Academic Success Courses

Students who wish to build on their academic skills in various areas, including time management, study strategies, reading efficiency, and other areas, may consider registering for a 1-credit hour graded elective academic success course. These courses are generally 1/2-semester courses with offerings available year-round in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats.

Spring 2023

Full Semester Courses (1/17-5/11)

15318

U S

1002

101

ACADEMIC STRATEGIES

MWF

10:00 am-10:50 am

Lippard 

DDD 143

1st Half Semester Courses (1/17-3/6)

11793

U S

2000

111

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

Online

 Keber 

WEB

13935

U S

2000

112

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

MW

11:00 am-11:50 am

Lippard 

DDD 143

12261

U S

2001

111

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

TR

12:30 pm-01:20 pm

Lippard 

DDD 143

13934

U S

2001

112

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Online

Lippard 

WEB

15321

U S

2002

111

POWER READING

Online

Lippard 

WEB

2nd Half Semester Courses (3/7-5/11)

12310

U S

2000

151

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

 

TBA

 Keber 

WEB

12510

U S

2000

152

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

TR

02:00 pm-02:50 pm

 Cope 

DDD 143

11794

U S

2001

151

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Online

Lippard 

WEB

15335

U S

2001

152

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

MW

11:00 am-11:50 am

Lippard 

DDD 143

15662

U S

2001

153

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Online

Lippard 

WEB

13344

U S

2002

151

POWER READING

TR

12:30 pm-01:20 pm

Lippard 

DDD 143

15319

U S

3530

151

TECH FOR ENHANCED LEARNING

Online

Lippard 

WEB

15317

U S

3531

151

MAJOR AND CAREER EXPLORATION

MW

01:00 pm-01:50 pm

Pell 

DDD 143

15316

U S

3540

151

COLLEGE TO CAREER

MW

12:00 pm-12:50 pm

TBA

DDD 143

 

How to register: Before the class starts, you can register using the campus registration system. If the course is full, it is sometimes still possible to make room for a few more students. Simply email the instructor directly requesting permission to add the class.

Note: Second half semesters allow two days for schedule adjustment. In order to avoid using a career drop, be sure to drop the class by the second day of the second half-semester. If you enroll in the online courses that begin late in the semester, you must contact the Registrar's office for assistance by the first or second day of the class to drop it without using a career drop. 

Course Descriptions

US 2000 Time Management in College

This class provides opportunities to explore and practice skills college students use to set goals, manage time, keep up with assignments, take notes effectively and study them efficiently, and fight procrastination. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US 2001 Effective Study Skills

This class provides opportunities to identify effective and efficient ways to work with textbooks, master complex material, structure review sessions, and address different learning styles. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US 3530 Technology for Enhanced Learning

In this course, students will reflect on skills for academic success and develop their skills using technology, including common computer applications such as Word and Excel, and online tools such as Appalnet, AsULearn, and Google Applications. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US 2002 (formerly RE 1010) Power Reading

Students practice techniques to help them focus and concentrate, analyze how to be strategic in the way they approach different reading tasks, and explore methods to improve reading speed and comprehension. The course integrates study skills related to reading as well as a few insights into success with standardized reading tests. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US 3531 Major & Career Exploration

This course provides students with the opportunity to become aware of personal interests, skills, values, and personality characteristics and how these influence major and career choice. Restricted for freshmen and sophomores. Offered in partnership with the Career Development Center. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US  3540 College to Career

This course provides opportunities for students to explore and prepare for the transition from college to the job market. Restricted for Juniors and Seniors. Offered in partnership with the Career Development Center. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US 3545 Applied Research Skills

Students will engage in an iterative research process where they will practice various search strategies and critically evaluate the usefulness of information. Offered in partnership with the library. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US 1002 Academic Strategies (3 s.h., Offered in Spring and Summer Only)

This course provides more in-depth opportunities to identify, discuss, and practice a variety of strategies to foster success in college, including information about on-campus resources and opportunities. Direct instruction in study strategies is combined with reflective activities on personal goals, interests, and learning preferences is included. This course also includes applied practice with study strategies, effective use of online resources for research and writing, academic integrity topics, and presentation skills. This course is reserved for Freshmen/First-Year students. 
Students may not earn credit for both US 1001 and US 1002.