Wildcat scholars

Wildcat Scholar Curriculum

Each Wildcat Scholars cohort of about 20 students takes four linked classes together in the first semester of their first year. The group allows for close friendships and guided support through the first year of college.

Semester One: Four Classes (13 credits)

ENGLISH 1005 (6 credits)

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)

*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?

FYE 1105: Foundations of College Success (3 credits)

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.

OR - Honors 2920: Design Your Weber (2 credits)

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.

MATH 810 Math Prep and Practice (1 credit)

A new course providing group problem solving activities, an individual assessment and personalized study plan for mastering target material. In class, you will alternate between online math practice (ALEKS) and fun and interesting math activities. 

Spring 2024 (Sample Schedule) - Cohort Option

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Semester Two: Three to Four Classes (13-16 credits)

ENGLISH 2015 (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 - 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.


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 do direct service 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 March 2022