Syllabus Gen 200

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Course Syllabus
Gen/200 Foundation for General Education and Professional Success Course Start Date: 02/02/2010 Course End Date: 03/09/2010

PRIMARY TEXT(S): Students must read all materials available at the eCampus page for this course on https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/ Carter, C., Bishop, J., & Kravits, S. (2007). Keys to college studying: Becoming an active thinker (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Note: The Carter text is found on the GEN 200 classroom, under the materials tab. The classroom materials page can be accessed through the University of Phoenix Student and Faculty Web Sites at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/. ARTICLE REFERENCE(S): All electronic materials are available on the course page. WRITING RESOURCES: American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Sabin, W. (2005). The Gregg reference manual: University of Phoenix custom edition. (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Note: These official University of Phoenix formatting and grammar guides can be purchased through your course Web page. Facilitator Information Charlene Nensala cnensala1@email.phoenix.edu (University of Phoenix) cnettie59@hotmail.com (Personal) 240-988-5431 ( c ) (Central) Facilitator Availability I am available via telephone from 7p.m.-10 p.m. Central Time on Monday-Friday and 9a.m.12p.m. on Saturdays, but I attempt to reserve Sunday for my family. During the week, I am online most of the time in between the hours of 3p.m.-10p.m. On Saturdays, I tend to be online in the morning only. I provide you with these times to make it

easier to communicate with me, and not to limit our contact. I want you to know that, should you need to contact me outside these time frames, you should not hesitate to do so and I will reply at my earliest convenience. For emergencies, when you are not able to gain access to messages on the Online Learning System (OLS), please send a message to my personal email address. In the event a third party needs to contact me, please direct them to my contact information listed under "facilitator information." No third party should use your login credentials to gain access to the classroom. General Course Description This general education course is designed to introduce the intentional learner to communication, collaboration, information utilization, critical thinking, problem solving and professional competence and values. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach for the learner to develop personal, academic strategies in order to reach desired goals and achieve academic success. Course Objectives Academic Success • • • • Identify techniques for setting goals. Identify techniques for managing time. Identify techniques for managing stress. Develop educational goals.

Communication and Collaboration • • • Identify various learning styles. Identify various personality types. Develop a strategy for communicating and collaborating effectively within a group of people with different learning styles and personality types.

Information Utilization • • Identify technology resources to meet educational goals. Identify resources for improving writing.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving • • Develop a research strategy for solving a problem. Explain how research is applied in everyday life.

Professional Competence and Values • Identify how professional knowledge; abilities, values and ethics impact success.

The Online Weekly Schedule An Online week begins on Tuesday and ends on Monday. Day 1 - Tuesday Day 2 - Wednesday Day 3 - Thursday Day 4 - Friday Day 5 - Saturday Day 6 - Sunday Day 7 - Monday

Where to Go to Class
Main: This is the main forum for the class and is where discussion is conducted. It has read-and-write access for everyone. Chat-Room: This is a read-and-write access forum. It is designed as a place to discuss issues not related to the course content. This is the forum to which we will send...
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