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Administrative Unit: Language and Communications Studies Department
Course Prefix and Number: EAPP 100
Course Title: Foundations for Success
Number of:
Credit Hours 2
Lecture Hours 2
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

This course is designed to provide students whose primary language is not English with the skills necessary to become academically successful as well as culturally and socially integrated within the community of Columbia College while maintaining immigration status. Incoming international students are strongly encouraged to enroll in this course during their first semester. 

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):


Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Fall and Spring



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Utilize skills necessary to achieve academic success.
  2. Adapt and apply abilities to acclimate culturally as well as integrate socially within the campus community.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of campus / community resources and support services.
  4. Identify health and safety resources.
  5. Articulate the necessary steps to maintain immigration status.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Cultural adjustment and integration strategies
  • Idioms, slang, and American humor
  • Campus / community resources and support services
  • Financing and budgeting
  • Academic life and integrity
  • Email communication
  • Health and wellness
  • Dating and relationships
  • Safety and security
  • Title IX and your rights
  • Course planning and academic advising
  • U.S. immigration regulations
  • Student involvment and leadership opportunities
  • Employment / internship opportunities and guidance
  • Serving as a Cultural Ambassador

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Miranda Wilkerson Date: November 29, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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