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GSP (Goodnight Scholars Program)
250
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Goodnight Scholars First Year Seminar I
GS First Year Seminar I
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
University Studies Course (24UC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
USC/298Fall/201550
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
1
10
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar16
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Allison Medlin
Director, Goodnight Scholars Program

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar150NoThis is the required first year seminar for the Goodnight Scholars Program. Our first year students will take it during the fall of their first year. We have a set class of 50 scholars each year.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Restricted to: Goodnight Scholars Only
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This seminar will provide an introduction to the expectations, goals, and community of the Goodnight Scholars Program. Emphasis is on professional development, group collaboration, interdisciplinary teamwork among STEM and Education majors, problem exploration, and civic responsibility. Restricted to first year students in the Goodnight Scholars Program.

We piloted our first year seminar in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 under the USC 298 course code.  It has been an outstanding addition to the Goodnight Scholars Program.  Through our fall course evaluation, ClassEval, informal discussions with first year students, and discussions as a staff, we are convinced that this class has been a success and met both the learning outcomes for the course and mission of our program.  We have learned a lot in the process, and plan to update the course based on our experiences and findings this year. That said, we are confident that the spring course structure (one-credit, S/U, 8 class sessions, one hour and fifty minutes each) is an effective format.  We are requesting two new courses (USC 250/251) since we would like these to be permanent course offerings that are required of our first year students each year.  USC 250 would be offered in the fall and USC 251 would be offered in the spring.


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.
 

I am committed to teaching this course as part of my regular job responsibilities. My professional staff (one full-time and two graduate assistants) also assist with the delivery of this course. This course is and will continue to be a primary element of our programming offerings and student expectations for first year scholars.

This seminar will provide an introduction to the expectations, goals, and community of the Goodnight Scholars Program. Emphasis is on professional development, group collaboration, interdisciplinary teamwork among STEM and Education majors, problem exploration, and civic responsibility.


Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of this course, students will be able to:



  • Demonstrate critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills necessary for academic and professional achievement.

  • Identify leadership strengths necessary for personal, academic and professional success.

  • Engage in leadership and group collaboration activities with practical application for future academic, social, and professional aspirations.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities, social issues, and self in community.

  • Articulate current issues in the STEM and STEM Education fields.

  • Have established personal and professional relationships with fellow Goodnight Scholars, NC State faculty/staff, and STEM and STEM Education professionals.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation25Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Active participation and preparation is required.
presentation25Each team will deliver a brief presentation of their project, including their goals, research and findings. Feedback will be provided to each team from instructors and classmates.
Short Paper50Each team will submit a report on their project,including an abstract, roster, narrative, and resource list.
We will add a rubric for grading the team projects to this syllabus.
kkharris (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:04:39 GMT): Rollback: Course has been rolledback to the instructor (Allsion Medlin) for edits.
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