District Syllabus
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.               
Required Materials: Books:
  • Ellis. Becoming A Master Student, 15th ed., Cengage Learning, 2015. ISBN: 9781305039278
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 
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.

Equity Statement: Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX Officer at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.