Opportunity for Stem Majors

Learn How to Earn 5 Units this Summer for Free!

As part of the STEM LEAF FIG, you have the opportunity to earn 5 units this summer for free, including 3 units of General Education Credit, by taking two courses MAT 100 and UNV 101 with the same group of students, what we refer to as a cohort.

In MAT 100, you will work on problem-solving and Algebra skills, and you will have a chance to shorten your path to Calculus. In UNV 101, you will learn the secrets to college success while exploring an exciting topic with faculty. The topics that will be explored in each UNV 101 section are listed below.

This summer, students majoring in disciplines that require Calculus (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry) are eligible to participate in a First-Year Interest Group (FIG) especially for STEM Majors.

You can choose from any of the four cohorts listed here, all of which will take place during Summer Session II, July 8-August 16, on campus!

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More information on math placement for STEM majors

Questions? Contact Sharon Lanaghan

Cohort 1
Social Issues: Power and Social Relationships

UNV 101-20
T/Th 12:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Instructor: Miguel Gutierrez
MAT 100-20
T/Th 10:30 a.m. - 11:40 am,
W 10:00 am - 11:50 am

Instructor: Jessalyn Bokema

About the Cohort

This course is an introduction to contemporary social issues in the United States. Special emphasis will be placed throughout the course on students examining their own social realities, their educational experiences, social relationships and power dynamics. This course will extensively draw upon Ethnic Studies and the Chicano/Latino experience for historical examples of colonialism and resistance. The Theater of the Oppressed will be used within the course as a creative and highly interactive method for student engagement. Students can expect to infuse the curriculum with their own particular interests and questions.

Cohort 2
Arts, Symbols and Society

UNV 101-21
T/Th 12:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Instructor: Jung Kwon
MAT 100-21
T/Th 10:30 am - 11:40 am,
W 10:00 am - 11:50 am

Instructor: Carolyn Yarnall

About this Cohort

This seminar seeks to examine varieties of symbols employed in artistic representation and expression to understand the ways in which prominent social issues are reflected in works and performances of art.

Cohort 3
Survey of the Music Industry

UNV 101-22
T/Th 12:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Instructor: Hal Weary
MAT 100-22
Day/Time: T/Th 10:30 am - 11:40 am,
W 10:00 am - 11:50 am

Instructor: Ha Nguyen

About this Cohort

This course will introduce students to different careers available in the music business and enhance their ability to recognize how music industry professions affect and impact our daily lives. It also examines the many different career fields that make the music industry profitable and progressive. Each week focuses on a different area of the music business that drives performing artists to stardom - or not.