Jul 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

International Baccalaureate


http://www.ibo.org/

The International Baccalaureate program is a challenging curriculum offered in high schools around the world that is designed to prepare students for advanced work in many countries’ postsecondary systems. Because it is international, the curriculum is not always as closely aligned with courses in American colleges and universities as Advanced Placement courses, and students and teachers often choose topics within a fairly wide range. Students frequently conduct independent projects as part of the curriculum. Many subjects have both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) versions, which are taught over two academic years and typically require additional specialized research or independent work. International Baccalaureate assessments are conducted worldwide, so that an American student’s work may be evaluated by a teacher in Singapore or vice-versa, and they often include substantial long-answer components or assessment of student research projects or portfolios. It may be helpful for institutions to talk with the student or to review the student’s projects in order to assign appropriate credit.

In 2006, the Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024 and the Board of Governors established that the credit granting recommendations below award equal course credit for diploma and non-diploma holders for passing exam scores. More information about the IB program is available at http://www.ibo.org/.
 

Subject Test Score
4
Score
5 - 7

  Biology

 

BSC 1005  (3)

BSC 1005L (1)*

BSC 1005  (3)

BSC 1005L (1)*

BSC 2010  (3)

BSC 2010L  (1)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Biology (HL)

    Effective for exams taken after 09/23/2020

 

BSC 1005  (3)

BSC 1005L (1)*

BSC 2010  (3)

BSC 2010L  (1)

 

BSC 1005  (3)

BSC 1005L (1)*

BSC 2010  (3)

BSC 2010L  (1)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Biology (SL)

    Effective for exams taken after 09/23/2020

 

BSC 1005  (3)

BSC 1005L (1)*

BSC 1005  (3)

BSC 1005L (1)*

BSC 2930 (2)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Business and Management

 

GEB 2011  (3)

 

GEB 2011  (3

MAN 2931 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Chemistry

 

CHM 2020  (3)

CHM 2020L (1)*

CHM 2020  (3)

CHM 2020L (1)*

CHM 2045  (3)

CHM 2045L  (1)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Computer Science

 

CGS 2100  (3)

 

CGS 2100  (3

COP 2100 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Design Technology

 

ETI 2410 (3)*

ETI 2410 (3)*

ETI 2931 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Economics

 

ECO 1000  (3)

 

ECO 2013  (3)

ECO 2023  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Ecosystems and Societies

 

EVR 2017 (3)*

EVR 2001  (3)

EVR 2017 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  English A1 Discontinued  1

 

ENC 1101  (3)

 

ENC 1101  (3)

ENC 1102  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  English Language A: Language and Literature

 

ENC 1101  (3)

 

ENC 1101  (3)

ENC 1102  (3

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  English Language A: Literature

 

LIT 2000  (3)

 

ENC 2141 (3)*

LIT 2000  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Environmental Systems

 

ISC 1050 (3)*

ISC 1050 (3)*

ISC 1931 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Environmental Systems and Societies (SL)

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

EVR 2001  (3)

 

EVR 2001  (3)

EVR 2930 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Film Studies

 

FIL 2000  (3)

 

FIL 1002  (3)

FIL 2000  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  French: Language B No Literature credit

 

FRE 1121  (4)

 

FRE 1121  (4)

FRE 2200  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Further Math

    Effective for exams taken after 09/23/2020

 

MHF 2930 (3)*

MHF 2930 (3)*

MHF 4202 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Further Mathematics (Advanced Mathematics)

 

MHF 4202 (3)*

MHF 4202 (3)*

MHF 4209 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Geography

 

GEA 2000  (3)

 

GEO 2200  (3)

GEO 2400  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  German: Language B No Literature credit

 

GER 1121  (4)

 

GER 1121  (4)

GER 2200  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Global Politics (HL)

 

INR 2002  (3)

 

INR 2002  (3)2

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Global Politics (SL)

 

INR 2002  (3

INR 2002  (3

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  History

WOH 2030  (3)

 

WOH 2030  (3)

WOH 2931 (3)*3

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  History (HL): History of Africa and the Middle East

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

WOH 2030  (3)

 

WOH 2030  (3)

WOH 2031 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  History (HL): History of Asia and Oceania

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

WOH 2030  (3)

 

WOH 2030  (3)

WOH 2031 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  History (HL): History of Europe

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

WOH 2030  (3)

 

WOH 2030  (3)

WOH 2031 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  History (HL): History of the Americas

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

WOH 2030  (3)

 

AMH 2010  (3)

WOH 2030  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  History (SL)

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

WOH 2030  (3)

 

WOH 2030  (3)

WOH 2930 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Information & Technology for a Global Society

 

