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UNIV 100 is the required First Year Experience course for all Concord freshmen or students transferring from other colleges with fewer than 24 semester hours. UNIV 100 helps new students make a smooth transition to college through familiarization with CU 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.
 
2019 Required Summer Reading
Book cover for George Anders' "You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless' Liberal Arts Education." White cover with title in center, multi-colored arrows pointing outward from the title in all directions.

For Fall 2019, all UNIV 100 students are required to read You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Degree by George Anders. Grab your copy at the campus bookstore! 

Past summer selections include:
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours by Marian Wright Edelman
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technolopgy and Less from Each Other ​by Sherry Turkle
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, with Jeffrey Zaslow
Listening is an Act of Love edited with an introduction by Dave Isay
 
CU Majors & Minors Fair
Concord University Majors & Minors Fair Logo with icons underneath - art palette, microscope, glove, book, columned building.

Students are required to attend the 2019 CU Majors Fair on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The fair will run from 2-4PM in Pais Fellowship Hall (Univ. Pt.). Students are not required to attend the entire time, however, should allot sufficient time to gather all information required for the Majors Fair assignment, which will be a significant portion of the final student presentation.
FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions by our students regarding UNIV 100:

Do I have to take UNIV 100?
Yes. UNIV 100 is a requirement for all first-time freshmen and first-time transfers with fewer 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 hours?
Yes. UNIV 100 is worth one credit hour.

 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.
 
Student Service Days
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Service learning is an important component of CU Foundations and Concord’s mission. CU Foundations students are required to participate in a community service project. Three service days have been coordinated with several projects on each day for you to choose from. If you have not already signed up for a service project, do so ASAP! You have been provided with significant advanced notice of these events to make room in your schedule to attend one. If there are extenuating circumstances and you cannot participate in one of the scheduled service activities, discuss alternatives with your instructor.

      Day of Service 1 – Saturday, August 24 
      Day of Service 2 – Saturday, September 7 
      Day of Service 3 – Saturday, September 21

For more details, click here
UNIV 100 Workshops
All UNIV 100 students are required to attend three workshops on topics related to academic success and adjusting to college. (Choose the day/time that is most convenient for you). If you are unable to attend one or more of the workshops, please let your instructor know as soon as possible.
Plagiarism – Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 – 1:00-2:00 PM (Pais Fellowship Hall – Univ. Pt.)
                      Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 – 2:00-3:00 PM (Pais Fellowship Hall – Univ. Pt.)
                      Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 – 11:00AM-12:00 PM (Pais Fellowship Hall – Univ. Pt.)
Growth Mindset – Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 – 1:00-2:00 PM (State Room – Student Ctr.)
                               Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 – 11:00AM-12:00PM (State Room, Student Ctr.)
                               Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 – 12:00-1:00 PM (State Room, Student Ctr.)
Course Selection – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 – 1:00-2:00 PM (Pais Fellowship Hall – Univ. Pt.)
                                 Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 – 11:00AM-12:00PM (Pais Fellowship Hall)
                                 Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 – 2:00-3:00 PM ( Pais Fellowship Hall – Univ. Pt.)


 
UNIV 100 Syllabus
A copy of the Fall 2019 UNIV 100 syllabus will be available later in the summer!