Open to ALL first-year students, these RAPs are a wonderful choice if you are interested in taking a small class with people from a variety of majors (including undeclared) who live in the same residence hall.
All Gen Ed RAPs include a:
Gen Ed courses affiliated with a RAP embrace LIFT goals through a combination of classroom structure, attention to supportive materials, and the incorporation of specific teaching strategies and learning objectives. This structure has proven to lead to student engagement and success in college.
RAP sections have a capacity of 30 students - Main campus sections may be very large (50 - 300).
RAP sections are structured to include discussion and group projects - Main campus is usually lecture format.
The course carries 4 credits.
Students will learn the same basic content and be equally prepared for any future courses in the department.
Although the type of work and format of the class will be different, RAP courses are not less work than main campus courses.
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