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WSU Undergraduate Education First-Year Focus

First-Year Courses by Subject & Number

Do you want to know more about the courses that will be used in your residence hall for fall semester? Use the table below to look up information on your course.

Note: The search box can be used to filter by any string of text that appears in the table. Examples: Northside, 101, WRTG, science, etc.

Course TitleCredit HoursUCORE CategoryDescriptionResidence Hall
Comparative Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies3DIVRComparative issues in Asian American, African American, Chicana/o, and Native American cultures in the United States. Gannon-Goldsworthy
English 101: College Composition3WRTGDesigned to further develop students' academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.Olympia, Orton, Rogers, Scott-Coman, Stephenson North, Stephenson South
Entomology 101: Insects and People: A Perspective3BSCIThe world's most abundant animals and their extensive effects on people yesterday and today.Regents, Stimson, Waller
Entomology 103: Discover Insects: Laboratory for Non-Science Majors1BSCIThe biology and diversity of insects provide the context for training in the scientific method, including ways to take measurements, gather data, and organize information.Regents, Stimson, Waller
Fine Arts 101: Introduction to Art3ARTSAppreciation of various visual art forms; emphasis on contemporary period.Stephenson East
History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues3ROOTFoundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students' lives in the 21st century.Community-Duncan Dunn, Gannon-Goldsworthy, Global Scholars, Honors, McCroskey, Northside, Olympia, Orton, Regents, Rogers, Scott-Coman, Stephenson East, Stephenson North, Stephenson South, Stevens, Stimson, Streit-Perham, Waller, Wilmer-Davis
Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan3SSCIOverview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships. Community-Duncan Dunn, Global Scholars, Honors, McCroskey, Northside, Stevens, Wilmer-Davis
Human Development 205: Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills4COMMEnhancing interpersonal communication, leadership, and team skills through action-based learning.Streit-Perham
School of the Environment 101: Introduction to Geology4PSCIIntroductory physical geology for non-science majors; emphasis on western US.Orton, Rogers, Streit-Perham
School of the Environment 105: Natural Resources and Natural Hazards3PSCISurvey of key natural resources, the physical processes by which nature and society produce those resources, and the processes of related natural hazards.Gannon-Goldsworthy
School of the Environment 110: The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability4BSCIInteractions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns.Community-Duncan Dunn, Honors, McCroskey, Stevens, Wilmer-Davis
Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology3SSCIIntroduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.Regents, Stimson, Waller