PEAW 1300: First Year Experience

First Year Colloquium courses are designed to help first year students transition into UA Little Rock. The First Year Colloquium is a graduation requirement for all entering, first-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 12 hours of credit (concurrent credit does not count towards the 12 transfer hours).  Students should take the First Year Colloquium their first semester. See all First Year Colloquium courses currently available,  ualr.edu/catalogs/undergraduate-catalog/first-year-courses/.   

Personal Awareness 1300
One of the First Year Colloquium courses available to first year students is First Year Experience Personal Awareness PEAW 1300.  This course has six learning objectives:

  1. Awareness of the University
  2. Awareness of the learning partnership
  3. Active involvement in the community
  4. Strategic planning for personal development and growth
  5. Preparation for the future
  6. Sense of academic community & sense of belonging because of an awareness of and how to use all: academic support services, personal support services, community resources, and UA Little Rock publications.

First Year Experience PEAW 1300 Course Subject Matter & Deliver Methods
The First Year Experience PEAW 1300 curriculum includes interactive instructional methods that promote the development of critical thinking skills and positive educational values.  The three-part curriculum: (UA Little Rock 101, College Study Strategies, and Career Exploration) is delivered via a flipped classroom approach, guest speakers, engaging class discussions, group class activities, and individual class presentations.