Business, Mathematics and Pre-Law pathway: International Year
This International Year pathway delivers the freshman courses that international students require for a Business degree, Mathematics degree, or Pre-law degree at Roosevelt University. Students earn up to 28 academic credits
You take a combination of English language and academic courses. If you join with a lower English level, you take more English language courses at the start, and academic courses are introduced more gradually throughout the duration of your International Year program:
Note: The above is an indication of program content. Courses are subject to change.
Academic credit courses
Physical Geography I
Course code: PHSC 101 Credits: 3
Earth materials, structure and landforms; interaction between human beings and landscapes in the context of natural resources and human activity.
Course code: MATH 116 Credits: 3
Functions and graphs. Systems of linear equations and matrices. Sets, combinatorial methods, probability with applications.
Course code: MATH 121 Credits: 3
Algebraic operations, equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomial functions, polynomial equations.
Course code: MATH 231 Credits: 3
Functions, limits, continuity, and rates of change are studied numerically, symbolically, and graphically. Definition and rules of differentiation; applications of the derivative to analyzing functions, solving equations, and computing extrema; antiderivatives.
Introduction to the visual arts
Course code: ART 101 Credits: 3
Form and content in painting, sculpture, architecture, and film.
Principles of economics I
Course code: ECON 101 Credits: 3
Macroeconomics overview of how a market society works, trades, consumes, redistributes, and enjoys the fruits of its produce. Learn more about the relationship between war and growth, free trade and wealth, interest rates, and the fight against inflation.
Composition I: critical reading and writing
Course code: ENG 101 Credits: 3
Gain competence in analytical reading and writing. Students are engaged in writing as a process of critical inquiry, revision and collaboration and actively participate in the University's writing community.
Intro to English composition II
Course code: ENG 102 Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the process of academic research and engages them in research-oriented writing. Students participate in a series of academic conversations about important issues by learning to locate, evaluate, analyze and present appropriate source materials in their own writing projects.
Human biology I with laboratory
Course code: BIOL 111 Credits: 4
Basic anatomy and physiology. Organ systems, genetics, reproduction, development, circulation, respiration, nutrition, digestion, and excretion. Social aspects of human biology. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory.
Coping with stress
Course code: PSYC 203 Credits: 3
Self-help course with required student participation. Review of relaxation and active coping techniques. Progressive muscle relaxation; autogenic training; breathing exercises; yoga stretching; imagery; meditation; making personal relaxation tapes. Active coping includes problem solving, making and building relationships, assertiveness, and managing anger and aggression. Not a substitute for psychotherapy or counseling; not a training course for health professionals.
The United States since 1865
Course code: HIST 107 Credits: 3
Survey of main currents in development of American institutions and values from Civil War to present.