VUnited Scholars

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

VUSC 0003 : Internship Reflection Workshop

Students will engage in weekly evaluation of internship placement in relation to the intersection of their talents and abilities and the needs of the world.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0005 : Internship

Students will gain supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting designed to provide opportunites to apply, connect and extend their academic course work and competencies to building professional skills. Students may complete 80 - 180 clock hours in internship.

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0

VUSC 0008 : Fitness & Health

Using a hands-on approach, this course provides information necessary for the development of healthy exercise and physical activity programs, and teaches individuals to assess their personal status and activity needs. It also focuses on concepts of effective goal setting, enabling each individual to determine realistic goals for self-improvement and the use of physical activity for health-promotion throughout a lifetime. 

Clock Hours

22

VUSC 0009 : Intro to Nutrition and Wellness part I

This class will help you figure out how to incorporate nutrition and fitness into a hectic college lifestyle and to continue this healthy lifestyle for your entire life. Topics will include, but are not limited to: improving dietary habits, plant-based diets, sports nutrition, dietary intolerances and food allergies, as well as the importance of weight maintenance, health, wellness and fitness

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0010 : Cooking and Nutrition: Part I

This class will help you learn how to incorporate nutrition into a hectic college lifestyle. Reci[pes for nutrition meals and cooking classes will be held each class. By the end of the semester, a cookbook with nutritional meals will be created. The importance of weight maintenance, health, wellness and food selection, as well as dietary habits, plant-based diets, sports nutrition, dietary intolerances and food allergies will be discussed.

Clock Hours

18

VUSC 0011 : Independent Living Skills

Independent Living Skills is designed to give students exposure and practice in a variety of skills to assist with becoming more independent adults while living on their own. Within this course, students will focus on a variety of independent living skills such as finding a place to live, budgets, leasing agreements, roommates, safety, and the items/amenities needed for independent living. This course will be taught through the framework and lens of an Occupational Therapist, focusing on the whole person and accommodations or adjustments needed to successfully live on their own.

Clock Hours

18

VUSC 0012 : Entreprenuership Workshop Part I

Throughout this course we will discuss the ins and outs of developing a successful entrepreneurial venture. In doing so, students will engage in the process of creating and sustaining an entrepreneurship that solves a larger social issue.

Clock Hours

18

VUSC 0013 : Internship Reflections Workshop Part III

Preparation for interviews and skills building techniques for resumes and job sites. Students will run through practice interviews and resume building exercises to take their internship experience to finding a career upon graduation. Skills building activities will take place to learn invaluable assets for their workplace environment.

Clock Hours

18

VUSC 0014 : Intro Nurtrition and Wellness II

This class will continue to help you figure out how to incorporate nutrition and fitness into a hectic college lifestyle and to continue this healthy lifestyle for your entire life. Topics will include, but are not limited to: improving dietary habits, plant-based diets, sports nutrition, dietary intolerances and food allergies, as well as the importance of weight maintenance, health, wellness and fitness

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0100 : Adjusting to College Life & Personal Strengths Part 1

Students will work with one another to build cohort relationships while learning skills to navigate the newness of college life. Students will uncover their personal strengths and areas of opportunity through leadership assessments and learn how to adapt them to self-leadership.  A handful of leadership theories will be introduced. 

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0101 : Theology: Relating to God

By paying attention to how the awareness of God is passed from one generation to the next, this course will use experiences from biblical, historical and actual life to understand what friendship with God and neighbor "says" about the faith of Christians.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0102 : Foundations of Literacy Part 1

The course is designed for students to learn the underlying basis of written English to develop literacy abilities. Students will become aware of themselves as learners, readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

Clock Hours

25

VUSC 0103 : Personal Finance

Students will learn how to plan their personal finances and plan for financial and career success. Course will include personal money management.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0104 : Computers and Computer Safety

