## Learning Outcomes

Math majors will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

- give correct, logical mathematical proofs using mathematical terminology and hypotheses;
- reason logically and quantitatively using algebraic, analytic, and numerical methods;
- incorporate mathematical ideas and reasoning into well-written English; and
- model and analyze problems in pure mathematics and in other disciplines.

## Overview

Bachelor of Science students majoring in mathematics enroll in one of three programs: Program A is for students who plan to work in business or government or pursue graduate study in mathematics; program B is for students who seek secondary school teaching licensure; and program C is for those seeking specialization in a mathematics-related area, such as actuarial science, biomathematics, business, computer science, economics, physics, statistics, and so forth. Program C may be especially appropriate for students who plan to seek a mathematics-related job after earning a bachelor's degree, rather than going on to graduate study.

## B.S. with Second Major

Students majoring in mathematics may choose to earn a second major in computer science, statistics, actuarial science, or other disciplines. They must satisfy all requirements of program A, program B, or program C in mathematics as well as all requirements for the second major. For more information, consult an advisor and see Declaring or Changing a Major on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences website.

## Transfer from Engineering to Mathematics

Certain engineering students who have completed MATH:1550 Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus, MATH:1560 Engineering Mathematics II: Multivariable Calculus, MATH:2550 Engineering Mathematics III: Matrix Algebra, MATH:2560 Engineering Mathematics IV: Differential Equations, or MATH:3550 Engineering Mathematics V: Vector Calculus may count these courses toward the major in mathematics. See the department's Handbook for Undergraduate Majors or the Department of Mathematics website.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 44-47 s.h. (13-14 courses) of work for the major. Total credit for the major depends on a student's choice of program A, B, or C. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE CLAS Core.

All students complete the post-calculus mathematics requirement, the upper-level mathematics requirement, and the requirements for program A, B, or C.

For policies concerning transfer credit, correspondence credit, credit by examination, cumulative grade-point average, general rules relating to regression and duplication, and so forth, see For Current Students on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences website. For information about duplication, regression, and use of the second-grade-only option for mathematics courses, contact the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Mathematics website.

The department's Handbook for Undergraduate Majors provides details about schedule planning and career options for mathematics students. For more information on admission, financial support, employment opportunities, the faculty, facilities, and other topics, visit the University of Iowa and Department of Mathematics website.

The B.S. with a major in mathematics (program A, B, or C) requires the following course work.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Program Requirements (semester hours vary in program A, B, or C selection) | 44-56 | |

Total Hours | 44-56 |

## Post-Calculus Mathematics Requirement

Students majoring in mathematics must earn at least 15 s.h. in post-calculus mathematical sciences courses offered by the University of Iowa; students may not count transfer courses or credit by exam toward this requirement. At least 12 s.h. of the required 15 s.h. in post-calculus courses must be earned in Department of Mathematics courses (prefix MATH) or in courses cross-listed with the department.

Post-calculus courses in the Department of Mathematics are numbered 2000 or above, excluding these:

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:3700 | Introduction to Matrix Theory | 3 |

MATH:3750 | Classical Analysis | 3 |

MATH:3995 | Topics in Mathematics | 3 |

MATH:3996 | Individual Study and Honors in Mathematics | arr. |

MATH:3997 | Readings in Mathematics | arr. |

MATH:4010 | Basic Analysis | 3 |

MATH:4020 | Basic Abstract Algebra | 3 |

Post-calculus courses offered by the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science must have a calculus prerequisite.

## Upper-Level Mathematics Requirement

Mathematics majors must take at least two upper-level mathematics courses for the B.S. degree. Upper-level mathematics courses include MATH:3900 Introduction to Mathematics Research and courses numbered 4000 or above, excluding these:

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:4010 | Basic Analysis | 3 |

MATH:4020 | Basic Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH:4120 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

No courses from other departments can be counted as upper-level mathematics courses, unless they are cross-listed with an upper-level mathematics course (prefix MATH).

## Program A

Program A is primarily for students who plan to work in business or government or to pursue graduate study in mathematics.

### Program A: Core Courses

Students must complete a two-semester sequence of calculus I-II. Advanced placement credit, CLEP credit, and credit granted through the Mathematics Incentive Program is accepted for all or part of the calculus requirement.

Students complete the following core courses.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:1850 & MATH:1860 | Calculus I-II | 8 |

MATH:2700 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH:2850 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH:3600 | Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH:3720 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I | 4 |

MATH:3770 | Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I | 4 |

More advanced courses may be substituted for the core courses, with Department of Mathematics approval.

### Program A: Electives

Students complete six electives (18-24 s.h.), including at least three upper-level mathematics courses.

#### Mathematics

Students may choose from mathematics courses numbered MATH:2150 Foundations of Geometry, MATH:3800 Elementary Numerical Analysis or courses above MATH:3800, excluding MATH:4010 Basic Analysis and MATH:4020 Basic Abstract Algebra.

#### Computer Science

Students may choose computer science courses numbered CS:1210 through CS:4740, excluding CS:3210 Programming Languages and Tools, CS:3910 Informatics Project, CS:3980 Topics in Computer Science I, and CS:3990 Honors in Computer Science or Informatics.

#### Statistics and Actuarial Science

Students may choose statistics courses numbered STAT:2020 Probability and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences, STAT:3100 through STAT:4740, STAT:5100 through STAT:5120, excluding STAT:3510 Biostatistics, STAT:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods, and STAT:4200 Statistical Methods and Computing.

Among the courses listed above, only one of the following three courses, STAT:2020, STAT:3100, or STAT:3120 can be counted; although none of these courses can be counted if taken after STAT:4100.

Students may choose actuarial science courses numbered ACTS:3080 Mathematics of Finance I and ACTS:4130 through ACTS:4380.

Consult the department's Handbook for Undergraduate Majors for a complete list of electives in computer science, and statistics and actuarial science.

## Program B

Program B is intended for students seeking secondary school teaching licensure. Students who wish to earn teaching licensure in addition to earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics also must complete the Teacher Education Program (TEP); see "Teacher Licensure" below.

### Program B: Core Courses

Students must complete a two-semester sequence of calculus I-II. Advanced placement credit, CLEP credit, and credit earned through the Mathematics Incentive Program is accepted for part or all of the calculus requirement. Students complete the following core courses.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:1850 & MATH:1860 | Calculus I-II | 8 |

MATH:2150 | Foundations of Geometry | 3 |

MATH:2700 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH:2850 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH:3720 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I | 4 |

MATH:3770 | Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I | 4 |

MATH:4050 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

or MATH:4060 | Discrete Mathematical Models | |

CS:1210 | Computer Science I: Fundamentals | 4 |

STAT:3120 | Probability and Statistics | 4 |

More advanced courses may be substituted for the core courses, with Department of Mathematics approval.

### Program B: Electives

Students in Program B must take at least three additional Department of Mathematics post-calculus courses (9-12 s.h.), including two chosen from MATH:3900 Introduction to Mathematics Research and courses numbered 4000 or above, excluding MATH:4010 Basic Analysis and MATH:4020 Basic Abstract Algebra. The post-calculus courses must be chosen avoiding duplication and regression with the core math courses, particularly when engineering mathematics courses are considered. With the department's approval, capable students are encouraged to substitute more advanced courses in the same subject area for any of the electives. The Handbook for Undergraduate Majors offers advice on course selection.

### Teacher Licensure

Mathematics majors interested in earning licensure to teach in elementary and/or secondary schools must complete the College of Education's TEP in addition to the requirements for the major and all requirements for graduation. The TEP requires several College of Education courses and student teaching. Contact the Office of Student Services for details.

Students must satisfy all degree requirements and complete TEP licensure before degree conferral.

Students who wish to earn teacher licensure should choose program B; see "Program B" above.

## Program C

Program C enables students to specialize in a mathematics-related subtrack, such as the mathematics of making optimal business decisions, risk management and insurance, economics, finance, physics, chemistry, biostatistics, biomathematics, computer science, statistics and actuarial science, or all departments within the College of Engineering. In consultation with the faculty advisor, students build on the Program C core to prepare a subtrack plan of study tailor-made to their interests and academic or career goals. The proposed study plan must be approved by the Department of Mathematics.

