FlashTopics

Fall 2016 Destination Kent State FYE FlashTopics

All Kent State students are required to complete the university requirement: UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE. Enrolling in a FlashTopic section of UC 10097 allows students to connect with other students who share a common interest. FlashTopic sections will cover the same material as traditional UC 10097 courses, but will incorporate discussions, group activities and exploration related to a specific topic.

Let your advisor know if you'd like to take one of the FlashTopics listed below:

 
CONNECTIONS: SERVICE-LEARNING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

This Flashtopic will give students the opportunity to establish a deeper understanding of social justice issues affecting our communities and introduce them to the practice of creating social change through community-driven projects. As we learn by doing, these projects will emphasize systematic change rather than simply charity work. Students will be encouraged to make connections between traditional academic coursework, their personal and professional skills, and future goals. Finally, through reflective engagement we will discuss how to best employ our knowledge and skills in ways that benefit the efforts of our campus community and the community at large to aid those in need.

Instructor: Amanda Weyant
Meets for 10 weeks. 

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
21721 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE T 11-12:15

 
 
GET A FEEL FOR ONLINE CLASSES

Curious about what it’s like to take an online course? Want to explore the flexibility and convenience that an online course has to offer? This FlashTopic is offered 100% online with no scheduled class meetings. Although you are not physically in class, you will still experience the same quality of learning and opportunities to interact with your classmates while receiving the support needed to make a successful transition to the university. You will also gain an understanding of how the online Blackboard system works, the expectations of the university, and what it takes to make the most of your college experience.

Instructor: Brooke Varner
Meets for 7.5 weeks. Some in-person activities are required.

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
19828 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE 100% Online

 
 
COLLEGE TO CAREER: PLAN NOW, SUCCEED LATER

This FlashTopic will focus on helping students to identify and use tools and resources to make choices throughout their college careers that will help them succeed when they graduate and begin their professional careers. It may seem counterintuitive to do this at the very beginning of college but that is absolutely the best time to do so. This includes identifying the questions students should ask, how to seek answers to those questions and then how to take action to make it happen. Through activities and resources, students will look into issues such as: Does my desired profession pay well and have a good future? What courses and majors should I be taking? What can I expect from employers during interviews as I seek a job after graduation? What activities and experiences should I get during school to make myself attractive to future employers?

Instructor: Victor Berardi
Meets for 7.5 weeks. 

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
19815 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE MW 10-10:50
 
 
Contact:

Kristi Yerian
Assistant Director for FYE
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall
330-244-3278
kyerian1@kent.edu