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Last approved: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:01:09 GMT

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USC (University Studies Course)
107
032410
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
College Success for the Pre-College Student
Pre-College Success
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
University Studies Course (24UC)
Term Offering
Summer Only
Offered Every Year
Summer 2 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
1
1
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar1
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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Roshaunda Breeden
Assistant Director, TRIO Programs

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1515NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
None
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
USC 107 is designed to assist first-generation pre-college students in making an effective transition to post-secondary education. The course is designed to provide pre-college students with the skills and knowledge needed to address the academic and personal challenges that may impact their progress to degree. Classroom discussions, small group work, guided tours, near-peer mentoring, and access to resources are all vital components of this course. Topics will include campus resources, policies, procedures; study skills; and life management concerns such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational goals.

Research has shown that low-income and first-generation students need interventions like college-prep courses and mentoring to be successful in their first year of college and beyond. 


This USC 107 course will allow pre-college students in TRIO Talent Search to gain the necessary skills and knowledge they need before starting classes in the fall. Students will also participate in class discussions, group work, guided tours, and will be shown resources on campus to help navigate their journey.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

The course instructor will teach all courses, but will work with several campus offices such as Career Services, to secure guest speakers and structured opportunities for students to engage with these offices. No new resources required.

The USC 107 course is designed to assist first-generation pre-college students in their transition to college. The course will expose students to the academic and personal challenges that may impact their progress to degree. The course will provide students with the appropriate resources to navigate and overcome these obstacles.


Course goals are:


1.To introduce the basics of college life and provide students with skills to function effectively in the college environment.


2.To provide exposure to campus resources that are vital to student success.


3.To begin the self-assessment process necessary to develop a strategic academic plan for college success.


4.To learn the skills involved in setting goals and developing an action plan through objectives.


5.To learn basic study skills necessary for academic success.


6.To promote collaborate learning and group work.


7.To introduce technology available for successfully meeting educational goals.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:


1.Identify resources and facilities available on campus to help reach their educational objectives.


2.Utilize knowledge of learning styles, study skills, and time management techniques.


3.Apply self-esteem and motivational techniques, stress management techniques, and good health practices.


4.Communicate academic, personal and career goals for their first year of college and beyond.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment50This is a mix of in-class and out of class work:
Self Assessment
Syllabus Assignment
Reflections - Time Management, Note-taking, Technology, Choosing a Major, and Making Good Decisions.
Attendance5Attendance will be taken during each class session to help students understand the traditional college classroom.
Discussion15Class discussions and group work will be counted for participation points.
presentation30The final presentation will require group members to share challenges that they might encounter from attending colleges with ideas for overcoming those challenges. Students must use campus resources and technology to inform their work.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to course Day 1● Introduction to course
● Welcome to college
● Basic principles of P.O.W.E.R Learning
● Long-term and short-term goals
● Description of course, instructor’s expectations, review of syllabus and textbook
● Students: who are you, why are you here?
● Student Introductions.
● Benefits of education
● Class Etiquette/SLANT
Managing Your TimeDay 2● Managing your time
● Managing stress
● Avoiding procrastination
● Managing effectively
● Building an effective class schedule
● Dealing with surprises, distractions and procrastination
● Managing effectively
● Building an effective class schedule
● Dealing with surprises, distractions and procrastination



Managing Your AssignmentsDay 3● Effective note-taking
● Techniques for taking good notes
● Active listening skills
● Improving concentration and reading more effectively

Technology and Information CompetencyDay 4● Developing information competency
● E-mail Etiquette
● Distance Learning


Choosing a major/preparing for academic choices/Group PresentationsDay 5● Accepting responsibility for your academic performance
● Visiting your advisor
● Registering for classes
● Choosing a major
● Understanding values, strengths, passions.


Allowing TRIO students to complete this USC 107 course during the summer before college will help students transition and successfully matriculate.

TRIO Talent Search is a college access program that serves youth in grades six through twelve. In addition to counseling, students and their families are provided with assistance in choosing a college, applying for college, and applying for financial aid. This early intervention program helps young people better understand their educational opportunities and options.The Program has been a part of the University since 1991 and has assisted thousands of students to enroll in college and gain a college degree.
kkharris (Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:35:59 GMT): There is currently no one in the 24UC UnderGrad Head.
kkharris (Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:04:42 GMT): University College CCC: The time on the syllabus will need to fit into a standard university time. The committee requested a rubric to explain expectations of class assignments and projects. Out of class programming, information should be removed, or added to a separate document, as to not cause confusion.
aeherget (Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:51:31 GMT): AECHH: Uploaded syllabus at instructor's request via email 11/7/2016.
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