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FINLANDIA'S GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (40 credits)

General education provides the broad knowledge base to be an informed citizen and to lead a healthy and productive life. Finlandia's general education requirements focus on communication and analytical skills, citizenship, critical and creative thinking and cultural heritage and literacy.

Finlandia Foundations

*ENG 103 College English I
*ENG 104 College English II
*COM 108 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
*MAT 145 College Algebra
*Science Science & lab
*CIS 102 Introductory Computer Applications OR
*BUS 222 Business Computing Applications
REL/FNS Religion or Finnish Studies

*Must be successfully completed before taking 300/400 level courses.

Finlandia Core+

(Two courses in each group)

Citizenship
Critical Thinking & Creativity
Cultural Heritage & Literacy

+See Thematic Courses below or check with your advisor for ISB recommendations for Finlandia Core courses.



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Thematic Courses -- Finlandia Core Competencies

Take any two courses from each list. Do not include any BUS/ECN courses in the BBA Core or the BBA Concentration as thematic courses.

Critical Thinking and Creative Insight. This is a partial listing of courses in this thematic.  Check with your advisor for recommendations.

ARD 100 Introduction to Visual Plastic Materials
ARD 124 Ceramic Design I
ARD 126 Sustainable Design Systems
ARD 205 Weaving & Off-Loom Structures
COM 250 Sports Broadcasting
ENG 219 Creative Writing
MUS 125 Music Theory I
MUS 131 Piano
PSY 201 General Psychology
REL 200 Introduction to the Bible
REL 205 Spiritual Formation

Cultural Heritage and Literacy. This is a partial listing of courses in this thematic.  Check with your advisor for recommendations.

COM 201 Survey of Mass Communication
ENG 233 Survey of American Literature
ENG 243 Survey of English Literature
ENG 332 Great Books of the United States
FNS 321 History and Culture of Finland
HIS 103 History of Art I
HIS 205 Global History I
HIS 303 History of Art III
MUS 121 Music Appreciation I
NUR 309 Spirituality in Health Care (2)
REL 301 World Religions
SOC 263 Human Relations and Diversity
Any Foreign Language Course

Citizenship. This is a partial listing of courses in this thematic.  Check with your advisor for recommendations.

COM 101 Introduction to Communications
COM 108 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
COM 322 Communications, Culture and Community
CPT 202 Digital Applications and Technologies
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 250 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
DRM 113/114 Theater Production
GEO 202 Geography of North America
HIS 211 History of the United States to 1865
HMS 111 Introduction to Human Services
HSC 200 Nutrition and Health
JRN 201 News Reporting and Writing
JRN 205 News Editing
PHL 212 Ethics-Classical Theories & Contemporary Issues
PLS 221 American Government
SOC 101 General Sociology
SOC 154 Social Problems
SOC 205 Juvenile Delinquency
ROTC-Air Force/Army (up to 3 credits)