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COLS 100   EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC PRACTICES

COLS 101US FIRST YEAR SEMINAR

COLS 103   COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES

COLS 191   SPECIAL TOPICS

COLS 100 EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC PRACTICES
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- The course is designed to help students maximize their potential in all courses, specifically to: define one's purpose in pursuing a college education; utilize components that students need to be successful learners-motivation, methods of learning, time management, physical and social environment, and performance; develop practical study techniques that can be applied to daily college course work; set short- and long-term academic and career goals; and become acquainted with professors, MSU resources, and how to seek academic assistance. Offered by Gallatin College Programs.

COLS 101US FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
F,S 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: First year students only.
-- This multi-disciplinary course, presented in seminar format, draws from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy, and encourages students to explore issues critical to their academic goals and objectives. The course emphasizes verbal communication, critical thinking, intellectual development, and academic choices. Fulfills university seminar requirement of the core curriculum. This course may not be repeated. Offered by Gallatin College Programs.

COLS 103 COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES
F,S 1 cr. LEC 1
--This survey course introduces to the effective use of college resources and methods of increasing success in other courses. It acquaints students with study skills and prepares them to integrate traditional study skills with college content areas. Student will develop learning and study strategies to become efficient students. Also, students will become familiar with professors, academic advisors, and college resources.

COLS 191 SPECIAL TOPICS
F,S 1 cr. LEC 1
-- This survey course introduces students to the effective use of college resources and methods of increasing success in other courses. It acquaints students with study skills and prepares them to integrate traditional study skills with college content areas. Students will develop learning and study strategies to become efficient students. Also, students will become familiar with professors, academic advisors, and college resources.

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