University Studies



Courses
University Studies 10A: ACE UCLA ǀ Critical Strategies to Achieve Undergraduate Excellence (Freshman)
University Studies imparts UCLA students with critical strategies to achieve undergraduate excellence at a top-tier research institution. This course assists freshman in making a successful transition to UCLA by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional aspects of their transition. The curriculum teaches the research university’s history, mission, rigors, and expectations of students, as well as its pedagogical implications. It cultivates a formal space on campus where UCLA students learn the following: to engage collaboratively with their diverse community of scholars; to comprehend and apply theoretical foundations of college student development; to navigate the complex structure of the University; and to be fully aware of their value to the intellectual fabric of the institution as contributors to innovative research and scholarship.

University Studies 10B: ACE UCLA ǀ Critical Strategies to Achieve Undergraduate Excellence (International Students)
University Studies imparts UCLA students with critical strategies to achieve undergraduate excellence at a top-tier research institution. This course assists first-year international students in making a successful transition to UCLA and to the United States by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional aspects of their transition. The curriculum teaches the research university’s history, mission, rigors, and expectations of students, as well as its pedagogical implications. It cultivates a formal space on campus where UCLA students learn the following: to engage collaboratively with their diverse community of scholars; to comprehend and apply theoretical foundations of college student development; to navigate the complex structure of the University; and to be fully aware of their value to the intellectual fabric of the institution as contributors to innovative research and scholarship.

University Studies 10C: ACE UCLA ǀ Critical Strategies to Achieve Undergraduate Excellence (Life Sciences Students)
University Studies imparts UCLA students with critical strategies to achieve undergraduate excellence at a top-tier research institution. This course assists first-year students majoring in the life sciences in making a successful transition to UCLA by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional aspects of their transition. The curriculum teaches the research university’s history, mission, rigors, and expectations of students, as well as its pedagogical implications. It cultivates a formal space on campus where UCLA students learn the following: to engage collaboratively with their diverse community of scholars; to comprehend and apply theoretical foundations of college student development; to navigate life sciences majors and the complex structure of the University; and to be fully aware of their value to the intellectual fabric of the institution as contributors to innovative research and scholarship.

University Studies 10D: ACE UCLA ǀ Critical Strategies to Achieve Undergraduate Excellence (Transfer Students)
University Studies imparts UCLA students with critical strategies to achieve undergraduate excellence at a top-tier research institution. This course assists first-year transfer students in making a successful transition to UCLA by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional aspects of their transition. The curriculum teaches the research university’s history, mission, rigors, and expectations of students, as well as its pedagogical implications. It cultivates a formal space on campus where UCLA students learn the following: to engage collaboratively with their diverse community of scholars; to comprehend and apply theoretical foundations of college student development; to navigate the complex structure of the University; and to be fully aware of their value to the intellectual fabric of the institution as contributors to innovative research and scholarship.

University Studies 30: Retention Issues in Higher Education
The purpose of this course is to assist students in academic difficulty or who are working on readmission back into UCLA. With the understanding that the factors which contribute to college student departure are varied and complex, the goal of this course is to provide students who are working towards readmission with a framework with which to understand these factors. Drawn from the leading theories on college student retention and departure, the course is divided into two pillars: I. academic integration; and II. social integration for academic success. Through each pillar, we will focus on the practice of individual and collective strategies that contribute to academic success.

Students may only take one US 10 seminar (A-D) for credit.

Continuing students must obtain instructor consent to enroll. Please email the instructor directly to request permission to enroll. Please note that approval is not guaranteed.