What is University 100?
University 100 is a small discussion-based, 1-credit transition course designed specifically for first-year students generally taken in the fall semester. Courses are designed to help first-year students develop college success skills, establish connections among peers and faculty, and learn about available campus resources. All courses are co-taught by a Faculty and upper-class Peer Advisor who work as a team to develop a syllabus, create lesson plans, and instruct the class. The course is open to all first-year students who may choose a general UNIV100 course or one for a specific population.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, over 50 sections will be available including the following:
- Introduction to Mason
- Living Learning Communities (UNIV 150)
- Special Populations
- College Specific – CHHS, CHSS, Business, Education
- STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
- Off Campus
- Out of State Students
- Global Gateway
- Invitation Only – students must be part of a particular program to enroll
Each course addresses a variety of topics such as: stress management, health and mental well-being, effective study habits, time and money management, campus resources, campus clubs and organizations, communication skills, diversity awareness, and career exploration.