CAS 110: Integrating Seminar (Introduction to the University):
This course is a one credit course that serves as an introduction to higher education and an on-going orientation to UHM resources, academic skills and social issues. This course is designed to help new freshmen adjust to college life and establish some knowledge that will assist them in being successful at UH-Manoa. (Offered Fall semesters)
Taking CAS 110 has helped me big time transitioning into college life and updating me on things I had no idea existed. I’m actually glad I took the class because without it I would be lost right now and probably have no motivation to stay in college. I think all freshmen should have a class like this. Great people, ono grindz, good fun. Thank you Gary, Barbara and Lynn. I really appreciate everything I’ve gotten from this course.
EDEP 327: Self Regulated Learning:
This course is designed for students who are committed to understanding human learning and using the learning strategies derived from them to more effectively understand, retain, and flexibly use information in their courses. As such, the course should be helpful for any student interested in acquiring such strategies to attain a high degree of academic success and for (future) teachers intending to teach such strategies. (Offered Fall and Spring semesters as WI/O)
…this class has definitely strengthened how I go about my week, whether it has to do with schoolwork or just being productive in general. Many things that I have been very weak in have improved tons from new strategies that I learned from EDEP 327.
EDEP 411 WI: PASSAGE (Adventures on the Path to Becoming an Adult)
Passage is an interactive course, which develops relationships with peers, mentors and “elders”. The course includes personal interaction, creative group projects and discussion sessions with faculty and community elders. Focus will also be given to developing students into mentors for incoming SSS students. (Offered Summer Session II as WI)
I did kind of get to see what it was like to be a mentor by taking charge at the orientation and taking the freshman around to tour the campus. What I enjoyed most about the class this summer were the lessons and discussions we went over and how they applied to me and my life. Writing in a journal was something I hadn’t done for a while. I liked how we talked about traditions and rites of passages and related them to our lives. It led to personal discussions and self evaluation about who am I really.