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Sooner Discovery students will enroll in two 4-week courses, earning 5 college credit hours. Students will select a general education course from a pre-approved list, as well as enroll in a University College Seminar course that is designed to prepare students for rigorous college classes and help explore the college admission process.

Sooner Discovery Students in Class

All Sooner Discovery students will need to be advised by a member of our Concurrent Enrollment team before enrolling in OU courses. To schedule an advising appointment, visit iadvise.ou.edu..

Introduction to Academic Discovery

All Sooner Discovery students will be enrolled in Introduction to Academic Discovery, a 2-credit hour University College Seminar course exclusive to the Sooner Discovery program.

  • UCOL 1022 Introduction to Academic Discovery - Students will receive a comprehensive understanding of higher education, college learning techniques, strategies for academic success, and assistance on the college admissions process. This course will also incorporate visits and presentations at every major college on campus, including presentations from the College of Engineering, Price Business College, National Weather Center, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, Health Sciences Center OKC campus, etc.

General Education Course

In addition to the Foundation to College Learning course, all students are required to enroll in a second course that will satisfy general education requirements.

Below is a list of courses available from previous years for Sooner Discovery students. All admitted students will review available classes during a required advising appointment with a member of the Sooner Discovery team.

All courses listed will take place 10:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • HES 2823 Introductory Nutrition (Biological Science General Education Requirement)- Evaluation of basic composition of nutrients and accessory factors required for adequate human nutrition. Application of nutritional principles to the planning of normal and special dietary regimen.
  • P SC 1113 American Federal Government (General Education Requirement) - A study of the structure, organization and powers of the executive, legislative and judicial branches including relationships between state and national governments. Emphasis upon political processes and popular government; elections, political parties, pressure groups, voting behavior.
  • PHIL 1273 Intoduction to Business Ethics (Western Culture General Education Requirement) - An overview of important issues in business ethics, including the morality of market systems, business-customer relations, employer-employee relations, and firm-shareholder relations. The course will introduce facts and concepts drawn from economic analysis and business practice, as well as a variety of philosophical approaches used to analyze ethical considerations. 

All courses listed will take place in the morning (either 8:00 - 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

  • ECON 1113 Principles of Economics- Macro - The functioning and current problems of the aggregate economy: determination and analysis of national income, employment, inflation and stabilization; money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy; and aspects of international interdependence.
  • ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro - Goals, incentives and allocation of resources resulting from economic behavior with applications and illustrations from current issues: operation of markets for goods, services and factors of production; the behavior of firms and industries in different types of competition and income distribution.
  • HIST 1493 United States History, 1865 to Present -  A general survey of United States history from the Civil War to the present day, with emphasis upon national political, diplomatic, economic, constitutional, social and intellectual developments.
  • PHIL 1273 - Intro to Business Ethics - An overview of important issues in business ethics, including the morality of market systems, business-customer relations, employer-employee relations, and firm-shareholder relations. The course will introduce facts and concepts drawn from economic analysis and business practice, as well as a variety of philosophical approaches used to analyze ethical considerations.
  • P SC 1113 American Federal Government - A study of the structure, organization and powers of the executive, legislative and judicial branches including relationships between state and national governments. Emphasis upon political processes and popular government; elections, political parties, pressure groups, voting behavior.
None of the classes listed below will take place via Zoom.
  • A HI Understanding Art - Explanation and analysis of the principles underlying the visual arts. Consideration of formal, historical and other factors in the valuation and enjoyment of painting, sculpture, architecture and utilitarian objects.
  • AFAM 2003 Intro - African & AFAM Studies - Introduces students to African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and at other institutions of higher education in the United States. Students will study the major ideas, concepts, problems, issues, research and scholars in the field. Provides career focus and information for students who will major or minor in African and African-American Studies. 
  • COMM 1113 Principles of Communication -  Introductory study of human communication emphasizing both theoretic understanding of the process as well as skillful application of communication principles and techniques within a variety of settings.
  • DANC 1713 Understanding Dance - A course in dance appreciation covering all aspects of various theatrical dance styles. 
  • HIST 1493 United States History, 1865 to Present -  A general survey of United States history from the Civil War to the present day, with emphasis upon national political, diplomatic, economic, constitutional, social and intellectual developments.
  • METR 2603 Severe and Unusual Weather - Provide non-majors and majors a detailed descriptive account of the physical processes important in the formation of various severe and unusual weather phenomena including: thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail storms, lightning, hurricanes, midlatitude snowstorms, lake effect snows, atmospheric optical effects, and global climate change. 
  • MUNM 2313 History of Jazz - Detailed study of jazz as a major art form. Studies the development of jazz through the growth of distinct styles. Stylistic change and cultural ties are made through representative works. Critical listening and evaluation are a major element. No prior knowledge is necessary.
  • NAS 1013 Intro-Native American Studies - This course will introduce students to key concepts and methods in the study of American Indian history, culture, and contemporary governance and socio-economic status. 
  • P SC 1113 American Federal Government - A study of the structure, organization and powers of the executive, legislative and judicial branches including relationships between state and national governments. Emphasis upon political processes and popular government; elections, political parties, pressure groups, voting behavior.
  • PHIL 1013 Introduction to Philosophy - Basic problems of philosophy explored through a consideration of selected philosophers. 
  • PSY 1113 Elements of Psychology - A survey of the scientific study of human behavior. Emphasis is placed upon scientific method, basic life processes, mechanisms of adaption, individual differences and group behavior. Students have the opportunity to be exposed to the research process either by serving as participants in research experiments or by conducting reviews of research topics.
  • SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology - The fundamental concepts of sociology; foundations of group life; social change, processes, and problems.
  • WGS 1003 Intro Women's & Gender Studies - Examines women's issues and movements in the U.S. and globally, focusing on the role of gender in people's lives and on the ways it is used to create privilege for some and oppress others. This course challenges traditional, normative notions about gender and sexuality, which are inextricably entwined. Explores how disability, race, and religion intersect with gender and sexual identity.

*Summer 2023 course availability will be posted soon.

Student Academic Resources

All Sooner Discovery students will enjoy access to all of the university's academic resources. These resources are provided to help students be successful throughout the Sooner Discovery program and later as college freshmen. These resources include:

If you have any questions about the program, application, or admissions process, email soonerdiscovery@ou.edu or call 405-550-3659.