COL 100 - Introduction to College Skills and Survival Strategies.pdf

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1University College of the Cayman IslandsCOURSE SYLLABUSCOURSE NAME:INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE AND SURVIVALSTRATEGIESCOURSE #:COL 100______________________________________________________________________COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course is designed to enable students to be familiar with the tools, skills, andattitudes necessary to transition from high school to college, and provide tips fornavigating its complexities. Topics to be covered include dealing with change,increasing self-esteem and motivation, goal setting skills, learning styles, multipleintelligences, memory development, listening skills, note-taking skills, study skills, test-taking, communication and speaking skills, critical thinking skills, and career issues.Information gathered and topics discussed in this course will be useful to facilitategrowth on personal and academic levels. Students will also learn the importance ofunderstanding self, also their emotional responses and articulating their hopes andgoals.The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn and adoptmethods that promote their success in college and life.COURSE OBJECTIVES:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1. Discuss how they are responsible for their experience in college.2. Describe ways in which they can create a successful, satisfying collegeexperience.3. Discuss procedures for focusing attention on reading, listening, and note takingtasks.4. Identify personal learning style and its role in effective learning.
25. List and describe specific methods to:a. Improve the ability to recall informationb. Manage time more efficientlyc. Read a textbook with improved understanding and retentiond. Prepare for and take notese. Listen, with comprehension, to a lecturef.Deal with changes in personal and professional lifeg. Use personality typology to best advantageh. Learn and practice how to change inappropriate habits and behaviors6. Develop decision-making skills for effective goal setting7. Learn tools for creating new ideas, problem solving, and thinking.______________________________________________________________________Course Content____________________________________________________Introduction & Fundamentals of College and Survival StrategiesIdentify and apply the Essential Cornerstones for Success in a Changing World.Create Positive Change in Your own LifeSet, evaluate, and adjust realistic and attainable SMART goals.Internal and External MotivationDealing with adversity and failureUnderstanding Self-esteem, values and adjusting attitudesUnderstandingthe Rules of College, professors’expectations and the importanceof planning ahead.Understanding technology use and abuse, issues of self-disclosure, and developInformation LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking Skills, steps in the process and develop tolerancefor uncertainty.Priority, Procrastination, & Time Management,Self-discipline and Identifying Values.

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