TRACK 1:  Neuroscience and Society

In this track, students will consider the ethical, legal, and social issues faced by human societies from the perspective of neuroscience. Current issues related to neuroscience, medicine, research, law criminology, public health, technology, and the arts are explored.

Classes:
NEUR 2464:  Neuroscience and Society, 3 credits
STS 1504: Introduction to Humanities, Science and Technology, 3 credits

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TRACK 2:  Public Health

Participants will examine public health through principles of evidence-based programs and tools including health communications, informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, policy, law and ethics. Students will investigate methods for addressing communicable and environmental-related diseases.

Classes:
PHS 1514:  Personal Health, 3 credits
PHS 2004: Introduction to Public Health , 3 credits

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CANCELED TRACK 3:  The 21st Century Drug Culture 

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TRACK 4:  Avant-Garde Cinema

This track will explore the history and theory of the cultural avant-garde, emphasizing cinema’s intersections with major art forms including literature, drama, music, dance, painting, photography, and architecture, and cinema’s role in and response to major social movements of the 20th century.

Classes:
COMM 2004: Public Speaking, 3 credits
HUM 1604: Introduction to Humanities and the Arts: Avant-Garde Cinema, 3 credits

COMM majors may not enroll in this track.

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TRACK 5:  Human Biology: A Global Perspective

Most people are curious about their bodies from a very early age. We wonder what creates differences in appearance, how and why the body changes, and what effect the choices we make has on those changes. Students in this track will learn about the biological concepts that govern how the human body functions as well as how disease, aging, lifestyle choices, and technological developments may disrupt these functions. In addition, students will discuss multidimensional (social, psychological, and economic) issues regarding human biology and global health care.

Classes:
AAEC 1264: Peace Economics, 3 credits
BIOL 1054: Human Biology (Concepts and Current Issues), 3 credits

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TRACK 6:  Personal Financial Management

This track examines the basic fundamentals of personal financial planning and decisions of young professionals. You will develop an understanding of establishing credit, good vs. bad debt, charting personal savings and expenditures.

Classes:
AAEC 2104:  Personal Financial Planning, 3 credits
MATH 1014:  Pre-calculus with Transcendental Functions, 3 credits

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TRACK 7:  Short Fiction

Immerse yourself in the dialogue between the history (Civil War to present) and literature of the American Experience.  This track introduces the knowledge and skills required to read and understand short stories and novellas. Readings trace the development of short fiction from the fable and myth to contemporary narrative forms.

Classes:
ENGL 1614:  Short Fiction, 3 credits
HIST 1116:  Introduction to U. S. History, 3 credits

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TRACK 8:  Superpowers, Sweatshops, and Sovereign States

The world is as it has always been—a precarious place.  Since the end of the Cold War, a new set of challenges, dynamics, and threats have emerged within the international system, transforming it theoretically as well as practically. This track provides an introductory look into contemporary world politics, international relations, global poverty, and human rights.

Classes:
PHIL 2304:  Global Ethics, 3 credits
PSCI 2054:  Introduction to World Politics, 3 credits

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TRACK 9:  Architecture and Design

Are you an aspiring architect, interior designer, landscape architect or industrial designer? If so, this track has been designed specifically for you. The two combined courses provide a total immersion experience into the world of architecture and design.

In this track, you will be introduced to the learning environment and activities characteristic of Foundation Design Lab ARCH 1015. You will also be exposed to ways of perceiving and recording the built and natural environment through travel around the region, as well as transforming your findings in ways that enhance design education.

Classes:
ARCH 1024: Design Thinking: Defying Preconceptions, 3 credits
ARCH 1034: Seeing Design: Transforming Observations, 3 credits

This track is recommended for architecture, interior designer, landscape architect, industrial designer majors, Explore CAUS, and University Studies students desiring to transfer to the architecture degree program.

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TRACK 10:  Engineering and the World *

You will be introduced to the engineering profession and the College of Engineering through this track.  Upon completion of this track, you will be able to: collaborate with classmates to successfully complete a team project; effectively communicate engineering decisions through written documents and oral presentations; use data and mathematical models to understand engineering systems; and implement computer programs for engineering analysis.

You will also learn about various opportunities to pursue in your academic career and will explore what it means to be an engineer in a global culture and the implications of engineering solutions. 

Classes:
ENGE 1014: Engineering Success Seminar, 1 credit
ENGE 1215:  Engineering Foundations, 2 credits
STS 2054:  Engineering Cultures, 3 credits

* This track is only available to students admitted to General Engineering.

Additional eligibility requirements for enrollment in this track: applicants must have (AP, IB, Transfer, CLEP, or Cambridge) credit for MATH 1225: Calculus of a Single Variable prior to enrollment.   

