IAI General Education Courses

Students pursuing an associate degree leading to transfer (A.A., A.S., A.S.E., or A.F.A.) must select their general education courses from those listed below with IAI codes. These courses are part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative general education core and will be accepted by all Illinois public and private colleges and universities subscribing to the Initiative. This includes all public two-year, four-year, and many independent colleges and universities. Transfer students may select other courses in these general education disciplines as electives. More information about the Illinois Articulation Initiative, including courses that are part of the IAI general education core is available at www.iTransfer.org.

Students pursuing an associate degree in a career program (A.A.S.) or in General Studies (A.G.S.) may select their general education courses from any courses or disciplines on the lists below, including those without IAI codes. These courses may also transfer as electives. Consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success for additional information.

Students may use two or more IAI general education courses with the same IAI code to fulfill general education requirements unless otherwise indicated in course descriptions.

Consult the Baccalaureate Transfer Programs and Career Programs sections of the catalog for specific requirements for associate degrees.

Communications

EGL 101Composition I (C1 900) 13
EGL 102Composition II (C1 901R) 13
SPE 103Effective Speech (C2 900)3

Note: Students pursuing an associate degree in a career program (A.A.S.), may take EGL 111 and/or EGL 212 to satisfy general education requirements. These courses may also transfer as electives. 

Mathematics

MAT 125General Education Mathematics (M1 904)4
MAT 129Foundations Of Math For Elementary Teachers II (M1 903)3
MAT 131Elementary Statistics (M1 902)4
MAT 143Finite Mathematics (M1 906)4
MAT 144Discrete Mathematics (M1 905)3
MAT 180Calculus For Business And Social Science (M1 900-B)4
MAT 250Calculus I (M1 900-1)5
MAT 251Calculus II (M1 900-2)4
MAT 252Calculus III (M1 900-3)4

Note: Students pursuing an associate degree in a career program (A.A.S.) may take other MAT courses at 100 level or above to satisfy general education requirements. These courses may also transfer as electives. Consult Oakton career associate degree information or transfer institution for specific information to select mathematics courses.

Science

Associate degrees leading to transfer, must include one course in the life science category and one course in the physical science category. At least one of the two courses must be a laboratory course, indicated by an “L” suffix at the end of IAI code.

Life Science
BIO 101Introduction to Life Science (L1 900L)4
BIO 104Human Genetics (non-laboratory course) (L1 906)3
BIO 106Introduction to Environmental Science (L1 905L) 14
BIO 109Plants and Society (L1 901)3
BIO 121General College Biology I (L1 910L)4
BIO 122General College Biology II (L1 910L)4
Physical Science
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry (P1 902L)4
CHM 105Elements of Chemistry (P1 902L)4
CHM 121General College Chemistry I (P1 902L)4
EAS 100Introduction to Earth Science (P1 905L)4
EAS 101Physical Geology (P1 907L)4
EAS 102Historical Geology (P1 907L)4
EAS 105Introduction To Weather And Climate (P1 905)3
EAS 121Physical Geography (P1 909)3
EAS 125A Survey Of Oceanography (P1 905)3
EAS 205Environmental Geology (P1 908)3
PHY 115Descriptive Astronomy (P1 906)3
PHY 120Practical Astronomy (P1 906L)4
PHY 131College Physics I (P1 900L)4
PHY 221General Physics I (P2 900L)5

Note: Students pursuing an associate degree in a career program (A.A.S.), may take other general education courses in Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHM), Earth Science (EAS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Physics (PHY). These courses may also transfer as electives.

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Associate degrees leading to transfer, must include courses in at least two different disciplines.

