Distinctions & Opportunities

Academic Opportunities

Other Courses

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a few additional introductory courses for undergraduates.

Course Descriptions for Other Courses (COLL)
  • COLL-C 101 Introduction to Chess (1 cr.) An introduction to chess including the rules, strategies, and history of the game. S/F grading.
  • COLL-C 107 Global Arts and Humanities (3 cr.) Introduces the arts as a critical component to global citizenship through the yearly global arts and humanities festival.
  • COLL-Q 175 Welcome to the College (1 cr.) This course is highly recommended for directly admitted freshmen and transfer students. With guest speakers, campus visits, and online resources, students are introduced to valuable tools at Indiana University and taught how to use these resources most effectively. S/F grading.
  • COLL-R 200 Success in the College (2 cr.) P: For undergraduates in the College. Instructor permission required. Designed to equip students with strategies for success in academic life. Students meet weekly in class to discuss reading and research techniques as well as best practices related to study skills, time management, goal setting and approaches to different academic disciplines. Academic coaches assist in setting individual academic goals, creating accountability, and celebrating achievements.
  • COLL-C 222 Take Control: Strategies for Academic Success for the Student with Disabilities (1-4 cr.) P: Limited to students determined by the Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) to be eligible for IU disability support services. Offered as reasonable accommodation to students who, for disability-related reasons, require extra time to complete coursework. Credits earned do not count toward graduation but do count toward a full-time course load of 12 credit hours per semester. With permission of DSS, may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.
  • COLL-X 371 Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship in the College (2 cr.) P: Minimum sophomore standing, 3.000 College GPA, and permission of instructor. Intern assists instructors in working with undergraduate students taking courses in the College. Interns meet with students individually or in groups to support students and follow up on course content, but do not participate in grading. A final reflective essay about the experience is required. S/F grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • COLL-X 490 Individual Readings and Research (1-6 cr.) Independent study that cannot be accommodated through a department reading number is arranged through a faculty member willing to work closely with a student to direct a project. Proposals and recommendations of the faculty director must be presented to the College of Arts and Sciences office prior to registration. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in X490 and X495.