The Links courses work for all students, no matter what their major.
All Links students take 9 college credits including:
KSC 199: College Success 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 develop and participate in a civic engagement event.
ITW or IQL
|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.
|IQL-101: Integrated Quantitative Literacy: Global Challenges (4 credits)|
|Integrative Studies Foundation Course that introduces students to quantitative reasoning skills and habits of mind to understand and apply quantitative information to their lives. Students will investigate questions or problems and analyze data using descriptive statistics. Students will create written reports and orally present the results of their investigation.|
And one Integrative Studies Elective course:
Potential summer 2013 ISP course offerings include the following 4 credit courses:
|ISGEOG 100: Introduction to Geography|
|A systematic introduction to the discipline, designed to give the beginning student exposure to physical, cultural, economic, and cartographic aspects of geography.|
|INCHEM 100 Introduction to Chemistry|
|An introductory course providing a survey of general chemical principles and their application to current environmental and social issues. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, energy reaction, chemistry, solutions, and nuclear power.|
|IHCOMM 171 Public Speaking|
|Through experience in a variety of public speaking situations, students gain self-confidence in the organization of thought and self-expression.|
|ISPSYC 100 Topics in Psychology|
|An exploration of topical psychological issues for non-majors. Topics vary in sub-areas of psychology such as biological, social, cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology.|