Course Descriptions

COS 133 - College Orientation and Success Strategies

3 Credits

COS 133 will enable students to transition successfully into the college environment by incorporating strategies designed to build skills and promote habits of mind that will sustain them throughout their lives and careers. Students will learn how to set goals, manage time, solve academic problems, learn and study in college, and use MCC technology. By becoming informed and vested members of the College community, students will be able to self-advocate, access resources, establish relationships, critically think, and ultimately develop a strong work ethic for personal and academic success. Students will leave this course with the ability to make informed choices and with a clearer sense of their purpose, meaning, and direction.  A student who has earned a passing grade for COS 133 cannot later earn credit for COS 101.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Implement time management strategies for academic success.
2. Create short and long term educational goals.
3. Choose behaviors that support personal responsibility for learning.
4. Apply the behaviors of an effective learner, such as self-awareness, coping skills, or interpersonal communication.
5. Employ techniques that promote problem-solving of academic issues.
6. Access information about institutional, department, and course policies at MCC as necessary for academic success.
7. Identify college resources.
8. Utilize campus activities or events as first year college students.
9. Discuss respect, diversity, and civility.
10. Use MCC technology, such as student email, MCC Website, Banner, or Blackboard.
11. Employ inferential, critical or creative thinking skills.
12. Choose activities, such as exploring career pathways, registering for subsequent semesters, employing effective study strategies, or using appropriate academic vocabulary, to effectively transition into the College community.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2016
Summer Session 2016