Lindenwood University offers both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, depending on the major selected. See the list of undergraduate degrees located in the front of this catalog. The
differ in two areas of the general education requirements: natural science and cross cultural. The notes following the descriptions of these clusters explain that difference. All other general education requirements and clusters remain the same for both the
degrees. LCIE clusters, transfer credits, or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) credit may be used to fulfill General education requirements. The following clusters will satisfy these requirements.
**NOTE: A placement test is required to enroll in the Communications cluster. Students who do not pass the placement test must enroll in ICM 05000 Foundations of Effective Writing (3).
I. Communications Cluster (9)
ICM 10100 Communications I (3)
ICM 10200 Communications II (3)
ICM 20000 Introduction to Literature (3)
**NOTE: The Communications cluster is required of all LCIE students and may not be met through transfer or experiential learning credits.
In order to advance beyond the Communications Cluster, a student must meet the criteria set by the communications faculty, typically by earning a “C” or above in all three classes, Communications I, Communications II, and Introduction to Literature. Students who do not earn a “C” or above in all three classes must repeat the cluster. Grades earned when repeating the cluster will replace previously earned grades.
II. Cross Cultural Cluster (9)
IHS 10100 20th Century World History (3)
plus 6 hours of Focus Courses selected from:
ICL 32000 Chinese Art and Culture (3)
ICL 32100 Issues in Modern China (3)
ICL 33000 Japanese Art and Culture (3)
ICL 33100 Issues in Modern Japan (3)
ICL 31200 History of Russia II (3)
ICL 33700 Russian Authors (3)
ICL 21000 Native American Indians (3)
ICL 35000 Myth and Civilization (3)
ICL 36100 Art and Culture of Latin America (3)
ICL 36200 Issues in Modern Latin America (3)
IPS 30000 Comparative Politics (3)
IRL 15000 World Religions (3)
**NOTE: In special circumstances and with the permission of faculty advisor, ICL 29400 Special Topics in Cross Cultural (1 - 3) may substitute for one of the above courses.
The Cross Cultural Cluster is required for all bachelor of arts degrees. The bachelor of science degrees require an approved course in world history but do not require the focus courses. IHS 10100 is part of the Cross Cultural Cluster and cannot be taken alone as a three credit hour course. The student pursuing the bachelor of science degree will want to take the entire Cross Cultural Cluster if he or she also needs or wants elective credits.
III. Humanities Cluster (9)
IPH 10000 Survey of Philosophy (3)
IEN 20100 World Literature I (3)
IRT 21000 Concepts of Visual Arts (3)
**NOTE: In special circumstances and with the permission of faculty advisor, IEN 29300 Special Topics in Humanities (1- 3) may substitute for one of the above courses.
IV. Math Clusters (9)
Computer Math Cluster **
(Required of all information technology majors)
IMH 11000 Essential Computer Mathematics (3)
IMH 14000 Statistical Concepts (3)
IMH 21000 Introduction to Programming (3)
Math/Statistics Cluster **
(Required for all non-information technology majors)
IMH 13200 Quantitative Methods for Business (3)
IMH 14100 Basic Statistics (3)
IMH 22000 Research Design and Methodology (3)
**NOTE 1: Requires either passing the Math Placement exam with a score of 80% or better, or completion of IMH 05100 with a grade of “C” or better.
**NOTE 2: The general education mathematics requirement for both the bachelor of arts and the bachelor of science degrees is for two courses at the college algebra or above level. A student with approved transfer credit needs a minimum of six semester hours of credit from those classes. Some majors have special requirements as noted in the description of those majors. All business administration, human resource management, and health management majors must take statistics, even if they have transferred in more than one course at the college algebra or above level. The Math/Statistics Cluster satisfies the general education requirements for all non-information technology majors. The Computer Math Cluster satisfies the general education requirements for information technology majors and their nonbusiness majors.
V. Natural Science Cluster (9)
INS 10500 Chemistry in Society (3)
INS 11400 Principles in Environmental Biology (3)
INS 21400 Ethical Problems in Science (3)
Natural Science Lab (1)
INS 11500 Environmental Biology Lab (1)**
**NOTE: Must be taken concurrently with the Natural Science Cluster. Is taught on a different night of the week than the cluster
Prerequisite: IMH 13200; IMH 14100; IMH 22000 or IMH 11000; IMH 14000; IMH 21000.
**NOTES: The natural science requirement for the bachelor of arts degree is for two courses, one of which has an accompanying lab. The courses must come from two distinct sciences: earth, physical, or biological. The LCIE Natural Science Cluster without the lab also satisfies the
requirement. The natural science requirement for the bachelor of science degree is for three courses, one of which has an accompanying lab. The courses must come from two distinct sciences: earth, physical, or biological. The LCIE Natural Science Cluster taken concurrently with INS 11500 satisfies the
VI. Social Sciences Cluster (9)
IPY 10000 Principles of Psychology (3)
ISC 10200 Basic Concepts of Sociology (3)
IPS 15500 American Government: The Nation (3)
**NOTE: In special circumstances and with the permission of faculty advisor, ISS 29300 Special Topics in Social Sciences (1 -3) may substitute for one of the above courses.