Tips for Success

At Summer Orientation, students enrolled in the Forums will attend an academic advising workshop where important information regarding course enrollment will be discussed. Staff and Faculty well versed in each Forum requirement will be available to review your course selections with you. Remember to place courses in your SIS shopping cart before you attend orientation. For those with questions in advance, the following tips may be helpful.

Courses

FORU 1500
As a reminder, all Forum students are required to take FORU 1500: Introduction to the Forums in the first semester. FORU 1500 courses for the Fall ’17 entering class are scheduled at the following times:

Visions of the Good
Section 001 | 19323 | TuTh | 9:30AM - 10:45AM

Space, Knowledge, & Power
Section 002 | 19324 | Th | 2:00PM - 4:130PM

Food, Society, and Sustainability
Section 003 | 19325 | MoWe | 2:00PM - 3:15PM

This is a required class and you must enroll in the fall. Schedule all other classes around your forum class.

Other Classes

You will recieve an email before the end of June that asks you to identify the ENWR section (if applicable) and one additional Forum course in which you would like to pre-enroll. Please respond to this email by July 1 so that we can pre-enroll you in some of your classes.

Finally, it is of utmost importance that you re-familiarize yourself with your Forum's course requirements. Please visit your individual Forum webpage prior to attending Summer orientation.

Scheduling Suggestions

We have tried to make planning your schedule easier by providing some scheduling templates below. The first template should work for most everyone - it's a generic template that will help you space out your Forum requirements with other academic opportunities such as Electives, writing and foreign language requirments, major prerequisites, and courses that fulfill your major. 

There are, however, some programs/tracks/majors we have identified that are more rigid. We have created specific templates to help those Forum students who plan on pursuing those programs/tracks/majors. If you don't see a template that pertains to you, please refer to the general scheduling template.

Remember, these are just suggestions as you begin to plan your first semester. Again, advisors will be avaiable at Orientation and to help you make decisions.

General Scheduling Template

Semester 1

  • FORU 1500: Introduction to the Forums (3 Credits)
  • Forum Class (3-4 Credits)
  • Foreign Language 1010 (4 Credits)
  • Elective (or ENWR) (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)

Semester 2

  • Forum Class (3 Credits)
  • Forum Class (3 Credits)
  • Foreign Language 1020 (4 Credits)
  • ENWR (or Elective) (3 Credits)
  • Major Prerequisite Class (3 Credits)

Semester 3

  • Forum Class (3 Credits)
  • Forum Class (3 Credits)
  • Forum Class (3 Credits)
  • Foreign Languauge 2010 (3 Credits)
  • Major Prerequisite Class (3 Credits)

Semester 4

  • FORU 2500: Forum Capstone (3 Credits)
  • Forum Class (3 Credits)
  • Forum Class (3 Credits)
  • Foreign Language 2020 (3 Credits)
  • Major Prerequisite Class (3 Credits)

Pre-Health Tracks

*Foreign Language recommended during Junior and Senior years

Semester 1

  • FORU 1500: Introduction to the Forums (3 Credits)
  • Forum Course (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 1410 (4 Credits)
  • MATH 1310 (4 Credits)

Semester 2

  • Forum Course (3 Credits)
  • Forum Course (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 1420 (4 Credits)
  • MATH 1320 (4 Credits)
  • ENWR (3 Credits)

Semester 3

  • Forum Course (STAT 2120) (3 Credits)
  • Forum Course (3 Credits)
  • Forum Course (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 2419 (4 Credits)
  • BIOL 2100 (4 Credits)

Semester 4

  • FORU 2500: Forum Capstone (3 Credits)
  • Forum Course (3 Credits)
  • Forum Course (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 2420 (4 Credits)
  • BIOL 2200 (4 Credits)