Elective Courses Offered

Spring 2020

Spring Break
15773U S3540102COLLEGE TO CAREER BOOTCAMPMTWRF10:00 am-11:30 amM. Brown
 
1st Half-Semester (Jan. 13-March 2)
10510R E1010111POWER READINGTR12:30 pm-01:20 pmLippard
13039U S2000111TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGEMW09:00 am-09:50 amJohnson
13040U S2000112TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGEMW10:00 am-10:50 amJohnson
13821U S2000113TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGEOnlineJohnson
13736U S2001111EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSOnlineLippard
13820U S2001112EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSTR02:00 pm-02:50 pmLippard
15695U S2001113EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSMW12:00 pm-12:50 pmJohnson
14863U S3530111TECH FOR ENHANCED LEARNINGM10:00 am-10:50 amLippard
 
2nd Half-Semester (March 3-May 7)
10430R E1010121POWER READINGOnlineLippard
13822U S2000151TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGEOnlineJohnson
14193U S2000152TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGEMW12:00 pm-12:50 pmJohnson
13041U S2001151EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSTR12:30 pm-01:20 pmLippard
13042U S2001152EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSOnlineLippard
14344U S2001153EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSMW09:00 am-09:50 amJohnson
14868U S2001154EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLSMW10:00 am-10:50 amJohnson
14865U S3540121COLLEGE TO CAREERTR02:00 pm-02:50 pmLippard


 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 course is for a grade and one-hour elective credit.

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 course is for a grade and one-hour elective credit.

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 course is for a grade and one-hour elective credit.

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  3540 College to Career (offered in the spring semester)

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.

**The College to Career Bootcamp option provides similar information but is held over Spring Break, with 90-minute classes M-Th and culminating in a day-long career trek to a large NC business on Friday.

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. This 1-credit hour elective course is graded.

US 1002 Academic Strategies (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.