District Syllabus
SLS1101
College Success


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course teaches the skills necessary for college and career success. Critical thinking, time and financial management, study and test-taking strategies, and effective interpersonal communication are emphasized. Students explore learning styles, career options, and motivation, among other relevant topics. Meets AA general education Category IV. Meets AS general education Category III.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Ellis. Becoming A Master Student, 13th ed., Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2011. ISBN: 9781285024721
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes
I.     CRITICAL THINKING: Students will evaluate the validity of 
their own and others' ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing results into the creative process.
IV.    INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Students will use effective 
strategies to collect, verify, document, and manage information from 
a variety of sources.
VII.   PERSONAL MANAGEMENT: Students will develop habits of conduct 
that result in fulfilling personal and occupational accomplishments.
                     
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students will be able to

1.	Identify campus resources and describe the impact these 
         resources have on student success.
2.	Use the Catalog to locate information regarding attendance, 
         class expectations, grades, withdrawals, graduation, etc.
3.	Use study and test-taking strategies for college success.  
4.	Apply critical thinking strategies to personal management 
         and career decisions.
5.	Complete various assessments as a basis for personal 
         growth. 
6.	Research careers and prepare a portfolio of results.
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor within policies of the college and the department. A detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught. Tests will be given which contain questions covering the content of the class/text. Homework and projects will be assigned. Class participation (attendance) will be considered and a Final Exam will be administered.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.