INST 105 is a writing-intensive course that uses challenging readings
from multiple disciplines to explore issues related to economic justice
and, in so doing, to prompt students to practice critical reading, thinking,
INST 106 is a skills-building course with an expanded focus on critical
reading as well as pragmatic research about students’ potential careers
and how people in their proposed discipline would respond to topics
related to economic justice.
This course is designed for students who wish to learn the knowledge, tools, and strategies that are essential for success in college and in life. It combines readings, research, assessments, reflection activities, and video presentations by experts on topics that will help students develop success skills. Students will also create individualized strategic plans that will enable them to more readily achieve their goals and aspirations both in college and after graduation. The course will take a multidisciplinary approach with subject matter emphasis in: 1) exploring each student's success identity, goals, and motivations, 2) developing the habits and the mindset that lead to academic and personal success, 3) learning skills for becoming self-directed, life-long learners, 4) achieving career readiness and employability skills. Finally, students will learn about the range of University support systems and tools available for academic achievement. If you are serious about getting the most out of your college experience and learning the success skills that will serve you after graduation, then this is the right course for you.
This course is cross-listed with EDC 233. As the diagnosis rate for
Autism escalates, it becomes apparent that the disorder presents unique
challenges for the autistic individual, for those persons who are close to
the autistic individual, and for the larger society. This course will take a
multidisciplinary perspective to explore these topics, using Psychology
and Education as a conceptual framework. We use a focus on the family
as the central theme around which the course is constellated. A unique
aspect of this course is the adoption of a family with an Autism Spectrum
Disorder member by each student; communication with the family
continues throughout the semester and is an integral part of assessment.