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Orientation to Higher Education (FYST 1000)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2

Description: This course provides you with specific skills needed to accomplish their academic and personal goals. Through lecture, discussion, group exercises, videos and self-reflection, students are introduced to a variety of topics critical to student success. These topics include, but are not limited to: learning styles, time management, test taking, critical thinking, diversity relationships and money management.

Topical Outline:
1. Introduction to College Structure and Expectations
2. Navigating College Systems and Resources
3. Learning Approaches, Communication Skills and Critical Thinking
4. Goal Setting, Academic Planning, and Career Pathways

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the components of a college structure including but not limited to the environment, code of conduct and registration process
2. Identify campus resources and demonstrate how to effectively utilize the resources, including, but not limited to career and academic planning and financial literacy
3. Compare and contrast the diverse needs and values of students at Minneapolis College and the larger community
4. Apply critical thinking study skills, test taking strategies and time management techniques in the college journey
5. Identify the differences between college & high school learning environments

Prerequisites:  Students must be enrolled in Starting Point

MnTC: Goal 2