SLS 1515 Cornerstone Experience Syllabus 153 MW Fall 2019.docx

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School of Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesPROFESSOR:Ron FeemsterPHONE NUMBER:239-985-3494OFFICE LOCATION:I-117E-MAIL:[email protected]OFFICE HOURS:M,W 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.T, Th11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.And by appointmentSEMESTER:Fall 2019I.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 better 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 aVPAA: Revised 2/12, 3/12, 1/13, 2/15, 11/16Page 1
SLS 1515 CORNERSTONE EXPERIENCECareer Choice based on Personality, Interviewing Skills, Resume Writing, Cover Letter, 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 CommunityDiversity, 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.

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