First Generation Courses

If you’re interested in collaborating with other first-generation students in a classroom setting, consider registering for one of our UNIV courses.

UNIV 1201: Learning for Success at the University

This course provides students opportunities to obtain skills that lead to success in college and beyond including learning how to learn, motivation, critical and creative thinking, decision-making, identity development, wellness, and career choice. The hallmark of this course will be an active-learning environment focused on applications of skills and content.

UNIV 2302: Success for Transfer Students

This seminar provides students opportunities in writing, reading, research, speaking, and listening strategies to aid successful participation in the University of Georgia’s unique and distinctive learning environment and programs of study. Designed specifically to assist students during their transfer experience, the course will introduce students to key campus resources as well as the missions, purpose, and character of the University. Purposefully selected texts, news articles, research articles, and guest speakers as well as campus events will provide the materials for seminar exchanges. Attention will be given to the role of the student at UGA and the importance of attendance, punctuality, preparation, and participation in University classrooms.

UNIV 2900: Academic Success for First Generation Students

This course examines the research and theory about first generation college students and complicates the discourse around identity and experiences as a first generation college student and the efforts made to expand access to higher education. Furthermore, UNIV 2900 will introduce and equip incoming first generation college students with the skills and cultural capital to navigate the University of Georgia’s academic community and collegiate environment. The course deepens students’ writing, analytical, and public speaking skills by combining a multidisciplinary approach with a subject matter emphasis on exploring the first generation college student identity. By the end of the semester, students will gain knowledge of available UGA support systems, tools for academic empowerment, and a greater understanding of and awareness about their identity.

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