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University 101 Programs


University 101 Programs has a number of courses to help students achieve academic success.

University 101: The Student in the University

For: First-Year and Transfer Students
Purpose: To help new students make a successful transition to campus, both academically and personally. The course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the university, develop critical thinking skills and help to clarify purpose, meaning and direction.
Credits: 3

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Sample Syllabus 
Evidence of UNIV 101 Course Effectiveness » 


University 102: Transfer Student Seminar

For: Transfer Students
Purpose: To help transfer students make a successful transition to the University of South Carolina, both academically and personally.  This course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the university, and help students discover and connect with the university.
Credits: 1


University 150 and 151: The International Student in the University I and II

For: New International Students in the International Accelerator Program
Purpose: Building skills and strategies for success in the USA and at USC for international students during their first full credit-bearing semester in the International Accelerator Program.
Credits: 1-2 


University 201: Fundamentals of Integrative Learning

For: Students Engaged in a USC Connect Pathway
Purpose: To integrate concrete experiences with theoretical foundations by reflecting and applying information. Includes a focus on one or more experiential pathways such as community service, diversity and social advocacy, global learning, professional/civic engagement or research.
Credits: 1-3

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University 290: Special Topics in Residential Colleges

For: Students Living in a Residential College
Purpose: To give students in a particular living-learning community a chance to study topics related to their community.
Credits: 1


University 401: Senior Capstone Experience

For: Juniors and Seniors
Purpose: To prepare students for the transition to their career or graduate school following graduation. This seminar helps students bring closure to their college experience through systematic, intentional reflection on both the student's major and their general education. 
Credits: 1-3

UNIV 401: Graduation with Leadership Distinction is designed to support students in integrating learning across, within and beyond the classroom experiences that they have engaged in and considering how they can apply that learning to make a difference in the future. Students focus on one of five pathways: Community Service, Global Learning, Professional and Civic Engagement, Research, or Diversity and Social Justice. The course supports students in completing their GLD e-portfolio, which includes sections on key insights, analysis and leadership.


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