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Links College Courses

Two Required Courses (5 credits)

Links courses are available to all students, no matter what their major. All Links students take a total of 9 college credits consisting of two required courses and one elective.

The two required courses listed below fulfill 5 of 9 credits.

KSC 199: College Success KSC Strategies (1 credit)

College Success Strategies is designed to facilitate the transition to college by acquainting students with the structure and expectations of college, assisting in the improvement of the skills and support systems that contribute to academic success.

Topics covered and reinforced throughout the Links program include goal-setting, time management, college level study skills, technology, managing stress, and more. Students are introduced to a variety of academic and social resources and opportunities. Students also participate in a service learning project.

ITW 101: Integrated Thinking and Writing: Social Justice (4 credits)

Integrative Studies Foundation Course that introduces students to skills and ways of thinking essential to intellectual inquiry. Students pose a creative and complex question; investigate it with critical analyses of readings, research, and data; and use appropriate research techniques and documentation to produce a substantial writing project

One Elective (4 credits)

Link students also take one Integrative Studies Elective course. Summer 2016 ISP course offerings may include the following credit courses.

ISGEOG 100: Introduction to Geography

A systematic introduction to the discipline, designed to give the beginning student exposure to major topics associated with the subfields of geography. Geographic concepts and theories using real world examples will be presented in order to examine spatial information and patterns that exist on the earth.

IHCOMM 171: Public Speaking

Through experience in a variety of speaking situations, students gain self-confidence in the organization of thought and self-expression.

INHLSC 175: Essentials of Nutrition Science

An introduction to basic nutrition science concepts including nutrition guidelines, micro and macronutrients, anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption of nutrients, energy balance, and health and wellness. The course will integrate course content, technology and quantitative reasoning using hands-on investigative activities to interpret and evaluate nutritional needs.

IS PSYC 100:Topics in Psychology

An exploration of topical psychological issues for nonmajors. Topics vary in sub-areas of psychology such as biological, social, cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

IQL 101: Quantitative Literacy

Students will develop the skills and habits of mind needed to work with quantitative information in daily life: numbers in the news, taxes, debt, inflation, probability. Emphasizes real-world, open-ended situations. Topics include estimation, algebraic reasoning, linear and exponential models, descriptive statistics, and spreadsheets.


Contact Aspire

Beth Zinn
Sr Program Support Assistant
603-358-2325

The Aspire office is located on the first floor of the Elliot Center (map).

2016 Summer Program Dates
Sun., June 26 – Move-in
Mon., June 27 – Classes Begin
Fri., August 5 – Classes End; Move-out
Preliminary Program Costs
Tuition: $4,347 
Room & Board: $1,773