College of Humanities
GEN/200 Version 3
Foundations for General Education and
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This general education course is designed to introduce the intentional learner to communication, collaboration, information utilization, critical thinking, problem solving, and professional competence and values. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach for the learner to develop personal academic strategies in order to reach desired goals and achieve academic success.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Ellis, D. (2011). Becoming a master student (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Academic Success
1.1 Identify university resources for success.
1.2 Develop educational and professional goals.
1.3 Recognize the importance of personal responsibility.
1.4 Demonstrate the key elements of the writing process.
Read the introduction of Becoming a Master Student.
Read Ch. 2 of Becoming a Master Student.
Read Ch. 10 of Becoming a Master Student.
Read Ch. 11 of Becoming a Master Student.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Watch the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) video on the student website.
Watch the Center for Math Excellence (CME) video on the student website.
View the Center for Mathematics Excellence (CME) presentation on the student website.
Access the Toolwire® Learnscape: Finding Information at the University Library through the link on the student website.
Complete the Learnscape Activities.
Review the Financial Options information available on the link provided on the student website.
The Writing Process
Review the CWE Grammar and Writing Guides: Guidelines for Writing Academic Essays on the student website.
Goal Setting and Time Management
Listen to the “Goal Setting and Time Management” audio lecture located on the student website.
Nongraded Activities and Preparation
Time Management and Goals
Complete the following exercises in Ch. 2 of Becoming a Master Student.
Exercise 7: Time Monitor/Time Plan Process
Exercise 10: Get Real with Your Goals
Participate in class discussion.
See Discussion Forum
Respond to weekly discussion questions.
See Discussion Forum
Ethical Lens Inventory
Complete the Ethical Lens Inventory through the link on the student website. Due by Week 1, Day 7
Personal Responsibility Essay: Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Resources: CWE Thesis Generator; CWE Sample Outline
Review the assignment directions for the Personal Responsibility Essay, due in Week Five.
Create a thesis statement and informal outline for your Personal Responsibility Essay.
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Worksheet on the student website. Due by Week 1, Day 7
Week Two: Collaboration
2.1 Describe methods of collaboration.
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