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About UST 1000: Learning in Community

Mission

UST 1000: Learning in Community facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.

Purpose

UST 1000 is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to UMD. It is an introduction to the academic, social, and personal opportunities that UMD has to offer. UST 1000 requires both practical and reflective learning, where students are encouraged to both participate actively in diverse communities while also delving deeper into their own experience through self-reflection. 

Faculty

UST 1000 courses are taught by over 40 members of the UMD faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines spanning the breadth of the institution. If you are interested in becoming a UST 1000 instructor, contact Samuel Shanks (sshanks@d.umn.edu). 

Dozens of UMD undergraduate students work with instructors to develop and present UST 1000 course content as well as to mentor students.