SAHE515 - The U.S. College Student

Course Details

Course Code: SAHE515 Course ID: 5062 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The U.S. College Student is a study of the characteristics, needs, and goals of college students as they vary across the nation according to student demographics and institution types. The course will involve a consideration of campus environments, curriculum, sociocultural factors, and financial and political issues, and other influences on the student experience. Implications for Student Affairs practice, educational attainment, and student development will be discussed. (Prerequisites: SAHE510)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/24/2023 - 09/29/2023 10/02/2023 - 11/26/2023 October Fall 2023 Session B 8 Week session
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Assess the diversity of students within higher education in the United States

2. Evaluate the intersections between demographic variables, institutional type, and student success

3. Apply research and theories about the multiple processes that occur while students are in college

4. Recommend how to work with college students to increase their success

5. Diagram course content to one’s own experiences as college students

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00%
W1: Today's College Student 2.50%
W2: Campus Culture 2.50%
W3: Gen Z Goes to College with Everyone Else 2.50%
W4: The Different Kinds of Students Today 2.50%
W5: First Generation College Students 2.50%
W6: Campus Organizations and Student Life 2.50%
W7: Underrepresented Students 2.50%
W8: The Student Affairs Profession 2.50%
Final Assignments 50.00%
Promoting Student Learning and Development Project 25.00%
Analyzing the College Experience Final Paper 25.00%
Formative Assessments 30.00%
College Choice and Campus Culture Reflection Paper 15.00%
Personal Reflection Letter 15.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.