The objective of COAD 1000 is to assist new students in being successful in their first year of college and beyond. Topics covered in this course include understanding the transition from high school to college, student development and motivation, goal-setting, learning styles, memory development, listening skills, note-taking skills, study skills, test-taking skills, communication, critical-thinking skills, ECU academic rules and regulations, and career development issues.
COAD 1000 is taught by academic advisors and student affairs educators trained in understanding college student development and the academic and social issues encountered by college students.
New students who would like to add COAD 1000 to their schedule may do so by contacting their academic advisor.
The First-Year Seminar helps students:
In addition to general COAD 1000 sections, sections are offered based on major as well as several special interest groups such as transfer students, veterans/dependents, LGBT students, first-generation students, and international students.