LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL SCIENCES LMF101 – FIRST YEAR SEMINAR FOR LIBERAL ARTS: MATH AND SCIENCE 3 Faculty Contact Hours, 1 Studio Hour, 3 Credits Catalog Description: The First Year Seminar is required of all new students majoring in Liberal Arts: Math and Science. Its goals are to introduce students to the disciplines of Mathematics and Science, and to help students transition to campus culture, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential academic skills. Taught by math and science faculty and supported by peers, advisors, and co- curricular professionals, this course addresses issues related to contemporary college life and the major. Instructional Objectives: 1. Introduce students to the habits of mind consistent with completing a liberal arts education and the foundational knowledge and key concepts of mathematics and science, including close examination of appropriate texts. 2. Introduce students to types of problems successfully addressed by mathematics and science along with the methodology. 3. Familiarize students with ethics and values related to mathematics and science. 4. Provide students with fundamental writing, reading, speaking, and digital communication opportunities necessary to develop essential skills for college success. 5. Support new students' transition to college by orienting them to College purposes, policies and culture, and structuring engagement with faculty, staff, and other students. 6. Familiarize students with key academic support resources related to student life and engage them in using these resources to advance academic success. 7. Connect students with their advising team, which will guide them in setting goals, exploring educational and career options, and developing an individualized educational plan. 8. Provide students with sustained opportunities to cultivate academic habits of success. 9. Design opportunities for students to contextualize their learning by making connections across disciplines, to prior learning, and to non-academic learning experiences. 10. Guide students' exploration and collaboration across the contours of global diversity as manifested at LaGuardia Community College.
Performance Objectives: 1. Demonstrate understanding of habits of mind essential to college success (eg, persistence, flexibility, and metacognition) and foundational knowledge in mathematics and science (eg, observation, interpretation, critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, reflection and evaluation.
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