Anthropology
ANT 202Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (S1 901N) 13
ANT 203Introduction To Archaeology (S1 903)3
ANT 204Introduction To Physical Anthropology (S1 902)3
Economics
ECO 110Elements of Economics (S3 900)3
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics (S3 901)3
ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics (S3 902)3
History
HIS 111United States History To 1877 (S2 900)3
HIS 112United States History from 1877 (S2 901)3
HIS 113History of Native Americans (S2 923D) 33
HIS 131Western Civilization To 1650 (S2 902)3
HIS 132Western Civilization Since 1650 (S2 903)3
HIS 139History of the Non-Western World to 1900 (S2 904N) 13
HIS 140History Of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations (S2 905N) 13
HIS 203History of South Asia I (S2 920N) 13
HIS 204History of South Asia II (S2 920N) 13
HIS 208History Of Ancient Africa (S2 920N) 13
HIS 211History of Modern Africa (S2 920N) 13
HIS 216History of Modern China (S2 920N) 13
HIS 225History of the Islamic Middle East from the 7th Century to 1918 (S2 920N) 13
HIS 226History Of The Islamic Middle East In Modern Times (S2 920N) 13
HIS 233History of Latin America to Independence (S2 920N) 13
HIS 234History of Modern Latin America (S2 920N) 13
Geography
GEG 120World Regional Geography (S4 900N) 13
GEG 122Cultural Geography (S4 900N) 13
GEG 130Global Economies (S4 903N) 13
Political Science
PSC 101American Government (S5 900)3
PSC 103Introduction To Political Science (S5 903)3
PSC 201Comparative Government (S5 905) 13
PSC 202International Relations (S5 904) 13
Psychology
PSY 101Introduction To Psychology (S6 900)3
PSY 120Human Development (S6 902)3
PSY 202Social Psychology (S8 900) 23
PSY 205Adult Psychology (S6 905)3
PSY 211Child Psychology (S6 903)3
Sociology
SOC 101Introduction To Sociology (S7 900) 23
SOC 103Social Problems (S7 901) 33
SOC 104Sociology Of Marriage and Family: Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment (S7 902) 23
SOC 230Sociology of Sex and Gender (S7 904D) 23
SOC 232Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (S7 903D) 23
Social Science
SSC 101The Individual in Modern Society (S9 900)3
SSC 105Introduction To Ethnic Studies (S7 903D) 23
SSC 201Introduction to Global Studies (S9 900) 13

Note: Students pursuing and associate degree in a career program (A.A.S.), may take other general education courses in Anthropology (ANT); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEG); History (HIS); Political Science (PSC); Psychology (PSY) (except PSY 230 and PSY 231); Social Science (SSC); Sociology (SOC). These courses may also transfer as electives.

Humanities/Fine Arts

Associate degrees leading to transfer, must include courses in at least two different disciplines.

