General Education Mobile
SIU Extended Campus is excited to be a part of General Education Mobile (GEM). The GEM Program is an initiative between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and regionally accredited civilian academic institutions to provide Airmen CCAF acceptable general education courses. The program links CCAF students to academic institutions that offer online general education courses at the freshman and sophomore level. These courses are generally 4, 8, or 16 weeks in length and fulfill the 15 semester hours of the CCAF Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements.
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ENGL 101-3 English Composition I. [IAI Course: C1 900] Rhetorical foundations for demands of academic and professional writing, including recognition and deployment of strategies and processes for effective written products in various contexts and for various purposes. Class discussion and readings focus on the function and scope of professional and personal literacy. Course material fee: $62.ENGL 102-3 English Composition II. [IAI Course: C1 901R] The second course in the two-course sequence of composition courses required of all students in the University. Using culturally diverse reading materials, the course focuses on the kinds of writing students will do in the University and in the world outside the University. The emphasis is on helping students understand the purpose of research, develop methods of research (using both primary and secondary sources), and report their findings in the appropriate form. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C. To receive credit in the University Core Curriculum, a student must earn a C or better in English 102. Course material fee: $62
MATH 101-3 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics. (University Core Curriculum Course) [IAI Course: M1 904] Elementary mathematical principles as they relate to a variety of applications in contemporary society. Exponential growth, probability, geometric ideas and other topics. This course does not count towards the major in mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 107 with a grade of C or better or high school Geometry and Algebra 2 with a grade of C or better, and satisfactory placement score. $93 fee will cover student access to My Labs Plus. Platform is used for assessment and online access to learning aids and e-textbook.
MATH 108-3 College Algebra. (Advanced University Core Curriculum Course) The algebra of functions (polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic), graphing, conic sections, solving equations including systems. Not open to students with prior credit in MATH 106 or MATH 111. Prerequisite: Three years of college preparatory mathematics including Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II AND satisfactory placement score. $153 course fee will cover student access to Mylabsplus. Platform is used for assessment and online access to learning aids and e-textbook.
MATH 109-3 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry. (Advanced University Core Curriculum Course) Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, complex numbers, conic sections, polar coordinates. Credit is not given for both 109 and 111. Prerequisite: MATH 108 or 106 or equivalent, with C or better. New students must present satisfactory placement scores.
MATH 111-4 Precalculus. (Advanced University Core Curriculum Course) Intensive review of college algebra and trigonometry necessary for Calculus I. Algebra of rational and transcendental functions, graphing, trigonometic identities, laws of sines and cosines, conics, complex numbers, polar coordinates. Not open to students with credit in 106, 108 or 109. Prerequisites: High school advanced algebra and trigonometry with at least C and satisfactory placement score. Course Materials included fee: $96.
MATH 139-3 Finite Mathematics. (Advanced University Core Curriculum Course) Set concepts and operations, combinations, permutations, elementary probability theory including Bayes Formula, linear systems of equations, matrix algebra, row reduction, introduction to linear programming and simplex method. This course does not count toward the major in mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 108 with grade of C or better AND satisfactory placement score. Satisfies UCC Mathematics in lieu of 110 or 101.
MATH 140-4 Short Course in Calculus. (Advanced University Core Curriculum Course) Techniques of differentiation, increasing and decreasing functions, curve sketching, max-min problems in business and social science; partial derivatives; LaGrange multipliers; elementary integration techniques. Not open to students with prior credit in 141 or 150. Does not count toward the major in mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 108 with grade of C or better AND satisfactory placement score. Satisfies University Core Curriculum Mathematics requirement in lieu of 110 or 101.
AD 207A-3 Introduction to Art History I. [IAI Course: F2 901] Studies the origins and nature of art in a variety of ancient civilizations from around the world, such as Ancient Egypt, Greece, China and the Americas. Sculptures, painting, architecture, metalwork, ceramics, textiles and other art works are studied in their social and historical contexts, with consideration of issues of style, subject matter, meaning, technique and aesthetics.
AD 207B-3 Introduction to Art History II. Studies art from Ancient Rome to the Early Renaissance in Europe, Africa and Asia. Sculptures, paintings, architecture, metalwork, ceramics, textiles and other art works are studied in their social and historical contexts, with consideration of issues of style, subject matter, meaning, technique and aesthetics.
AD 207C-3 Introduction to Art History III. (University Core Curriculum course) This class studies art from the Renaissance to the present from around the world. Sculptures, painting, architecture, metalwork, ceramics, textiles and other art works are studied in their social and historical contexts, with consideration of issues of style, subject matter, meaning, technique and aesthetics.
