Elective Courses Offered

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 2021 Classes

Full Semester (1/19-5/6)

15166U S3540101COLLEGE TO CAREERM03:00 pm-03:50 pmMarsh/ Lemoine
 (Offered online, synchronous. Reserved for ACCESS students.)

1st Half 1/19-3/8

10469R E1010111POWER READINGOnlineLippard
13440U S2001111EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSOnlineLippard
15164U S3531111MAJOR AND CAREER EXPLORATIONMW11:00 am-11:50 amBrown

2nd Half 3/9-5/6

10409R E1010121POWER READINGOnlineLippard
12849U S2001151EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSM10:00 am-10:50 amLippard
12850U S2001152EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSOnlineLippard
15167U S3540151COLLEGE TO CAREERMW11:00 am-11:50 amBrown

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. 

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.

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.

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. Offered in cooperation between the Reading Program and the Student Learning Center, this class is for a grade and one-hour elective credit.

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. 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. 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 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.