2014-2015 Catalog

University Courses (UNIV)

University courses fall into four distinct categories:

  • UNIV 101 Introduction to University Life is a two-credit course specifically for students in their first semester at UND. This course includes a strong focus on the academic and social transition from high school to college.
  • UNIV 110 First Year Seminar and UNIV 115 First Year Research – First-Year Seminars – are three-credit courses specifically for students in their first semester at UND. These courses involve a rigorous study of an academic topic or theme, while paying specific attention to those things that help students make a successful transition to college. More information about the specific academic areas of these courses can be found on the FYS website at http://und.edu/provost/fye.cfm.
  • UNIV 125 Introduction to Effective Study Skills, UNIV 126 College Reading, and UNIV 127 Critical Thinking Strategies for College are two-credit courses designed to promote specific academic success strategies for students at any level.
  • UNIV 228 Non-UND Affiliated Study Abroad and UNIV 229 Study Abroad are variable-credit courses used to grant credit for certain study abroad experiences.

More information about UNIV 101 Introduction to University Life and UNIV 110 First Year Seminar/UNIV 115 First Year Research can be found in the General Information section (under “Opportunities for First-Year Students”) of this academic catalog.

Courses

UNIV 101. Introduction to University Life. 2 Credits.

Designed to promote the personal and academic success of first-year students. Topics covered include study skills, time and stress management, campus resources, involvement, health and wellness, communication, understanding diversity, critical thinking, and building relationships with faculty members. Academic issues involving this course will be handled through the College of Education and Human Development. Prerequisite: Freshman Only. F,S.

UNIV 110. First Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

This seminar course is specifically meant to help first-year students make a successful transition to college, and has been designed to engage students in the academic life of the university through the study of a topic ot theme. To accomplish these goals, students in this course will consider and practice being reflective about their own learning, being an active and engaged learner, and studying effectively. Only students in their first year at UND may register for this course. Prerequisite: Only students in their first year at UND may register for this course. On demand.

UNIV 115. First Year Research. 3 Credits.

This course is specifically meant to help first-year students make a successful transition to college, and has been designed to engage students in the academic life of the university through an intensive research experience. To accomplish these goals, students in this course will consider and practice being reflective about their own learning, being an active and engaged learner, and studying effectively. Only students in their first year at UND may register for this course. Prerequisite: Only students in their first year at UND may register for this course. On demand.

UNIV 125. Introduction to Effective Study Skills. 2 Credits.

This course explores issues relevant to both a student's academic and personal lives. As its name implies, a large portion of this course is devoted to effective study skills and habits. The course examines various aspects of learning styles, studying skills, test taking strategies, etc. This information is helpful in assisting students to succeed. (A maximum total of 2 credits from UNIV 125, UNIV 126, and UNIV 127 may be counted toward degree requirements.) Academic issues involving this course will be handled through the College of Arts and Sciences. F,S.

UNIV 126. College Reading. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to assist college students progress from a pre-college reading level to a college reading level. It also presents a systematic way of approaching college textbook material that can help students to become more efficient in study skills integral to their college success. Comprehension skills will be introduced early in the course and integrated throughout the class. The exercises prepare students to read a selection and give them an opportunity to apply comprehension and study skills during and after reading. (A maximum total of 2 credits from UNIV 125, UNIV 126, and UNIV 127 may be counted toward degree requirements.) Academic issues involving this course will be handled through the College of Arts and Sciences. F,S.

UNIV 127. Critical Thinking Strategies for College. 2 Credits.

This course is designed for students who want to develop and improve advanced academic techniques, to successfully engage in active learning through critical thinking, metacognitive skills, acquire learning attitudes, and prepare for success in academics and the workplace environment. (A maximum total of 2 credits from UNIV 125, UNIV 126, and UNIV 127 may be counted toward degree requirements.) Academic issues involving this course will be handled through the College of Arts and Sciences. F,S.

UNIV 228. Non-UND Affiliated Study Abroad.

Course required of students studying abroad to maintain student status; required Sophomore status and cumulative GPA of 2.50; prior to registration, students will be involved in study abroad procedures inclusive of study abroad application, pre-departure orientation, credit transfer, and related study abroad processes outlined in the Study Abroad Handbook; courses to be taken during the study abroad semester must have pre-approval of appropriate academic department, and courses and grades earned are entered as transfer credit upon transfer back to UND (repeatable with permission of the student's academic department). Academic issues involving this course will be handled through the College of Arts and Sciences. F,S,SS.

UNIV 229. Study Abroad.

1 to 12 credit equivalents in any one semester (repeatable with permission of the student's academic department); course required of students studying abroad to maintain full-time status; required Sophomore status and cumulative GPA of 2.50; prior to registration, students will be involved in study abroad procedures inclusive of study abroad application, pre-departure orientation, credit transfer, and related study abroad processes outlined in the Study Abroad Handbook; courses to be taken during the study abroad semester must have pre-approval of appropriate academic department, and courses and grades earned are entered as transfer credit upon transfer back to UND. Academic issues involving this course will be handled through the College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisites: Sophomore status and a cumulative GPA of 2.5. F,S,SS.

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