Liberal Education Program - Tier 1

Tier 1 courses help students develop the foundational competencies that are essential to success in Tiers 2 and 3 and in their upper-level major courses.  Ideally, a student that is academically prepared for college-level work will complete all of Tier 1 by the end of freshman year. Practically, many students need to take prerequisite courses for some areas, but should complete Tier 1 by the end of sophomore year, if possible.
    

Tier 1 competency

Prerequisites/placement

Waiver policies

INQ 101—First year experience

 

Waived for transfer students with 15 or more transfer

credits.1

Critical Thinking

 

Transfer student waiver policy.2

Multilingual Communication (must complete up through the third level of a language)

Students may need to take a first or second-level prerequisite course.

See placement page

Transfer student waiver policy.3

Quantitative Reasoning

Students may need to take a first or second-level prerequisite course.

See placement page

 

Technological Fluency

 

 

Written Communication

Students may need to take a prerequisite class.

See placement page

 

 

  1. Waiver policies based on transfer credits are based on “initial transfer credits”, which is the number of credits taken and transferred prior to the first semester that a student is matriculated at SCSU.
  2. Waived for transfer students with 30 or more initial transfer credits AND an overall transfer GPA ≥ 2.5 AND at least three Tier 2 equivalent transfer classes. Students can contact the LEP director if they believe they are eligible for the waiver.
  3. Waived for transfer students with 60 or more initial transfer credits. 
    Waived for transfer students with 30-59 initial transfer credits AND who took up through Level 3 of a language in high school.  Otherwise, transfer students with 30-59 initial transfer credits can complete this requirement with a second-level college course.

All students will take at least one course in each of these areas. Your advisor will be able to help you choose which courses will work best for you.

Course Offerings:

To ensure students receive a meaningful education in an ever changing world, SCSU faculty regularly adapts the course offerings to provide cutting edge curriculum within each LEP area. Students access the most up-to-date course offerings through one of the many advising resources or by meeting with a professional advisor. Also prospective students can also receive advise by meeting with a member of our transfer student services team.

Tier 1 Courses (as of Fall 2021)

ANT 100 - 3 Credits - Interpreting Cultures

ART 106 - 3 Credits - Critical Thinking: Visual Arts

CHE 108 - 3 Credits - Culinary Chemistry

ECO 110 - 3 Credits - Social Issues and Economics

ENG 125 - 3 Credits - Sexism and Homophobia

ENV 101 - 3 Credits - Global Environmental Issues

FIN 200 - 3 Credits - Critical Thinking in Finance

GEO 105 - 3 Credits - Food Systems: A Critical Geog.

HIS 150 - 3 Credits - Crit Think Hist Biography

JST 110 - 3 Credits - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

JST 125 - 3 Credits - Contemp. Antisemitism & Racism

MDS 101 - 3 Credits - Media and Everyday Life

MGT 202 - 3 Credits - Intro to Conscious Capitalism 

MUT 100 - 3 Credits - Music Therapy

PHI 100 - 3 Credits - Introduction to Philosophy

PHY 123 - 3 Credits - Critical Thinking and Science

PSC 140 - 3 Credits - U.S. Political Thought

PSC 150 - 3 Credits - Thinking About Politics

SOC 102 - 3 Credits - Exploring Social Issues

ARB 200 - 3 Credits - Arabic III

CHI 200 - 3 Credits - Chinese III

FRE 200 - 3 Credits - French III

FRE 201 - 3 Credits - French Lang.,Culture, Cuisine

FRE 202 - 3 Credits - French for a Global World

GER 200 - 3 Credits - German III

GER 201 - 3 Credits - Continuing German

GER 202 - 3 Credits - Exploring a German City

HBR 200 - 3 Credits - Hebrew III

ITA 200 - 3 Credits - Italian III

ITA 202 - 3 Credits - La dolce vita: Ita/Pleasure

ITA 204 - 3 Credits - Made in Italy: Ital for Global

JPN 200 - 3 Credits - Japanese III

LAT 200 - 3 Credits - Latin III

POR 200 - 3 Credits - Portuguese III

RUS 200 - 3 Credits - Russian III

SED 205 - 3 Credits - American Sign Lan. III

SPA 200 - 3 Credits - Spanish III

SPA 201 - 3 Credits - Medical Spanish

MAT 103 - 3 Credits - Mathematics for Liberal Arts

MAT 104 - 3 Credits - Mathematics All Around Us

MAT 106 - 3 Credits - Math for Elementary Ed II

MAT 107 - 3 Credits - Elementary Statistics

MAT 108 - 3 Credits - Math for the Natural Sciences

MAT 120 - 3 Credits - College Algebra

MAT 122 - 4 Credits - Precalculus

MAT 124 - 3 Credits - Finite Mathematics

MAT 125 - 3 Credits - Applied Business Math

MAT 139 - 3 Credits - Short Course in Calculus

MAT 150 - 4 Credits - Calculus I

ART 114 - 3 credits - Dig. Foundation for A&D

COM 135 - 3 Credits - Intro. Computer Mediated Comm.

CSC 101 - 3 Credits - Intro to Computers & Applic

CSC 104 - 3 Credits - Web Technology

CSC 200 - 3 Credits - Info Mgmt/ProductivitySoftware

DGH 100 - 3 Credits - Intro to Digital Humanities

EDU 106 - 3 Credits - New Literacies

GEO 110 - 3 Credits - Geography and Conflict

GEO 170 - 3 Credits - Basic Drone Technology

JRN 135 - 3 Credits - Digital Media Skills

JRN 170 - 3 Credits - Basic Drone Technology 

MAT 140 - 3 Credits - Comp. tools for Math & Science

MUS 117 - 3 Credits - Intro to Music Technology

PHY 103 - 3 Credits - Physics and Tech: Health Prof

PHY 120 - 3 Credits - Nanotechnology

WGS 150 - 3 Credits - Women, Gender, Comm & Tech

WLL 108 - 3 Credits - Technology & Language Learning

ENG 112 - 3 Credits - Writing Arguments

ENG 120 - 3 Credits - Writing Arguments: Bilingual