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U100 Learning Community

This is the website for EDUC-U100: Threshold Learning Community. The goal of EDUC-U100 is to help IU South Bend students connect to other members of our Learning Community including instructors, peer mentors, and other students. Conditionally Admitted students are strongly recommended to enroll in EDUC-U100, but all students can benefit from this course.  The Learning Communities we have created in EDUC-U100 have helped many students to navigate the university and be successful in college. We hope this website will provide valuable information about the EDUC-U100 Threshold Seminar.  Using the links to the left you may view information about the curriculum, employment, and browse the current schedule of classes.  Search under the School of Education Department for classes: EDUC-U100 for a list of available courses. 

The course is divided into three Units and additional information or resources may be found with the links on the left. Each unit lasts about five weeks and we hope you gain valuable information about yourself, learning, critical thinking, and collaborative learning. The units are:

  • Unit #1: Learning About Yourself As A College Student
  • Unit #2: Learning About Learning - Self-Regulated Learning And Objective Tests
  • Unit #3: Developing Critical Thinking And Research Skills For Essay Tests and Research Projects
Students should always feel welcome to ask questions in class or through e-mail to their instructor or peer mentor.  The goal of the EDUC-U100 Threshold Seminar is to instruct and assist first year students in learning study skills and critical thinking skills that will help them develop study strategies, locate important resources, integrate into campus life, and be successful in their college careers.