Dec 03, 2021  
2016-2017 General Catalog 
    
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LSU Global: International Accelerator Program


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Support Curricular Band


The Support curricular band honors the unique, first-year college experience of an international student. Elements of this curricular band include courses, co-curricular field experiences, and purposeful extra-curricular activities. The intent of this band is to aid students’ personal development as expert learners, global professionals, and citizens.

  • Orientation Week

The Orientation Week is composed of several days of orientation and welcome activities. Students will receive essential information, be introduced to their surroundings, and participate in related social activities.

Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: All students entering the program are required to attend orientation.
Accelerator Route: Extended, Academic, Integrated
LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/0

  • Live Learn Grow I

This course will orient the student with the university, its surrounding area, and its embedded national cultural context. It provides students with study skills and interpersonal competencies for continued success.

Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: NONE
Accelerator Route: Extended
LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/1

  • Community Activity Sequence I

The Community Activity Sequence is a series of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that provide an integrated experience for students both in and out of the classroom. The sequence is crafted to positively address student retention.

Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: None
Accelerator Route: Extended
LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/0

  • Community Activity Sequence II

The Community Activity Sequence is a series of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that provide an integrated experience for students both in and out of the classroom. The sequence is crafted to positively address student retention.

Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: None
Accelerator Route: Academic
LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/0

  • Community Activity Sequence III

The Community Activity Sequence is a series of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that provide an integrated experience for students both in and out of the classroom. The sequence is crafted to positively address student retention.

Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: None
Accelerator Route: Integrated
LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/0

English Language


The English Language curricular band supports meaningful and rapid improvement of students’ proficiency, regardless of their entry-point. Elements of this curricular band include English-language instruction in a variety of contexts: language-strategy and skill area acquisition, integrated content and applied context, as well as supplemental instruction labs to concurrent academic courses.

 

  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Students in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in academic contexts. Special attention is paid to bibliographic practices and information systems.

    Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: English-language placement exam results upon arrival.
    Accelerator Route: Extended
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/8

     

  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Students in the English for Academic Purposes II (EAP II) course practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in academic contexts. Special attention is paid to bibliographic practices and information systems.

    Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: EAP I.
    Accelerator Route: Academic
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/3

     

  • Technology for Academic Purposes
  • In the Technology for Academic Purposes (TAP) course, students learn to use a variety of academic technologies, including library resources, productivity applications, social media, and web development tools.

    Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: NONE.
    Accelerator Route: Extended
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/2

     

  • English Course Supplemental Instruction Labs
  • Labs accompany academic courses to provide students added time to apply English-language skill area strategies and are an opportunity for structured study time with peers.

    Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: Concurrent with academic courses.
    Accelerator Route: Academic
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 0/3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: Required in the first semester for all international students who score IELTS 6.0 on the placement exam.
    Accelerator Route: Learning Track
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: ENGL 1004 or placement by department. It is required in the second semester for all international students who score IELTS 6.0 on the placement exam.
    Accelerator Route: Learning Track
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3

General Education Courses


The overall General Education curricular band enables students to gain authentic university coursework experience and transferable credits as they develop their language, academic, and cultural attributes. Elements of the curricular band are arranged into three main theme areas. 

Each theme aligns across all terms of the program. These theme areas are Theme 1: Analysis and Interpretation; Theme 2: Communication and Communities; and Theme 3: Local and Global Worldviews.

Coursework is also distinguished by degree learning track. These degree learning tracks include: STEM/Computer Science; Social Science and Humanities; and Business, Finance, and Economics. 

Theme 1: Analysis and Interpretation


  • Mathematics

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: Placement by department. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 1015 or MATH 1023.
    Accelerator Route: Extended, Academic, Integrated
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3       Hours of Lecture per Week: 1        Lab Hours per Week: 3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: MATH 1021 or placement by department. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 1015 or MATH 1023.
    Accelerator Route: Extended, Academic, Integrated
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3       Hours of Lecture per Week: 1        Lab Hours per Week: 3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: NONE.
    Accelerator Route: Extended, Academic, Integrated
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: MATH 1021 or equivalent. Credit will be given for only one of the following: MATH 1431, MATH 1550, MATH 1551.
    Accelerator Route: Extended, Academic, Integrated
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3       Hours of Lecture per Week: 3        Lab Hours per Week: 1

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: An appropriate ALEKS placement score. Credit will be given for only one of the following: MATH 1431, MATH 1550, or MATH 1551.
    Accelerator Route: Extended, Academic, Integrated
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 5/3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: MATH 1550 or MATH 1551. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 1553 or MATH 1554.
    Accelerator Route: Extended, Academic, Integrated
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 4/3

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  • Sciences

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: credit or registration in MATH 1022, MATH 1023, MATH 1431, MATH 1550 or MATH 1551.
    Accelerator Route: Academic and Learning Track
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: CHEM 1201 or CHEM 1421. Credit will not be given for both this course and CHEM 1422.
    Accelerator Route: Academic and Learning Track
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 3/3

     

  • Prerequisites or Enrollment Requirements: Credit or registration in CHEM 1002, CHEM 1202 or CHEM 1422. Credit will not be given for both this course and CHEM 1431. Students registering for laboratory courses in chemistry are charged a laboratory usage deposit on their fee bill.
    Accelerator Route: Academic and Learning Track
    LSU/IAP Credit Hours: 2/2        Lab Hours per Week: 6

Theme 2: Communication and Communities


Humanities

Theme 3: Local and Global Worldviews


Humanities

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