University Academics (UNIV)

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UNIV 101  Introduction to University Life  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course revolves around the scholarship of place, involving students in academic inquiries about CSU, Chico as a place of learning, a set of historical sites, a crucial component of the larger place we call "Chico", and a key location for their development as educated adults in a democracy. Students also examine ways of navigating the University and adapting past academic and personal practices to fit this new context. The course is intended for first-year students only. 3 hours lecture.  (009580)  
General Education: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (E)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
UNIV 105W  Self, Identity, and Sustainability (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course introduces several methods for considering identity formation using students' direct experiences and researched examples of "emerging adult identity" and "eco-identity". Students read, write, discuss, and do case analyses and problem-solving to examine tensions among the idea of a consistent "self", the concept of "identity" as a set of ongoing processes, and the gaps between self-presentation and environmental commitments. 3 hours lecture.  (021144)  
General Education: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (E)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
UNIV 150  REACH for Success  2 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course provides students the opportunity to synthesize college and life experiences to maximize academic success in the first year and beyond. Through structured peer-and faculty-mentored activities and exploration of topics in self-awareness, identity development, leadership, and community engagement, students identify their academic purpose, set goals, and develop strategies for achieving them. 6 hours independent study.  (022205)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
UNIV 189  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 0 hours supervision.  (021682)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
UNIV 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (020355)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
UNIV 199  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (020027)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
UNIV 202  Peer Mentor Training  2 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to serve as effective, supportive Peer Mentors for first-year freshmen and students in GE courses with a civic/service-learning component. Students in this course become familiar with the theoretical underpinnings of the First-Year Experience Program and the objectives for UNIV 101 and other GE courses with a civic component. Through reading, writing, discussion, and hands-on activities they gain insight into first-year students' likely difficulties in adjusting to and succeeding in college, and they develop an array of strategies for supporting first-year students during their adjustment period. Mentors also learn about the needs of novice learners in an array of GE courses, and come to understand how the development of a civic dimension enhances students' learning experiences. 2 hours discussion.  (020674)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
UNIV 298  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (009596)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
UNIV 330  Undergraduate Research in College Equity and Success  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course provides students the opportunity to participate in authentic undergraduate research, a High Impact Educational Practice, focused on equity and student success at Chico State. After doing research on equity in higher education, students will use Chico State data to examine factors contributing to student success. Students collect data, apply quantitative reasoning to analyze the information, present their findings, and make data-informed policy recommendations for campus leaders. 3 hours lecture.  (022240)  
General Education: Upper-Division Scientific Inq/Quant Reason (UDB); Equity, Ethics, and Policy Pathway; Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
UNIV 389  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 0 hours supervision.  (009597)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
UNIV 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (009599)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
UNIV 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of a topic or problem. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (022193)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
UNIV 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (009601)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division