Spring 2021 Courses


ACADEMIC SUCCESS UNIV COURSES

UNIV 1201/E/S: Learning for Success at the University

This course provides students opportunities to obtain skills that lead to success in college and beyond including learning how to learn, motivation, critical and creative thinking, decision-making, identity development, wellness, and career choice. The hallmark of this course will be an active-learning environment focused on applications of skills and content.

UNIV 1202: Becoming Active Learners

  • Becoming Active Learners, Instructor: Megan Brock, (CRN 58018) Students will develop the necessary skills to be successful as an active learner within a variety of instructional modalities. Students will embrace collaborative learning assignments and study groups; reflect on their own progress and strategies.
  • Becoming Active Learners for MATH: Are you struggling through MATH 1113, MATH 2250, or MATH 2260? Are you needing a little more support and guidance through the course? We would like to encourage to you consider adding our co-enroll course (this can be done as a Late Add up until February 22, 2021, at 5:00 pm) to give you that extra support for success in your math class. In the co-enroll course students will participate in recitation sessions, review concepts, and discuss useful learning strategies. Upon successful completion of the co-enroll course, the student will receive 1 elective credit hour.
    • Becoming Active Learners for MATH 1113, Instructor: John Riggott, (CRN 58229)
    • Becoming Active Learners for MATH 2250, Instructor: John Riggott, (CRN 48725)
    • Becoming Active Learners for MATH 2260, Instructor: John Riggott, (CRN 55000)

UNIV 1203: Starting Strong: Introductory Seminar for Scholars

This course provides first-year Scholar cohorts opportunities to practice skills regarding motivation, academic, and career exploration; develop academic and professional skills; and prepare them to take advantage of the academic community at UGA.

UNIV 1204: Preparing for Peer Learning: Undergraduate Facilitator Training

For Undergraduate Students serving as Peer Learning Assistants or Peer Tutors at the University. The purpose of this course is to teach and enhance the skills characteristic of peer instruction, explore relevant research and evidence-based practices, and create dialogue on peer-to-peer learning at the University.

UNIV1205E Learning Online: Strategies, Skills, and Success
This course prepares students enrolled in UGA online courses how to use the web for successful college experiences. The course covers navigating online resources and services; using online tools for time management and organization; developing strategies for online learning; searching for content; and evaluating the credibility of online information.

UNIV 2302/E: Success for Transfer Students (CRN 58036 or 58037)

This seminar provides students opportunities in writing, reading, research, speaking, and listening strategies to aid successful participation in the University of Georgia’s unique and distinctive learning environment and programs of study. Designed specifically to assist students during their transfer experience, the course will introduce students to key campus resources as well as the missions, purpose, and character of the University. Purposefully selected texts, news articles, research articles, and guest speakers as well as campus events will provide the materials for seminar exchanges. Attention will be given to the role of the student at UGA and the importance of attendance, punctuality, preparation, and participation in University classrooms.

UNIV 2303 Propelling Success: Exit Seminar for Scholars
This course allows Scholars from division programs to reconvene (from year one) as a cohort for successful transition from the University to life after college. Special emphasis placed on reflecting and synthesizing knowledge, skills, and traits developed during their first two years at the University; transitioning into programs of study; visioning where paths are headed post-University; updating strategic learning plans; building relationships around resources, e.g. the Career Center and Alumni Association.

UNIV 2900 Special Topics in Learning and Success
These courses will host emerging ideas among Division faculty/affiliates to address new research on the science of learning, i.e. metacognition, creativity, mindfulness, etc. Special topics may be taught in a seminar or lecture format and core content or area of exploration and vary from term to term. 

  • Joy and Achievement Seminar, Instructor: Wendy Biddle, (CRN 48870)
    • The Joy and Achievement Seminar allows students to earn one hour of elective degree
      credit and learn research-based practices to increase long-term happiness.
  • Academic Success for First Generation Students, Instructor: Megan Brock (CRN 58029) 
    • Students will examine research, theory, and diverse media content (i.e., podcasts, documentary clips, etc). about the success of first-generation college students. The focus of this course is the equip students with skills, resources, and capital to catapult them towards success within an educational environment.
  • Community Awareness and Wellness, Instructors: Wendy Biddle and Megan Brock (CRN 58030)
    • The Community Awareness and Well-being Seminar (Reacting to the Past) offers students the opportunity to earn one hour of elective degree credit to learn how to meaningful engage in the well-being of your community.
  • Preparation for MATH 2250, Instructor: John Riggott, (CRN 54339)
    • This is a Catapult course that is designed for students who are doing poorly in MATH 2250 and would like to change into another course section designed to help them better prepare for success in MATH 2250.  Students avoid taking a W in MATH 2250 and will earn the same number of elective degree credits in the UNIV 2900 in place of the MATH 2250. 
  • Graduate Writing Seminar, Instructor: Sayamon Singto, (CRN 50532)
    • This course is designed for graduate students whose first language is not English to help students understand the academic expectations for graduate study in the United States. The course focuses on basic qualities of writing expected by writers in U.S. academic settings. Students will develop foundational knowledge, strategies and skills of academic writing in order to become a member of an academic community.

