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:

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. The 
instructor's expanded syllabus will explain how the following 
requirements fit into the course:

1. Writing that includes critical essays and that may include 
reader's journals and documented reports based on independent 

2. Oral participation that may range from participation in class 
discussion to formal presentations.

3. Unit tests, objective and/or essay, and a final exam.






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.