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The Division of Academic Enhancement offers the following courses. For more detailed course descriptions, including prerequisites and course syllabi, please visit: bulletin.uga.edu

Academic Success Courses

UNIV 1101: Topics in Academic Enhancement

Speaking Skills in ESOL Speaking: Academic Communication

This course is designed to introduce ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) undergraduate and graduate students to some of the academic speaking (and email writing) skills they will need in a U.S. University. The course will also give students opportunities to practice these skills and to receive feedback from the instructor. At the end of the course, students should have a better understanding of how to approach speaking assignments required for college classes in the United States and how to communicate more effectively on campus in diverse situations.

UNIV 1102: Learning to Learn

Designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores, this course focuses on effective college learning strategies such as note taking and test preparation. In this course you will learn basic ideas in learning theory and how these theories inform the practice of learning. We will also cover how to select and modify learning strategies based on the course, the academic tasks, and your own characteristics as a learner.

UNIV 1103: Strategies and Life Skills Needed for Success

This course offers a collaborative learning environment that engages you in creative and critical thinking while strengthening individual learning skills and encouraging opportunities to seek and obtain a relevant and meaningful career.

UNIV 1103S: Strategies and Life Skills Needed for Success

This course offers a collaborative learning environment that engages you in creative and critical thinking while strengthening individual learning skills and encouraging opportunities to seek and obtain a relevant and meaningful career.  Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives.

UNIV 1107: Critical Thinking: Theory and Individual Analysis

Build higher level thinking skills through small group discussions, creative writing, interactive problem solving activities, and responses to various types of media as you share and discuss ideas and opinions.

UNIV 1111: Text Comprehension and Vocabulary Improvement

Strategies to better comprehend and remember text information; emphasizes the processes of identifying key information, understanding organizational patterns, monitoring, higher-level thinking, and fixing-up comprehension difficulties; vocabulary and the role it plays in text comprehension.

UNIV 1113: University Success for Freshmen

Designed specifically for first-year students, this course offers a chance to gain life-skills beneficial for those transitioning to the University. Knowledge building and critical thinking in this course are also beneficial in becoming a self-directed learner and lay the foundation for seeking continuous personal growth, obtaining a relevant and meaningful career, and acting as a responsible and engaged member of a global society.

Math Courses

UNIV 1108: Introduction to Data Analysis

Drop Back from MATH 1101

Offered as a preparatory course intended to be taken before MATH 1101, this class discusses the concepts of analyzing and describing real-world data using statistics, mathematical models, and other quantitative tools. Also available as a drop-back for students enrolled in MATH 1101.

UNIV 1110: Introduction to Pre-Calculus

Drop Back from MATH 1113

Designed to be taken before MATH 1113, this class offers a complete review of algebra and problem-solving techniques to prepare students for pre-calculus. Topics include factoring, solving equations and inequalities, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and graphing techniques. Also available as a drop-back for students enrolled in MATH 1113. Please note that there is a deadline for the drop back process.

Digital Literacy Course

UNIV 1120: Online@UGA: Digital Media Literacy

An introduction to digital media literacy. In addition to familiarizing students with the rich computing resources that the University provides, the course provides an introduction to digital media literacy, including the evaluation and creation of Web sites, blogs, short documentary films, and other forms of online media.

Tutor Training Course

Writing Courses

UNIV 1105: Improving Grammar, Usage, and Style

Drop Back from ENGL 1101

This course reviews grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure to strengthen writing skills, guide editing, and develop clarity of writing style.

UNIV 1115: Introduction to Academic Writing

Drop Back from ENGL 1101

This course reviews essential components of clear and effective academic prose such as grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure, audience analysis, and writing style. Also available as a drop-back for students enrolled in ENGL 1101. Please note that there is a deadline for the drop back process.

UNIV 1117: Basic Composition for Multilingual Writers

This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students whose first language is not English. Topics include building an academic vocabulary and mastering English grammar, idioms, and sentence structure by composing short academic papers that can be tailored to a student’s major. The course also focuses on combating problems non-native speakers typically experience with proofreading, revision, and writing for an American audience.

UNIV 2202: Academic Writing for Multilingual Students

This course offers a review of grammar, vocabulary development, and writing instruction for multilingual upperclassmen and graduate students (from any discipline) interested in further developing their writing skills for class papers, theses, dissertations, or for publication. Academic style guidelines appropriate to the student’s field of study will be used.

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