ENGL 121-3 The Western Literary Tradition. [IAI Course: H3 900] The course offers a critical introduction to some of the most influential and representative work in the Western literary tradition. Emphasis is on the interconnections between literature and the philosophical and social thought that has helped to shape Western culture.ENGL 204-3 Literary Perspectives of the Modern World. [IAI Course: H3 900] This course introduces the literature of the twentieth century using representative works from the beginning through the close of the century. Course material may be drawn from fiction, verse, and drama, as well as including examples from supporting media (film, performance).
Course may be taken as a sequence to English 121, “The Western Literary Tradition”, but 121 is not a prerequisite for this course. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or its equivalent.
MUS 103 - Music Understanding, [IAI Course: F1 900] Through lectures, in-class individual and group activities, readings, and discussions, students will learn to place musical works in their historical and cultural contexts by understanding the development of western art music. Students will also learn the listening skills necessary to perceive various fundamental aspects of any work of music.
MUS 106 - The History of Rock and Roll, A history and appreciation of the musical and cultural melting pot of 1950's rock & roll and early 1960's pop. Includes overview of the African American roots and female ancestors and influences on blues, boogie-woogie, jazz, swing, country & western, gospel and popular music, and the crossover success of rhythm & blues acts that marked the true birth of rock & roll. Cultural influences, racial background and gender identification are relevant.
PHIL 102-3 Introduction to Philosophy. [IAI Course: H4 900] Introduction to fundamental philosophical issues across a broad spectrum. Problems in metaphysics, epistemology and ethics will be among the areas explored. Emphasis throughout is upon developing in the student an appreciation of the nature of philosophical questioning, analyzing and evaluating arguments and reflecting on the nature of human existence.
PHIL 104-3 Ethics. [IAI Course: H4 904] Introduction to contemporary and perennial problems of personal and social morality, and to methods proposed for their resolution by great thinkers past and present.
PHIL 105-3 Elementary Logic. [IAI Course: H4 906] Study of the traditional and modern methods for evaluating arguments. Applications of logical analysis to practical, scientific and legal reasoning, and to the use of computers.
ANTH 104-3 The Human Experience-Anthropology. [IAI Course: S1 900N] This course explores different human life ways around the world, past and present. It investigates the question of what is universal to all humans and the myriad ways they differ, through studying modern people, the re-mains of past cultures through archaeology, and human origins and physical variation.
ANTH 205 Latin American Civilization [IAI Course: S2 920N] Introduction to three civilizations of Latin America: Mexica Aztec; Inca; and Maya. Prehispanic culture history in the lower Amazon River basin and the impact of Spanish contact and conquest on these native Latin American populations will also be discussed.
ECON 113-3 Economics of Contemporary Social Issues. The purpose of this course is to examine a number of major social issues from an economics perspective. Thus the student will be taught some basic economic concepts (tool kit) which will then be used to analyze a variety of social problems. The emphasis will be on policy. Once the causes of social problems have been analyzed, then specific policies effective in solving or dealing with the social problem will be discussed. Only one of the courses, Economics 113 or Economics 114, can count among those economics courses required for an economics major or minor.
ECON 114-3 Introduction to Economics: Class Simulations. Basic economic problems are analyzed with market simulations through the use of in-class experiments, in which the students act as the buyers and sellers. Topics usually include the effects of market-based taxes, illegal drug markets, minimum wage, pollution, monopoly, textbook pricing, measuring productivity and international trade. Only one of the courses, Economics 113 or Economics 114, can count among those economics courses required for an economics major or minor.
GEOG 103-3 World Geography. [IAI Course: S4 900N] Examination of the world’s major geographic patterns, the diversity of environments, cultures and economic activities, differences between developing and developed nations, interdependence of nations and regions through communication and trade and in-depth assessment of representative environmental issues.
HIST 110-3 Twentieth Century America. The history of the United States since 1900. Surveys cultural, social, economic and political development, with special emphasis on domestic pluralism and changing international roles.
HIST 112-3 The Twentieth Century World. The history of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America since 1900. Emphasis on political conflict, economic development, social change and cultural transformation in an increasingly integrated world.
POLS 114 - Introduction to American Politics [IAI Course: S5 900] The development and current state of the American political system.
SOC 108 - Introduction to Sociology [IAI Course: S7 900] An introduction to the sociological perspective on human behavior, the structure and processes involved in social relationships, social stratification and inequality, social institutions, and social change. A survey of major areas of interest in sociology. Required of majors and minors in Sociology.
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology [IAI Course: S6 900] An examination of the variables related to the origins and modifications of human behavior using the viewpoints and techniques of contemporary psychology. Purchase of syllabus from local vendor required.