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Just for You!

 

The First Year Experience provides two great in class opportunities that are just for first year students! These opportunities are called First Year Only courses (FYOs) and Blugold Bundles. Explore your options for each here!

 
First Year Only

First Year Only (FYO) sections strictly enroll first year students. Your FYO will have a dedicated faculty member and a student mentor who is there to answer your questions, announce upcoming events and help you navigate UW-Eau Claire.

FYOs Fall 2017:


 ARTH 111, Section 401; Art History Survey I

A historical survey of Western art from the Paleolithic through Medieval periods emphasizing materials, techniques, style, iconography, and contexts of production and reception. LE: K4


BIOL 180, Section 401, Lab Sections 431, 432, 433; Environmental Biology and Conservation

An introduction to natural resource conservation. Problems associated with the use and abuse of America's resources are studied in an ecological framework. Resource management methods are explored. LE: R3, I1

CHEM 115, Section 401/431; Chemical Principles

Principles of chemistry, including chemical properties and the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, equilibria, thermodynamics, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and complexation reactions.

ENV 101, sections 401, lab sections 431, 432

Examine key social drivers that facilitate or limit the sustainability of communities by integrating concepts and skills with personal experience.

GEOG 111, section 401, 401; Human Geography

The basic elements, processes, distributions, and problems associated with cultural groups: their principal ways of life, interrelationships with the natural environment, and socio-cultural diversity. Topics include: population, race, language, religion, political ideologies, and economic systems. LE: K2, R2

GEOG 178, Section 401; Conservation of the Environment

The use and abuse of environmental resources and the problems involved in their management and conservation LE: I1

IDIS 155, Section 401; Exploring Liberal Education

This course is intended to help students 1) understand and appreciate a liberal education, and 2) develop skills and strategies to become
self-regulated learners at the college level.

MATH 108, Section 401; Earth Algebra

Modeling real data drawn from biology, the environment, finance, and other physical systems. Topics include the development of linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the rate of change in an applied setting. LE: R3, S2

PHIL 101, Section 401; Basic Philosophical Issues

A survey of fundamental problems of philosophy, such as free will, mind and body, knowledge and skepticism, the self, reason and faith, the origin and purpose of government, and the nature of morality. LE: K3

PSYC 100, Sections 401, 402; Introduction to Psychology

Human behavior, learning, thinking, motivation, perception, emotion, behavior disorders, personality, psychological tests, social behavior, and selected
applications of psychology. LE: K2

SW 100, Section 401; Introduction to Social Welfare

Introduces institutions, values, political perspectives influencing and structuring the well-being of people. LE: R2, I1

WMNS 100, Section 401; U.S. Women's Experience: Gender, Race, and Class

Interdisciplinary introduction examining how issues of identity, body image, sexuality, relationships, work, welfare, health, crime, the military, the environment, and global corporate economy are affected by the lived experience of gender, race, and class in the United States. LE: K3, R1.Plus DD

HIST 292, Section 401; Origins of Current World Conflicts

Topical course exploring historical origins of current world conflicts. Causes and forms of conflict include evolution of human rights, ethnic-racial and class
divisions, imperialism and decolonization, nationalism, political ideologies, total war, terrorism and comparative revolutions. LE: R2, I

POLS 110, Section 401; American National Politics

Analysis of major components of American national politics. Includes examination of the individual's ability to affect politics, and the impact of politics on
individual lives. LE: K2, R3

PHYS 100, Sections 411, 412; Physical Science

A conceptual study of physics using ideas of force and energy to understand motion, properties of matter, sound, light, and electricity and magnetism. LE: K1

SOC 101, Section 401; Introduction to Sociology

Introduces students to sociological perspectives of human social behavior, social structures, interaction, socialization, culture, institutions, and social change. LE: K2, R1


 

Blugold Bundles

You may also consider enrolling in a Blugold Bundle which consists of two or more courses or experiences linked by a common topic or question. Bundles will connect personal experiences and multiple disciplines allowing you to apply knowledge between courses and better understand the value of a liberal education.

Bundles Fall 2017:

*All Blugold Bundles fulfill Liberal Education requirement I.

 


The Hero/ Heroine's
Journey

The college experience—particularly the first year—is a rite of passage for many students. Using "a hero's journey," a narrative pattern identified by
Joseph Campbell, this bundle will explore the hero and heroine's journey throughout a variety of stories. In addition, it will explore how, using the lens of the hero/heroine's journey, students can critically examine changes in their own life.


 

ENGL 274, Section 201;The Short Story

This course includes the analysis and discussion of ideas and literary techniques found in the short story with attention to such writers as Chekhov, Dinesen, Borges, Welty. LE: K4


GEN 110, 705;Strategies for Academic Success

Designed to assist student development of successful academic and personal strategies
necessary to meet demands at the college level by formulating educational goals, examining effective learning strategies, and making informed decisions.

Bundle: I 


Cultural Identity

 

In this bundle, students interested in the concepts of equity, diversity and inclusiveness can learn more about these topics and how to implement them
through leadership settings.

