FYEX-FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

FYEX 1110. First-year Seminar

1-3 Credits

This course is designed to help students achieve greater success in college and in life. Students will learn many proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. Topics may include career exploration, time management, study and test-taking strategies to adapt to different learning environments, interpersonal relationships, wellness management, financial literacy, and campus and community resources.

FYEX 1112. The Freshman Year Experience

3 Credits (3)

An introduction to the university and its resources; emphasis on development of academic and personal skills that enable freshmen to become successful learners. Restricted to: Main campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Freshman Standing Only.

FYEX 1116. Managing Your Money

1 Credit (1)

Principles and strategies for effective money management. Includes financial goal setting, both short and long term. Explores the relationship between career and income earning potential. Explores issues of credit and debt management and prevention of identity theft.

FYEX 1117. Financial Literacy Money Matters

2 Credits (2)

This course will cover a variety of financial literacy topics ranging from budgeting to student loan repayment. This course is designed to assist students in becoming more financially literate. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

FYEX 1130. Academic Skills for Mathematics

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Emphasis on study skills for success in math, up to the calculus level, tailored to meet individual student needs. Topics include test preparation strategies, efficient time management and practice methods, and introduction to and practice with learning software. Consent of instructor required.

FYEX 1131. Personal Learning Skills I

1-3 Credits

Individualized programs for self-improvement in skill areas necessary for academic success in the university environment. Each course to bear an appropriate subtitle. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Graded S/U.

FYEX 1132. Academic and Personal Effectiveness

2 Credits (2)

Learn academic self-analysis skills through the application of study and learning techniques to current course demands. Exposure to a variety of topics which enhance university and life-long learning.

FYEX 1133. Academic Reading and Study Skills

1-4 Credits

Introduction to and practice with strategies for effective reading and studying at the college level. Provides laboratory.

FYEX 1134. Speed Reading

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to strategies and techniques for increasing reading rate and comprehension related to academic areas.

FYEX 1140. Career Exploration

1 Credit (1)

Survey of careers possible with community college associate degrees. Information on how to make a career choice.

FYEX 1141. Career Explorations and Planning

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed to increase the likelihood that individuals will successfully navigate the challenges they face when making college major and related career choices. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

FYEX 1160. Tutorial

1-3 Credits

Development of specific skills required for college courses, such as note-taking, listening, and test-taking. To be taken in conjunction with a regular designated college course.

FYEX 1170. NMSU Gospel Choir

1 Credit (1)

Students will gain performance experience and exposure to urban contemporary gospel music. Open to all majors. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to: Main campus only.

FYEX 1995. Preparing for Cooperative Education & Internship

1 Credit (1)

The Cooperative Education Course provides students with a comprehensive overview of career-related topics designed to assist with securing Cooperative Education and Internship employment. Students learn about philosophies and approaches to resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job searching, networking, and professionalism. A primary focus of the course is on experiential learning where students have opportunities to practice and implement course concepts including interviewing, networking, job searching, and document creation. In addition to exploring topics related to Cooperative Education and Internship, the course is designed to provide students with tools and strategies for successfully navigating the transition from student to employee. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit). Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

FYEX 1996. Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Covers specific study skills and critical thinking topics. Specific sub-titles to be listed in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

FYEX 2111. Critical Thinking Skills

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to critical thinking processes. Develops higher order thinking necessary to evaluate clearly, logically, and accurately one s academic and life experiences. Practical emphases on assertive thinking and perspectives. Prerequisite(s): CCDE 110 N

FYEX 2994. Prior Learning: Professional Portfolio

1-6 Credits

Creating a portfolio that outlines professional and educational experiences. Life skills and education learned through workplace training and non-traditional education experiences will be evaluated for consideration of awarding college credit. Students will draft a life history paper, prepare a professional resume, assemble supporting documentation and evidence in support of their petition to receive college credit for prior learning. Culminating activities will include an oral presentation of the portfolio contents. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): CCDE 110 N or equivalent.