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Freshmen Learning Community Last Updated: August 23, 2019
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Course Description

The Bobcat Business Learning Community Seminar, UC 1900, is designed to assist in the engagement of first-year students and serves as the primary integrating factor of the Copeland Core, a required, four-course learning community for all incoming college freshmen. This course provides a weekly, small group setting that allows students to more fully discuss the learning objectives of the Copeland Core’s other courses (BA 1000, BA 1100, and BA 1500) and to have a successful, positive transition to Ohio University. It also provides a weekly setting for students to support each other as they progress through the first semester of college and to become familiar with the resources, activities, and support systems available in the college, university, and Athens community. The seminar is also designed to begin building a sense of professionalism, pride, and community among the college’s students, faculty, and staff.

Ohio University Learning Objectives
  • Develop an awareness of campus resources available to support students at Ohio University;
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of getting involved in leadership, service, and development activities, including an awareness of organizations and activities available on campus and in the community;
  • Gain an understanding and working knowledge of Ohio University’s policies and procedures, academic programs, expectations, and opportunities for student development;
  • Participate in assessment and reflection activities to be better understand personal interests, skills, and values in relation to goal-setting, identifying majors, and life/career planning issues; and
  • Participate in and help facilitate the development of a support system among the instructor, peer mentor, and students, including participation in study groups and other class-related activities

College of Business Learning Objectives
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the COB Advantage (Learn. Apply. Transform) – a four-year personal and professional development strategy to reach academic and career-related goals;
  • Emphasize the importance of credibility, ethics, and professionalism;
  • Begin developing critical skills needed to succeed in today’s global economy, including communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, multi-cultural awareness, leadership, and career management;
  • Strengthen your professional presence and begin building a sense of pride and community among the college’s students, faculty, and staff;
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of maintaining an awareness and knowledge of current events and major trends affecting business; and
  • Interact with fellow students and faculty members to begin developing a personal business network

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