First Year and Pre-Major Program (FYPP)

Spring DCX


The Winter and Spring DCX courses continue the work begun in the Autumn DCX by challenging students to more-deeply explore areas of personal interest. While Winter DCX (focusing on research and collaboration skills) and Spring DCX (focusing on reflective practices) courses are not required, they count toward the general education requirements for graduation.

  • Area of Knowledge: The Discovery Core Experience courses meet UWB Areas of Knowledge requirement such as "Visual, Literary, and Performaing Arts" (VLPA), "Individuals & Society" (I&S) and "Natuaral World" (NW). You may also see a designation for Writing (W), Composition (C) or Diversity (DIV). 
  • Credits: 2-credit & 5-credit options

Spring DCX Connections

The DCX Connections courses can operate as further explorations of lower-division, prerequisite courses; or as stand-alone courses meant to foster reflection, engagement, or preparation. These courses are designed for pre-major students any time in their first two years at UWB.

DCX Explore:

These courses can be stand-alone or additions to common lower-division, prerequisite courses. These courses provide more in-depth and/or experiential work than standard introductory courses with a focus on a pre-major cohort. Content might focus on the history or keystone developments in the field, current research and developments in the field, a common book or community event, or guest speakers focused on a given topic. 

Credits: 2-credits

DCX Reflect, Engage, Prepare:

These stand-alone courses guide students to learn more about career competencies in their area of interest through interaction with community, alumni, and/or campus connections. Students will learn tools and practices that help them to define goals and assess their skill development through reflection on their work. 

Credits: 2-credits

Spring DCX Courses Typically Offered

To find out which DCX courses are being offered this Spring, please consult the UWB Time Schedule. To explore some of the past our past offerings (many of which will be re-offered) check out the "60-Second Syllabi" below. These offer you quick snapshots of each of our courses, the faculty teaching them, and the kinds of experiences you can expect while taking them.