ACAD Syllabus 1100 004 S2008

ACAD Syllabus 1100 004 S2008 - ACAD 1100 INTRODUCTION TO...

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ACAD 1100 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY Semester: Spring 2008 Section: 004 Time: 10:20 – 11:15am Location: TBA ACAD Website: http://academics.memphis.edu/acad/ FACULTY Instructor: Ms. Pepper Walker Office: Mitchell 405B Phone: (901) 678-2351 Office Hours: Tue. & Thur. 8 - 9:30am E-mail: pwebster@memphis.edu Instructor umdrive: http://umdrive.memphis.edu/pwebster PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE This Orientation Program offers a 3-credit course only for participants in The University of Memphis Student Support Services—TRIO program. The course has been specifically designed to assist entering freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students in making the transition to higher education by introducing them to the expectations and opportunities provided by the university. ACAD 1100, Introduction to the University, is defined in the current University of Memphis Bulletin as: "History, philosophy, and principles of higher education with emphasis on the University of Memphis. Special attention is given to developing student skills necessary to meet the intellectual expectations of the university.” COURSE OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to: Assess personal capabilities and limitations as a learner, friend, and university/community citizen Set and achieve personal goals Evaluate and improve academic skills such as studying, writing, library research, public speaking, financial planning, and critical thinking Identify, organize, and utilize personal, campus, and community resources effectively and efficiently 1
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Comprehend the purpose of the General Education core curriculum and its relationship to being an educated person Utilize technology and more specifically the World Wide Web; Review and evaluate personal, academic, and career possibilities; Introduce students to issues of diversity for purposes of promoting the understanding and appreciation of differences Acquire and implement lifetime skills necessary for personal and professional development. REQUIRED TEXTS AND SUPPLIES Power Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream Daily Helmsman Composition Notebook Note: Bring syllabus and appropriate textbooks to class daily. COURSE REQUIREMENTS Attendance/Participation: Students are expected to attend every class, be on time and remain the entire session. Attendance will be taken at each class meeting. Class activities cannot be made up except under extreme circumstances. If you choose to miss several classes, you should formally withdraw from the class to avoid an “F” grade. The withdrawal deadline is March 14th.
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