Social Sciences
Student Life Skills

Welcome to the Home Page of the Student Life Skills Web site operated by the Social Science Department of the Kendall Campus of Miami-Dade College. Student Life Skills (SLS) courses help the Miami-Dade student succeed in college. Provided in this site are links to or information about our SLS Courses, including the Course Descriptions. We also provide Assessment Resources, Career Resources and Study Skills Resources in the department.

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Student Life Skills Course Descriptions

SLS1106 First Year Experience Seminar 1 credit

This course is designed to provide students a forum for tansitioning into college. Students will learn to develop the skills required for success in college and beyond. This course is intended for first time in college students, who are aseeking an Associate in Arts degree program.

SLS1125 Student Support Seminar 3 credits

This course provides a foundation for gaining knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn specific social, cultural, psychological, and academic considerations that are known to impact student achievement. Students will also assess their competence in each of these areas, and learn strategies that will improve their overall student effectiveness.

SLS1505 College Survival Skills 1 credit

This is an introductory self-discovery course designed to help students make the transition to college. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary for success, including knowledge of academic policies and procedures, effective study strategies, and making sound academic and career choices.

SLS1510 Preparing for Student Success 3 credits

This course provides an orientation to college life and helps develop academic, career, and personal goals. Students will learn college success strategies, goal-setting, learning style assessments, as well as general and discipline-specific study skills in the context of various theoretical, practical, and experiential perspectives.



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