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UEO (Introductory Teaching Units)

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Here you can check the catalogues for intersecting and integrated introductory teaching units (UEO) as well as the exam calendar.

What Are the UEO?

The UEO are essential since they allow students to understand better how the content of their already quite specialised degrees fit into a wide field of knowledge which they will face during their professional or personal experience. 

They must be chosen by each student with the aim to widen their culture beyond their field of specialisation.

To this end, the University of Orléans offers you a wide range of introductory teaching units to choose from (scientific, legal, linguistic, historical, literary, sports, cultural…) in a catalogue specific to each College (integrated UEO) and via the Student Life Pole (intersecting UEO).

Registrations will take place online for the 3rd semester from 2 September at 10am to 8 September included, and for the 4th semester from 25 November at 10am to 3 December 2021.


How to Choose Your Introductory Teaching Units?

Each bachelor’s degree specialisation (with some exceptions) offers to choose an UEO (Introductory Teaching Unit), which corresponds to 3 credits, during its second year. 

These Introductory Teaching Units will only take place if enough students are registered (minimum 15 students). Some of them have a limited number of places that is mentioned in the catalogues. 

Caution! The unit “Valorisation des engagements étudiants” (participating to student elections or community projects) by the Student Life Pole is to be validated with the Student Life Pole secretary on the 1st floor of the Students’ House before registration. (Contact: or by phone at 02.38 .49.48.11).

Some UEO are forbidden for students who specialise in the same field (for instance, “French Sign Language” is not open to students specialised in Language Sciences).

Most UEO take place over 10 weeks (with some exceptions).

You will find the list of intersecting and integrated UEO for the 4th semester below:


You can check the calendar for the beginning of classes in your College or in your digital work environment (ENT).

You will find the exams calendar for even semesters, 1st session below.

This calendar deals only with intersecting UEO. To find the calendar for integrated UEO, please check your College’s website.