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Last approved: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:02:58 GMT

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Major
BSC (Biological Sciences)
303
032435
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Transfer Student Transitions
Transfer Student Transitions
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
4
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
BSC 295 036217133
BSC 295 136217110
BIO 295 002216843
BIO 295 036216111
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dana Thomas
Academic Advisor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4020Yesdepends entirely on Admissions
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Students cannot earn credit for both BSC 303 and LSC 103. Restricted to new external transfer students in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course is intended to facilitate the smooth and successful transition of new transfer students into the Department of Biological Sciences and NC State University community. Students will be challenged to think intentionally about how they will approach engagement and learning at NC State, both in and out of the classroom. Over the course of the semester, students will begin to build connections to their campus community (including their advisor, faculty, staff, and fellow students). They will become familiar with key academic policies, procedures, and resources, and they will develop a plan of coursework through degree completion. Lastly, students will focus on developing skills that will be helpful as they pursue opportunities relevant to their long term career goals.

When students join a new university, many of them benefit from a course in which they can work together to explore the nature of their transition to a new institution.  Our transfer students previously took a course offered by our college; with this new course our advising team will teach this transition course to our own transfer students as they join NC State and our department.


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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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.
 

This course will be taught by our academic advising team in load.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:



  1. Begin to make meaningful connections with faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Biological Sciences and the wider University community, and develop strategies for continuing to make connections after the course is complete.

  2. Participate fully in partnership with their academic advisor to increase their success in navigating degree requirements, managing potential stumbling blocks, and enhance their education beyond the classroom.

  3. Identify key campus resources and offices that support students in need, that play key roles in their educational process, and that are value-added resources for their undergraduate experience.

  4. Identify challenges they may be facing in their coursework, and create strategies to address those challenges.

  5. Develop a professional portfolio and compile strategies for professional skill- building.

  6. Articular how their values and strengths align with their aspirations.

  7. Create an action plan for achieving an academic or professional goal during their time at NC State.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other160advising appointments and forms
Participation150rubric provided in syllabus as required
Written Assignment140weekly journals
Project300Plan for Success
Project200professional portfolio (include Resume and Cover Letter)
Other50mock interview
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

aeherget (Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:20:49 GMT): AECHH: Updating syllabus at instructor's request via email 2/7/2017.
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