Student Success Courses

 

BSC 197: First Year Foundations (1 hr) 

This course is required for all students with a major in biological sciences.  In this class, students are introduced to a variety of campus student success resources and learn about careers in the field and how to prepare for success.

 

CAL 250: Arts and Letters Seminar (3 hrs)

CAL 250 introduces students to some of the strategies, tools, and resources necessary to becoming successful students at the university level. CAL 250 students will be introduced to college-level inquiry and literacy strategies that will encourage greater academic, professional, and personal success, and students will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other students and faculty who share their interests in specific humanities-based or social science-based themes. 

     

CAL 350: Arts & Letters Transfer Student Seminar  (3 hrs)

This transfer student seminar is intended for students coming to The University of Southern Mississippi from another school. The course will orient students to the University and, more specifically, the expectations for advanced undergraduates in the College of Arts and Letters. Topics will include accessing campus resources, integrating into university life, choosing courses and planning your degree, connecting with your professors, and preparing for the transition into a career. The course will focus particularly on those strategies appropriate to the College of Arts & Letters and the requirements for research, writing, and oral communication within the majors of this college.  

 

CIE 102: Improvement of Study (1 hr)

In this class, students learn about strategies for effective studying. CIE 102 is available to any students who want to improve how they read, study, and prepare for class. Students can take the class up to three times, but it does not satisfy any degree requirements.

 

FAM 150 - Social and Professional Development  (3 hrs)

Study of skills and competencies necessary for effective social and professional interactions with an emphasis on ethics and family science principles. (CC1112)

 

FAM 200 - Introduction to Child and Family Studies (1 hr)

Orientation to the field of Family and Consumer Sciences, Child and Family Studies policies, and university resources.

 

FAM 201 - CFS Academic Success (1 hr) 

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. A study of academic, personal and financial factors that impact academic success and learning. Students will apply strategies to optimize their potential for success in their academic and professional endeavors.

 

FAM 332: Professional Presence and Influence (3 hrs)

Professionalism is an important part of student success. This class directly addresses the role of professionalism in dress and behavior for students and how it can impact relationships now and in the future.

 

FIN 200: Personal Finance (3 hrs) 

Students in this class will learn about key areas of personal financial management, including loans (like cars and housing), investments, and long-term planning for financial success.

 

IDS 181: Introduction to Leadership and Practice  (3 hrs)  

Leadership is a part of life success. Learning to make decisions, work with others, and identify strategies for improvement are all skills that can benefit students inside and out of the classroom. This course examines a range of theories related to leadership and helps students apply those theories to practical circumstances.

 

LIS 201: Introduction to Information Literacy (3 hrs) 

Managing information is critical to student success as well as later success in one’s career. This course introduces students to a variety of theories and practices of information management, such as how to find and use relevant information and how to distinguish reliable information sources from others.

  

MUS 199: Success for Music Majors (2 hrs) 

Prerequisite(s): Must be a music major or minor. This course serves as an introduction to being a music major, focusing on skills needed to be a successful student, performer and teacher.

 

NSG 101:  Introduction to Nursing Studies (2hrs)  

This course is designed to help students explore professional nursing as a career option and to develop specific strategies and skills necessary for success in the nursing major.

  

PSY 200: Academic Success and Student Support (1 hr)

This course is designed for students who are pursuing a major in psychology. The class focuses on a variety of strategies that will help students be successful students, including setting goals, managing time, studying, taking tests, and using APA style for writing.

  

UNV 101: University 101 (2 hrs) 

University 101 is an introduction to higher education and a general orientation to the functions and resources of the university. Encourages development of active learning skills and promotes responsible decision-making. Open to new freshmen.

                 

UNV 101: Academic Support I (3 hrs)  

Academic Support I is required for students enrolled in two or more intermediate-level (099) courses, as well as those in the Year-Long Academic Support Program (IHL Policy Section 600-608-D). It consists of classroom, individual and computer-assisted instruction along with career counseling (institutional credit only).  This course should be listed on the advisement form printed by the Office of Admissions.  If required, the student must enroll in the course the first semester at Southern Miss. 

 

UNV 102: Academic Support II (3 hrs)

Academic Support II is required for students enrolled in the Year-Long Academic Support Program (IHL Policy Section 600-608-D). It consists of classroom, individual and computer-assisted instruction along with career counseling (institutional credit only).  This course should be listed on the advisement form printed by the Office of Admissions.  If required, the student must enroll in the course the first semester at Southern Miss. 

 

UNV 250: Strategic Learning (3 hrs)

Strategic Learning focuses on the application of strategic management principles to college learning with an emphasis on evaluating academic performance and initiating corrective adjustments. Recommended for continuing and returning probation, probation-continued and suspension students.

                 

UNV 301: Transfer Student Success at Southern Miss (2 hrs)

Transfer Success is an exploration of transition issues for new transfer students to Southern Miss, including strategies for minimizing “transfer shock” and maximizing academic success at this research university; open to new transfer students.