University of Southern Indiana
Core 39 Courses

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills

  • All first-time, degree seeking students must enroll in a course satisfying the First Year Experience requirement during their first semester at USI. This applies to both full-time and part-time students. This does not include dual credit or AP credit.
Communication
Introduction to Public Speaking CMST 101
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication CMST 107
Composition
Rhetoric and Composition I: Literacy and the Self ENG 101
Rhetoric and Composition II ENG 201
First Year Experience
First Year Experience UNIV 101
Mathematics
Fundamentals of Math for Nursing MATH 107
College Algebra MATH 111
Quantitative Reasoning MATH 114
Survey of Calculus MATH 215
Calculus I MATH 230
Physical Activity and Wellness
Wellness and Fitness Concepts KIN 192
Personal Health Science KIN 281

Bachelor of Arts or Science

Bachelor of Arts or Science

  • No more than 9 hours of courses with the same prefix can satisfy the BA requirements.
  • Students earning a BA must successfully complete a four course sequence in the same language through Language 204 or higher.
  • Natural Science must be a lab course. If Natural Science 108 is selected, then two Natural Science 108 courses must be taken to satisfy the lab requirement.
  • No more than 9 hours of courses with the same prefix can satisfy the BS requirements.
  • If Natural Science 108 is selected, then two Natural Science 108 courses must be taken to satisfy the lab requirement.
Natural Science (BS)
Intro to Physical Anthropology ANTH 131
Intro to Forensic Anthropology ANTH 211
Environmental Conservation BIOL 251
Heredity & Society BIOL 282
Molecules, Matter, & Me CHEM 103
Earth System Science GEOG 112
Physical Geog and Landscape Analysis of the U.S. GEOG 123
Geology of Gemstones GEOL 121
Volcanoes and Eruptions GEOL 132
Intro to Physical Science PHYS 101
Modern Physics PHYS 361
Analytical Mechanics PHYS 371
Natural Science with Lab (BA/BS)
General Astronomy (L) ASTR 201
Biology Human Concern (L) BIOL 105
Biology for Educators (L) BIOL 108
Ethnobotany with Lab (L) BIOL 112
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (L) BIOL 121
Human Anatomy & Physiology II (L) BIOL 122
Biological Concepts (L) BIOL 133
Principles of Biology (L) BIOL 141
Elements in Everyday Chemistry (L) CHEM 107
Principles of Chemistry (L) CHEM 141
General Chemistry I (L) CHEM 261
General Chemistry II (L) CHEM 262
Chemistry for Educators (L) CHEM 108
Principles of Earth- Space Science for Educ. (L) GEOL 108
Geology of America's National Parks (L) GEOL 151
Introduction to Geology (L) GEOL 161
Physics for Educators (L) PHYS 108
General Physics I (L) PHYS 175
General Physics II (L) PHYS 176
Intermediate Physics I (L) PHYS 205
Intermediate Physics II (L) PHYS 206
Social Science (BS)
Intro to Archaelogy ANTH 121
American Life ANTH 235
Fundamentals of Economics ECON 175
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 208
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 209
Intro to Gender Studies GNDR 111
Intro to American Politics POLS 102
International Politics POLS 271
Comparative Politics POLS 281
Introduction to Psychology PSY 201
Principles of Sociology SOC 121
Marriage and Family SOC 261
World Languages (BA/BS)
Beginning Arabic I ARAB 101
Beginning Arabic II ARAB 102
Intermediate Arabic I ARAB 203
Intermediate Arabic II ARAB 204
Beginning Chinese I CHIN 101
Beginning Chinese II CHIN 102
Intermediate Chinese I CHIN 203
Intermediate Chinese II CHIN 204
Beginning French I FREN 101
Beginning French II FREN 102
Intermediate French I FREN 203
Intermediate French II FREN 204
Beginning German I GERM 101
Beginning German II GERM 102
Intermediate German I GERM 203
Intermediate German II GERM 204
Beginning Japanese I JPN 101
Beginning Japanese II JPN 102
Intermediate Japanese I JPN 203
Intermediate Japanese II JPN 204
Beginning Latin I LATN 101
Beginning Latin II LATN 102
Intermediate Latin I LATN 203
Intermediate Latin II LATN 204
Beginning Spanish I SPAN 101
Beginning Spanish II SPAN 102
Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 203
Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 204
World Languages and Culture (BS)
Intro to World Cultures ANTH 111
Beginning Arabic I ARAB 101
Beginning Arabic II ARAB 102
Intermediate Arabic I ARAB 203
Intermediate Arabic II ARAB 204
Asian Art ARTH 335
Beginning Chinese I CHIN 101
Beginning Chinese II CHIN 102
Intermediate Chinese I CHIN 203
Intermediate Chinese II CHIN 204
Beginning French I FREN 101
Beginning French II FREN 102
Intermediate French I FREN 203
Intermediate French II FREN 204
World Geography GEOG 330
Beginning German I GERM 101
Beginning German II GERM 102
Intermediate German I GERM 203
Intermediate German II GERM 204
World Humanities I HUM 211
World Humanities II HUM 212
The Humanistic Tradition in Literature I HUM 241
The Humanistic Tradition in Literature II HUM 242
Beginning Japanese I JPN 101
Beginning Japanese II JPN 102
Intermediate Japanese I JPN 203
Intermediate Japanese II JPN 204
Beginning Latin I LATN 101
Beginning Latin II LATN 102
Intermediate Latin I LATN 203
Intermediate Latin II LATN 204
Beginning Spanish I SPAN 101
Beginning Spanish II SPAN 102
Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 203
Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 204
Cultural Awareness WLC 155

