Wildcat scholars

Wildcat Scholar Curriculum

Any Major Pathway and Exploring Majors
Semester One - 3 to 4 Classes (11-15 credits)

ENGLISH 1005: College Reading & Writing (6 credits)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m

This course helps students reinforce fundamental skills in reading and critical thinking as well as create polished, coherent introductory-level college writing. ENGL 1005 meets the ENGL 1010 requirement.

 

 

UNIV 1107: Design Your Weber (2 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

You will explore interests, within and beyond selecting a major; consider radically different academic pathways at Weber, prototype and test areas of curiosity; identify fears that hold students back from maximizing their Weber State experience; reframe the role of failure at college; actively explore and try out the resources and support available to students at Weber State.

Social Science UNIV 1110: First-Year Seminar Introduction to Social Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Meets Social Science General Education Requirement.

This course will introduce you to ethnic study concepts to understand the dynamic interplay identity has in answering the big question of this course “what does it mean for me to be a college student?

OR  FYE 1105: Foundations of College Success (3 credits)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

This course assists incoming students in making a successful transition to college. Topics include: the purpose of higher education, goal setting, time management, study and test taking skills, critical thinking, stress management, academic advisement, career and major exploration, using campus resources, and understanding student responsibilities.

UNIV 2920: Student Success & Math Prep (2 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

This course emphasizes the development of effective study strategies. You will learn resource management, note-taking, motivation, time management, information gathering and processing, reading, writing and math strategies, and exam preparation. The curriculum is tailored to the unique strengths and weaknesses of students, providing group problem solving activities, an individual assessment and a study plan for mastering target math material.

OR  MATH 810: Math Foundations (3 credits)
Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

You will explore interests, within and beyond selecting a major; consider radically different academic pathways at Weber, prototype and test areas of curiosity; identify fears that hold students back from maximizing their Weber State experience; reframe the role of failure at college; actively explore and try out the resources and support available to students at Weber State.

Health Professions Pathway
Semester One - 3 to 4 Classes (12-15 credits)

ENGLISH 1006 & 1007: College Reading & Writing (6 credits)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 - 10:20 a.m.

This course helps students reinforce fundamental skills in reading and critical thinking, as well as create polished, coherent introductory-level college writing. English 1006 & 1007 introduces students to the habits and practices necessary for writing at the college level. Students will focus on the writing process, writing for specific audiences, collaboration with peers, grammatical and mechanical correctness, and reading comprehension.

Social Science PSY 1010: Introductory Psychology (3 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Meets Social Science General Education Requirement.

This course gives students a broad and general understanding of the science of psychology. Topics include biological, cognitive, developmental, personality, social, and mental and physical health.

HTHS 1103: Introduction to Health Careers (3 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.

An introduction to “how to college” in the context of a future Health Professions major. Students compare and contrast diverse health careers and discuss the history, providers, and delivery models involved in Healthcare. Explore how factors like economic class and status in groups such as gender, age, and physical ability affect healthcare professionals. Explore numerous fields and future job opportunities in the Healthcare Industry.

UNIV 2920: Student Success & Math Prep (2 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

This course emphasizes the development of effective study strategies. You will learn resource management, note-taking, motivation, time management, information gathering and processing, reading, writing and math strategies, and exam preparation. The curriculum is tailored to the unique strengths and weaknesses of students, providing group problem solving activities, an individual assessment and a study plan for mastering target math material.

OR  MATH 810: Math Foundations (3 credits)
Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

You will explore interests, within and beyond selecting a major; consider radically different academic pathways at Weber, prototype and test areas of curiosity; identify fears that hold students back from maximizing their Weber State experience; reframe the role of failure at college; actively explore and try out the resources and support available to students at Weber State.

Business Pathways
Semester One - 3 to 4 Classes (13-14 credits)

ENGLISH 1005: College Reading & Writing (6 credits)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m

This course helps students reinforce fundamental skills in reading and critical thinking as well as create polished, coherent introductory-level college writing. ENGL 1005 meets the ENGL 1010 requirement.

AI ECON 1740: Economic History of the United States (3 credits)

Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

A critical study of the history of the American Economy, significant events, fundamental principles of a market economy, interactions between government and the market economy, and the evolution of fundamental economic institutions.

UNIV 1107: Design Your Weber (2 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.

You will explore interests, within and beyond selecting a major; consider radically different academic pathways at Weber, prototype and test areas of curiosity; identify fears that hold students back from maximizing their Weber State experience; reframe the role of failure at college; actively explore and try out the resources and support available to students at Weber State.

