First-Year Experience Program

University Academics (UNIV) Courses

Current Courses

University 101: Introduction to University Life
University 101 is designed to enhance first-year students’ personal and academic transition from high school to university life. It is a high-impact practice course(opens in new window) that uses Undergraduate Research to engage students with authentic and purposeful research focused on student success and equity.  Through the active and applied research, students also increase their sense of belonging on campus through the discovery of and engagement with our varied campus support programs. The purpose is to make students’ first year at Chico State productive and successful, 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.

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. Projects will be displayed at the end of the semester at the Sense of Place Exhibit.