Proficiency Intensive Requirements
Proficiency intensive requirements appear in your ETSU catalog (see http://www.etsu.edu/reg/catalog/undergraduate.aspx ). These requirements are completed by a specific number of courses, and the number of credits involved in those courses is irrelevant. When you look up courses in GoldLink, you can determine which ones meet respective proficiency intensive requirements.
These requirements can only be met by completing courses at ETSU. Transferred courses do not qualify because they are not subject to review by the respective ETSU committees that approve these courses as proficiency intensive. You can review the requirements for the respective categories at http://www.etsu.edu/uged/gened/default.aspx
Courses that require a great deal of writing may not meet the Writing Intensive requirements if the host department did not submit the course for review by the appropriate committee. Similarly, courses in the other categories do not automatically become proficiency intensive unless submitted for such review.
If you began your college career at ETSU, or if you transferred to ETSU with fewer than 50 credits, you must complete the following proficiency intensive requirements:
Writing Intensive (WI):
Two WI courses at the 3000-4000 level
Two WI courses in either your major or minor
Oral Communication Intensive (OCI):
One OCI course in either your major or minor
Using Information Technology Intensive (UITI):
One UITI course in either your major or minor
(Note: This requirement differs from the graduation requirement to complete the Using Information Technology requirement that is fulfilled by CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology. The CSCI 1100 course can be substituted by either a proficiency test (free) or a challenge exam ($45). See http://www.cs.etsu.edu/academics/csci1100/index.htm for details.
If you transferred 50 or more credits to ETSU, or if you are returning to ETSU after many years, you are entitled to complete the proficiency intensive requirements with reductions in the number of courses required. See your academic advisor for clarification of the following reduced proficiency intensive requirements:
WI: Two courses from any ETSU department
OCI: One course from any ETSU department
UITI: One course from any ETSU department