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UNIV 1000 "First-Year Seminar" 

A two-credit hour course to stimulate students' generation of ideas, depth of intellectual inquiry, and willingness to serve through an educational environment which encourages global-mindedness. Students will use undergraduate research, small-group discussion, and written communication to achieve more reflective understanding of themselves, the world around them, and their interactions with local and global communities. Various thematic topics will be presented; possible topics could include "Essential Life Skills," "Start Something That Matters," "Who Moved My Cheese? How to Adapt in an Everchanging World," "Navigating the Road to Success," "The Pursuit of Happiness," among many others.

UNIV 1101 "Study Skills" 

This one-credit hour course is designed for first year college students to provide intensive instruction on learning styles and strategies that result in academic success. Students will develop a broad repertoire of skills to apply to all of their academic tasks. Topics include time and task management, goal-setting, motivation, note-taking, test-taking, information literacy, financial literacy, and career exploration. Students who place in English or math at the foundations level must take this course.

UNIV 1500 "Independent Study" 

A supervised independent study under the guidance of a member of the University Studies faculty. The topic will be selected with approval of the instructor. The purpose of the course is to enable students the opportunity either to pursue more detailed study of the content of a prior course or to analyze a topic not currently covered in the student's area of research interest. The course may also be an option for first- and second-year students who wish to undertake a pre-internship experience in a particular field of study. The course may be repeated for up to a total of six hours.

UNIV 2001 "Career Planning" 

This two-credit hour course will guide students through the career exploration and selection process and provide them the strategies necessary for informed career-related decision making. Students will participate in a variety of activities, including self-assessment, job search preparation, research into prospective majors and career fields, and forming a strategic plan for completing the career choice process. (Offered on the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses in fall only.)

UNIV 3010 "Academic Internship" 

This internship course is intended to provide students with applied experience relevant to their coursework and career prospects. It may be used by students in majors which do not currently have an internship course in place. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, have successfully completed 60 hours of academic credit, and have a declared major in order to participate. It is the student’s responsibility to secure an academic representative in his or her discipline to oversee the internship and to complete all required paperwork and assignments. A minimum of 120 hours must be spent at the internship site to receive the three hours of academic credit.

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