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.

Summer Session I (5/23-6/24)

10455 U S 2001 101 EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS Online Lippard
10518 U S 2002 101 POWER READING Online Lippard

Summer Session II (7/5-8/5)

10038 U S 1002 101 ACADEMIC STRATEGIES MTWR 10:20 am-12:20 pm Lippard

10513 U S 2000 101 TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE Online Lippard

10296 U S 2001 101 EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS Online Edwards


Fall 2022

1st half (8/22-10/10)
12723 U S 2000 111 TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE MW 05:00 pm-05:50 pm Burgess
12724 U S 2001 111 EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS Online Lippard
13899 U S 2001 112 EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS TR 12:30 pm-01:20 pm Lippard
14881 U S 2002 111 POWER READING Online Lippard
15614 U S 3531 111 MAJOR & CAREER EXPLORATION MW 11:00 am-11:50 am Deas
15612 U S 3540 111 COLLEGE TO CAREER MW 03:00 pm-03:50 pm Perry

2nd half (10/11-12/14)
13278 U S 2000 151 TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE TR 05:00 pm-05:50 pm Burgess
14129 U S 2000 152 TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE TR 02:00 pm-02:50 pm Cope
13282 U S 2001 151 EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS Online Lippard
14882 U S 2002 151 POWER READING TR 12:30 pm-01:20 pm Lippard
15615 U S 3531 151 MAJOR & CAREER EXPLORATION MW 03:00 pm-03:50 pm Deas
15870 U S 3540 151 COLLEGE TO CAREER MW 11:00 am-11:50 am Perry

 

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.