Fall 2017

Fall 2017: Gen 101 Section Offerings

This page lists the Gen 101 class descriptions for the Fall 2017 semester.  Please refer to the university class schedule under Fall 2017, Subject: General Studies to make sure sections are still open.  A printable copy of this page is available here.  

Section 04: Exploring Majors for Muggles and Wizards

Section 13: Hakuna Matata: Worry-Free Major Exploration

Section 38: #yourjourneystartsnow – Discover Who You Are & What You Really Want to Do

Section 43: Choose Your Own Adventure

Section 46: Own Your Life—Only You Can!

Section 77: Overcoming Life’s Challenges: Setting you up for a successful university experience and beyond

Section 25: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Budgeting in College and Beyond

Section 44: Everyday I’m Hustlin’: Working in College

Section 48: I’d Rather Be Working

Section 01: Studying People, Studying Society

Section 02: Go Be Great! An Intro to Social Justice

Section 12: Movies vs. Real Life: How College Life in Art Compares to Real Life

Section 17: CARDS Campus Recreation

Section 18: I'll Probably Get Blamed for That…

Section 20: Your Derby City Soundtrack

Section 27: From Forecastle to Derby: Getting to Know the Ville

Section 30: See What Happened Was…College thru Storytelling

Section 37: Cardinal Leadership

Section 39: Be the Change

Section 41: Understanding the Value of the Liberal Arts

Section 42: Diversity in the Health Professions

Section 50: Resilience and conflict mediation in the context of healthy lifestyles

Section 03: Determining Your Path to Medical School

Section 10: Cardinal Covenant

Section 19: TRIO Rocks!

Section 29: OUT & Proud: LGBTQ+ and Allies

Section 32: First in the Family

Section 35: MetroCollege 101 – Address UPS

Section 36: MetroCollege 101 – Address UPS

Section 40: Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Budgeting in College

Section 45: PR, Journalism, Social Media: Getting to Know the Communication Major

