ST-101: Strategies for College Success

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ST-101 Strategies for College Success

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2

Credits: 1

Course Description in college catalog:

An alternative course to ST-100; open to all first-year students and those with 15 or fewer credits.

A comprehensive student success course designed to promote the development of effective academic and personal success strategies. A major theme is a focus on the responsibility of the student for her or his own life and college career. The course provides direction for basic study skills and study habits. The purpose of the course is to maximize students’ chances for succeeding in college. Topics include: time management, study skills, career exploration and the world of work, mastering the challenges of the college experience, developing critical thinking skills, learning to work cooperatively in groups, clarification of values, appreciation of diversity and civic and community responsibility. Students will be expected to complete a written term project.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:


General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Self-awareness: Students will be able to identify their sources of motivation, and organize their time to fulfil their various life roles.

Awareness of college protocols and procedures: Students will select college resources, policies and procedures that contribute to their academic success and well-being when presented with scenarios and options for courses of action.

Awareness of and respect for others: Students will be aware of and demonstrate respect for the beliefs and values of persons who are different from them.

Life planning: Students will develop goals that will allow them pursue opportunities after graduation. 

Mental health and wellness:  Students will engage in activities that contribute to their mental and physical well-being.

Program-specific outcomes


Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Course-specific student learning is assessed by a survey administered to all sections at the end of the semester.   

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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