Specialized Foundation Courses


Cross-Cultural Sections

Each fall and spring semester some sections of English 150 and 250 are taught as cross-cultural classes. This means half of each section will be international students and half U.S. students. These sections give special emphasis to cross-cultural and international issues. These classes are a great opportunity for U.S. and international students alike to meet others from around the globe and explore cultural issues.

Cross-cultural sections are listed as double sections (e.g., English 150/RT & RV). The first section listed (RT) is the U.S. half and the second section listed (RV) is the international half. Spaces are reserved for the international students. To obtain permission to add to these sections, international student’s must contact their adviser.

English 250 Honors Sections

English 250H sections are offered each fall semester for students who have been admitted to the University Honors Program. These sections offer Honors students an intensive communication experience while maintaining a focus on the university’s WOVE (written, oral, visual, electronic) curriculum. Students come to know one another and work together in this course as part of their core academic experience in Honors.

For more information on the University Honors Program:  https://www.honors.iastate.edu

Learning Community Linked Sections

Learning Community linked English sections are sections of English 150, 250, 302, 309, 312, or 314 reserved for an ISU Learning Community. LC linked sections have the same learning outcomes and types of assignments as non-linked sections, but follow an adapted curriculum that also connects to the learning outcomes of its Learning Community.

Students who are interested in becoming a member of (or simply learning more about) an Iowa State University learning community are to contact their academic adviser during their orientation advising session.

For more information on Learning Communities: https://www.lc.iastate.edu