This course is designed to equip students with skills and intellectual dispositions which will enable them to succeed in their academic careers. Primary focus will be placed on the ability to locate and gather information, the ability to engage in critical thinking, and the ability to express oneself orally and in writing. Each section of the seminar will address a particular interdisciplinary theme, a topic or body of knowledge which students approach for the purpose of developing their skills in acquiring and using information. The theme provides a context for academic investigation and student self-expression.
Because UI-100 serves as the introduction to Southeast's University Studies Program, it also leads students to explore the value of liberal education and to understand the goals and structure of the University Studies Program which constitutes a significant portion of their undergraduate experience. While learning about University Studies and academic planning, students will also explore career options related to academic majors they are interested in and learn how to connect academic planning and career planning.