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As a Friar Foundations participant, you will take an intensive writing preparatory course and an intensive college skills preparatory course — combining for three credits. In addition, you can choose from one of the following three-credit courses according to your interests.

COM 103 — Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Public Speaking introduces the concept of public speaking to broaden your understanding of all facets of communication and speaking.

ECN 101 — Principles of Economics [Micro]
Principles of Economics [Micro] explains the economic behavior of individuals and firms in a market economy. Consideration is given to consumer and producer choice under various market structures and to the theoretical and actual distribution of income. Prerequisite: Requires basic knowledge of algebra.

MGT 101 — Principles of Business Management
Principles of Business Management fosters a thorough development of decision-making, managerial creativity, and the art of management. The principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling are treated as basic guides to effective management.

PHL 103 — Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy provides an introduction to the principal questions of philosophy. Topics may include: What is the nature of reality? What can we know? How ought we to live? What is the best political state? Do we have immortal soul?

PSY 100 — Introduction to Psychology
A survey of the principal methods and findings of the scientific psychology in a variety of areas, including biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, emotion, cognitive processes, personality, abnormal psychology, and social psychology.

SOC 101 — Introductory Sociology
Introductory Sociology is an analysis of the social bases of human behavior. The course provides an introduction to the basic concepts, perspectives, and research techniques of contemporary sociology, including topics such as social organization, culture, socialization deviance, and stratification.