Meta-Majors are collections of academic majors that have related courses. Meta-Majors cluster groups of majors that fit within a career area. Through this course you will select an area of study and explore different careers and majors related to that focus.
Stories shape the human experience. We are constantly telling and receiving stories. We will examine this important art form in the realm of film & television. What makes a good story? How do you tell a story for film or TV? Besides writing a story of their own creation, students will study two American classics: Casablanca and Star Wars from a storytelling perspective. Students will then work on their own "Storyboard" and use software called "Storyboard this" to create and voice their original short stories. This process will introduce students to principles, concepts and elements of storytelling and the writing process for film and TV. They will learn how to pitch stories to a group and how to write using screenplay format and traditional narrative format, as well as how to work cohesively in a small group creative setting.
Starting college is the beginning of a new adventure for you and those around you. The Gateway Program Seminar’s aim is to help prepare you for some expectations that this new adventure will have for you so that you can be as successful in achieving your objectives as possible. This course’s theme is a metaphor we are using to help you discover the possibilities and opportunities of an as yet unexplored territory called “college.” This includes preparing for this new experience by gathering some new tools such as the technologies you’ll need and learning about the requirements of the course. Then you’ll start practicing for your adventure by plotting your path forward at UCCS: you will establish personal and academic goals and find the people that you’ll need to help you throughout your time at UCCS. Finally, you’ll explore the wilderness! You’ll locate a place that’s new to you (a hike, a museum, a local spot) and use all of your new skills, tools, and resources to craft a researched paper and reflective presentation.