UCSP 615: Orientation to Graduate Studies (0 credits)

(Required within the first 6 credits of graduate study for all new graduate students.) An introduction to the skills and techniques needed to successfully complete a graduate program at UMUC and handle the scholarly challenges encountered in graduate school and beyond. Focus is on developing a skills "toolbox" that includes learner-readiness assessments, tools for studying in the online environment, and techniques for using library and information resources to effectively conduct and present research. Strategies for taking ownership of academic and professional success, goal setting, time management, critical thinking, and ethics and integrity are also covered.