For the IS Major, there are several things you need to keep in mind when picking classes.
1. Watch the video about how to select classes.
2. Do not choose courses solely based on whether the listed course equivalents are on your IS Major DARS, you will find this process frustrating and ineffective. When you have a sense of what courses you want to take abroad, it’s a good idea to check in with your IS Major advisor.
3. When selecting your courses abroad, consider the content. Review your DARS and see what types of IS credit you need (issues or electives). Then, refer to the IS Study Abroad Course Guidelines when choosing courses. A total of 20 credits taken during study abroad can be counted towards requirements in the IS Major.
4. Fill out the study abroad worksheet and submit this to the IS Major advisor. An IS Major Advisor will use this information to let you know if and how your courses fit within the major. You will need to send course syllabus for evaluation. In general, most courses will come into the IS Major as electives or issues. Please note that you cannot take track core classes while abroad. We strongly suggest that you work with an Advisor early in your study abroad process so that you can select classes that you know will count towards your major. If you want to know how a class taken “fits” with the IS Major, you need to email the IS Major advisor with a completed study abroad worksheet and a copy of the syllabus.
5. Pay attention to how the classes you are taking abroad meet degree requirements. For example, you should be able to use existing course equivalency lists for your program to determine if classes count for Literature credit or meet Intermediate/Advanced Level requirements. For a more information on how to do this review the FAQ below.