Foundations Of University Studies – gen195 (3 credits)
The essential information, skills, tools, and techniques necessary for academic success and personal effectiveness at University of Phoenix are introduced in this course. The course develops and applies practical knowledge and skills immediately relevant to first-year university students. Course topics include goal setting and working with personal motivation, understanding and using university resources, developing efficient study habits, making the most of personal learning styles, and how best to manage time and reduce personal stress levels.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
- Examine ethics issues.
- Identify personal bias and emotion.
- Identify the process of critical thinking.
- Perform research in the University Library.
- Identify sources of information that help with personal academic and career planning.
- Construct an academic paragraph.
- Create a short presentation.
Academic Reading Strategies
- Recognize strategies for improving reading comprehension.
- Explain effective textbook reading.
- Demonstrate the key elements of the writing process.
- Identify university resources required for student success.
- Differentiate between academic and casual communication.
Recognize the importance of personal responsibility.
Evaluate goals using SMART criteria.
- Describe methods of collaboration.
- Describe various learning styles.
Effective Study Habits
- Identify effective study strategies and techniques.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.