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Academic Orientation 2013

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Transcript of Academic Orientation 2013

Registration
Academics
Schedules
Core
Curriculum

References
Academic Orientation
2014 - 2015
It's what you need to know
Ground Floor
Augustine Hall
Student Engagement & Academic Success

St. Mary's College
of California
.
.
Academics
A Typical Year
Scheduling Tips
Academic Resources
Graduation Requirements
Checking for holds & approvals
Search for classes
Register for classes
Class schedule
Academic evaluation (Current or Proposed)
Grades
4 Courses in the Fall
1 Course in the Jan Term
4 Courses in the Spring
9 Courses per Year
For your FIRST YEAR, your faculty advisor will be your instructor for your First Year Advising Cohort (FYAC)
When you enter your sophomore year, you will be assigned a faculty advisor within your major
You can find additional support in the Student Engagement & Academic Success office
Academic Advising
Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum
Pathways to Knowledge
Artistic Understanding
Social, Historical, Cultural Understanding
Scientific Understanding
Mathematical Understanding
Theological Understanding
Core Curriculum
Habits of Mind
Core Curriculum
Engaging the World
American Diversity
Common Good
Community Engagement
Global Perspectives
Sample Schedules
BUSAD 010: Global Perspectives in Business & Society
(Global Perspectives)
COMM 002:

Communication & Social Understanding
(Artistic Understanding)
PSYCH 001: Intro to Personality-Social Psychology
(Social, Historical, Cultural Understanding)
ENGL 004: Composition
(Habits of Mind)
EDUC 070: First Year Advising Cohort
(.25)
First-Generation School of Liberal Arts (HP FYAC - SOLA)
KINES 006: Archery
(.25)
Faculty Advisor & First Year Advising Cohort (FYAC)
Student Engagement & Academic Success (SEAS)
High Potential Program (First-Generation)
Tutorial and Academic Skills Center (TASC)
Student Disability Services (SDS)
Student Academic Support Services
Student Engagement & Academic Success
and High Potential Program
Location: Ground floor of Augustine Hall
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9am – 5pm
Phone: 925-631-4349 (SEAS)
925-631-4165 (HP)
Email: sac8@stmarys-ca.edu
hp@stmarys-ca.edu
Student Disability Services
Location: Filippi Academic Hall 190
Hours:Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone:925-631-4358
Email:sds@stmarys-ca.edu
Full time tuition pays for 9 courses a year plus additional .25 credit courses
Considered fundamental to a liberal education, habits of mind foster each person’s development as one who seeks to know the truth and is preparing for a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
Critical Thinking
Shared Inquiry
Written & Oral Communication
Information Evaluation & Research Practices
January Term
Core Curriculum
An opportunity to explore courses and experience outside of traditional disciplinary constraint frequently related to a central theme. One course for each year in residence.
Core Curriculum
Foreign Language
An intensive study of a second language, it's people and cultures, leading to a level 3 proficiency.
Languages include: French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, & Spanish
Alternative ways to satisfy this requirement
3 years of a single language in HS with a "B" average
Test out through the SMC Modern Languages department
Minium score of 4 on AP language test
Habits of Mind
Collegiate Seminar (4 courses)
Writing Across the Curriculum (3 courses)
Pathways to Knowledge
Artistic Understanding (2 courses Artistic Analysis & 1 course Creative Practice)
Social, Historical, Cultural Understanding (2 courses)
Scientific Understanding (1 course w/ lab)
Mathematical Understanding (1 course)
Theological Understanding (2 courses)
Engaging the World
American Diversity (1 course)
Common Good (1 course)
Community Engagement (1 course)
Global Perspectives (1 course)
CHEM 008: General Chemistry I
(Scientific Understanding)
CHEM 009: General Chemistry I Lab
(.25)
MATH 027: Calculus
(Mathematical Understanding)
ENGL 023: American Voices
(Artistic Understanding & American Diversity)
ENGL 004: Composition
(Habits of Mind)
EDUC 070: First Year Advising Cohort
(.25)
Science FYAC
(HP FYAC or Honors FYAC)
PERFA 071: Hot Yoga
Science
Exploratory
Synonym (e.g. 42567)
Course number & section
Days & times
Building & room
Faculty/Instructor
Comments (i.e. Course fees; Majors only…)
Course Schedule
Course Catalog
Course number & title
Course description
Prerequisites
Restrictions & comments
Core Curriculum Requirements
College vs High School
Spread your classes throughout the week.
Be realistic.
Give yourself an opportunity to realize/explore how you like to work.
Register for courses that have fewer sections first!!
If you are exploring majors, hold off on taking math your first semester.
Most classes you register for will apply towards a requirement.
Have back ups: Plan alternate course selections.
Academic rigor
Class time v. study time
Amount of reading
Managing your time
Absences and tardies
Teachers vs. Professors
Syllabus
Grading Scale
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F
4.0
3.7
3.3
3.0
2.7
2.3
2.0
1.7
1.3
1.0
0.7
0.0
ACADEMIC PROBATION
Tutorial & Academic Skills Center
Location: Filippi Academic Hall 190
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8am – 5pm;
Tutoring Hours extended
Phone: 925-631-4678
Email: smctasc@stmarys-ca.edu
Questions ?
January Term (4 courses)
Foreign Language (level 3 proficiency)
Major Requirements
17 Upper Division Courses
(Course numbers 100 and above)
36 Credits (minimum)
Minimum 2.0 Cumulative and Major GPA
Full transcript