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Changes to TESU SOS-110 Course Title and Structure
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I just got this email and thought I'd share it in case it is useful to anyone here:

Beginning with registration for the July 2019 term, the University will be changing the title of the SOS-110 course from Living in the Information Age to Critical Information Literacy. Please note the following in conjunction with this change:
  • The SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy course number will remain the same.
  • SOS-110 is still 3 credits and will continue to fulfill the Information Literacy general education requirement as well as other requirements as designated by your academic program.
  • SOS-110 will retain its previous focus on strengthening students' writing skills – although it now features different types of writing assignments (such as composing LinkedIn-style profiles) to fulfill this requirement.
  • SOS-110 will not require textbooks, but students will need to purchase MyFoundationLab access at a minimal fee once the course begins.
  • The course will still fulfill the SOS-110 Institutional Requirement for students enrolled in a degree program during Undergraduate Catalog year 2019A.
If you have already earned credit for SOS-110: Living in the Information Age, it will continue to fulfill the appropriate requirement for your program. You do not need to take it again under the new title. If SOS-110: Living in the Information Age is still planned on your Academic Evaluation, you will need to take SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy to fulfill that requirement. To register for this course, select the Social Science subject from the course selection dropdown. The SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy course will be available for registration beginning Friday, May 17, for the July 2019 term. 

We look forward to working closely with you to ensure your continued success and the completion of your degree. If you have questions about the SOS-110 course or need guidance in the registration process, please call (609) 777-5680 or email: All other enrolled students may email the Enrolled Student Solutions Center.

Best regards,
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Catharine A. Punchello
Associate Vice President and University Registrar
In Progress: MBA in IT Management, Western Governors University (25/35cu | Sep 2019)
Up Next: Perhaps an MSCS or a DBA/DM/Ph.D.

Complete:
BSBA in Computer Information Systems, 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM in Computer Science, 2019, Thomas Edison State University

B&M CC: 8.68cr, TESU: 3cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(121.68 credits total. 95 credits earned in 10 months, with 45 of those earned in ~3 months)
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(05-17-2019, 03:51 PM)Merlin Wrote:
  • SOS-110 will not require textbooks, but students will need to purchase MyFoundationLab access at a minimal fee once the course begins.
Every new announcement with TESU comes with an added cost. I am not familiar with "MyFoundationLab" or what TESU considers a "minimal fee". I guess I will soon find out.
[81 Credits Earned Total]
TESU BSBA-CIS {72 of 120 SH Completed}
TESU ASNSM-Computer Science {49 of 61 SH Completed}
TESU ASBA {39 of 60 SH Completed}
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Free Credits: TEEX Cybersecurity (6cr) NFA (1cr) Insurance Ethics 312 (2cr) Sophia DE Teams & EOM Conflict (2cr)

ALEKS: College Algebra (3cr)

SOPHIA: Psychology(3cr) Sociology(3cr) Human Biology(3cr) Intro to Information Technology(3cr)
Statistics(3cr) Macroeconomics(3cr) Microeconomics(3cr) English Composition I (3cr) Visual Communications(3cr)
Art History I(3cr) Environmental Science(3cr) Student Success(1cr) Accounting(3cr) Project Management(3cr) Ethics(3cr)
Ancient Greek Philosophers(3cr) Approaches to Studying Religions(3cr) US History I(3cr) US History II(3cr)

STUDY.COM: Communications 120: Presentation Skills in the Workplace(3cr) CS 109: Intro to Programming(3cr) 
CS 102: Fundamentals of IT(3cr) CS 103: Computer Concepts & Applications(3cr)    
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currently working on: Study.com Computer Science 303: Database Management
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#3
Just got this too. For those of us that haven't taken this yet, there is really no change, we still have to take it but the syllabus has changed a bit, is that right?


I just took this class (or what seems to be the same class) at GCU in Feb and it was the worst 7 weeks of my life. Not looking forward to this one either.

