UNVS 1001

Course Description

UNVS 1001. First Year Seminar I. (1 Credit Hour)

First-Year (Freshman) Student Seminars are academic courses designed to support student learning and development in the critical first semester of college. University Seminar 1001, First Year Seminar I, can be taken as part of a Learning Community or as a stand-alone course.

University Seminar 1001, First Year Seminar I, is a 1-credit academic course that introduces first-year students to the opportunities and rigors of higher education, as well as to the skills needed to use academic resources successfully in college. The topics covered in the seminar help first year students articulate and reach their academic goals.

    • Introduces first-year students to the purposes of higher education and to the skills needed to use information technology and academic resources successfully in college and also in preparation for the workplace of the 21st century.
    • Focuses on topics useful to college students, including time management, Blackboard, teamwork, study skills, and academic and career planning.
    • Is a one-credit course for letter grade
    • Each section meets 70 minutes a week for the first 11 weeks of the fall semester
    • Credit applies toward graduation in most schools and colleges.

Learning Objectives

In this course, students will learn how to

    • Formulate personal and professional goals.
    • Identify core values and beliefs.
    • Develop and enhance skills needed to successfully navigate the University.
    • Connect with the campus and community.
    • Develop effective group and teamwork skills.
    • Use technology in a scholarly way.

Visual Syllabus

UNVS 1001 Visual Syllabus

Sample Syllabus


Sample Assignments

Students may  register for college-specific seminars ( Examples – Link)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course.
Class Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Freshman 0 to 29 Credits
Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.
Note: This course meets for 11 weeks. In addition, several sections of this course are linked to learning communities.

Living Learning Community Connection