Students must file their subtrack plan of study before they begin their senior year; they use the Program C Plan of Study form, available at the Department of Mathematics website. The Handbook for Undergraduate Majors has templates for choosing electives in several areas; students may use these or propose other plans.

### Program C: Core Courses

Students must complete a two-semester sequence of calculus I-II. Advanced placement credit, CLEP credit, and credit earned through the Mathematics Incentive Program is accepted for part or all of the calculus requirement. Students complete the following core math courses.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:1850 & MATH:1860 | Calculus I-II | 8 |

MATH:2700 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH:2850 | Calculus III | 4 |

One additional "proofs" course such as MATH:3720 or MATH:3770 | 4 |

Some subtracks require additional core courses from other departments; consult the Handbook for Undergraduate Majors or the Department of Mathematics website. Additional non-math core courses count toward electives (see "Program C: Electives" below). Students who specialize in engineering should consult the Department of Mathematics.

More advanced courses may be substituted for the core courses, with Department of Mathematics approval.

### Program C: Electives

Students choose eight or nine approved electives. All electives must be offered for 3-4 s.h. of credit. At least three of the electives must be post-calculus mathematics courses (prefix MATH). All B.S. mathematics majors must take 15 s.h. of post-calculus mathematics courses and at least two upper-level mathematics courses; see "Post-Calculus Mathematics Requirement" and "Upper-Level Mathematics Requirement" above.

Some subtracks require additional core courses from other departments (see "Program C: Core Courses" above); the additional non-math core courses count toward electives. For a list of suggested subtracks and restrictions on electives in each subtrack, consult the Handbook for Undergraduate Majors or the Department of Mathematics website.

## Honors in the Major

Students majoring in mathematics have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. Departmental honors students must complete all requirements for the major and must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.40 in the major and overall. To graduate with honors in the major, they must complete one of the options below.

Option 1: complete four of the courses below, including a two-course sequence, with a B average for the four courses.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:4090 | A Rigorous Introduction to Abstract Algebra | 4 |

MATH:4210 | Foundations of Analysis | 4 |

MATH:5000 & MATH:5010 | Abstract Algebra I-II | 8 |

MATH:5200 & MATH:5210 | Introduction to Analysis I-II | 8 |

MATH:5400 & MATH:5410 | General Topology - Introduction to Smooth Manifolds | 8 |

MATH:5600 & MATH:5700 | Nonlinear Dynamics with Numerical Methods - Partial Differential Equations with Numerical Methods | 8 |

MATH:5800 & MATH:5810 | Numerical Analysis: Nonlinear Equations and Approximation Theory - Numerical Analysis: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra | 8 |

Mathematics courses (prefix MATH) numbered 6000 or above, to be approved by the mathematics honors advisor in advance |

Option 2: complete an honors project comparable to taking several of the courses above, approved by the mathematics honors advisor and the thesis supervisor. Students who choose this option typically register for MATH:3996 Individual Study and Honors in Mathematics for 3 s.h. or more. They must find a faculty member willing to supervise their project; contact the department for help finding a project supervisor. Contact the Department of Mathematics honors advisor for more information.

## University of Iowa Honors Program

In addition to honors in the major, students have opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program. Honors in mathematics is awarded by the Department of Mathematics and is separate from the University of Iowa Honors Program. Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the mathematics major. However, honors in mathematics can be applied toward UI Honors Program requirements.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE CLAS Core requirements provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and a focused practice of transferable skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.

GE CLAS Core courses are particularly valuable for students making the transition into the University of Iowa. They help students understand the academic expectations of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences while providing the knowledge and skills needed for more advanced work in the major.

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who wish to earn an undergraduate degree—Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), or Bachelor of Music (B.M.)—must complete the requirements of the GE CLAS Core.

## GE CLAS Core Areas and Requirements

The GE CLAS Core has 11 required areas, grouped into three categories. Students must fulfill the requirements in each GE CLAS Core area. The requirements below are for students who entered the University of Iowa during Summer 2017 or after. Students who entered during a previous semester are held to different requirements as indicated on a student's degree audit.

**Communication and Literacy**:

- Rhetoric: a minimum of 4 s.h.
- World Languages: required credit varies by language (see "World Languages" below)
- Interpretation of Literature: a minimum of 3 s.h.

**Natural, Quantitative, and Social Sciences**:

- Natural Sciences: a minimum of 7 s.h.; must include one lab
- Quantitative or Formal Reasoning: a minimum of 3 s.h.
- Social Sciences: a minimum of 3 s.h.

**Culture, Society, and the Arts**:

- Diversity and Inclusion: a minimum of 3 s.h.
- Historical Perspectives: a minimum of 3 s.h.
- International and Global Issues: a minimum of 3 s.h.
- Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts: a minimum of 3 s.h.
- Values and Culture: a minimum of 3 s.h.

Students may count transfer credit and/or credit by exam toward some GE CLAS Core requirements. See CLAS Core Policies for details regarding use of transfer credit, credit by exam, and other policies for how GE CLAS Core requirements may be fulfilled.

## Communication and Literacy

### Rhetoric

Rhetoric courses develop speaking, writing, listening, and critical reading skills and build competence in research, analysis, and argumentation.

All entering first-year students are required to complete RHET:1030 Rhetoric (4-5 s.h.). Because rhetorical skills lay the foundation for further study at the University, most students register for RHET:1030 during their first year at Iowa. Students in some majors, such as English or journalism and mass communication, enroll in RHET:1030 during their first semester.

Students who must enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses as determined by their English proficiency evaluation must complete all ESL courses before they may register for RHET:1030 Rhetoric.

Students who have transfer credit in composition, speech, and argumentation but have not been granted an A.A. degree must complete the equivalent of RHET:1030 Rhetoric and often must take RHET:1040 Writing and Reading or RHET:1060 Speaking and Reading in addition to their transfer courses in composition and/or speech.

Each entering student's degree audit shows the course(s) that must be completed in order to fulfill the Rhetoric requirement.

The following courses are approved for the Rhetoric area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

RHET:1030 | Rhetoric | 4-5 |

RHET:1040 | Writing and Reading | 3 |

RHET:1060 | Speaking and Reading | 3 |

#### Transfer of Credit for Rhetoric

Transfer students who have been granted an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from an Iowa community college, Waldorf College in Iowa, or Black Hawk College in Illinois have satisfied the Rhetoric requirement.

Transfer credit for students without an A.A. degree is evaluated as follows:

- transfer students who have completed composition I, composition II, and speech at another institution have satisfied the GE CLAS Core Rhetoric requirement of RHET:1030 Rhetoric;
- transfer students who have completed only composition I must complete RHET:1030 Rhetoric at the University of Iowa;
- transfer students who have completed composition I and speech must complete RHET:1040 Writing and Reading at the University of Iowa;
- transfer students who have completed only speech must complete RHET:1040 Writing and Reading at the University of Iowa;
- transfer students who have completed composition I and II or only composition II must complete RHET:1060 Speaking and Reading at the University of Iowa;
- for transfer students who have completed any other course at another institution that may be equivalent to RHET:1030 Rhetoric, the University of Iowa Office of Admissions examines the content of the course and decides on equivalency based on the content of that course, conferring with the Department of Rhetoric on the correct equivalency, if necessary.

