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What is University Seminar?
University Seminar is a 1-credit course that introduces first semester freshmen to the tools they need to succeed in college. Freshman seminar is a chance for you to meet weekly with a faculty member and a small group of other freshmen to learn strategies that help you do your best in college. Seminar also introduces you to services such as advising, tutoring, career services, counseling, library, etc. When it comes time to schedule classes for the spring, University Seminar helps you seek the information you need to make the best choices.
What is my time commitment?
Most seminars meet for two 50 minute sessions per week for one half of the semester. Some meet one session per week for the entire semester. The "homework" generally includes activities such as visiting your advisor, finding material in the library, visiting student service offices on campus, attending campus events, etc. This course counts towards your minimum 120 needed for graduation.
Who takes university seminar?
Over 75% of freshmen now choose University Seminar. If you are in one of these special programs or majors (Summer Freshman, ACT101/EOP, Science, Mathematics or Computer Science, Elementary Education, Special Education, Business or a Living and Learning Community), then you will be scheduled into the appropriate seminar without making a request. Some majors, such as History, offer voluntary special sections taught for their own majors
Is this course worth my time?
YES! Even though work in this course seems simple and non-academic, it is well worth your time. Students who take this course are more likely to find help when they have difficulty in their coursework or when they have questions about making an academic decision. Our data show that students taking this course perform better in their classes throughout their college career and are more likely to graduate in a timely manner.
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