Syllabus fall 2011

Syllabus fall 2011 - U niversity 101-Fall 2011 Course...

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University 101-Fall 2011 Course Section : 150, Capstone Scholar Time : TTH 3:30PM- 4:45PM Location : Thomas Cooper Library, Room 412 Instructor: Timothy Simmons Thomas Cooper Library/Reference Dept. Office Location: Thomas Cooper, Room L105 (Level 1) Phone: 803-777-6244 Email: [email protected] *Office hours are available anytime via appointment Co-Instructor: Emily Supil Phone: 704-661-0686 Email: [email protected] Required Text: Latino, J., & Powell, J. (Eds.) (2010). Transitions: Building a new community . Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina. The other text we will use throughout the course, BBC World News, can be found at Course Description: The purpose of University 101 is to help new students make a successful transition to the University of South Carolina, both academically and personally. This course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the university, articulate to students the expectations of the University and its faculty, help students develop and apply critical thinking skills, and help students continue to clarify their purpose, meaning, and direction. This course provides a general orientation to the functions and resources of the university while also providing students with a supportive environment through which they will examine problems and issues common to the first-year experience. Attaining an appropriate balance between personal freedom and social responsibility underlies all University 101 activities. Learning Outcomes:
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I. Foster Academic Success As a result of this course, students will: a) Adapt and apply appropriate academic strategies to their courses and learning experiences. b) Demonstrate how to effectively evaluate information sources and utilize University libraries and information systems for academic inquiry. c) Recognize the purpose and value of academic integrity and describe the key themes related to the Honor Code at the University of South Carolina. d) Use written and oral communication to discover, develop, and articulate ideas and viewpoints. e) Identify and apply strategies to effectively manage time and priorities. f) Identify relevant academic polices, processes, and procedures related to advising, course planning, and major exploration. I I. Help Students Discover and Connect with the University of South Carolina As a result of this course, students will: a) Identify appropriate campus resources and opportunities that contribute to their educational experience, goals, and campus engagement. b) Develop and apply skills that contribute to building positive relationships with
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