To graduate from MSU, every student is required to take a core University Seminar (US) course. University Studies offers approximately 45 sections of the US core course every year, each designed specifically for University Studies students.
In our seminar, US 101, a discussion-intensive format incorporating academic reading and writing encourages students to learn critical thinking skills as well as to explore current social issues. Speaking assignments boost students' self-confidence and help them become college-level communicators of their ideas.
Research has shown that First Year Seminar courses significantly enhance students' ability to succeed in college. The course is also designed to convey the excitement and possibilities of the learning experience at MSU.
Personalized interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students will help you understand the responsibilities and rewards that are part of a university education.
If you would like more information about the course, please call or send us an e-mail.
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US 101US: University Studies First-Year Seminar (Spring 2012)
Eggers - Zeitoun
Plato - The Last Days of Socrates
Sandle - Justice (selected chapters)
Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks