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International Baccalaureate

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

Curriculum

Grade

Cortland Equivalent & (credit hours)

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
English A: Literature  or English A: Language and Literature 4 or 5
 
Waive CPN 100, CPN 101 (3)
6 or 7 Waive CPN 100, CPN 101 (3) & ENG 200 (3)

Group 2: Language Acquisition - French, Spanish, or Mandarin

Language AB Initio: courses for beginners 4 SPA 101 or FRE 101 or CHI 101 (3)
5, 6, or 7

SPA 101 & SPA 102 (6)
FRE 101 & FRE 102 (6)

CHI 101 & CHI 102 (6)

Language B: Foreign language for students with previous experience-2-4 years 4 SPA 102, FRE 102, or CHI 102 (3)
5 SPA 201, FRE 201, or CHI 201 (3)
6 SPA 202, FRE 202, or CHI 202 (3)
7 SPA 307, FRE 305 (3) or CHI 3XX
Classical Languages: Latin or Classical Greek 
4
FLR 101 (3)
5, 6, 7 FLR 101 (3) & FLR 102 (3)

Group 3: Individuals & Societies



Business & Management
4, 5, 6, 7
MGT 253 (3) & MGT 254 (3) & MGT 255 (3)
Economics SL

4, 5, 6, 7

ECO 111 (3)

Economics HL

4, 5, 6, 7

ECO 110 (3) & ECO 111 (3)

Geography SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 GRY 125 (3)

History  SL or HL

4, 5, 6, 7 HIS 1XX (3) - All history courses will transfer initially as history electives.  Student must provide high school course outline for review for specific course equivalencies.

Information Technology in a Global Society

4 or 5

CAP 100 (3)

6 or 7 CAP 100 (3) & CAP 104 (3)
Philosophy 4, 5, 6 or 7 PHI 100 (3)
Psychology 4 or 5 PSY 101 (3)
6 or 7 PSY 101 (3) & PSY 2XX (3)
Social & Cultural Anthropology 4, 5, 6, 7 ANT 102 (3)

World Religions

4, 5, 6, 7

RLS 200 (3)

Group 4: Sciences

Biology 4 or 5

BIO 201 (4) OR 202 (4) -BIO majors

BIO 110 (4) OR 111 (3) - non-BIO majors

6 or 7

BIO 201 (4) & 202 (4) – BIO majors

BIO 110 (4) & 111 (3) – non-BIO majors

Computer Science 4, 5, 6 or 7 MCS 186 (3)
Chemistry 4 or 5 CHE 221 (4)
6 or 7 CHE 221 (4) & CHE 222 (4)
Design Technology 4, 5 ,6 or 7 GEN 1XX (3)
Environmental Systems 4, 5, 6, or 7 EST 100 (3)
Physics 4 or 5 PHY 105 (4)
6 or 7 PHY 201 (4)
Group 5: Mathematics

Mathematical Studies SL

4 or 5

MAT 111 (3)

6 or 7 MAT 111 (3) & MAT 115 (3)
Mathematics SL 4 or 5 MAT 115 (3)
6 or 7 MAT 115 (3) & MAT 121 (3)
Mathematics HL 4 or 5 MAT 115 (3)
6 or 7 MAT 115 (3) & MAT 135 (4)
Further (Advanced) Mathematics SL 4, 5, 6, or 7 MAT 201 (3)

Group 6: The Arts

Visual Arts

4 or 5

LAS 1XX (3) *see note below

6 or 7

LAS 1XX (6) - Student will be awarded Liberal Arts elective credit.  Credit for specific art studio courses can be awarded by Art Dept. after portfolio review.  

Music

4,5,6, or 7

MUS 100 (3)

Theatre

4,5,6, or 7

THT 100 (3)

Dance 4,5,6, or 7 DNC 1XX (3)
Film 4,5,6, or 7 CIN 208 (3)

Grading Schemes & Results:

1. Very Poor,  2. Poor,  3. Mediocre,  4. Satisfactory,  5. Good,  6. Very Good,  7. Excellent

More information on the IB curriculum, visit their website for the Diploma Programme Curriculum Framework.