Course Description

In this 1-credit hour course students will develop skills to be successful active learners within a variety of instructional modalities. Students will learn to engage peers and instructors, embrace collaborative learning and study groups, reflect on their progress and strategies, and adapt based on self-reflection and results.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Capitalize on a personal understanding of the culture and expectations of higher education, particularly those of a research university
  • Engage in self-motivation practices to maintain interest in academic content given common instructional modalities in college (lecture, online, seminar)
  • Maintain behavioral, psychological, and affective engagement in common educational delivery modalities (small and large-group discussion, game-based learning environments, student-led seminars)
  • Engage active learning strategies conducive to success in specific content-courses
  • Thrive in out-of-class active learning strategies conducive to success in specific content-courses (group projects, case studies)

Course Syllabi

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