Choose a Start Smart Elective

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What are Start Smart classes?

For many students, the transition to college can be challenging.  Start Smart classes are designed to help students in this transition by addressing many of the common “new student” concerns and to ensure that students receive all the support they might need.  Start Smart courses are taught by experienced faculty who care about new students and know exactly how to provide support AND inspire – at the same time.

Start Smart Students:

  • Learn about the college experience with other new students.
  • Benefit from having a counselor and a librarian assigned to their Start Smart class.
  • Develop skills to succeed in their major and career and/or take time to explore their options.
  • Map out their academic plan from start to finish!

Start Smart Options

Start Smart classes are organized according to Areas of Interest to suit many student interests. Review the Start Smart options below. At orientation, new students will meet with an advisor to discuss their educational plan and determine the best Start Smart option.

Fall 2018

ART121- DESIGN I
Introduces students to skills fundamental to two-dimensional visual organization. Explores elements such as line, shape and color, and principles such as unity, balance and variation. Provides a foundation for all areas of art and design. Start Smart Program sections include exploration, discussion, and advising for transfer and careers in all areas of art and design.

ART121-001, CRN 60818, 3 credits, MW 9:30am 12:10pm. Instructor: Peot, Jason
ART121-002, CRN 60821, 3 credits, MW 12:30pm 3:10pm. Instructor: Peot, Jason
ART121-003, CRN 60819, 3 credits, TR 8:00am 10:40am. Instructor:
ART121-004, CRN 60820, 3 credits, TR 11:00am 1:40pm. Instructor:

BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Business and Entrepreneurship class will allow students to do business and entrepreneurial career exploration while learning the how to be successful students in college. Students will complete the course with an academic plan, resume and tools to advance their career and academic pursuits.

 

MGT111- INTRO TO BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
Introduces the nature of business and the environment in which it operates. Forms of business ownership, introduction to operative and facilitating facets of business operation, management, marketing, accounting, statistics, business law, finance, investments, insurance and labor-management relations.

MGT111-001, CRN 61042, 3 credits, MW 9:30am 10:45am. Instructor:
MGT111-002, CRN 61043, 3 credits, MW 11:00am 12:15pm. Instructor:
MGT111-003, CRN 61044, 3 credits, MW 12:30pm 1:45pm. Instructor:
MGT111-004, CRN 61046, 3 credits, TR 8:00am 9:15am. Instructor:
MGT111-005, CRN 61047, 3 credits, TR 9:30am 10:45am. Instructor:
MGT111-006, CRN 65706, 3 credits, TR 11:00am 12:15pm. Instructor:
MGT111-W70, CRN 61058, 3 credits. Instructor:
(8-week class, 1/14-3/10. Online class/online orientation.)
MGT111-W80, CRN 65707, 3 credits. Instructor:
(Late-start class, 3/11-5/12. Online class/online orientation.)

ECE101- INTRO TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU
Provides an overview of early childhood care and education, including the basic values, structure, organization and programming. Examination of the student’s personal qualities in relationship to expectations of the field. Directed observation in a variety of programs and settings. Fifteen (15) hours of observation required. (NOTE: The program’s health requirements must be completed prior to observation.)

ECE101-001, CRN 60775, 3 credits, MW 12:30pm 1:45pm. Instructor:
ECE101-B65, CRN 67443, 3 credits. Instructor:
(Blended class combining online instruction and on-campus attendance.)
ECE101-W01, CRN 64664, 3 credits. Instructor:
(Online class/online orientation)

EDU201- INDTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
This course provides an overview of the American education system and the profession of teaching. Includes an exploration of career opportunities, licensure requirements for teachers and teacher aides, as well academic planning for both transfer and career.

EDU201-001, CRN 60875, 3 credits, MW 9:30am 10:45am. Instructor:
EDU201-002, CRN 60877, 3 credits, TR 9:30am 10:45am. Instructor:
EDU201-003, CRN 60878, 3 credits, TR 12:30pm 1:45pm. Instructor:

EGR100- INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
Introduces engineering techniques, methods and history. Explores career options and requirements for various engineering fields. Covers interrelationships within and between engineering, technology and science to allow differentiation between various career choices.



STEM
Explores career options for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

 

HEALTH SCIENCE
Insight into what it means to be a healthcare professional. Evaluative techniques to uncover your best fit into Harper's healthcare career options. Building a map to uncover what will bring me happiness in Healthcare, where can I make a difference.


KIN200- INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF KINESIOLOGY
Provides a fundamental introduction to the academic content areas that make up the discipline of kinesiology, including: anatomy & physiology, exercise science, biomechanics, motor control & learning, psychology and sociology. Introduces the professional field of kinesiology and looks at career paths within the major such as: Rehabilitation, Sports Management, Personal Training, and Physical Education. This course assesses students' personal traits and professional skill sets, with emphasis on development for increased candidacy in academic and/or professional pursuits related to the field of kinesiology.

KIN200-060, CRN 63998, 3 credits, MW 2:00pm 3:40pm. Instructor:
KIN200-065, CRN 67572, 3 credits, MW 11:00am 12:40pm. Instructor:
(Late-start class, 2/11-5/17)

LIB ARTS/ LANGUAGES/ COMMUNICATION
This First-Year Seminar (FYS) focuses on developing critical thinking and information literacy skills through an examination of the questions, methods, and career and college options relating to common majors in the Liberal Arts, Languages and Communication, including: English, Humanities, Literature,  Mass Communication, Philosophy, Speech Communication, and World Languages.

SOCIAL SCIENCES
This course will focus on people, places, and environments within the social sciences. The seminar will emphasize the importance of understanding our world, locally and globally. Special emphasis will be given to the interplay between local, global, and digital communities.

 

STEM
Explores career options for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math


EMG101- INTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Provides a foundation overview of emergency management. Students will examine the need for emergency management, processes and elements involved in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


FIS100- FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
Provides an overview of fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics.

FIS100-001, CRN 68381, 3 credits, M 5:00pm 7:30pm. Instructor:

HMS101- INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES
Covers history and philosophy of human services profession; function and orientation of human services agencies and institutions; and career opportunities and qualifications at various entry levels of human services employment. Addresses current client populations, sociopolitical issues, and practice settings for micro and macro-level interventions. Includes opportunities for volunteer and/or shadowing experiences to help students better understand the human services profession for purposes of employment or continued education.

HMS101-001, CRN 67660, 3 credits, M 6:30pm 9:00pm. Instructor:

 

Explored all ten Areas of Interest and still not sure which one aligns best with your goals? No worries. Enroll in a First Year Seminar designed to help you further explore and clarify your path.

FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE
If you are undecided about your major, this is the perfect course for you.  You will connect your life goals with career options and design a plan for your future.

FYS101-B01, CRN 68741, 3 credits, M 11:00am 12:15pm. Instructor:
(Blended class requiring weekly on-campus attendance Mondays, beginning 1/14)
FYS101-065, CRN 68742, 3 credits, TR 9:00am 10:40am. Instructor:
(Late-start class/ Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2/11-5/17)

FOCUS ON COLLEGE LEARNING
This course will provide students with learning theories and relevant applications to improve self-management and academic success. Students will also explore growth mindset in writing and mathematics and have an opportunity to review and retest Math using the ALEKS PPL program; this course is particularly supportive of students placing into developmental coursework.

FYS101-002, CRN 68757, 3 credits, TR 11:00am 12:15pm. Instructor: