Course Descriptions: SCS

SCS080 College Reading Strategies 1 hour

By learning and practicing a variety of reading strategies, students will enrich their understanding and increase their comprehension of college level text. Students who have concerns about reading in college will find this course helpful in the first semester. Nearly all assignments are based on reading requirements for other courses which will lead to increased academic success. Non-transferrable credit. Applies to Hesston College graduation requirements. Placement by ACT Reading score of 15 or lower, SAT Critical Reading score of 410 or lower, ASSET 37 or lower (scaled).

SCS101 First-Year Seminar 1 hour

Introduces students to Hesston College resources and local culture while also challenging them to learn more about global issues and perspectives. The course helps students improve skills critical to college success, including skills in small group discussion, critical reading, writing and independent research. Including both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives and at least one “common read,” course subject matter and texts vary. Linked to a general education course and required of all new students with fewer than 24 college credits earned since high school. A Responsibility Source Course.

SCS103 College Learning Strategies 1 hour

A series of workshops designed to build skills necessary for academic success. Topics emphasized include time management, test taking, study techniques, memory strengthening exercises, textbook reading and more. Includes a required study lab component to practice and apply college level application of these academic practices. Placement in this course is based upon college entrance scores and academic record.

SCS165 Career Development 1 hour

Designed for students who are in the “deciding” phase regarding their majors and career choices. Interactive and discussion oriented, the course includes components of self discovery, occupational research and current trends, informational interviews and reflection. Exploring individual strengths, skills, values and spirituality will guide students to the next phase of the career decision-making journey.