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GEN1003 - Lifelong Learning Skills

Course Description

Lifelong Learning Skills is a course designed to increase one’s success as a college student and as a lifelong learner. This course addresses the student’s need to develop holistically (spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially). Attitudes and skills that contribute to academic success, specifically understanding NBC as an academic, religious, and social culture, will have special focus.

Course Objectives

The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:

  1. Develop reading skills necessary for comprehension of text material.
  2. Describe the history of Nazarene Bible College and its role in the system of higher education in the Church of the Nazarene, and identify how the individual student fits into the college program.
  3. Identify and discuss personal strengths and needs as a student.
  4. Identify the elements of good note taking, study skills, and test taking skills.
  5. Prepare an effective time management plan that includes personal as well as professional activities.
  6. Prepare a workable plan for managing personal finance, including identifying sources of funding for education.
  7. Demonstrate library research skills of identifying appropriate indexes, interpreting Library of Congress call numbers, locating assigned materials online, arranging pertinent information in appropriate bibliographic format, and identifying the major types of materials necessary for a minister's library.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize, analyze, reason logically for discernment, assessment, and problem solving and live with ambiguity.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to analyze the validity of arguments and to identify their presuppositions and consequences.

The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:

  • Ability to reason logically for discernment, assessment, and problem solving. (CP5)


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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