IS 103: Introduction to College


IS 103: Introduction to College (3 credits)

Course Description

Proposed change: This course offers strategies for success in college and life-long learning. It emphasizes understanding yourself, setting and attaining goals, critical thinking, effective communication, relationship building, study habits and skills, time management, college resources, and setting your foundation to succeed. Students will participate in and lead classroom learning through discussions, readings, writing assignments, group activities, and hands-on experiences. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Use the tools, techniques, methods, procedures, processes, skills, and resources for academic success.
  • Describe the various programs and services of a post-high school institution.
  • Identify short and long-term goals post WCC, and prepare an educational plan to meet those goals.
  • Use college-level note taking, critical reading, test taking, memory, and concentration techniques.
  • Use time-management, personal organization, stress management and study skills.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and in speech.
  • Find information from library, Internet, and other sources.
  • Use strategies to complete out of class work efficiently and effectively.

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