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Course Catalog: Freshman Studies

FS 0000 0.0
Freshman Assessment

FS 1000 0.0
Campus Orientation
Campus Orientation serves as a foundation for college success. The experience is designed to assist students, parents, and other family members in making the transition to college life. Orientation provides the student an opportunity to explore the learning environment for a college career. Campus Orientation is a required component of the Foundationa Seminar course. Pre/Co-requiste: FS 1001 or FS 1002

FS 1001 1.0
Foundation Seminar
Foundation Seminar is a one credit hour, transferable course required of all degree seeking students, taken at entry into college. As part of the seminar course, students will attend a Campus Orientation(FS 1000) prior to the start of classes in the first semester of enrollment. The seminar style course will require a core set of assignments and class activities completed throughout the semester; the seminar curriculum will include material and activities to assist students in the transition to college and serve as an introduction to the resources available at East Central College. Additional course content will focus on the student's intended major or career interest, and will be developed by the academic or program area. This requirement is waived for students with 12 or more college credits from another college or university with a 2.0 GPA. STD Pre/Corequisite: FS 1000

FS 1002 2.0
Foundation Sem-Success Skills
This is a two credit hour, transferable course required of any student who has tested into two of the following courses: Intro to Writing, a reading skills course, Pre-Algebra, Intro to Algebra, or Intermediate Algebra. This course taken at entry into college is a degree requirement. As part of the seminar course, students will attend a Campus Orientation (FS 1000) prior to the start of classes in the first semester of enrollment. The seminar style course will require a core set of assignments and class activities completed throughout the semester; the seminar curriculum will include material and activities to assist students in the transition to college and serve as an introduction to the resources available at East Central College. Additional course content will focus on the student's academic skill level and the acquisition of various college success skills and strategies. In addition, the seminar based course will explore good work habits, efficient time management strategies, building solid relationships with fellow classmates, faculty and employers, and an organized system of getting work done at a high standard. Content related to the student's intended major or career interest will also be included. Pre/Corequisite: FS 1000

FS 1003 3.0
Foundations Seminar-Culinary Arts
This course is designed help culinary students transition into coursework at East Central College and to prepare themselves for the culinary program. The course will include basic computer skills, core competencies for college success, career exploration and academic preparation. Computer skills will include file management, word processing, spreadsheet management, online course management and online college resources. Culinary and hospitality skills will include survey of the hospitality industry, CPR certification and first aid certification. The foundation seminar portion will include material and activities to assist students in the transition to college and serve as an introduction to the resources available at East Central College. The course will also aid students in math and English skills to prepare them for success in future courses.
Prerequisite: Completion of the admissions packet and acceptance into the Culinary Arts program.

 
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