The College of Southern Maryland is offering a pre-semester course specifically for veterans and taught by a veteran. The course, Making Connections: A First Year Seminar for Veterans (IDS-1010), led by CSM Business and Technology Professor William Morton, will meet Aug. 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Designed to help newly separated or transitioning veterans prepare for the fall semester and adjust to the college experience, the course actively engages students through group discussions and presentations each class period. Students will learn skills such as time management, research planning and critical thinking that will benefit them in future college classes. In addition, student-veterans will develop education plans and an e-portfolio to archive their work. With successful completion of the class, students will earn three general education credits in interdisciplinary studies/emerging issues.
Veterans who are interested in registering for fall classes and the First Year Seminar must meet with an advisor and register by Aug. 8. Normal tuition and fees will apply and qualifying veterans can use their VA Education Benefits if they choose to, according to CSM Veterans Affairs Coordinator Robert Henry.
Making Connections: A First Year Seminar for Veterans Only (IDS-1010-119791). 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 11-15. College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Learning Resource (LR) Center, Room LR-206, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. This pre-semester course will help student veterans adjust to the college experience and prepare for the fall semester. Students will learn various success skills, including time management, research planning and writing and speaking skills. With successful completion of the class, students will earn three general education credits. Students must meet with an advisor and register by Aug. 8. Tuition/fees. Contact CSM Integrative Learning Center Director Michelle Simpson at MSimpson@csmd.edu or Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-934-7574.