Transitioning to Cal: An Introduction to the Research University
Transfer students make up one-fourth of the student population at Cal. As a first semester transfer, you will be navigating and adjusting to a new campus culture. This class is designed to help facilitate your transition by improving your knowledge of the research university and its resources, assisting you in identifying key academic skills and strategies for academic success, and encouraging community and student engagement. The course will focus on academic strategies for upper division course work with particular emphasis on time management skills, critical reading, exam preparation, and writing skills. You will learn about various campus resources and opportunities that are available to you as a Cal student. Participation, group work, and class discussion are an integral part of this course. We will be sharing and exchanging information and advice throughout the semester.