The Ohio State University at Lima


Courses Designed for Academic Success

The courses below are designed to help students overcome academic barriers by giving students the opportunity to enhance and develop success strategies that can be used throughout their academic career.

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Arts & Sciences 2120: Information Search, Evaluation, and Use

You will develop skills that will allow you to critically evaluate information sources and to act as a responsible and ethical information consumer and creator. We hope you leave this course with an understanding of the complexity of the online information environment that you are a part of everyday. No matter your path in life, as long as you partake in sharing and creating digital information, the skills taught in this class will be relevant to your discipline and your career once you graduate. Many students have commented that they wished they’d taken this class their first year at Ohio State.

ESCE 2272- Seminar: Personal Growth to Increase Career Competencies

Designed to provide opportunities to assist in self-exploration of and clarification for more effective development beyond the level of average performance.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for EduPAES 270.02. This course is progress graded (S/U).

ESEPSY 1159 - Online Learning Strategies & Skills

This 2-credit, 7-week online course explores how to use the web for a successful college experience. You’ll learn how to use online tools for time management and organization, develop strategies for online learning, communicate and collaborate online, search for academic content, evaluate the usefulness of online resources, and stay motivated and focused.

ESEPSY 1259 - Learning & Motivaiton Strategies for College Success

The signature course of the Dennis Learning Center, helps students develop the academic beliefs and behaviors essential to success in college. More than just a study-skills course, ES EPSY 1259 helps students become strategic learners in the college environment. The 3-credit course is framed in educational psychology principles, and students learn both practical skills and the research that supports them.

ESEPSY 2059 - Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner

This class supports the transition to college and is intended for first-year, transfer, and campus change students. In this course you will develop motivation and skills to overcome recent academic hurdles and prepare for success in the future. The purpose of this course is to help you become a self-regulated learner—someone who creates effective plans, evaluates how well your strategies are working, and adapts your approach based on the results you’re getting. You will complete assignments focused on implementing action plans, building resilience, and applying strategies to succeed in your semester as a whole. You will also work closely with your instructor and classmates in an engaging classroom community.

Ohio State’s SpringForward program will cover the course’s digital textbook fee for all enrolled students. First-year students who take this course may be eligible for the SpringForward