General Studies Program
General Studies Classes
Designed for adults who struggled in school and are planning to enroll in college classes the next quarter. This preparation for College Learning Skills assists with handling tough readings, higher math, formal communication, and accessing computer resources. Course is open entry.
Introduces study techniques and principles, including learning styles, time management, resources, concept mapping, note taking, listening, memory, concentration, goal setting, and test preparation.
Academic course to improve success of firstyear students. Stresses importance of academic learning while creating sense of belonging. Taught by faculty from a variety of disciplines. Examines factors known to improve likelihood of success among first-year students. Individuals participate in either group or individual service learning projects. (E)
This course is designed to facilitate crosscultural communication between domestic and international students. Students with different language and cultural backgrounds will meet in small groups or pairs on a weekly basis to discuss topics of interest and to enhance intercultural, interpersonal, and intrapersonal understanding. In so doing, students will act as conversation and cultural mentors to each other. (E) Prerequisite for international students: IELS 081 or 082 or 083 or permission of instructor.
Hands-on experience with wide range of information resources. Acquire skills necessary to access, evaluate, organize, and use information effectively.
Develop information competency using the tools and context of an online learning environment. Explore various strategies for locating, evaluating, and applying information resources in the research process; examine information policy issues; and publish work on the Web. (E)
Credits: 1 - 2
Series of programs from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Vocations, and Global Issues. This class will include students from multiple sections. (E)
Development of leadership skills and experiences through lecture, lab and group activities. Examines personal leadership styles, ethics, conflict resolution, communication and related topics.