Q2S Transition for ITS Students

The academic year 2011-2012 is the last year of quarters. OU, and the McClure School, have made a commitment to not have the transition to Semesters delay your graduation, as long as you work with us to make that happen! That means you really, really need to see your ITS advisor, and follow his or her advice.

Schedule and Expectations

General Rules

Disclaimer: This section is based on our best judgement and information contained in guidelines that exist to date only in draft form. They are still subject to change.

Catalog of Entry
The rule remains that you can rely on the catalog that was in effect when you became an OU student and/or an ITS major (unless it is more than 5 years old). As before, you can elect to switch to a new catalog (the semester one in this case). The course listings below compare the quarter and semester versions of the ITS major, and the way in which courses equate to each other, subject to final approval by the University. The suggestions for degree completion make implicit assumptions about the catalog choice that makes the most sense in a given situation.
Hours Needed to Graduate
Based on draft rules published by the Q2S office, all credit hours will be converted to semester equivalents (quarter hours are multiplies by 2/3). The minimum number of hours to graduate will likely be the semester requirement, 120 semester hours. Assuming all course requirements are met, you could graduate with the equivalent of 180 quarter hours.

Equivalent Quarter and Semester Courses

Tier 1

ITS students should complete Tier 1 Math and English under quarters. Junior composition can be completed under quarters or semesters as appropriate.

ComponentQuarterSemesters
1EEng 151 (5)Eng 1510 (3)
1MMath 113 (5)Math 1200 (4)
1Jany (4)any (3)

Tier 2

ITS Students are strongly encouraged to complete Tier 2 under quarters. If you end up splitting Tier 2 into semesters, here are the rules:

Tier 3

ITS students receive Tier 3 credit for ITS 444 under quarters, and ITS 4440 under semesters; no special Tier 3 course is required.

ITS Courses

Intro
The quarter and semester intro classes are interchangeable.
Tech Core
ITS students should complete the tech core classes under quarters or wait to start into the tech core until semesters. However, a transitional version of ITS 308 will be taught in the fall semester of 2012 for students who only miss that class out of the tech core.
Policy Core
ITS students should complete the policy core classes under quarters or wait to start into the policy core until semesters. However, a transitional version of ITS 304 will be taught in the fall semester of 2012 for students who took ITS 302 and were unable to take ITS 304.
Capstone
The quarter and semester capstone classes are interchangeable.
Electives
ITS students with a mix of quarter and semester electives should combine either 1 quarter elective with 2 semester electives, or 3 quarter electives with 1 semester elective.
ComponentQuarterSemesters
IntroITS 214 (4)ITS 2140 (3)
Tech CoreITS 220 (4)
ITS 230 (4)
ITS 330 (4)
ITS 308 (4)
ITS 2300 (4)
ITS 3100 (4)
ITS 3110 (4)
Policy CoreITS 302 (4)
ITS 304 (4)
ITS 3020 (3)
ITS 3021 (3)
CapstoneITS 444 (4)ITS 4440 (3)
Electives5 electives (20)3 electives (9)

Required Non-ITS Courses

Specific Requirements
Most non-ITS required courses have one-to-one equivalents between quarters are semesters. However, ITS students should either complete the quarter-based pair of COMS classes (COMS 101 and 215), or take FIN 2020 under semesters.
Area of Concentration
ITS students with a mix of quarter and semester AoC classes should combine either 1 quarter class with 3 semester classes, 2 quarter classes with 2 semester classes, or 4 quarter classes with 1 semester class.
QuarterSemesters
Acct 101 (4)
Acct 102 (4)
Acct 1010 (3)
Acct 1020 (3)
Busl 255 (4)Busl 2000 (3)
Econ 103 (4)
Econ 104 (4)
Econ 1030 (3)
Econ 1040 (3)
Mgt 200 (4)Mgt 2000 (3)
Mkt 202 (4)Mkt 2020 (3)
Stats (e.g. Psy 221) (5)Stats (e.g. Psy 2110) (4)
Coms 101 (4)
Coms 215 (4)
Fin 2020 (3)
Coms 103 (4)Coms 1030 (3)
MIS 201B (4)MIS 2021 (3)
Programming (e.g. CS 230) (5)Programming (e.g. CS 2300) (4)
Area of Concentration: 5 courses (20)4 courses (12)

Last modified: Thu Sep 22 14:27:22 EDT 2011