FRS 003 Winter 2021

FRS 003 First Year Seminar, Learn to Learn - Motivation and study skills for success in STEM classes (1)

Instructor: Sharon Lawler

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite(s): N/A. Investigation of a special topic through shared readings, discussions, written assignments, term papers, and special activities (such as fieldwork, site visits, laboratory work, etc.). Emphasis placed upon student participation in learning. Students may take more than one First-Year Seminar, but may not take more than one in any given quarter. 

Will there be face-to-face instruction? No

Will remote lectures be recorded? Yes

Will there be synchronous instruction (i.e. when course material is presented by their instructor live on Zoom)? Yes

If Synchronous instruction is available, when will it be held? (Scheduled lecture times can also be found at F 1:10-2:00pm

Will instructor be available in Office Hours/Study Hall synchronously? Yes

Are students required to attend any synchronous activities (either instruction, office hours, or both)? Yes

Will exams be at a set time or over a 24-hour or week-long period? (Scheduled lecture and final exam times can be found at N/A

Will students in different time zones have options to take exams in their own timezone? N/A

Is a webcam required? No, but preferred

Is a microphone required? Yes

Is any specific software required (e.g. MindTap, Mylab, Excel, State, etc.)? Zoom

Will the textbook be REQUIRED through "equitable access" (see Most texts are available; if the student chooses to go through this program only some are required)? Text required: A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley

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