Develop a passion for knowledge as you explore a variety of contemporary topics
UNIV 1000H: Academic Foundations for Success
Launch your successful university career by enrolling in one of Trent’s most memorable and engaging courses – all taught by some of our leading Arts and Science faculty (including deans and college principals) paying tribute to subjects close to their hearts. This course, which is open to all first-year students, provides you with a small-group learning experience through which to explore a wide variety of contemporary topics – from our relationship with food, to listening to Pulitzer Prize winning rapper Kendrick Lamar!
Learn to think critically as you build the foundations for university and career success by strengthening communication, peer-to-peer engagement, information seeking, critical analysis, applied learning, goal setting, and career development skills.
Ask big questions and form connections
Interdisciplinary study is the foundation of your Trent experience. This course is your chance to form connections between different disciplines and to think creatively about problem solving, while earning credit towards your degree. There are countless reasons why this course should be at the top of your selection list, here are four of them:
- Gain essential academic skills and strategies for success
- Enjoy an elective that counts toward your degree
- One two-hour seminar led by a passionate prof will be held each week, covering a variety of topics
- Get to know your professors and peers as you explore your interests and passions in a close-knit learning environment
What to expect
With its small class size, this limited-enrollment course is all about connection. Here, you’ll work closely with your professors and peers to gain a deeper understanding to the questions: “What makes a good life? How do culture, science, and technology affect our lives? What does it mean to be ‘successful’?”
- Integrate and evaluate knowledge from a variety of disciplines and perspectives
- Comprehend complex ideas and their contexts, including the assumptions and aims of various disciplines
- Analyze (by way of sorting, ordering, and connecting) and evaluate complex ideas
- Develop skills crucial to successful learning at university, including searching for and curating information, reading critically (a variety of texts, genres, and information), and working effectively in a small-group setting
- Articulate ideas clearly and concisely in written work and oral presentations
Which topic will you choose?
- Food and the Good Life
- Leadership Reinvented
- Self and Environment
- Creativity Matters
- The Psychology of Excellence in Learning
Ready to get on board? Add UNIV 1000H to your fall timetable now!
Make sure you are a part of a course that will define your Trent experience.
How to register:
- Log in through your MyTrent portal and click on the Academics tab.
- Choose either the “Express Registration” or “Search and Register for Courses” icon.
- Search for UNIV 1000H, choose your preferred section, theme and prof, and register as you would for any other course.