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A course for new transfer students that will help students transition into UTA and achieve academic and personal success through recognition of campus resources and community building. Students will discover effective ways to balance personal and career obligations with academic goals. The course will allow for the discovery of marketable skills within a chosen academic discipline and the professions associated with that program of study. Experiential learning opportunities will be discussed, including undergraduate research, leadership, international engagement, community engagement and career development. Each UNIV 1101 class section has a Peer Academic Leader (PAL), who are students that assist as a discussion leader for the class under the supervision of the instructor. PALs provide peer mentorship and work with students to take a deep dive into how critical thinking and study skills can be applied to major academic content, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and possible career pathways, and connect students to resources on campus and school-specific activities.