"As a former student of UNIV100, I can definitely say that it was a great experience. This class is in no comparison to a 'typical' classroom you might expect. The class discussions were intimate, informative and enlightening, yet engaging and fun. As we discussed subjects surrounding the social and cultural issues the LGBTQA community faces on campus and in general, I found myself so committed to do something and taking a stand."
-Davian, Class of 2014
UNIV100Q is a fall semester, one-credit seminar for all entering students that helps them to answer the questions, "Why am I here?" and "How can I get the most out of the University of Maryland?" Students in UNIV100Q identify at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Ally. It is a safe space for student to be who they want to be and to identify however they want to identify. Our goal is to ensure that during an already stressful time, students have a space to be themselves.
The goal of the seminar is to connect students to the resources they need to excel, while making sure their transition is as smooth as possible. To accomplish this, small groups of students are paired with a class instructors who structure the class and serve as "sounding-boards" when questions arise.
UNIV sections are generally limited to an enrollment of 20 or less students in order to create a more discussion oriented environment in the classroom, and to promote more opportunity for instructor/student and peer interaction.
Students can register during New Student Orientation or through the Testudo registration system during the drop/add schedule adjustment period, which is ten academic days into each semester.
For more information on UNIV100Q, please contact The One Project.