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UNF Cares Courses

About UNF Cares Courses (1-credit hour)

These special topics Community-Based Transformational Learning courses are intentionally designed for and offered to First Time In College (FTIC) students. Students are introduced to selected interdisciplinary topics and issues through activities in community settings that are designed to meet community needs. Students explore their individual strengths while considering how their assets can have a positive impact in the world. While many University courses develop students’ skills, knowledge, and expertise to pursue a career, this course provides a time for students to explore their purpose and place in this world. During the semester, students will connect with new people, new ideas, new places, and new challenges. Through this experience students may gain a clearer sense of purpose or begin to consider new directions. This is a student’s opportunity to explore possibilities and use their strengths in real-world settings.

UNF Cares Course Offerings - Spring 2018

Many of the course topics and descriptions are aligned with top ranking social themes identified by First Time in College students (FTICs) during summer 2018 orientation sessions.  They will remain constant.   Logistical information related to the community-based project or activity for each course is subject to change (i.e. community partner, project location, days/dates, and times).