### Interpretation of Literature

Courses in the Interpretation of Literature area focus on the major genres of literature (short and long fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama), improving students' abilities to read and analyze a variety of texts. Small group discussions in these courses challenge students to think critically, to share insights, and to listen thoughtfully to the arguments of others.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Interpretation of Literature area. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CL:1510/ASIA:1510 | Ghost Stories and Tales of the Weird in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature | 3 |

ENGL:1200 | The Interpretation of Literature | 3 |

FREN:1005 | Texts and Contexts: French-Speaking World | 3 |

FREN:1007 | Nature/Ecology French Philosophy and Fiction | 3 |

HONR:1885 | Reading the Ancient City | 3 |

### World Languages

GE CLAS Core courses in World Languages provide speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a second language as well as knowledge of the cultures in which the language is spoken. To fulfill the GE CLAS Core requirement in World Languages, students may choose one of the following options:

complete four years of a single world language in high school; or

achieve the fourth level of proficiency in a world language by completing the appropriate sequence of courses offered at the University of Iowa; or

achieve the fourth level of proficiency by completing courses at another college or university or through study abroad; or

achieve an equivalent score on a related Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other approved college-level examination accepted by the University of Iowa and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (see Credit By Exam Options on the Office of Admissions website); or

earn an equivalent score on both a UI written placement test and on a UI oral proficiency exam in a language taught at the University of Iowa (see World Languages Placement Test (WLPT) on the New Student Services website); or

earn an equivalent score on a proficiency exam in a language that is not taught at the University of Iowa (see Proficiency Examinations for Languages Not Taught at UI on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences website).

A fourth level of proficiency is equivalent to the successful completion of an intermediate II language course (or of a second-year second semester course, for example) as taught at the University of Iowa. Depending on a student's placement test results and the language taken, a student may need to take four semesters of a language, starting with a beginning course and ending with a second semester intermediate course. Other students may be able to start elsewhere in the language sequence and complete the GE World Language requirement by taking two or three courses. See "World Languages Placement Tests" under Placement Tests on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences website.

Semester hours earned for these courses vary by language. Students should be sure to take the placement test for the language of interest and should be aware of the course sequence required to fulfill the GE requirement in World Languages for that particular language.

Once the World Languages requirement is completed, a student may earn up to an additional 8 s.h. of college credit while studying a world language. See Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences website.

Students may use the following language course sequences to fulfill the World Languages requirement. To avoid duplication or regression, consult the appropriate language department before registering for courses.

#### American Sign Language

Courses in American Sign Language (ASL) are offered by the American Sign Language Program. The following sequence fulfills the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ASL:1001 | American Sign Language I | 4 |

ASL:1002 | American Sign Language II | 4 |

ASL:2001 | American Sign Language III | 4 |

ASL:2002 | American Sign Language IV | 4 |

Students with previous knowledge of American Sign Language should consult the ASL program for placement.

#### Arabic

Courses in Arabic are offered by the Department of French and Italian. The following sequence fulfills the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ARAB:1001 | Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I | 5 |

ARAB:1002 | Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II | 5 |

ARAB:2001 | Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I | 5 |

ARAB:2002 | Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II | 5 |

Students with previous knowledge of Arabic should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Chinese

Courses in Chinese are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. For students without previous knowledge of Chinese, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CHIN:1111 | First-Year Chinese: First Semester | 5 |

CHIN:1112 | First-Year Chinese: Second Semester | 5 |

CHIN:2101 | Second-Year Chinese: First Semester | 5 |

CHIN:2102 | Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester | 5 |

Students may use varied combinations of Chinese language courses approved to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Heritage learners and students who have studied Chinese abroad may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting CHIN:2103 Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: First Semester and CHIN:2104 Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester for CHIN:2101 and CHIN:2102. Consult the department for more information.

#### French

Courses in French are offered by the Department of French and Italian. For students without previous knowledge of French, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

FREN:1001 | Elementary French I | 4-5 |

FREN:1002 | Elementary French II | 4-5 |

FREN:2001 | Intermediate French I | 5 |

FREN:2002 | Intermediate French II | 5 |

Students may use varied combinations of French language courses approved to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of French may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting FREN:1010 First-Year French Review for FREN:1001 and FREN:1002 in the sequence above. Some students may be evaluated as ready for FREN:2001 or FREN:2002. Consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### German

Courses in German are offered by the Department of German. For students without previous knowledge of German, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

GRMN:1001 | Elementary German I | 4 |

GRMN:1002 | Elementary German II | 4 |

GRMN:2001 | Intermediate German I | 4 |

GRMN:2002 | Intermediate German II | 4 |

Students may use varied combinations of German language courses approved to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of German may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting GRMN:1010 First-Year German Review for GRMN:1001 and GRMN:1002 in the sequence above. Some students may be evaluated as ready for GRMN:2001 or GRMN:2002. Consult the department for appropriate placement.

The department also offers accelerated intensive courses, GRMN:1020 Intensive Elementary German and GRMN:2020 Intensive Intermediate German, which may be appropriate for students with strong language learning abilities or experience. The intensive courses may be combined with nonintensive courses to create other sequences that may be used to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Consult the department to identify an appropriate course sequence.

#### Greek

Courses in Greek are offered by the Department of Classics. Students without previous knowledge of Greek should fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement with the following sequence.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CLSG:1001 | Classical and New Testament Greek I | 3-5 |

CLSG:1002 | Classical and New Testament Greek II | 3-5 |

CLSG:2001 | Second-Year Greek I | 3 |

CLSG:2002 | Second-Year Greek II | 3 |

Students with previous knowledge of Greek should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Italian

Courses in Italian are offered by the Department of French and Italian. Students without previous knowledge of Italian should fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement with the following sequence.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ITAL:1101 | Elementary Italian I | 5 |

ITAL:1102 | Elementary Italian II | 5 |

ITAL:2203 | Intermediate Italian I | 4 |

ITAL:2204 | Intermediate Italian II | 4 |

Students with strong language learning abilities or a background in another Romance language may be able to complete the requirement by substituting ITAL:3002 Intensive Elementary Italian for ITAL:1101 and ITAL:1102 in the sequence above. Consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Japanese

Courses in Japanese are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. For students without previous knowledge of Japanese, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

JPNS:1001 | First-Year Japanese: First Semester | 5 |

JPNS:1002 | First-Year Japanese: Second Semester | 5 |

JPNS:2001 | Second-Year Japanese: First Semester | 5 |

JPNS:2002 | Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester | 5 |

Students may use varied combinations of Japanese language courses approved to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of Japanese should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Korean

Courses in Korean are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. For students without previous knowledge of Korean, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

KORE:1101 | First-Year Korean: First Semester | 4 |

KORE:1102 | First-Year Korean: Second Semester | 4 |

KORE:2101 | Second-Year Korean: First Semester | 4 |

KORE:2102 | Second-Year Korean: Second Semester | 4 |

Students with previous knowledge of Korean should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Latin

Courses in Latin are offered by the Department of Classics. Students without previous knowledge of Latin should fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement with the following sequence. Students must take both CLSL:2001 and CLSL:2002 in order to fulfill the World Languages requirement. These courses require a similar knowledge of Latin, but one focuses on poetry and the other on prose. Other world languages permit a student to complete the last courses in the sequence to meet the GE CLAS Core requirement since the final course is more difficult than the previous ones. This is not true with the Latin sequence, and thus, both courses must be successfully completed.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CLSL:1001 | Elementary Latin I | 3-5 |

CLSL:1002 | Elementary Latin II | 3-5 |

CLSL:2001 | World of Cicero | 3 |

CLSL:2002 | Golden Age of Roman Poetry | 3 |

Students with previous knowledge of Latin should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Portuguese

Courses in Portuguese are offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Two sequences in Portuguese are approved to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. All courses are open to entering first-year students.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

PORT:2000 | Accelerated Elementary Portuguese | 5 |

PORT:2500 | Accelerated Intermediate Portuguese | 5 |

Students may also substitute PORT:2010 Elementary Portuguese I and PORT:2015 Elementary Portuguese II for PORT:2000 in the sequence above.

