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Peer Leader Courses
Enrollment and successful completion of any one of these courses in addition to attending one of the CNS PLA conference will result in earning 15 hrs of PLA credit (necessary for Level I certification).
NSC 109: Learning Assistant Seminar - this seminar is designed for undergraduate students serving as Learning Assistants in science and mathematics courses. The course will help you integrate educational theory, pedagogy, and collaborative learning and students' conceptions of various topics in mathematics and science. This is a seminar course where students are responsible for weekly readings and in-class dicussions. The main goal is to link your experiences to others as well as theory based on the Learning Assistant field placement.
CH372C: Chemistry Peer Mentors in Research and Teaching
Students work as peer mentors and assistants in the teaching of chemistry, with emphasis on developing instructional materials and laboratories that teach fundamental chemistry with real world data. Students mentor students for at least six hours a week in addition to other weekly meetings. meetings. May be taken for a letter grade no more than twice. No more than six semester hours may be counted toward a degree in chemistry or biochemistry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301 or 301H and 302 or 302H with a grade of at least B in each, and consent of the undergraduate adviser.
NSC 109 (Intro. to Peer Mentoring & Leadership):
This course is designed to prepare peer mentors working with first-year students in the sciences, liberal arts, and education. The course includes interactive lecture; opportunity to identify and work through ethical choices as a peer leader, application techniques for topics in leadership (conflict resolution, diversity, group dynamics, etc.), opportunity for collaborative work, and independent research. This course is required for all TIP peer mentors.