Section 8 - Fall 2011
Office: Sci III 338, 654-3180
Office Hours: MF 2:00 - 3:00pm and W 2:00 - 5:00pm (or by appointment)
Course web site: http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~melissa/ under Teaching menu
Course meets Monday 3:10pm - 5:10pm in Sci III 103
This text is available in the campus book store, through Amazon.com, and through Createspace.com
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. ISBN: 978-0-385-52820-7.
This text is available through the campus book store and various local bookstores.
Both books are on also reserve at the Walter W. Stiern Library. Bring your CSUB ID Card to the Check Out Desk to borrow a copy for 2 hours.
College Student Inventory (CSI).
CSI e-tokens are only available through the campus book store. See the CSI section below for more information about the CSI.
- Develop a clear understanding of the traditions, culture, role, and importance of higher education and how it figures into your long-term personal mission.
- Acquire knowledge for academic success, including technical skills and information literacy.
- Gain knowledge of CSUB and an understanding of how to access academic support services.
- Become familiar with university policies and regulations.
- Begin the process of increasing awareness of, and appreciation for, diverse cultures, values, and belief systems.
- Become meaningfully involved in university life through connection and engagement with other students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Participate in the shared academic experience of a common reader.
- Take an active responsibility for your own education by planning for future personal success at CSUB.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the history of CSUB and the Bakersfield/Kern county community.
- Describe the differences between high school and university cultures and the new responsibilities you must assume as a college student.
- Describe the differences between high school and university organizational structures and how to utilize them.
- Demonstrate an improvement in technical and academic skills (such as note-taking, critical reading, writing, speaking and thinking, problem solving, and presentation skills).
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and articulate the benefits of appropriate campus resources.
- Demonstrate the ability to locate and access campus resources (physical location, hours of operation).
- Demonstrate the ability to locate sources of the appropriate policies and regulations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of your rights and responsibilities as a member of the CSUB community.
- Demonstrate an awareness of your own culture, values, and belief systems.
- Demonstrate a respect for diverse points-of-view and the ability to engage in civil discourse.
- Understand the options available for campus engagement through clubs and organizations.
- Recognize the opportunities for leadership and community service during your college career.
- Through the Runner Reader Program, engage in a community-wide experiential exercise in civil discourse on a timely topic.
- Demonstrate the value of the lifelong practice of reading to broaden one's horizons.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the General Education pattern at CSUB (i.e., American Institutions, Areas, Themes).
- Understand the need for lower-division prerequisites in your major.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the necessity of completing remediation courses and how successful completion impacts collegiate-level course performance.
- Develop a plan for the completion of remediation and general education requirements in the first two years.
- Develop a plan for exploring majors, if undecided.
- Time Management (daily/weekly/monthly calendar)
- Notes (Cornell notes on the weekly lectures and reading assignments)
- Handouts (Handouts given in class starting with this syllabus)
- Homework (Other assignments beyond the weekly reading assignments)
- Returned Work (Graded assignments)
- Specific Assignments (CSI, Wes Moore event, Make a Difference Day, etc)
Instructions: After purchasing the CSI e-token from the Runner Bookstore, simply go online to the website specified in your e-token. Follow the instructions provided in your e-token. The CSI will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
You MUST complete the CSI by September 30, 2011.
Important Update (9/13): The CSI batch number was not printed on the e-token. The batch number for CSUB 101 is 11702.