University College (UC)

UC 1000 Orientation

[1 credit hour]

An orientation to college for incoming first year students in the Gateway Program. It is designed to equip students with tools for academic success.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

UC 1110 Creative Problem Solving

[2 credit hours]

This course assists students in developing problem solving skills through critical thinking, simulated situations and other activities desgined to engage and challenge problem solving capabilities.

UC 1120 Career And Self-Evaluation

[2 credit hours]

This course offers an opportunity to explore two important considerations in choosing a career: (1) career opportunities and requirements, (2) individual interests, abilities, skills, needs, values and goals. Students will have opportunities to develop a resume, complete career and interest assessments, investigate a variety of majors at UT and create a personalized career action plan.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

UC 1130 Information Literacy for College Research

[3 credit hours]

This course will provide information literacy skills specific to accessing sources and materials appropriate for university level research. Students will acquire a broader knowledge of library services and resources. Additionally, students will learn to apply research logic in order to utilize library catalogs, electronic databases, the World Wide Web, and print resources. By building experiential knowledge, students will gain an understanding of information creation, dissemination, and applications through utilizing various research strategies and scholarly communication.

Core Arts & Humanities

UC 1140 Introduction to Learning Technologies

[1 credit hour]

This course prepares students with the computer and media literacy skills necessary for successful online learning. Students will acquire greater knowledge of the academic technologies utilized by the University, including email, Blackboard, virtual labs, online library resources, Web 2.00 tools, and the role of copyright and accessibility standards with respect to these technologies.

UC 1150 Orientation: Strategies for College Success

[3 credit hours]

Acquaints students with the services, policies, procedures and layout of the University, along with relevant study skills and student learning services available campus-wide. Required of all pre-major students; optional for others.

UC 1200 Applications of Thinking Critically

[3 credit hours]

Introduces students to critical thinking and fosters intellectual abilities. The course is designed for first year students who earned below a 2.0 their first or second semester and for transfer or adult students entering college with less than a 2.00 GPA.

UC 1940 Learning Through Service

[2 credit hours]

Students will be involved four hours a week in various community service projects and analyze and reflect on their experiences through journals, discussion and a final paper in a weekly seminar (local, domestic and International).

UC 2980 Special Topics

[1-4 credit hours]

Special Topics is an opportunity to create and pilot potential courses at a 2000 level.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

UC 4980 Special Topics

[1-4 credit hours]

Topics of interest to University College students offered by various instructors. Open to any University College student.