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.
How do I choose my UNIV 100 section?
Are you wondering how to choose your UNIV 100 section from our wide variety of themes and topics? Wonder no more! You have a "half-sheet" printed on green paper in your Orientation Packet which looks like the image below. It gives you step by step instructions on how to view our catalog, suggestions for various special sections and more. If you have any questions, come by and see us in Lee Hall, Suite 106, or give us a call at 337-482-6599.