Students with previous knowledge of Portuguese should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Russian

Courses in Russian are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Students without previous knowledge of Russian should fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement with the following sequence.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

RUSS:1111 | First-Year Russian I | 5 |

RUSS:1112 | First-Year Russian II | 5 |

RUSS:2111 | Second-Year Russian I | 4 |

RUSS:2112 | Second-Year Russian II | 4 |

Students with previous knowledge of Russian should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Sanskrit

Courses in Sanskrit are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Students without previous knowledge of Sanskrit should fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement with the following sequence. Each of these courses is open to entering first-year students.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

SOAS:2901/CLSA:2901 | First-Year Sanskrit: First Semester | 4 |

SOAS:2902/CLSA:2902 | First-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester | 4 |

SOAS:3901/CLSA:3901 | Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester | 3 |

SOAS:3902/CLSA:3902 | Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester | 3 |

Students with previous knowledge of Sanskrit should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Spanish

Courses in Spanish are offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For students without previous knowledge of Spanish, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

SPAN:1001 | Elementary Spanish I | 5 |

SPAN:1002 | Elementary Spanish II | 5 |

SPAN:1501 | Intermediate Spanish I | 5 |

SPAN:1502 | Intermediate Spanish II | 5 |

Students may use varied combinations of Spanish language courses to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of Spanish may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting SPAN:1003 Elementary Spanish Review for SPAN:1001 and SPAN:1002 in the sequence above.

The accelerated course SPAN:1503 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish, which combines SPAN:1501 and SPAN:1502, may be appropriate for some students.

Iowa Center for Higher Education students may use the following sequence to fulfill the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CLAS:1002 | Elementary Spanish I | 4 |

CLAS:1003 | Elementary Spanish II | 4 |

CLAS:1501 | Intermediate Spanish I | 3 |

CLAS:1502 | Intermediate Spanish II | 3 |

Students with previous knowledge of Spanish should take the language placement test in Spanish to help determine proper placement.

#### Swahili

Courses in Swahili are offered by the Department of French and Italian. The following sequence fulfills the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Each of these courses is open to entering first-year students.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

SWAH:1001 | Elementary Swahili I | 4 |

SWAH:1002 | Elementary Swahili II | 4 |

SWAH:2001 | Intermediate Swahili I | 4 |

SWAH:2002 | Intermediate Swahili II | 4 |

Students with previous knowledge of Swahili should consult the department for appropriate placement.

#### Other Course Sequences

A student who successfully completes a four-semester world language sequence that has not been approved for the GE CLAS Core may have the sequence substituted for a proficiency test to fulfill the GE CLAS Core requirement.

Students who complete a world language sequence this way should notify the department that offers the sequence; the department will contact Graduation Analysis in the Office of the Registrar, which will update a student's degree audit to show fulfillment of the World Languages requirement.

## Natural, Quantitative, and Social Sciences

### Natural Sciences

Courses in the Natural Sciences area explore the scope and major concepts of a scientific discipline. Students learn the attitudes and practices of scientific investigators: logic, precision, experimentation, tentativeness, and objectivity. In courses with a laboratory component, students gain experience in the methods of scientific inquiry.

All students must complete at least 7 s.h. of course work in the Natural Sciences area, including at least one natural science lab component. The following courses are approved for the area; courses with a lab component are noted "(lab)."

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ANTH:1301 | Human Origins | 3 |

ASTR:1060/BIOL:1060/EES:1060 | Big Ideas: Origins of the Universe, Earth, and Life | 3 |

ASTR:1070 | Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

ASTR:1079 | Introductory Astronomy Laboratory (lab) | 1 |

ASTR:1080 | Exploration of the Solar System (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

ASTR:1091 | Life in the Universe | 3 |

ASTR:1771 | General Astronomy I (lab) | 4 |

ASTR:1772 | General Astronomy II (lab) | 4 |

BIOL:1061/ANTH:1061/ASTR:1061/EES:1061 | Big Ideas: Evolution of Life on Earth and the Search for Life in the Universe (lab) | 4 |

BIOL:1140 | Human Biology (lab) | 4 |

BIOL:1141 | Introductory Animal Biology (lab) | 4 |

BIOL:1251 | How the Brain Works (and Why it Doesn't) | 3 |

BIOL:1260 | Plants and Human Affairs | 2-3 |

BIOL:1261 | Introduction to Botany (lab) | 4 |

BIOL:1311/ANTH:1310 | Human Genetics in the Twenty-First Century | 3 |

BIOL:1370 | Understanding Evolution (formerly Ecology and Evolution) | 3 |

BIOL:1411 | Foundations of Biology (lab) | 4 |

BIOL:1412 | Diversity of Form and Function (lab) | 4 |

CHEM:1050 | Technology and Society | 3 |

CHEM:1060 | Technology and Society Laboratory (lab) | 1 |

CHEM:1070 | General Chemistry I | 3 |

CHEM:1080 | General Chemistry II | 3 |

CHEM:1100 | Chemistry in Industry and the Economy | 3 |

CHEM:1110 | Principles of Chemistry I (lab) | 4 |

CHEM:1120 | Principles of Chemistry II (lab) | 4 |

CHEM:1160 | Principles of Chemistry Lab (lab) | 2 |

CHEM:1180 | Chemical Science I | 3 |

CHEM:1190 | Chemical Science II | 3 |

CHEM:1200 | Chemical Science Laboratory (lab) | 2 |

EES:1030/CEE:1030 | Introduction to Earth Science (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

EES:1031/CEE:1031 | Introduction to Earth Science Laboratory (lab; students must have previously completed EES:1030/CEE:1030 without the lab) | 1 |

EES:1040 | Evolution and the History of Life (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

EES:1050 | Introduction to Geology (lab) | 4 |

EES:1070 | Age of Dinosaurs (lab) | 4 |

EES:1080/ENVS:1080 | Introduction to Environmental Science (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.; not for students who have taken EES:1085 or ENVS:1085) | 3-4 |

EES:1085/ENVS:1085 | Fundamentals of Environmental Science (lab; not for students who have taken EES:1080 or ENVS:1080) | 4 |

EES:1081/ENVS:1081 | Introduction to Environmental Sciences Laboratory (lab) | 1 |

EES:1290 | Energy and the Environment | 3 |

EES:1400 | Natural Disasters | 3 |

GEOG:1020 | The Global Environment | 3 |

GEOG:1021 | The Global Environment Lab (lab) | 1 |

HHP:1100 | Human Anatomy | 3 |

HHP:1300 | Fundamentals of Human Physiology | 3 |

HHP:2310 | Nutrition and Health | 3 |

HONR:1640 | Honors Seminar in Natural Sciences | 3 |

PHYS:1100 | From Quarks to Quasars (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

PHYS:1200 | Physics of Everyday Experience | 3 |

PHYS:1300 | Nanoscience | 3 |

PHYS:1400 | Basic Physics (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

PHYS:1409 | Basic Physics Lab (lab) | 1 |

PHYS:1410 | Physics of Sound (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

PHYS:1511 | College Physics I (lab) | 4 |

PHYS:1512 | College Physics II (lab) | 4 |

PHYS:1611 | Introductory Physics I (lab) | 4 |

PHYS:1612 | Introductory Physics II (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.) | 3-4 |

PHYS:1619 | Introductory Physics II Lab (lab) | 1 |

PHYS:1701 | Physics I (lab) | 4 |

PHYS:1702 | Physics II (lab) | 4 |

### Quantitative or Formal Reasoning

Courses in the Quantitative or Formal Reasoning area help develop analytical skills through the practice of quantitative or formal symbolic reasoning. Courses focus on presentation and evaluation of evidence and argument; understanding the use and misuse of data; and organization of information in quantitative or other formal symbolic systems, including those used in computer science, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, and statistics.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Quantitative or Formal Reasoning area. Students also may fulfill this GE CLAS Core requirement by completing a course that lists an approved GE CLAS Core course as a prerequisite. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

COMM:1117 | Theory and Practice of Argument | 4 |

CS:1020 | Principles of Computing | 3 |

CS:1110 | Introduction to Computer Science | 3 |

CS:1210 | Computer Science I: Fundamentals | 4 |

HHP:1030 | Introduction to Critical Thinking | 3 |

LING:1050 | Language and Formal Reasoning | 3 |

MATH:1020 | Elementary Functions | 4 |

MATH:1120 | Logic of Arithmetic | 4 |

MATH:1130 | Theory of Arithmetic | 3 |

MATH:1340 | Mathematics for Business | 4 |

MATH:1380 | Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business | 4 |

MATH:1440 | Mathematics for the Biological Sciences | 4 |

MATH:1460 | Calculus for the Biological Sciences | 4 |

MATH:1550 | Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus | 4 |

MATH:1850 | Calculus I | 4 |

PHIL:1636 | Principles of Reasoning: Argument and Debate | 3 |

POLI:1050/RELS:1050 | Big Ideas: Introduction to Information, Society, and Culture | 3 |

