UNIV 100 UNIVERSITY LIFE & COLLEGE SUCCESS (1)
One hour seminar per week
This course introduces first-year students to university life, the structure and policies of the University and development of strategies and skills to help insure success in college. Through self-evaluation, lecture, activities and class discussion, students will develop an individualized plan for personal, social, academic and professional success.
UNIV 110 CRITICAL THINKING IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONTEXT (3) [top]
Two hours lecture and one hour seminar per week
This course explores the language and logic of academic disciplines and teaches critical thinking skills. The workings of logic, including inductive and deductive reasoning, form a major part of the course content. Professors from each discipline will participate in lectures and discussions to provide exposure to methods and ways of knowing across the curriculum. Through lecture and class discussion, students learn to form various types of argument, apply rhetorical methodologies, and comprehend the relationship of language to logic. Through written assignments, oral presentations, and group work, students learn to express their ideas and accept constructive criticism from peers. The class exercises and lectures will also provide students with means to acquire or improve their academic and professional skills.
UNIV 392 INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE (1-3) [top]
Provides an opportunity for students to earn credit for travel and study in a country outside the US, where the student is immersed in a foreign culture. With faculty advisor approval, students may participate in a university-sponsored trip abroad or a personal trip abroad. Requires an approved plan of study by the faculty advisor prior to the experience.