Background on University 1

University 1 has been offered at California State University, Fresno as a 3-unit full semester course for incoming students since summer, 1996. The course emphasizes student involvement in adaptation to change, communication skills, study skills and techniques, goal setting, time management, career planning, library competence, wellness, human sexuality, aging, diversity, campus resources, involvement in the campus community, and related issues that have a continuing effect on individual growth. A component of the course also includes more traditional content focused on studying, note-taking and test-taking strategies for success in academic coursework. The course is challenging, multi-dimensional and develops student skills across many domains.