Student Success (SSC)

SSC 101  First Year Experience  (0)  

College integration seminar providing supportive guidance to students in transition from high school to college. Topics discussed include how to: utilize JSU’s learning management system and other online tools, identify potential careers and develop a relationship with an academic and career advisor, know and understand JSU policies, participate in the common reading program, become active in JSU activities for students, become familiar with student services, and acquire knowledge and skills necessary to prosper as a JSU student. Required for all first-time freshmen. Students aged 25 and older are exempt. Grades: Pass/No Credit.

SSC 103  Literacy Analysis I  (3)  

Individualized development of reading and thinking skills. Grades: A, B, C, NC.

SSC 104  Academic Success Skills  (3)  

Individualized freshman seminar providing supportive guidance in study skills, problem-solving, decision-making, and college adjustment. Open to freshman only. Grades: A, B, C, NC.

SSC 106  Algebra Emporium  (0)  

This zero-credit emporium is a mandatory laboratory for students who have received an "NC" in MS 100. The learning environment in the laboratory will be individualized and mastery-based to enable students to prepare for their first general-education mathematics course. Prior to the beginning of the next semester or term after an "NC" in MS 100, students must register for LS 106 and remain in the laboratory until they have mastered the objectives of MS 100, including if necessary, subsequent semesters or terms until the objectives have been met. Grades: Pass/No Credit.

SSC 108  Finite Emporium  (0)  

This zero-credit emporium is a mandatory laboratory for students who have received an "NC" in MS 107. The learning environment in the laboratory will be individualized and mastery-based to enable students to prepare for MS 110 Finite Mathematics. Prior to the beginning of the next semester or term after an "NC" in MS 107, students must register for SSC 108 and remain in the laboratory until they have mastered the objectives of MS 107, including if necessary, subsequent semesters or terms until the objectives have been met. Grades: Pass/No Credit.

SSC 110  Leadership Lab  (1)  

Communication skills, computer literacy, and leadership strategies for student and professional success. Grades: A, B, C, NC.

SSC 120  Career Planning Skills  (1)  

Individualized instruction in self-analysis of abilities, achievements, and interests to develop career goals and plans. Various career opportunities will also be explored.

SSC 130  Literacy Analysis II  (3)  

Individualized development of higher order thinking skills needed for academic study and success across multiple types of literacy. Grades: A, B, C, NC.

SSC 210  Resident Assistant Seminar  (1)  

Seminar for resident hall assistant providing experience in developing community, working with college students, and understanding the purpose and scope of resident halls.

SSC 211  Leadership House for Women Seminar  (0)  

This course will combine academics with outside-of-the-classroom learning. Students will live together in the Leadership House for Women and evaluate leadership and personal development. The course will incorporate readings, in-class and online discussions, service learning, group work, simulations, critical reflections, and lectures to expose students to a wide range of leadership concepts and models. Students will examine leadership on three levels: self-leadership, collaborative leadership, and leadership for change within the community. Over the course of the semester, each student will develop their philosophy of leadership and engage in the practice of socially responsible leadership. Grades: Pass/No credit.

SSC 212  Leadership House for Women Seminar II  (0)  

This course will combine academics with outside-the-classroom learning. Students will live together in the Leadership House for Women and evaluate leadership and personal development. This course will incorporate readings, in-class and online discussions, service learning, group work, simulations, critical reflections, and lectures to expose students to a wide range of leadership concepts and models. Students will examine leadership on three levels: self-leadership, collaborative leadership, and community leadership. Over the course of the semester, each student will develop their philosophy of leadership and engage in the practice of socially responsible leadership. Grades: Pass/No credit.

SSC 301  Academic Performance Management  (1)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of Instructor.

Realizing that fellow students can be effective teachers, the University offers academic credit to qualified students who serve as learning assistants in selected areas.

SSC 302  Academic Performance Management  (2)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor.

Realizing that fellow students can be effective teachers, the University offers academic credit to qualified students who serve as learning assistants in selected areas.

SSC 303  Academic Performance Management  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of Instructor.

Realizing that fellow students can be effective teachers, the University offers academic credit to qualified students who serve as learning assistants in selected areas.

SSC 304  Paraprofessional Training  (3)  

This course includes the choice of one of two training modules. One option involves training for students as peer educators in tutoring or assisting other students with life adjustment issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and sexual harassment. The second option involves training for students serving as orientation leaders in knowledge of self, campus, orientation consumers, listening skills, public speaking, and decision making.

SSC 306  Advanced Paraprofessional Training  (3)  

This course includes the option of one of two training modules. The first option involves advanced training for students serving as peer educators in tutoring or assisting other students with life adjustment issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and sexual harrassment. The second option involves advanced training for students serving as orientation leaders. Gives students opportunity to enhance leadership, organizational, and human relations skills through supervisory responsibilities.

SSC 307  Advanced Leadership Development  (3)  

Students in this course will work directly with the instructor to develop a comprehensive training program for future student leaders. The students will have the opportunity to explore leadership styles and implement those into a training program for future leaders as well as evaluate their own leadership strengths and weaknesses.