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MSCC 1300 First Year Experience

This course is designed to empower students with the essential skill set necessary to reach their educational and career goals. Students will become familiar with college resources, policies, and procedures, while also improving their time management, study, research, and technology skills. Collaborative learning opportunities are designed to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and reading comprehension skills and abilities.


Pedagogical Approach

Lecture and class activities; emphasis on critical thinking


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to . . .

1.      Describe the skills necessary for a smooth transition into college.

2.      Develop and implement an academic plan

3.      Identify and utilize basic MSCC student services and resources

4.      Identify and demonstrate successful academic study skills

5.      Recognize the purpose and value of academic integrity

6.      Analyze claims and supporting evidence of arguments

7.      Reflect and make connections between their educational and personal experiences

8.      Ask pertinent questions to solve authentic problems


Evaluation of critical thinking activities, chapter quizzes, reflections, and the submission of an eportfolio of required items and selections of best works

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