Dec 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Foundations

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The over-arching purpose of University foundations courses is to help students make successful transitions to the institution. These courses encourage the development of active learning skills, promote responsible decision-making, facilitate exploration of academic majors and career planning, and help students establish rewarding human relationships in college with peers, professors, and University staff. University Studies courses support student academic success and that provide structured opportunities for out-of-class learning.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development administers two academic courses designed specifically for new students, UNV 110  for new freshmen and UNV 301  for new transfers. These courses are intended to facilitate students' transition to University life and seek to provide a common experience for first-year students at The University of Southern Mississippi, regardless of major. Both courses are a two-hour, letter-graded course that may be used to fulfill degree requirements. The University of Southern Mississippi strongly encourages all new students to enroll in the appropriate seminar (UNV 110  or UNV 301 ) during their first semester of enrollment.

  1. UNV 110  for new freshman
  2. UNV 112  for PASS scholars
  3. UNV 140  for study abroad
  4. UNV 301  for new transfer students
  5. UNV 310  job-seeking skills course
  6. UNV 312  mentor training course
  7. UNV 315  for resident assistants
  8. UNV 325  for peer educators
  9. UNV 392  for Eagle SPUR awardees
  10. GRD 451  and GRD 452  research seminars for McNair Scholars

Learning Skills (LS) courses

  1. UNV 101 - Academic Support I  for students placing into intermediate algebra math (MAT 99 ), intermediate reading (CIE 99 ) and intermediate writing () courses, according to the IHL policy (Section 600-608 - D)
  2. UNV 250 - Strategic Learning  for students needing to improve their overall performance, including those on academic probation, probation continued or suspension

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