First Year Experience - Eastern Oregon UniversityFirst -Year Experience Courses

First-Year Experience Courses

All first-year students at EOU who enter with under 30 credits take an FYE course fall and winter terms: either Humanities 101/102 or Core 101/102.  Students online are required to take HUM 105.  These courses are designed to help students be successful at EOU, and serve as a guide and orientation to college.

If you need more information on which classes you will need to take please contact the Student Success Coordinator, Kathleen Brown, in the Learning Center by phone 541-962-3142 or email @ kbrown@eou.edu.  Your advisor can also help in guiding you to the appropriate courses.  

Humanities 101 is a one-credit hour course which exposes students to the learning traditions and resources of EOU and the culture of higher education, and assists in the development of intellectual, personal, and social skills that will allow students to be successful at EOU and beyond.

Hum 101 Course Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the learning traditions and resources of EOU
  • Develop intellectual, personal, and social skills and healthy relationships that will assist in future terms at EOU and beyond
  • Develop skills in preparation for their future roles of productive employee and citizen in a diverse, global society
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of their personal belief systems and recognize how such factors influence self-concepts, relationships to/with others, and contributions to higher education.

Humanities 102 is a one-credit hour course which assists students in exploring the connection between higher education and life now and post-graduation by exploring their values, interests, and abilities, connecting these to careers and college majors, and developing both information and financial literacy skills.

Hum 102 Course objectives:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of their values, interests, skills, and abilities related to careers.
  • Apply this knowledge to choose a career field to research and gain knowledge about the skills, abilities, and educational requirements for a position in the field.
  • Develop information literacy- and financial- literacy skills in preparation for their future role as a productive employee and citizen in a diverse, global society
  • Develop an understanding of how healthy lifestyles connect to the world of work.

CORE 101 is part of the Integrated Studies Program (ISP) and is intended for selected first-year students who are enrolled Writing 115 and Developmental Math. The content of the seminar emphasizes the university’s academic expectations of its students. Explicit instruction in critical reading, analytical thinking and reflection are woven throughout the curriculum and assist in the development of intellectual, personal, and social skills designed to promote students’ self-awareness and success.

CORE 101 Course Objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation of the culture of higher education and the value of integrative learning
  • Examine purposes of and personal responsibilities in acquiring  a higher education
  • Expand knowledge of the services and resources available at Eastern Oregon University
  • Develop critical reading, analytical, and reflective skills required for success in university courses
  • Practice informal and formal writing skills
  • Have the opportunity to refine interpersonal skills through interaction and discussion with fellow seminar participants
  • Develop a supportive group of peers who will help the student make a successful transition into university life
  • Explore personal and societal issues faced by first-year students
  • Recognize change as a result of the first-year experience
  • Make meaningful connections between one’s own experience and course information

 

Core 102:  

Core 102 is a Gateway General Education course intended for selected first-year students who were enrolled in CORE 101, Writing 115 and Developmental Math during the previous quarter.  It focuses on inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving related to personal assessment of the student’s values, interests, and abilities and her/his exploration of academic majors and career choices.

Core 102 Course Objectives:

  • Develop and apply inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to exploration of their personal characteristics and academic majors.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of their values , interests, skills, and abilities related to academic majors.
  • Apply this knowledge to research and gain an understanding about the skills, abilities, and educational requirements for a position in the field.
  • Develop information literacy and financial literacy skills in preparation for their future roles as productive employees and citizens in a diverse, global society.

Humanities 105 (ONLINE):  This course is part of the First-Year Experience program and is designed for online students with less than 30 credit hours. Students will examine topics and issues central to success in college. These topics will be addressed through learning activities centered on academic success, including exploration of resources and self-assessments. The course will allow students the opportunity to explore career fields and college majors. Online discussions and learning activities serve as an introduction to and preparation for further intellectual life and university-level study. 

Humanities 105 Course Objectives (ONLINE):

  • Gain an understanding of the learning traditions and resources of EOU
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills and build relationships with peers and faculty
  • Learn and apply time management and study skills strategies
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of their personal belief systems and recognize how such factors influence their self concepts, relationships to/with others, and contributions to higher education
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of their own values, interests, skills and abilities related to jobs/careers