The IPFW School-Based Concurrent Enrollment Program (SBP)
offers several courses in various subject
areas. Not all courses are offered at each participating high school. What
courses are offered and when
they are offered is always decided by the high school based on their curricular
needs. IPFW courses offered
for concurrent credit are cata logued courses and approved through the regular
course approval process of
the university. Courses administered through SBP are recorded on students’
official academic record. These
courses reflect the pedagogical, theoretical and philosophical orientation of
Astronomy A100 – The Solar System. Celestial sphere, measurement of time,
earth as a planet, moon,
eclipses, planets and their satellites, comets, meteors, theories on origin of
solar system. 3 credits.
Biology 100/100L – Introduction to the Biological World. Principles of
biological organization from
molecules through ecosystems. Emphasis on processes common to all organisms and
on concepts related to
problems of current importance. Includes laboratory exercises and experiments
that illustrate selected
principles of biology. 4 credits.
Business F260 – Personal Finance. Financial problems encountered in
managing in dividual affairs . Topics
may include personal budgeting, installment buying, insurance, home ownership,
and investments. No
credit toward B.S. in business if taken during junior or senior year. 3 credits.
(NOTE: This course is pending
academic departmental approval.)
Business W100 – Principles of Business Administration.
An introduction to functional areas of business,
tracing the evolution of business, business forms, the role of government and
between administrators and employees, ethical issues, and the globalization of
world markets. Ideal for
pre-business students or students of any major desiring a basic understanding of
business. 3 credits.
Chemistry 115 – General Chemistry. Required of all students majoring in
biology, chemistry, geology
(B.S.), medical technology, physics, chemical and metallurgical engineering,
and pre-pharmacy. Introduction to fundamental laws and principles of chemistry,
including unit systems
and unit conversions; precision evaluation; atomic theory; stoichiometry;
symbols; formulas; equations;
mass, mole, gas volume relationships; ideal gas law; thermo chemistry; atomic
periodicity; chemical bonds and their relation to physical properties;
properties of the liquid and solid
states. Numerical problems and relationships are introduced wherever
quantitative treatment is possible.
4 credits. Note: Teachers must have a Master’s or undergraduate major in
Chemistry to apply.
Computer Science 160 – Introduction to Computer Science I. An
introduction to computer concepts and the
fundamentals of structured programming in a high-level language. Problem-solving
specifications, stepwise refinement , programming style, structure charts, and
Programming topics include data types, assignments, input/output, subprograms,
arrays, records, text files, and simple searching and sorting. 4 credits.
English W131 – Elementary Composition I. Practice in writing organized,
papers for a variety of purposes and audiences. Some analysis of prose style and
structure. 3 credits. Note:
Approved teachers must complete ENG C505 – Teaching Composition for final
Environmental Science E162 - Environment and People.
An interdisciplinary examination of the problems
of population, pollution, and natural resources and their implications for
society. This course is listed under
SPEA E162. Cr. 3.
Fine Arts N108 – Introduction to Drawing for Non-majors. Introduces the
student to the basic elements of
drawing. Line, shape, value , and perspectives will be studied before moving on
to the more complex use of
color. 3 credits.
Fine Arts P133 – Metalsmithing Fundamentals for
Non-Majors. Understanding of the possibilities of the
materials and an appreciation of the use of the tools essential for the creation
of forms and objects in
metal. Basic techniques, raising, planishing, casting, forging, and fabrication
are taught. Inventiveness
within the discip line imposed by this traditional art form is encouraged.
Fine Arts S165 – Ceramics for Nonmajors. Introduction to ceramics is a
creative art course in which
students use hand building techniques to create tile, pottery form, and ceramic
sculpture. Various lowfire
surfaces and firing atmospheres will be explored. Slide lectures will accompany
projects, exposing students
to the work of various cultures and ceramic artists. Classroom projects and
discussions will promote a
greater understanding of form and creative processes. 3 credits.
Food and Nutrition 303 – Essentials of Nutrition (Pending approval).
