As a first-year student, you will be enrolled in first-year, core curriculum courses. Your classes will be determined based on your incoming college credits and your major, and you will be notified of your Summer Scholars schedule before arriving on campus in July.
BUSN 225. Winning Presentations 3 Hours (Business majors only) Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Restricted to Schoo of Business freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the foundation or advanced programs. Why are some presenters bad, some good and others great? Why do some people have more "presence" than others? What leadership skills work in a room full of people who are not on the same page? How does one pitch an idea in less than two minutes? Presentation skills involve more than just speaking in public. Good presentation skills require an understanding of yourself, your subject and your audience. This course will explore the skills involved in mastering all of these.
UNIV 111. Focused Inquiry I 3 Hours Semester cours; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Utilizes contemporary themes to give students opportunities and practice in writing, critical thinking, oral presentation, collaborative learning, information retrieval and evaluation, and social and civic responsibilities. Incorporates common reading materials and course activities across all sections.
UNIV 299. What's the Big Idea? 3 Hours Semester cours; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Each section in this interdisciplinary course will focus on a particular "big picture" that has intrigued thinkers throughout time and across cultures. As students move from personal to global -- and from theoretical to practical -- investigations of the question, they will come to understand inquiry as a complex cycle of questioning, gathering, examining, interpreting, comparing, analyzing and evaluating, with important application to decision-making and problem-solving in the "real world."
SOCY 101. Introduction to Sociology 3 Hours Smester cours; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. An introduction to the stuy of human society. The basic concepts of society and culture and their relationships to each other are studied and then used to analyze the major social institutions.