General Education

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Courses

This pathway offers first-year college courses that meet general education core curriculum requirements in the following categories outlined by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).

  • These courses require proof of college-level literacy through completion of placement testing at Heartland or submission of eligible scores achieved through alternate placement tests, such as ACT or SAT.
Communication
HCC COURSE TITLE
COMM 101: Introduction to Oral Communication (3 credit hours)
ENGL 101: Critical Reading & Writing (3 credit hours)
ENGL 102: Multimodal Composition (3 credit hours)
Fine Arts & Humanities
HCC COURSE TITLE
ART 150: Understanding Art (3 credit hours)
FILM 101: Introduction to Film Studies (3 credit hours)
HUMA 101: Introduction to the Humanities (3 credit hours)
LITR 111: Introduction to Literature (3 credit hours)
MUSI 150: Music Appreciation (3 credit hours)
RELI 215: Major World Religions (3 credit hours)
THEA 101: Introduction to Theater (3 credit hours)
Life & Physical Science
HCC COURSE TITLE
AGRI 120: Introduction to Horticulture (3 credit hours)
BIOL 114: Contemporary Biology (4 credit hours)
EASC 101: Introduction to Geology (4 credit hours)
EASC 111: Environment Earth (3 credit hours)
EASC 122: Introduction to Earth Science Lab (1 credit hour)
Social & Behavioral Sciences
HCC COURSE TITLE
ANTH 102: Introduction to General Anthropology (3 credit hours)
GEOG 101: World Geography (3 credit hours)
HIST 101: Western Civilization to 1500 (3 credit hours)
HIST 102: Western Civilization Since 1500 (3 credit hours)
HIST 135: History of the US to 1865 (3 credit hours)
HIST 136: History of the US Since 1865 (3 credit hours)
POS 101: American Government and Politics (3 credit hours)
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
SOC 101: Sociology (3 credit hours)