US - University Studies

Courses

US 101US. First Year Seminar. 3 Credits. (3 Sem) F,S

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. 1 Credit. (1 Sem) On Demand

Course is designed to assist students in the selection of a major in accordance with their interests and abilities.

US 121US. ED, SOC, Issues, Digital Age. 3 Credits. (3 Sem) F,S,Su

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 135. Veteran Academic Strategies. 1 Credit. (1 Lec) F,S

Study skills for student veterans that targets developing and applying the academic strategies necessary for persistence and degree completion. Topics include utilizing campus resources, continuing federal educational benefits, and generalizing skills to new academic situations.

US 140. Intro to Law and Legal Prof. 1 Credit. (1 Lec) F

Introduction to the study of law and an overview of the legal profession, including civil law, criminal prosecution, defense and the judiciary. Students will evaluate their interest in pursuing a legal education and career in law.

US 191. Special Topics. 1 Credit. (1 Sem) On Demand

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 210. Education, World of Work, and You. 3 Credits. (1 Lec) F,S

PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Provide students who are unsure of a major/career path, or those who want to make the most of their undergraduate education, with knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for the "world of work".

US 290R. Undergraduate Research. 1-6 Credits. (1-6 Ind; max unlimited) F,S

Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

US 291. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits. (1 Rct) On Demand

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 292. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits. (1 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of the Director of University Studies. Directed study on an individual basis.

US 460. Peer Leadership. 3 Credits. (1 Lec; 6 cr max) F,S

Max 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. 1-6 Credits. (1-6 Ind; 12 cr max) F,S,Su

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. May be repeated.

US 491. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Lec; 3 cr max) On Demand

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. 1-3 Credits. (1 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the Director of University Studies. Directed study on an individual basis.

US 494. AdvoCat Seminar. 1 Credit. (1 Sem; max unlimited) F,S

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. 1-12 Credits. (1-12 Ind; 12 cr max) On Demand

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.