Skills/ Practitioner Courses:
Basic Skills (0-6 semester hours):
The Basic Skills curriculum ensures that all Lakeland graduates have college-level proficiency in writing, reading, and mathematics and develops base-level skills that will be required of all students in subsequent coursework. The criteria for demonstrating proficiency in each of the Basic Skills areas are specified below. (Note: No more than six semester hours of developmental Basic Skills courses - GEN 095 Foundations of English, GEN 100 College Writing Workshop, GEN 101 Reading Workshop, GEN 102 Mathematics Workshop, and GEN 105 Learning Skills Development - may be applied toward the completion of a Lakeland degree. All courses, however, may be applied to classification for full-or part-time student status.)
- Writing: Proficiency in basic writing must be demonstrated by passing GEN 100 College Writing Workshop, by earning an ACT English score of at least 17, or by placement on the Lakeland Writing Placement Exam.
- GEN 100 College Writing Workshop
- Reading: Placement in GEN 101 Reading Workshop for new students will be determined by their grade-level scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test administered during Lakeland's Special Early Enrollment Days (SEED).
- Mathematics: Proficiency in basic mathematics must be demonstrated by scoring higher than the 40th percentile on the mathematics portion of either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams, or by passing the Lakeland math skills course (GEN 102 Mathematics Workshop), or by passing the Lakeland Math Skills Equivalency Exam administered during Lakeland's Special Early Enrollment Days (SEED).
- GEN 102 Mathematics Workshop
Written communication is playing an increasingly important role in contemporary culture. Whether in the form of emails, business reports, or professional publications, college graduates are expected to have the skills necessary to communicate clearly, coherently, and concisely in written form. Lakeland is committed to producing graduates with quality communication skills and requires the following courses in order to foster general, as well as disciplinary-specific, proficiency in writing.
- College Writing Courses (0-6 semester hours): Lakeland students must take two courses designed to develop college-level writing skills. Proficiency in writing must be demonstrated by passing GEN 112 Persuasive Writing.
- GEN 110 Expository Writing GEN 112 Persuasive Writing
- Writing-Intensive Courses (6 semester hours): Students must also take two Writing- Intensive courses. Such courses are designed to build on the skills developed in the College Writing Courses by asking students to learn discipline-specific writing skills that are relevant to their major or field of study. At least one of these courses must be designated by the student's major.
- Writing-intensive course in the major
- CORE III course
Quantitative Analysis (3 semester hours):
Lakeland expects its students to demonstrate advanced competency in mathematics or quantitative problem-solving. Courses fulfilling the Quantitative Analysis requirement focus on the symbolic representation of mathematics and logic.
- One of the following:
- CPS 200 Introduction to Computer Programming
- MAT 162 Pre-Calculus
- MAT 210 Math for Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Teachers
- MAT 220 Probability and Statistics
- MAT 230 Business Calculus
- MAT 231 Calculus I
- MAT 250 Discrete Mathematics
- PHI 110 Logic
- Note: Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Education majors and Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education majors should select MAT 210. Early Adolescence through Adolescence Education majors must select MAT 162, MAT 220, MAT 230, MAT 231, or MAT 250.
- Students who demonstrate college-level mathematics proficiency through CLEP testing, advanced placement coursework, appropriate ACT scores, or standardized Advanced Placement testing will be exempted from the mathematics requirement.
Scientific Experience (4 semester hours):
Lakeland expects its graduates to have an understanding of our physical and biological environments and to have explored these environments by means of the scientific method. Courses satisfying the Scientific Experience requirement place students in the laboratory to learn about the world through scientific techniques. All courses have an attached 1-semester-hour laboratory component.
- One of the following:
- Biological Sciences
- BIO 100 Introduction to Biology
- BIO 101 Environmental Science
- BIO 110 Life Sciences for Health Careers
- BIO 111 Life Sciences I
- Physical Sciences
- CHM 100 Everyday Chemistry
- CHM 131 Principles of Chemistry I
- CHM 200 Earth Systems
- PHY 100 The Physical World Around Us
- PHY 200 Celestial Systems
- PHY 251 Physics I
- Note: Education majors must select two courses, one from each category.
Artistic Experience (3 semester hours):
Lakeland expects its students to develop an appreciation and understanding of the ways that art, literature, theatre, and music enrich life and foster self-expression. Courses that fulfill the Artistic Experience requirement introduce students to artistic expression through performance and/or production in visual, written, instrumental, or vocal modes.
- One of the following, or a combination of several, to reach a minimum of three semester hours:
- ART 101 Drawing I
- ART 151 Two-Dimensional Design
- ART 152 Three-Dimensional Design
- ART 222 Ceramic Arts I
- ART 242 Color Theory
- ART 263 Art History I
- ART 264 Art History II
- ART 388 Black and White Film Photography
- ARTE 312 Art Teaching Techniques (2 semester hours)
- MUS 120 Music History and Appreciation
- MUS 225 Wind Ensemble (.5 semester hour)
- MUS 226 Symphony Orchestra (.5 semester hour)
- MUS 235 Concert Choir (.5 semester hour)
- MUS 236 Frauenchor (.5 semester hour)
- MUSE 317 Music Teaching Techniques (2 semester hours)
- THE 117 Oral Interpretation of Literature
- THE 119 Acting
- WRT 215 Fiction Writing
- WRT 220 Poetry Writing
- 3 semester hours of music lessons