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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAS 150 - Success in College

In this course, you will work closely with a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty or staff member.  You and your classmates will learn how to join an intellectual conversation at a significantly higher level than you have been accustomed to in high school.  As a first-year student, you will join an academic community of thinkers, learners and researchers who are committed to achieving and maintaining the rigors and rewords of a liberal arts education.  Through active participation in this course, you will acquire the skills necessary for success in college and, therefore, life.  The goals of the course are the following:

  • Discuss and practice basic college study skills.
  • Provide an introduction to responsible conduct at the University of Maine, including how to communicate appropriately with faculty and professional staff.
  • Discuss the importance of attendance, accountability, perseverance and practice engagement in academic planning/management for success.
  • Overview of the many campus academic and social resources.
  • Introduce students to the necessity of studying and interpreting primary sources.
  • Instill, through practice, the ability to express themselves cogently.
  •  Enhance students’ ability to communicate their ideas in a professional manner.

Prerequisites: 1st year College of Liberal Arts students

Course Typically Offered: Every year

Credits: 1

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