WSU General - Fine Arts (WSUF)

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

WSUF 101.  Introduction to the University - Fine Arts   3 credit hours

Designed especially for first-year students in their first semester at WSU, this course prepares students to succeed in college. Helps students form connections with each other, with faculty, with campus services, and with the institution as a whole. It assists students in developing intellectually, emotionally and socially. It provides information and training about: college expectations; academic majors, careers and life planning; study skills and test taking; teaching and learning styles; respecting diversity of thought and culture; critical thinking; leadership; university policies and procedures; managing time and money; health and wellness; and the benefits of engagement in student organizations. Encourages and supports students as they adjust to college life, and promotes reflective learning. In addition to other course projects, students create an individualized graduation plan through a collaborative process that involves academic advisers, the course instructor and peer mentors assigned to the course. Students who successfully complete this course have greater academic success and an improved rate of graduation compared to students who do not take this class.

WSUF 102A.  First-Year Seminar: Music Really Does Make You Smarter   3 credit hours

General education introductory course. Provides students with an opportunity to articulate a current music advocacy philosophy while developing leadership skills for a variety of music activities and scenarios.

WSUF 102B.  First-Year Seminar: Music As My Key To Success   3 credit hours

General education introductory course. Combines performance in one of WSU's music ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Arts, Concert Chorale, A Capella Choir, Madrigal Singers or Women's Glee Club) with classroom components that help leverage the student's music experiences into future success in their chosen field. Freshmen explore best practicing and studying techniques, focus and time management, the connections between history and art, teamwork, stage presence, and developing a personal brand.