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Number:CO110
Name:First Year Seminar
Description:In this course, students deepen their understanding of a career field while improving their information-literacy, study-strategy, reading, and critical thinking skills. Topics vary by semester.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every Fall
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

In this course, students will: A. develop effective information-literacy skills through finding, retrieving, analyzing, using, and documenting information in a major field B. develop effective research techniques including evaluating academic resources, acquiring resources not available at Thomas College, and using and documenting resources appropriately to avoid plagiarism C. identify effective learning styles and use effective study strategies (e.g., for note and test taking) D. develop effective reading skills and strategies (for both reading comprehension and remediation, as needed) through practice with texts in a major field E. develop effective critical-thinking skills, by deepening their grasp of issues in a major field F. develop the skills to access college resources related to academic and career planning in a major field G. undertake activities related to learning about their profession and its opportunities H. be introduced to the core competencies and begin populating an e-portfolio with appropriate samples of their work.
Main Topics in the Course: A. Information literacy, especially pertaining to a major discipline B. Reading skills and strategies, especially pertaining to a major discipline C. Critical thinking, especially pertaining to a major discipline D. Academic preparation in a major discipline E. Career preparation and development in a major discipline.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2015 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? 9780399144462 JOHNSON 98 PENG RAND Cunningham $0 $16 $0
F 2015 HARRY POTTER+SORCERER'S STONE 9780590353403 ROWLING 97 SCHOLASTIC Favreau $0 $9 $0
F 2015 (none) Cummins $0 $0 $0
F 2015 (none) Cummins $0 $0 $0
F 2015 (none) Tibbetts $0 $0 $0
F 2015 (none) Tibbetts $0 $0 $0
F 2015 MAKING YOUR MARK 9780973529838 FRASER 9TH 09 LDF PUB Poulin $0 $8 $0
F 2015 BINDER FPID_702_702 7.64608E+11 Poulin $3 $0 $0
S 2015 No Text Required Kennedy $0 $0 $0
F 2014 No Text Required Kennedy $0 $0 $0
F 2014 MAKING YOUR MARK 9780973529838 FRASER 9TH 09 Favreau $0 $8 $0
F 2014 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRIEF 9780321896667 AARON 5TH 14 Tibbetts $0 $47 $0
F 2014 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRF.(SP) 9780321872562 AARON 5TH 14 Tibbetts $66 $0 $0
F 2014 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRIEF 9780321896667 AARON 5TH 14 Tibbetts $0 $47 $0
F 2014 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRF.(SP) 9780321872562 AARON 5TH 14 Tibbetts $66 $0 $0
F 2014 ANALECTS (9540616) 9780199540617 CONFUCIUS 8 Thompson $12 $0 $0
F 2014 MAKING YOUR MARK 9780973529838 FRASER 9TH 09 Burns $0 $8 $0
F 2013 WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS (SPIRAL)(36413) 9780205236411 LESTER 14TH 12 Dyer $0 $0 $0
F 2013 WHEN A GAME TURNS DEADLY 9781483648842 NICOLE AUGER Dyer $0 $0 $0
F 2013 STEP BY STEP TO COLLEGE+CAREER SUCCESS 9781457606342 GARDNER 5TH 13 Kennedy $0 $0 $0
F 2013 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRIEF 9780205762767 AARON 4TH 11 Holst $0 $0 $0
F 2013 STEP BY STEP TO COLLEGE+CAREER SUCCESS 9781457606342 GARDNER 5TH 13 Kennedy $0 $0 $0
F 2013 WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS (SPIRAL)(36413) 9780205236411 LESTER 14TH 12 Tibbetts $0 $0 $0
F 2013 WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS (SPIRAL)(36413) 9780205236411 LESTER 14TH 12 Tibbetts $0 $0 $0
F 2012 Majoring in Psychology 978-1-4051-9063-3 Helms, Jeffrey L. 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Horton $37 $28 $0
F 2012 Step by Step to College Career Success 978-0-312-63801-6 Gardner, John N. / B 4TH 11 St. Martins Press, Inc. Kennedy $41 $31 $0
F 2012 Focus on College Success 978-1-111-82752-6 Staley, Constance Co 3RD 13 Wadsworth, Inc Tibbetts $82 $62 $0
F 2012 Focus on College Success 978-1-111-82752-6 Staley, Constance Co 3RD 13 Wadsworth, Inc Tibbetts $82 $62 $0
F 2012 Your College Experience Concise Edition : Strategies for Suc 978-0-312-63798-9 Gardner, John N. 9TH 11 Bedford Books Capeless $60 $45 $0
F 2012 LB Brief: Little, Brown Handbook, Brief 978-0-205-76276-7 Aaron, Jane E. 4TH 11 Longman, Inc. Favreau $50 $37 $0
F 2012 Diversity Consciousness: Opening our Minds to People, Cultur 978-0-13-501463-9 Bucher, Richard D. 3RD 10 Prentice Hall, Inc. Favreau $48 $36 $0
F 2011 FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS 0-495-80335-9 STALEY 2 WAD Corbin $70 $52
F 2011 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Tibbetts $0 $0
F 2011 Murderous Schemes: An Anthology of Classic Detecti 978-0-195-104875 Westlake, Donald Oxford Univ.Pr. Kelsey $0 $0
F 2011 MURDEROUS SCHEMES 0-19-510487-0 WESTLAKE OXF Kelsey $30 $22
F 2011 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Kennedy $0 $0
F 2011 Majoring in Psychology: Achieving your Educational 978-1-4051-9063-3 Helms, Jeffrey L Wiley-Bl;ackwell Horton $0 $0
F 2011 MAJORING IN PSYCHOLOGY 9781405190633 HELMS WILEY Horton $35 $26