University College (UC)

UC 10002     ADULT STUDENT ORIENTATION      1 Credit Hour

(Equivalent to UC 10097) Course focuses on balancing adult roles and responsibilities with college demands. Students sharpen learning skills and study strategies while making connections with other adult students at Kent State.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 10095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Variable topics course that encourages interdisciplinary study to cover areas not treated adequately in traditional coursework and to make available promptly the new and significant experience of the faculty.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 10096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Experiential learning opportunity, working with a faculty member in his or her area of expertise.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

UC 10097     DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE      1 Credit Hour

(Equivalent to UC 10002 or UC 20007) Course assists students in making a successful academic transition to the university through experiential or intellectually engaging discipline-based content. Required of all first-year students. Not required of transfer students with 25 or more credit hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Colloquium

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 10162     INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT      1 Credit Hour

Course exposes students to professional skills and competencies they will need and use in the future. Students begin to develop important career ready competencies. Students learn about the art of networking and relationship building, what it means to be culturally agile, how to succinctly present themselves (elevator pitch and executive summaries), how to use career job sites and resources for career exploration and-or researching companies. Students must have satisfactorily completed UC 10097 before taking this course.

Prerequisite: College of business administration major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 10177     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for maximum 2 credits) Course allows students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the primary course and/or discipline, and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions. This course is not a stand-alone course - it must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practical Experience, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20007     LIFE BEYOND KSU      1 Credit Hour

(Equivalent to UC 10097) Equips students with the knowledge and tools critical for entering the professional world through research and application of career-related concepts and activities. Reserved for students who have not successfully completed the Destination Kent State: First Year Experience orientation course.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20008     CAREER CONSTRUCTION      1 Credit Hour

Course prepares students to increase their self-awareness, while equipping them to navigate a lifetime of meaningful occupational realities. Through experiential activities, discussions and reflective exercises, students gain self-understanding and connect academic opportunities to careers and specializations in career fields. Designed for students who have not yet declared a major, are evaluating a career change or are interested in finding personal meaning and mattering in occupational and life decisions.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20009     CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING: CHANGE, CHANCE AND CHOICE      1 Credit Hour

Navigating a career and life planning can be complex. Course is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills useful in deciding how to use opportunities to build meaningful futures and how to maintain flexibility and adaptability in the work environment. Designed for students who have not yet declared a major or are contemplating or engaged in life and career exploration or change.

Prerequisite: UC 20008.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20010     CAREER NAVIGATION: CONSTRUCTING POSSIBILITIES      2 Credit Hours

Navigating a career and life planning can be complex. Course is designed to equip students with self-awareness, knowledge and skills useful in deciding how to use opportunities to build meaningful futures and how to maintain flexibility and adaptability in the work environment. Students learn how to balance planning with uncertainty and navigate a lifetime of meaningful occupational realities. Through experiential activities, discussions and reflective exercises, students gain self-understanding and connect academic opportunities to careers and specializations in career fields. Designed for students who have not yet declare a major, are interested in finding personal meaning and mattering in occupational and life decisions or are contemplating or engaged in life and career exploration or change.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Variable topics course that encourages interdisciplinary study to cover areas not treated adequately in traditional coursework and to make available promptly the new and significant experience of the faculty.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20193     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Workshop focused on variable topics.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 20201     DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADER TRAINING      2 Credit Hours

Course prepares students to develop a solid foundation in Destination Kent State programs, Kent State knowledge, leadership and communication skills in order to support the Destination Kent State programs. May include Saturday sessions.

Prerequisite: UC 10097.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 20203     THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PEER TUTORING      1 Credit Hour

Preparation for tutoring in several academic areas. Emphasis on the student as learner. Introduction to current learning theories. Opportunities provided to adapt learning strategy to particular disciplines. Field experience included.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20277     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for maximum 2 credits) Course allows students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the primary course and/or discipline, and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions. This course is not a stand-alone course - it must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practical Experience, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

UC 30202     DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT SUCCESS LEADER SEMINAR      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable a maximum of 4 credits) Required of all student success leaders who are paired with a faculty member in assisting with UC 10097. Students need to meet the minimum requirements for the college or department in which they serve as a student success leader.

Prerequisite: UC 20201.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 30377     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit) Course allows students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the primary course and/or discipline, and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions. This course is not a stand-alone course - it must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practical Experience, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

UC 31000     MCNAIR RESEARCH METHODS I      1 Credit Hour

Introduction to research methods in the context of the McNair Scholars Program. Topics include selection of a research mentor, research ethics, finding, collecting and citing empirical sources. Registration is restricted to McNair Scholars.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 31001     MCNAIR RESEARCH METHODS II      1 Credit Hour

Research methods in the context of the McNair Scholars Program. Topics include developing a question, various design and data collection approaches, writing the research paper. Registration is restricted to McNair Scholars.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 40010     MCNAIR SCHOLARS SEMINAR I      1 Credit Hour

McNair Scholars are required to take this course after participation in Summer Research Institute. The course provides training related to the graduate school application process. Registration is restricted to McNair Scholars.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 40201     DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADER TRAINING      3 Credit Hours

Experienced student leaders for Destination Kent State selected to be trainers are required to take this course. Course provides training and skill development for assisting with training future Destination Kent State student leaders.

Prerequisite: UC 30202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 40202     DESTINATION KENT STATE INTERN SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

Experienced student success leaders selected to be student interns are required to take this course. Course extends training and skill development for students who assume responsibility for assisting student success leaders.

Prerequisite: UC 30202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 40477     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit) Course allows students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the primary course and/or discipline, and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions. This course is not a stand-alone course - it must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practical Experience, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

UC 41010     MCNAIR SCHOLARS SEMINAR II      1 Credit Hour

McNair Scholars are required to take this course after participation in Summer Research Institute. This course provides training related to the graduate school application process. Registration is restricted to McNair Scholars.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory