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    Erie Community College
  Dec 15, 2017
Fall 2017 Catalog

GS 111 - College Success Skills

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods and strategies to promote personal growth and success in college and in life. Topics include: learning styles, problem solving and creativity, cultural diversity, bibliographic instruction, time/task management, methods of inquiry and critical thinking, academic policies and procedures.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify what the campus has to offer academically, socially, culturally and recreationally;
  • utilize resources that can assist students with problems related to health, finances, academics, course changes and social issues including support services such as the Learning Resource Center, Learning Skills Center, Counseling Center, Library, and Financial Aid;
  • recognize and distinguish his/her  commitment, motivation,  responsibilities and limitations in relationship to college, self, employer, friends and family,  and recognize multicultural diversity and stereotypes;
  • develop short-term and long-term goals based on attitude, interest and resources;
  • create realistic time/task management schedules and use them effectively in fulfilling short-term and long-term goals;
  • identify the existence of student anxiety especially in test taking and discuss strategies to alleviate it;
  • use methods of inquiry/critical thinking  to develop a research paper and/or presentation;
  • apply problem-solving and creativity techniques to everyday decision-making and specifically to the study of application problems;
  • use specific strategies and develop a logical and organized method of responding to essay questions and objective test questions; and
  • apply techniques of listening, concentrating and communicating in the classroom.

F/S (C, N, S)