POLI:1700 | Introduction to Political Analysis | 3 |

PSY:2811 | Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I (GE status effective fall 2018) | 3 |

STAT:1010 | Statistics and Society | 3 |

STAT:1020/PSQF:1020 | Elementary Statistics and Inference | 3 |

STAT:1030 | Statistics for Business | 4 |

STAT:2010 | Statistical Methods and Computing | 3 |

### Social Sciences

Courses in the Social Sciences area focus on human behavior and the institutions and social systems that shape and are shaped by that behavior. Courses provide an overview of one or more social science disciplines, their theories, and their methods.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Social Sciences area. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

AFAM:1030 | Introduction to African American Society | 3 |

ANTH:1101/IS:1101 | Cultural Anthropology | 3 |

ANTH:1401 | Language, Culture, and Communication | 3 |

ANTH:2100 | Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems | 3 |

ANTH:2136 | Urban Anthropology | 3 |

ANTH:2261 | Human Impacts on the Environment | 3 |

ASP:1800/CSD:1800/NURS:1800/SSW:1800/TR:1800 | Aging Matters: Introduction to Gerontology | 3 |

COMM:1170 | Communication Theory in Everyday Life | 3 |

COMM:1174 | Media and Society | 3 |

CPH:1400 | Fundamentals of Public Health | 3 |

CRIM:1410 | Introduction to Criminology | 3 |

CSD:3117/LING:3117 | Psychology of Language | 3 |

CSD:3118/LING:3118 | Language Acquisition | 1-3 |

ECON:1100 | Principles of Microeconomics | 4 |

ECON:1200 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 4 |

GEOG:1070 | Contemporary Environmental Issues | 3 |

GEOG:1090 | Globalization and Geographic Diversity | 3 |

GEOG:2110/GHS:2110 | Seven Billion and Counting: Introduction to Population Dynamics | 3 |

GEOG:2910 | The Global Economy | 3 |

HIST:1219/SOC:1219 | Big Ideas: Equality, Opportunity, and Public Policy in America | 3 |

HONR:1660 | Honors Seminar in Social Sciences | 3 |

JMC:1100 | Media Uses and Effects | 3 |

LING:1010 | Language and Society | 3 |

LING:1060 | Languages of the World | 3 |

MUSM:3001/ANTH:3001/EDTL:3001/SIED:3001 | Introduction to Museum Studies | 3 |

POLI:1100 | Introduction to American Politics | 3 |

POLI:1200 | Introduction to Political Behavior | 3 |

POLI:1300 | Introduction to Political Thought and Action | 3 |

POLI:1400 | Introduction to Comparative Politics | 3 |

POLI:1401 | Introduction to the Politics of Russia and Eurasia | 3 |

POLI:1403 | Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World | 3 |

POLI:1445 | Introduction to Asian Politics: China | 3 |

POLI:1449 | Introduction to European Politics | 3 |

POLI:1500 | Introduction to International Relations | 3 |

POLI:1501 | Introduction to American Foreign Policy | 3 |

POLI:1600 | Introduction to Political Communication | 3 |

POLI:2415/LAS:2415 | Latin American Politics | 3 |

PSY:1001 | Elementary Psychology | 3 |

PSY:2301 | Introduction to Clinical Psychology | 3 |

PSY:2401 | Introduction to Developmental Science | 3 |

PSY:2601 | Introduction to Cognitive Psychology | 3 |

SOC:1010 | Introduction to Sociology | 3-4 |

SOC:1020 | Social Problems | 3-4 |

SOC:1220 | Principles of Social Psychology | 3-4 |

TR:1070 | Perspectives on Leisure and Play | 3 |

## Culture, Society, and the Arts

### Diversity and Inclusion

Courses in the Diversity and Inclusion area help to develop students’ recognition of their positions in an increasingly pluralistic world while fostering an understanding of social and cultural differences. Students reflect critically on their own social and cultural perspectives while increasing their ability to engage with people who have backgrounds or ideas different from their own. Students also explore the historical and structural bases of inequality and the benefits and challenges of diversity.

Transfer credit is not accepted for the Diversity and Inclusion requirement; students must complete this requirement with course work taken at the University of Iowa.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Diversity and Inclusion area. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

AFAM:2500 | Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues | 3 |

AMST:2025 | Diversity in American Culture | 3 |

ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151 | Global Migration in the Contemporary World (GE status effective fall 2018) | 3 |

ANTH:2165/AMST:2165/NAIS:2165 | Native Peoples of North America | 3 |

ARTS:2100 | Printmaking and Politics of Protest | 3 |

CCCC:2220 | Foundations of Critical Cultural Competence | 3 |

CSD:1200 | Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | 3 |

CINE:1195 | Video Games and Identity | 3 |

CINE:1625 | Race, Gender, and Sexuality on Screen | 3 |

CL:2222/ASIA:2222/GWSS:2222 | Women in Premodern East Asian Literature | 3 |

CL:2700/RUSS:2232 | Romani (Gypsy) Cultures of Eastern Europe | 3 |

COMM:1898/LAS:1898/LATS:1898 | Introduction to Latina/o/x Communication and Culture | 3 |

DANC:2065 | Performing Crisis: Dances of Identity, Witness, and Resistance | 3 |

DST:1101 | Introduction to Disability Studies | 3 |

GRMN:2620 | Anne Frank and Her Story | 3-4 |

GRMN:2675 | The Politics of Memory: Holocaust, Genocide, and 9/11 | 3-4 |

GWSS:1002 | Diversity and Power in the U.S. (GE status effective fall 2018) | 3 |

HIST:1040 | Diversity in History | 3 |

HIST:2267/AFAM:2267 | African American History to 1877: From Slave Cabin to Senate Floor | 3 |

IS:2020 | World Events Today! | 3 |

ITAL:2660 | The Italian American Experience (GE status effective fall 2018) | 3 |

JMC:2500 | Community Media (GE status effective fall 2018) | 3 |

JMC:2600 | Freedom of Expression | 3 |

LATS:2280/HIST:2280/SPAN:2280 | Introduction to Latina/o Studies | 3 |

NAIS:1290/AMST:1290/GHS:1290/HIST:1290 | Native American Foods and Foodways (GE status effective fall 2018) | 3 |

POLI:1601 | Introduction to Social Media and Politics | 3 |

POLI:1800 | Introduction to the Politics of Class and Inequality | 3 |

POLI:1900 | Introduction to the Politics of Race | 3 |

SRM:1045 | Diversity and Inclusion in Healthy Living (GE status effective fall 2018) | 3 |

SPST:1074/AMST:1074/GWSS:1074 | Inequality in American Sport | 3 |

THTR:2320 | Playwriting in a Global World | 3 |

THTR:2405 | Staging Americans: U.S. Cultures Through Theatre and Performance | 3 |

WLLC:1200/DST:1200/GHS:1200/GRMN:1200 | Disability and Inclusion in Film and Writing Around the World | 3 |

WRIT:2100 | Writing and Community Outreach | 3 |

### Historical Perspectives

Courses in the Historical Perspectives area help students comprehend the historical processes of change and continuity; develop the ability to generalize, explain, and interpret historical change; and understand the past in its own terms.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Historical Perspectives area. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ANTH:1201 | World Archaeology | 3 |

ARTH:1010 | Art and Visual Culture | 3 |

ARTH:1050 | From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I | 3 |

ARTH:1060 | From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Western Art II | 3 |

