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10 credits for 10 students. Coordinator: T. Blank
This FIG is for any student who has already received credit for COMP 101 Writing and Critical Thinking through AP English scores of 4 or 5 or through equivalent First-Year College Writing (FW) courses taken already, such as IB or College in High School. You will take an introductory creative writing course, a first-year speaking course on the topic of media and mass communication, and an introduction to psychology. This course is NOT for new creative writing or other English majors who do not already have COMP 101 (FW) or the equivalent—those students should consider one of our other FIGs, like Exploring Worlds of English, Theatre Performance and Writing, or Communication Matters.
COMM 108-F16 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 Cr. TuTh 11:00-12:15 pm Blank, T.
Explores how historical contents and current processes shape mass media as a part of American culture. Emphasizes critical thinking and oral communication exercises. Note: Counts as Mass Communication credit. Satisfies General Education FS requirement.
COMP 202-F16 Introduction to Creative Writing 4 Cr. MW 8:30-9:45am Levitt, E.
Orients writers to the craft of writing in a variety of genres. Introduces terminology, explores techniques, and fosters a sense of individual voice. Prerequisite: FW or equivalent and COMP 101 or LITR 110. NOTE: Plus 1 hour TBA. Prerequisite: FW or equivalent and COMP 101. Satisfies General Education AE & WI requirements.
PSYC 100-F16 Introduction to Psychology 3 Cr. TuTh 2:00-3:15pm DeGhett, V.
Survey of the science of psychology; what psychologists do, methods they use, and conclusions they draw. Satisfies General Education SA requirement.