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Illinois Articulation Initiative: General Education Core

CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) which is a statewide agreement between many Illinois colleges and universities designed to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. The agreement is effective statewide for freshmen entering college for the first time in the summer of 1998 and thereafter.

The IAI establishes a "package" of lower-division general education coursework accepted at all participating schools which is called the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC).

  • Completion of the IAI GECC assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for a bachelor's degree have been satisfied at any participating institution. (Note: Some 4 year institutions have additional requirements for graduation and for admission to certain majors. Students are encouraged to consult a CLC counselor for more information.)
  • Students who do not complete the IAI GECC before transferring need to complete the general education requirements of the transfer institution; completed CLC courses will be evaluated on a course by course basis.

Core Curriculum

The IAI General Education Core Curriculum consists of 12 to 13 courses (37–41 semester credits) chosen from five different categories.

The CLC General Education Core required for the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees include the required core for the IAI.

The five categories and the approved CLC courses in each category are shown below:

CLC's General Education Core Curriculum

Communications

3 courses

English: ENG 121and (ENG 122 or ENG 126)

Speech: CMM 121

Mathematics

1 course

Math: MTH 127, 140, 141, 145, 146, 221, 222, 224, 244, 246

Physical and Life Sciences

2 courses

(1 physical science and 1 life science. One must be a lab course.)

Physical science : CHM 120, 121, 140, 142, GEG 120, 121 ESC 120, 121, 124, 127, 140, 224, PHY 120, 121, 123

Life science : BIO 120, 123, 127, 140, 141, 149, 161

Humanities and Fine Arts

3 courses

(1 course from Humanities, 1 course from Fine Arts, and 1 course from either)

Humanities : ENG 129, 223, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 241, 243, 244, 246, 247; HUM 121, 122, 127, 128, 129, 221, 226; PHI 121, 122, 123, 125, 126, 221; Foreign languages 222 or higher

Fine Arts : ART 121, 240, 241, 242, 260; DNC 240; HUM 121, 122, 123, 126, 129, 140, 221, 222, 226; MUS 124, 224; THE 121, 123

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 courses

(A maximum of 2 courses from one discipline; at least 1 course must come from a second discipline)

Anthropology : ANT 121, 221, 222, 224, 228

Economics : ECO 221, 222

History : HST 121, 122, 126, 127, 221, 222

Geography : GEG 122, 123

Political Science : PSC 121, 122, 221, 222

Psychology : PSY 121, 220, 222, 225, 226

Sociology : SOC 121, 222, 224, 225

 

*You are encouraged to meet with a CLC counselor for more information on the benefits of transferring with your completed IAI general education core. The IAI website, offers information on participating Illinois schools.

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