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First-Year Foundations, UCOL 1002

First-Year Foundations (formerly Gateway to College Learning) is a letter-graded, two-credit-hour elective course designed to help first-year students thrive at OU. First-Year Foundations classes are active learning environments that become close communities. First-Year Foundations is limited to 19-21 students and led by amazing Instructors and Peer Teaching Assistants (PTAs) invested in the success of their students. Some First-Year Foundations courses are also part of our impactful First-Year Learning Communities where a small cohort (19-21) students take 2-3 courses together and have the opportunity to explore their discipline-based courses more deeply through the integration of the discipline-based course(s) and faculty within the First-Year Foundations course curriculum, assignments, and class activities.

There are various themes of interest for First-Year Foundations and First-Year Learning Communities! Click the button below to explore the options and select your FYE course!

University College Seminars, UCOL 1022

University College Seminars are letter graded, two-credit-hour elective courses designed to introduce students to a unique topic of study in a small community learning environment. Seminars are limited to only 19-21 students and are led by outstanding instructors with unique expertise and interest in the topic of study. UC Seminars are open to students of all classifications. Click the button below to explore the various topics offered in UC Seminars!

Choosing a Major, UCOL 2021

This 1-credit course explores the majors and minors that OU has to offer, and it helps students find their own interests and strengths. Explore Sooner - Deciding on a Major is taught by staff from the Center for Major and Career Exploration. These experts will guide students through the process to selecting a major that connects to their passions and interests and supports their career aspirations. UCOL 2021 is a half-semester course with sections meeting either the first half or second half of the semester. 

Exploring Careers, UCOL 1030-200

This 1-credit course is designed for students who have decided on a major and are beginning the process of exploring their career options. Students will have the opportunity to engage in self-assessment, perform career research, investigate additional academic opportunities, and create action plans to prepare for post-college careers. UCOL 1030-200 is a half-semester course offered during the second half of the semester.

Faculty Mentoring, UNIV 1210

Faculty Mentoring is a 0-credit no-cost course providing the opportunity for students to build relationships with faculty, increase their network base, and gain valuable life experience. These coures are lead by incredible faculty who are invested in mentoring first-year students. Groups are limited in size to ensure that each student has adequate opportunity to connect wth the Faculty Mentor and other participating students. Opportunities for meetings, meals, activities, etc. are scheduled specifically for participating students and their Faculty Mentors providing valuable faculty and student engagement outside of a classroom setting.

Gateway to Belonging at OU, UCOL 1523

Gateway to Belonging at OU is a 3 credit-hour course that meets the First-Year Experience Core V General Education requirement. The course is built around five core objectives – cultural fluency, critical thinking, civil discourse, citizenship, and community engagement – and supports students in developing a true understanding of others as well as a sense of belonging at OU and beyond.

Strategies for Success

Strategies is a 2-credit course designed to assist students who are on academic probation or notice. Read more about Strategies

Transitions for Transfer Students, UCOL 3001

This course introduces transfer students to the academic requirements, policies, and resources at the University of Oklahoma. Read more about Transitions

Teach a UC Course

Unviersity College hires exceptional instructors and Peer Teaching Assistants (PTAs) to teach UC Courses. Click the button below to learn more about opportuntiies to teach for University College!