UNIV - University Courses

UNIV100 The Student in the University (1 Credit)

Introduces students to University life. In a small classroom setting, students will explore how to successfully bridge the gap between high school and college. Study skills, career decision-making, and student development processes will be explored.

Credit Only Granted for: EDCP108O or UNIV100.

Formerly: EDCP108O.

UNIV101 The Student in the University and Introduction to Computer Resources (2 Credits)

Introduces students to University life and current computer resources. In a small classroom setting, students will explore the world of higher education and current technological advances available to them. Additionally students will explore current resources both internal and external to the University, and how to utilize the World Wide Web as a research tool.

UNIV102 Confidence Building and Study Skills in Mathematics (2 Credits)

A mathematics preparatory class designed to facilitate a student's transition toward fundamental studies mathematics, including study skills and strategies for success.

Restriction: Must be in uTerp Individual Admits program.

UNIV103 Making a Successful Transition to University Life (1 Credit)

A course designed to promote student awareness of university wide campus resources, and to assist students in their transition from high school to college.

Restriction: Must be in uTerp Individual Admits program.

Credit Only Granted for: UNIV100 or UNIV103.

UNIV104 Reading and Writing at the College Level (1 Credit)

A workshop designed to enhance students' college level reading and writing abilities to include study skills and strategies for success.

Restriction: Must be in uTerp Individual Admits program.

UNIV106 The Transfer Student in the University (1 Credit)

For transfer students in Letters and Sciences. This course is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to the University of Maryland (UMD) and to serve as an extended orientation to campus living and learning.

Restriction: Must be a first-semester Letters and Sciences transfer student.

Credit Only Granted for: UNIV106 or EDCP108G.

UNIV107 Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Colloquium (1 Credit)

For students interested in pursuing a STEM related major. Introduces students to the fundamentals of career and major exploration and career development within the various disciplines of STEM.

Restriction: Must be a current student in Letters & Sciences.

UNIV108 Business Exploration Series Colloquium (1 Credit)

For students interested in pursuing a business career. Students learn the fundamentals of career development and what the internship/job search process entails.

Restriction: Must be a current student in Letters and Science.

UNIV218 Study Abroad Exploration (3 Credits)

Topics and assignments will vary by travel site.

Restriction: Must be in designated Study Abroad programs.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

UNIV269 Connecting Across Cultures (1 Credit)

An examination of culture to guide study abroad students through the stages of cross cultural adjustment and to promote cultural competency by providing the motivation, knowledge and skills necessary to work with diverse individuals and teams.

Restriction: Must be in a study abroad program.

UNIV318 Special Topics in Study Abroad (3 Credits)

Topics and assignments will vary by travel site, as indicated by subtitles such as Italian Art, Chinese History, and French Theater.

Restriction: Must be in a designated Study Abroad program; and must not have six credits of CPSP379 if College Park Scholar student; and freshman standing or higher.

UNIV325 Beyond the Classroom Seminar I: Civic Engagement and Social Change in a Global Context (3 Credits)

Develops and applies the concept of civic engagement and strategies for enhancing civic engagement and advancing social justice in different contexts (global to local; multi-cultural). Develop students' leadership capacities and skills for fostering civil discourse and effective professional practices in the nonprofit and civil society sector. Students identify the key civic values, attitudes and expectations that motivate them personally as well as others to engage in civic action and leadership. Students prepare professional portfolios in preparation of a semester-long internship.

Restriction: Must be in the Beyond the Classroom (BTC) living and learning program.

UNIV326 Beyond the Classroom Seminar II (1 Credit)

Seminar for students in internships and service-learning experiences as context for applying communication skills and knowledge of civic engagement leadership skills first introduced in UNIV325. Must be taken concurrently with experiential learning practicum.

Prerequisite: UNIV325.

Restriction: Must be in the Beyond the Classroom (BTC) living and learning program.

UNIV339 McNair Research Methods and Writing (2-6 Credits)

As an introduction to qualitative and quantitatvie research methods, students will be taught how to: (1) create, analyze, and disseminate knowledge conceptually and empirically; (2) write a research document; (3) use the IRB process; (4) develop research posters; (5) read and evaluate research studies; (6) read and understand statistics; (7) conduct interviews, develop surveys, and design experiments; and (8) communicate effectively to public audiences.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

UNIV348 Federal Semester Seminar (3 Credits)

This topical seminar will approach Federal policy formation through a combination of framework-based and content-specific considerations. Content and themes will vary. The Federal Semester is an offering of the Office of Undergraduate Studies in conjunction with several academic colleges and the University Career Center.

Restriction: Must be in the Federal Semester program; and permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies; and junior standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

UNIV349 Federal Semester Experiential Learning (1-6 Credits)

This is the internship component of the Federal Semester program, an offering of the Office of Undergraduate Studies in conjunction with several academic colleges and the University Career Center.

Prerequisite: UNIV348.

Restriction: Must be in the Federal Semester program; and must have a Learning proposal approved by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and student's internship sponsor; and junior standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

UNIV378 Beyond the Classroom Experiential Learning (1-3 Credits)

This is the internship component of the Beyond the Classroom program in which students hold internships at organizations such as governmental units and non-profit agencies.

Prerequisite: UNIV325.

Restriction: Must be in the Beyond the Classroom program; and must have proposal approved by director of Beyond the Classroom.

UNIV389 Special Topics in Undergraduate Studies (3 Credits)

Courses will focus on interdisciplinary topics and will be planned in cooperation with Undergraduate Studies.

Restriction: Freshman standing.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

UNIV399 Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Studies (1-3 Credits)

Experiential learning offered in conjunction with certain designated Office of Undergraduate Studies programs.

Restriction: Must have a Learning proposal approved by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and student's internship sponsor; and junior standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.