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University 1010

About the course

University 1010: an introduction to what it means to be a student at university. It approaches the university experience holistically, considering its multiple and varied dimensions. It also provides students with tools and techniques of study and research that can lead them to academic success and fulfilling careers. The focus throughout will be on student success: especially success in the context of remote learning. Students will utilize self-assessment tools and engage in reflection to gain an understanding of their own academic strengths and weaknesses. The course will introduce students to the different modes of inquiry that one finds in the university and the interrelatedness of knowledge, with a special emphasis on critical thinking. They will learn about how universities developed historically and how they function. They will also receive valuable instruction in learning styles, time management, test-taking strategies, library research, essay-writing, public speaking, and health. The emphasis will be on the student’s experience of self-discovery and development of personal agency. 

For each class there are pre-recorded lectures and assigned readings (all of the textbooks are available for free online), and there will be short writing assignments and exercises daily, as well as a few larger projects: Library research project, Career research project, Grenfell Writing Lab, Portfolio project, etc. Students will also be assigned a TA, who will conduct a live one-hour tutorial each afternoon via Webex.  The TA will also be available for one-on-one online consultation until 4:30 pm. 


August 17 – September 4, 2020


Monday – 1:30 – 4:30pm
Tuesday - 1:30 – 4:30pm
Wednesday – 1:30 – 3:30pm
Thursday – 1:30 – 4:30pm


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Dr. Ken Jacobsen, kjacobsen@grenfell.mun.ca 

Guest Lecturers

Dr. Jeff Keshen, Prof. Julie Pitcher-Giles, Prof. Janice Turner, Dr. Mery Perez, Dr. Rebecca Milley, Dr. Michele Piercey-Normore,  Lorna Payne, Crystal Rose, Janice Galliott, Jennifer Buxton



Even if you are already registered for 5 courses in the Fall semester, you are still able to register for this course by emailing rofrontoffice@grenfell.mun.ca.

Office of the Registrar

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS 277
Phone: (709) 637-6298
Email: info@grenfell.mun.ca

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