assists students in confirming career and educational choices based on strengths-based career assessments, research on career interests, and clarification of majors and degree options. Through in-class activities, discussions, and presentations, students will explore the variety of educational opportunities available to them at the university to support their career and academic interests. In addition, students will be introduced to decision-making and goal-setting strategies to identify and set achievable academic and career goals.
UNIV 1101 is designed to support students in their transition as new TAMU-CC Islanders. Students are encouraged to reflect on the value of a university education and challenged to adopt strategies for lifelong and integrative learning in an active learning environment with a contextualized curriculum. Required of full-time first-year students and should be taken within the first full year of enrollment at TAMU-CC.
UNIV 1102 continues to challenge students to adopt lifelong and integrative learning strategies in an active learning environment. Students are encouraged to reflect upon and refine personal and professional goals through the lens of their intended future. Required of full-time first-year students and should be taken within the first full year of enrollment at TAMU-CC.
Focused exploration of contemporary interdisciplinary issues for lower-division students. May be repeated when topics vary.
This course is an examination of the assumptions and questions underlying research methods across disciplines, with special emphasis on how methodologies from different fields (such as science and humanities) can complement each other. The course will involve experts from across the university who will address issues such as 1) the distinct qualities of quantitative and qualitative research, 2) current uses of surveys, interviews, and market research, 3) the construction of new knowledge in various disciplines, from problem to publication, 4) the critical use and evaluation of electronic and print resources, archival materials, government documents, and scholarly list serves.
A course that deals with significant contemporary issues that transcend disciplinary boundaries. May be repeated when topics vary.
This course emphasizes writing, research, professionalization, and workforce preparation. Students will be responsible for developing a reflective writing portfolio that showcases their academic specialization and preparation within the University Studies program. The course will also cover the practical skills of obtaining employment, including writing resumes, effectively interviewing, and effectively searching for available jobs.
Interdisciplinary study of specialized topics and themes transcending the boundaries of a single discipline. May be repeated when topics vary.