School of Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesPROFESSOR:Dr. Cecil ScotPHONE NUMBER:954-558-7427OFFICE LOCATION:L-102E-MAIL:[email protected]OFFICE HOURS:By AppointmentSEMESTER:Fall 2021I.COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE, CATALOG DESCRIPTION, CREDITS:SLS 1515 CORNERSTONE EXPERIENCE(3 CREDITS)The Cornerstone Experience course at Florida SouthWestern State College is an integrative andinterdisciplinary course designed to help first-year students acquire critical thinking and decision-makingskills that promote academic success. In this course, students will learn about college resources andrequirements, explore career objectives and programs of study, establish relationships with mentoringfaculty and develop a support group among peers. This course is a College requirement for First Time inCollege (FTIC) students. To successfully complete this course, a minimum grade of “C” or beter isrequired.II.PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE:NoneCO-REQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE:NoneIII.GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION:Topic Outline.Learning to Apply Critical Thinking Skills to be Successful Academically, Personally andProfessionally(The Elder PaulCritical Thinking Model)Critically Assessing Your Readiness for College(Time Management, Learning Styles, EmotionalI.Q., Using technology)Thinking Critically About Success Strategies(Study skills, Test Taking Strategies, Effective listening,Note-taking Methods, Working Effectively in Groups)Locating and AccessingResources and Managing the Information Highway to Become a Self-Reliant Learner(Locating and accessing resources on campus, information literacy)Thinking Critically About Choosing A Career(Occupational Outlook, Work Ethic, Selecting aCareer Choice based on Personality, Interviewing Skills, Resume Writing, Cover Leter, How toDress For Success)Thinking Critically About Your Education Plan(General Education Competencies,StudentLearning Outcomes and Rubrics, Long term Education Plan)Thinking Critically About Diversity and Social Justice(Appreciating College and CommunityVPAA: Revised 2/12, 3/12, 1/13, 2/15, 11/16Page 1
SLS 1515 CORNERSTONE EXPERIENCEDiversity, Raising Awareness to Combat Insensitivity, Advocating For Social Justice)IV.ALL COURSES AT FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE CONTRIBUTE TO THE GENERAL EDUCATIONPROGRAM BY MEETING ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES:Communicate clearly in a variety of modes and media.Research and examine academic and non-academic information, resources, andevidence.Evaluate and utilize mathematical principles, technology, scientific and quantitativedata.Analyze and create individual and collaborative works of art, literature, andperformance.Think critically about questions to yield meaning and value.Investigate and engage in the transdisciplinary applications of research, learning,and knowledge.