GUID101 Introduction to Guided Studies
Department of Language & Literature: Guided Studies
- I. Course Number and Title
- GUID101 Introduction to Guided Studies
- II. Number of Credits
- 1 credit
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Students in this course develop self-awareness, critical thinking skills, and problem solving techniques to identify credit and/or non-credit learning opportunities aligned with their academic and/or professional interests, and plan accordingly.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate self-awareness by identifying and evaluating their personality traits;
- identify credit and non-credit learning opportunities that coincide with their academic and/or professional interests;
- identify academic and/or professional interests by conducting research about careers, academic, and /or professional interests;
- apply the entrepreneurial skills of self-awareness, problem solving, and critical thinking to create a comprehensive plan to pursue their academic and/or professional interests.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Use personality inventory assessments and self-awareness exercises to identify personal characteristics.
- Use Bucks County Community College career resources to evaluate potential careers with respect to their interests and aptitudes.
- Identify and evaluate academic fields and/or disciplines which match their interests and aptitudes.
- Identify challenges to pursuing academic and/or professional interests.
- Apply problem solving and critical thinking techniques to develop a strategy for overcoming those challenges.
- Present research on a specific career, academic, and /or professional interests at the Student Research Conference.
- Create a comprehensive academic plan that furthers academic and/or professional interests. Plans may include changes of Program of Study (POS) or Concentration(s), as appropriate. Guided Studies majors confirm their Concentrations as appropriate.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsCourse learning goals are assessed using discussions, presentations, written assignments quizzes, and/or exams.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval Date 04/19/2018