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First Year Experience programs help guide first-year students through their academic and co-curricular experiences at EOU and assist them in becoming successful students. Engaging and integrated experiences are provided that assist students in developing critical thinking skills, health and wellness skills/behaviors, an understanding of their own values and beliefs, and exposure to and education about values and beliefs that may differ from their own. EOU currently offers two First Year Seminars to support students through the transition to university.
UNI 101 is part of Eastern Oregon University’s first year experience program. UNI 101 is a three-credit course designed to guide students to EOU resources and higher education culture. This course assists students in the development of intellectual, personal, and social skills, time management, study strategies, financial literacy and information literacy. Students will learn how different disciplines approach problems or questions from guest faculty members, while learning how to evaluate information, cite sources, and use information to develop questions appropriate for academic research. UNI 101 is required for all on campus first year students who enter EOU with less than 30 college credit hours, determined by placement.
CORE 101 Part of EOU’s first year experience program, Core 101 is a 3 credit seminar intended for selected first year students who are part of the Integrated StudiesProgram (ISP) and is linked with a WR 115 class in which the students are concurrently enrolled. Core 101 is designed to introduce students to the culture and traditions of higher education, the resources of EOU, and to assist them in the development of intellectual, personal, and social skills that will allow them to be successful at EOU and beyond.