All University seminars (UHD 2301-2308) are designed to help you succeed as a college student—learning about the academic and cultural expectations and resources at a university in general and at UHD in particular. The skills and information are relevant for all majors. As a framework for these success goals, the faculty have developed unique course content on a range of contemporary topics.
Therefore, you should try to take a university seminar in your first semester at UHD. The course satisfies the Option Area (090) of the UHD core curriculum.
Topics will vary in any given semester, so please check the schedule for availability. Topics should be specified in the details for each course when you click on it in the class schedule.
University Seminar FAQs
UHD’s university seminars prepare students to understand and succeed in the academic and cultural expectations at UHD. Students develop learning strategies essential to college success through the exploration of a unique and contemporary topic as well as connections between majors and career readiness. They are designed for students transferring to UHD with more than 30 hours.
Think about whether the seminar topic is of interest to you, though it does not need to be tied to your major. Keep in mind that all seminars will be focused on providing information and strategies to help you be successful as a college student and not just in the specific topic area.
Look at your overall course schedule—does the day and time of the seminar pair well with other classes? Think about leaving yourself time on campus before or after classes on any given day to use some of the resources like the math lab, library, or computer lab.
Be sure to have a back-up option in case your first choice is not available when you are ready to register!
No. The seminars are not tied to specific majors. You can take any seminar that interests you. All seminars are designed to support your success as a college student.
Seminars are designed to help you succeed as a college student—learning about the academic and cultural expectations and resources at a university in general and at UHD in particular. The skills and information are relevant for all majors.
The University Seminar is designed for students who have earned more than 30 hours of college work and have passed ENG 1301 but have not completed the option area (090) of the Common Core Curriculum.
UHD offers University seminars with topics that are relevant in each area of our core curriculum. The UHD numbers (UHD 2301-UHD 2308) correspond to the different areas of the core curriculum. While the topics will vary, all seminars are designed to support students to be successful in college. It is not necessary to take a seminar that is related to your major. You should only enroll in one seminar.
Transfer students a seminar course in your first semester at UHD because they are designed to help you learn about university life, expectations, and resources.
Students should take only one seminar.
No. If you need to retake a seminar, you can take any of the ones at the same level that you originally registered for (UHD 13XX) OR UHD (23XX), and the highest grade will be used to calculate the GPA (though both will stay on your transcript).
We also have 8 versions of the university seminar (UHD 2301-2308) tied to different topic areas but they all share the purpose of supporting students to learn about how to be successful as a college student, and they all count in the same way toward the general education core curriculum requirement—they will share learning strategies, help you leverage resources on campus, and support you in learning how to research majors and career pathways.