Special Topics in the Liberal Arts.
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
Academic Realities & Strategies for Success is a 1-credit, graded course that introduces students who have struggled academically in the previous semester to effective study strategies, University resources & life skills that support student success. Class covers a range of content relevant to academic performance, including time & stress management, critical thinking skills, & life strategies for achieving success in the college environment.
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in Liberal Arts Seminars.
Courses on variable topics that will help students (1) identify and prepare for a major in the College and (2) learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree.
The course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of women, gender & sexuality
What is the relationship between body image and identity? How does one affect, constrain, and inform the other? The development of body image is a complex process influenced by messages we receive from family, friends, peers, health care practitioners, teachers, and mass media to name a few. Messages are also constructed and interpreted differently depending on one's gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ableism.
ELA 2910 provides students with a toolkit of methods that can help them attain their academic goals at the UVA. The class introduces metacognitive learning strategies that support student comprehension and knowledge retention across disciplines. The course covers approaches to managing lengthy and complex readings, the analytical and evaluative skills of scholarship, time and stress management techniques, and individually targeted strategies.