Fall 2017: Gen 101 Special Sections Description

  • You know you’re interested in a social sciences major, but you don’t know what jobs you’ll be able to get with a social sciences degree?
  • We will explore both the common and lesser known career opportunities associated with majors in Communication, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, and Criminal Justice.
  • This section is for any student wanting to learn more about becoming a Social Justice advocate and to connect with likeminded students
  • Students will learn about Social Justice Movements throughout history
  • Students will learn about Social Justice through the use media and experiential learning
  • Learn what it will take to be a successful Pre-Med student at the University of Louisville.
  • Interact with admissions professionals and medical students from the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine.
  • Discover your purpose and why you are on the path of helping others through medicine.
  • Get sorted into your House, discover your Patronus, and hopefully find your major!
  • This interactive class incorporates group and individual assignments that help you understand how your personality, strengths, interests, and values relate to majors and work.
  • Along the way, you’ll also start to define your life purpose, learn about success strategies, and create a plan for moving forward.
  • Transitioning to college can be challenging, sometimes even more so for students in the Cardinal Covenant program.
  • This course is designed to help students network with each other and to grapple with some of the issues students in this program may face
  • In this course we will review movies related to college life and compare them to college reality.
  • We will analyze the similarities and the differences between the two, while building on information that a UofL student needs to succeed.
  • Exploring majors can be stressful, but this interactive class aims to make it a worry-free process, with a little Disney magic thrown in!
  • If you are undecided, this class can help you understand how your personality, strengths, interests, and values relate to majors and work.
  • Group and individual assignments will help you determine your life purpose, discover strategies for success, and create a plan for moving forward.
  • To encourage campus involvement through participation in intramural sports and fitness activities.
  • Students will develop a better connection to the university and community, and become aware of opportunities to improve physical, social, and emotional well-being.
  • In this course, we’ll follow the misadventures of Paul Hackett by viewing several parts of Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours”. Paul, not too far out of college, is merely trying to get through a series of challenges and odd circumstances thrown at him- and the often hilarious obstacles he faces are moments we can all both laugh at and learn from.
  • We will tie this viewing into our own journeys of self-discovery, while discussing key strategies for success in college: resilience, tenacity, and being resourceful. We will do a variety of assignments, in groups and on our own, which will allow students to reflect on and learn from each other and individually.
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  • TRIO Student Support Services provides academic support, scholarship opportunities, cultural programming and much more to first generation and/or Pell-eligible college students and college students with disabilities.
  • This GEN 101 provides an opportunity to learn more about and apply for the TRIO program, master being a college student at UofL, and develop a social network with students just like you!
  • Get an introduction to the music scene of Louisville while exploring the soundtrack of your new experiences as a UofL student.
  • While discovering the various musical venues, genres and festivals that the Ville has to offer, you will also be asked to engage creatively and critically in learning about how you can succeed as a Cardinal.
  • Learn what “financial success” in college looks like. Success now can lead to success later
  • Learn strategies for how to budget in college and what the reality of financing an education looks like.
  • Are you new to Louisville or just feel unfamiliar with all that this awesome city has to offer?
  • This course will ask you to engage creatively and critically to examine the food, music, culture, art, sports, politics, and so much more that makes the Derby City a great place to call home.
  • Find out what it really means to attend a metropolitan research university, and how to navigate all the diverse resources that UofL offers.
  • This section is designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students and their allies.
  • You will explore tools for college success, career planning and personal empowerment.
  • You will develop connections with the LGBTQ+ community & allies at UofL.
  • Storytelling is an experience that connects us to people from different walks of life. However, for the individual storyteller, it can help us explore our past, understand our present, and can challenge us to articulate our future.
  • This class will use the art of storytelling to understand and make meaning of the college experience. We will use various mediums from Instagram to memes to personal journal reflections.
  • This section is for students who are the first in their family to attend college
  • We will explore resources, success strategies, and other topics specifically geared towards first generation college students
  • Connect with other Metro College students while learning about resources and strategies to balance work at UPS and school.
  • Learn how to make the most out of your work at UPS to help you design and meet career and academic goals.
  • Connect with other Metro College students while learning about resources and strategies to balance work at UPS and school.
  • Learn how to make the most out of your work at UPS to help you design and meet career and academic goals.
  • Are you interested in being a leader on UofL’s campus? Then this section is for you.
  • Learn to develop leadership skills and what opportunities there are at UofL to become a leader.
  • Ever wonder what you want to do with your life?
  • Curious about how you can make the most of your time at UofL? Are you happy with the person you are becoming? What are you great at?
  • This class leads you on a journey towards discovering your strengths, values, interests, and determining your purpose through self-reflection while inspiring you to be the best version of you that you can be.
  • How to incorporate advocacy into your life and studies.
  • Find out how to approach and serve non-profits in the most effective way to make a more meaningful impact on issues of youth development, education, sustainability, food justice and more.
  • Learn what “financial success” in college looks like. Success now can lead to success later.
  • Learn strategies for how to budget in college and what the reality of financing an education looks like.
  • In this section, you will learn the value of a liberal arts degree in a competitive global market.
  • You will develop an appreciation for the skills you learn as part of a liberal arts curriculum.
  • We will also explore the many special distinctions the university offers including the Speed Art Museum, the Library’s Special Collections and the International Honor Quilt.
  • Open to any student with interest in a health care field. However, students from underrepresented minority (URM) populations, rural backgrounds, and/or those who identify as LGBTQI+ are especially encouraged to enroll.
  • The overall health of the US population has improved over the past few decades, but not all Americans have benefited equally from these improvements.
  • A lack of diversity in the health professions workforce is well documented. Minority health care professionals provide care for a disproportionately greater number of minority patients compared to nonminority providers and play a critical role in providing health care for underserved populations.
  • It is important to develop health care professionals who will meet the needs of underserved and minority populations.
  • By embracing cultural humility and diversity in health care, providers can improve the quality of care for all.
  • College is an amazing adventure full of academic, personal and social opportunities.
  • This course will help you chart YOUR path to success through connecting with the campus and your fellow students, developing a purposeful academic plan and choosing opportunities for your college adventure.
  • If you have a job to help make ends meet in college, this class is for you.
  • Take the class with other students who know what it's like to juggle the demands of work and school, and learn strategies to manage life and come out on top in the classroom.
  • A Communication degree is so broad. I don’t even know what jobs I could get with that degree.” We’ve heard it a million times.
  • Learn what a degree in Communication is made of and how it will help you in your career pursuits.
  • Explore your values, interests, strengths, weaknesses, and assumptions to help you create a path for success—whatever success means to you.
  • Learn to find and utilize the campus resources that will help you; realize that your strongest and most dedicated advocate is…you!
  • For students who know the value of a degree but prefer the workplace to the classroom. Identify what you like about working and how to apply that to college, whether you want to be an entrepreneur, makeup artist, web designer, chef, or contractor.
  • This course seeks to combine content such as resume creation, how to us the library, and learning to develop a 4-year plan with a holistic approach.
  • Resilience and healthy lifestyles themes will be woven into the content, and conflict mediation will be at least one class session. The library session will use articles on stress management and resilience.
  • This course will explore ways that students can practice resiliency and overcome obstacles that may impact their success in college and in the future
  • Students should be encouraged to also enroll in either HSS 150-04 (Stress Reduction) or HSS 150-15 (Eat, Move, Sleep)