Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

Interdisciplinary Studies

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INS - Interdisciplinary Studies

INS-010: Peer Tutor and Mentor Training (1.5 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.5)

This course provides students with effective learning strategies and academic assistance techniques for peer tutoring and mentoring in a community college setting.

INS-010A: Tutor Training (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 108A and READ 053. This is a self-paced course to provide students with techniques and strategies for effective academic peer tutoring in a community college setting. Pass/No Pass Only.

INS-015: Advanced Training for Peer Tutors and Mentors (1.5 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: INS 010 This is an advanced peer tutor and mentor training course. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of tutors and mentors, as well as specific strategies to help students reach their academic and personal goals.

INS-030: Digital Study Strategies for Online and Onscreen Materials (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. Study without paper! This course teaches study strategies for digital materials and online course assignments. Topics include: reading and studying online textbooks, taking and organizing digital notes, communication strategies for blogs, wikis and discussion board posts, techniques for online group work, scheduling yourself to do online course homework, using virtual calendars to manage your time, and using electronic resources such as phone/tablet apps and Web 2.0 tools to personalize your learning. Pass/No Pass Option.

INS-947: Supervised Tutoring (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Corequisite: Enrollment in the course or courses (other than INS 947) at Mission College for which tutoring is sought. This 0 unit open entry/open exit course provides learning assistance in the form of tutoring. Students will be assigned to tutoring by an instructor or counselor based on an identified learning need. For more information, contact the Academic Support Center in room SEC-154 Pass/No Pass Option.

INS-949: College Study Skills (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite ESL 960RW Advisory Eligibility for English 905. This course is designed to improve students' study skills. After an assessment of needs, the students work on specific study strategies and techniques including studying from textbooks, taking notes, preparing for tests, managing time, and using campus resources effectively.

INS-950: Academic Achievement (Min Credits: 0.0)

Corequisite:Students must be enrolled in a Mission College or Community Education course. This open entry/open exit course is intended for students who need help with academic skills related to other courses they are taking at Mission College. Topics may include learning strategies, writing, reading, oral/aural skills, computational and logic skills for science and engineering, and/or study skills. Pass/No Pass Option.

INS-960: Academic Strategies (Min Credits: 0.5)

This open entry/open exit course consists of individualized instruction. Students work regularly with an instructor to identify and practice a variety of academic skills. Students receive individualized assessment and a personalized curriculum to further skill-building in the following areas: learning strategies, writing, reading, oral/aural skills, computational and logic skills for science and engineering, and/or study skills. Students hold regular meetings with the instructor as well as complete lab hours in the learning assistance center. Pass/No Pass Option.

INS-990: Conversation Skills Development for Non-Native English Speakers (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

This noncredit course focuses on communication practice for home, work, community and educational needs. Activities are aimed at the intermediate levels of ESL. Students at any conversation skill level are encouraged to join.