WMNS 100, Section 201;U.S. Women's Experience: Gender, Race, and Class

Interdisciplinary introduction examining how issues of identity, body image, sexuality, relationships, work, welfare, health, crime, the military the environment, and global corporate economy are affected by the lived experience of gender, race, and class in the United States. LE: K3, R1 Plus, DD

AND

IDIS 187, Section 208;Integrative Seminar

This integrative learning first year seminar is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities,
practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom. This section of IDIS 187 is linked with WMNS 100, Section 201 (Women's Experience: Gender, Race, and Class). This seminar will ask you to integrate content from your different
university courses and connect your experiences outside the classroom.  

Bundle:
I

Exploring Health
Professions

In this bundle, pre-health professions majors will have an opportunity to explore the variety of career opportunities in the healthcare field and work with this information as they learn to read and write critically in WRIT 116.

WRIT 116, Section 201 or 202;Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing

Development of college-level reading, writing and research skills within a section-specific theme. Emphasis on rhetorical knowledge, information literacy, digital literacy, and writing craft. LE: S1

AND

IDIS 187, Section 209;Integrative Seminar

This integrative learning first year seminar is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities,
practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom. This section of IDIS 187 is linked with WRIT 116, sections 201 or 202 (Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing). This course will ask you to integrate content from your different university courses and connect your experiences outside the classroom.  

Bundle:
I


Information Literacy

 

This bundle proposal links WRIT 114: Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing with a one-credit information literacy course, IDIS 187: Seminar in Integrative Learning. In IDIS 187, students will critically evaluate and reflect upon their own use and selection of information, explore the social, economic and political context in which information is created, consumed, manipulated and used, and conduct research using a variety of resources to support their reading and writing in WRIT 114.

WRIT 114, Section 201 Intensive Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing

Development of college-level reading, writing, and research skills within a section-specific theme. Emphasis on rhetorical knowledge, information literacy, digital literacy, and writing craft. LE-S1

IDIS 187, Section 206;Integrative Seminar

This integrative learning first year seminar is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities, practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom. This section of IDIS 187 is linked with WRIT 114, section 201 (Intensive Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing). This seminar will ask you to integrate content from your
different university courses and connect your experiences outside the classroom.

First Year Pre-Nursing: How Do We Know What is Best for Our Patients?

This bundle serves aspiring nursing students in their first semester, giving them opportunities to discuss issues in nursing and to work with these issues in rhetorical contexts, learning to read and write critically. Students will also have the opportunity to develop as a cohort of future nurses.

NRSG 105, Section 201;Dilemmas of Knowledge in Nursing and Healthcare

An introductory course on significant problems in nursing and healthcare. Explores ways that knowledge is discovered and used to describe and develop effective solutions.

AND

WRIT 116, Section 203;Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing

Development of college-level reading, writing and research skills within a section-specific theme. Emphasis on rhetorical knowledge, information literacy, digital literacy, and writing craft. LE: S1

Bundle:
I

College Connection 2

This bundle is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities, practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom.

CSD 150;Section 201, Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Survey of basic human communication sciences and disorders, plus related professions. Development and characteristics of normal communication behavior; nature, causes, signs, symptoms, and interventions for communication disorders of speech, hearing, and language. LE: K2, R3

AND

IDIS 187, Section 202;Integrative Seminar

This integrative learning first year seminar is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities, practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom. This section of IDIS 187 is linked with CSD 150 (Communication Sciences and Disorders). This seminar will ask you to integrate content from your different university courses and connect your experiences outside the classroom.

Bundle:
I

College Connection 3

This bundle is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities, practice skills necessary for
college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom.

POLS 110, Section, 201, American National Politics

Analysis of major components of American national politics. Includes examination of the individual's ability to affect politics, and the impact of politics on individual lives. LE: K2, R3

AND

IDIS 187, Section 204;Integrative Seminar

This integrative learning first year seminar is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities, practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom. This section of IDIS 187 is linked with POLS 110 (American National Politics). This seminar will ask you to integrate content from your different university courses and connect your experiences outside the classroom.

Bundle:
I

College Connection 4

This bundle is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities, practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom.

GEOG 111, Section 201;Human Geography

The basic elements, processes, distributions, and problems associated with cultural groups: their principal ways of life, interrelationships with the natural
environment, and socio-cultural diversity. Topics include: population, race, language, religion, political ideologies, and economic systems. LE: K2, R2

AND

IDIS 187, Section 205;Integrative Seminar

This integrative learning first year seminar is designed to help you transition to the university, learn about important campus resources and opportunities,
practice skills necessary for college success, and cultivate a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom. This section of IDIS 187 is linked with Geog 111, Section 201 (Human Geography). This seminar will ask you to integrate content from your different university courses and connect your experiences outside the classroom with learning in it.  

Bundle:
I

 


Ask about these great opportunities during orientation or your advising meeting!


Instructors-Please consider becoming a part of UW-Eau Claire's first year programming and contact Dr. Louisa Rice.