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  Dec 11, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences Exploratory Program


The College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory program is designed for students who are deciding among one or more majors in the College. It allows students to explore major options as well as make progress toward graduation through the completion of general education courses. Exploratory students are required to meet with their advisor every semester.

All full-time, degree-seeking UT Knoxville students who first entered Fall 2013 or later must transition out of the exploratory track into a major no later than the end of their fourth tracking semester. Transfer students with less than 45 hours of transferrable work who are admitted as exploratory students must transition out of the exploratory track into a major no later than the end of their second full semester at UT.

Requirements for the Arts and Sciences Exploratory Major


COURSE SUBJECT AND TITLE HRS ADVISING NOTES MILESTONES
 TERM ONE 

Select one of the following first-year seminars: FYS 101 , FYS 129 , BCPP 102 , COUN 205 , COUN 212 , UNHO 101 

 

1

 

  Completion of at least 12 credit hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITING (WC)

ENGL 101  or ENGL 102 
OR ENGL 121  or ENGL 131 
OR ENGL 118  

 

3

 

SAT/ACT/EPE and AP/dual enrollment credit determines placement in English Composition.

 

QUANTITATIVE REASONING (QR)

 

3-4

 

SAT/ACT or Math Department Placement Exam or AP/dual enrollment credit determines placement in mathematics.

Option A
MATH 113  or MATH 117 
OR MATH 115 
OR COSC 100 

 
 

For students whose major or minor interests do not include programs with specific math requirements

Option B
MATH 123 
OR MATH 125  

 
 

Option C
MATH 141  or MATH 147 
OR MATH 151  

 
 

Option D
Advanced math chosen from
approved QR list
OR
STAT 201  or STAT 207  

 

Course chosen depends on major or minor interests and previous background.

NATURAL SCIENCE LAB (NS)

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics (particular course depends on major interests)

4

 

Consult undergraduate catalog and academic advisor for best option

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

3

Intermediate foreign language satisfies the CULTURES & CIVILIZATION (CC) requirement.

General Elective

0-1

 
 TERM TWO   

COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITING (WC)

ENGL 102 
OR ENGL 131  or ENGL 132  

 

 3

Students who complete ENGL 118  with a B or higher may complete the English composition requirement by taking ENGL 102 , a sophomore English course, or ENGL 355 .

  • First-year seminar
     
  • ENGL 101  or equivalent

QUANTITATIVE REASONING (QR)

 3

 

NATURAL SCIENCE (NS)

3-4

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE or general elective to explore a potential major

3

Intermediate foreign language satisfies the CULTURES & CIVILIZATION (CC) requirement.

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS)

3

 
 TERM THREE

COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITING (WC)

Writing intensive course appropriate for major interest or elective if appropriate course has registration restrictions

3

 
  • ENGL 102  or equivalent
     
  • Quantitative Reasoning course
     
  • Natural Science course
     
  • Social Science or Foreign Language course

COMMUNICATING ORALLY (OC)

3

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) OR NON-U.S. HISTORY

3

If FOREIGN LANGUAGE was selected in term one, SOCIAL SCIENCE may be selected here.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AH)

3

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE or general elective to explore a potential major

3

If intermediate competency has been met in foreign language, a general elective may be chosen here.