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T CORE 100 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study (2)
Introduction to interdisciplinarity and to academic problem-solving. Focuses on critical inquiry, collaborative study, peer review, and active learning. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

T CORE 101 Introduction to Academic Writing (5) C
Introduces principles of argument, critical thinking, and analytical readings, and writing and research skill needed for academic writing. Covers skills for managing the writing process and how to transfer learning to other disciplinary contexts for writing. Linked to another core curriculum course in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Anne Beaufort Talitha Ikeda

T CORE 102 Introduction to Science (5) NW
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum theme from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in environmental science, including geology, chemistry, biology, oceanography, and ecology. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Michael Kucher Maria Ursula Valdez

T CORE 103 Introduction to Social Science (5) I&S
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum theme from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, psychology, politics, and global studies. Offered: A.

T CORE 104 Introduction to Humanities (5) VLPA
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum theme from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the humanities (art, history, literature, philosophy). Includes readings, films, performances, and exhibits. Offered: A.

T CORE 110 Introduction to Educational Equity and College Access (2)
Focuses on issues of educational inequity and college access. Prepares students to work with youth by critically examining the educational and psychological literature on first-generation college students. Offered: jointly with T UNIV 110; AWSp.

T CORE 112 Introduction to Science (5) NW
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the sciences, including computer science, geology, physics, biology, chemistry, and ecology.
Instructor Course Description: George Mobus Michael Kucher

T CORE 113 Introduction to Social Science (5) I&S
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the social sciences, including political science, economics, social work, business, sociology, geography, and psychology.

T CORE 114 Introduction to Humanities (5) VLPA
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum theme from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the humanities, including literature, philosophy, film, theatre, music, and art.
Instructor Course Description: Kimberly M. Davenport Michele J Nacy

T CORE 122 Introduction to Science (5) NW
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the sciences, including biology, health, computer science, geology, physics, chemistry, and ecology. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Erik Mcdonald George Mobus Robert Friedman

T CORE 123 Introduction to Social Science (5) I&S
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum theme from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the social sciences, including psychology, urban studies, geography, sociology, social welfare, and political science. Offered: Sp.

T CORE 124 Introduction to Humanities (5) VLPA
Introduces students to university work by focusing on a core curriculum from multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasizes learning in the humanities, including literature, music, art, philosophy, and history. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Amos Nascimento Anne Beaufort

T CORE 133 Many Ways of Knowing: Introduction to Research (5) I&S
Examines how new knowledge is produced and assessed. Investigates how we know if something is true or accurate. Explores the different pathways of the process of discovery. Teaches students to learn about and try out different ways of creating new knowledge, as well as learn to evaluate existing knowledge.