ARTH:1070/CHIN:1070 | Asian Art and Culture | 3 |

ARTH:1090 | Earthly Paradises: A Global History of Gardens | 3 |

ARTH:2920 | Introduction to American Art | 3 |

CLSA:1181/GHS:1181 | Ancient Medicine | 3 |

CLSA:1830 | Greek Civilization | 3 |

CLSA:1840 | Roman Civilization | 3 |

EES:1115/ENVS:1115/GEOG:1115/HIST:1115 | The History and Science of Oil | 3 |

FREN:3120 | French Civilization | 3 |

HIST:1002 | Issues in Medieval Society | 3 |

HIST:1004 | Issues in Human History: Communities and Society in History | 3 |

HIST:1008 | Issues in European Politics and Society | 3 |

HIST:1010 | History Matters | 3 |

HIST:1014 | Issues: Twentieth-Century Crisis | 3 |

HIST:1016 | The History That Made Our World | 3 |

HIST:1261 | American History to 1877 | 3 |

HIST:1262 | American History 1877-Present | 3 |

HIST:1401 | The West and the World: Ancient | 3-4 |

HIST:1402 | The West and the World: Medieval | 3-4 |

HIST:1403 | The West and the World: Modern | 3-4 |

HIST:1602/ASIA:1602 | Civilizations of Asia: China | 3 |

HIST:1604/ASIA:1604 | Civilizations of Asia: Japan | 3-4 |

HIST:1606/ASIA:1606 | Civilizations of Asia: South Asia | 3-4 |

HIST:1607 | Civilizations of Asia: Korea | 3-4 |

HIST:2461/CLSA:2461/RELS:2361 | Middle East and Mediterranean: Alexander to Suleiman | 3 |

HONR:1610 | Honors Seminar in Historical Perspectives | 3 |

ITAL:2550 | Images of Modern Italy | 3 |

JMC:1200 | Media History and Culture | 3 |

MUS:1303 | Roots, Rock, and Rap: A History of Popular Music | 3 |

MUS:2301 | History of Music I | 3 |

MUS:2302 | History of Music II | 3 |

PHIL:1033 | The Meaning of Life | 3 |

PHIL:1034 | Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness | 3 |

RELS:1001 | Judaism, Christianity, and Islam | 3 |

RELS:1225/HIST:1025 | Medieval Religion and Culture | 3 |

RELS:1250/HIST:1050 | Modern Religion and Culture | 3 |

RUSS:1531 | Slavic Folklore | 3 |

RUSS:1532 | Religion and Culture of Slavs | 3 |

THTR:1400 | Theatre and Society: Ancients and Moderns | 3 |

THTR:1401 | Theatre and Society: Romantics and Rebels | 3 |

THTR:2410 | History of Theatre and Drama I | 3 |

THTR:2411 | History of Theatre and Drama II | 3 |

### International and Global Issues

Courses in the International and Global Issues area focus predominantly on countries or issues outside the United States, encouraging students to understand contemporary issues from an international perspective. Students develop knowledge of one or more contemporary global or international issues, gain a greater awareness of varied international perspectives, and improve their skills of analysis and critical inquiry.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the International and Global Issues area. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ANTH:1046/GEOG:1046/GWSS:1046 | Big Ideas: People and the Environment - Technology, Culture, and Social Justice | 3 |

ANTH:2100 | Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems | 3 |

ANTH:2136 | Urban Anthropology | 3 |

ANTH:2261 | Human Impacts on the Environment | 3 |

ARTH:1040 | Arts of Africa | 3 |

FREN:1006 | Global Sports and National Cultures | 3 |

FREN:1510 | Cultural Misunderstandings: France and U.S.A. | 3 |

GEOG:1060 | Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan | 3 |

GEOG:1070 | Contemporary Environmental Issues | 3 |

GEOG:1090 | Globalization and Geographic Diversity | 3 |

GEOG:2910 | The Global Economy | 3 |

GRMN:2720/HIST:2420 | Germany in the World | 3 |

GRMN:4315 | Contemporary German Civilization | 3 |

HIST:1016 | The History That Made Our World | 3 |

HIST:1403 | The West and the World: Modern | 3-4 |

HIST:1602/ASIA:1602 | Civilizations of Asia: China | 3 |

HIST:1604/ASIA:1604 | Civilizations of Asia: Japan | 3-4 |

HIST:1606/ASIA:1606 | Civilizations of Asia: South Asia | 3-4 |

HIST:1607 | Civilizations of Asia: Korea | 3-4 |

HONR:1620 | Honors Seminar in International and Global Issues | 3 |

IS:2000 | Introduction to International Studies | 3 |

LING:1040/ANTH:1040 | Language Rights | 3 |

POLI:1400 | Introduction to Comparative Politics | 3 |

POLI:1401 | Introduction to the Politics of Russia and Eurasia | 3 |

POLI:1403 | Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World | 3 |

POLI:1445 | Introduction to Asian Politics: China | 3 |

POLI:1449 | Introduction to European Politics | 3 |

POLI:1500 | Introduction to International Relations | 3 |

POLI:1501 | Introduction to American Foreign Policy | 3 |

POLI:2415/LAS:2415 | Latin American Politics | 3 |

RELS:1130/HIST:1030 | Introduction to Islamic Civilization | 3 |

RELS:2852/GWSS:2052 | Women in Islam and the Middle East | 3 |

RELS:3855/IS:3855 | Human Rights and Islam | 3 |

RUSS:1132 | Russia Today | 3 |

SPST:2170 | Sport and Globalization | 3 |

### Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts

Courses in the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts area provide students with opportunities to appreciate the arts and to analyze them within their historical and theoretical contexts. They also help students develop the analytic, expressive, and imaginative abilities necessary for understanding, appreciating, and creating art.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts area. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ARTH:1010 | Art and Visual Culture | 3 |

ARTH:1020 | Masterpieces: Art in Historical and Cultural Perspectives | 3 |

ARTH:1040 | Arts of Africa | 3 |

ARTH:1050 | From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I | 3 |

ARTH:1060 | From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Western Art II | 3 |

ARTH:1070/CHIN:1070 | Asian Art and Culture | 3 |

ARTH:1095 | American Indian Art | 3 |

ARTH:2920 | Introduction to American Art | 3 |

ARTS:1010 | Elements of Art | 3 |

ARTS:1030 | Elements of Jewelry and Metal Arts | 3 |

ARTS:1050 | Elements of Printmaking | 3 |

ARTS:1080 | Elements of Sculpture | 3 |

CERM:2010 | Exploring Forms in Clay I | 3 |

CHIN:1702 | Chinese Popular Culture | 3 |

CINE:1100 | The Art of Smartphone Filmmaking | 3 |

CINE:1602 | Introduction to Film Studies | 3 |

CINE:1610 | Contemporary Cinema | 3 |

CL:1240/CLSA:1040 | Major Texts of World Literature, Antiquity to 1700 | 3 |

CL:1241 | Major Texts of World Literature, 1700 to the Present | 3 |

CLSA:1010 | Hero, God, Mortal: Literature of Greece | 3 |

CLSA:1020 | Love and Glory: The Literature of Rome | 3 |

CLSA:1740/WRIT:1740 | Writing Strategies: Word Origins and Word Choice | 3 |

CLSA:2016 | Classical Mythology | 3 |

CNW:1620 | Introduction to Creative Nonfiction | 3 |

CW:1800 | Creative Writing Studio Workshop | 3 |

DANC:1010 | Beginning Tap | 2 |

DANC:1020 | Beginning Jazz | 2 |

DANC:1030 | Beginning Ballet | 2 |

DANC:1040 | Beginning Modern Dance | 2 |

DANC:1110 | Continuing Tap | 1-2 |

DANC:1120 | Continuing Jazz | 2 |

DANC:1130 | Continuing Ballet | 2 |

DANC:1140 | Continuing Modern Dance | 2 |

DANC:2020 | Intermediate Jazz | 2 |

DANC:2030 | Intermediate Ballet | 1-2 |

DANC:2040 | Intermediate Modern | 2 |

DANC:2060/DPA:2060 | Dance and Society in Global Contexts | 3 |

EDTL:2122 | Creativity, Imagination, Play, and Human Development through the Arts | 3 |

ENGL:1320 | Heroes and Villains | 3 |

ENGL:1330 | The Art of Storytelling | 3 |

ENGL:1345 | American Lives | 3 |

ENGL:1350 | Literature and Sexualities | 3 |

FREN:4100 | French Cinema | 3-4 |

GRMN:2630 | German Cinema: Greatest Hits | 3-4 |

GRMN:2666/CL:2666 | Pact with the Devil | 3 |

GRMN:2775 | Scandinavian Crime Fiction | 3 |

GRMN:2785 | Cyborgs, Monsters, and the Uncanny | 3 |

HONR:1630 | Honors Seminar in Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts | 3 |

