The Foundational Curriculum Courses

THE CORE: Chapel + 16 credits / 6 courses

Chapel All undergraduate students have the opportunity & are expected to attend HSU chapel services. (Minimum requirement: 80 credits for 4-year degree; Nursing majors require 40 credits.)

FYSM 1300 First-Year Seminar: Gateway (3 credits / 1 course)*

HIST 1300 Making History: The Human Experience in America (3 credits / 1 course)*

RELI 2345 The Religious and Philosophical Life (3 credits / 1 course)*

ENGL 3300 Writing as Discovery: Advanced Writing (3 credits / 1 course)*

KINE 1170 Wellness for Life (1 credit / 1 course)

COMM 1301 Introduction to Communication (3 credits / 1 course)

* Transfer Students may use previous coursework for credit.

STUDENT CHOICE: 30 credit minimum (See degree plans)

Writing: choose one 3-hour writing course, usually ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302 (3 credits / 1 course).

Sophomore Literature: choose from ENGL 2301, 2302, or 2303 (3 credits / 1 course).

Fine Arts: choose 3 credit hours from Art, Theatre, or Music.

Bible: choose BIBL 1301 or BIBL 1302. (3 credits / 1 course).

Fitness: choose 2 single-credit hour KINE activity courses (2 credits / 2 courses).

Math: take 3 credit hours as defined by major (3 credits / 1 course).

Natural Science: choose a course in Biology or Environmental Science (3 credits / 1 course).

Physical Science: choose a course in Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics, (3 credits / 1 course).

Lab: choose a 1-credit hour lab for either science.

Social Sciences: choose at least two courses from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and / or Sociology (6 credits / 2 courses; for BA & BBS must be from outside the major & minor; if degree calls for more than 2 courses, History may be used after the first 6 credits).

Technological Competency (3 credits/ 1 course)

In order for a student at HSU to be considered technologically competent, he or she must have familiarity with the basic terms, tools, and concepts of information technology and operating systems and have ability to use applications software such as internet browsers, word processing software, presentation software, spreadsheets, and other applications appropriate to the student’s field of study. In many degrees, successfully completing CSCI 1303 will fulfill this requirement. Alternatively, students may use the departmental technological proficiency exam, offered by the Kelley College of Business, to show proficiency in this competency, although no course credit will awarded. Students still must complete a minimum of 124 hours.

Exceptions include teacher certification programs, which require EDUC 1306; the Department of Art, which requires ART 2321 for Graphic Arts majors; Biology majors may use BIOL 4314 (only to be taken after the Genetics course is complete); Communication which may use COMM 1310; Criminal Justice, which may substitute CSCI 1306; Computer Science non-business degrees, which require CSCI 1320; the Psychology major which requires PSYC 4335; Music degrees, which require MUTC 2338; and Kinesiology, Health and Recreation majors which requires KINE 1301. Other exceptions may exist; consult specific program areas to determine the appropriate course in each major for meeting this competency.