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

  • No two courses selected may have the same prefix
  • With the exception of World Languages, a course used to satisfy Ways of Knowing must have a different prefix than any course used to satisfy the BA/BS requirements
  • Courses satisfying World Languages and Culture Ways of Knowing may have the same prefix as the World Language/ World Languages and Culture satisfying the BA/BS
  • Students earning a bachelor’s degree which is not designated as a BA or BS must choose either the BA or BS track for the purposes of Core 39 requirements.
Creative and Aesthetic Expression
Design in Materials ART 104
Intro to Visual Arts ART 201
Intro to Literature: Reading the World ENG 105
Introduction to Film ENG 285
Playwriting ENG 361
The French Film (Taught in English) FREN 275
The German Film GERM 275
The Hispanic Film SPAN 275
Intro to Theatre THTR 101
Fundamentals of Acting THTR 251
Playwriting THTR 361
Historical Inquiry
Intro to Archaelogy ANTH 121
Archaeology: Fact and Fiction ANTH 221
Art History I ARTH 221
History of Schooling in America 1620- Present EDUC 173
U.S. to 1865 HIST 101
U.S. Since 1865 HIST 102
World Civilizations I, Beginnings to 1500 HIST 111
World Civilizations II, 1500-present HIST 112
Issues in American History HIST 130
Issues in World History HIST 140
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 200
Principles of Recreation SPTM 223
Moral and Ethical Reasoning
The Ethics of Global Engagement BGS 301
Concepts of Good and Evil ENG 222
Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society HP 356
Controversial Issues in Health PET 402
Intro to Ethics PHIL 201
Governance & Ethics in Sport SPTM 336
Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry
Intro to Physical Anthropology ANTH 131
Intro to Forensic Anthropology ANTH 211
General Astronomy (L) ASTR 201
Biology for Educators (L) BIOL 108
Principles of Biology (L) BIOL 141
Principles of Chemistry (L) CHEM 141
General Chemistry II (L) CHEM 262
Chemistry for Educators (L) CHEM 108
Engineering Statistics ENGR 305
Earth System Science GEOG 112
Physical Geog and Landscape Analysis of the U.S. GEOG 123
Principles of Earth- Space Science for Educ. (L) GEOL 108
Biostatistics HP 302
Introduction to Statistics for Quality Control IME 331
Math for Elementary Teachers II MATH 203
Principles of Statistics MATH 241
Principles of Mathematical Logic MATH 253
Intro to Physical Science PHYS 101
Physics for Educators (L) PHYS 108
Modern Physics PHYS 361
Analytical Mechanics PHYS 371
Social Inquiry
American Life ANTH 235
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 208
Diversity & Equity in Education EDUC 221
Intro to Gender Studies GNDR 111
Intro to American Politics POLS 102
International Politics POLS 271
Comparative Politics POLS 281
Introduction to Psychology PSY 201
Principles of Sociology SOC 121
Marriage and Family SOC 261
World Languages and Culture
Intro to World Cultures ANTH 111
Intermediate Arabic II ARAB 204
Asian Art ARTH 335
Intermediate Chinese II CHIN 204
Classical Mythology ENG 286
World Mythology ENG 386
Intermediate French II FREN 204
Advanced French I FREN 306
Francophone Cultures FREN 308
World Geography GEOG 330
Intermediate German II GERM 204
Germanic Cultures GERM 308
Advanced German I GERM 306
Eastern Medicine & Alt./Complimentary Healtcare HP 236
World Humanities I HUM 211
World Humanities II HUM 212
The Humanistic Tradition in Literature I HUM 241
The Humanistic Tradition in Literature II HUM 242
Intermediate Japanese II JPN 204
Advanced Japanese I JPN 306
Intermediate Latin II LATN 204
Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 204
Hispanic Cultures SPAN 308
Advanced Spanish I SPAN 306

