Courses

Enhance your skills and habits for academic success.

Spring 2017

TLC 101 › Introduction to University Study

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, grading optional, 3 credits.

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 › Study with Focus

Amid constant distractions, many students have difficulty concentrating. This course helps students develop the focus needed for academic success. Delve into strategies for working efficiently, managing time, motivating self, staying organized, and completing assignments. Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Critical Thinking

Want to sharpen your ability to think critically? This course examines the fundamentals of good reasoning and persuasion. We’ll practice analyzing arguments drawn from a variety of contexts, learn to recognize (and counteract) biases in ourselves and others, and develop strategies for distinguishing credible sources from fraudulent ones. Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 1-7. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Communication Confidence

Increase communication comfort and skills by exploring language, nonverbal cues, and cultural contexts. Topics include class participation, faculty office hours, group work, and other interpersonal communications.

Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.

TLC 199 › Sophomore Segue

A segue is more than just a sweet ride—it’s a smooth transition. How do you make that happen in college and beyond? The transition from an interest to a major and from major to a career will be our focus. We’ll talk about academic majors, work on crucial academic skills, and look at the future to make whatever transitions you’re facing as smooth as possible. Sample syllabus.

Meets weeks 2-8. 1 credit.

TLC 399 › Speed Reading

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

Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.

TLC 399 › Grammar & Style

Designed to help students polish their writing, this course covers a wide range of techniques for spotting grammar errors and making sentences more clear and engaging. Sample syllabus.

1 credit.