University-level Academic Success Strategies 100 ( Official )
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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

October 2, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   201310 - Summer 2013

Course ID:

STDY   100

Title:

University-level Academic Success Strategies

 

Division:

Library and Learning Resources Division

Department:

Learning Assistance Department

Discipline:

Study Techniques

Short Title:

Advanced Study Strategies

 

Course Status:

Approved

Maximum Class Size:

  35

 

 

Method of Instruction:

 

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Work Experience, General

 Lecture and Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Independent Studies

 Apprentice

 Distance Learning (Distance Education Delayed) for online courses

 Distance (Hybrid Online) for online supported courses

 

** MAXIMUM CONTACT HOURS **

** CREDIT UNITS **

 

  Lecture Hours:

  54.00

  3.00   

 

  Lab Hours:

  

 

  Activity Hours:

  

 

  Clinical Hours:

  

 

  Total Hours:

  54

 

 

Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

493013 - Academic Guidance

 

SAM Priority Code: 

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

Discipline Placement:

Education
Learning Assistance Instructors

State Transfer Code:

B Transferable, CSU/Private

Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

Frequency Offered:

 Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

 On Demand

Earn Credit:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

 

Transfer Status

Baccalaureate Status is granted by the Educational Design General Education and Baccalaureate Level Subcommittee.

 CSU Transferable         CSU Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                  

 UC Transferable             UC Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                 

 

Course Requisites

Prerequisite:


Co requisite:


Advisory:

Eligibility for ENGL 68 and eligibility for READ 100

 

Course Special Designators


Course Description:

Advanced transfer-level college success course emphasizing study strategies that include Triune Brain Theory, Emotional Intelligence, learning theories, preparation for transfer, self-management, and critical thinking using a brain-based perspective.

Course Outline:

Triune Brain Theory
-Neurological needs of the brain: building learning pathways
-Fight or flight system and its effects on cognition
-Addiction to emotions and its effects on cognition
-The Empowerment Dynamic: coach, creator, challenger
-Requirements for learning and study skills: physiological, emotional, intellectual

Emotional Intelligence
-Emotional versus intellectual quotient
-Hope Theory: thoughts, strategies, motivation
-Locus of control: internal versus external

Learning Theories
-Multiple Intelligences: logical-mathematical, spatial, linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, existential
-Perry's Schema of Intellectual Development: dualism, multiplicity, relativism, commitment
-Metacognition
-Review of current research

Preparation for transfer
-John Holland's Six Personality and Work Compatibility Types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional
-Managing the transfer process: choosing a major, exploring careers, requirements, engaging the experts (counselors, financial aid), timelines and deadlines, stressors and expectations

Self-management strategies
-Bill Hettler's Seven Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Environmental, Occupational, Intellectual, Physical
-Natural body clock
-Time-management
-Goal-setting
-Long-term academic planning
-Persistence

Critical thinking
-Bloom's Taxonomy: cognitive, affective, psychomotor

Research
-Credible academic resources

Final exam


Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

1. Identify the physiological, intellectual, and emotional needs of the brain for effective learning.
2. Define the preparation processes necessary for successful academic transfer.
3. Contrast the differences between emotional and intellectual quotient.
4. Apply learning theories appropriate for academic success.
5. Evaluate a successful self-management system.
6. Categorize the differences between the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of Bloom's Taxonomy of critical thinking.
7. Analyze the appropriateness of various academic resources for use in college coursework.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

- Three-page written reflection identifying the physiological, intellectual, and emotional needs of the brain for effective learning
- Three-page written reflection describing the preparation processes necessary for successful academic transfer
- Three-page written reflection outlining the core elements of a successful self-management system

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

- Graphic representation illustrating the differences between emotional and intellectual quotient
- PowerPoint presentation on learning theories appropriate for academic success
- PowerPoint presentation on academic applications of Bloom's Taxonomy of Critical Thinking
- Checklist of criteria to determine appropriateness of various academic resources for use in college coursework

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Not Applicable

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Not Applicable

Sample Assignments:

1. Create a three-page written reflection identifying the physiological, emotional, and intellectual needs of the brain for effective learning.
2. Create a three-page written reflection describing the preparation processes necessary for successful academic transfer.
3. Find three college-level academic resources that discuss the differences between emotional and intellectual quotient. Take a minimum of one page of notes on each academic resource. Then, use all of your notes to create a one-page table that compares the differences between emotional and intellectual quotient.
4. Using the information we have discussed in class related to self-management, create a three-page written reflection that: a) evaluates all of the core elements of a successful self-management system, and b) describes what you believe to be both your own strengths and things to work on in terms of having a successful self-management system.
5. Develop an eight-ten minute PowerPoint presentation that explains learning theories appropriate for academic success. When creating your PowerPoint, use the information we have discussed in class and discuss at least three methods for applying these learning theories in your academic life.
6. Develop an eight-ten minute PowerPoint presentation that a) explains one of the domains of Bloom's Taxonomy of Critical Thinking, and b) demonstrates an example of how to use that domain of critical thinking to improve your academic success.
7. Using your notes from our discussion in class as well as resources from the library as the basis for this assignment, create a one-page written checklist of criteria to determine appropriateness of academic resources for use in college coursework. Then, use your checklist to determine the academic appropriateness of each of the following texts: commercial webpages, peer-reviewed journal articles, activist webpages, government webpages, student project webpages, e-Portfolios, blogs, magazines, newspapers.

 

Representative Text:

 Book 1:

  Author:

  Sousa, David

  Title:

  How the Brain Learns

  Publisher:

  Corwin Press

  Date of Publication:

  2011

  Edition:

  Fourth

 Book 2:

  Author:

  Mt. SAC

  Title:

  Mt. San Antonio General College Catalog

  Publisher:

  

  Date of Publication:

  2013

  Edition:

  

 Book 3:

  Author:

  

  Title:

  

  Publisher:

  

  Date of Publication:

  

  Edition: