University Experience

 

University 1010

The University Experience helps first-semester students develop the skills and strategies that will benefit them as they make the transition from high school to university. Class activities and assignments focus on critical and creative thinking, communication skills, self-awareness, information literacy, and the ability to work in teams. Students will explore the campus community and examine the role the university plays in our society.

Lectures: Three hours per week

Prerequisite: None

University 1500

Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing in University introduces students to some of the processes, techniques, and standards of university-level critical reading and writing. Students will engage in the practices of critical reading and of pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing texts. An emphasis will be placed on using writing in response to critical reading exercises. All sections of this course follow CRW guidelines for the Bachelor of Arts.

Lectures: Three hours per week

Prerequisite: None

Notes:

  1. University 1010 and 1500 are restricted to students with fewer than 18 credit hours.
  2. University 1010 and 1500 must be taken concurrently in the Fall semester as part of the FYS program.

University 1020

Critical Reading and Writing: A Path to Future Studies broadens students' understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of the university. Concentrating on reading and writing activities in multiple media, students will see how dialogue and text are involved in defining, creating, supporting, debating, refining, and disseminating research-based knowledge. The course offers students an opportunity to improve their own skills in an active and collaborative learning environment. All sections of this course follow CRW guidelines for the Bachelor of Arts.

Lectures: Three hours per week

Prerequisite: University 1010 and 1500

Contact Information

fys@mun.ca

www.mun.ca/success

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca