Exploratory Humanities and Social Sciences covers a broad selection of subjects for you to explore, such as English, History, and Political Science.
As you experiment with classes that interest you, you’ll get advice from advisors and build connections with other students who are also exploring the many majors in this area of Exploratory Studies.
Below, you’ll find the typical first-year courses taken by students in Exploratory Humanities and Social Sciences. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you’ve already taken through dual enrollment or Advanced
†Courses are part of the required First-Year Experience
Students in the colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and other selected majors, must complete up to the intermediate level of a foreign language (unless otherwise noted). Students who place beyond the beginning
level should consider continuing while they have useable language proficiency on which to build.
This program provides tutorial classes to offer less commonly taught foreign languages. Each course carries three credits. For more information about this program, contact professor Stuart Chandler at Stuart.Chandler@iup.edu.
Currently available languages include Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian.
Students must complete three alternatives in fulfilling social science requirements. Some may be required or strongly recommended by the major. Note that you may use a prefix only once. Courses marked (GMA) may also fulfill the Global and Multicultural
Students must complete one of two options:
Either option usually begins with a laboratory course, but option 2 may start with a non-laboratory course.
Listed below are some of the options for lab sciences you may consider. All of these courses are designed from a liberal studies perspective and are open to non-majors.
*CHEM 101, 111, 113 are typically restricted to certain majors; on limited occasions others may receive special permission. CHEM113 requires that students be able to enroll in a calculus course (i.e., must place into MATH 121 or 125, or have already completed MATH 110 or 105). Students not meeting this requirement should be advised to schedule CHEM111.