ST-100: Introduction to College Life

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ST-100 Introduction to College Life

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 10 hours per semester

Credits: #

Course Description in college catalog:

Open to all members of the College community and required of all new freshmen. Note: This course is mandatory for all full-time incoming freshman. A passing grade for ST-100 is required in order to register for the following semester.

Designed to introduce new students to Queensborough. College life and College procedures examined. Students given information regarding academic programs and curriculum requirements, and resources available to them on campus. Career development processes explored, and decision-making skills analyzed, study skills and library component included. Taught by members of the Department of Student Affairs.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:


General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Describe retention standards and college policies as listed in the Catalog

Navigate e-Learning platforms

Use various tools to reflect competence in Time Management

Use Career exploration tools for decision-making

Identify academic requirements as per their curriculum

Discuss mental health issues including action to take in emergencies

Program-specific outcomes


Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

The course is assessed by a survey administered to all sections. 

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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