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Community Leadership and Civic Engagement 2 + 2 Plan

             For Community College Transfer Students

 

What Classes Should I Take at My Community College?

As you earn your associate's degree or work toward completion of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum, you should try to take classes that will satisfy requirements for your degree at NIU. For example, you must choose either a B.A. or B.S. sequence at NIU. A B.S. at NIU requires you to take a combination of math and science courses (check the Articulation Tables to see which classes at your community college are equivalent to required courses at NIU).  A B.A. requires completion of a foreign language sequence or four years of a high school foreign language with grades of 'C' or better.  For more details about these and other NIU requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Following is a sample four-semester plan for a community college:

 

Fall 1 credits Spring 1 credits
ENGL 103 3 COMS 100 3
POLS 100 or 150 3 ENGL 104 3
ANTH 220 or ECON 160 or POLS 260 or SOCI 170 or SOCI 270 (Soc Sci Gen Ed) 3 Gen Ed: Science & Math 3
Gen Ed: core math requirement 3 Gen Ed:Humanities & Arts 3
BA/BS requirement 3-4 BA/BS requirement 3 -4
     Total Hours 15-16     Total Hours 15-16
Fall 2 credits Spring 2 credits
COMS 220 3 Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed: Humanities & Arts 3 Gen Ed; Humanities & Arts 3
Gen Ed: Interdisciplinary Studies 3 Gen Ed: Science & Math 3
Gen Ed: Science & Math 3 Gen Ed: Social Sciences 3
BA/BS requirement 3-4 BA/BS requirement 3-4
   Total Hours 15-16      Total Hours 15-16

General Education requirements for all students:

  •  COMS 100
  •  ENGL 103
  •  ENGL 104
  •  Math (check catalog for possibilities)

General Education rquirements that satisfy CLCE requirements:

  •  ANTH 220
  • POLS 100 or 150
  • SOCI 170

Other courses that satisfy general education requirements and are in CLCE emphasis areas:

  •  COMS 220 (Advocacy emphasis)
  • ECON 260, 261 (Enterprise, Global, and Environmental emphasis)
  • GEOG 202 (Global emphasis)
  • GEOG 253 (Environmental emphasis)
  • HIST 377 (Environmental emphasis)
  • POLS 220 (Advocacy emphasis)
  • THEA 203 (Arts & Humanities emphasis)

 

CLCE 4-year plan BA 2014/2015 catalog:

 

Fall1            credits          Spring 1           credits
ENGL 103    3 ENGL 104    3
COMS 100 or CLCE 100    3 Math Core Competency      3
POLS 100 (Soc Sci Gen Ed)     3 CLCE 100 or COMS 100    3
Foreign Language (BA req)    3 Foreign Language (BA req)    3
Gen Ed:  Science/Math    3 Gen Ed:  Science/Math    3
UNIV 101 (optional)    1     
     TOTAL   15-17      TOTAL   15

 

 

Fall 2 credits Spring 2 credits

ANTH 220 or ECON 160 or POLS 260 

or SOCI 170 or SOCI 270 (Soc Sci Gen Ed)

   3 Gen Ed: Soc Sci or Arts & Humanities    3
ANTH 329    3 CLCE 350 or 390    3
Math Core Competency/ Gen Ed    3 CLCE research class    3
Foreign Language (BA req)    3 PSPA 326X/ POLS 326    3

Gen Ed:  Arts & Humanities (recommend

PHIL 231 or HIST 171)

   3 Foreign Language (BA req)    3
     TOTAL   15      TOTAL   15

 

 

Fall 3 credits Spring 3 credits
SOCI 392    3 PSPA 402    3
PSPA 301    3 CLCE 410    3
CLCE emphasis course    3 CLCE emphasis course (300/400 level)    3
Gen Ed: Arts & Humanities or Soc Sci    3 Minor elective/Gen Ed Soc Sci or Arts    3
Gen Ed; Interdisciplinary    3 Minor elective    3
     TOTAL   15      TOTAL   15

 

 

SUCCESS MARKER - must complete 

research course before CLCE 410

Fall 4 credits Spring 4 credits
CLCE 429    3 CLCE 495    3
CLCE emphasis course (300/400 level)    3 CLCE emphasis course (300/400 level)    3
CLCE emphasis course (300/400 level)    3 Minor elective (300/400)    3
Minor elective (300/400)    3 Minor elective (300/400)    3
Minor elective    3 Gen Ed:  Science or minor elective    3
     TOTAL   15      TOTAL   15

Check articulation tables for community college equivalents of these courses at: www.niu.edu/admissions/transfer/credits/index