Excelsior still doesn't make you take this? That's a reason right there for me to look into them. Seriously. I'm dreading this so much. Sad
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i have really loved being enrolled at tesu and have had good experiences with them - BUUTTTT... dang, i am glad i am almost done. i don't have SOS-110 on my academic eval as a required course. so i guess i don't have to take it. i had done the TES-100 and that was a very expensive 30 mins of my life
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TESU is really becoming a pain. I already took the 1 Credit conerstone but want to change from a BSBA in Management to a BSBA in Accounting. I get the feeling that TESU is going to make me take SOS-110. I already have fulfilled all my general electives credits with my Navy and CC credits.
The conerstone won't do anything for me and I'll basically throw $300 down the drain if TESU makes me take SOS-110.
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(05-17-2019, 06:23 PM)Rustydroid Wrote: TESU is really becoming a pain. I already took the 1 Credit conerstone but want to change from a BSBA in Management to a BSBA in Accounting. I get the feeling that TESU is going to make me take SOS-110. I already have fulfilled all my general electives credits with my Navy and CC credits.
The conerstone won't do anything for me and I'll basically throw $300 down the drain if TESU makes me take SOS-110.

I really appreciate TESU, and the opportunity they gave me to finish a Bachelor and an Associate.  However, the more I read, the more I am glad that I am done there and moving on........
Thomas Edison State University
B.A.L.S 2019. 
ASNSM - Computer Science - 2018.
Pierpont College
Board of Governor's AAS, AOE Information Systems - 2017
40 Credits from Stark State College(B&M), 100 ACE credits (mix of Straighterline, Study.Com, TECEP, etc.), TESU LIB-495 Capstone.
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(05-17-2019, 06:23 PM)Rustydroid Wrote: TESU is really becoming a pain. I already took the 1 Credit conerstone but want to change from a BSBA in Management to a BSBA in Accounting. I get the feeling that TESU is going to make me take SOS-110. I already have fulfilled all my general electives credits with my Navy and CC credits.
The conerstone won't do anything for me and I'll basically throw $300 down the drain if TESU makes me take SOS-110.

If you are already enrolled, and were required to take the old cornerstone for your degree plan (prior to catalog 19A) then you are fine - this doesn't pertain to you.

Also, when changing concentrations, you're not changing catalogs, so this also won't apply.  You can just call and ask them to make the change, and they will without anything else happening.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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(05-17-2019, 10:23 PM)dfrecore Wrote:
(05-17-2019, 06:23 PM)Rustydroid Wrote: TESU is really becoming a pain. I already took the 1 Credit conerstone but want to change from a BSBA in Management to a BSBA in Accounting. I get the feeling that TESU is going to make me take SOS-110. I already have fulfilled all my general electives credits with my Navy and CC credits.
The conerstone won't do anything for me and I'll basically throw $300 down the drain if TESU makes me take SOS-110.

If you are already enrolled, and were required to take the old cornerstone for your degree plan (prior to catalog 19A) then you are fine - this doesn't pertain to you.

Also, when changing concentrations, you're not changing catalogs, so this also won't apply.  You can just call and ask them to make the change, and they will without anything else happe
I was thinking about procuring a second bachelor at TESU.  I assume that I would once again have to take a Captstone?
Thomas Edison State University
B.A.L.S 2019. 
ASNSM - Computer Science - 2018.
Pierpont College
Board of Governor's AAS, AOE Information Systems - 2017
40 Credits from Stark State College(B&M), 100 ACE credits (mix of Straighterline, Study.Com, TECEP, etc.), TESU LIB-495 Capstone.
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(05-18-2019, 08:46 AM)ChilliDawg Wrote:
(05-17-2019, 10:23 PM)dfrecore Wrote:
(05-17-2019, 06:23 PM)Rustydroid Wrote: TESU is really becoming a pain. I already took the 1 Credit conerstone but want to change from a BSBA in Management to a BSBA in Accounting. I get the feeling that TESU is going to make me take SOS-110. I already have fulfilled all my general electives credits with my Navy and CC credits.
The conerstone won't do anything for me and I'll basically throw $300 down the drain if TESU makes me take SOS-110.

If you are already enrolled, and were required to take the old cornerstone for your degree plan (prior to catalog 19A) then you are fine - this doesn't pertain to you.

