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Critical Analysis and Study Methodology

English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

CSM 1043 credits
Integrated Academic Learning Skills
Prerequisite(s): One of the following: TOEFL 550(PBT), TOEFL 213(CBT), IELTS 6.0, CanTEST 4.5, CAEL 60, MELAB 80, LPI 4, CPT 41, C+ or better in ESL WG74 and R70 or articulated equivalent.
Pre- or corequisite(s): CMNS 099 or ENGL 099 or ESL WG 84 or equivalent
This course is designed specifically for University Foundation Program students to support their first year courses. Interested students from other programs, whose first language is not English, may also enroll. Topics covered include analytical listening strategies, contemporary study approaches, and interactive group communication. CSM 104 uses current post-secondary course materials with an emphasis on scholarly research to explore individual learning differences and approaches to the disciplines.
Note: This course is not equivalent to CSM 108.

CSM 1083 credits
Critical Analysis and Study Methodology
Prerequisite(s): ESL students must have ESL WG84, ESL S76, ESL L87, ESL R80, or permission of the instructor
If you are returning after a period of absence from student life, or if you need to improve your ability to understand university-college material as well as improve your study efficiency, you should register for this course. CSM 108 covers the techniques needed to succeed in your other subjects: Critical thinking, exam preparation and writing, stress and time management, essay writing overview, note taking, study methods, fast textbook reading, and strategies for active learning in the content areas.

CSM 2083 credits
Learning Methodology
Prerequisite(s): CSM 108 or one of the following: CMNS 115, CMNS 125, CMNS 145, CMNS 155,
CMNS 165 or ENGL 105
This course is a continuation of the principles and skills learned in CSM 108 and introduces students to the next level of critical thinking and higher education learning. The course investigates critical thinking processes, effective thinking strategies across the disciplines, problem solving, resolving group conflicts, active learning through alternative ways of thinking, expository and persuasive presentations, presentation skills, meta-cognitive learning, and intellectual argument and reasoning.

Last updated: March 31, 2007Top

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