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ACEN 100 – First Year Writing Tutorial

(1 Credit)

Develop essential writing knowledge and skills including planning, writing thesis statements, researching, citing, revising, and editing. Gain confidence through practicing writing in-class and workshopping writing from other classes.

  • This course is appropriate for students with first year status.
  • Offered in the Fall semester.
  • Does not fulfill General Education requirements.

ACEN 110 – Fundamentals Of Mathematics

(3 Credits)

This course is an overview of the major areas of foundational mathematics. Topics will be drawn from number theory and arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability and statistics. Common motivations for students have been preparation for later coursework, review for the GRE, teacher preparation, or academic advisor’s recommendation.

  • Cross-listed with MATH 110. 
  • This course is appropriate for students with first year status.
  • Offered in the Spring semester.
  • Does not fulfill General Education requirements.

ACEN 115 – Essentials Of Mathematics  

(3 Credits)

The topics in this course will strengthen the students’ knowledge of the quantitative skills expected for most Natural Science and Social Science entry level courses. Common student motivations have been preparation for later coursework with quantitative components or academic adviser’s recommendation.

  • Cross-listed with MATH 115. 
  • This course is appropriate for students with first year status.
  • Offered in the Fall semester.
  • Does not fulfill General Education requirements.

ACEN 145 – Library Immersion Fellows Teams

(1 Credit)

The LIFT Program matches small groups of first-generation students with a personal research librarian during seven weeks of fall semester. Every LIFT student is awarded an iPad to use for the four years at Earlham and beyond. Course content centers on information literacy.

  • Requires application
  • This course is appropriate for students with first year status.
  • Offered in the Fall semester.
  • Does not fulfill General Education requirements.

ACEN 300 – Advanced Writing Tutorial  

(1 Credit)

This course will help students navigate the difficulties of extended writing, explore career-based writing, and discuss genres of writing essential for graduate school and job applications. This course is suitable for students with junior or senior status who are looking toward future writing situations and long-term writing projects.

  • Offered in the Spring semester.
  • Fulfills upper-level credit requirement.

ACEN 303 – Library & Archives Fellows Program

(1 Credit)

The Kenlee Ray '67 Library & Archives Fellows program advances career discovery.  This course is designed for students interested in the library, archives, or related library information science (LIS) professions. Students undertake project work, meet with library personnel, and discuss readings under the supervision of Earlham Libraries administrative faculty.

ACEN 399 – GRE PREP

(3 Credits)

This course is an on-campus May term for juniors and seniors planning to take the general GRE in preparation for graduate school.

  • Offered in the May Term.
  • Fulfills upper-level credit requirement.
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