MUS:1001 | Group Piano I: Non-Music Majors | 1 |

MUS:1009 | Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad | 3 |

MUS:1012 | Creativity in Music | 3 |

MUS:1020 | Performance Instruction for Nonmajors | 1 |

MUS:1066 | Introduction to Film Music | 3 |

MUS:1301 | Concepts and Contexts of Western Music | 3 |

MUS:1302 | Great Musicians | 3 |

MUS:1310 | World Music | 3 |

MUS:1720 | History of Jazz | 3 |

MUS:1800/DPA:1800 | World of the Beatles | 3 |

MUS:2005 | Issues in Popular Music: Women Who Rock | 3 |

MUS:2301 | History of Music I | 3 |

MUS:2302 | History of Music II | 3 |

MUS:2311/LAS:2311 | Music of Latin America and the Caribbean | 3 |

PORT:2850/SPAN:2850 | Brazilian Narrative in Translation | 3 |

SCLP:2810 | Undergraduate Sculpture I | 3 |

SPAN:1700/LATS:1700 | Latino/a Literature in the U.S. | 3 |

SPAN:1800 | Contemporary Spanish American Narrative | 3 |

THTR:1140 | Basic Acting | 3 |

THTR:1400 | Theatre and Society: Ancients and Moderns | 3 |

THTR:1401 | Theatre and Society: Romantics and Rebels | 3 |

THTR:1412/DANC:1412/DPA:1412 | The Arts in Performance | 3 |

THTR:2301 | Playwriting I | 3 |

THTR:2410 | History of Theatre and Drama I | 3 |

THTR:2411 | History of Theatre and Drama II | 3 |

### Values and Culture

Courses in the Values and Culture area focus on how culture shapes the human experience and the role of values in society, with students asking fundamental questions regarding the human experience while exploring their own values and beliefs.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Values and Culture area. The following courses are approved for the area.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

AFAM:1020/AMST:1030 | Introduction to African American Culture | 3 |

AFAM:1030 | Introduction to African American Society | 3 |

AMST:1010 | Understanding American Cultures | 3 |

AMST:1154 | Food in America | 3 |

AMST:2000 | Introduction to American Studies | 3 |

ANTH:1101/IS:1101 | Cultural Anthropology | 3 |

ANTH:2175/JPNS:2175 | Japanese Society and Culture | 3 |

ARTH:1030 | Themes in Global Art | 3 |

ARTH:1045 | Race and Art in America | 3 |

ARTH:1095 | American Indian Art | 3 |

ARTS:2000/ASP:2000/EDTL:2000/RHET:2000 | Big Ideas: Creativity for a Lifetime | 3 |

ASIA:2450 | India Beat: The Aesthetics and Politics of India Today | 3 |

CHIN:1504 | Asian Humanities: China | 3 |

CLSA:1340 | Magic in the Ancient World | 3 |

CLSA:1875 | Ancient Sports and Leisure | 3 |

CLSA:1883/HONR:1883 | War | 3 |

CLSA:2016 | Classical Mythology | 3 |

CLSA:2482/RELS:2182 | Ancient Mediterranean Religions | 3 |

CLSA:2651/GWSS:2651 | Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World | 3 |

COMM:1174 | Media and Society | 3 |

DANC:1150/LAS:1150 | Brazilian Culture and Carnival | 3 |

ENGL:1420 | Technologies and Literatures of the Future | 3 |

EPLS:4180 | Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher | 3 |

GRMN:2550/WLLC:2550 | Mardi Gras and More: Cultures of Carnival | 3-4 |

GRMN:2618/CL:2618 | The Third Reich and Literature | 3 |

GRMN:2650 | German Nationalism After WWII | 3-4 |

GRMN:2655/IS:2600 | Muslim Minorities in the West | 3-4 |

GWSS:1001 | Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies | 3 |

GWSS:1060/AMST:1060/ENGL:1410 | Sex and Popular Culture in America | 3 |

HHP:2200 | Physical Activity and Health | 3 |

HIST:1609 | India Now! A Survey from Bollywood Films to Global Terror | 3-4 |

HIST:1708 | Civilizations of Africa | 3 |

ITAL:2550 | Images of Modern Italy | 3 |

JMC:1500 | Social Media Today | 3 |

JPNS:1506 | Asian Humanities: Japan | 3 |

LING:2900 | Language, Gender, and Sexuality | 3 |

MUS:1009 | Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad | 3 |

MUS:1720 | History of Jazz | 3 |

MUS:2311/LAS:2311 | Music of Latin America and the Caribbean | 3 |

NAIS:1049 | Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies | 3 |

PHIL:1401 | Matters of Life and Death | 3 |

PHIL:1861 | Introduction to Philosophy | 3 |

PHIL:2402 | Introduction to Ethics | 3 |

POLI:1300 | Introduction to Political Thought and Action | 3 |

RELS:1070 | Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament | 3 |

RELS:1080 | Introduction to the New Testament | 3 |

RELS:1130/HIST:1030 | Introduction to Islamic Civilization | 3 |

RELS:1350/AFAM:1250 | Introduction to African American Religions | 3 |

RELS:1404/ASIA:1040/HIST:1610 | Living Religions of the East | 3 |

RELS:1506/ASIA:1060/HIST:1612 | Introduction to Buddhism | 3 |

RELS:1702 | Religion in America Today | 3 |

RELS:1810 | Happiness in a Difficult World | 3 |

RELS:1903 | Quest for Human Destiny | 3 |

RELS:2700/NAIS:2700 | Sacred World of Native Americans | 3 |

RELS:2852/GWSS:2052 | Women in Islam and the Middle East | 3 |

RELS:2986 | Religion and Women | 3 |

RUSS:1082 | Youth Subcultures After Socialism | 3 |

RUSS:1131 | Introduction to Russian Culture | 3 |

RUSS:1132 | Russia Today | 3 |

RUSS:1531 | Slavic Folklore | 3 |

RUSS:1532 | Religion and Culture of Slavs | 3 |

RUSS:2100 | Secrets of Russian Mentality | 3 |

SOAS:1502/RELS:1502 | Asian Humanities: India | 3 |

SOC:1310/GWSS:1310 | Gender and Society | 3-4 |

SOC:2710 | The American Family | 3 |

SOC:2810 | Social Inequality | 3 |

SPAN:1700/LATS:1700 | Latino/a Literature in the U.S. | 3 |

SPAN:1900 | Diversity and Cultures in Spain | 3 |

SRM:1072 | Leisure and the Liberal Arts | 3 |

SSW:1022/SOC:1022 | Social Justice and Social Welfare in the United States | 3 |

THTR:1411 | Comedy and Society | 3 |

THTR:1412/DANC:1412/DPA:1412 | The Arts in Performance | 3 |

## Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan. Courses in the major are those required to complete the major; they may be offered by departments other than the major department.

Note: Many mathematics courses must be taken in sequence, so students must begin major requirements as early as possible, and individual plans of study must be constructed carefully. The major typically requires 13 or 14 courses. Students must choose program A, B, or C by the end of the third semester and must remain in their chosen program until they graduate in order to stay on track for the four-year graduation plan.

