First Area-Skill Building
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 39 or fewer transfer credits.
UNIV 101. Academic Advising Seminar (1). This course is designed for students to learn about the mission of the general education program and majors in order to make informed academic decisions and discover opportunities for personal growth.
UNIV 102. Strategies for College Success (2). Course will teach essential study skills for succeeding in and graduating from college. Students will learn how to develop habits that lead to academic success.
UNIV 103. Career Exploration (2). Designed to assist students in researching and assessing their career goals through classroom coursework and career-related interest and personality inventories.
UNIV 301. Career Management (2). Identify work suited to interests, personality, goals, and values. Maximize ability to obtain work in chosen field, manage career moves to maintain interest and growth through economic changes and life stages while minimizing economic dislocation.
Second Area-Skill Exploration and Enrichment
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.
UNIV 297. Enrichment Course (1). Enrichment course on various topics for freshmen and sophomores to broaden their interest areas. May be repeated for credit
UNIV 497. Enrichment Course (1). An enrichment course on varying topics for upper-division students to explore more deeply issues of academic interest. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.
UNIV 597. Enrichment Course (1). An enrichment course on varying topics for graduate students to explore more deeply issues in their areas of academic focus. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.
Third Area-Skill Practice and Engagement
The third area is the civic engagement program, which includes UNIV 109, 295, 308, and 309. These courses are designed to help students explore and engage in career interests while meeting community needs.
UNIV 109. Introduction to Civic Engagement (2). The student will use civic engagement to identify and explore career interests and meet community needs. May be repeated for credit.
UNIV 295. Introduction to Undergraduate Research (2). This class will prepare students to conduct faculty mentored research and creative expression projects. By permission.
UNIV 308. Civic Engagement Theory and Application (4). Student combines civic engagement theory and diversity sensitivity with real-world situations and major content to design and conduct a community project.
UNIV 309. Civic Engagement (2). Student will use program of study content knowledge to improve a community situation. UNIV 309 and EDCS 309 are equivalent courses. May be repeated for credit.
UNIV 509. Civic Engagement (3). Student will use program of study content knowledge to improve a community situation. Grade will either be S or U. UNIV 509, FCSG 509, EDAD 509, and EDCS 509 are equivalent courses; student may repeat up to 12 credits.