The University Experience offers students an introduction to the intellectual life at the University and connects them with people and programs in the career interest area. This rigorous and engaging academic experience prepares students for a lifetime of academic, career, and social success. UNV101 is part of the student success series along with CED131: Griffon Edge.

ABOUT THE COURSE
This course introduces students to the vocabulary and processes of critical thinking and their application to reading and writing, academic and personal skills  critical for success in college and the practical application of those skills within a seminar setting. Students develop study skills, learn about campus resources and  policies, and explore career options.

COURSE GOALS

  • To provide courses for first-year students
  • To develop the students’ knowledge of University life
  • To improve writing and study skills needed for success at the University and career level
  • To enhance the students’ abilities to read and think critically
  • To develop the ability to communicate ideas in professional oral and written presentations
Student Learning Outcomes

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Mike Ducey
UNV101 Program Director

(816) 271-4391
ducey@missouriwestern.edu
Agenstein Hall, Room 332

What students are saying about UNV101: The University Experience

“The degree plan is great! I now know how to plan my semesters for my degree.”

“My instructor was great about showing us the expectations of college instructors and college classes.”

“I found everything about this class helpful for my success in college.”

“My instructor was extraordinary in fulfilling everyone’s needs and was always extremely helpful and reasonable.”

“I learned a lot about MWSU, people and myself in this class.”

“The study skills are very helpful because I didn’t know how to take good notes in a college class.”

“The portfolio is a lot of work, but it has really helped me understand my goals and how to achieve them.”

“I liked the class discussions. It was great hearing other people’s point of view.”

“The part about registration and advisement was important to me because I didn’t know how to meet with my advisor and what to say.”

“My schedule looked so easy when I first saw it. Boy was I wrong. Time management has really helped me fit in all the studying and trying to work.”

“The note-taking was really good. I think I can take good notes and be able to study better now.”

Yes, all classes count toward your GPA whether they are required or not.

The add/drop period is the first 5 days of the semester. During that time you can add and/or drop classes without a “W” on your transcript.

You must be enrolled in 12 credit hours to be a full time student. Yes, this class does count toward those hours.

Yes, there is a required textbook for this class, which is free.

A student can audit this class only for informational instruction, but will not earn credit.

It will count as an elective.

Honors students take HON195 which is similar to UNV101.

Missouri Western State University expects regular and punctual attendance in all courses. Since much of this course is activity and participation based, it is critical that you attend all class meetings.

This course introduces students to the vocabulary and processes of critical thinking and their application to reading and writing, academic and personal skills critical for success in college and the practical application of those skills within a seminar setting. Students develop study skills, learn about campus resources and policies, and explore career options.

We have Missouri Western faculty and staff along with adjunct instructors who teach this course.