Course Goals and Student Learning Outcomes for University 100
University 100: The Goals of the Course
As a result of completing University 100, you should be able to:
- Describe the value of higher education to society.
- Explain why you are in college.
- Define and describe the value of lifelong learning.
- Describe what CSUN expects of you as a student: what are your roles and responsibilities at CSUN?
- Make positive choices about time and involvement (both curricular and co-curricular).
- Demonstrate problem-solving and goal-setting skills.
- Demonstrate familiarity with CSUN's academic policies and programs, and show proficiency locating that information in the university catalog.
- Demonstrate familiarity with campus resources and locations (e.g. Health Center, etc.).
- Find, evaluate, and use appropriate print and electronic information to complete class assignments.
- Assess your strengths and weaknesses in basic academic and communication skills, including reading and listening with comprehension; organizing ideas for presentation; writing brief papers and reports; speaking in public; participating in group discussions; and working cooperatively in diverse communities.
- Use your awareness of personal style (learning style and/or personality type) to enhance your personal and academic success.
- Establish positive relationships with other students, with faculty, and with other members of the campus community (i.e., make friends; ask questions; ask for help).
- Transact basic university business (e.g., select and register for classes, interact with Financial Aid and/or Cash Management, meet requirements for immunizations, view semester grades).
- Identify ethical issues, appreciate the role of critical thinking in examining alternatives, and formulate your own position with respect to selected issues.
University 100: Student Learning Outcomes for Assessment
Upon successful completion of your U100 class, you will be able to:
- Describe CSUN policies and resources central to your success as a student.
- Describe some of your strengths as a learner.
- Describe ways in which you are an agent in your own academic success.
- Find and use appropriate information resources to negotiate complex challenges (for example, ethical
dilemmas, academic assignments, and/or issues of personal identity).
- Demonstrate your ability to use at least one time management technique.
- Name [at least] two people you have met at CSUN whom you can call on for help.