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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

National Student Exchange (NSE)

NSE 10095     NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (ELR)      20 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)This is not a real academic course but a means of holding out of state students awaiting their transfer back to Kent. For record keeping only.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Transfer

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

University College (UC)

UC 00003     CORE READING STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS      3 Credit Hours

Development of reading strategies necessary for successful completion of college coursework. Emphasis on improving reading comprehension. The credit hours completed for this course do not count toward graduation.

Prerequisite: ACT Reading score of 0-13; or SAT Critical Reading or Verbal score of 0-350; or Compass score of 0-60 (required if student does not have ACT or SAT score); and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 00006     CRITICAL READING STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS      3 Credit Hours

Development and application of content area reading and study strategies for successful completion of college coursework. Emphasis on application of study strategies. The credit hours completed for this course do not count toward graduation.

Prerequisite: ACT Reading score of 14-17; or SAT Critical Reading or Verbal Score of 360-440; or Compass score of 61-79 (required if student does not have ACT or SAT score); and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 00009     SWIFT KICK STUDY SKILLS      1 Credit Hour

Development of study strategies necessary for successful completion of college coursework. The credit hour completed for this course does not count toward graduation.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 10002     ADULT STUDENT ORIENTATION      1 Credit Hour

(Equivalent to UC 10097) This course focuses on balancing adult roles and responsibilities with college demands. Students will sharpen learning skills and study strategies while making connections with other adult students at Kent State.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 10095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) This program,administered by the dean is intended to encourage interdisciplinary study to cover areas not treated adequately in traditional coursework and to make available promptly the new and significant experience of the faculty.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 10096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Experiential learning opportunity, working with a faculty member in his or her area of expertise.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

UC 10097     DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE      1 Credit Hour

(Equivalent to UC 10002 or UC 20007) Course assists students in making a successful academic transition to the university through experiential or intellectually engaging discipline-based content. Required of all first year students. Not required of transfer students with 25 or more credit hours.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Colloquium

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 10177     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable 1 time) The Plus - 1 Credit permits students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course for one (1) additional credit. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the “primary” course and-or discipline and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions. NOTE: This course is not a stand alone course. It must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practicum or Internship, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20007     LIFE BEYOND KSU      1 Credit Hour

(Equivalent to UC 10097) Equips students with the knowledge and tools critical for entering the professional world through research and application of career-related concepts and activities. Reserved for students who have not successfully completed the Destination Kent State: First Year Experience orientation course.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20008     CAREER CONSTRUCTION      1 Credit Hour

Students increase self-awareness equipping them to navigate a lifetime of meaningful occupational realities. Through experiential activities, discussions, and reflective exercises students gain self-understanding and connect academic opportunities to careers and narrow down specializations in career fields in order to select a major or evaluate career changes. Designed for students in the following majors: AEDG, EHSG, CCIG, PREP, CAG, PFDM, PGA, and EXPL. Also appropriate for any student interested in finding personal meaning and mattering in occupational and life decisions.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20009     CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING: CHANGE, CHANCE AND CHOICE      1 Credit Hour

Navigating a career and life planning are highly complex. Designed to equip students with knowledge and skills useful in decision making about how to use opportunities to build meaningful futures and how to maintain flexibility and adaptability in the complex work environment. Designed for students in the following majors: AEDG, EHSG, CCIG, PREP, CAG, PFDM, PGA, and EXPL. Also appropriate for any student contemplating or engaged in life and career exploration or change.

Prerequisite: US 20008.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20010     CAREER NAVIGATION: CONSTRUCTING POSSIBILITIES      2 Credit Hours

Navigating a career and life planning are highly complex. The course is designed to equip students with self-awareness, knowledge, and skills useful in decision making about how to use opportunities to build meaningful futures and how to maintain flexibility and adaptability in complex work environment. Students learn how to balance planning with uncertainty and navigate a lifetime of meaningful occupational realities. Through experiential activities, discussions, and reflective exercises students gain self-understanding and connect academic opportunities to careers and narrow down specializations in career fields in order to select a major or evaluate career changes. Designed for students in: AEDG, EHSG, CCIG, PREP, CAG, PFDM, PGA, and EXPL majors. Also appropriate for students interested in finding personal meaning and mattering in occupational and life decisions or contemplating or engaged in life and career exploration or change.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) This program,administered by the dean is intended to encourage interdisciplinary study to cover areas not treated adequately in traditional coursework and to make available promptly the new and significant experience of the faculty.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20193     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Workshop focused on variable topics.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 20201     DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADER TRAINING      2 Credit Hours

Prepares students to develop a solid foundation in Destination Kent State programs, KSU knowledge, leadership and communication skills in order to support the DKS programs. May include Saturday sessions.

Prerequisite: UC 10097.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 20203     THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PEER TUTORING      1 Credit Hour

Preparation for tutoring in several academic areas. Emphasis on the student as learner. Introduction to current learning theories. Opportunities provided to adapt learning strategy to particular disciplines. Field experience included.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 20277     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable 1 time) The Plus - 1 Credit permits students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course for one (1) additional credit. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the “primary” course and or discipline and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions.NOTE: The Plus-1 Credit is not a stand alone course. It must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practicum or Internship, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

UC 30202     DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT SUCCESS LEADER SEMINAR      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable a maximum of 2 times) Required of all Student Success Leaders who have previously taken and passed UC 20201 and who are paired with a faculty member in assisting with DKS: First Year Experience course. Students need to meet the minimum requirements for the college or department in which they serve as a Student Success Leader for the DKS: FYE course (UC 10097).

Prerequisite: UC 20201.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UC 30377     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit) The Plus - 1 Credit permits students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course for one (1) additional credit. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the “primary” course and-or discipline and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions. NOTE: The Plus-1 Credit is not a stand-alone course. It must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practicum or Internship, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

UC 40201     DESTINATION KENT STATE STUDENT LEADER TRAINING      3 Credit Hours

Experienced Destination Kent State student leaders selected to be trainers are required to take this course. It provides training and skill development for assisting with training future Destination Kent State student leaders.

Prerequisite: UC 30202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 40202     DESTINATION KENT STATE INTERN SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

Experienced student success leaders selected to be student interns are required to take this course. This course extends training and skill development for students who assume responsibility for assisting Student Success Leaders.

Prerequisite: UC 30202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UC 40477     EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLUS-1 CREDIT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit) The Plus - 1 Credit permits students to add experiential learning to any undergraduate course for one (1) additional credit. The course involves applying the knowledge and skills developed in a course to support local initiative through civic engagement. Students consider the knowledge base of the “primary” course and-or discipline and how it is applied in real practice. Reflective activities are used to challenge students to consider larger questions and the interdisciplinary nature of complex problems and solutions. NOTE: The Plus-1 Credit is not a stand-alone course. It must be appended to a primary course.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Practicum or Internship, Research

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement