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Academic Student Success (ACAD) Courses

Lower Division

ACAD 101 ACADEMIC SUCCESS TOPICS (V-0-V)(F,S,SU). Focuses on the development of skills, attitudes and behaviors associated with academic success in college. Selected topics may include: transition to university life for specific groups of students (such as veterans, athletes, international students, high school students, and non-traditional students); exploration of campus resources and opportunities; time management and basic study skills; and math success strategies. Course, but not topics, may be repeated for up to five credits.

ACAD 102 ACADEMIC RECOVERY AND SUCCESS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Supports students in making satisfactory academic progress in their current courses and improving their cumulative GPAs by examining the behaviors and mindsets associated with academic success. Students will focus on goal setting, motivation, academic skill building, and time management skills needed to achieve their educational and personal goals.

ACAD 107 PREPARING FOR ONLINE LEARNING (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Designed to help students acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of computer/Internet literacy, technology management, online communications, organization, and time management necessary for success in taking classes online or via the Internet. (Pass/Fail.)

ACAD 108 CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING (2-0-2)(F,S,SU). Helps students plan and prepare for the life they want after college. Learn how to choose a career path that balances interests, abilities, and values with realities of the job market. Explore majors, identify steps required to become employable, and build job search skills necessary to achieve goals.

ACAD 109 MAJOR EXPLORATION (2-0-2)(F,S). Assists undeclared or exploring students in deciding on a college major. Utilize assessments and exercises to examine personalities, values, interests, strengths, and goals, and use self-knowledge to identify potential majors. Examines how academic majors translate into careers and how to research career options.

ACAD 110 BRONCO READY (1-0-1)(F/S). An introduction to Boise State as a learner. Primary objectives are to inform and share awareness to first-semester students about success tips, tools, and services that enhance their transition, social integration, and academic persistence. Emphasis of the course is on students understanding the Boise State campus and culture, becoming familiar with Blackboard navigation, and developing skills and competencies to be stronger, more successful students in their first year and beyond.

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