AUx1 Course Overview

AUx1 is one of the foundational courses a student takes in their first year at AU. Throughout AUx1, students will be introduced to various practices, including how to practice mindfulness, how to develop sustainable habits, and how to establish boundaries. Students will also be introduced to dialogue and self-reflection as an introduction to anti-racist principles and a foundation for AUx2. These will help them throughout their time at AU and beyond. AUx1 course learning outcomes are achieved through course content, in-class activities, reflective and experiential assignments, and in-class dialogues with course Instructors, Peer Facilitators, and classmates.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Engage with AU services and resources that support you in your academic success, personal wellness, identity development, and social transition.
  • Apply knowledge-based skills to develop positive habits that support their holistic wellness and community development.
  • Explore how the socialization of identity development impacts them personally and their communities.
  • Practice dialogue and self-reflection as an introduction to anti-racist principles.

 

These Learning Outcomes have been approved for use in Fall 2021, as they are a consolidation of previous Course Goals and Learning Outcomes. They will undergo an official approval process with the AU Core Council in the Fall.

Please see the list below for class topics for fall 2021.

  • Class 1: AUx - Laying the Foundation
  • Class 2: Pathways to Academic Wellness
  • Class 3: Navigating Your AU Experience & Exploring Balance in your College Life
  • Class 4: Introduction to Critical Self-Reflection
  • Class 5: Career Skills in a Changing World
  • Class 6: Registration Readiness
  • Class 7: Class Choice
  • Class 8: The Cycle of Socialization
  • Class 9: Being in Community
  • Class 10: Engaging in Dialogue
  • Class 11: Experiencing Privilege & Oppression at AU
  • Class 12: Creating a Restorative & Resilient Community
  • Class 13: Putting it All Together: AUx2 Preview
  • Class 14: Lessons Learned

Please see the list below for class topics for spring 2020.

  • Class 1: AUx - Laying the Foundation
  • Class 2: Follow Your Bliss - Exploring Balance in Your College Life
  • Class 3: A Brave New World
  • Class 4: Pathways to Academic Wellness
  • Class 5: Boundaries - A Way to Show Up for Ourselves and the AU Community
  • Class 6: Building a Community of Care
  • Class 7: Registration Readiness and the Bigger Picture
  • Class 8: Instructor's Choice [Wellness Week]
  • Class 9: Understanding Ourselves and Others
  • Class 10: Engaging in Crucial Conversations
  • Class 11: Experiencing Privilege & Oppression at AU
  • Class 12: When Things Fall Apart
  • Class 13: Reflecting to Move Forward: Career Skills in a Changing World
  • Class 14: Lessons Learned

Laying the Foundation: What is AUx1?

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Hear from some of the AUx Instructors about how the AUx1 course is framed and what you can expect this semester.