University Courses (UNI)

Courses

UNI 101. College for First Year Students. 3 Hours.

This course develops academic skills to promote college success and life-long learning skills. Topics include planning, managing time, critical reading, note-taking, self-advocacy, and self-responsibility. Students complete a work that involves research and reflection. Course Information: This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Freshman Seminar.

UNI 103. Academic Success Workshop. 1-3 Hours.

This course is designed as a practical means to assist freshman and sophomores who are on probation raise their grade point averages and return to good academic standing. Using the content of their current semester courses, students in UNI 103 acquire learning strategies, study habits, and management skills that lead to academic success. The abilities developed in UNI 103 continue to support academic performance in future classes. Course Information: Grade option available. For probationary freshman and sophomores with GPA less than 2.0.

UNI 106. Diversity and the College Experience. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity; demonstrate how experiencing diversity can strengthen one's learning and supply specific strategies for making the most of diversity in college and beyond. Course Information: This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Freshman Seminar and Social and Behavioral Science.

UNI 262. ECCE: Global Experience Program: Immigration and Human Trafficking. 3 Hours.

During a 10-day program in England we will study: abolition of slavery; patterns of immigration including the emigration of the Pilgrims; and current human trafficking and immigration/emigration. At UIS we will study the abolition of U.S. slavery and current issues of immigration and human trafficking. Course Information: This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the areas of Engagement Experience.

UNI 301. ECCE: Speakers Series. 1 Hour.

The Speakers Series offers students the opportunity to participate in discussions with influential speakers whose lectures compliment the Engaged Citizenship Common Experience curriculum. May be repeated up to a maximum of 2 hours. Course Information: Students are required to attend at least four official Speakers Series events with documented attendance and participation in the lectures and a reflection on the content through online discussion forums and an integrative reflective essay. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Speakers Series.

UNI 460. ECCE: Global Experience Seminar. 1-12 Hours.

Periodically, UIS will offer study abroad seminars organized by UIS faculty and staff through the Global Experience Program. Seminars will be approved by the Global Experience Committee. Seminars will vary in content, location, and length. Contact: International Affairs Office at (217) 206-6678. Information can also be requested at isa@uis.edu. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the areas of Global Awareness or Engagement Experience.

UNI 470. ECCE: Global Experience Exchange. 4-18 Hours.

Students selected as exchange students with UIS affiliates will register for UNI 470 for the number of credits they anticipate earning through study at the host institution. Course Information: Prerequisite: Approval of the Global Experience Committee. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the areas of Global Awareness or Engagement Experience.

UNI 480. ECCE: Global Experience Program. 4-18 Hours.

UIS provides its students with the option to study abroad at another institution through the Global Experience Program. Students who have been approved to study abroad by the Global Experience Committee will register for UNI 480 for the semester(s) they will be off-campus. Credit hours will vary and will be dependent on the number of credits taken abroad. Contact: International Affairs Office at (217) 206-6678. Information can also be requested at isa@uis.edu. Course Information: Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the areas of Global Awareness or Engagement Experience.

UNI 490. ECCE: Global Experience Exchange ISEP. 4-16 Hours.

Students selected as International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) students will register for UNI 490 for the number of credits determined appropriate by the International Program Office. Course Information: This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the areas of Engagement Experience or Global Awareness.