General Education: Building a Sense of Community (1 credit)

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General Education: Building a Sense of Community

Students will have a common core of integrated educational experiences, learning how to become excellent students, how to survive and thrive in a college environment, and how to achieve their educational, personal and career goals. Students will develop the skills necessary to adjust to University life; they will sense that the curriculum is organically related and holistic, not a collection of courses.


  • To establish a personal mentor/mentee relationship;
  • To design an academic plan of study based upon skills and interests in conjunction with their adviser;
  • To critique, analyze and utilize time management skills;
  • To summarize the various elements of campus life;
  • To use information retrieval systems: library, campus network and Internet;
  • To locate and explain the services provided by various learning resources available on campus;
  • To identify the steps necessary to complete an application for financial aid;
  • To perform a computer-based, self-directed career search utilizing the facilities and resources provided by Career Services;
  • To identify 10 health/wellness issues and campus resources for dealing with them;
  • To summarize the history of California University; and
  • To attend and critique three cultural/sports activities

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