2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Oct 27, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OR 307S - Transfer Orientation Seminar

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
This course serves as an introduction to MSOE for transfer students who have completed at least 24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits at another college or university. The course usually is held on one Saturday early in the quarter. Topics that are typically covered include an overview of specific transfer programs, the MSOE computer system, the library, MSOE policies and procedures, campus resources, critical thinking, and multicultural diversity. (prereq: consent of an academic program advisor)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify policies, procedures, and resources that are applicable to transfer students for the library, computer center, and Registrar’s office at MSOE
  • Describe the academic program in which they are enrolled
  • Identify appropriate campus departments and resources for students
  • Identify a variety of academic management skills
  • Describe some aspects of diversity
  • Identify differences between engineering and engineering technology (EET and MET students only)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Program characteristics and curriculum; difference between engineering and engineering technology (EET and MET students only). (1.5 hour)
  • MSOE computers and computer system: policies, procedures, login, accounts, on-campus and remote access, other resources. (1.5 hour)
  • MSOE library: policies, procedures, and resources, including literature searches. (1 hour)
  • MSOE departments and resouces: Registrar’s office, bookstore, public safety including the shuttle service, financial aid, and student life. (1.5 hour)
  • Academic skills: study strategies, studying in groups, time management, and stress management. (1 hour)
  • Diversity: “melting pot” concept, tolerance for individual differences (0.5 hour)
  • Q/A, evaluation, and survey (0.5 hour)

Elizabeth Albrecht

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