UNIV 2920: Student Success & Math Prep (2 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

This course emphasizes the development of effective study strategies. You will learn resource management, note-taking, motivation, time management, information gathering and processing, reading, writing and math strategies, and exam preparation. The curriculum is tailored to the unique strengths and weaknesses of students, providing group problem solving activities, an individual assessment and a study plan for mastering target math material.

OR  MATH 810: Math Foundations (3 credits)
Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

You will explore interests, within and beyond selecting a major; consider radically different academic pathways at Weber, prototype and test areas of curiosity; identify fears that hold students back from maximizing their Weber State experience; reframe the role of failure at college; actively explore and try out the resources and support available to students at Weber State.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Learning Community
Semester One - 3 to 5 Classes (11-17 credits)

ENGL 1005: College Reading & Writing (6 credits)

Monday  - Thursday, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

This course helps students reinforce fundamental skills in reading and critical thinking as well as create polished, coherent introductory-level college writing. ENGL 1005 meets the ENGL 1010 requirement.

Social Science UNIV 1110: First-Year Seminar Introduction to Social Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)

Monday & Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Meets Social Science General Education Requirement.

This course will introduce you to ethnic study concepts to understand the dynamic interplay identity has in answering the big question of this course “what does it mean for me to be a college student?

UNIV 1107: Design Your Weber (2 credits)

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

You will explore interests, within and beyond selecting a major; consider radically different academic pathways at Weber, prototype and test areas of curiosity; identify fears that hold students back from maximizing their Weber State experience; reframe the role of failure at college; actively explore and try out the resources and support available to students at Weber State.

UNIV 2920: Student Success & Math Prep (2 credits)

Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.

This course emphasizes the development of effective study strategies. You will learn resource management, note-taking, motivation, time management, information gathering and processing, reading, writing and math strategies, and exam preparation. The curriculum is tailored to the unique strengths and weaknesses of students, providing group problem solving activities, an individual assessment and study plan for mastering target math material.

OR  MATH 810: Math Foundations (3 credits)

Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

You will explore interests, within and beyond selecting a major; consider radically different academic pathways at Weber, prototype and test areas of curiosity; identify fears that hold students back from maximizing their Weber State experience; reframe the role of failure at college; actively explore and try out the resources and support available to students at Weber State.

OPTIONAL - SPAN 2020: Fourth Semester Spanish (3 credits)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Meets Humanities General Education Requirement.
(NH=Novice High) The learning and application of strategies for acquiring a foreign language. Students also learn how cultural products and practices reflect a culture's attitudes, values, ideas and meaning. The process of language acquisition and the seeking of cross-cultural understanding provide insights into the commonalities of how the human family learns, thinks and communicates.

Changemaker Project

During your first semester in UNIV 1110: First-Year Seminar Introduction to Social Issues in Higher Education, you'll participate in a Changemaker project, also called a Community Engaged Learning (CEL) project. You'll choose to serve directly at an organization, civic engagement in democratic processes, or community research. This will allow you to directly apply what you're learning in class in a hands-on, real-world experience. More details will be given to you during Changemaker Week!

Updated April 2024

Semester Two - 3 to 4 Classes (13-16 credits)

ENGLISH 2015: Intermediate College Writing & Research (4 credits)*

Meets Composition & Information Literacy General Education Requirement.
This is a four-credit course that integrates LIBS 1704 with ENGL 2010. In this combined course, you will learn to use an academic library and the Internet to successfully identify, access, evaluate, and use information resources to support academic research papers.

PSYCHOLOGY 1540: Designing Your Life (3 credits)*

This class focuses on helping you better understand how your life experiences up to this point have made you who you are. It tackles the question of how your current self can proactively design the life that you want as an adult by making the most out of your college experience. We will study developmental concepts (like identity, parenting, and friendship) and tackle practical problems (budgeting, choosing a career path) in an attempt to help you succeed at WSU and beyond.

QUANTITATIVE LITERACY MATH 1035: Contemporary Math (6 credits)**

Meets Quantitative Literacy** General Education Requirement.
This course will build your math skills and prepare you to solve real-world math problems. Class meets everyday, includes two instructors who are there to support your learning and a Student Instructor who will provide out-of-class math support during the semester. This course might end up being one of the most challenging, rewarding and enjoyable classes you've taken. Plus, it could be the only math class you need to take for your degree!

OPTIONAL  

Choose another Core or Breadth General Education Course.

 * Required Wildcat Scholar Courses
** Majors may require a specific QL course to complete program requirements. Your Wildcat Scholar Advisor will help you determine your best QL option.