Also, when changing concentrations, you're not changing catalogs, so this also won't apply.  You can just call and ask them to make the change, and they will without anything else happe
I was thinking about procuring a second bachelor at TESU.  I assume that I would once again have to take a Captstone?

Yes. If change schools or add a new degree from a different school you must take SOS-110. 

My story: I was pursuing a BSBA and also had a BA on my evaluation but I wasn't sure if I was going to earn it. I took TES-100. I dropped the BA from my evaluation in January 2019. Then in April 2019, I decided that I wanted to have a different but similar BA on my evaluation (again not sure if I'm actually going to earn it) they added it but it requires SOS-110. Basically sometime in April there was a rule in effect where if you change schools you will to take SOS-110. It was kind of frustrating, I was told them I previously had a BA and it didn't require SOS-110 but no luck. I do not plan on earning the BA, just the BSBA but I'm still keeping it on my evaluation for now.

 Say you switch from a BSBA accounting to marketing you won't have to take SOS-110. But if you switch from or add a BSBA marketing to BA Liberal studies then you would have to take SOS-110. This also applies to associates degrees as well. If you add an associates to bachelors or vice versa you will have to take SOS-110 if the other degree is in a different school (business, liberal arts, etc.).

So basically I'm at a point where if I want to purse any business degree at TESU TES-100 will work and I'm good. But if I change my major to anything that isn't business (bachelor or associates) I must take SOS-110 and there is no way around it.

Also, lets say I graduate and then I want to earn a second degree from TESU after I graduate, I will have to take SOS-110 no matter what, even if I want to earn another business degree.

Hope this clears everything up.
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(05-18-2019, 10:10 AM)natshar Wrote:
(05-18-2019, 08:46 AM)ChilliDawg Wrote: I was thinking about procuring a second bachelor at TESU.  I assume that I would once again have to take a Captstone?

Yes. If change schools or add a new degree from a different school you must take SOS-110. 

My story: I was pursuing a BSBA and also had a BA on my evaluation but I wasn't sure if I was going to earn it. I took TES-100. I dropped the BA from my evaluation in January 2019. Then in April 2019, I decided that I wanted to have a different but similar BA on my evaluation (again not sure if I'm actually going to earn it) they added it but it requires SOS-110. Basically sometime in April there was a rule in effect where if you change schools you will to take SOS-110. It was kind of frustrating, I was told them I previously had a BA and it didn't require SOS-110 but no luck. I do not plan on earning the BA, just the BSBA but I'm still keeping it on my evaluation for now.

 Say you switch from a BSBA accounting to marketing you won't have to take SOS-110. But if you switch from or add a BSBA marketing to BA Liberal studies then you would have to take SOS-110. This also applies to associates degrees as well. If you add an associates to bachelors or vice versa you will have to take SOS-110 if the other degree is in a different school (business, liberal arts, etc.).

So basically I'm at a point where if I want to purse any business degree at TESU TES-100 will work and I'm good. But if I change my major to anything that isn't business (bachelor or associates) I must take SOS-110 and there is no way around it.

Also, lets say I graduate and then I want to earn a second degree from TESU after I graduate, I will have to take SOS-110 no matter what, even if I want to earn another business degree.

Hope this clears everything up.

Changing your degree (or adding one) is different than changing your concentration under the same degree.  Completely different thing.

Regarding getting a 2nd degree, that's also completely different.  I do NOT think you have to take the cornerstone when getting a 2nd degree - that would be considered a General Education course, which is waived for 2nd degrees.  For a 2nd degree, you need 24 NEW credits in the major, and 15-18cr of those must be UL (depending upon the degree) - and the capstone counts as your new credits as well as UL.  You would also have to pay for the residency waiver.

Here's info on the 2nd degree: https://www.tesu.edu/academics/catalog/award-of-degrees

Second Baccalaureate Degree
Students who have received one baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to earn a second baccalaureate degree must:
  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits including the required capstone for the degree. These credits must be in the area of study and/or core of the degree. These credits must be earned after the date the most recent degree, regardless of academic level, was conferred.
  • Additionally, students must complete all other degree requirements as listed in the current Thomas Edison State University Catalog.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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