CSP 101 - Comprehensive Studies Program: Our History of Academic Success
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
Department: LSA Comprehensive Studies
With permission of department.
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Since its inception, Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) has been instrumental in fostering diversity at the University of Michigan. In this 1-credit course, students have an opportunity to learn the history behind the development of this program. We look at the movements that lead to the creation of this program, and how the mission has evolved over time. We examine how the definition of success has changed, and how CSP has changed with it. We look at transition from high school to the University of Michigan, identity development, self-authorship, and social justice. We address factors, both cognitive, and non-cognitive, that impact success, such as time management, study skills, and stereotype threat, and look at ways to improve student learning outcomes. We explore how the definition of diversity has expanded beyond race over the years, and how CSP uses research based success strategies to work with today's diverse population. It is our hope that students will leave this course having a firm understanding of how CSP supports the University of Michigan's mission, and how CSP as a Michigan Learning Community fosters engagement with the program and the University.

Course Requirements:

This is a required course for all first-term Comprehensive Studies Students who did not attend the Summer Bridge Program.

Intended Audience:

First-term CSP students (first-year; transfer students) and CSP affiliates

Class Format:


CSP 101 - Comprehensive Studies Program: Our History of Academic Success
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001 (LEC)
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (LEC)
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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