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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.