SKLS - SKILLS

Department of General Studies (UCT)


SKLS - 0500 PREPARING FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND CAREER
[2 hours] This course may be waived by proficiency exam and is graded on an A, B, C, NC basis. Grades do not apply to the student's GPA. Assists students in understanding personal accountability, their strengths, weaknesses, and career interests, and the university. Recommended for students entering without a GED. Prerequisite: (May be waived by proficiency exam) Corequisite: SKLS 0600 or 0610


SKLS - 0600 FUNDAMENTALS OF READING AND WRITING I
[2 hours] This course may be waived by proficiency exam and is graded on an A, B, C, NC basis. Grades do not apply to the student's GPA. Assists students in developing basic reading and writing strategies. Prerequisite: (May be waived by proficiency exam) Corequisite: SKLS 0500


SKLS - 0610 FUNDAMENTALS OF READING AND WRITING II
[2 hours] This course may be waived by proficiency exam and is graded on an A, B, C, NC basis. Grades do not apply to the student's GPA. Assists students in developing basic reading and writing strategies with emphasis on essay writing and some academic reading. Passing grade on departmental exit exam necessary for course credit. Prerequisite: SKLS 0600 or proficiency exam Corequisite: SKLS 0500


SKLS - 0700 COLLEGE READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES
[5 hours] This course may be waived by proficiency exam and is graded on an A, B, C, NC basis. Grades do not apply to the student's GPA. Assists students in improving textbook comprehension, study strategies and critical thinking. Prerequisite: SKLS 0610 or proficiency exam Corequisite: Choose one -A. Principles of Sociology B. Marriage & Family


SKLS - 0750 REVIEW OF PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR
[1 hour] This course will review basic grammatical and punctuation rules utilizing exercises and student generated writing. Course is offered as a 71/2 week module.


SKLS - 0970 EFFECTIVE READING
[3 hours] A transitional course emphasizing college reading strategies as applied to a content course; must be taken with SOC 1010. Course is graded on a PS/NC basis. Prerequisite: 0610. Corequisite: SOC 1010


SKLS - 1000 GENERAL EDUCATION/COLLEGE ORIENTATION
[1 hour] Acquaints the new student with the services, policies, procedures and layout of the university, college and department. Establishes relationships between new students, full-time professors, and peer mentors during this time of adjustment. Corequisite: Must be taken during first semester of enrollment


SKLS - 1100 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH
[2 hours] Assists students in making oral presentations that are organized, targeted to the audience, and delivered well. Students will deliver a variety and a substantial number of oral presentations.


SKLS - 1110 CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
[2 hours] This course aids students in developing problem-solving techniques through simulated situations and other activities.


SKLS - 1120 CAREER AND SELF-EVALUATION
[2 hours] This course offers an opportunity to explore two important considerations in choosing a career: (1) career opportunities and requirements, (2) individual interests, abilities, skills, needs, values, and goals.


SKLS - 1130 EXPRESSION THROUGH PAINTING & DESIGN
[2 hours] This course introduces the beginning painter to the methods, materials and tools of the artist.


SKLS - 1140 TECHNICAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS
[1 hour] Essentials of delivering oral technical presentations. Awareness of audience, purpose, and presentation techniques are emphasized through required weekly presentations.


SKLS - 1150 COLLEGE STUDY STRATEGIES AND ORIENTATION
[2 hours] Will teach study strategies and orient students to the University community. Required of all students who need Introductory Writing and a developmental math course but who waive College Reading.


SKLS - 1160 WRITING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
[1 hour] This course will assist students in planning, organizing, researching, and revising papers assigned in social science and humanities courses. Students may work on papers assigned for a class in which they are currently enrolled. Course is offered as a 71/2 week module.


SKLS - 1940 LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
[2 hours] Students will be involved four hours a week in various community service projects and analyze and reflect on their experiences through journals, discussion and a final paper in a weekly seminar.

Last Updated: 5/5/14