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30Aug2014

Nature Walk -- Swaner EcoCenter

Saturday Nature Walk -- 10-11:30 a.m. Join us on your…

30Aug2014

Exhibitions - 'Black Mountain College' and 'Relational Forms'

Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design. This…

30Aug2014

The Sprotsman's Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge

If you are looking for another challenge to do with your…

30Aug2014

Climbing Wall -- Swaner EcoCenter

Climbing Wall Hours -- Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. The Swaner…

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Classes


Center staff teach courses that help students develop critical thinking and college level learning strategies. Curriculum, teaching methods, and course work for these classes are designed for active learning, where students are consistently required to apply what they are learning in their other college courses. These classes are listed each semester in the Schedule of Classes.




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PSY 1730: Strategies for Academic Success

A three credit, seven week course that is taught twice each semester. PSY 1730 is a dynamic, hands-on course designed to help students develop learning, study, and critical thinking strategies necessary for college success. Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters.

The Impact of Study Skills Courses on Academic Self-Efficacy in College Students. A master's thesis study conducted during 2009-10 identified that Psy 1730 had a significant influence on increasing academic self-efficacy for academically underprepared students.

PSY 1730 Sample Syllabus

PSY 1750 Comprehension Strategies for College Reading

Center staff do not teach this course, but recommend this course to students who would like to improve their textbook reading skills. This course emphasizes application of strategies and development of critical thinking skills needed to comprehend and distill meaning from college-level texts.


MGT 2160: Tutor Certification

Students who are hired as math and stats tutors for the Drop-in Math Tutoring program are required to complete this two credit training and certification course. Successful completion of the course results in CRLA Level II-Advanced Tutor national certification. (CRLA = College Reading and Learning Association).