Our Courses

To learn more about any of these courses, please meet with a CLAS advisor. To find current course offerings, search the Schedule of Classes.

LASC 195A: Exploring Careers in the Health Professions (1 unit)

This first-year colloquium is designed for students interested in learning about the many career options in health professions and understanding the academic competencies required for admission to programs of study in the health professions. Students will participate in skill and interest assessments, investigate potential career choices using web-based resources, submit weekly journals describing their exploration of health care as a career, and discuss current issues that affect the daily work lives of health care professionals.

For more on health professions, visit the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center.

LASC 197M: Success Starts Here (1 unit)

This workshop for first-semester, non-Honors freshmen in CLAS is designed to provide practical application of current research about college transition strategies. These strategies increase the likelihood of successful integration into the university's academic community. Course themes and activities focus on: decision-making, motivation and goal-setting; developing relationships with faculty, advisors and other students; identifying and practicing critical academic skills, particularly time management; and learning about and applying essential university policies and procedures. Instruction is self-paced with specified assignments and deadlines. Read more about who we serve here.

LASC 197P: Major Exploration Workshop (2 units)

This course is for undecided freshmen and sophomores who are motivated to work on deciding on a major. Students are guided through the process of self and major exploration. Interests, values, and personality inventories, as well as major exploration exercises and journal-writing are utilized to assist students in clarifying their strengths, values, decision-making style and educational goals. The goal is for students to have the tools and knowledge necessary to make an informed decision about their major by the end of the course. This course is typically offered every academic term. If you have questions whether this course is the right fit for you, feel free to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Read more about major exploration here.

LASC 393/493: Internship (1-6 units)

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment. Read more about internships here.