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SAMPLE SYLLABUS FROM 4 CREDIT COLLEGE SUCCESS COURSE-EXAMPLE ONLY!UNST 199/399: College & Career SuccessFall 2011, CRN 15501, 15500Tues/Thurs 10:00-11:504 credits/ gradedInstructors:Liane O’Banion, M.S., Learning CenterOffice: 439 SMSUOffice Hours:Wednesdays 2:00-4:00Phone:503.725.9549Email:[email protected]Teaching Assistant: Anaiah Rhodes, [email protected]Course DescriptionCollege Success is a comprehensive course designed to enhance student success and retention as wellas help you create greater success in college and in life. In this course, you will learn many provenstrategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. We will use guided journalwritings to explore these strategies, and as a bonus, you will learn to express yourself more effectivelyin writing. In addition, we will explore your skills, values and interests through the use of career interestinventories to guide your choices along the way. The most important part of this course, however, islearning more about empowering yourself…learning who you are as a college student, learning whoyou are as a human being, and learning what it takes for you to keep yourself balanced and on courseto success. You may never again have an opportunity quite like this one to discover how to create arich, personally fulfilling life. I urge you to make the most of this extraordinary opportunity.Learning Objectives: In this course you will learn how to…1.Accept personal responsibility.You will learn how to take greater personal responsibility, gainingmore control over the outcomes and experiences that you create both in college and in life.2.Increase self-motivation.You will learn to create greater inner motivation by, among other things,discovering your own personally meaningful goals and dreams.3.Improve personal self-management.You will learn numerous strategies for taking control of yourtime and energy, allowing you to move more effectively and efficiently toward the accomplishment ofyour goals and dreams.4.Develop interdependence.You will learn how to develop mutually supportive relationships withpeople who will help you achieve your goals and dreams as you assist them to achieve theirs.5.Increase self-awareness.You will learn how to understand and revise your self-defeating paternsofbehavior, thought, and emotion as well as your unconscious limiting beliefs.1
6. Maximize your learning.You will learn key research on how the human brain learns. You will applythis knowledge to develop your own learning system, giving you the keys to learning important coursecontent in college as well as becoming a more effective lifelong learner.7. Develop emotional intelligence.You will learn effective strategies for managing your emotional life,decreasing stress while increasing your inner sense of well-being.8.

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