Courses

Courses

IU courses offered through the ACP program are taught during the regular school day at the students’ own high schools by ACP certified high school teachers. Certified ACP teachers are appointed to adjunct lecturer status after careful selection and training by Indiana University (IU) faculty.  Not all high schools offer all of the available IU courses in the ACP program.

ACP courses provide a challenging college curriculum and productive secondary school experience that can be applied to post-secondary education. Each course covers the same content, has the same expectations, and gives the same credit as the course taught at the IU campus. High school teachers are required to follow the proposed IU syllabi, methodologies, textbooks, and other instructional materials with some flexibility to accommodate individual teaching style. Academic standards of ACP courses are high, and the students’ success will depend upon good work and study habits.

  • Biology

    BIOL L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.) CASE N&M

    P: High school biology and high school or college chemistry. Principles of biological organization, from molecules through cells and organisms to populations. Emphasis on processes common to all organisms, with special reference to humans. Credit given for only one of the following: L100, L104, E112, L112, S115, or Q201.

    BIOL L112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms (3 cr.) CASE N&M

    P: High school biology and high school or college chemistry. For biology and other science majors. Integrated picture of manner in which organisms at diverse levels of organization meet problems in maintaining and propagating life. Credit given for only one of the following: L100, L104, L112, E112, or Q201. Discontinued after the 2017/18 academic year.

  • Business

    BUS X100 Business Administration: Introduction (3 cr.) CASE S&H

    Business administration from the standpoint of the manager of a business firm operating in the contemporary economic, political, and social environment.

  • Chemistry

    CHEM C101/121 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.)/Elementary Chem Lab I (2 cr.) N&M

    P: High school algebra I. Introduction to aspects of general chemistry/Introduction to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. The two sequences, C101-C121 and C102-C122, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on the basis of C101-C121 and C102-C122 is granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken in preparation for C117 by students with deficiencies in chemistry. Credit given for only one of C101 or C103.

  • Economics

    ECON E201/E103 — Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.) CASE S&H

    P: High school algebra II. Scarcity, opportunity cost, competitive and non-competitive market pricing, and interdependence as an analytical core. Individual sections apply this core to a variety of current economic policy problems, such as poverty, pollution, excise taxes, rent controls, and farm subsidies.

    ECON E202/E104 — Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.) CASE S&H

    P: E201. Measuring and explaining aggregate economic performance, money, monetary policy, and fiscal policy as an analytical core. Individual sections apply this core to a variety of current economic policy problems, such as inflation, unemployment, and economic growth

  • Education

    EDUC F200 Examining Self as Teacher (3 cr.) S&H

    Designed to help a student make a career decision, better conceptualize the kind of teacher the student wishes to become, and reconcile any preliminary concerns that may be hampering a personal examination of self as teacher. Students will design a major portion of their work.

  • English

    ENG W131 Reading, Writing, & Inquiry I (3 cr.) CASE EC

    P: High school English 11. Instruction and practice in the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required in college. Emphasis is on written assignments that require synthesis, analysis, and argument based on sources. W131 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

    ENG L202 Literary Interpretation (3 cr.) CASE A&H

    P: Completion of the English composition requirement. Develops critical skills essential to participation in the interpretive process. Through class discussion and focused writing assignments, introduces the premises and motives of literary analysis and critical methods associated with historical, generic, and/or cultural concerns. L202 class size is capped at 30 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

  • French

    FRIT F200 & F250 Second-Year French I & II (3 — 3 cr.) WL

    F200 P: Two years high school French; F250 P: F200 or three years high school French. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Credit given for only one of the following third-semester courses: F200, F205, or F219; and for only one of the following fourth-semester courses: F250, F255, F265, or F269. F200 and F250 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

  • Geology

    GEOL G103 Earth Science: Materials and Processes (3 cr.) CASE N&M

    P: High school physical science, preferably chemistry or physics. Introduction to the origin and classification of minerals and rocks. Relationships between rock types, rock structures, surficial geological processes of running water, subsurface water, glaciation, wind, tides, and landform evolution. Geologic time. Credit given for only one of G103 or G111.

    GEOL G104 Evolution of the Earth (3 cr.) CASE N&M (NOT on the Core Transfer Library (CTL))

    P: High school physical science, preferably chemistry or physics. Earth’s history interpreted through 4.5 billion years. Deductive approach to understanding the significance of rocks and fossils and reconstructing the plate-tectonic origin of mountains, continents, and ocean basins. A survey of events in earth’s evolution relevant to contemporary environmental concerns. Credit given for only one of G104, S104, or G112. Not accepting new instructor applications for this course.

