spring 2020 courses
ACADEMIC SUCCESS UNIV COURSES
UNIV 1201/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
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.
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.
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 2301: Transformative Learning Strategies
This course will assist students in developing the skills needed to learn intentionally across academic disciplines and career fields. Through videos, class discussions, and reflections students will investigate how the brain functions, practice a variety of deep learning strategies, and explore how to meaningfully integrate learning into life.
UNIV 2302: Success for Transfer Students
This seminar provides students opportunities in writing, reading, research, speaking and listening strategies to aid successful participation in UGA’s unique and distinctive learning environment.
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
This course 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 will likely vary from term to term.
LITERACIES UNIV COURSES
UNIV 2111: Developing Literacies in the Humanities
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 2113: Developing Literacies in the STEM Fields
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
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
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
Drop Back from 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. Also available as a drop-back for students enrolled in ENGL 1101. Please note that there is a deadline for the drop back process.
UNIV 1108: Introduction to Data Analysis
Drop Back from 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. Also available as a drop-back for students enrolled in MATH 1101.
UNIV 1110: Introduction to Pre-Calculus
Drop Back from 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. Also available as a drop-back for students enrolled in MATH 1113. Please note that there is a deadline for the drop back process.
UNIV 1204: Preparing for Peer Learning: Undergraduate Facilitator Training
For Undergraduate Students serving as Peer Learning Assistants 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.