English Language Requirements
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): Must meet the English Language Entrance Proficiency requirements or the requirements for University Foundation level II and one of the following pre- or co-requisites.
Pre- or corequisite(s): One of CMNS 099, ENGL 099, ENGL 091, ENGL 081 or ESL WG84 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 Learning
This course examines student learning styles, presents principles behind learning, and provides strategies and techniques for academic success. Topics include critical thinking skills, understanding your personal learning styles, learning strategies and problem-solving across the disciplines, overviewing the research paper, and reading effectively, efficiently, and critically.
CSM 2083 credits
Prerequisite(s): CSM 108 or one of the following: CMNS 115, CMNS 125, CMNS 145, CMNS 155,
CMNS 165, CMNS 175, 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 analysis 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: April 11, 2008