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Courses in Common

Courses in Common (CIC) gives first-semester students the opportunity to take three courses together with a group of 19 other first-year students.  The courses are:

  • The College Transition (407:001)

  • The College Transition Lab (407:004)

  • A General Education course

The College Transition is designed to help first-year students make a smooth transition to university living and learning.  Topics include discovering University resources, study and test-taking skills, and time management.  The Lab is a structured learning experience led by a successful undergraduate UI student, who helps the CIC group work collaboratively to improve learning and performance in the General Education course that they’re taking together.   Students will share lecture notes, discuss readings, and create study materials.  In fall 2013, each CIC combination (called an “Option”) includes one of eleven General Education courses:

  • 04:7 General Chemistry

  • 04:11 Principles of Chemistry I

  • 12:8 Introduction to Environmental Science

  • 16:1 Western Civilization I

  • 16:3 Western Civilization III

  • 19:90 Media Uses and Effects

  • 19:91 Media History and Culture

  • 30:1 Intro to American Politics

  • 31:1 Elementary Psychology

  • 34:1 Intro to Sociology Principles

  • 45:1 Understanding American Cultures


Click here for details on the fall 2013 CIC Options



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