Carl Thum, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Skills Center
The purpose of the Integrated Academic Support Program (IAS) is to provide additional preparation to invited first-year students in developing their skills and knowledge in Writing, Math and Chemistry. IAS courses include Writing 2-3, Math 1-2, and Chemistry 2.
Each of these courses is taught by instructors who are particularly invested in student learning. In addition, upperclass students and graduate students provide tutorial and study group opportunities.
First-year students who are invited by the respective academic departments to take one or more of these courses are strongly encouraged to enroll in them.
Math 1 and 2: Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry (a two course sequence offered in the Fall and Winter terms)
These two courses are the equivalent of Math 3 in terms of content and also serve as a pre-requisite for science courses and departmental majors. Each course receives one credit.
Writing 2 and 3: Composition and Research (a two course sequence offered in the Fall and Winter terms)
These two courses are the equivalent of Writing 5 and thus satisfy that portion of the all-College graduation writing requirement. Each course receives one credit.
Chemistry 2: Quantitative Reasoning in Chemistry (offered in the Fall term)
Note: Students invited to take Chemistry 2 are required to take it before taking Chemistry 5.
Course descriptions can be found on the Office of Registrar Website.
Students who would like to take Math 1-2 or Chemistry 2, but did not receive an invitation, should contact the respective department chair. Similarly, students interested in taking Writing 2-3 should contact email@example.com. Click here to find out more information about the Writing 2-3 program.
Last Updated: 9/11/13