UNIV 1110/1111: College Success

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College Success

This first-year course dedicates the entire fall semester to four primary goals, helping you learn the ins and outs of college life and get prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead. In addition to developing academic skills and strategies, the class serves as your own first-year community on campus. You’ll get added support and mentoring from faculty, staff, and peer leaders. By the end of the semester, you'll feel capable, confident, and ready for success.

  • Polish your skills and practice strategies for success. We’ll fine-tune the essentials, including writing, critical thinking, and research, and work on college survival skills like time and stress management.
  • Get connected and be supported. This is your home base to explore the campus and discover all that CU Denver has to offer. You’ll also learn from experts across campus, including the Writing Center, Auraria Library, Learning Resources Center, Lynx Center, and Career Center.
  • Be the best you in college. It isn’t all about learning class stuff, it’s also a lot of learning about YOU. We’ll work on self-exploration so you can discover your interests, leverage your strengths, define your path, and achieve your goals.
  • Discover community. CU Denver is immensely diverse and, because of that, it's immensely awesome. You will learn to appreciate the diversity of people and perspectives that make CU Denver truly special, and your place within it all.

Fall 2021 Options

We understand that sometimes your schedule can be tight. That's why we've come up with a couple of different options for you to choose from. If you need additional clarification or details about FYE classes, check our Fall 2021 FYE Guide.

General Sections

These UNIV courses are open to any student, regardless of major. They're not paired with other FYE program courses so when you choose one of them, it's the only FYE course you will take during your first fall semester at CU Denver. 

UNIV 1110-001
Tuesday 11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-002
UNIV 1110-003
UNIV 1110-004Friday9:30am-10:45am

Learning Community Sections

These UNIV courses are paired with other specific ones under our Learning Communities program. That means you'll be taking two to three FYE courses during your first fall semester at CU Denver. Interested? Get the complete rundown on what Learning Communities offer and how they work in our Fall 2021 FYE guide above.

UNIV 1110-012: Criminal Justice
UNIV 1110-013: Curious Teacher
12:30pm - 1:45pm
UNIV 1110-014: Curious Teacher
12:30pm - 1:45pm
UNIV 1110-111: Entering Biology (Biology Majors Only)
UNIV 1110-112: Entering Biology (Pre-Health Majors Only)Thursday 11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-113: Entering Biology (Biology Majors Only)Monday2:00pm-3:15pm
UNIV 1110-114: Entering Biology (Pre-Health Majors Only)Thursday12:30pm-1:45pm

Specialized Sections

These UNIV courses are specific to certain majors or programs. Depending on which one you choose, you will be taking one or two FYE classes your first fall semester at CU Denver. Learning more about these sections is simple, just check our Fall 2021 FYE Guide above for details.

UNIV 1110-006: Computer ScienceTuesday2:00pm-3:15pm
UNIV 1110-008: Pre-Engineering Wednesday 11:00am-12:15am
UNIV 1110-009: Spanish Section (This course is taught 90% in Spanish) Thursday12:30pm-1:45pm
UNIV 1110-010: College of Arts and Media LLC Friday 9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-011: College of Arts and Media LLCFriday 12:30pm-1:45pm