Exploratory Humanities and Social Sciences covers a broad selection of subjects for you to explore, such as English, History, and Political Science.
As you experiment with classes that interest you, you’ll get advice from advisors and build connections with other students who are also exploring the many majors in this area of Exploratory Studies.
Below, you’ll find the typical first-year courses taken by students in Exploratory Humanities and Social Sciences. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you’ve already taken through dual enrollment or Advanced
** Courses are part of the required First Year Experience (FYE)
Many students must complete up to the intermediate level of a foreign language as part of the graduation requirements for their major. This will probably apply to you if the major you end up choosing is in the colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences
or Natural Sciences and Mathematics (unless otherwise noted). A few other majors outside these colleges also require it. If you placed beyond the beginning level in a language, perhaps based on high school classes, you might want to continue studying
the language while it is fresh in your mind.
This program provides tutorial classes to offer less commonly taught foreign languages. Each course carries three credits. For more information about this program, contact professor Stuart Chandler - Stuart.Chandler@iup.edu.
Currently available languages include Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian.
As an IUP student, you’ll need to take three classes to fulfill your social science requirements. Some may be required or strongly recommended by your major.
It’s wise to mark required or recommended courses
as your first choices for registration. If additional classes interest you, you can add them later as electives. It is not necessary to take a social science now, but, if you have room in your schedule, this is one area to consider. Note that
you may use a prefix (such as ANTH or GEOG) only once. Courses marked (GMA) also fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness requirement.
The required Natural Science Electives can be completed one of two ways. Either option usually begins with a laboratory course, but Option 2 may start with a non-laboratory course.
Listed below are some of the options for lab sciences you might want to consider. All of these courses are open to non-majors. A list of additional non-lab courses can be found in the undergraduate catalog under Graduation Requirements/Liberal Studies Requirements.
* Typically restricted to certain majors or minors; on limited
occasions others may receive special permission. CHEM113 requires that students
be able to enroll in a calculus course – students not meeting this requirement
should be advised to schedule CHEM111.