College Success, Digital Learning & Library Research Courses
General Studies 097 Orientation to Canvas (0 credits)
Demonstrate the ability to participate in a discussion forum; use the Canvas email system to communicate with faculty or students; attach a file and submit via a drop box; identify the technology used to operate Canvas and resources for online support. All sections are Free.
- Gen-S 097 - Course #8199 - Free, Online start anytime - Starts 6/29 - 7/29
General Studies 121 Success for Student Cohorts Welding (2 credits)
Intensive seminar to help prepare student cohorts for success at Olympic College and beyond, including identifying expectations in higher education, and career goals. Note: Specific to students enrolled or interested in the Welding program at Olympic College.
- Gen-S 121 - Course# 8204 - Welding - Scheduled Online Zoom - 06/28 - 07/01 MTWTh 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instructor: C. Blackwood
General Studies 110 Success for Student Cohorts Orientation (2 credits)
This course helps students transition into college and introduces them to Olympic College resources. It emphasizes self-assessment, goal setting, career exploration, and Guided Pathway planning.
Students will also identify professional/career goals and individual strategies for reaching those goals, develop an individualized academic plan that aligns with academic and career goals within an Olympic College pathway, identify and apply personal values, motivations and strengths to enhance personal and academic success, identify specific skills that will be necessary for your career path, explore time management and financial literacy skills. Suggested for all students new to Olympic College.
- Gen-S 110 - Course #8339 - Online - Running Start Students - Required Meeting Dates 07/06 & 08/03 Instructor: A.Dorsey
- Gen-S 110 - Course #8352 - Online - All Students - No required meeting times - Instructor: A.Dorsey
General Studies 131 Student Success Skills (3 credits)
Support in the learning and application of self-assessment and study skills for students new to higher education.
Students will also identify motivations for attending college and consider what it means to be college and career ready, identify the relationship between college majors and career paths, explore procrastination behaviors and strategies to avoid them, describe benefits of social interaction in college, explore strategies for preventing and controlling test anxiety, demonstrate lifelong success skills that facilitate optimal communication, critical and positive thinking, and implement strategies for memory and test taking.
- Gen-S 131 - Course #18613 - Online - No required meeting times - Instructor: A.Dorsey
General Studies 133 Running Start And Beyond (3 credits)
Running Start and high school completion students will showcase their accomplishments and be encouraged to think analytically, logically and creatively as they explore, set and apply learning to future career/academic goals. Students will participate in a minimum of 10 supervised volunteering or community services hours. Note: Specific to students enrolled in the Running Start program in Washington State, other interested students are eligible to enroll.
- Fall 2021 Gen-S 133 - Course #16083 - Online - Instructor: K. Kraft
Digital Learning 101 - Introduction to Online Learning w/Canvas (2 credits)
This course prepares students for success in the online learning environment. Students will identify essential skills required of the online learner, develop strategies to attain those skills, communicate effectively online, access tools and resources, use multiple Learning Management Systems (LMS), and develop problem-solving abilities to address issues unique to online learning.
- Fall 2021 DIGL 101 - Course #16409 - Online - Instructor: J. Hoodenpyle
Library Research: Internet Research Skills (2 credits)
An introduction to the Internet as an information resource and search tool for academic and personal use. It includes a brief history of the Internet, as well as Internet navigation techniques, search tools, website evaluation criteria, advanced searching strategies and ethical/legal issues involving the Internet. This course covers online resources such as websites, electronic databases, search engines, web portals, listservs, blogs, wikis, library catalogs, and the invisible web.
Library Research: Fighting Misinformation: Advanced Info Literacy (2 credits)
A survival guide to everyday life on the internet based on UW Professors Bergstrom and West's book Calling Bullshit. Included are methods to verify online media and to discern and critically analyze hoaxes, rumors, and misinformation. Fake news and other misleading information are often used to sow division and discord and in many cases they target vulnerable groups. This course provides practice in the techniques necessary to take responsibility for truth and information validity in an effective democracy and to slow the spread of false information.
- Enrollment Requirements - Appropriate placement test score, or ENGL 091 with grades of 3.30 or better, or ENGL 099 with grades of 2.00 or better or English 101 instructor permission
- Fall 2021 - LIB-R 210 - Course #15671- Online - Instructors: H. Newcomer