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P R I N C E G E O R G E ' S C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E Academic Enrichment Department PAS 1000- Planning for Academic Success: First Year Experience Seminar (1 Credit) Spring 2019 Instructor's Name: Taren Bradley Office Location: M2074 _ Office Hour (s): __Varies. Email for appointment _____ Phone #: 301.546.4106 ____ E-Mail Address: [email protected] Classroom:_ Room _#142__ Class Days/Time: __T/TH 9:30am & 10:20am Nicole Currier, Dean Korey Brown, Department Chair Humanities, English, and Social Sciences Behavioral Sciences (301) 546-0495 (301) 546-0535 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Academic Enrichment Department is to provide, through a variety of courses, a strong foundation for students that fosters academic, career, and personal success. These courses will help students develop the skills to be self-directed learners who are knowledgeable users of campus and community resources, active members of the campus community, and oriented toward achievement of their personal, academic and career goals. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course assists incoming students in making a successful transition to college. Students will focus on those behaviors and attitudes that are needed to achieve academic success. Students are expected to take themselves and their academic pursuits seriously, engage in self-enhancing behaviors, accept responsibility for their own decisions and actions, and conduct themselves professionally. Strategies for time management, test taking, note taking, memory, retention, communication, and diversity will also be covered. COMMON CONTENT: Information about higher education – importance of higher education, awareness of college resources, effective use of college catalogs, college policies and regulations. Academic and career skills – student success strategies, i.e. time management, study skills, note taking, memory techniques, test taking, decision making, and transfer information. Skills for living – thinking critically, developing relationships with other students, addressing basic health and wellness issues, managing stress and handling financial situations.
PAS 1000: First Year Experience Seminar COURSE SYLLABUS PAGE 2 COURSE OUTCOMES: Students passing this course will be able to accomplish all of the outcomes listed below. Students will demonstrate their attainment of these outcomes through the planned assessments. Course Outcomes 1 Identify specific academic survival skills and campus resources, including growth mindset information, and then apply the knowledge of these skills and resources in a variety of academic situations. 2 Explore career fields and academic majors, and then develop goals and an action plan for achieving those goals CREDIT-HOUR STATEMENT: At Prince George’s Community College, for all credit courses, students are expected to spend a minimum of 37.5 hours of combined instructional time and related coursework time per credit hour.

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