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What is LA 101: Liberal Arts Planning and Pathways?

First-year students often have many questions regarding college, including how the University works, what life will be like as a student, how to plan for a successful future, and how to make the most of their time on the 40 Acres.

LA 101 is an online 1-hour pass/fail course with a supplemental discussion section that is designed exclusively for first-year students in the College of Liberal Arts. Students in the course will be given the tools to Plan their progress through college, Prosper in their classes, and Prepare for a career after graduation.

LA 101 is composed of 15 units covering a variety of topics. As participants in the course, students will review the weekly units online, complete assignments or quizzes, and meet as a class to process the content and connect with peers.

Topics include: Introduction to the Liberal Arts, Being an Effective Student, Health and Wellness/Work-Life Balance, Getting the Most of Your 4 Years, Getting Good Grades, Success Beyond Good Grades, Becoming an Academic Leader, Mentorship, Academic Enrichment, Diversity and Ethics, and Professional Entrepreneurship.

For questions regarding LA 101, please contact the instructor, Dr. Tracy Arámbula Ballysingh.