UNIV 100 (First-Year Seminar) is a 3 credit-hour, 15 week course designed to help first-year UL Lafayette students transition successfully from high school to university life and academic work. The course has two components: (1) Cajun Connection, which is an extended introduction to UL Lafayette, to the campus community, and to University-level work and (2) the First-Year Seminar, which then continues for fifteen weeks. In addition to introducing you to UL Lafayette’s campus and traditions, Cajun Connection provides you with many opportunities to get involved in campus activities and to engage with others in the Ragin’ Cajun community with similar interests.
The First-Year Seminar focuses on a topic chosen by the instructor – students choose a topic or theme that interests them and enroll in a section based on their interests. The course is problem-based or project-based, and engages students in meaningful inquiry and activities that develop core cognitive skills such as critical thinking, information literacy, and oral and written communication skills. Many UNIV 100 courses will culminate in a student-produced project – the best projects are then shown off in the UNIV 100 Showcase.
Spring 2018 UNIV 100
The course offerings in UNIV 100 for Spring 2018 are available from the Schedule of Classes web page under the heading UNIV 100 - First Year Seminar. Cajun Connection is a required part of UNIV 100. View the Cajun Connection web page for more information about Spring 2018 Cajun Connection.