This course helps students to develop the skills of an independent, college ready student. It prepares students to succeed in academic coursework and college life through studying of academic terminology and policies, learning personal responsibility, responding to academic reading and writing, and developing critical thinking skills, among other topics. The course will help students to develop a college success portfolio that demonstrates research and developmental of educational goals and reflects on students' academic transformation. This course must be taken within the first 15 credit hours. This course does not satisfy graduation requirements.
Freshman Seminar introduces students to diverse academic content, emphasizing the acquisition and application of learning strategies in preparation for rigorous college study. The content is designed to prepare students to develop their own individual, academic and career success through self-evaluation, inquiry, application of specific strategies, discussions, and classroom exercises and assignments. These activities help students acquire and apply specific study strategies, stimulate critical thinking skills, practice oral and written expression, establish goals, practice effective self and time management, become contributing members of the HCC community, encourage meaningful relationships with professors and classmates, and choose behaviors leading to a successful academic experience. This course must be taken within the first 12 credit hours.