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College and Life Skills - Course Descriptions

CLSK 100 College & Life Skills 1R-0L-1C F
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will assist first-year students in acquiring skills that will facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college and will empower students to be successful at Rose-Hulman and beyond. Throughout the course, students will learn more about themselves as well as Rose-Hulman faculty, staff, and resources that will assist in creating a positive educational experience.

CLSK 122 English Language & Culture in Academic Texts 3R-3L-4C
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Reviews English grammar and introduces and develops deeper understanding of academic vocabulary. Familiarizes students with essential essay structures in academia. Introduces academic readings in select topics of academic concern in American socio-culture. The course does not satisfy any Rose-Hulman degree requirement.

CLSK 123 English Language in Academic Research & Composition 3R-3L-4C
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces students to formal research and composition of research papers. Strengthen students’ formal research and writing skills for research papers. Guides students through readings in academic journals and articles. The course does not satisfy any Rose-Hulman degree requirement.

CLSK 124 English Language & Culture in Academic Speech, Presentation, & Argumentation 3R-3L-4C
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Emphasizes fluency in spoken English. Rehearses academic vocabulary. Prepares students for academic presentations including technology. Develops students’ academic listening and note-taking skills focusing on topics of American socio-cultural study. Introduces students to Socratic discussion and argumentation. The course does not satisfy any Rose-Hulman degree requirement.

CLSK 125 English Rhetoric & Culture in Academia 3R-3L-4C
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Prepares students for full-length lectures in courses related to their majors, focusing on oral rhetoric devices. The course does not satisfy any Rose-Hulman degree requirement.