Credits: 2.00 Credits
This course will assist students in making the transition to college and in completing collegiate work successfully. In this course the student will learn strategies for: making use of campus resources; self-awareness and exploration; academic success; effective communication on a college campus; and management of time, health, and financial resources. Students will read and respond to articles, participate in class discussions, summarize topics verbally or in writing, and complete a short research project.
Credits: 2.00 Credits
This college level course introduces students to current and proven research on learning and intelligence. Students will set personal and academic goals and apply methods to reach them through mindsets, critical thinking, and self-management strategies. Students will also be presented with basic information literacy skills, study techniques, as well as effective strategies for critical thinking, problem solving, listening, note taking, test taking, and communication. This course will build on the summer bridge program, incorporate information management aspects, integrate blackboard and include preliminary development of a portfolio.
Credits: 1.00 Credit
This course will assist students with exploring and selecting a college major and/or career goal. The students will learn a decision making model designed to make appropriate, well-informed career/life choices. The students will engage in a variety of assessments using software programs and self-directed career searches. Students will complete out of class assignments designed to integrate self-awareness with career options and will develop their own marketing materials such as resumes, cover letters, and career portfolios. This is a pass/fail course.
Credits: 3.00 Credits
This course focuses on the continued improvement of literacy skills - reading comprehension skills, reading efficiency and flexibility, critical thinking, development of a college-level vocabulary, and the grammar, writing, and study skills needed for success with college course work. Students may be placed in this course on the basis of their placement test scores or may take it as an elective to expand their basic literacy skill levels.
Credits: 1.00 TO 4.00 Credits
A student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.