INDV 110—Skills for Academic Success (2 credit hours)
College courses typically differ from high school courses by requiring more reading, moving at a faster pace, and expecting students to learn more on their own. A successful academic transition from high school to college requires that you have well-developed study skills. Some students find that their study skills could use further development. INDV 110 Skills for Academic Success helps you improve these skills. The two-credit elective course is taught by your Academic Advisor in a comfortable, discussion-oriented atmosphere. The ten-week course covers:
Reading and understanding textbooks;
Listening, concentration, and note-taking strategies;
Understanding arguments and critical thinking;
Effectively managing your time and avoiding procrastination;
Preparing for and taking tests; and
Understanding and confronting obstacles to your own learning.
INDV 115—Strategies for Success (1 credit hour)
Through a series of workshops, Strategies for Success introduces students to strategies, tools, and skills they can use to be more successful students. Among other topics, workshops cover time management; reading and listening for the main idea; note taking strategies; test taking and anxiety; preparing study guides; and tips for active class participation. Librarians, the Center for Academic Excellence Director, the Academic Advisors and the University Counseling Center staff lead the workshops.
INDV 150—Book and Discussion (1 credit hour)
Book and Discussion is a pass-fail course offered during the first half of the semester in which students and their advisor come together to discuss a book (or two short books) of common interest.
INDV 151—Dinner and a Book (1 credit hour)
Dinner and a Book is typically an eight week course in which the instructors and students come together over a meal to discuss a book.
INDV 150—Film, Food, and Discussion (1 credit hour)
Film, Food, and Discussion is typically an eight week course in which an instructor and students view and discuss several movies of a certain topic or genre.