Introduces first-year Liberal Arts and Human Sciences majors to the universitys research mission and the scope and nature of research within the disciplines in the college. Prepares students to participate in the universitys research mission through undergraduate research. Focuses on building problem-solving, inquiry, and integration skills as foundational to academic success. Topics include an introduction to academic support resources, academic planning, career exploration, and e-portfolio.
Helps students on academic probation and/or returning from academic suspension to develop academic skills, behaviors and motivation towards success; focuses on the development and application of college-level study skills, personal success strategies, and the use of campus resources that enhance individual student achievement. Credit not applicable to meeting degree requirements.
Transdisciplinary examination of fundamental concepts related to Latinx/Hispanic culture—among these, cultural hybridity, multilingualism, civil rights, activism, social justice, and marginalization—in variable cultural, historical, political, and geographical contexts. Study of one or more of the following: narrative, essay, drama, poetry, popular media and works of art. Emphasis on the interpretation and analysis of texts and other creative artifacts to understand Latinx culture’s intersections with race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, indigeneity, nationality, disability, etc., and the sociopolitical issues affecting those who identify as Latinx or Hispanic in the United States. Course may be repeated one time with different content for a maximum of 6 credits.
Examines key concepts, ideas, and technologies in global population displacement, including categorization, distribution and governance of displaced groups. Introduces displacement drivers such as natural disaster, climate change, civil unrest, infectious disease, and forced relocation. Identifies digital infrastructures used for, by, and against displaced populations. Describes experiences of displaced people.