IS 50: Summer Bridge is meant to help prepare students for their first semester at KCC. This course includes the study of resources available to students at KCC, college-level study skills, non-cognitive affective success skills, and the use of technology to create, manage, and share files.
Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
This course is a comprehensive first-year experience course for new students. This course takes a place-based approach, in which students are encouraged to explore connections between their personal and cultural identity, their community, and the college. Students will learn about college resources, study skills, and psycho-social skills that contribute to college success. Students will apply their academic skills by collaborating with a community organization and developing a service-learning approach to a relevant community issue.
Class Hours3 lecture
Semester OfferedFall, Spring
This course is designed to assist students in the transition to college. In this course you will learn proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success.
Major topics include study techniques, campus resources, and the development of attitudes, values, and beliefs that foster success.
Class Hours1 lecture
Semester OfferedFall, Spring, Summer
This course will introduce students to the process of career exploration and enhance students' knowledge and skills regarding personal finance to increase financial literacy. Students will assess their own abilities, interests, and values, and then apply this self-knowledge in their choice of major and career. Students will learn the financial planning process and evaluate their money management attitudes and behaviors.
Class Hours1 lecture
This course is a place holder course for students who study abroad on an exchange program for a semester or for an entire academic year. Students going on the exchange program will register for this course (1-15 credits) and pay only their home campus' tuition. Upon returning to Kaua'i CC, students are responsible for submitting the course syllabi and transcripts from the host institution to the admissions office for the courses taken abroad to be articulated with courses offered by UH. After the courses are articulated, students will receive equivalent UH credit for the courses taken abroad while this course will remain on the transcript but will show zero credit.
credits1 - 15
Instructional hours will vary according to courses taken at the host institution.
Approval of instructor.