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UNI 201 Curriculum

The curriculum of Transfer Seminar involves topics that will help transfer and military students in their first semester make a successful academic, social, and personal transition to UNCW. Seminar course designed to support transfer students in transitioning to campus and optimizing their UNCW learning experience. Critical thinking, information literacy skills, discussion, and group collaboration are emphasized as students focus on issues often important to transfer student success and college success in general. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.

UNI 201 Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of and participate in the powerful learning expertise of higher education at UNCW.
  • Student will evaluate their transition into, anticipate their path through, and plan for their career after UNCW.
  • Students will understand and illustrate information literacy.
  • Students will strengthen writing skills by creating a research and reflection based Transfer Portfolio.
  • Students will demonstrate self-knowledge and appreciate the value of human differences.
  • Students will demonstrate and understand dimensions of health and wealth.

Select Topics Covered in UNI 201

  • Academic and career plan
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Academic strategies and skills
  • Time Management
  • UNCW Resources and Support Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Library and research skills
  • Motivation and Goal Setting
  • Academic Advising Information
  • Diversity and the College Experience

Common Course Components

The goals and student learning outcomes of Transfer Seminar encourage consistency across sections, while allowing faculty flexibility in designing and implementing the curriculum. Each section will include the following common components:

  • Common Syllabus
  • Common Instructor Resources
  • Information Literacy Instructional Session with a UNCW Librarian
  • 201 Peer Mentor
  • Major and Career Exploration Session with Career Services
  • Participation in Events Beyond the Classroom
  • Journals and reflections
  • Transfer Portfolio
  • Adult Transitional Theory/W-Curve session with Peer Mentor