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    An entering student must either take UNIV 1301 or UNIV 2350. University 1301: Seminar in Critical Inquiry is the centerpiece of the ESP. University 1301 is a discipline-based, theme-driven course designed to engage students in the University community. By enrolling in one of these courses, a student gains credit toward graduation and also learns about the University community. The course description identifies the innovative nature of University 1301, which is taught by faculty and staff from various departments across campus.

    This course will engage entering students in critical inquiry concerning one or more related academic topics. The seminar will increase students' knowledge of the role of technology in the academic community. Information acquisition, critical thinking, and communication will be integrated in an active learning environment. Students will conduct library and electronic research to support one or more academic projects. Specific topics may vary with instructor.

    University 2350: Interdisciplinary Technology and Society is also a part of the Entering Student Program.

    Students in this course will be introduced to approaches to technology assessment and will examine social, cultural, and environmental consequences of technology. Problem solving in small groups assigned to research, analyze, discuss, and arrive at possible solutions for a broad range of topics related to technology and society. Specific topics may vary with instructor. Strategies effective uses of electronic technology in support of electronic technology in support of research are emphasized.

    Both University courses are officially part of the UTEP Core Curriculum (satisfies block IX Institutionally Designated Option).


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