Success Courses

STU 101  First Year Experience  (0)  

Unconditionally admitted students with less than 24 earned hours must take STU 101: First-Year Experience Course. Students will achieve course objectives related to their overall adjustment to being a successful student at JSU. Topics discussed include how to: declare a major and develop a relationship with an academic advisor, understand components of MyJSU, know and understand JSU policies, participate in the common reading program, learn and become active in JSU activities for students, understand and develop appropriate behaviors for a college student, become familiar with student services, and acquire knowledge and skills necessary to prosper as a JSU student. This course is mandatory for all unconditionally admitted students with fewer than 24 accrued hours. Beginning with the third attempt, and until the course has been successfully completed, a late registration fee of $100 per semester will be charged. Grade: Pass/No Credit.

LS 103  Reinforcing Reading Skills  (3)  

Individualized development of reading and thinking skills.

LS 104  Academic Success Skills  (3)  

Individualized freshman seminar providing supportive guidance in study skills, problem-solving, decision-making, and college adjustment. Open to freshman only. Grades: A, B, C, NC.  This course is mandatory for all conditionally admitted students with fewer than 24 accrued hours.

LS 106  Algebra Emporium  (0)  

Effective fall semester 2015, this zero-credit emporium is a mandatory laboratory for students who have received an "NC" in MS 100. The learning environment in the laboratory will be individualized and mastery-based to enable students to prepare for their first general-education mathematics course. Prior to the beginning of the next semester or term after an "NC" in MS 100, students must register for LS 106 and remain in the laboratory until they have mastered the objectives of MS 100, including if necessary, subsequent semesters or terms until the objectives have been met.

LS 108  Finite Emporium  (0)  

Effective fall 2017, this zero-credit emporium is a mandatory laboratory for students who have received an "NC" in MS 107. The learning environment in the laboratory will be individualized and mastery-based to enable students to prepare for MA 110 Finite Mathematics. Prior to the beginning of the next semester or term after an "NC" in MS 107, students must register for LS 108 and remain in the laboratory until they have mastered the objectives of MS 107, including if necessary, subsequent semesters or terms until the objectives have been met.

MS 100  Intermediate Algebra for Precalculus  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory score on the departmental placement test.

Operations and properties of real numbers, rates and proportions, units and measurement, elementary plane geometry, linear equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, graphing in the cartesian plane, systems of equations and inequalities, rational and radical expressions, and functions. May not be repeated. Institutional credit only. Grades: P, NC.

MS 107  Intermediate Algebra for Finite Mathematics  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory score on the departmental placement test.

Operations and properties of real numbers, rates and proportions, units and measurement, elementary plane geometry, linear equations and inequalities, exponents, graphs, and radicals. (May not be repeated. Institutional credit only.) Grades: P, NC.

LS 101 Fast Start Lab  (0)  

This zero-credit lab is mandatory for students who have been conditionally accepted to JSU through the Bridge Program. The learning environment in the laboratory will be individualized and mastery-based for additional instruction in the areas of algebra, writing, reading and first-year success. The objectives of this lab are tied to the courses offered in the Bridge Program.

LS 130  Critical Thinking Skills  (3)  

Individualized development of higher order thinking skills needed for academic study and career success.

LS 301  Academic Performance Management  (1)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of Instructor.

Realizing that fellow students can be effective teachers, the University offers academic credit to qualified students who serve as learning assistants in selected areas.

LS 302  Academic Performance Management  (2)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of Instructor.

Realizing that fellow students can be effective teachers, the University offers academic credit to qualified students who serve as learning assistants in selected areas.

LS 303  Academic Performance Management  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of Instructor.

Realizing that fellow students can be effective teachers, the University offers academic credit to qualified students who serve as learning assistants in selected areas.