"Tech Transition: The Freshman Seminar" is designed to smooth the advance of students from high school to the university. The one hour Interdisciplinary Studies course (IS 1100) is taught by regular faculty from throughout the university in a collaborative approach to major concerns of incoming students. This is the only general university course at Texas Tech; therefore sections are composed of 20-25 students from the freshman class without regard to college or major. The course has a major focus on the development of critical thinking skills as they apply to the nature of a university, the purposes and values of a university education, and a wide variety of campus issues. Some practical matters also covered include time management, essay writing, effective note taking, choosing a major, test taking, and campus resources. The goals of this course are to help students take charge of their education by developing a profound understanding of the philosophy and scope of higher education and to foster the development of a life of learning. It cannot be taken pass-fail.
Courses in Interdisciplinary Studies. (IS)
1100. Tech Transition: Freshman Seminar (1:1:0). Introduces students to philosophy, history, and applications of higher education.
1200. Life Skills for Student Athletes
(2:2:0). Prerequisite or corequisite: I S
1100. Designed to assist first year student athletes with a variety of life skills components including personal, athletic, academic, and career development.
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