ETG 2931 (3)*

ETG 2931 (6)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Islamic History

 

HIS 1931 (3)*

HIS 1931 (6)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Italian: Language B

 

ITA 1121  (4)

 

ITA 1121  (4)

ITA 2200  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Latin

 

LAT 1120  (4)

 

LAT 1120  (4)

LAT 1130 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Literature and Performance (SL)

 

THE 1300 (3)*

THE 1300 (6)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Marine Science

 

BSC 2311 (3)*

BSC 2311L (1)*

BSC 2311 (3)*

BSC 2311L (1)*

BSC 2930 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Math Analysis and Approaches (HL)

 

MAC 1147  (4

 

 

MAC 1147  (4)​ 

MAC 2311  (4)  

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Math Analysis and Approaches (SL)

 

MAC 1105  (3) ​

 

MAC 1105  (3

MGF 1106  (3

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Math Applications and Interpretations (HL)

 

MAC 1140  (3)   

 

MAC 1147  (4)​ 

MGF 1106  (3

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Math Applications and Interpretations (SL)

 

MAC 1140  (3)  

 

MAC 1147  (4)​ 

MGF 1106  (3

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Math Methods Discontinued

 

MAC 1105  (3)

 

MAC 1105  (3)

MAC 2233  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Mathematical Studies

 

MAT 1033  (3)

 

MAT 1033  (3)

MGF 1106  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Mathematical Studies (SL)

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

MAC 1105  (3)

 

MAC 1105  (3)

MAC 2930 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Mathematics

 

MAC 1147  (4)

 

MAC 1147  (4)

MAC 2233  (3)4

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Music

 

MUL 2010  (3)

 

MUL 2010  (3)

MUL 2111  (3) 

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Philosophy

 

PHI 2010  (3)

 

PHI 1103  (3)

PHI 2010  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Physics

 

PHY 2020  (3) 

PHY 2020L (1)*

PHY 2053  (3)

PHY 2053L  (1)

PHY 2054  (3)

PHY 2054L  (1)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Physics (HL)

    Effective for exams taken after 09/23/2020

 

PHY 2053  (3

PHY 2053L  (1

PHY 2054  (3)

PHY 2054L  (1)

 

PHY 2053  (3)

PHY 2053L  (1)

PHY 2054  (3)

PHY 2054L  (1

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Physics (SL)

    Effective for exams taken after 09/23/2020

 

PHY 2020  (3)

PHY 2020L (1)*

PHY 2020  (3)

PHY 2020L (1)*

PHY 2930 (2)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Psychology

 

PSY 2012  (3)

 

PSY 2012  (3)

PSY 2931 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Russian (HL)

 

RUS 1121  (4)5

 

RUS 1121  (4)

RUS 2220  (4)5

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

ANT 2410  (3)

 

ANT 2410  (3)

ANT 2931 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Spanish: Language B No literature credit

 

SPN 1121  (4)

 

SPN 1121  (4)

SPN 2200  (3)

 

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Theatre (HL)

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

THE 2000  (3)

 

THE 2000  (3)

THE 2930 (3)*6

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Theatre (SL)

    Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018

 

THE 2000  (3)

 

THE 2000  (3

THE 2930 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Theatre Arts

 

THE 2000  (3)

 

THE 2000  (3)

THE 2931 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  Visual Arts

 

ART 2012 (3)*

ART 2012 (3)*

ART 2930  (3) 7

  Min. Credits:

3

6

  World Religions

 

REL 2300  (3)

 

REL 2300  (3)

REL 2930 (3)*

  Min. Credits:

3

6

 

(*) USF does not currently offer this course; however, it may satisfy elective or prerequisite requirements for other courses or academic programs offered at USF. The minimum credits for the course or course numbers listed will be awarded, even if USF does not offer this course.

(Discontinued) The discontinued label indicates that the associated test is no longer administered. Credit equivalencies are provided for students who already have taken the exam.

(1) Replaced by English Language A: Language and Literature & English Language A: Literature.

(2) And additional politics/government course.

(3) One semester (min. 3 credits) of lower-level History elective depending on student’s choice of specialized subject. All students study 20th-Century World History. Higher Level students also study a 100-year period between 1750 and the present in one of several regions. Standard Level students do a project in any History subject. ower-level History elective depending on student’s choice of specialized subject.

(4) MAC 1147 can substitute for MAC 1140 and MAC 1114.

(5) USF approved equivalency.

(6) Effective for exams taken after 5/16/2018. THE, TPA, or TPP depending on the student’s strengths.

(7Additional Art course. All students do both studio work and research notebooks. Standard Level students choose to emphasize one or the other. Higher Level students emphasize studio work. Courses in ART and/or ARH prefix may be appropriate.