 

LITERACIES UNIV COURSES

UNIV 2111: Developing Literacies in the Humanities (CRN 58021)

This course presents a survey of scholarship in the humanities and introduces students to humanist writing conventions. Students will learn to critically examine forms of expression in the various disciplines and to present well-reasoned arguments.

UNIV 2112: Developing Literacies in the Social Sciences (CRN 58022)

This course provides a historical overview of the development of the social sciences and their approaches to investigating social phenomena. Students learn how to become critical consumers of social science research and gain an understanding of the skills necessary to be a practitioner in the field of social sciences.

UNIV 2113: Developing Literacies in the STEM Fields (CRN 48688 or 58023)

This course presents the fundamental principles, applications, and processes of becoming literate within STEM fields. Students will be able to interpret and critically analyze different forms of data and results. Student will also explore and analyze some of the world’s problems from the perspectives of STEM inquiry.

UNIV 2114: Developing Literacies in the Pre-Professional Majors (Pre-Health CRN 58024, or Pre-Business CRN 48689)

This course will provide an overview of the professions that require specific advanced level education for entry into the profession (e.g., medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, business). Students will be exposed to the ways in which practitioners in these professions create and interpret written/delivered information and communicate with other practitioners and stakeholders.

UNIV 2115: Digital Literacies and Documentary Media (CRN 58025)

An introduction to digital media literacy. In addition to familiarizing students with the rich computing resources that the University provides, the course provides an introduction to digital media literacy, including the evaluation and creation of Web sites, blogs, short documentary films, and other forms of online media.

  

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION UNIV COURSES

UNIV 1105: Introducing English Composition (CRN 48726)

Catapult for ENGL 1101

This course reviews essential components of clear and effective academic prose such as grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure, audience analysis, and writing style. Go to the supplemental instruction course page for further information. Please note that there is a deadline for the Catapult process.

UNIV 1108: Essentials of Math Modeling (CRN 25368)

Catapult for MATH 1101

Offered as a preparatory course intended to be taken before MATH 1101, this class discusses the concepts of analyzing and describing real-world data using statistics, mathematical models, and other quantitative tools. Go to the supplemental instruction course page for further information. Please note that there is a deadline for the Catapult process.

UNIV 1110: Introduction to Pre-Calculus (CRN 25380 or 58209)

Catapult for MATH 1113

Designed to be taken before MATH 1113, this class offers a complete review of algebra and problem-solving techniques to prepare students for pre-calculus. Topics include factoring, solving equations and inequalities, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and graphing techniques. Go to the supplemental instruction course page for further information. Please note that there is a deadline for the Catapult process.

 

UNIV 1202: Becoming Active Learners (Special Co-enroll Sections)

Are you struggling through MATH 1113, MATH 2250, or MATH 2260? Are you needing a little more support and guidance through the course? We would like to encourage to you consider adding our co-enroll course (this can be done as a Late Add up until February 22, 2021, at 5:00 pm) to give you that extra support for success in your math class. In the co-enroll course students will participate in recitation sessions, review concepts, and discuss useful learning strategies. Upon successful completion of the co-enroll course, the student will receive 1 elective credit hour.

  • Becoming Active Learners for MATH 1113, Instructor: John Riggott, (CRN 58229)
  • Becoming Active Learners for MATH 2250, Instructor: John Riggott, (CRN 48725)
  • Becoming Active Learners for MATH 2260, Instructor: John Riggott, (CRN 55000)

UNIV 2900: Preparation for MATH2250 (Special Catapult Course CRN 54339)

Catapult for MATH 2250

This class offers a brief review of selected topics from Algebra and Trigonometric functions together with problem-solving techniques to prepare students to be successful for MATH2250 (Calculus I). Topics include graphing property of function, solving variety of equations, continuity/discontinuity of functions, determine limit value of functions, find derivative of function by definition and trigonometric functions. Go to the supplemental instruction course page for further information. Please note that there is a deadline for the Catapult process.

 

For more information on UNIV course days/times/locations, please visit athena.uga.edu.