Participants will take three courses: all students will take the College Transitions Seminar, and then a second course from one of the morning courses, and the third course from one of the afternoon courses.

All students will take the following course:

College Transitions Seminar L43 102

This course is designed to strengthen the study skills of new college students. Students will learn strategies and acquire resources that sharpen skills in study strategies, note-taking and review, time and stress management, self-regulation and procrastination management and test-taking. Students will also learn what psychological research tells us about the most effective strategies for studying, note-taking, and asking for professors for help. These skills and strategies are applicable to all courses. Pass/Fail only. 1 credit unit.

Students will select one of the following morning courses:

Topics in General Chemistry L07 114

This course is designed to help students successfully transition from high school AP chemistry to the college level. It provides a general introduction to topics that entering freshmen typically find among the most difficult to master in a first-semester general chemistry course, including the nature and structure of the atom, quantum chemistry, and the nature of bonding. Students gain familiarity with the way in which a rigorous college chemistry course is taught and receive a realistic exposure to the nature of quizzes and exams. Problem sets, selected readings, and group problem-solving strengthen skills and facilitate learning. Prerequisites: two years of high school mathematics (including some familiarity with calculus nomenclature), one year each of high school chemistry and physics. 3 credit units.

Women, Gender, and Sexual Studies 100b: Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexual Studies L77 100B

This course will provide an introduction to the major and concepts in the interdisciplinary field of women, gender and sexuality studies. We will examine the meanings attached to terms such as “man,” “woman,” “gay,” and “sex.” Topics discussed may include the history of feminist movements, masculinity, biological frameworks for understanding gender, intimate violence, sexual identities, and intersectionality. 3 credit units.

Introduction to Writing about Literature L14 141S

This is a discussion based course focused on analytical reading skills and the principles of effective writing. Through weekly writing assignments and revision, students learn the importance of critical thinking and questioning that are required for the development of ideas and good, clear writing. 3 credit units.

Students will select one of the following afternoon courses:

Greek Mythology L08 301C

The myths of ancient Greece are not only inherently interesting, but they are an incomparable starting point for the study of the ancient world, and they have offered numerous images and paradigms to poets, artists, and theorists. This course provides an introduction to the major Greek myths, their role in literature and art, their historical and social background, and ancient and modern approaches to their interpretation. Student work will include discussing course material in sections and online, taking two exams covering both the myths themselves and the ancient authors who represent our richest sources, and writing several essays interpreting or comparing ancient literary treatments. 3 credit units.

Foundations for Calculus L24 100

This course aims to build both the technical skills and the conceptual understanding needed to succeed in calculus. Course emphasizes links between the graphical, numeric, and algebraic viewpoints. A variety of approaches are used to present the material. Prerequisites: 2 years of high school algebra and a course in geometry (or the equivalent). 3 credit units.

Calculus I L24 131

This is the first course in the calculus sequence. Topics include differential and integral calculus for algebraic and trigonometric functions. Prerequisites: high school algebra and trigonometry. 3 credit units.

Quantitative Reasoning L43 117

The objective of this course is to help students develop the ability to reason and think quantitatively and critically in order to make informed decisions on issues that they will confront in personal life and life as a citizen. It will provide students with the quantitative skills needed in future college course work and careers. In addition, it will emphasize written and oral communication. 3 credit units.