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.
The Orientation Week is composed of several days of orientation and welcome activities. Students will receive essential academic and student services 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 Pathways: Extended, Academic, International Direct
EDCI 1001 Introduction to College Study
The 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, Academic, International Direct
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 (ELOP)
Students in the English for Academic Purposes 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 Credit hours: 0/10
UAP Credit hours: 10/10
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.