University 101: First-Year Seminar

All students new to college will take University 101 (UNV 101). This one-credit, pass/fail course focuses your transition into college life, including: An introduction to the Pace community, what it means to be a college student, advisement and registration, and skills for your future success.

All University 101 courses are led by two people: an instructor drawn from Pace's experienced faculty and staff works with an upper class student leader, known as a “Peer Leader”. Your University 101 instructor will also be your advisor for the entire academic year. Whether you consult your instructor/advisor to figure out how to deal with academic or administrative questions, or approach your peer leaders to get the scoop about what college life is like from the inside, UNV 101 will serve as your first stop whenever you need academic advising or help with a problem.


Learning Outcomes

We are eager to have you develop a number of skills and concepts through University 101. We would also like you to have the chance to reflect on a number of values that will be important to you as college students and engaged citizens. With your active engagement in the learning process, our professors will work towards meeting the following 8 objectives in this course:

1.    Demonstrate critical thinking through discussion and reflection.

2.    Practice techniques and strategies to improve time management and academic success skills.

3.    Assume academic responsibilities by upholding principles of academic integrity and self-monitoring academic performance.

4.    Engage in Pace opportunities while building connections with staff, faculty and peers

5.    Capitalize on the academic and personal support services offered at Pace to promote success.

6.    Identify the requirements and advising processes necessary to create a class schedule and register.

7.    Gain a greater understanding of financial management and planning.

8.    Create an educational and career plan that encompasses both in class and out of class experiences.