First-Year Experience Curriculum
University 101: Introduction to University Life
Now specifically offered for students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), University 101 is designed to enhance first-year students’ personal and academic transition from high school to university life. The purpose is to make students’ first semester at Chico State a productive and successful semester, to help them get involved in the life of the University and the Chico community, and to give them a good foundation for the rest of their college career. Note: This class is only offered during the Fall semester.
University 105: Self, Identity and Sustainability
This GE writing intensive course provides students with an in-depth study of identity formation processes, emphasizing especially the effects of college on identity development. The course emphasizes intellectual exploration and experimentation, conversation and creative problem solving with peers and mentors, and the production of written and visual texts to engage and inform a broad audience. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Communities of Practice on and off campus, create short videos, and more.
FYE Internship Program:
This semester-long internship allows students to earn two credits while learning about and participating in the FYE Program. This hands-on experience is necessary if students would like to be eligible for a paid student staff position at FYE. During these six hours a week, interns will work closely with the Program Director, the Program Assistant, and the student staff members to help plan public events, provide guidance for first-year students, and develop programs which encourage first-year students to become involved in both University life and the community.