This course is the first of the required three-course sequence in the general education curriculum for qualifying transfer students. Emphasis is placed on helping each transfer student successfully acclimate to Tiffin University by building campus connections, encouraging professionalism, and improving academic success in the areas of communication, research, and critical thinking. In addition, students will develop competence and proficiency in research techniques, critical analysis, problem-solving, multimodal communication methods, and professional networking. The course aims to assist students with their sense of identity and belonging within a community through engagement and exploration of multiple cultural perspectives in order to better recognize and understand issues related to societal problems. Rigorous academic curriculum and experiential learning structures using integrative teaching and learning practices are included in this course. The purpose of this course is to facilitate experiences for students that lead them to make connections between classroom studies and life outside the classroom in a way that transforms theory into practice.