- Through classroom discussions, assignments, and office hours, AUx1 provides a place for students to establish their short- and long-term goals; build academic skills for college success; learn about issues of privilege and bias; and explore their own personal identities.
- AUx1 course learning outcomes are achieved through online learning, in-class activities, reflective writing assignments, and individual and small group discussions with course Instructors, Peer Facilitators, and classmates.
Interested in learning more about the American University Experience (AUx) Program and the AUx1 and AUx2 curricula? Watch this video to hear about how AUx is a fundamental component of the first-year experience for students at American University.
The American University Experience (AUx)is a full-year AU Core Curriculum course specially designed for first-year and transfer students transitioning into their first year of college at AU. Students will complete AUx1 in the fall of 2019 (1.5 credits) and then complete AUx2 in the spring of 2020 (1.5 credits).
Charting AUx Progress
- AUx2 is unique to American University, and has been created specifically as a call to action by AU students, staff, and faculty who want to ensure that diversity, inclusion, free speech, and freedom of expression are part of the core curriculum at American University.
- AUx2 aims to equip students to become part of a community of learners whose members come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them a range of experiences.
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