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EDUC 1100 Course Guide


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Course Description

Course Description

This course examines the psychology of learning and success. It examines factors that underlie learning, success, and personal development in higher education. Topics covered include information processing, memory, strategic learning, self-regulation, goal setting, motivation, educational and career planning, and learning styles. Techniques of study such as time management, listening and note taking, text marking, library and research skills, preparing for examinations, and utilizing learning resources are covered. This course includes college orientation and developments of students' academic skills that apply to all disciplines. This course is a requirement for all first-time developmental students who are not TSI complete. This course is required of all students (including transfer students) with grade point averages below 2.0. It is not required for students enrolled in a certificate program (42 or fewer semester credit hours or equivalent) or for students who are TSI exempt.

Course Calendar

Course Calendar for EDUC 1100


See Assignment Due Date Chart for Due Dates

Week 1

Chapter 1 – pg. 1 –44 

Getting On Course to Your Success 

Orientation & Introduction, Syllabus, Campus Resources, (Academic Advising/Counseling) 

Self-Assessment  page 25 

Chapter 1: Pages 1-14 

  • College Smart Guide 
  • Understanding the Culture of Higher Education 

Chapter 1: Pages 15-20 

  • Understanding the Expectations of College and University Educators 
  • Journal 1
  • Introduction Discussion

Week 2

Chapter 1: Pages 21-31 

  • Understanding Yourself 

Chapter 1: Pages 21-44 

  • Read: One Student Story page 31 
  • Soft Skills at Work pages 32-34 
  • Money Matters 
  • Decrease Money Flowing Out 
  • Read: One Student Story page 44 

  • Journal 2
  • Journal 3
  • Discussion #1

Week 3

Chapter 2: Pages 45-83 

Accepting Personal Responsibility  

  • Read pages: 46-65 
  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Late Paper 
  • Adopting a Creator Mindset 
  • Mastering Creator Language  
  • Making Wise Decisions 
  • Journal 4
  • Journal 5

Week 4

Chapter 2: Pages 66-83 

Accepting Personal Responsibility 

  • One Student’s Story 
  • Personal Responsibility  
  • Change Your Inner Conversation 
  • Healthy Choices: Introduction, Alcohol. 
  • Journal 6
  • Journal 7
  • Study Skills #1
  • Discussion #2

Week 5

Chapter 3: Pages 84-120 

Discovering Self-Motivation 

  • Pages 84-103 
  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: Popson’s Dilemma 
  • Creating Inner Motivation 
  • Designing a Compelling Life Plan 
  • Committing to Your Goals and Dreams 
  • Journal 8
  • Journal 9
  • Study Skills #2

Week 6

Chapter 3: Pages 105-120 

  • One Student’s Story 
  • Self-Motivation at Work 
  • Write a Personal Affirmation 
  • Healthy Choices: Drugs 

     Presentation from University Center

  • Journal 10
  • Journal 11
  • Study Skills #3

Week 7

Chapter 4: Pages 121-162 

Mastering Self-Management 

Read Pages: 121-139 

  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Procastinators 
  • Acting on Purpose 
  • Creating a Leakproff Self-Management System 

    Presentation from Career Services 

  • Journal 12
  • Journal 13
  • Portfolio
  • Study Skills #4
  • Discussion 3

Week 8

Chapter 4: Pages 140-162 


  • Developing Grit 
  • One Student’s story: Holt Boggs 
  • Self-Management at Work 
  • Developing Self-Confidence 
  • Healthy Choices: Smoking 

(Library Presentation: Research) 

  • Journal 14
  • Journal 15
  • Personal Philosophy of Success Essay

Week 9

Chapter 5: Pages 163-198 

Employing Interdependence  

Read Pages: 164-181 

  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: Professor Rogers’s Trial 
  • Creating a Support System 
  • Strengthening Relationships with Active Listening 
  • Respecting Cultural Differences 
  • Journal 16
  • Journal 17

Week 10

Chapter 5: Pages 182-198 

  • Interdependence at Work 
  • Be Assertive  
  • One Student’s Story: Amy Acton 
  • Healthy Choices: Food 

Go over guidelines for 

  1.  Short research paper on field of study 
  1. Career PowerPoint Presentation 
  1. Career Quiz

Journal 18 

Journal 19 

Study Skills #6 

Discussion 4

Week 11

Chapter 6: Pages 199-231 

Gaining Self-Awareness 

Read Pages: 200-231 

  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: Strange Choices 
  • Recognizing When You Are Off Course 
  • Identifying Your Scripts 
  • Rewriting Your Outdated Scripts 
  • Self-Awareness at Work 
  • Write Your Own Rules 
  • Healthy Choices: Drinks (Nonalcoholic) 

Presentation from Veteran Affairs  

Journal 20 

Journal 21 

Journal 22 

Journal 23 

Week 12

Chapter 7: Pages 232-275 

Adopting Lifelong Learning 


  • Case Study in critical Thinking: A Fish Story 
  • Developing a Growth Mindset 
  • Discovering Your Preferred Ways of Learning  
  • Employing Critical Thinking and Information Competency  
  • Develop Self-Respect 
  • Healthy Choices: Physcial Activity  

GUEST SPEAKER: (Counseling Department) The Transfer Process 

Journal 24 

Journal 25 

Journal 26 

Journal 27 

Week 13

Chapter 8: Pages 276-310 

Developing Emotional Intelligence 

Read Pages: 276-291 

  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: After Math 
  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence 
  • Reducing Stress 

Journal 28 

Journal 29 

Week 14

Chapter 8: Pages 292-310 

Developing Emotional Intelligence 

  • Increasing Happiness 
  • One Student’s Story: Faith Hannah Lea 
  • Emotional Intelligence at Work 
  • Develop Self-Acceptance  
  • Healthy Choices: Sleep 

Presentation from Office of Student Behavior

Journal 30 

Journal 31 

Career PowerPoint 

Career Research Paper 

Career Quiz Results 

Week 15

Chapter 9: Pages 311-319 

Staying On Course to Your Success 


  • Planning Your Next Steps 
  • Complete Self-Assessment on pages 313-315 
  • Choices of Successful Students  
  • One Student’s Story: Stephen J. Montgomery  

Career Power Point presentations 

Career Research Paper Due 

  1. Career Quiz results due

Journal 32 

Career PowerPoint Presentations 

Final Exam Essay 

Week 16

Final exam date is based on STC’s official final exam schedule.  

Final Exam Week