Undergraduate Programs
General Education
The following General Education curriculum is required of each student who is granted a baccalaureate degree at the Indiana University Kokomo campus. Total credit hours will typically number 42 or 44. Each course must be completed with a passing grade, and students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the General Education curriculum. If a student takes more than the required number of courses within a section, the course(s) with the highest grade(s) will be used in the GPA calculation. With the exception of courses jointly listed under Sections 1 and 2, no course can be used twice to satisfy multiple requirements. Some courses may have prerequisites. Students should consult with their advisor for more information.
Each student is subject to the General Education requirements in place when they were admitted to IU Kokomo. However, students are always allowed to adopt newer course/program requirements. General Education courses essentially qualify backward and forward within a given student’s academic career at IU Kokomo. Here are a few examples:
 If a course is approved to satisfy an area of the General Education requirements after a student is admitted, the student can elect to use that course even if they took it before the course was approved for use in General Education.
 If a course that was present when a student enrolled is removed from the General Education requirements (but is still offered), the course can be used even if it is completed after the above change.
 If a removed course is no longer offered, students will need to adjust and enroll in other approved courses.
Below is the listing of the nine General Education sections, their outcomes, and the courses that fulfill them.
1. Communication Skills
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will read critically.
 Component 1: Students will understand texts.
 Component 2: Students will analyze texts.
 Component 3: Students will evaluate texts.
 Outcome 2: Students will write effectively.
 Component 1: Students will exhibit rhetorical choices based on audience and purpose in written material.
 Component 2: Students will organize the introduction, body, and conclusion effectively based on audience and purpose.
 Component 3: Students will use appropriate writing conventions (grammar, spelling, sentence structure, documentation, and punctuation) in written materials.
 Component 4: Students will synthesize research material effectively and ethically into written work.
 Outcome 3: Students will listen effectively.
 Component 1: Students will understand oral messages.
 Component 2: Students will analyze oral messages.
 Outcome 4: Students will speak effectively.
 Component 1: Students will write an effective speech.
 Component 2: Students will deliver an effective speech.
 Outcome 5: Students will use technology appropriately to support communication.
 Component 1: Students will use presentational aids effectively.
 Component 2: Students will locate appropriate sources for papers and speeches.
Course Requirements
The following three courses are required (total of 9 credit hours):
 ENGW 131 (not required if student places into ENGW 132)
 ENGW 132
 SPCHS 121
2. Information Literacy
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will determine the nature and extent of information needed.
 Component 1: Students will choose appropriate types of information.
 Component 2: Students will determine relevance of information.
 Component 3: Students will determine currency of information.
 Outcome 2: Students will access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
 Component 1: Students will use appropriate library and webbased search tools.
 Outcome 3: Students will evaluate information and its sources critically.
 Component 1: Students will examine sources for bias.
 Component 2: Students will examine sources for credibility.
 Outcome 4: Students will identify ethical, economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the access and use of information.
 Component 1: Students will practice ethical use of sources by avoiding plagiarism.
 Outcome 5: Students will use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
 Component 1: Students will employ appropriate information to support a specific aspect of a paper or speech.
Course Requirements
There is no incremental requirement for this category. The course requirements are satisfied by ENGW 131, ENGW 132, SPCHS 121 above.
3. Quantitative Literacy
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will translate a verbal problem into mathematical symbols.
 Component 1: Students will represent mathematical information symbolically.
 Component 2: Students will represent mathematical information graphically.
 Outcome 2: Students will solve the mathematical problem that models the verbal problem.
 Component 1: Students will use algebraic methods to solve problems, using technology when appropriate.
 Component 2: Students will use graphical methods to solve problems, using technology when appropriate.
 Outcome 3: Students will use the solution of the mathematical problem to draw valid conclusions about the verbal problem.
 Component 1: Students will draw inferences from mathematical models.
 Component 2: Students will interpret empirical results.
 Outcome 4: Students will use fundamental statistical information.
 Component 1: Students will interpret data using tables and graphs (e.g. frequency tables, histograms).
 Component 2: Students will compute and interpret basic descriptive statistics (e.g. mean, weighted mean, median, mode, standard deviation, percentiles).
 Component 3: Students will understand basic concepts relating to sampling (populations/samples, random sampling).
 Component 4: Students will use basic probability distributions (e.g. normal distribution, binomial distribution).
 Component 5: Students will compute and interpret confidence intervals of a population parameter (e.g. proportion or mean).
Course Requirements
Choose from one of the following three options (total of 4–8 credit hours):
 Option 1
 MATHM 118
 or
 MATHM 119
 or
 MATHM 215
 and a statistics course at the major level:
 AHLTH 322
 ECONE 270
 EDUCK 490
 MATHK 310
 MATHM 366
 NURSH 355
 PSYK 300
 SOCS 355
 Option 2
 MATHM 133
 and
 MATHM 134

These courses have MATHM 105 as a prerequisite and include the statistics content.
 Option 3

Students pursuing the B.A. in Mathematics will satisfy the statistics requirement through MATHM 366 or through an independent study project that will be assessed on the General Examination that is required to earn the degree.
4. Critical Thinking
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will recognize issues that have alternative interpretations.
 Component 1: Students will understand and respect the potential differences in the perspectives of others.
 Component 2: Students will summarize the explicit and implicit aspects of an issue.
 Component 3: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the influences of audience and context on an issue.
 Outcome 2: Students will compare the perspectives of others to their own.
 Component 1: Students will articulate their own perspectives and recognize potential personal bias.
 Component 2: Students will question the underlying assumptions of self and others.
 Outcome 3: Students will assess the quality of supporting evidence.
 Component 1: Students will consider the literature and new research in the field.
 Component 2: Students will assess the accuracy and relevance of supporting evidence.
 Component 3: Students will use a variety of techniques to assess the quality of supporting evidence.
 Outcome 4: Students will assess the implications and consequences that result from proposed conclusions.
 Component 1: Students will identify the pros and cons of different theoretical approaches.
 Component 2: Students will articulate the implications and consequences of an argument.
 Component 3: Students will compare recommendations resulting from applying different theoretical frameworks.
Course Requirements
Choose one course from the following list (total of 3 credit hours):
 AHLTH 321
 AHLTR 406
 BIOLL 105
 BIOLL 364
 BUSJ 401
 CHEMC 105/C 125
 CJHSJ 201
 EDUCP 251
 EDUCP 255
 ENGL 202
 HISTJ 495
 INFOI 303
 MATHM 216
 NMATG 411
 NURSS 470
 NURSH 476
 PAHMV 379
 PHILP 105
 PHILP 150
 PHILP 383
 POLSY 490
 PSYP 259
 SOCS 340
 SPCHS 228
 SPCHS 480
5. Cultural Diversity
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge about diverse cultures, behaviors, systems, or societies.
 Component 1: Students will define culture and identify cultural characteristics.
 Component 2: Students will identify cultural patterns in terms of folk customs, ethnicity, class, gender, age, religion, or other cultural components.
 Component 3: Students will identify the beliefs, values, and rights of others.
 Outcome 2: Students will analyze the interconnectedness of global and local concerns.
 Component 1: Students will identify global trends related to politics, health, economics, or education.
 Component 2: Students will articulate the connections, similarities, and dissimilarities between local practices, problems, and opportunities and global practices, problems, and opportunities.
 Component 3: Students will articulate the benefits of accommodating, adapting to, and/or incorporating cultural differences.
Course Requirements
Choose one course from the following list (total of 3 credit hours):
 Any 100level or above foreign language course
 AHLTH 333
 AHLTH 415
 BUSD 301
 CJHSJ 355
 EDUCM 210
 EDUCM 300
 FINAA 200
 FOLKF 101
 HSSI 100*
 HSSF 200*
 INFOI 356
 NURSB 223
 NURSB 304
 PAHMV 443
 SOCS 100
 SPCHS 302
 SPCHS 427
* To facilitate the graduation checklist process, records will need to be kept at the registrar level or the advisor level indicating the goal satisfied in any given semester (if any).
6. Ethics and Civic Engagement
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will identify the key elements and approaches to ethical situations and issues.
 Component 1: Students will discuss ethical decision making processes with an emphasis on stakeholders.
 Component 2: Students will analyze key components/factors of ethical issues in a structured fashion.
 Outcome 2: Students will identify the benefits of making informed judgments with regard to individual and group conduct.
 Component 1: Students will articulate personal and group ethical responsibilities.
 Component 2: Students will compare/contrast alternative responses to ethical situations.
 Component 3: Students will discuss ways in which difficult ethical situations can be prevented or ameliorated.
 Outcome 3: Students will identify the benefits of civic engagement.
 Component 1: Students will apply the ethics of advocacy to individuals, and/or groups, and/or populations.
 Component 2: Students will engage in the sociopolitical environment of a community via service learning or simulation.
 Component 3: Students will analyze global perspectives and contrast with a local community.
Course Requirements
Choose one course from the following list (total of 3 credit hours):
Courses are required to satisfy at least two of the three learning requirements.
 AHLTH 400
 AHLTR 407
 AHLTW 314
 BUSL 201
 EDUCH 340
 EDUCM 210
 HPERP 402
 NURSS 472
 NURSS 474
 PAHMV 171
 PHILP 100
 PHILP 140
 PHILP 242
 PHILP 342
 PHILP 375
 PHILP 383
 SPCHS 223
* To facilitate the graduation checklist process, records will need to be kept at the registrar level or the advisor level indicating the goal satisfied in any given semester (if any).
7. Social and Behavioral Sciences
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods of inquiry used by social or behavioral scientists.
 Component 1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of systematic data collection.
 Component 2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic features of various research methods.
 Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how political, social, or historical processes shape societies.
 Component 1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the functions and impact of societal (e.g., political, economic, and/or cultural) institutions.
 Component 2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental societal (e.g., political, economic, and/or cultural) changes and the factors that contribute (or have contributed) to them.
 Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate an understanding of behavior using social or behavioral science concepts.
 Component 1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of important concepts, theories, and empirical patterns.
 Component 2: Students will be able to apply concepts and theories to novel situations.
Course Requirements
Choose two 3 credit hour courses, each from a different area, from the following list (total of 6 credit hours):
Each course must satisfy at least two of the three outcomes.
 CJHSJ 101
 ECONE 175
 ECONE 200
 ECONE 201
 ECONE 202
 HISTH 105
 HISTH 106
 HISTH 113
 HISTH 114
 POLSY 103
 POLSY 217
 POLSY 219
 PSYP 103
 SOCS 100
 SOCS 101
 HSSE 104* The area in which this falls will depend on the topic of the course–this is not a separate area.
* To facilitate the graduation checklist process, records will need to be kept at the registrar level or the advisor level indicating the goal satisfied in any given semester (if any).
8. Humanities and Arts
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will articulate how intellectual traditions have helped shape present cultures.
 Component 1: Students will analyze the influence of tradition(s) on a present culture.
 Component 2: Students will explain the interrelationship of tradition and culture.
 Outcome 2: Students will evaluate various literary, philosophical, or historical works and approaches.
 Component 1: Students will interpret various meanings of a work.
 Component 2: Students will identify the approach inherent in a work.
 Component 3: Students will explain contextual influences.
 Component 4: Students will evaluate the impact of the work.
 Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate aesthetic appreciation through the experience of fine or performing arts.
 Component 1: Students will describe the personal emotional impact of a piece of fine art or performance.
 Component 2: Students will describe the personal intellectual impact of a piece of fine art or a performance.
 Component 3: Students will describe the importance of aesthetics.
Course Requirements
Choose one 3 credit hour course from each of the following two areas (total of 6 credit hours):
 Literature and Philosophy
 Any ENGL course or ENGE course
 Any PHIL course except PHILP 150
 HSSE 103*
 SPANS 360
 Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts
 EDUCM 323
 EDUCM 333
 ENGW 206
 FINAA 101
 FINAA 102
 FINAA 200
 FINAA 262
 FINAA 280
 FINAA 333
 FINAA 340
 HSSE 103*
 HUMAU 102
 MUSM 174
 MUSU 320
 MUSX 040
 MUSX 070
 MUSZ 111
 or any music performance course
 NMATD 207
 any NMATS XXX studio art course
 THTRT 100
 THTRT 120
* To facilitate the graduation checklist process, records will need to be kept at the registrar level or the advisor level indicating the goal satisfied in any given semester (if any).
9. Physical and Life Sciences
Outcomes
 Outcome 1: Students will apply the methods natural scientists use to explore natural phenomena.
 Component 1: Students will analyze, process and/or interpret data.
 Component 2: Students will evaluate the significance of the interpreted data.
 Outcome 2: Students will distinguish between scientific facts and other information.
 Component 1: Students will distinguish between beliefs and opinion versus theory.
 Component 2: Students will recognize what constitutes scientific evidence.
 Component 3: Students will understand the requirement of objectivity in data collection and treatment.
 Component 4: Students will recognize the selfcorrecting nature of science.
 Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate understanding of the basic scientific principles in the biological or physical sciences.
 Component 1: Students will recognize the interrelation of principles and concepts within a branch of science.
 Component 2: Students will recognize the complexity of the natural and/or physical world.
 Outcome 4: Students will recognize the interaction of humans and the natural environment.
 Component 1: Students will recognize the effect of the environment on biological and physical systems.
 Component 2: Students will recognize the implications of human modification of the environment.
 Component 3: Students will recognize the consequences of the modifications.
Course Requirements
Choose one 5 credit hour course with a lab and one 3 credit hour course from a different area, from the following list (total of 8 credit hours):
 Biology
 ANATA 215 (5 cr.)
 BIOLL 100 (5 cr.)
 BIOLL 105 (5 cr.)
 BIOLL 270 (3 cr.)
 BIOLL 370 (3 cr.)
 MICRJ 200 (3 cr.)
 PHSLP 215 (5 cr.)
 PLSCB 203 (5 cr.)
 PLSCB 364 (5 cr.)
 SCIE 105*
 Physics
 ASTA 100 (3 cr.)
 ASTA 110 (3 cr.)
 PHYSP 100 (5 cr.)
 PHYSP 201 (5 cr.)
 PHYSP 221 (5 cr.)
 SCIE 105*
 Chemistry
 CHEMC 100/C 120 (5 cr.)
 CHEMC 101/C 121 (5 cr.)
 CHEMC 105/C 125 (5 cr.)
 CHEMC 109 (3 cr.)
 CHEMC 390 (3 cr.)
 SCIE 105*
 Geology
 GEOGG 107 (3 cr.)
 GEOGG 315 (3 cr.)
 GEOLG 100 (5 cr.)
 GEOLG 133 (5 cr.)
 GEOLG 400 (3 cr.)
 GEOLT 312 (3 cr.)
 SCIE 105*
* To facilitate the graduation checklist process, records will need to be kept at the registrar level or the advisor level indicating the goal satisfied in any given semester (if any).