10 credits for 9 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 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.
94951 COMM 108-F16 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 Cr. MWF 9-9:50am Blank, T.
Explores how historical contexts and current processes shape mass media as a part of American culture. Emphasizes critical thinking and oral communication exercises. Satisfies General Education FS requirement.
94952 COMP 202-F16 Introduction to Creative Writing 4 Cr. TuTh 11:00-12:15pm Lehmann, R.
Orients writers to the craft of writing in a variety of genres. Introduces terminology, explores techniques, and fosters a sense of individual voice. Prerequisite: COMP 101. Satisfies General Education AE & WI requirements. Plus 1 hour TBA.
94949 PSYC 100-F16 Introduction to Psychology 3 Cr. TuTh 2-3:15pm DeGhett, V.
Survey of the science of psychology; what psychologists do, methods they use, and conclusions they draw. Satisfies General Education SA requirement.