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Report
Guide to Academics
for UO Parents
IntroDUCKtion Schedule
Today - Academics Revealed
• Ask the experts
• Lunch
• Q & A panel at 3:45
Tomorrow
• 8:30
– See you in class!
First-Year Student Wisdom
• Manage schedule
• Go to class
• Get to know your faculty
• Seek advice
• Use campus resources
• Be open to new experiences
Liberal Education for the 21st Century:
Essential Outcomes
Knowledge of Human Cultures
and the Physical and Natural
World
Intellectual and Practical Skills
Personal and Social Responsibility
Integrative Learning
General Education
Major
General
Education
Electives
UO Bachelor’s Degree
Arts & Letters
Social Science
Science
Writing
Math
Language
Multicultural
Is this image “real”?
Is this image “real”?
ARH 206:
History of Western Art III
Arts & Letters
(top) Gustav Courbet - Stone Breakers, 1849
(bottom) Jean-Francois Millet - The Gleaners, 1857.
Can a farm be economically viable and
environmentally sustainable?
Can a farm be economically viable and environmentally sustainable?
EC 333: Resource & Environmental Economic Issues
Social Science
How do nutrients flow between the various
components of this ecosystem?
How do nutrients flow between the various components of this ecosystem?
BI 130 – Intro to Ecology
Science
How does our built environment reinforce
assumptions about culture & lifestyle?
How does our built environment reinforce assumptions about culture & lifestyle?
INTL 250: Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Multicultural
“The Groups”
Explore both breadth and depth: ~4 courses in each
Arts and Letters
Social Science
Science
Writing
WR 121 & 122 or 123
Previous credit (AP)
Priority registration
Fall
Winter
Spring
A-G
H-O
P-Z
Math
Where to start?
• Previous credit (AP)
• SAT or ACT Scores
• UO Math Placement
One year of college-level math = Bachelor of Science (BS)
Language
Where to start?
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Begin a new language
Many languages offered
UO placement to continue from HS
Previous credit (AP)
2 yrs equivalent of college-level language = Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Multicultural Requirement
Choose 2 courses total, from different categories
American Cultures
Identity, Pluralism, & Tolerance
International Cultures
First Year Programs
Questions about FIGs or
Freshman Seminars?
FIGs
Major
General
Education
Visit us at lunch!
Electives
Freshman
seminars
Freshman Interest Groups
What is a FIG?
Cohort of 25 students
2 courses in general-education
and/or major
Academic & Social Transition
1 faculty-led seminar
Undergraduate TA
A complete fall term schedule = FIG + 2 courses
Popular Fall 2009 FIGs:
…Choose from 61
Freshman Seminars
Exclusively for First-Year Students
Dedicated faculty teach topics of interest
Offered each quarter
Popular Fall 2009 Seminars:
Buddhism Through Art
Consuming Agendas: Food and Society
Reinventing Yourself
Travel and Adventure Writing
You Are Here: How Mapping is Changing the Planet
and Your Life
Transfer Seminars
• Get to know a faculty member
• Learn about campus resources
• Receive individual advising
• Connect with 25 students fall term
• Earn one upper-division credit
CHOOSE THE SEMINAR FOR YOU
Business
Cross-Disciplinary
Journalism
Transfer seminars are fall & winter terms only
Society of College Scholars
• Colloquia
• Small general education courses
• HS GPA 3.75 or by application
http://scs.uoregon.edu/
How it Works
• Quarter system – fall, winter, spring, summer
• Average 4 courses per term
• Total credits – 180 (about 45 courses)
First-Year– Broad Exploration
Sophomore – Choose a Major
Junior – Study Abroad! 2nd major!
Senior – Transition to Future
ARH 204 – History of Western Art
DAN 251 – Looking at Dance
AAD 250 – Art and Human Values
EC 101 – Contemporary Economic Issues
HIST 191 – China Past and Present
INTL 250 – Values Systems
Yes, PS 205, PS 199 &
Rel 101
No – take WR 121 in Winter
MATH 243 – Intro to Statistics
PHYS 152 – Physics of Sound and Music
GEOL 101- Earth’s Dynamic Interior
ARH 207 – History of Indian Art
MUJ 350 – History of Jazz
J 201 – Media and Society
ANTH 199 – Consuming Agendas
Take SPAN placement? Or
maybe start new language with
Italian …then take 101
Score puts me at MATH 095.
Do I need to take this in fall?
Ask advisor. Do I need math for
environmental studies major?
Is it too late to declare another major?
How will my community college credits count? Will they count
towards any general ed?
Schedule Possibilities for Fall
• FIG (Freshman Interest Group)
9.0 cr
• Society of College Scholars
• Group Requirements (AL, SS, SC)
• Math and/or Language
4.0 cr
• Writing 121 (fall: last name A-G)
• Multicultural courses
• Major coursework
4.0 cr
• Electives:
Freshman Seminars
Any other course of interest
Thriving at the UO
High School
College
•Grading
•Strategic learning
•Roles and resources
Academic Resources
• Student Handbook
• University Catalog
• Academic Advising
- Office of Academic Advising
- Major advising in academic departments
- Office of Multicultural Academic Success (OMAS)
- Disability Services
- Support Services for Student Athletes
• University Teaching and Learning
Center
Welcome to the University of Oregon
Designed by Katie Schumm, OAA

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