Syllabus Spring 2010

Syllabus Spring 2010 - Collin County Community College COSU...

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Collin County Community College COSU 0300 COURSE SYLLABUS Spring 2010 “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” - Albert Einstein Course Number : COSU 0300 Section: XS1 Instructor: Sandra Murray Course Title : College Success Office Hours: By appointment only Course Credit Hours : 3 Lecture Hrs : 3 Contact info: smurray@collin.edu or sbz@murraytx.com Prerequisite: None Phone: 972-396-7378 Hm or 214-796-5203 cell Co-requisite : None Web Page: http://iws.ccccd.edu/smurray In Case of an emergency, contact the Developmental Education office (SCC K102) at 972-881-5720 Class Information: This course meets: Monday & Wednesday 9:00 – 11:45am in J131 SCC Course Format: COSU 0300 comprises lecture, class discussions, small group work, and individual assignments. Textbook: Essential Study Skills By Linda Wong, 6 th edition Supplies: Three-ring binder, Daily planner, paper, pens, highlighter Course Description : Explores various methods and techniques of improving study skills and habits, including time management, note taking, reading, communication, test preparation, test taking, problem-solving, and learning styles. Developmental courses may be taken for a combined total of no more than 27 credit hours. Note: This course may not be used to satisfy the requirements for an associate degree. Student Learning Outcomes : Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to demonstrate mastery in the following areas: goal-setting, time management, textbook marking, note-taking, preparation for tests, and test-taking. Students will also learn how to: take charge of their lives, increase self-motivation, heighten self-awareness, maximize learning, strengthen emotional intelligence, develop creative and critical thinking skills, and achieve greater success in academic and personal careers. Course Requirements : 1. Regular class attendance 2. Completion of all in-class and at-home assignments 3. Active participation during in-class/group activities 4. Completion of tests and final exam 5. Utilize instructor website to download materials and complete assignments Attendance Policy: Attendance is MANDATORY. Please sign in each class period. The attendance sheet will be located at the front of the class and is the official attendance record. Attending class is extremely important for this course as in-class assignments and group work cannot be made up in most circumstances . CLASS BEGINS ON TIME. Three tardies or three early exits equal one absence . Perfect attendance will net 20 extra points. One absence will earn 10 extra points. If a student misses more than three (3) classes, the student may fail the course. Absences are never classified as excused or unexcused. It is the student’s responsibility to formally drop the course if withdrawal is necessary. Please see the schedule of classes for the last day to withdraw. Religious Holy Days: Please refer to the current Collin Student Handbook
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