  • Germanic Studies

    GER G150 Beginning German II (4 cr.) WL

    P: Two years high school German. Introduction to present-day German and to selected aspects of the cultures of German-speaking countries. Introduction to German grammatical forms and their functions. Development of listening comprehension, simple speaking proficiency, controlled reading skills and simple written compositions. Active oral participation required. I Sem., II Sem., SS. Credit given for only one of the following: G100–G150 or G105. G150 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

    GER G200 Intermediate German I (3 cr.) WL

    P: G150 with a minimum grade of C- or three years of high school German. Further development of oral and written command of language structures. Review of selected grammatical items. Listening comprehension. Reading of literary and nonliterary texts. Discussion of selected films. Oral presentations. Writing of compositions based on the material covered. Emphasis on both speaking proficiency and structural awareness. Conducted in German. Credit given for only one of G200 or G106. G200 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

    GER G250 Intermediate German II (3 cr.) WL

    P: G200 with a minimum grade of C—. Further development of oral and written command of language structures. Listening comprehension. Review of selected grammatical items. Discussion of modern German literary and non-literary texts, as well as films. Oral presentations. Writing of compositions based on the material covered. Emphasis on both speaking proficiency and structural awareness. Conducted in German. Credit given for only one of G250 or G106. G250 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

  • History

    HIST H105 & H106 American History I & II (3 — 3 cr.) CASE S&H

    P: High school World History. Evolution of American society: political, economic, social structure; racial and ethnic groups; sex roles; Indian, inter-American, and world diplomacy of the United States; evolution of ideology, war, territorial expansion, industrialization, urbanization, international events and their impact on American history.

  • Mathematics

    MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.) CASE MM, CASE N&M

    P: Two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and one year of high school precalculus. Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications. Credit given for only one of M118, V118, S118, the sequence D116-D117, or A118.

    MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus (3 cr.) CASE MM, CASE N&M

    P: Two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and one year of high school precalculus. Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences. A student cannot receive credit for more than one of the following: M119, M211, or MATH J113.

    MATH M211/215 Calculus I (4 cr./5 cr.) CASE MM, CASE N&M

    P: Two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, precalculus math (or its equivalent), and trigonometry; or both M025 and M026. Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications. A student may receive credit for only one of the following: M119, M211, J113. Credit not given for both M211 and X201. A combination of M119 and X201 is equivalent to M211 as preparation for M212. The combination of J113 and X201 is not advised as preparation for M212.

    MATH M212/216 Calculus II (4 cr./5 cr.) CASE N&M

    P: M211. Techniques of integration (by parts, trigonometric substitutions, partial fractions), improper integrals, volume, work, arc length, surface area, infinite series. A student may receive credit for only one of M120 and M212.

  • Physics

    PHYS P221 Physics I (5 cr.) CASE N&M

    C: MATH M211 or high school AP calculus. First semester of a three-semester, calculus-based sequence intended for science majors. Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and waves, heat and thermodynamics. Physics majors are encouraged to take P221 in the fall semester of the freshman year. Credit not given for both P201 and P221.

  • Political Science

    POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.) CASE S&H

    P: High school American History. Introduction to the nature of government and the dynamics of American politics. Origin and nature of the American federal system and its political party base.

  • Psychological & Brain Sciences

    PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I (3 cr.) CASE N&M

    P: High school biology. Introduction to psychology; its methods, data, and theoretical interpretations in areas of learning, sensory psychology, and psychophysiology. Equivalent to IUPUI B105 and P151. Credit given for only one of P101, or P151, or P106.

    PSY P102 Introductory Psychology II (3 cr.) CASE S&H (NOT on the Core Transfer Library (CTL))

    P: P101 or P151. Continuation of P101. Developmental, social, personality, and abnormal psychology. Equivalent to IUPUI B104 and P152. Credit given for only one of P102, P152, or P106.

  • Public Oral Communication/Public Speaking

    P155/S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.) CASE POC

    P. High school English 11 or English 10 and a high school speech class. Prepares students in the liberal arts to communicate effectively with public audiences. Emphasizes oral communication as practiced in public contexts: how to advance reasoned claims in public; how to adapt public oral presentations to particular audiences; how to listen to, interpret, and evaluate public discourse; and how to formulate a clear response. Credit given for only one of P155, CMCL-C 121, or SPCH-S121. P155/S121 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

  • Spanish

    HISP S150 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr.) WL

    P: One year high school Spanish. Emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Grading is based on exams and oral tests, written exercises, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Students can expect to practice speaking in small groups in class, and read about and discuss materials in Spanish. Credit given for only one of S150 and S105. S150 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

    HISP S200/203 Second-Year Spanish I (3 cr.) WL

    P: S150 or two years of high school Spanish. This course reviews some of the basic structures studied in the first year and examines them in more detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Readings are both journalistic and literary. Grades are based on exams, oral tests, homework, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. S200 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

    HISP S250/204 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr.) WL

    P: S200 or three years of high school Spanish. This course continues the work of S200. Continued emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Grades are based on exams, oral tests, homework, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Homework is substantial. After successful completion of this course, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled for schools that require a four-semester sequence. S250 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.

    HISP-S 280 Spanish Grammar in Context (3 cr.)

    P: S250 or equivalent. A topic-based approach to the formal aspects of Spanish grammar. Formal linguistic skills are developed through explicit grammar instruction, the reading of Hispanic texts, and the study of literature and culture through writing and conversation. Credit given for only one of S280 or S310. S280 class size is capped at 24 students, regardless of how many are taking the course for college credit.