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UGST 199: Introduction to University Study (partly online)
Explore a wide range of study skills—including reading, time management, and test preparation—while examining issues within higher education. This course has a significant online component. 3 credits. Instructor: Stephen Summers. CRN 36498.
UGST 199: Study with Focus
Amid constant distractions, many students have difficulty concentrating. This course helps students develop the focus needed for academic success. Delve into strategies for working efficiently, managing time, motivating self, staying organized, and completing assignments. Meets weeks 2-6. 1 credit. Instructor: Amy Nuetzman. CRN 36510.
UGST 199: Motivation
What’s your relationship with chocolate? How many times have you promised you’d start your essay? If your willpower is out of whack, this course will help you understand what’s getting in your way and move you closer toward your goals. 1 credit. Instructor: Stephen Summers. CRN 36518.
UGST 199: Major Decisions
This course will help you articulate your values and interests, find majors that fit them, and discover purpose and relevance in your studies. Along the way, we’ll learn about the psychology of decision-making, and we’ll consider some of the philosophical implications of the choices we make. Meets weeks 2-8. 1 credit. Instructor: Dan Hagen. CRN 36514.
UGST 199: Money Matters (online)
Gain money-management tools as you complete weekly online modules. Learn how to construct an income and spending log, develop a personal budget, use credit cards wisely, understand your credit report, and set financial goals. 1 credit. Instructor: Amy Nuetzman. CRN 36503.
UGST 399: Grammar & Style
Designed to help students polish their writing, this course covers a wide range of techniques for spotting grammar errors and making sentences more clear and engaging. 1 credit. Instructor: Matt Chambers. CRN 36516.
UGST 399: Speed Reading
Learn techniques that help boost reading speed, concentration, and comprehension. Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit. Instructor: Amy Nuetzman. CRN 36517.