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STSK 1102 -- How to Study and Think Critically,   2 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 2)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Students should have college-level reading and writing skills. Students will also benefit from a desire to improve academic study strategies for college-level coursework.

Introducing the concepts and methods needed to increase study efficiency and improve critical thinking, the course acquaints students with better study habits and the processes and practices of critical thinking. Specific areas covered are listening, textbook reading, time scheduling, notetaking, test-preparation and test-taking strategies, project and paper development, library skills, basic study systems improvement, memory processes and strategies, and models of critical thinking. The course is designed to improve students' knowledge and application of effective study and cognitive/thinking strategies so they can succeed in college and in any other learning environment.

STSK 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.

STSK 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.