2004-2005 Interdisciplinary Course Descriptions

2004 - 2005 Interdisciplinary Course Descriptions



College Success: Orientation to College


This freshman seminar provides a general orientation to Westminster resources, policies, and procedures as well as an opportunity to meet other new students, staff and faculty. Students are introduced to college offices and services, explore career options, develop time management and test-taking skills, and participate in a class service project. Class meets for the first half of the semester, followed by individual contact and special activities. A wrap-up session at the end of the semester helps students evaluate personal progress during their first semester of college.



Choices: Career Planning


Teaches career planning and development skills. Course covers the following areas: identifying personal interests, values, and abilities relevant to the world of work; identifying and researching majors/careers that might match those characteristics; and developing the decision-making and job-search skills necessary in making a satisfying occupational choice and finding a job in that field. The course is taught on a credit/no credit basis.



Prior Learning Workshop


Aids students in preparation of a portfolio for the assessment of prior learning. Under the direction of an assessment specialist, students document and verify their appropriate skills and competencies for inclusion in a portfolio worthy of consideration for college credit. This course is taught on a credit/no credit basis.



Special Topics: Travel Study Tours


An intensive field trip experience held during May Term. Students and faculty advisors invite alumni or others to join them in visiting other regions of the U.S. or a foreign country. Tour leaders are drawn from several programs at the college.



Career Shadowing


A May Term course offering students the opportunity to follow a professional in a selected field in anticipation of a possible career in that field. Participating professionals are contacted by the Career Resource Center for clearance of assignments. Available only to those students who preregister. This course is taught on a credit/no credit basis and may be taken more than once for credit.