This course prepares students for the academic reading and writing expected of them in college-level courses by developing proficiency in integrated and contextualized literacy skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts. This course is not transferable and does not count toward the completion of degree, major, or graduation requirement.
Provides an integrated approach to understanding the practice of engineering in the real world. Students research the life cycle of a major engineering project, new technology, or startup company from multiple perspectives: technical, economic, political, cultural. Emphasis on analyzing engineering artifacts, understanding documentation, framing logical arguments, communicating effectively, and working in teams.