Academic Development and Counseling Courses

 

ADAC100 Learning Strategies for College
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
Designed to develop the learning styles, attitudes, and behavior of students with special academic needs. The students will be instructed in listening skills, note taking, textbook reading, preparation for tests, use of time, solving problems, organizing study, critical and creative thinking for studying, and methods for converting short-term memory to long-term memory.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ADAC101 Introduction to Academic and Personal Development
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An introduction to the evolution and purposes of American higher education and the value of general education requirements. Explores the psychosocial development of college students with a focus on self-awareness along multiple domains including academic skills, interpersonal relationships, career interests, and technological and communication skills.   Acquaints students with university resources, diversity issues, and the connection between student learning styles and college success.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

ADAC105 Principles & Development of Cognitive Reading Processes

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

College students will learn strategies and techniques to enhance their abilities to learn from written materials, including both expository and narrative texts and professional journals. The development of students' cognitive reading processes will be emphasized. This includes stressing methods pertaining to activating, schema, predicting, anticipating, searching, verifyng, organizing, remembering and elaborating. Students will learn to apply metacognitive monitoring and self-correction strategies. Vocabulary development skills will also be emphasized, including the effective use of graphophonic, syntactic, semantic, and structural cues to identify unknown words.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ADAC119 First Year Student Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

An introduction to the culture and mission of the university and its programs of study.  The course will explore the purpose of one's college education and provide the student an opportunity to engage with an academic field of interest.  The student will be introduced to basic college learning and study skills.  Through class discussion, the student will engage in active learning.  Common co-curricular activities will facilitate the first year student's connection to the university.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ADAC125 Introduction to Career/Life Planning

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Through an exploration of career development, thorough self-assessment, development of sound decision-making skills, and exploration of academic programs of study and the world of work, this course facilitates the ultimate declaration of an appropriate major and the first steps in navigating the career/life planning process. Restricted to second and subsequent semester students.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ADAC200 Foundations of Group Peer Tutoring

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

An overview of the mission, philosophy, and operation of Lock Haven University Tutorial Services. Students will be acquainted with the critical issues encountered in tutoring including the following: legal, multiculturalism, disabilities, pedagogy, learning strategies, and group dynamics.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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