTechnology Education OC-SSGeneral Education
79College of Arts and SciencesANTAll major programs NoneBMBAll major programsOC-SMTBSCAll major programsOC-SMTCHE
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