Georgia Highlands College

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Success Courses

The following kinds of courses are offered by the Academic Success and eLearning Division. 

  • Learning Support Courses (ENGL 0099, MATH 0097, MATH 0099, READ 0099)
  • College Success Courses (FCST 1010, FCST 1020)
     

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are shown below for each course, listed alphabetically. The list of overall Student Learning Outcomes for Georgia Highlands College appears here.
 

ENGL 0099 (Developmental English)

These GHC SLOs apply to this course.

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate their ability to express ideas logically and clearly in standard written English.
  • Technology: Students will demonstrate ability to prepare course assignments in a variety of courses using computer technology.

These more specific SLOs are expected outcomes of this course.

  • Through writing short essays, students will demonstrate their ability to conceive ideas about a topic, synthesize and arrange them logically, and express them clearly in written standard English.
  • Through written assignments, students will demonstrate their understanding of development.
  • Through writing and revision, students will demonstrate their mastery of proofreading skills developed through an understanding of the principles, mechanics, and terminology of standard English usage.
     

FCST 1010 (The College Experience)

These GHC SLOs apply to this course.

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate their ability to read, analyze, and comprehend college level written texts.
  • Communication: Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver a short, effective speech on a topic.
  • Information Literacy: Students will be able to, individually or as a member of a group, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to identify differing perspectives and points of view.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to anticipate consequences.

These more specific SLOs are expected outcomes of this course.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of GHC's initiatives, resources, policies, and services.
  • Students will acclimate to college life through an understanding of general academic language, expectations, and procedures.
  • Students will reflect on developing self-awareness that will help them recognize, understand, and adjust to changes in life, college, and work.
  • Students will practice study skills to improve academic performance.
  • Students will develop communication skills that display clear and correct expression and critical analysis.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of career or transfer planning.
  • Students will display an understanding of their role and contribution to workplace and community.
  • Students will reflect on diversity in ways that help toward a growing appreciation of it in college and workplace.
  • Students will contribute to meeting the goals of a group or organization.
  • Students will practice goal-setting and decision-making steps.
  • Students will develop problem-solving and analytical skills while demonstrating appropriate and professional social behaviors.
     

FCST 1020 (Career Choices and Decision Making)

These GHC SLOs apply to this course.

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate their ability to read, analyze, and comprehend college level written texts.
  • Communication: Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver a short, effective speech on a topic.
  • Information Literacy: Students will be able to, individually or as a member of a group, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to identify differing perspectives and points of view.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to anticipate consequences.

These more specific SLOs are expected outcomes of this course.

  • Students will understand the significance of choosing their life vocation.
  • Students will gain confidence in their choice of major and choice of career field.
  • Students will gain personal knowledge and experience of their chosen career field.
  • Students will develop a career plan, plotting their path and identifying alternative actions/choices along the way.
  • Students will learn the importance of professional and ethical behavior in the work place.
  • Students will learn what educational requirements are required of their career choice and prepare for transition to their next educational experience.
  • Students will learn to market themselves for success in obtaining and maintaining employment in their chosen field.

MATH 0097 (Elementary Algebra)

This GHC SLO applies to this course.

  • Mathematics: The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical thought and methods.

These more specific SLOs are expected outcomes of this course.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving equations.
  • Students will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
  • Students will be able to use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding.
     

MATH 0099 (Intermediate Algebra)

This GHC SLO applies to this course.

  • Mathematics: The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical thought and methods.

These more specific SLOs are expected outcomes of this course.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving equations.
  • Students will be able to graph an abstract function.
  • Students will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving inequalities.
  • Students will be able to use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding.
     

READ 0099 (Developmental Reading)

This GHC SLO applies to this course.

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to speak logically, clearly, and precisely and demonstrate the ability, through accurate reading and listening, to acquire, organize, present, and document information and ideas.

These more specific SLOs are expected outcomes of this course.

  • Students will acquire the ability to use context clues and structural analysis to derive meanings of new words from college textbooks. Students will complete exercises and take tests from a supplementary vocabulary textbook.
  • Students will complete reading exercises in the primary text and demonstrate this proficiency on tests of both literal and critical reading skills.
     


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