Introduction to academic skills that foster success in college and after college, critical thinking, reading, and writing as well as study skills, time management and stress management, use of technology for communication and research. These skills will be learned through the topic of the course which will be based in the idea of "Self and Community," but will vary depending on the instructor and department teaching the course. Topics will be approached from a variety of perspectives that represent interdisciplinary academic inquiry, and students will consider how to take personal responsibility for academic and career choices through exploration of relationship between self and community. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
This course helps students develop additional skills to aid in the transition from being a college student to being an employee. Learners will identify personal challenges that might affect their success and develop specific plans to address them. Overall, students will use critical thinking and self-reflection to develop soft skills that enhance employment preparedness. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Fundamental critical evaluation of diverse news formats through the application of information literacy and media literacy. Topics explored in relation to the culture of civic engagement. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
This course introduces students to the expectations of the college community and helps them develop skills that promote success during and after their college career. Topics will include note-taking methods, study and test-taking strategies, problem solving and critical thinking, oral communication, use of technology and library resources, campus support services, time and stress management strategies, and career exploration. Students will also learn the importance of taking personal responsibility for their academic and career choices. Topics may be approached from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives that focus on connecting individuals to their local and global communities. Through assignments that integrate community engagement, service learning, and/or on-campus service projects, students will make connections between their coursework and their lives. ARC: 3 times.
This course introduces students to Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and guides them through the process of developing a Prior Learning Portfolio (PLP). Students will examine their experiential learning and relate it to college-level learning. Through the portfolio process and the demonstration of learning equivalent to college-level learning, students will be able to petition for course credits. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Students will engage in independent study to augment their educational plan. The course will engage students in service related projects and support activities such as professional networking, scholarly research, and attendance at seminars. Students will work outside the classroom setting and learn to become a practitioner in their field. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. This course is an allowed repeatable course, and may be repeated up to three times, and count for a maximum of 9 credit hours.