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TRACK 11:  Engineering Mathematics * 

Students are introduced to the profession and the College of Engineering through this track. Upon completion of this track, students will be able to: collaborate with classmates to successfully complete a team project; effectively communicate engineering decisions through written documents and oral presentations; use data and mathematical models to understand engineering systems; and implement computer programs for engineering analysis. Students will develop foundational mathematical skills relevant to engineering.  

Classes:
ENGE 1215:  Engineering Foundations, 2 credits
MATH 1225:  Calculus of a Single Variable, 3 credits

* This track is only available to students admitted to General Engineering. Additional eligibility requirements for enrollment in this track: applicants must be math ready.     

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TRACK 12:  Engineering Chemistry *

Students are introduced to the profession and the College of Engineering through this track. Upon completion of this track, students will be able to: collaborate with classmates to successfully complete a team project; effectively communicate engineering decisions through written documents and oral presentations; use data and mathematical models to understand engineering systems; and implement computer programs for engineering analysis. Students will study the foundations of chemistry needed by all engineers.

Classes:
CHEM 1035: General Chemistry I, 3 credits
CHEM 1045: General Chemistry I Lab, 1 credit
ENGE 1215:  Engineering Foundations, 2 credits

* This track is only available to students admitted to General Engineering.

Additional eligibility requirements for enrollment in this track: 1) applicants must have (AP, IB, Transfer, CLEP, or Cambridge) credit for MATH 1225: Calculus of a Single Variable; 2) applicants must have completed a chemistry course in high school prior to enrollment.  

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TRACK 13:  Nutrition, Foods, Exercise, and Sport

Our society is continually confronted with the dynamic nature of human health.  This track introduces you to the foundational principles of health and wellness. You will also develop an understanding of the exciting fields of nutrition and sport science. 

Classes:
HNFE 1004: Foods, Nutrition, and Exercise, 3 credits
HNFE 1804:  Fundamentals of Sport Science, 3 credits

This track is recommended for students in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise.  HNFE 1004 is required for all HNFE majors; HNFE 1804 can be used as a controlled elective for HNFE majors who choose the Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise option and as a free elective for HNFE majors who choose the Dietetics option.

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TRACK 14: Health and Life Sciences      

Nutrition, foods, and exercise and their impact on life cycles are analyzed in this coupling of courses. In this track, you will explore connections between food human behavior, ecology, anatomy, and physiology.

Classes:
BIOL 1106:  Principles of Biology, 3 credits
BIOL 1116:  Principles of Biology Lab, 1 credit
PHS 1514: Personal Health, 3 credits

This track is recommended for students majoring in the life sciences.  You will be exposed to practitioners in the health professions.

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TRACK 15:  Business in Society

In this track, you will investigate the forces of business that operate in today’s society. After completing this track, you will have an understanding of the basic insights of business information systems, as well as security and software applications.

Classes:
ACIS 1504:  Introduction to Business Information Systems, 3 credits
(Required of all business majors)
SOC 1004:  Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits *

* Recommended course for business majors

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TRACK 16:  Animal and Poultry Sciences

In this combination of courses, you will be introduced to foundational principles and practices associated with the animal sciences; receive hands-on training in basic animal husbandry skills; and develop an understanding of careers in the animal sciences.

You will also explore the connections between the agriculture that feeds us, the arts that sustain us, and the society in which we live.

Classes:

ALS 2984: SS Agriculture and Society, 3 credits
APSC 1454: Introduction to Animal and Poultry Sciences, 3 credits
APSC 1464: Introduction to Animal and Poultry Sciences Laboratory, 1 credit

This track is recommended for students interested in careers in the animal sciences, including veterinary medicine, animal agriculture, and companion animals.  The lab course includes hands-on work with university-owned livestock and horses.  The APSC courses are required for animal and poultry sciences majors.  

TRACK 17:  American Indian Studies

This track provides an interdisciplinary examination related to the language, culture, and folkways of indigenous people throughout the United States. A basic introduction to the historical, theoretical, and methodological frameworks in the field of American Indian Studies will be examined. Participants will have guided experiential learning in the Indigenous Community Garden Project.

Classes:
AINS 1104:  Introduction to American Indian Studies, 3 credits
SOC 1004:  Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits
 

TRACK 18:  The Culture of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has proven its lasting power. Not merely a fad of zeitgeist popularity, the series has enjoyed continued financial success and sustained popularity even though it’s been nearly 10 years since the final book was originally published in July 2007, and we recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book from 1997. But what makes Harry so special? It certainly wasn’t the first fantasy for young persons that enjoyed success and isn’t likely the last to enjoy crossover appeal with adults. And yet, Harry is special. And through Harry Potter new readers and old fans can find new avenues of discovering ideas about literature, fantasy, identity, history, folklore, and themselves by learning to engage with stories in new ways.

Classes:
ENGL 1704: The Harry Potter Phenomenon, 3 credits
SOC 1004:  Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits
 

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