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BSN Curriculum

University Core Courses

UCOR 030 Research and Information Skills - 1 Credit

The goal of this core course is to help you develop the research and communication skills needed to succeed at Duquesne University as well as throughout your career. This broad set of skills, known as Information literacy, serves as a basic building block of your college education. Information literacy includes skills such as defining your information needs, conducting research effectively, evaluating and communicating your research results. You will also learn about ethical issues relevant to writing an undergraduate research paper including academic integrity, copyright, and citation. This course is also intended to cover the basic software and research tools used at Duquesne.

UCOR 101 Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum - 3 Credits

Practice in analysis and expression in many disciplines, as preparation for other work in the university-wide integrated Core Curriculum and for later courses throughout the university.

UCOR 102 Imaginative Literature and Creative Writing - 3 Credits

A college-level introduction to imaginative literature and to a variety of critical techniques for interpreting imaginative literature. Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum is a prerequisite.