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 2022 Classes

 

1st Half 1/10-2/28

11874

U S

2000

111

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

Online

Duke

15124

U S

2000

112

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

MW

05:00 pm-05:50 pm

Burgess

12392

U S

2001

111

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

TR

12:30 pm-01:20 pm

Lippard

15123

U S

2001

112

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Online

Lippard

14906

U S

3531

111

MAJOR & CAREER EXPLORATION

MW

11:00 am-11:50 am

Perry

2nd Half 3/1-4/27

12447

U S

2000

151

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

Online

Duke

12667

U S

2000

152

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

TR

02:00 pm-02:50 pm

Cope

15125

U S

2000

153

TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE

TR

05:00 pm-05:50 pm

Burgess

11877

U S

2001

151

EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Online

Lippard

14114

U S

2002

151

POWER READING

TR

12:30 pm-01:20 pm

Lippard

14907

U S

3530

151

TECH FOR ENHANCED LEARNING

Online

Lippard

14908

U S

3531

151

MAJOR & CAREER EXPLORATION

MW

10:00 am-10:50 am

Perry

14911

US

3545

101

APPLIED RESEARCH SKILLS

W

12:00 pm- 12:50 pm

Coltrain

 

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 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. 
Students may not earn credit for both US 1001 and US 1002.