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2008-2009 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]

Three hours lecture per week

This course teaches critical thinking skills, including forms of logic, by introducing students to the four components of our mission. Through special presentations, guest lectures, and small discussion sections. Students will apply various types of arguments and understand the relationship of language to logic in analyzing issues and opportunities specific to multiculturalism, internationalism, interdisciplinarity and community engagement.

GenEd: A3

UNIV 392 INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE (1-3) [top]

Variable hours per week.

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. Repeatable for credit. A lab fee is required.

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

UNIV 498 FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH (3) [top]

Six hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Students will engage in the creation of original intellectual or creative work by collaborating with a faculty member on a research project of the faculty member’s choosing. Student activities will include reading scholarly publications, research or creative activities both independently and with the faculty mentor, attending workshops, writing, and preparation of a conference presentation.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC 

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