University studies incorporates three distinct areas. The first area includes the UNIV 101, 102, and 103 courses. These courses are ancillary courses that enable students to build skills needed to succeed at CWU. These courses allow students to learn about the general education program, graduation requirements, develop skills for academic and social success, learn about major and minor programs, and how to approach developing an appropriate career. UNIV 101 is a required course for all students who have 44 or fewer transfer credits.
The second area is the enrichment program which includes UNIV 297, 497, and 597. These courses are designed to encourage student exploration and intellectual enrichment and are only offered during summer quarter. Enrichment courses are not intended to substitute for either general education requirements or major or minor requirements. These courses are a part of a student’s enrollment planning —specifically as free electives. Only eight enrichment course credits can be counted toward a student’s elective degree requirements.
The third area includes courses dedicated to academic service learning experiences.