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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 3 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1 hour/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to U101!

2 videos (Total 4 min), 3 readings
2 videos
Course Design3m
3 readings
Course Preview10m
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Get to Know Your Classmates10m
1 hour to complete

Understanding the Nature of College

3 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
What do faculty do?5m
How do colleges work?3m
3 readings
Key terms10m
Review10m
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Understanding the Nature of College8m
Reflection: Mapping your interests2m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Succeeding as a Student

4 videos (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Faculty expectations5m
Using the libraries3m
Finding additional resources3m
3 readings
Preparing for a college education10m
Review10m
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Succeeding as a Student8m
Reflection: Planning for Studying6m
1 hour to complete

Building Your Education

4 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Choosing a major4m
Applying to a major4m
Working with faculty members4m
3 readings
What do you want to major in?10m
Review10m
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Building Your Education8m
Reflection: Finding and Following Your Interests4m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Financing Your Education

2 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Finding grants and financial aid4m
3 readings
Finances in College10m
Review10m
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Financing Your Education6m
Reflection: Money Matters4m
1 hour to complete

Living On and Off Campus

3 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Living on campus3m
Living off campus3m
2 readings
Review10m
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Living on and off campus4m
Reflection: Where to live?6m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Getting Involved in Campus Life

2 videos (Total 5 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Understanding fraternities and sororities2m
4 readings
Student clubs and organizations10m
Health and Wellness10m
Review10m
Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Getting involved in campus life4m
Reflection: How will you get involved?4m
2 minutes to complete

Conclusion

1 video (Total 2 min)
1 video
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Top reviews from U101: Understanding College and College Life

By CEJan 6th 2018

The information provided throughout each video was very helpful. Navigating college can feel overwhelming, but there were a lot of useful tips on how to feel more confident while succeeding in school.

By MEMar 30th 2017

Amazing course. It helps you understand college life and how college works. And gives you tips on how to get the most out of college. Definitely recommend it, specially for international students.

Instructors

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Dr. Matt McGarrity

Principal Lecturer
UW Department of Communication

About University of Washington

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