USC 101/102: Intro to University Ed.
All students in First Year College are required to take "Introduction to University Education," USC 101 (fall semester) and USC 102 (spring semester), in their first year at NC State. Students earn 1 hour of letter-graded credit for each of the two semesters. The course is taught by the student's advisor and meets once a week. Classes are discussion-oriented, and students frequently work together in small groups. The course uses a textbook written by First Year College advisors, The Transition to Higher Education Workbook.
Most colleges at NC State require some sort of orientation course for their students. While all of these courses seek to help first year students become more comfortable within the university community, the First Year College orientation courses also encourage students to make rational, informed decisions about their majors. USC 101 and 102 are designed to include topics that concern undeclared students: the adjustment from high school to college, the academic expectations of a university student, the assessment of one's own personal goals and values, and the exploration of careers and the undergraduate majors at NC State. At the end of their first year, students should have enough information about themselves and the university to make informed decisions about their future.
common course description for USC 101
common course description for USC 102
Questions about USC 101 or 102? Please contact Donna Burton.
This page last updated by zpcook- January 9, 2013 9:30 AM