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Extra Credits

There is no comprehensive list of electives. Elective Credits are any college level courses that have not been required for major or general education requirements for a degree. Elective credits can be from a variety of categories such as additional general education courses, additional courses from the major discipline, courses from other disciplines, or physical activity classes. The following Extra Credits are suggestions and recommendations for one and two credit courses which are generally considered to be electives. They can enhance academic success and help balance a schedule.

ACAD 1101
College Learning Strategies
An eight-week course introducing techniques to assist students in academic success. Includes tips on: time management, improving memory, effective note taking, reading textbooks, test anxiety.1 credit
ACAD 1102
First Year Seminar
A sixteen-week course provides students widd comprehensive orientation to college life. Topics may include: goal-setting, learning styles, healthy lifestyles, critical thinking skills, and ISU resources.1 credit
ACAD 1103
Learning Strategies for Math
An eight-week course emphasizing techniques to better learn math and address math anxiety. This class is most helpful when taken in conjunction with a math course.1 credit
ACAD 1199
Information Research
This one-credit course is designed to help you develop life-long strategies for recognizing when you need information, locating it, evaluating it, and using it effectively and ethically. Learn to use a variety of tools and formats in order to find sources worth using and siting in support of your academic projects. Learn how to creat an annotated bibliography. Course requires an ISU computer account.1 credit
BED 1100
Electronic Keyboarding
An eight-week course to help students learn how to use the computer keyboard and it's functions. Requires permission from instructor.1 credit
BIOS 3369
An eight-week course covering a wide variety of topics related to AIDS. The upper-division course number should not discourage students - no exams, no term papers, and designed for the non-science major!1 credit
CFS 1100
Family and Consumer Sciences Professional
An introduction to professional careers in related fields; student and career expectations, career options, leadership, balancing work and families, publications and research.1 credit
COUN 1150
Career and Life Planning
A course to help students clarify goals, with an emphasis on career decision. Students explore interests through testing, interviewing, and discussion.1 credit
COUN 2201
Introduction to Leadership
Contemporary approaches to leadership with an emphasis on the practical application of theoretical models.1 credit
COUN 4491
Introduction to Counseling
A course that goes over the fundamental information about the Counseling Program and profession.
1 credit
CSED 1126
Deaf Studies
Introduction to deafness; the culture of community of deaf individuals, language and communication issues, education and employment considerations in deafness. Fall only.1 credit
CSED 2227
Basic Sign I
Beginning study of sign vocabulary, phrases and finger spelling focused on expressive and receptive modes. Based on signing using English syntax. Designed for non-Sign Language Studies majors and minors, does not subsitute for American Sign Language.2 credit
CSED 2228
Basic Sign II
Application of basic sign vocabulary, phrases and finger spelling skills focused on expressive and receptive modes. Based on signing using English syntax. Designed for non-Sign Language Studies majors and minors, does not subsitute for American Sign Language.2 credit
EDUC 2250
Educational Careers
An introduction class to careers in education via faculty and guest speakers.1 credit
EDUC 1170
Tutoring Reading
A sixteen week class that gives students the opportunity to help tutor elementary school students in reading.1 credit
HCA 1110
Intro. to Allied Health Professions
For students considering careers in health sciences or health professions. Emphasis placed on the interrelationship among the health professions and a team approach to health care. Webcourse.2 credits
HE/WS 1160
Rape Aggressions Defense: R.A.D.
This is a comprehensive 8 week course for women only that begins with awareness, prevention, risk-reduction and avoidance, then progresses to basic hands-on defense training.1 credit
HE 1190
Alcohol and Drug Awareness I
This class could change your perspective or reinforce your current healthy behaviors. This class is held on a weekend and is open to the general student. Webcourse.1 credit
HE 2200
Promoting Wellness
A look at issues pertinent to all individuals. Emphasis is placed on making intelligent and informed decisions regarding individual health behaviors.2 credits
HE 2201
Selected Topics in Health Education
Topical courses emphasizing the effects of individual lifestyle choices on health. Topics include stress and emotional health, consumer health, trust and self-estem. May be repeated of to 3 credits.1 credit
HE 2270
Peer Education, Part I.
This is a performance-based class addressing issues such as suicide, substance abuse, rape, AIDS/HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases. Students are offered instruction on current issues, how to educate your peers, and opportunities for practical experience.2 credits
HE 2290
Alcohol and Drug Awareness II
A continuation of Alcohol and Drug Awareness I. Prereq: Alcohol and Drug Awareness I. Webcourse.1 credit
INFO 0010
Basic Computer Literacy
Students need permissions to enroll in this course which is geared for those who have had no prior exposure to computers. Inquire at TRIO, 3rd floor Museum Building, about qualifying for enrollment.0 credit
INFO 1101
Intro to Computer Systems
Includes hands-on use of of current computer software, computer systems, data files storage, input/output procedues and computer logic. Laboratory required (CIS 1101L)3 credit
MGT 1101
Introduction to Business
Designed for the general student interested in Business area as a possible major. Class format includes guest speakers, textbook reading assignments and daily quizzes.3 credits
Physical Education Activity and Dance Activity Classes
There are several Physical Education activity and dance classes available each semester. They range from aerobics and kayaking to ballet and ballroom.1 credits
PSCI 2205
Drugs in Society
Designed for non-pharmacy majors, this course discusses the responses of people to drugs and chemicals. Find under Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science heading.2 credits
PSYC 2201
Careers in Psychology
A course that explores the career options in the field of Psychology.1 credit
RS 1105
Intro to Radiographic Science
Includes topics such as history of the profession, responsibilities of the technologist, professional development, radiation protection, areas of specialization. Open to all students; students evaluated on midterm, final and field trip participation.1 credit

Students may also take up to eight credits of either Physical Education Activity or Dance 1100 level courses. Not all of the above classes are offered each semester-see your catalog and current online class schedule for more information.