OSU-Cascades First-Year Experience Courses

First-Year Experience courses are designed to aid in the first-year students transition to college academics, college life, and OSU-Cascades community.

Fall 2016 first-year experience courses:

ALS 199 U-Engage: Cascades, Academic and Personal Success (2 credits)
U-Engage courses are open at all first-year students and is appropriate for all majors. This section of U-Engage will focus on navigating college and OSU-Cascades by exploring self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, and decision making concepts. Additionally students will learn about campus resources, support, and getting the most out of their college experience. The classroom environment encourages students to build community as a new OSU student.

BA 160 B-Engaged (2 credits)
This course is for first-year College of Business majors at OSU-Cascades. Understand and accomplish college-level academic work and explore OSU resources and options that will enhance your college experience and success. Opportunity to connect with faculty and peers with common interests in a supportive learning environment.

BI 198 Biology and Zoology First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
This seminar is appropriate for first-year biology majors. Presentations are made by teachers and researchers discussing various aspects of biology and is an introduction to the biology major at OSU. Join our Biology Faculty Program Lead and connect with your major early.

CS 160 Computer Science Orientation (3 credits)
CIS 160 is an introduction to the computer science field, major, and profession. Students will be introduced to computer programming and work together to problem solve.

KIN 131 Intro to Kinesiology (1 credit)
Overview of the field; career opportunities in exercise and sport science and other professions dealing with the discipline of human movement; orientation to support services. This course is appropriate for first-year kinesiology majors.

MIME 101 Introduction to MIME (3 credits)
This course gives students an overview of the energy systems engineering major as well as mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering fields.  Students will gain an understanding of the academic curriculum, careers, technical areas of study associated with this program.