The purpose of UNIV 101 is to help new students make a successful transition to the University of Missouri-Kansas City, both academically and personally. This course aims to help students develop and apply critical thinking skills (Interdisciplinary and Innovative Thinking and Valuing and Reasoning), engage in the curricular and co-curricular life of the university, articulate to students the expectations of the University and its faculty, understand the value of a liberal education in the 21st century, and continue to clarify their purpose, meaning, and direction. First-time, year-one students admitted into the University College will enroll in UNIV 101.