Humanities
EGL 113Introduction To Drama (H3 902)3
EGL 115Introduction To Fiction (H3 901)3
EGL 117Introduction to Poetry (H3 903)3
EGL 129Introduction To Literature (H3 900)3
EGL 130Introduction to Global Literature (H3 908N) 13
EGL 131Multicultural Literature in the U.S. (H3 910D) 23
EGL 132Gender, Identity and Literature (H3 911D) 23
EGL 133Women and Literature (H3 911D) 23
EGL 134Introduction to African-American Literature (H3 910D) 23
EGL 135Introduction to Native American Literature (H3 910D) 33
EGL 221American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 (H3 914) 23
EGL 222American Literature II (from The Civil War To The Present) (H3 915) 23
EGL 231British Literature I (from Anglo-Saxons To 1800) (H3 912)3
EGL 232British Literature II (from 1800 To The Present) (H3 913)3
EGL 234Introduction To Shakespeare (H3 905)3
EGL 241Masterpieces Of Western Literature I (H3 906)3
EGL 242Masterpieces Of Western Literature II (H3 907)3
HUM 120Western Culture and the Arts: Beginnings through the Middle Ages (HF 902)3
HUM 121Western Culture and the Arts: Renaissance through the 20th Century (HF 903)3
HUM 122Contemporary Culture and the Arts (HF 901)3
HUM 124African-American Culture and the Arts (HF 906D) 23
HUM 127Introduction To Philosophy (H4 900)3
HUM 140Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (H9 900) 23
HUM 141Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (H9 900) 23
HUM 142Women and Creativity (HF 907D) 23
HUM 150Environmental Humanities (HF 900)3
HUM 210World Mythologies (H9 901) 13
HUM 220Asian Humanities (HF 904N) 13
PHL 105Logic (H4 906)3
PHL 106Ethics (H4 904)3
PHL 110Introduction to the Study of Religion (H5 900) 13
PHL 130Religious Diversity in America (H5 905) 23
PHL 204Environmental Ethics (H4 904)3
PHL 205World Religions (H5 904N) 13
PHL 215Asian Philosophy (H4 903N) 13
PHL 230Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (H4 901)3
PHL 231Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (H4 902)3
PHL 240Philosophy Of Religion (H4 905)3
PHL 245Foundational Religious Texts (H5 901)3
Modern language course 202 or higher 1
Fine Arts
ART 110History of Photography (F2 904)3
ART 111Art History: Prehistoric to Renaissance (F2 901)3
ART 112Art History: Renaissance to Modern (F2 902)3
ART 113Art History: Modern Art (Twentieth Century) (F2 902)3
ART 114Art History: Art of the Non-Western World (F2 903N) 13
HUM 120Western Culture and the Arts: Beginnings through the Middle Ages (HF 902)3
HUM 121Western Culture and the Arts: Renaissance through the 20th Century (HF 903)3
HUM 122Contemporary Culture and the Arts (HF 901)3
HUM 123Introduction To Art (F2 900)3
HUM 124African-American Culture and the Arts (HF 906D) 23
HUM 125Introduction To Music (F1 900)3
HUM 131Introduction To Theater (F1 907)3
HUM 142Women and Creativity (HF 907D) 23
HUM 150Environmental Humanities (HF 900)3
HUM 160Introduction To Film (F2 909)3
HUM 161Global Cinema (F2 909) 13
HUM 165Introduction to World Music (F1 903N) 13
HUM 220Asian Humanities (HF 904N) 13
HUM 242Women, Art and Culture (F2 907D) 23
HUM 260Perspectives on Film (F2 908)3
MUS 145Introduction to Music of the U.S.A. (F1 904)3
MUS 236Music Literature And History (F1 901)3

Note: Students pursuing an associate degree in a career program (A.A.S.), may take other general education courses in Art (ART); English (EGL) literature courses; Modern Language; Humanities (HUM); Music (MUS); Philosophy (PHL); and Theater (THE). These courses may also transfer as electives.

Global Studies1

Oakton requires that all students earning an associate degree successfully complete a course that provides a distinct global context for examining debates surrounding the complex interrelationships among peoples, nations and the environment, and the phenomenon of globalization. Courses that provide this context and fulfill this requirement are marked with the footnote reference "1" and listed below. Some of these courses may also fulfill general education requirements for Humanities, Fine Arts, Science, Social Science, Behavioral Sciences, and U.S. Diversity.

