Academic Structure

Students in the Academic Success Program are members of one learning community – a community of learners committed to the pursuit of excellence. The Academic Success Program is designed to introduce you to the rigor of college study and help you make a successful transition from high school to college life and learning among a group of peers with similar interests. During the summer session, you will be enrolled in 7 credits of study.

ASP Academic Themes

Each Summer Academic Theme includes experiential components and a service learning component to involve the students and engage them in becoming responsible and active participants in learning.

Cohort 1: Psychology

This learning community will explore topics at the crossroads of Psychology and Literature, specifically how both impact our daily lives as educated citizens.

Course Prefix Credits Course Title
ENGL 190 3 Seminar in English Literature
PSY 150 3 General Psychology
USI 130 1 University Studies

Cohort 2: Anthropology

This learning community will explore topics at the crossroads of Cultural Systems and Literature, specifically how these intersections inform our place in the world.

Course Prefix Credits Course Title
ENGL 190 3 Seminar in English Literature
ANTH 120 3 Comparative Cultural Systems
USI 130 1 University Studies

Cohort 3: Health & Wellness

This learning community will address the choices that are central to a healthy lifestyle and will examine the literature of identity and personal well-being as you transition into your life in higher education.

Course Prefix Credits Course Title
ENGL 190 3 Seminar in English Literature
HEAL 123 3 Health and Wellness
USI 130 1 University Studies

Cohort 4: Political Science

This learning community will explore how globalization as a cultural and economic process is transforming contemporary society.

Course Prefix Credits Course Title
ENGL 190 3 Seminar in English Literature
PSC 110 3 Global Issues
USI 130 1 University Studies

Mandatory Supplemental Instruction or Study Hall Sessions

In addition to the coursework above, students are required to attend supplemental instruction or study hall sessions Monday-Thursday. Supplemental instruction is led by graduate students from the department. Concepts from previous class periods are further explored. This allows for group study and additional instruction.

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