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Transition Communities

A Transition Community is a three credit first-year seminar that helps students excel in their first year at UNM by learning college success skills and building community. Twenty-five students enroll in a community oriented seminar where they will learn how to better navigate the University, and have an overall, smoother transition to university life. A primary goal of the seminar is to excel in the core or other academic course, while learning about majors, careers, and college success skills. There will be several courses created for the general student population as well as courses de- signed for unique cohorts at UNM by major, affiliations, or interest areas.

Transition Communities are explored through UNM's UNIV 101 course.  UNIV 101 is three credit course that is designed to help students successfully transition into life and learning at the University of New Mexico.  Students can expect to be introduced to the following topics:

Learning Outcomes

  • Financial Capabilities

  • Lobo Reading Experiences
    • How to have difficult conversations in the classroom
    • Identity Autobiography and Your Role at UNM
  • Your Academic Journey
    • Setting your academic plan
    • Exploring a Major
    • Answering big questions in your field
    • Academic Integrity
    • Willpower 101

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Courses for Fall 2018

FYRE

As a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity University, The University of New Mexico provides many diverse opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in advanced research experiences. This UNIV 101 course provides a basic introduction to the process of conducting research to prepare students for future research experiences. Students in this class design and conduct a research project on a topic of their choosing, present their research project at UNM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC), and learn how to become involved in the various research opportunities on UNM’s main campus and beyond. In addition to research-related activities, students develop their abilities to learn effectively and stay motivated in a college environment and beyond.

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: MWF2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Dane Smith Hall 231
CRN: 62336
Instructors: Jose Villar
Intro to UNM for Music Majors

Being a Music Major presents a unique set of challenges. For example, Music Majors will jump right into their major from the first day of classes. Students have to learn how to efficiently practice, prepare for large ensemble rehearsals, and manage music theory, music history, piano, and many other classes. UNIV 101: How to Be a Music Major will help you get through your first semester, and year, with a little more knowledge. We will cover, practice techniques, time management skills, concert culture, entrepreneurship, performance anxiety, and techniques for chamber music. This class will be a blast and you will leave with skills to get you through your degree and beyond.


Course: UNIV 101
Meets: T11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Center for the Arts 2100
CRN: 62076
Instructors: Michael Walker
Intro to UNM for Music Majors

Being a Music Major presents a unique set of challenges. For example, Music Majors will jump right into their major from the first day of classes. Students have to learn how to efficiently practice, prepare for large ensemble rehearsals, and manage music theory, music history, piano, and many other classes. UNIV 101: How to Be a Music Major will help you get through your first semester, and year, with a little more knowledge. We will cover, practice techniques, time management skills, concert culture, entrepreneurship, performance anxiety, and techniques for chamber music. This class will be a blast and you will leave with skills to get you through your degree and beyond.

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: M10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Center for the Arts 2100
CRN: 62077
Instructors: Michael Walker
Explore Your Major

Being a student at UNM gives you the chance to follow many possible paths to your future.  Explore your academic options and find your path with the help of a personal tour guide. This course will provide exclusive “back-stage access" to UNM’s most recognizable venues like the Pit and UNM Hospital, as well as some of the most important sites of learning and discovery in New Mexico.  You will learn about yourself and what makes you tick, and what you have to offer to the world.   

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: M3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall 128
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Online 1
CRN: 48394
Instructors: Laura Banks
FYRE

As a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity University, The University of New Mexico provides many diverse opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in advanced research experiences. This UNIV 101 course provides a basic introduction to the process of conducting research to prepare students for future research experiences. Students in this class design and conduct a research project on a topic of their choosing, present their research project at UNM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC), and learn how to become involved in the various research opportunities on UNM’s main campus and beyond. In addition to research-related activities, students develop their abilities to learn effectively and stay motivated in a college environment and beyond.

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: MWF2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Mitchell Hall 117
CRN: 62337
Instructors: Jose Villar
Explore Business

Students who enroll in the Explore Business seminar can expect a semester dedicated to participation in experiential learning and reflection activities, interaction with Anderson professors from all BBA concentration areas, advisement from seasoned academic advisors, and creation of a professional brand. 