Embedded Experience

Embedded Experience

  • Embedded experiences may be courses found in other areas of Core 39, a major-specific course, or an elective course. Core 39 courses that count towards embedded experiences are marked with corresponding experience symbols.
  • Foundation courses are strongly encouraged to be completed before the embedded experiences.
  • There are two writing intensive experiences. One has to be at 200+ level and one has to be at 300+ level.
  • ENG 201 is a pre-requisite for all embedded writing intensive courses.
Diversity
Intro to World Cultures ANTH 111
Beginning Arabic I ARAB 101
Beginning Arabic II ARAB 102
Intermediate Arabic I ARAB 203
Intermediate Arabic II ARAB 204
Beginning Chinese I CHIN 101
Beginning Chinese II CHIN 102
Intermediate Chinese I CHIN 203
Intermediate Chinese II CHIN 204
Rhetoric and Diversity CMST 308
Intercultural Communication CMST 317
Communication Criticism and Analysis CMST 301
Diversity in Mass Media COMM 486
Dental Hygiene Theory II DTHY 351
Diversity & Equity in Education EDUC 221
African American Literature ENG 231
Women in Literature: 18th Century ENG 288
Ethnic Literature in America ENG 330
Introduction to Folklore ENG 226
Beginning French I FREN 101
Beginning French II FREN 102
Intermediate French I FREN 203
Intermediate French II FREN 204
Advanced French I FREN 306
Beginning German I GERM 101
Beginning German II GERM 102
Intermediate German I GERM 203
Intermediate German II GERM 204
Advanced German I GERM 306
Intro to Gender Studies GNDR 111
Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society HP 356
Beginning Japanese I JPN 101
Beginning Japanese II JPN 102
Intermediate Japanese I JPN 203
Intermediate Japanese II JPN 204
Advanced Japanese I JPN 306
Beginning Latin I LATN 101
Beginning Latin II LATN 102
Intermediate Latin I LATN 203
Intermediate Latin II LATN 204
Intro to Professional Nursing NURS 246
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 200
Intro to Ethics PHIL 201
Principles of Sociology SOC 121
Marriage and Family SOC 261
Beginning Spanish I SPAN 101
Beginning Spanish II SPAN 102
Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 203
Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 204
Advanced Spanish I SPAN 306
Diversity in Sport SPTM 453
Fundamentals of Acting THTR 251
Cultural Awareness WLC 155
Global
Peoples of Africa ANTH 326
The Ethics of Global Engagement BGS 301
Environmental Conservation BIOL 251
Literacy, Language, and Culture EDUC 381
Non Western World Literature ENG 371
Western World Literature ENG 372
The French Film (Taught in English) FREN 275
Francophone Cultures FREN 308
World Geography GEOG 330
The German Film GERM 275
Germanic Cultures GERM 308
Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health IPH 401
Contemporary Issues in Sport & Exercise KIN 492
International Politics POLS 271
Comparative Politics POLS 281
Seminar in Sociology: Globalization SOC 370
The Hispanic Film SPAN 275
Hispanic Cultures SPAN 308
Contemporary Issues in Sport & Exercise SPTM 492
Writing Intensive
Advertising Copywriting ADV 347
American Life ANTH 235
Asian Art ARTH 335
Business Communications BCOM 231
The Ethics of Global Engagement BGS 301
Personal & Professional Development BGS 498
Chemistry Seminar I CHEM 218
Chemistry Seminar II CHEM 318
Chemistry Seminar III CHEM 418
Communication Criticism and Analysis CMST 301
Criminal Justice Studies Capstone CRIM 475
Critique, Clinical Correlation, & Case Analysis DMS 333
Dental Hygiene Theory II DTHY 351
Diversity & Equity in Education EDUC 221
Seminar in Professional Education EDUC 458
Introduction to Folklore ENG 226
Non Western World Literature ENG 371
Western World Literature ENG 372
Technical Writing ENG 210
Advanced Composition ENG 301
Critical & Investigative Writing ENG 316
Fundamentals of Grant Writing ENG 319
Experimental Design and Technical Writing ENGR 291
Senior Design ENGR 491
Health Care Continuum and Community Services GERO 317
Current Concepts in Health Professions HP 498
The Humanistic Tradition in Literature I HUM 241
The Humanistic Tradition in Literature II HUM 242
Intro to Professional Nursing NURS 246
Nursing Research NURS 353
Application of Evidence Based Practice NURS 367
Transition to Advanced Nursing NURS 451
Leadership/Professional Issues in Food & Nutrition NUTR 496
Controversial Issues in Health PET 402
Curriculum Construction in Physical Education PET 395
Research Design and Data Collection POLS 232
American Political Theory POLS 309
Ancient Political Theory POLS 445
Modern Political Theory POLS 446
Writing for Public Relations PRL 362
Rad & Img Sci Practice & Management RADT 424
Writing for Electronic Media RTV 354
Wealth and Poverty SOC 463
Soc Welfare Policy-Prog & Svc Delivery Analysis SOCW 341
Principles of Recreation SPTM 223
Senior Project TECH 471

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