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 2017 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 are appropriate for all majors. This U-Engage section focuses on navigating college and OSU-Cascades by exploring self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, and decision making concepts. Students will learn about campus resources, support and getting the most out of their college experience. The classroom environment encourages students to build community.

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. Faculty and researchers present various aspects of biology and introduce you to the biology major at OSU. Join our biology faculty 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 solve problems.

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.