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Developmental Education Courses

The Academic Skills Center's Developmental Education Program offers credit-bearing classes that introduce students to campus life, promote college learning strategies, and increase self-confidence. The following courses are offered:

GEN 100 Foundations for Academic Success (1-3 credits) assists students to make the most of their first year at UW-Eau Claire and lay a solid groundwork for continued success. Each course section is designed for special populations such as Collegiate Bridge, Commanding English, and Student Support Services students, etc.

GEN 102 College Learning Strategies (2 credits) develops reading and learning strategies necessary for success in social science and humanities courses. Student must also be enrolled in designated paired courses as co-requisites.

GEN 110 Strategies for Academic Success (1 credit) assists students in their academic, personal, and social development to improve academic performance and retention. Selected sections are designed for students experiencing academic difficulty but may also be taken by students who want to improve study habits. No co-requisite course is required.

GEN 201 Student Success Seminar (1 credit) assists students returning to the university on probation after suspension who want or need to return to good academic standing. No co-requisite course is required.

GEN 250 Academic and Career Exploration (1 credit) teaches students how to make informed choices about their education and potential career path. A variety of self-assessments are used to assist students in making these choices. No co-requisite course is required.

GEN 260 Graduate School Exploration (1 credit) is designed to help Student Support Services participants make informed decisions pertaining to advanced degrees and to maximize potential for lifelong professional development.

Enrollment requires registration in the designated co-requisite course (if necessary) and pre-assignment permission from the Academic Skills Center or from the instructor.


For more information, contact:
Melanie Baumgart, Coordinator
Developmental Education
Academic Skills Center
Centennial 2104
UW-Eau Claire


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