College Success (COLS)

COLS 101 - First Year Seminar. 2 Credits.

Offered at Missoula College. This course is designed to help new students make a successful transition to college and acquire the skills needed to become competent and successful in higher education. Topics include an introduction to campus resources and academic policies; motivation and time management; study skills and learning strategies; critical thinking and problem solving; ethics, diversity and collaboration; information literacy and research. The course culminates with a semester capstone project. Elective credit only. Credit not allowed for both COLS 101 and COLS 103.

COLS 103 - Study & Learning Strategy. 3 Credits.

Offered at Missoula College. This course facilitates the development of skills needed to become competent and successful in higher education. Topics include management of classroom performance, time, and money; memory, listening and note-taking; reading and test-taking strategies; critical thinking and problem-solving; information literacy and research; ethics and diversity; stress management and healthy choices. Elective credit only. Credit not allowed for both COLS 101 and COLS 103.

COLS 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

COLS 295 - Peer Tutoring Training. 2 Credits.

Offered every semester at Missoula College, open to Missoula College or Mountain Campus students who have completed at least 1 semester in the course for which they will tutor. Prereq., consent of instructor. Meets in class 1 hour each week (online course supplement), with three hours of tutoring per week in supervised setting required after week 3.

COLS 394 - Peer Educator Training Seminar. 1 Credit.

This course focuses on establishing a base understanding of the peer educator role, equipping students with the knowledge and skill sets to triage common situations, and preparing students selected as Peer Educators for the COLS 194 first year experiences for work as instructional team members.

COLS 498 - Internship: Advanced Peer Educator. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Special internships under instructor supervision offering practical experience.