University Course Description
University 1301 Seminar for Critical Inquiry is a 3-credit hour core curriculum course created to help you make a successful start at UTEP. As an entering student, you will build on your talents, skills, and experiences in UNIV 1301 to successfully transition to the University. This course is designed to engage you intellectually in a specific academic topic, which will further develop your knowledge and skills, as well as your connection with the UTEP community. Please read the descriptions for each UNIV 1301, and then register for the section with a theme that interests you. Although the themes vary from section to section, all UNIV 1301 sections will help you achieve the following:
- Develop and apply elements of leadership through effective individual participation and meaningful team collaboration to empower you to be an agent of change.
- Examine the roles and responsibilities crucial for your success in college and beyond.
- Identify, assess, and build on your strengths and experiences to develop academic and transitional strategies necessary for success in your academic, career and life goals.
- Engage in research and critical thinking activities that demonstrate your ability to effectively integrate your learning within, across and beyond academic settings.
- Engage in campus and community activities to increase your sense of academic and social belonging.
You will receive considerable support throughout the course. Your section will be taught by an instructional team consisting of an instructor, a student peer leader, an academic advisor, and a university librarian. In addition, class sizes are small (20-30 students), so you will work closely with others, forming friendships with classmates and developing a network of support with UTEP faculty and staff as well as your classmates. UNIV 1301 supports your leadership development, academic excellence, and campus and community engagement, helping you develop your UTEP Edge, paving the way to success in your educational and professional pursuits.