Pathways, clusters of courses with a common theme, promote integrative and intentional learning. More specifically, they promote the ability to make intentional and reflective educational choices; to study a theme from a number of disciplinary or methodological perspectives; and to perceive connections and relationships among ideas.
Pathways also provide opportunities for undergraduate research experience and for deepening links with the Residential Learning Communities and Centers of Distinction, such as the Center for Science, Technology & Society, the Ignation Center for Jesuit Education, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
STEP ONE (Freshman Year):
Explore the descriptions and course lists, and familiarize yourself with Pathway policies and procedures on the Available Pathways page.
STEP TWO (Freshman Year):
Review the courses you completed during your first year. Save your work! Also, be sure to check CourseAvail to find out if any of those courses are part of Pathways that connect with your interests.
STEP THREE (End of Freshman Year):
Save your work related to any Pathway course you take in one of the preferred methods (Dropbox account, TaskStream, or Camino) in addition to your own computer or thumb drive …SAVE YOUR WORK!!!
STEP FOUR (Sophomore Year):
Visit the HUB Writing Center for support for Pathway Reflection essay assistance.
STEP FIVE (Sophomore Year):
Narrow your interests and start planning ahead. Begin using your upcoming courses to explore the Pathways you've identified.
STEP SIX (End of Sophomore Year):
Select your Pathway! Declare it through eCampus. Find links with your Pathway and upcoming major, minor and Core courses. Save your work!
STEP SEVEN (Junior and Senior Year):
Complete your Pathway reflection essay after reaching 100 units and before applying to graduate, referencing the prompt and rubric on the Pathways web site
Upload your reflection essay and sample assignments from each class in your Pathway to the online system via the eCampus link, “Submit Pathway Assignment”
STEP EIGHT (Junior and Senior Year):
Receive confirmation of your Pathway Reflection Essay passing, therefore fulfilling the Pathway Core requirement, as noted on your degree audit (eCampus)
If your essay requires a Revise/Resubmit, please refer to your marked rubric to make the necessary changes; resubmit via eCampus link.