December 2, 2023

EDHE 105

EDHE 105, the current academic component of the Freshman Year Experience Program at Ole Miss, was originally introduced in 1963 as Effective Study. EDHE 105 is designed to help our freshman students make a positive transition from high school to college, develop a better understanding of the learning process, enhance their academic skills , acquire essential life skills to ensure their success, and to begin their exploration of the career and major that are best for them.

The common reading book selection is used each year in EDHE 105 courses primarily as a framework for class discussions, projects, and writing assignments that explore social themes and/or issues from the book.  EDHE 105 instructors use the text (with a focus on those themes and issues) to teach students how to explore their personal reactions, to understand and appreciate both the things that make them different from their peers and the things that they have in common, and to effectively and respectfully voice their own opinions and viewpoints.

For more information, visit the Center for Student Success & First-Year Experience page on EDHE 105 and the DWR Common Read Resource Guide section for using the common read in EDHE 105.