Department of Learning Services

Department Head: Ms. Courtney Peppers

Houston Cole Library Basement

Learning skills courses assist students in developing their basic academic skills and their reasoning and studying skills. General elective academic credit is awarded for successful completion of learning skills courses.

LS 101  Fast Start Lab  (0)  

This zero-credit lab is mandatory for students who have been conditionally accepted to JSU through the Fast-Start Academy. The learning environment in the laboratory will be individualized and mastery-based for additional instruction in the areas of algebra, writing, reading and first-year success. The objectives of this lab are tied to the two courses offered in the Fast Start Academy, MS 100 Intermediate Algebra and LS 104 Academic Success Skills.

LS 103  Reinforcing Reading Skills  (3)  

Individualized development of reading and thinking skills.

LS 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.

LS 106  Algebra Emporium  (0)  

Effective fall semester 2015, this zero-credit emporium is a mandatory laboratory for students who have received an "NC" in MS 100. The learning environent 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.

LS 108  Finite Emporium  (0)  

Effective fall 2017, 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 MA 110 Finite Mathematics. Prior to the beginning of the next semester or term after an "NC" in MS 107, students must register for LS 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.

LS 130  Critical Thinking Skills  (3)  

Individualized development of higher order thinking skills needed for academic study and career success.

LS 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.

LS 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.

LS 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.