Tips for Successful Course Enrollment (for Forum Students)

At Summer Orientation, students enrolled in the Forums will attend a specific session 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. The forums are at the following times:

Creative Processes & Practices
Section 001 | 19342 | Mo | 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Human Impact on the Environment
Section 002 | 19343 | TuTh | 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Epidemics
Section 003 | 19344 | TuTh | 9:30AM - 10:45AM

Mobility and Community
Section 004 | 19345 | Th | 3:30PM - 6:00PM

Visions of the Good
Section 005 | 19346 | TuTh | 3:30PM - 4:45PM

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

Other Classes

Some Forums have additional courses that are required in the first semester. You will automatically be pre-enrolled in these courses prior to attending Summer Orientation. 

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. Click below to link to your Forum and review "Navigating the Forum" and "Coursework" prior to attending Summer Orientation.

Creative Processes and Practices

Epidemics

Human Impact on the Environment

Mobility and Community

Visions of the Good

College Competency Requirements

Remember, while the Forums replace the traditional College Area Requirements, the Forums do not replace the College Competency Requirements. All students in the College (excluding Echols scholars) must complete the College Competency Requirements (the first writing requirement, the second writing requirement and the foreign language requirement). Please famiiarize yourself with the College Competency Requirements.

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, College Competency Requirements (foreign language and writing), 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)

Mobility and Community Students

Semester 1

FORU 1500: Introduction to the Forums (3 Credits)

Forum Class (ECON 2010) (3 Credits)

Forum Class (Category 2) (3-4 Credits)

Foreign Language 1010 (4 Credits)

Elective or ENWR or Major Prerequisite (ex. Math 1210) /  (3 Credits)

Semester 2

Forum Class (SOC 1010) (3 Credits)

Forum Class (PSYC 2600) (3 Credits)

Forum Class (Category 4) (3 Credits

Foreign Language 1020 (4 Credits)

Elective or ENWR or Major Prerequisite (ex. Math 1220) (3 Credits)

 

Semester 3 - STUDY ABROAD

Forum Class (Category 3)

Forum Class (Category 3)

Foreign Langauge 2010 (3)

Elective (3 Credits)

Elective (3 Credits)

Semester 4

FORU 2500: Forum Capstone (3 Credits)

Forum Class (Category 1) (3 Credits)

Foreign Langauge 2020 (3 Credits)

Elective or Major Prerequisite (3 Credits)

Elective or Major Prerequisite (3 Credits)

Economics Majors

Semester 1

FORU 1500: Introduction to the Forums

Forum Class (or ENWR) (3 Credits)

Foreign Language 1010 (3 Credits)

MATH 1210

ECON 2010

Semester 2

ENWR (or Forum Class) (3 Credits)

Forum Class (3 Credits)

Forum Class (3 Credits)

MATH 1220

Elective (or ECON 2020) (3 Credits)

Semester 3

Forum Class (3 Credits)

Forum Class (3 Credits)

Forum Class (3 Credits)

STAT 2120 (3 Credits)

Elective (3 Credits)

Semester 4

FORU 2500: Forum Capstone (3 Credits)

Forum Class (3 Credits)

Forum Class (3 Credits)

ECON 2020 (or Elective) (3 Credits)

Elective (3 Credits)

Semester 5

ECON 3010

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)