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: TR11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
R.O. Anderson Grad Sch of Mgmt 117
CRN: 58250
Instructors: Florencio Olguin
FYRE

As a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity University, The University of New Mexico provides many diverse opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in advanced research experiences. This UNIV 101 course provides a basic introduction to the process of conducting research to prepare students for future research experiences. Students in this class design and conduct a research project on a topic of their choosing, present their research project at UNM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC), and learn how to become involved in the various research opportunities on UNM’s main campus and beyond. In addition to research-related activities, students develop their abilities to learn effectively and stay motivated in a college environment and beyond.

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: TR2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Mitchell Hall 217
CRN: 62339
Instructors: Jose Villar
CAMP

Succeeding on the UNM College CAMPus is a course designed to assist students participating in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) in their transition to college.

This course will:

  • Foster students’ academic success by applying strategies essential to handle the workload of college-level classes.
  • Connect students with the resources available at the University of New Mexico, from libraries to tutoring centers, and recreational activities.
  • Improve students’ public speaking skills and their ability work in groups.
  • Encourage students to reflect on their backgrounds and life experiences and how those experiences will positively impact their success.
  • Enhance an understanding of responsible citizenship beyond the college campus.
  • Develop or strengthen critical thinking skills
Course: UNIV 101
Meets: MWF1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Mitchell Hall 121
CRN: 58203
Instructors: Ivan Olay
Transitioning to UNM for Student Athletes

University 101 is a three (3) credit hour course that is designed to help student athletes successfully transition into life and learning at the University. Students can expect to be introduced to the concepts and values of a University education, and of preparation in the university disciplines; the tradition, community, and diversity in Albuquerque and UNM; the refinement of academic, personal, and critical thinking skills; and will be introduced to the resources and services of the University.  In other words, UNIV 101 is: Everything you need for your first semester of college! This course will help student athletes learn how to handle social media, learn how to take tests more successfully, improve time management skills, learn how to study more effectively, discover ideas for your major and for what to do with your major, learn how to use library resources, learn how to adjust to college and Albuquerque, promote your own self-discovery, and learn how to think critically—all in one semester! 

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: TR9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mitchell Hall 206
CRN: 36069
Instructors: Marsha Hardeman
Transitioning to UNM for Student Athletes

University 101 is a three (3) credit hour course that is designed to help student athletes successfully transition into life and learning at the University. Students can expect to be introduced to the concepts and values of a University education, and of preparation in the university disciplines; the tradition, community, and diversity in Albuquerque and UNM; the refinement of academic, personal, and critical thinking skills; and will be introduced to the resources and services of the University.  In other words, UNIV 101 is: Everything you need for your first semester of college! This course will help student athletes learn how to handle social media, learn how to take tests more successfully, improve time management skills, learn how to study more effectively, discover ideas for your major and for what to do with your major, learn how to use library resources, learn how to adjust to college and Albuquerque, promote your own self-discovery, and learn how to think critically—all in one semester!

Course: UNIV 101
Meets: TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Mitchell Hall 104
CRN: 58141
Instructors: Ryan Swanson
Transitioning to UNM for Student Athletes

University 101 is a three (3) credit hour course that is designed to help student athletes successfully transition into life and learning at the University. Students can expect to be introduced to the concepts and values of a University education, and of preparation in the university disciplines; the tradition, community, and diversity in Albuquerque and UNM; the refinement of academic, personal, and critical thinking skills; and will be introduced to the resources and services of the University.  In other words, UNIV 101 is: Everything you need for your first semester of college! This course will help student athletes learn how to handle social media, learn how to take tests more successfully, improve time management skills, learn how to study more effectively, discover ideas for your major and for what to do with your major, learn how to use library resources, learn how to adjust to college and Albuquerque, promote your own self-discovery, and learn how to think critically—all in one semester!

Course: UNIV 101
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CRN: 59620
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