We have developed two Freshman Seminar courses which help students transition successfully
into college life. In Freshman Seminar, we keep the classes small so that students
can build relationships with both their professor and classmates.
Freshman Seminar 1500 focuses on the following topics: critical thinking skills, study skills, learning
styles, test preparation skills, research skills, oral presentation skills, and writing
assessments. The course explores interdisciplinary topics through case studies, written
assignments, discussions, guest speakers, group work, and technology. Essential to
the course is the incorporation of discipline-related learning strategies, the university's
academic policies and procedures, and current campus issues. Library information literacy
and technology literacy are also introduced.
Freshman Seminar 1510 incorporates self esteem building, understanding the role of self esteem in college,
risk taking behaviors, stereotypes, familial relationships, and academic support systems.
The course also investigates majors and career outlooks for those majors.
- Chicago State University History
- Campus Resources
- Library Literacy
- Financial Literacy
- Developing Self Esteem
- Values and Goal Setting
- Learning Styles
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Reading and Studying
- Removing Internal Barriers
- Listening and Note Taking
- Memory and Test Taking.
- Choosing a Career
- Cougar Connect
- Noel Levitz College Student Inventory
- Multiple Pathways to Learning
- Personality Spectrum Assessment
- Various Chapter Assessments
- SIGI Career Assessment