New Spring 2014 Course Offerings at the SAC

First, here’s what’s new:  For the first time, X152: The Right Start will be offered in the Spring.  As a kind of introduction to the rich resources of IU (a vast project) and argument for a long-range vision of college, we think this course retains much value even in the spring semester of freshman year.  And for students starting their first semester at IU in the spring, the kind of engagement this course offers could be particularly valuable:

X152: “Read-Learn Techniques 3”
VT: The Right Start

“In my beginning is my end.”

-T.S. Eliot

This full-semester, 2 credit course is a personalized introduction to IU Bloomington for freshmen.  It’s also about imagining the big picture of college right from the beginning.  Outside of class, students explore academic and cultural campus resources, attend events and activities for credit, and get involved with a campus organization.  In class, we invite guest speakers, go on campus tours, and discuss both the big issues (What else can a college degree mean besides a shot at a job?  What is happiness and what is success?  How can I best use my 20s to take advantage of their full potential?) and the smaller ones (How should I write an email to my professor?).

Spots available in the following sections for Spring 2014:

30657, MW, 9:30-10:45 AM
30658, MW, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
30655, MW, 1-2:15 PM
30656, MW, 2:45-4 PM

And X150:

X150: “Read-Learn Techniques 1”
VT: Becoming the Best Student

This 2-credit course is an  8-week “academic booster shot” for freshmen and sophomores who need to quickly and drastically ramp-up their performance in all their classes and become the best students they can be.  Instructors will assist in the development of a series of attitudes essential to making this transformation happen. Students will learn to use these attitudes to build individually-tailored and maximally effective skills in time management, note taking, studying, test-taking strategies, and critical thinking.<>

Spots available in the following sections for Spring 2014 (1st 8 weeks):

17742, MW, 9:30-10:45 AM
17743, MW, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
22116, MW, 1-2:15 PM
23779, MW, 2:45-4 PM
17746, MW, 3:30-4:45 PM
17745, TR, 9:30-10:45 AM
17744, TR, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
30651, TR, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
30652, TR, 1-2:15 PM
17747, TR, 3:30-4:45 PM

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Anthony Guest-Scott, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator,
Student Academic Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
408 N. Union St. Suite 300
(812) 855-7301

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