Basic nutrition and its application in
meeting nutritional needs of all ages. 3 credits.
Geology G103 – Earth Science: Materials and Processes.
Introduction to origin and classification of
minerals and rocks. Relationships among rock types, rock structures, surficial
geological processes of
running water, sub-surface water, glaciations, wind, waves, tides, and landform
evolution. Geologic time.
Internal processes, volcanism, plutonism. Plate tectonics. 3 credits.
History H105 – American History I. Colonial period, Revolution,
Confede ration and Constitution , National
period to 1877. 3 credits. Note: Teachers must have a Master’s Degree in History
MA 154 - Algebra and Trigonometry II. Trigonometric functions and graphs,
vectors, complex numbers , conic sections , matrices, and sequences. 3 credits.
Math 159 – Precalculus. Review of algebraic operations, factoring,
exponents, radicals and rational
exponents, and fractional expressions. Linear and quadratic equations and
modeling, problem solving, and
inequalities. Graphs of functions and transformations, including polynomial,
rational, exponential, and
logarithmic functions with applications. Trigonometric functions and graphs,
vectors, complex numbers,
conic sections, matrices, and sequences. 5 credits.
Math 165 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. Introduction to differential
and integral calculus of one
variable, with applications. Conic sections. High school equivalent must be AP
Calculus AB. 4 credits.
Math 166 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus II. Continuation of MA 165.
Vectors in two and three
dimensions. Techniques of integration, infinite series, polar coordinates,
surfaces in three dimensions. High
school equivalent must be AP Calculus BC. 4 credits.
Philosophy 110 – Introduction to Philosophy. An
introduction to basic problems and types of philosophy,
with special emphasis on the problem of knowledge and nature of reality . 3
Physics 218 – General Physics. Mechanics, heat, and sound, primarily for
technology students. 4 credits.
Political Science Y103 – Introduction to American Politics. Introduction
to the nature of government and
the dynamics of American politics. Origin and nature of the American federal
system and its present
political party base. 3 credits. Note: Teachers must have a Master’s Degree in
History or Political Science
Psychology 120 – Elementary Psychology. Introduction to the fundamental
principles of psychology,
covering particularly the topics of personality, intelligence, emotion, abnormal
perception, learning, memory, and thinking. 3 credits.
Sociology S161 - Principles of Sociology. Nature of interpersonal
relationships, societies, groups ,
communities, and institutional areas such as the family, politics, education,
the economy, and religion.
Includes social process operating within these areas; significance for problems
of social change, and social
stratification. 3 credits.
Statistics 125 - Communicating with Statistics. An
introduction to the basic concepts and methods in
statistical reasoning that are commonly referenced in the print media. Topics
include data collection
methods, descriptive statistics, basic techniques of estimation, and theory
testing. Students will analyze
and interpret statistics relating to contemporary problems in politics,
business, science and social issues. 3
Statistics 301 – Elementary Statistical Methods I.
Introduction to statistical methods with applications to
diverse fields. Emphasis on understanding and interpreting standard techniques.
Data analysis for one and
several variables, design of samples and experiments, basic probability,
sampling distributions, confidence
intervals and significance tests for means and proportions, correlation and
regression. Software is used
throughout. High school equivalent must be AP Statistics. 3 credits.
Theatre 134 – Fundamentals of Performance. An introduction to the art of
acting as practiced in the world
today. 3 credits.
Theatre 201 – Theatre Appreciation. Understanding and appreciation of the
theatre's role in the modern
world. Includes a seminar approach in discussion of the nature of theatre,
critical analysis of drama, the
actor, the director, design, and careers in the theatre. Also deals with
professional, regional, community,
and educational theatre. 3 credits.
Visual Communication & Design N198 - Introduction to Photography for
Nonmajors. This course focuses
on mastering camera operation, exposure, and composition. Assignments will be
shot digitally or on slide
film; no darkroom work will be involved. Evaluation will be based on technical
competency and aesthetic
value. General historical background and an overview of current developments in
photography also will be
provided. Cr. 3.