Lay the Foundation for University Learning this Winter
Trent's "20-1" Course: Critical Engagement UNIV1004H
Experience being part of Trent's community of scholars in a small, first-year class with one prof and no more than 20 students, offered in-person or online with new sections now added for winter 2021.
You will build essential academic skills in research, reflection, writing, debate, and discussion that will benefit you throughout your time at Trent and beyond. Whether you are in the arts, sciences, or one of our professional programs, this course is a well-rounded elective that complements any program.
Critical Engagement (UNIV 1004H) will encourage you to reflect on, and answer, a lot of life’s big questions – What kind of career do I want? What kind of legacy do I want to leave? How can I repay the people who love me?
What does it mean to live a good life? Explore this topic through a lens unique to each course section.
What to expect
With its small class size, this limited-enrolment course is all about connection. Here, students are able to sit down with a world-class professor (including deans, college principals, leading faculty members, and maybe even our President) and get to know peers – socially and intellectually – at a time when bringing learners together is more important than ever.
Key skills that you will develop during this course include:
- Research: explore new modes of learning and build strong research habits.
- Reflection: deepen your understanding of the world as you contemplate current issues and big ideas.
- Writing: apply approaches to critical analysis, communication, and advocacy.
Multi-access learning at its finest
Interdisciplinary study is a foundation of your Trent experience. For first-year students, this is your chance to experience active learning as you move from the walls of high school to boundless opportunities as a university student.
- 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
- Choose between online and in-person sections
- In Peterborough, students will meet on Trent’s iconic Symons Campus located on the banks of the Otonabee River
- In Durham, students will meet in our new state-of-the-art lecture hall, a highlight of the new residence and academic building
- Students who prefer to learn remotely will connect through dynamic means online with various interfaces, utilizing a combination of traditional and new interactive learning tools
Ready to get on board? Add UNIV 1004H to your winter timetable now...there's still time!
Make sure you are a part of an experience that you will reflect on and learn from for years to come.
Already registered in five courses but feeling you don’t want to miss out? Good news. There's still time to adjust your winter timetable. Learn more about dropping and adding new courses. You can also contact the Academic Advising line for help 705-748-1011 ext 7333 for tips on how to register and how to fit a new course into your existing timetable.
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 1004H and register as you would for any other course.