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2007-2008 University Catalog

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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. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics which include the transition to academic and campus life, introduction to campus academic and student resources, major and career exploration, academic expectations and resources and skills necessary for success. UNIV 100 is appropriate for freshmen; UNIV 101 is appropriate for transfer students.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NCR

UNIV 101 UNIVERSITY LIFE AND COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS (1) [top]

One hour seminar per week

This course introduces transfer 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. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics which include the transition to academic and campus life, introduction to campus academic and student resources, major and career exploration, academic expectations and resources and skills necessary for success. UNIV 100 is appropriate for freshmen; UNIV 101 is appropriate for transfer students.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NCR  

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.

GenEd: A3  

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.

GenEd: C3B  

UNIV 493 SERVICE LEARNING AT THE ZOO (1-3) [top]

One to three hours activity per week

Prerequisites: BIOL/BUS/ECON/EDUC 342 and Consent of Instructor

Working with a local zoo, individuals or teams of students will engage in service learning projects. Students will apply skills and competencies acquired in their academic programs to issues and challenges facing modern zoos.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NCR

Same as BIOL 493, BUS 493, ECON 493,  EDUC 493

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