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METR 101 Your Academic Journey

Students relatively new to university education or those returning to college after a number of years often find the transition difficult. This course is designed to introduce students to Metropolitan State and its academic programs and services. It also helps students self-assess their abilities and gain knowledge in important reading and writing skills, public speaking, listening skills, study skills, and critical thinking. The course provides a firm foundation for all university learning that follows. It is required of all newly-admitted students with less than 16 semester credits. Students with fewer than 30 semester credits, or students who have been away from college for some time, are also strongly encouraged to enroll.

Special information

Note: Students must attend a New Student Orientation before taking this course. Attendance at the first class is required. Bring course text to first class meeting. It is strongly recommended that students registering for Metro 101 also register for section of INFS 115, because the two courses are complementary.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Develop an understanding of the philosophy, practices, requirements, and expectations of higher education at Metropolitan State University.
  • Explore learning styles and build key academic skills of reading, writing, communicating, critical thinking, and successful study habits.
  • Research and identify educational, personal, and professional goals; examine strengths and interests; and research majors and career options related to these interests.
  • Identify student success resources available at the university and in the wider community, including academic advising, library resources, tutoring, career and psychological counseling, internships, and student life and leadership, among others.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Your Academic Journey Vang, Meng Books Course details
51 Your Academic Journey Baxter, Tonia K Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Your Academic Journey: Learning Community: Connect. Explore. Decide. Exley, Nina R Books Course details
02 Your Academic Journey: Learning Community: Exploring Business Careers Pinkston, Sally M Books Course details
03 Your Academic Journey: Learning Communities Human Behavior at Work Baxter, Tonia K Books Course details
04 Your Academic Journey Vang, MaiMoua Books Course details
05 Your Academic Journey: Learning Community TRIO Vang, Meng Books Course details
51 Your Academic Journey Bowlus, Angela Marie DeGruccio Books Course details