GUID250 Guided Studies Seminar
Department of Language & Literature: Student Services
- I. Course Number and Title
- GUID250 Guided Studies Seminar
- II. Number of Credits
- 1 credit
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- at least 30 credits completed
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- In this seminar, students identify the skills and knowledge learned in their concentrations, explain connections between their Guided Studies Concentrations and developing educational and/or professional interests, and begin the next steps in their academic and/or career plans.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Articulate the content and skills they have learned in their concentrations.
- Explain connections between what they have learned in the Guided Studies program and specific fields of study and/or careers.
- Create a plan for completing their studies at Bucks, and for beginning the next steps in their education and/or career.
- Produce or revise/update one of the following items to support that plan: a transfer application essay; a resume and cover letter for a job application; a portfolio.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Describe and reflect analytically on knowledge and skills gained from concentrations
- Consult with academic advisors and identify remaining requirements for graduation
- Create a semester plan to complete programs at Bucks (e.g associates and/or certificate programs), including change of major, as appropriate.
- Consult with career and transfer services staff
- Link education to qualities, skills, and knowledge attractive to transfer institutions and/or employers
- Research and evaluate appropriateness of careers, training, and/or academic programs
- Articulate 1-3-year post-Bucks plan
- Choose an appropriate tool (e.g. personal statement essay, resume and cover letter, or electronic portfolio) to support educational program applications or job search and complete/revise a solid draft of that tool
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsCourse learning goals are assessed using written assignments. Assessments may also include discussions, presentations, quizzes/tests, interviews, and/or other appropriate methods.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval Date 04/19/2018