Courses

Enhance your skills and habits for academic success.

Fall 2016

TLC 199 › Tackling Texts

Having trouble getting what you need from your textbooks? Learn strategies for managing your reading load, taking notes, and writing about assigned readings.
Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 1-3. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Tackling Time

Wondering how to structure your study time for best results? This course is designed to help you set goals, identify priorities, explore learning styles, and manage time.
Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 4-6. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Tackling Tests

Wishing you had more confidence when it comes to tests? Discover ways to anticipate exam questions, create study guides, form effective study groups, and reduce test anxiety.
Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 7-9. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Money Matters

Gain money-management tools as you complete weekly online modules. Learn how to construct an income and spending log, develop a personal budget, use credit cards wisely, understand your credit report, and set financial goals.
Sample syllabus.

Online, P/NP. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Memory Upgrade

Have you ever begun an exam–only to find all the material you studied suddenly missing? Why does this happen, and what can you do to fix it? In this course we’ll work on how to better store, recall, and use memory to help you do your best.

Meets weeks 1-7. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Uncommon Reading

In this course we’ll explore academic skills, build a learning community, and examine our sense of purpose in higher education through an in-depth discussion of the 2016 Common Reading: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me.

3 credits.

TLC 199 › Inside Higher Ed

Want to know how a university works and how you can make the most of your time here? In this course we’ll investigate the history of higher education in America and the different philosophies that have shaped the present system. Our aim will be to deepen our understanding of the university so that we might take on more informed, active roles as members of this community.
Sample syllabus.

2 credits.

TLC 399 › Speed Reading

Learn techniques that help boost reading speed, concentration, and comprehension.
Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.

Winter 2017

TLC 199 › Tackling Texts

Having trouble getting what you need from your textbooks? Learn strategies for managing your reading load, taking notes, and writing about assigned readings.
Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 1-3. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Tackling Time

Wondering how to structure your study time for best results? This course is designed to help you set goals, identify priorities, explore learning styles, and manage time.
Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 4-6. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Tackling Tests

Wishing you had more confidence when it comes to tests? Discover ways to anticipate exam questions, create study guides, form effective study groups, and reduce test anxiety.
Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 7-9. 1 credit.

TLC 101 › Introduction to University Study

Interested in all three “Tackling” topics? TLC 101 is a package deal! Explore a wide range of study skills—including reading, time management, and test preparation—while examining issues within higher education. This course has a significant online component. 3 credits. Sample syllabus.

Partly online, P/NP. 3 credits.

TLC 199 › Functions of Algebra / Math 111: College Algebra

This is a two-term version of Math 111. During winter term, TLC 199 covers the first 60% of the Math 111 curriculum. Upon successful completion, students are authorized to sign up for a designated spring-term section of Math 111. Sample syllabus.

Instructor approval required. (Open to any student who demonstrates the need for a smaller, slower paced Math 111; not first come, first served.) 1 credit winter, 4 credits spring.

TLC 199 › Studying Science

Practice study strategies specific to the demands of science courses. Learn how to interpret scientific texts, take notes, manage time, use campus resources, and prepare for exams. Science majors and non-majors are welcome; concurrent enrollment in a science course is recommended. Sample syllabus.

1 credit.

TLC 199 › Introduction to Health Professions

Interested in pursuing a health-related career? The types of health professions are numerous–as are the routes toward them and the ways your undergraduate experience can prime you for success. This course is designed to help you identify potential career aspirations and plan steps to achieve them. Guest speakers, readings, and class discussions allow you to explore a variety of health fields, network with current health professionals, reflect on your interests and values, and learn ways to stand out in a competitive field.

1 credit.

TLC 199 › Memory Upgrade

Have you ever begun an exam—only to find all the material you studied suddenly missing? Why does this happen, and what can you do to fix it? In this course we’ll work on how to better store, recall, and use memory to succeed in college and beyond. Sample syllabus.

1 credit.

TLC 199 › Write with Purpose

Arguments only work if they appeal to the values of the audience. Improve the focus and effectiveness of your arguments by learning how to apply this principle to a variety of writing tasks across the university curriculum.

1 credit.

TLC 199 › Presentations & Public Speaking

Learn the basics you need to make effective presentations in academic settings, both as an individual and as part of a group. Reduce your anxiety, plan an effective presentation, and deliver it using strong oral and visual techniques.

2 credits.

TLC 399 › Speed Reading

Learn techniques that help boost reading speed, concentration, and comprehension. Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.

TLC 399 › Transfer Mation

You’ve arrived at the UO—now what? In this course, transfer students will develop practical skills in steering between the murky assumptions and pressures of the university as we navigate the resources, workload, and communities of academia together.

1 credit.