**Before the third semester begins:** course work in the major through second-semester calculus

**Before the fifth semester begins:** three or four more courses in the major

**Before the seventh semester begins:** three or four more courses in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

**Before the eighth semester begins:** two or three more courses in the major

**During the eighth semester:** enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining GE CLAS Core courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

## Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

### Mathematics, B.S.

#### Program A

Academic Career | ||
---|---|---|

Any Semester | Hours | |

Program A is primarily for students who plan to work in business or government or to pursue graduate study in mathematics. | ||

Hours | 0 | |

First Year | ||

Fall | ||

ENGL:1200 or RHET:1030 |
The Interpretation of Literature or Rhetoric |
3 - 4 |

MATH:1850 | Calculus I ^{a} |
4 |

GE CLAS Core: Values and Culture ^{b} |
3 | |

CSI:1600 | Success at Iowa | 2 |

Elective course ^{c} |
2 | |

Hours | 14-15 | |

Spring | ||

ENGL:1200 or RHET:1030 |
The Interpretation of Literature or Rhetoric |
3 - 4 |

MATH:1860 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH:2700 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

GE CLAS Core: Diversity and Inclusion ^{b} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
1 | |

Hours | 15-16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

GE CLAS Core: World Languages First Level Proficiency or elective course ^{d} |
4 - 5 | |

MATH:3600 | Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH:2850 | Calculus III | 4 |

GE CLAS Core: Social Sciences ^{b} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
2 | |

Hours | 16-17 | |

Spring | ||

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course ^{d} |
4 - 5 | |

Major: required post-calculus math elective course ^{e} |
3 | |

MATH:3720 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I | 4 |

GE CLAS Core: Historical Perspectives ^{b} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
2 | |

Hours | 16-17 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course ^{d} |
4 - 5 | |

MATH:3770 | Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I | 4 |

Major: required post-calculus math elective course ^{e} |
3 - 4 | |

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences with Lab ^{b} |
4 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
1 | |

Hours | 16-18 | |

Spring | ||

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency or elective course ^{d} |
4 - 5 | |

Major: required upper-level math elective course ^{f} |
3 | |

Major: required post-calculus math elective course ^{e} |
3 - 4 | |

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences without Lab ^{b} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
3 | |

Hours | 16-18 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

Major: required upper-level math elective course ^{f} |
3 | |

GE CLAS Core: International and Global Issues ^{b} |
3 | |

GE CLAS Core: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts ^{b} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

Major: required upper-level math elective course ^{f} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
3 | |

Elective course ^{c} |
3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Total Hours | 123-131 |

a | Enrollment in math courses requires completion of a placement exam. |

b | GE CLAS Core courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses. |

c | Students may use elective courses to earn credit towards the total s.h. required for graduation or to complete a double major, minors, or certificates. |

d | Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a first-semester-level course. |

e | Students must earn at least 15 s.h. in post-calculus mathematical sciences courses offered by the University of Iowa. Post-calculus courses are numbered 2000 or above, excluding: MATH:3700, MATH:3750, MATH:3995, MATH:3996, MATH:3997, MATH:4010, and MATH:4020. Required mathematical electives must include at least one upper-level math course (prefix MATH). Some statistics, actuarial science and computer sciences courses can be included among post-calculus electives only. See advisor for list of acceptable courses in MATH, STAT, ACTS, and CS. |

f | Required mathematical electives must include at least one upper-level math course. These include: MATH:3900 and math courses (MATH prefix) numbered 4000 and higher, but not MATH:4010, MATH:4020 and MATH:4120. Each upper-level math course is offered at most once per year; choose when to complete the upper-level requirement according to spring or fall offerings for desired courses. |

#### Program B

Academic Career | ||
---|---|---|

Any Semester | Hours | |

Program B is intended for students seeking secondary school teaching licensure. ^{a} |
||

Admission to the Teacher Education Program, College of Education, is by competitive application. For information about application requirements, process, and deadlines, please consult an advisor for the College of Education. | ||

Hours | 0 | |

First Year | ||

Fall | ||

RHET:1030 or ENGL:1200 |
Rhetoric or The Interpretation of Literature |
3 - 4 |

GE CLAS Core: World Languages First Level Proficiency or elective course ^{b} |
4 - 5 | |

MATH:1850 | Calculus I ^{c} |
4 |

CSI:1600 | Success at Iowa | 2 |

Elective course ^{d} |
2 | |

Hours | 15-17 | |

Spring | ||

RHET:1030 or ENGL:1200 |
Rhetoric or The Interpretation of Literature |
3 - 4 |

MATH:1860 | Calculus II | 4 |

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course ^{b} |
4 - 5 | |

PSQF:1075 | Educational Psychology and Measurement ^{e} |
3 |

GE CLAS Core: Diversity and Inclusion ^{f} |
3 | |

Hours | 17-19 | |

Summer | ||

Exam: PRAXIS test for Teacher Education Program ^{g} |
||

Hours | 0 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective course ^{b} |
4 - 5 | |

MATH:2700 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{h} |
4 |

MATH:2850 | Calculus III | 4 |

EPLS:3000 | Foundations of Education ^{e} |
3 |

Elective course ^{d} |
1 | |

Admission Application: Teacher Education Program ^{i} |
||

Hours | 16-17 | |

Spring | ||

MATH:2150 | Foundations of Geometry ^{j} |
3 |

EDTL:3091 | Secondary Education Program Orientation and Classroom Management ^{k, l} |
3 |

EDTL:3095 | Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas ^{k, l} |
1 |

EDTL:3002 | Technology in the Classroom ^{k, l} |
2 |

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency or elective course ^{b} |
4 - 5 | |

GE CLAS Core: Social Sciences | 3 | |

Hours | 16-17 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH:3720 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I | 4 |

MATH:4050 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematics ^{m} |
3 |

EDTL:3532 | Introduction and Practicum: Mathematics ^{k} |
3 |

EDTL:4900 | Foundations of Special Education ^{e} |
3 |

GE CLAS Core: Historical Perspectives ^{f} |
3 | |

Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH:3770 | Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I | 4 |

STAT:3120 | Probability and Statistics | 4 |

EDTL:3534 | Methods: Middle School Mathematics ^{k} |
3 |

EPLS:4180 | Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher ^{k} |
3 |

Elective course ^{d} |
1 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

GE CLAS Core: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts ^{f} |
3 | |

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences with Lab ^{f} |
4 | |

Major: required post-calculus math elective course ^{n} |
3 - 4 | |

EDTL:4535 | Methods: High School Mathematics ^{k} |
3 |

Major: required upper-level math elective course ^{o} |
3 - 4 | |

Hours | 16-18 | |

Spring | ||

CS:1210 | Computer Science I: Fundamentals ^{h} |
4 |

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences without Lab ^{f} |
3 | |

GE CLAS Core: International and Global Issues ^{f} |
3 | |

Major: required upper-level math elective course ^{o} |
3 - 4 | |

Elective course ^{d} |
2 | |

Hours | 15-16 | |

Fifth Year | ||

Fall | ||

EDTL:4087 | Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching ^{k} |
3 |

EDTL:4091 | Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School ^{k} |
6 |

EDTL:4092 | Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School ^{k} |
6 |

Hours | 15 | |

Total Hours | 141-150 |

a | Completion of the Mathematics Program B B.S. major requirements (41-42 s.h.), the Teacher Education Program requirements (39 s.h.), and all general education requirements (including World Languages) (48-52 s.h.) exceeds the minimum 120 s.h. expected for a bachelor's degree in CLAS. Students pursuing this program of study should expect to take higher than average number (15 s.h.) of semester hours per term, take summer classes, and/or extend graduation time frame beyond four years. |

b | Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a first-semester-level course. |

c | Enrollment in math courses requires completion of a placement exam. |

d | Students may use elective courses to earn credit towards the total s.h. required for graduation or to complete a double major, minors, or certificates. |

e | Course required for the Teacher Education Program and may be completed prior to admission to the College of Education. |

f | GE CLAS Core courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses. |

g | Required for admission into the Teacher Education Program. |

h | Course may also be offered in the summer session. |

i | Application deadlines can be found on the College of Education's website. Admission is selective and a priority deadline exists. |

j | Typically this course is offered in spring semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change. |

k | Course required for the Teacher Education Program and may only be completed after admission to the College of Education. |

l | Course must be completed during the first semester of enrollment in the Teacher Education Program. |

m | Students must complete MATH:4050, a fall-only course, or MATH:4060, a spring-only course. |

n | Post-calculus courses are numbered 2000 or above, excluding: MATH:3700, MATH:3750, MATH:3995, MATH:3996, MATH:3997, MATH:4010, and MATH:4020. |

o | Upper-level electives include MATH:3900 or any MATH prefix courses numbered 4040 or higher. |

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