University 100 is the required First Year Experience course for all Concord freshmen or students transferring from other colleges with less than 30 semester hours. Univ 100 helps new students make a smooth transition to college through familiarization with University policies, procedures, and issues of college life. Univ 100 is tailored to enhance students’ academic success through development of critical thinking, time management, and study skills. In addition to the academic component, this course also addresses campus resources and helps build positive relationships with fellow students, faculty and staff.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions by our students regarding University 100 class:
- Do I have to take Univ 100?
Yes. Univ 100 is a requirement for all first time freshmen and first time transfers with less than 30 semester hours. It is a great way to meet some of your fellow students.
- Do I receive a grade for Univ 100?
Yes. You will receive a letter grade for the class. Attendance and class participation are a big part of your grade and you must successfully complete the course prior to graduation.
- Does Univ 100 count towards my GPA and hours for graduation?
Yes. Univ 100 is worth one credit hour and is required for graduation.
- Are there any assignments?
Yes. Just like any other class, you will have written assignments and quizzes. You will also participate in a service learning project. The service project coincides with Concord University’s mission of providing service to the regional community. The service project is often the part that students enjoy the most about the class! It is fun and educational, too.
- What is the summer reading assignment?
Each year, students enrolled in Univ 100 are required to complete the assigned summer reading – an interesting book chosen by the University community. Feel free to suggest a title for the next year’s summer reading! You will be doing a lot of reading as a Concord University student and we want to start you off over the summer with a positive reading experience.
The required reading for all UNIV 100 students is Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project by David Isay, Editor. Other nominations for the 2013 summer reading include:
- The Happiness Project--Gretchen Rubin
- The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband--David Finch
- Tuesdays with Morrie--Mitch Albom
- The Fault in our Stars--John Green
- The Hour I First Believed--Wally Lamb
- Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America-- Firoozeh Dumas
- The Physics of the Future-- Michio Kaku
- When the Emperor was Divine--Julie Otsuka
- The Last Lecture--Randy Pausch
- The Glass Castle--Jeanette Walls
- On the Road--Jack Kerouac
- Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President-- Eli Saslow
- The Art of Racing in the Rain--Garth Stein
- The Alchemist--Paulo Coelho
- Mary Jane’s War, A Civil War Novel Based on a True Story--Joe B. Roles
- The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers
- The Round House - Louise Erdich
- End of Life Bookclub - Will Schwalbe
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo
- Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
- Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker
- Braindead Megaphone – George Saunders
- My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales--Kate Bernheimer, Gregory Macguire, Carmen Gimenez Smith & Lydia Millet
- Then We Came to the End – Joshua Ferris
- 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans—Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—Rebecca Skloot
- The Tigers Wife—Tea Obreht
- Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me—Jerry McGill
- The Power of Habit-- Charles Duhigg
- The Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life)—Adam Shepard