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University 101 is KU’s orientation seminar. This seminar helps students to make a smooth transition to KU and provides an important foundation to their academic studies.

The two-credit hour seminar is small, enrolling about 19 students in each section. You will learn about university resources, strategies for academic success, and ways to engage with the diverse KU community.

Topics and resources covered in UNIV 101:

  • Academic and career planning
  • Information literacy and using the KU Libraries
  • Financial and personal wellness
  • Time management and academic support services
  • An introduction to the general education goals in the KU Core
  • Enhancing college-level reading, critical thinking, and communication skills using the KU Common Book

UNIV 101 instructors develop exciting assignments that provide students with frequent feedback and allow for out-of-the-classroom learning experiences. Students have met with performers from the Lied Center, carried out service learning projects with community organizations, and conducted research on objects in the Spencer Museum of Art. These experiences maximize student learning not only in UNIV 101 but in subsequent courses as well.




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