Sciences
BIO 106Introduction to Environmental Science (L1 905L)4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANT 202Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (S1 901N)3
GEG 120World Regional Geography (S4 900N)3
GEG 122Cultural Geography (S4 900N)3
GEG 130Global Economies (S4 903N)3
HIS 113History of Native Americans (S2 923D) 23
HIS 139History of the Non-Western World to 1900 (S2 904N)3
HIS 140History Of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations (S2 905N)3
HIS 203History of South Asia I (S2 920N)3
HIS 204History of South Asia II (S2 920N)3
HIS 208History Of Ancient Africa (S2 920N)3
HIS 211History of Modern Africa (S2 920N)3
HIS 216History of Modern China (S2 920N)3
HIS 225History of the Islamic Middle East from the 7th Century to 1918 (S2 920N)3
HIS 226History Of The Islamic Middle East In Modern Times (S2 920N)3
HIS 233History of Latin America to Independence (S2 920N)3
HIS 234History of Modern Latin America (S2 920N)3
PSC 201Comparative Government (S5 905)3
PSC 202International Relations (S5 904)3
SOC 103Social Problems (S7 901) 23
SSC 201Introduction to Global Studies (S9 900)3
Humanities/Fine Arts
ART 114Art History: Art of the Non-Western World (F2 903N)3
EGL 130Introduction to Global Literature (H3 908N)3
EGL 135Introduction to Native American Literature (H3 910D) 23
HUM 161Global Cinema (F2 909)3
HUM 165Introduction to World Music (F1 903N)3
HUM 210World Mythologies (H9 901)3
HUM 220Asian Humanities (HF 904N)3
PHL 110Introduction to the Study of Religion (H5 900)3
PHL 204Environmental Ethics (H4 904)3
PHL 205World Religions (H5 904N)3
PHL 215Asian Philosophy (H4 903N)3
Modern Language Courses 202 or higher

Students can also meet the Global Studies requirement through non-IAI courses listed below. These courses may also transfer as electives.

ANT 210Archaeology and the Peoples of Latin America3
EGL 229[National/Regional] Literature3
GBS 101Introduction to Global Business 33
HIS 228History of the Holocaust3
HIS 260History Of Soviet Russia3
PSC 204International Terrorism3
PSC 250International Security: War and Peace3
SPE 115Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures 23
SSC 205Latin American Civilization and Culture3
SSC 206Contemporary China And Japan3

Note: Oakton Community College also offers an Academic Concentration in Global Studies.

U.S. Diversity Studies2

The State of Illinois requires that all students earning an associate degree successfully complete a course that focuses on issues related to diversity in the U.S., including such topics as race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, immigration, indigenous communities, religion, ability/disability, and multiculturalism. Courses that provide this context and fulfill this requirement are are marked with the footnote reference "2" and listed below. Most of these courses may also fulfill general education requirements for Humanities, Fine Arts, Science, Social Science, and Behavioral Science.

Social and Behavioral Sciences
HIS 113History of Native Americans (S2 923D) 13
PSY 202Social Psychology (S8 900)3
SOC 101Introduction To Sociology (S7 900)3
SOC 103Social Problems (S7 901) 13
SOC 104Sociology Of Marriage and Family: Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment (S7 902)3
SOC 230Sociology of Sex and Gender (S7 904D)3
SOC 232Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (S7 903D)3
SSC 105Introduction To Ethnic Studies (S7 903D)3
Humanities
EGL 131Multicultural Literature in the U.S. (H3 910D)3
EGL 132Gender, Identity and Literature (H3 911D)3
EGL 133Women and Literature (H3 911D)3
EGL 134Introduction to African-American Literature (H3 901D)3
EGL 135Introduction to Native American Literature (H3 910D) 13
EGL 221American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 (H3 914)3
EGL 222American Literature II (from The Civil War To The Present) (H3 915)3
HUM 124African-American Culture and the Arts (HF 906D)3
HUM 140Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (H9 900)3
HUM 141Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (H9 900)3
HUM 142Women and Creativity (HF 907D)3
HUM 242Women, Art and Culture (F2 907D)3
PHL 130Religious Diversity in America (H5 905)3

Students pursuing an associate degree in a career program (A.A.S.) can also meet the U.S. Diversity Studies requirement through non-IAI courses listed below. These courses may also transfer as electives.

BIO 110Sex and Gender Basis of Life, Wellness and Disease3
EDN 180Diversity in School and Society3
HIS 114African American History To 18653
HIS 115African American History: Reconstruction3
HIS 235Women In American History3
PSY 110Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 122Human Sexuality3
PSY 125Understanding Diversity3
SPE 115Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures 13
SPE 125Basic Sign Language3