This course will be broken into three main units: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, & Presentations
• Word/Word Processing – explore basic and advanced formatting, guidelines for creating effective print materials, and more advanced features of Word
• Excel/Spreadsheets – creating an effective spreadsheet, calculations, & formatting; including a spreadsheet in a word document, automatic formatting.
• Powerpoint – principles of creating clear and concise presentations. Explore the powerful features of PowerPoint and how to use them for guided formatting to enhance your message.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0105 : Healthy Relationships, Part 1

This course will help you to understand how to build healthy and appropriate relationships, with friends and colleagues in various aspects of your life; friendships, dating, workplace, family, on and off campus.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0107 : Voice Class, Public Speaking, and Performance

This course will focus on becoming more comfortable speaking in front of others through a medium of singing and performance. We will focus on singing together in a group, enhancing breath support, diction, and presence as a means of becoming more confident speaking in public, presenting, and interviewing. Students will explore traditional singing technique, monologue delivery, as well as giving a presentation on a subject of the student’s choice.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0108 : Principles of Art and Drawing

This course introduces the basic elements and principles of drawing, such as perspective, modeling light, shade, contour (mass and shape), proportion and composition. Self expression and an individual approach are encouraged.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0109 : Video Production

A survey of basic camera techniques and equipment, story boarding, steps to pre and post film production.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0200 : Self Leadership

Students will continue to uncover their personal strengths and areas of opportunity through leadership assessments* and learn how to adapt them to self-leadership.  Students will celebrate strengths and set goals around their areas of opportunity/weaknesses. 


A handful of leadership theories* will also be introduced.  Students will begin to understand different approaches to leadership and which style works best for their own self-leadership. Students will work both independently and a team in this class.Each session will include some lecture* followed by a group activity and independent homework. 

This is an exciting class because students will be learning more about one another.  Throughout the class, everyone will have an opportunity to share about themselves including strengths, weaknesses, goals, hopes and dreams. What are your strengths in leadership?  What are areas of leadership that you’d like to work on?  What goals do you have?  What self-leadership theories work best for you?  What did you learn about leaders on campus?  What do you want to do in the future?

Clock Hours

27

VUSC 0201 : "Theology: Discerning the Good and Forming a Conscience"

By reflecting on the good that is done or named, this course will seek to identify where the grace and presence of God have been or are active in the world. That process of naming the good also applies to the formation of conscience which is always in process of learning to make choices between good and bad and between one good and another good that is better.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0202 : Foundations of Literacy & Writing Part 1

This course will continue  to learn the underlying basis of written English to develop literacy abilities. Students will become aware of themselves as learners, readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

Clock Hours

25

VUSC 0205 : Emotional and Social Engagement

This course will center around developing those qualities where everyone feels their voices are heard. Since all of life is relational, the better our relations with each other, the better our lives. Emotions are a fundamental driver of behavior so students will develop those skills that help them engage better with their peers in social settings. Regulars channels of communication will be established and the value of each person will be of utmost priority in this course.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0207 : The Art of Listening

This course presents an exploration of music through a historical context.  We will study major periods in music history including the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern Eras, as well as a unit in American Jazz.  Through the study of music we will discuss parallel eras of western history, the history of peoples, the human condition, and political and socio-economic drivers of the arts.  

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0209 : Principles of Art and Drawing

This course will introduce the basic elements and principles of drawing, such as perspective, modeling light, shade, contour (mass and shape), proportion and composition. Self expression and an individual approach are encouraged.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0300 : Intro to Leadership

Students will identify strengths and areas of opportunity in others and take turns leading projects and activities.  Students will also be introduced to various leaders on campus and in history.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0303 : American History

Students will engage in a cursory overview of American History from 1700 through 2022. Major events in the United States and demographic and cultural changes will be discussed, analyzed, and explored through basic readings. Major historical markers included with be the First Settlers, the Revolution, Expansion, Civil War, World War I, the Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and present day.

Clock Hours

12

VUSC 0304 : Principles of Art and Drawing: Part II

This course will introduce the basic elements and principles of drawing, such as perspective, modeling light, shade, contour (mass and shape), proportion and composition. Self expression and an individual approach are encouraged.

Clock Hours

18