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Courses in LSA Comprehensive Studies
Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
CSP 100. CSP Readings Seminar
(3). (SS). May be elected twice for credit. F, W, Su.

This course is intended for first-year students who are affiliated with Comprehensive Studies. It is designed to offer initial guidance as they transition into a college environment, begin to intellectualize their role in the university community, and embark on their academic careers. Course contents are organized around the interrelated themes of social science scholarship and identity (including, but not limited to, race and ethnicity). Students learn how academics conduct research and contribute to ongoing disciplinary discourse.

CSP 101. Comprehensive Studies Program: Our History of Academic Success
Consent of department required. (1). May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

This course focuses on the history of the Comprehensive Studies Program, and the development of success strategies used by the program today. We explore topics such as transition from high school to a research university, factors that impact success, self-authorship, diversity, and foster engagement in the CSP Community.

CSP 103 / MATH 103. Intermediate Algebra
Only open to designated summer half-term Bridge students. (2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

Review of elementary algebra; rational and quadratic equations; properties of relations, functions, and their graphs; linear and quadratic functions; inequalities, logarithmic and exponential functions and equations.

CSP 104 / MATH 104. Mathematical Thinking
Only open to designated Summer half-term Bridge and M Academy students. (2 in the half-term). (QR/2). May not be repeated for credit.

This course is an introduction to rigorous mathematical reasoning, for students planning on a career in the humanities. The focus is on significant ideas in mathematics but not on notation or computation.

CSP 105. Reading and Writing Seminar: Insiders/Outsiders
(4). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. W.

This course explores the human condition and what it means to belong to or be excluded from specifically identified groups in the past and present. Using literary examples from contemporary culture and politics as well as print, video and online texts that span the recent century, students are asked to respond in writing to various cultural topics. Reading and writing about both real and fictional characters allows students to explore the ways race, ethnicity and community are created and understood.

CSP 210. Perspectives on Careers in Medicine and Health Care
Consent of instructor required. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Underclass students are given a relatively early opportunity to consider some of the large, general questions relating to medicine. The seminar deals with a variety of topics that are central to health care professions and to the nature of research in related fields.

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