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US 101US FIRST YEAR SEMINAR

US 102   CAREER CONNECTIONS

US 121US EDUCATION, SOCIAL ISSUES, AND THE DIGITAL AGE

US 191   SPECIAL TOPICS

US 202   LEADERSHIP FELLOWS I

US 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

US 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

US 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

US 460   PEER LEADERSHIP

US 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

US 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

US 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

US 494   ADVOCAT SEMINAR

US 498   INTERNSHIP


US 101US FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
F,S 3 cr. SEM
PREREQUISITE: First year students (less than 30 credits) only.
-- This multi-disciplinary course, presented in seminar format, draws from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy and encourages students to explore issues critical to their academic goals and objectives.  The course emphasizes verbal communication, critical thinking, intellectual development, and academic choices.  Fulfills university seminar requirement of the core curriculum.  This course cannot be repeated.

US 102 CAREER CONNECTIONS
S 1 cr. SEM 1
-- Course is designed to assist students in the selection of a major in accordance with their interests and abilities.

US 121US EDUCATION, SOCIAL ISSUES, AND THE DIGITAL AGE
F,S,Su 3 cr. SEM
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of at least 12credits, including WRIT 101W or its equivalent.
-- This multi-disciplinary course, delivered in an online seminar format, draws from psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy and asks students to consider the role of education in their lives and the social responsibilities of educated, engaged individuals living in the digital age. The course emphasizes critical thinking, communication and support of ideas, and intellectual development. US 121US fulfills the university seminar requirement of the core curriculum. This course cannot be repeated.

US 191 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

US 202 LEADERSHIP FELLOWS I
F,S 3 cr. SEM 3
-- Introductory course for students pursuing the MSU Leadership Fellows Certificate. Examines leadership for change through case studies of organizations on campus, in the community, and nationally.

US 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

US 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

th directed undergraduate research/creative activity projects.

US 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of the Director of University Studies.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

US 460 PEER LEADERSHIP
F,S 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 2 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Accepted Peer Leader Status, Restricted Entry.
-- Provides selected upper division students an opportunity to develop leadership and mentoring skills through the involvement with the US 101US First Year Seminar course.  Includes training in group leadership and includes topics such as counseling and communication skills, student development, problem solving, and conflict resolution.  Peer leaders work closely with faculty to enhance the academic, cultural, and social experiences of students in the seminar course.

US 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

US 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

US 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the Director of University Studies.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

US 494 ADVOCAT SEMINAR
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
-- As student ambassadors on campus, AdvoCats are trained to market the programs and activities at MSU to prospective students and their families.

US 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the Director of University Studies.
-- An individual assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

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