UNIVERSITY STUDIES (UNIV)
UNIV 110 - BRIDGE TO RU
In this course, Summer Bridge students will integrate and apply their learning in English Composition, Math and Leadership to engage in RU’s mission and explore the ways a Roosevelt education can support their personal and professional goals. Students will create projects, individually and collaboratively, and will assemble an electronic portfolio of their summer bridge work in this course and others. This course is team-taught by Summer Bridge faculty/leaders.
Course Notes: Summer Bridge Enrichment Program Students Only.
UNIV 150 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ACADEMIC & CAREER PLANNING: STARTING THE JOURNEY
This course is designed to help students who are unsure about their major, those who are selecting among several different majors, and those who are working to confirm a potential major they have identified. This course provides the tools needed to explore self and the world of work to make an informed decision.
UNIV 207 - LEADERSHIP & CIVIC ENGAGEMEN
This course will help students identify their personal leadership style and enhance their general leadership skills. It will provide trans-formative on-campus and community-based experiences for students to develop their leadership and civic identities in order to prepare them to facilitate positive change in local, national and global communities. Emphasis in the course is on the practice of leadership, providing ample opportunity for reflection, observation and skill development.
Course Notes: This class will examine such topics as the nature of, leadership, recognizing leadership traits, and leadership, ethics. Students will be required to participate in, student leadership and engagement opportunities on campus.
UNIV 210 - CAREER PREPARATION SEMINAR
Students will be introduced to professional development items such as networking, reaching out to professionals, and interview skills. Students will also have the opportunity to craft and enhance their portfolio of professional documents, including a resume, cover letter, and more. This course is ideal for students considering pursuing an internship or those getting ready for the career search process.
UNIV 310 - INTRO TO RES & SCHOLARLY ACTIV
This 2-semester hour course introduces students to research and graduate school preparation, setting a foundation on which to build their graduate studies. Students will be exposed to the development of research interests and academic goals, and the graduate application process through research and scholarly activity. Through the process of writing a research proposal and presenting preliminary research, students will benefit from critical thinking and writing skills, reviewing academic literature, and engaging in productive dialogue towards building skills necessary to succeed in graduate school.
UNIV 311 - PREPARING FOR THE GRADUATE APPLICATION PROCESS
This 10-week seminar, will introduce McNair Scholars to the process of applying to graduate programs. We will guide and support you in pursuing each step in the application process including 1). Identifying and evaluating programs that are relevant to your research and career interests, 2). Writing an effective personal and research statement, 3). Creating a curriculum vitae (CV), 4). Securing at least four strong recommendations, and 5). preparing for the GRE. The overall goal of this seminar, therefore, is to support you in developing a competitive application portfolio. This course is provided as a self-guided online format consisting of weekly PowerPoint presentations, lectures, and assignments accessible through Blackboard. The last four weeks will focus on GRE prep tests taken on your own, with in-person review on campus.
Course Notes: Must be a McNair Scholar to participate.
UNIV 312 - PREPARING TO TA IN COLLEGE