Student Leadership & Success Studies Courses

(Click on course names for descriptions and individual course websites)

(updated 11-16-16)

 

Student Leadership Courses

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SLSS 1200 - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful, personal leadership - the perfect follow up to your student success class. Build a lifelong foundation of principle-based behavior and habits.

See the SLSS 1200 Individual Course Page for more details

[See what Adam thought about this class]

“I have never been so consistently engaged in one class. The more I learned in this course, the more I wanted to work on becoming my best self. In 5 semesters, this has been the only class I’ve found long term value in. This is not a class where I simply work hard to do good on the final and then forget 95%. I’ve worked hard to actually APPLY the material, not just LEARN it. This should be a required class for all freshman. I am excited for my wife to take this course.” (Adam S., Spring 2014)


SLSS 1400 - Dimensions of Engaged Learning

This dynamic program allows students to demonstrate hands-on experience to potential employers, graduate programs, or other post-graduate pursuits. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a notation on their transcript, regalia cord, and recognition during graduation ceremonies.


SLSS 205G - Global Trends and You

Global Trends and You is a Global and Intercultural (GI) course which means students receive general education credit, not just elective credit, for it. In this course, you will examine what the world will look like in 30 years due to the influence of seven global trends (population, resource management, technology, information/knowledge, economic integration conflict, and governance).

See the SLSS 205G Individual Course Page for more details


SLSS 2200 - Leadership Mentoring I

Provides the theoretical base and hands-on training for potential UV Mentors. Examines leadership and mentoring techniques. Focuses on applying and practicing mentoring skills. Assists students in developing their own advanced learning system and explores methods for mentoring these skills. Introduces and applies important presentation skills. Includes highly interactive class discussions, group exercises, and oral presentations.

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SLSS 2300 - Leadership Mentoring II

Continues the development and practice of mentoring skills learned in SLSS 2200. Focuses on the development of practical mentoring and facilitation skills through course activities and individual mentoring assignments. Teaches the application of effective learning strategies and integration into the campus community. Emphasizes communication and leadership skills by integrating mentoring experiences and responsibilities. Includes large and small group dialogue and learning activities, field experience, case studies, student projects and presentations, written reflections and learning portfolios.


SLSS 240R - Leadership Mentoring Practicum

Allows UV Mentor to work with cooperating instructor to set goals and evaluate performance as a peer mentor in a UVU classroom (typically SLSS 1000). Provides opportunities to demonstrate mentoring and presentation skills. Features organizing study groups, service learning, and student life activities.


SLSS 281R - Internship

Provides supervised practical and professional experience for students via internships!

Success Studies Courses

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SLSS 1000 - University Student Success

Learn to use effective strategies for your success in college and life including goal setting, time management, and study skills. Get to know the UVU campus and make life-long friends.

See the SLSS 1000 Individual Course Page for more details

[See what Jesse thought about this class]

“SLSS 1000 has been my gateway into loving life, as opposed to just living it. My teachers and mentors have inspired me to start taking risks and utilize more of my potential. I have loved the level of involvement and interaction that takes place in each course. I've learned to be self-aware, to communicate effectively, and to appreciate all people for who they are." - Jesse T. on SLSS 1000 (Spring 2015)


SLSS 1050 - Library Research

Learn effective information-gathering and skills to prepare you for intensive research and writing projects you will encounter.


SLSS 1100 - Stress Management: Hardiness

Feeling Overwhelmed? Develop effective coping and stress management skills with the holistic approach of this course.

[See what Haleigh (UVU Student) thought about this class]

"When my life gets crazy, I think back to the SLSS stress management class and the skills I learned to help me handle it all." -Haleigh Maggard


SLSS 1190 - Power Reading and Learning Strategies

Discover how you learn best and how you can be more efficient and effective in understanding and remembering key information in college texts.

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SLSS 1195 - Speed Reading

Take your college reading to a new level by increasing your speed and comprehension.

[See what Samuel (UVU Junior) and Stephen (UVU Alumnus) thought about this class]

"Knowing that my brain is picking on up more than I ever imagined gave me a much needed boost of confidence! I learned that my mind and eyes can become a powerful information collector, not just a left to right word reader. In fact, you can train your mind to read left to right and up and down." Samuel, UVU Junior

"The course not only helped me improve my reading speed but also my ability to organize and retain information from assigned readings and lectures. I wish I would have started learning speed reading techniques in junior high or high school so I could become a master." - Stephen, UVU BSN
Graduate/Alumnus, current Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the University of Wyoming


SLSS 2100 - Major and Career Exploration

Are you undecided on your career or major? Come learn more about yourself and improve your decision making. Develop an action plan for graduation and beyond

See the SLSS 2100 Individual Course Page for more details


SLSS 120R - Testing Strategies for Educators

Testing Strategies for Teachers is a course designed for Elementary and Secondary Education Students to help prepare them to meet the requirements to be admitted into the education program and to receive state licensure. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation.

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See the UVU Course Catalog for detailed descriptions of SLSS courses


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