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Note: All students, whether native or transfer, must complete the Liberal Studies Program (LSP). The Department of History of Art and Architecture cannot waive these requirements or authorize substitutions. Some requirements may be fulfilled by Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) or transfer credits. Students in special circumstances may request course substitutions or waivers by completing a LAS Petition for Exception to Policy, but substitutions and waivers are not automatic and should not be expected. For more on the Liberal Studies Program, see the Liberal Studies Program website. Students participating in the Honors Program do not participate in the Liberal Studies Program. Honors students should direct any questions regarding the Liberal Studies Program to their Honors Program advisor.
passed calculus (MATH 147, or 150, or 160, or 170, or BMS 125);
transferred an equivalent course (or calculus or statistices) from another institution;
passed the Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy I (QRTL I) test (a proctored exam, which cannot be taken off-site); or
received Advanced Placement credit for calculus or statistics.
There is an equivalency test for LSP 121 that students can take, but
unless they have a fairly advanced background in computer programming,
they are unlikely to "pass out" of LSP 121. For more information on the QRTL II (LSP 121) equivalency exam, please go to the Quantitative Reasoning Center (click on "placement", then click "LSP 121" tab. Use the link labeled "LSP 121 Placement Exam Study Guide.")
PLEASE NOTE: students who pass both LSP 120 and LSP 121
need to "waive" one of their Liberal Studies Program Learning Domain courses
OTHER THAN the Scientific Inquiry: Lab or Science as a Way of Knowing course. Please note, however,
that all students must take at least one course in each Learning Domain.
So, for example, a student who is using a Modern Language Option course
as a substitute for one of the two "Philosophical Inquiry" domain
courses cannot also use the LSP 121 waiver to substitute for the other
required course in that domain.
All students must take some kind of Experiential Learning course as a degree requirement. Students can fulfill this requirement in a number of ways, including through the following:
Note: You can identify specific Experiential Learning-eligible courses offered each quarter through the Campus Connect enrollment system. (Set the filter in the "Liberal Studies Requirement" field to "Experiential Learning.")
Students are encouraged to fulfill their Experiential Learning requirement during their junior year, but some students may complete this requirement in their sophomore or senior year. Please speak with your advisor about the best options for you. Visit the Experiential Learning site for further information.
A Liberal Studies Capstone course can meet both major field and Liberal Studies Program requirements. Students who complete one course to fulfill both major field credit and Liberal Studies Program credit must complete an additional domain elective (from outside the major). The third language course of the Modern Language Option can fulfill this domain elective.
Because the Capstone is offered through the major field department, students must receive a grade of C- or better in this course.
Note: Students who are double majors, may take their Liberal Studies Capstone in another department, but they must still take HAA 390 to meet History of Art and Architecture major requirements.