Start yourself on a path toward collegiate success. If you’re preparing for college after graduation but are unsure of what you want to major in, it can feel a bit overwhelming to think about the long list of disciplines from which to choose. How do you know which is the right one for you? How do you avoid spending time studying a major that ends up not fitting your interests? This short, focused program is designed to help you sift through these questions while earning UC credit at the same time.
Learning Format Online
Duration 6 months
*Duration times can vary, talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 10 Units
College-ready writing skills for use in any course
Critical thinking skills and methods for coming to well-reasoned conclusions
Ways to use and apply numerical information and scientific reasoning
Your choice of two electives exploring topics like archaeology, technology and electronics, race and ethnicity, applied data science, and introductory philosophical questions
High school students wanting to prepare themselves for postsecondary studies
High school students wanting to earn college credit
High school students wanting to learn more about potential majors from which to choose
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Elective (8.00 Units )
Cultural AnthropologyExplores the basic contributions of anthropology to the understanding of human behavior and culture and the explanation of similarities and differences among human societies.
Introduction to ArchaeologyThis course offers a general introduction to the aims and methods of archaeology, in both the field and laboratory.
Introduction to MicroeconomicsPrinciples of microeconomics with emphasis on methodology of economic analysis, supply and demand theory, market theory, resource allocation, and the provision of public goods.
Healthful LivingThe purpose of this course is to examine critical health and wellness issues of contemporary life and how personal and societal attitudes influence how we view theses issues.
Electronics, Smart Phones, and Mobile InternetIntroduces basic concepts and understanding of electronic products, wireless communications, industrial control, and robotics that are important for citizens and leaders in the information age.
Introduction to the Study of Race and EthnicityThis course will introduce foundational theories and concepts in Ethic Studies, and examine how social institutions have historically shaped race relations and social processes producing racial, class, and gender inequalities and stratifications.
Contemporary Moral IssuesPhilosophical analysis of contemporary moral issues, such as: abortion, discrimination, sexual morality, punishment, the obligation to obey the law, suicide, euthanasia, war, privacy.
Ethics and the Meaning of LifeApproaches one of the basic questions of value: how should one live? Covers classical and contemporary discussions of issues such as the human good, human virtue, the role of pleasure and happiness, egoism and altruism, duty, the relativity and objectivity of value, the meaning of life, death, autonomy, integrity, and conscience.
EvilAn introduction to the nature of evil, its motivation, and its origins.