Science pathway: International Year
The International Year science degree pathway delivers the freshman courses that international students require for a Science degree, including Pre-medical options, at Roosevelt University. Students take 28-30 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
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE I
Course code: PHSC 101 Credits: 3
Study the basic principles of geology, chemistry, biology and ecology behind important environmental issues that include pollution, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on the unique challenges of urban environments. Discussion includes social issues such as environmental philosophy, economics, ethics and policy.
Course code: MATH 110 Credits: 3
Applying mathematical skill, tools, and concepts in solving real world problems with statistical data, physical measurements, and numerical relationships.
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: ENG102 Credits: 3
Second semester of two-course sequence. Instruction and practice in expository writing, analytical reading and revision strategies. Introduction to the strategies and tools necessary to become a successful communicator in a range of academic, professional, and public settings.
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I with laboratory
Course code: CHEM 201 Credits: 4
Stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, properties of matter, and thermochemistry. Laboratory required.
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.